2020 - 2021 Psychoanalytic Student Seminars

Jane Reingold, MFT, Chair

These seminars are offered as a community service intended to supplement local training with psychoanalytic clinical instruction. The courses are offered free of charge to pre-and post-doctoral psychology interns, psychiatry residents, and pre-licensed MFT and social work interns currently in clinical placements.

Course Title: Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with Queer & Gay Men: Developmental, Clinical, & Cultural Considerations
Dates: Wednesdays, October 7, 14, 21, 28; November 4, 2020
Time: 07:30pm - 09:00pm
Instructor: Gary Grossman, PhD
Location: Online via ZOOM
Program Fee: Free

Readers Fee is not included
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To Register: Registration will be available shortly.

This seminar will present a contemporary psychoanalytic perspective for working with queer and gay identified men in psychotherapy. The essentialist perspective on gender identity and sexual orientation inherent in traditional psychoanalytic theory will be critiqued. Recent psychoanalytic contributions addressing gay and queer male experiences will also be reviewed, with an emphasis on highlighting important developmental milestones. Experiences of intersectionality, including race, culture, class, and religion will also be addressed. We will view video clips from television and film that provide dramatic portrayals of gay and queer male experiences. The implications of psychoanalytic theory for gay and queer male patients will be examined in the literature and through clinical illustrations from the instructor and students

Readers Fee

Charges for reading material required for the seminars are not included in tuition. They are based upon copyright laws and change based on the content of the readers. The charges will be billed to you separately. Please submit your registration two weeks in advance in order to receive reading materials before the course starting date.