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Many of us are so accustomed in our work to accepting uncertainty and ambiguity, but when it comes to gender, there is a strong urge to categorize. Male or female? Can we think about what creates the urge to rely on binary anchors of male and female? What is it about trans or gender fluidity that creates dis-ease? What gives rise to such a strong sense of Other that many of us think that we must refer gender-fluid patients to “experts”? Through clinical vignettes, small group process and discussions, the aim of the workshop is to create a safe space in which we may recognize and explore our own reactions to the whole wide world of gender, enabling us to better accept uncertainty and ambiguity in gender.
A PDF of the background reading will be provided with your registration confirmation – Marcus, B.F. and McNamara, S. (2013). “Strange and Otherwise Unacceptable Actions”: Category, Conundrum, and Trans Identities. Journal of theAmerican Psychoanalytic Association, 61(1): 45-66.
At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:
Identify multiple variables that contribute to the formation of gender identity.
Identify their own countertransference reaction to gender fluidity.
Describe what characterizes a clinical listening stance that might enable a full exploration of our patients’ experience of gender.
This program is appropriate for clinicians at all levels of experience and offers 3 Diversity + LGBTQ CEs.
PLEASE NOTE: Recording in any form of this live streaming event is NOT permitted.
You will receive the instructions for connecting to Zoom in the week before October 18th.
About our Speaker:
Leslie F. Smith, MSW is a faculty member of the ICP+P Psychoanalytic Training Program and the CAPP Training Program as well as the Co-coordinator of Faculty Training. She is a graduate of the Psychoanalytic Training Program and is in private practice in Silver Spring and DC.
Cost and Registration:
$75 ICP+P Members $35 ICP+P 1st +2nd Year Members, Beginning Professionals, MITs and Graduate Student Members, Fellows, Unaffiliated Students $90 Non-Members
A refund for cancellation is available up to 10 days before the start date.
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.
* Leslie F. Smith, MSW, as presenter and planner, has informed us that she does not have a conflict of interest and has disclosed that she has no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests pertaining to this educational activity. Any references to “off-label” (non-FDA approved) use of medication, products or devices will be explicitly disclosed in the presentation.
CE Credit is granted to participants with documented attendance at individual workshops. Credit will not be granted to registrants who are more than 15 minutes late or depart more than 15 minutes early from a session.