Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
Tuesday 7th June 2022 - 19:00 – 20:30 BST
Professor Alessandra Lemma – The Body One Has and the Body One Is
In this lecture Alessandra will give an overview of some of the clinical and ethical challenges we may encounter when supporting therapeutically individuals who identify as transgender. As well as giving a general overview, Alessandra will also share some more specifically psychoanalytic perspectives on transgender identification based on her work with both adolescent and adult transgender patients.
Bio: Professor Alessandra Lemma is a Fellow of the British Psychoanalytical Society and Consultant Clinical Psychologist at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families. She is Visiting Professor, Psychoanalysis Unit, University College London and was Visiting Professor, Istituto Winnicott, Sapienza University of Rome and "Centro Winnicot", Rome until 2020. For many years she worked at the Tavistock Clinic where she was, at different points, Head of Psychology and Professor of Psychological Therapies. She was the Editor of the New Library of Psychoanalysis book series (Routledge) for ten years until 2020 and was one of the regional Editors for the International Journal of Psychoanalysis until 2018. She has published on psychoanalysis, the body, the impact of new technologies and trauma. Her most recent book is Transgender Identities (2021, Routledge) and her forthcoming book is: First Principles: Applied Ethics for Psychoanalytic Practice (OUP).
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Saturday 10th September 2022 - 15:00 – 17:30 BST
Karen Maroda: Conflict avoidance, enactment & negative countertransference
Why are therapists, including psychoanalysts, so conflict avoidant? And how does our reluctance to engage in conflict impact the therapeutic process. Guilt and shame over perceiving the patient in a negative light have contributed to the ongoing practice of minimizing or denying negative feelings toward patients. Yet patients themselves report greater benefit from treatment when the therapist’s feelings are expressed appropriately. Psychoanalysis seems to be moving more in the direction of waiting for enactment to take place rather than actively negotiating conflict and minimizing enactment. This position is justified using the argument that negative countertransference cannot be known until it is acted out, a concept that is not supported by either case reports or the neuroscience literature. Maroda argues for therapists’ responsibility for facilitating conflict, including using constructive self-disclosure to promote ongoing affective engagement.
About the presenter: Karen J. Maroda, Ph.D., ABBP, is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Medical College of Wisconsin and in private practice in Milwaukee, WI. She is board certified in psychoanalysis by the American Board of Professional Psychology, and a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the American Board and Academy of Psychoanalysis. The author of four books, The Power of Countertransference, Seduction, Surrender and Transformation, Psychodynamic Techniques, and The Analyst’s Vulnerability, as well as numerous journal articles and book reviews. She also sits on the editorial boards of Psychoanalytic Psychology and Contemporary Psychoanalysis. She gives lectures and workshops both nationally and internationally.
Friday 18th November 2022 – 18:00 GMT
Professor Brett Kahr
Event details tbc
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