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This 8-week course meets on Wednesday evenings from 8-9.30pm
January 8, 22, 29, February 5, 12, 26, March 5, 12 2014
Clinicians of all backgrounds are often challenged by patients whose genders and sexualities differ from our own. This course will help clinicians develop intellectual facility and greater psychological comfort and flexibility with patients whose genders are cis, trans, androgynous or non-binary and whose sexuality spans the spectrum from asexual to gay or lesbian to bisexual. Clinically-near and geared toward the practical interactions of everyday practice, each class will cover the theory and application of a topic complete with clinical examples from the course directors experiences. Participants will be encouraged to present clinical dilemmas in their own work as they emerge in the course. The eight class topics will include: 1) Talking about sex, gender and sexual fantasy and taking a sexual history, 2) Different dyads in the clinical situation, self-disclosure and a patient-affirmative stance, 3) Gay and lesbian development from a psychoanalytic perspective - hiding, secrets and alternate Oedipal narratives 4) Coming out as a developmental stage and differences between coming out and finding out, 5) HIV/AIDS in patient and therapist-- dynamic issues of loss, mourning and sadomasochism 6) Issues in gay, lesbian and transgender parenting ;7) Understanding transsexuality, transgender, and transvestitism, 8) Bisexuality, fluidity and polymorphous perversity
The course is open to psychiatrists, clinical psychologists (with a PhD or PsyD), psychiatry residents and graduate students in clinical psychology.
Download the application here and return your completed application with non-refundable application fee to the address below.
There is a non-refundable application fee of $50 for graduate clinicians and $25 for trainees. Tuition for the course is $750 for graduate clinicians. Application fees will be applied to tuition.Tuition will be waived for trainees (application fee required).
Mail application with application fee to:
The Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research
1051 Riverside Drive, Box 63
New York, N.Y. 10032