Entrenched ideas about gender often limit how we understand a patient's gendered experience causing us to retraumatize the very people we mean to help. We may see "problems" in gender where they don't exist, or we may fail to see how gender causes a problem for a patient.
How do we listen to our patients with nuance and flexibility while keeping biases and blind spots from closing down crucial exploration?
No matter where our patients fall on spectrums of gender or sexuality, we need to overturn limited and limiting models of gender in the clinic.
This workshop will introduce ideas from contemporary psychoanalytic gender theory. Through lectures, case vignettes, and experiential exercises, attendees will come away more attuned to gender biases in both clinician and patient with an expanded understanding of what gendered subjectivity is and can be.
As a result of attending this workshop, participants will be able to:
Summarize foundational ideas and clinical insights of psychoanalytic gender theory;
Summarize gender-related biases and countertransference themes detailed in clinical literature;
Identify personal gender biases and blindspots;
Learn how gender biases and gendered assumptions may influence work with patients across gender expressions and sexual orientations;
Apply learned concepts to current cases.
Seminar appropriate for clinicians with all levels of experience. Who should attend: Social Workers, psychoanalysts, psychologists, psychotherapists, family and marriage counselors and mental health counselors.
Personalized CE certificates will be distributed at the end of events. Due to NY State requirements, persons arriving more than 15 minutes late or leaving more than 15 minutes early will not receive a CE certificate. Certificates are provided after each participant submits an evaluation of the workshop.
PRESENTED BY: Ali Shames-Dawson, MTS, MA is a SAT Project associate and an advanced doctoral student in clinical psychology with a foundation in relational and interpersonal psychotherapy and somatic/mindfulness practices, and a research specialty in sexual behavior. She received her undergraduate degree from Princeton University and a master's degree in theological studies from Harvard Divinity School. She is currently a doctoral candidate at The New School for Social Research.
COORDINATED BY: Michael Crocker, DSW, LCSW, MA is the founder of The Sexuality, Attachment, and Trauma Project as well as a private practitioner since 1997. He has a doctorate in clinical social work from the University of Pennsylvania where he studied the connection between out-of-control sexual behavior and insecure attachment. His recent publications are related to OCSB and Attachment and Affect Theory. Dr. Crocker is an adjunct professor for Touro College, Rutgers University and Iona College.
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