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A Psychoanalytic Exploration of the Clinical Needs of LGBTQI Couples: "Pride or Prejudice!"

Start Date: Friday, December 7, 2018
End Date: Saturday, December 8, 2018
Location: New York, NY 10128
A Psychoanalytic Exploration of the Clinical Needs of LGBTQI Couples: "Pride or Prejudice!"
with Dr. Damian McCann

The focus of these two study days will be on exploring the clinical needs of gender and sexual minority couples. During the two days we will examine the particular challenges facing lesbians, gay men, bisexual, trans, queer and intersex people in couple relationships. The inherent tensions that exist for psychoanalytic practitioners relying on hetero and gender normative thinking as a guide to practice will also be explored, as will the incorporation and meaning of difference in our work with these couples. D’Ercole (2008) reminds us of the importance of working with unconscious processed in clinical work with same-sex couples as well as attending to internalized experiences relating to feelings of difference. Understanding the ways in which these differences play out in the therapeutic relationship between the couple and their therapist in regard to transference and countertransference phenomena will provide an additional aspect of the work.
Dates: Friday and Saturday, December 7th & 8th, 2018
Times: 9:30 am to 5:30 pm
Location: IPTAR 1651 3rd Ave #201, New York, NY 10128
Program Fee: $500 Regular Admission
Contact Hours: 13 CE credits
Damian McCann, D.Sys.Psych, is a couple psychoanalytic psychotherapist working as head of learning and development at Tavistock Relationships and adjunct faculty member of the International Psychotherapy Institute (IPI) Washington. He is also a consultant systemic psychotherapist working until quite recently in a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service and is an associate of Pink Therapy where he taught on the Diploma in Relationship Therapy for Gender and Sexual Diversities. He has a particular interest in working with same-sex couples and his doctoral research was concerned with understanding the meaning and impact of violence in the couple relationships of gay men. His most recent publications explore the meaning and management of open relationships and couples in transition where one of the partners is in the process of gender reassignment.
For more information, including a list of learning objectives and the reading list, or any other inquiries contact:
Tamar Schwartz psypsa@aol.com or
Cate Bottiglione eskinassistant@gmail.com.
Url: https://iptar.org
Posted: Tuesday, November 6, 2018
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