Saturday, September 28, 2019
Registration: 8:30-9:00 am
Program: 9:00 am-12:30 pm
Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza
One Veterans Place
Silver Spring, MD 20910

~with Mark Blechner, PhD~

Dr. Blechner will discuss gender and sexual fluidity, and how attitudes and social norms about sexuality and gender identification have changed over the last 50 years. In his clinically focused presentation, Dr. Blechner will address how this has led to changes in psychotherapeutic aims and practices, and he will outline countertransference dilemmas and ways that clinicians can use them productively.

Fulfills LGBTQ/Diversity credit requirement.

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.