Featuring Mark J. Blechner, PhD

Saturday, September 28, 2019
Registration: 8:30-9:00 am ● Program: 9:00 am-12:30 pm

Silver Spring Civic Building
One Veterans Place ● Silver Spring, MD 20910

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 ~Fulfills LGBTQ/Diversity Credit Requirement~

Attitudes and social norms about sexuality and gender identification are changing rapidly, both culturally and clinically. Please join us as Dr. Mark Blechner addresses how these changes impact psychotherapeutic aims and practices. In his clinically based presentation, Dr. Blechner will explore countertransference dilemmas and ways that therapists can use them productively. Several case presentations will be presented. This conference is geared toward therapists at all levels of clinical experience, and all degrees of familiarity with issues surrounding sexuality and gender.
At the conclusion of this conference, participants will be able to:
  1. Discuss issues of gender, sexual orientation, and sexual problems that are commonly seen in psychotherapy today.
  2. Analyze the influence of culture on these issues and explain how personal beliefs and attitudes affect clinical work.
  3. Prepare a strategy for educating yourself about sexual issues well beyond the training offered in mental health programs and describe ways of dealing with transference and countertransference dilemmas that affect such work.

This conference is appropriate for mental health professionals at all levels of experience and offers 3 LGBTQ/Diversity CEs.

About our presenter:

Mark J. Blechner, Ph.D. is Training and Supervising Analyst at the William Alanson White Institute, and Adjunct Professor and Supervisor at New York University. His latest book is The Mindbrain and Dreams: An Exploration of Dreaming, Thinking, and Artistic Creation (2018). He has published three other books: Sex Changes: Transformations in Society and Psychoanalysis (2009), The Dream Frontier (2001), and Hope and Mortality: Psychodynamic Approaches to AIDS and HIV (1997). In 2017, he published “The Clitoris: Anatomical and Psychological Issues” in Studies in Gender and Sexuality. He was the founder and director of the HIV Clinical Service at the White Institute, the only program at a major psychoanalytic institute to treat people with AIDS and their caregivers. He led a three-year private seminar on “Psychoanalysis and Sexual Issues.” He is former Editor-in-Chief of the journal Contemporary Psychoanalysis.

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Conference Fees:
Free for all ICP+P Members / MITs / Fellows
$105 for Non-members
$30 for Graduate Students

For more information or to request reasonable accommodations, email administrator@icpeast.org.
A refund for cancellation is available up to 10 days before the conference.

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4601 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 8
Washington, DC 20008

Continuing education credit: 3 CE credits available for full attendance. The Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis (ICP+P) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. ICP+P maintains responsibility for this program and its content. ICP+P is approved by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners to offer Category I continuing education credit. As our CE program receives oversight from a licensed social worker, the CE credits we award are highly likely to be recognized by licensing boards in Virginia and the District of Columbia. These continuing education credits meet the ANCC standards for nurses. Marriage and family therapists licensed in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia may submit these CE credits to their licensing boards. (Marriage and family therapists in other jurisdictions and licensed counselors should inquire with their local Boards regarding continuing education credit.) Attendees from the above professional groups will earn 3.0 CE credits for attending the CE activity. Full attendance is required to receive the designated CE credit. ICP+P is accredited by MedChi, the Maryland State Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. ICP+P designates this educational activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

* Mark J. Blechner, PhD and the planners have informed us that they do not have a conflict of interest and have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationship with any commercial interests pertaining to this educational activity. Additionally, the presenters have been instructed to disclose any limitations of data and unlabeled or investigational uses of products during this presentation. This presentation will not contain any references to off-­label (non-­FDA approved) use of products or devices.

CE Credit is granted to participants with documented attendance at individual workshops and completed evaluation forms for those sessions. Credit will not be granted to registrants who are more than 15 minutes late or depart more than 15 minutes early from a session. Please arrive at least 10 minutes before the scheduled start time to allow time to check in.