Rosemary Balsam, MD, is Training and Supervising Analyst, The Western New England Institute for Psychoanalysis; Assoc. Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Yale University; The Royal Society of Medicine, London; The International Psychoanalytic Association; The American College of Psychoanalysts; The Northern Ireland Assn. for the Study of Psychoanalysis; Editorial Board, Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association; 2001 and 2003—Annual Award for Best Paper, Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association; Elected: Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (London) 2012; and P.E.P. Archive Author Prize, 2010 and 2011.
Summary: This paper will touch on history and how our past is relevant for the present. Work of our first foremother, Margrete Hilferding (1911), and Karen Horney (1924-26), were examples of missed opportunities for our field’s then promising start in advancing psychoanalytic knowledge of females (and therefore of males). Some aspects of contemporary theoretical plurality with subtle erasure of the female body will be explored briefly, too, and thus our field’s continuing confusions due to a lack of in-depth sex and gender bodily information. A clinical vignette about the plasticity of the female body will demonstrate the complexity.
Educational Objectives: At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to: 1) identify overlooked aspects of our therapy with women patients, 2) better assess the effects of body image on the psychic state of the patient, and 3) improve assessment of patients' sex and gender issues.
CSPP is a local chapter of the Division of Psychoanalysis (39) of the American Psychological Association. Division 39 is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. 2 continuing education (CE) credits are available for this program. Division 39 maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Social workers can receive continuing education credit through NASW/CT. If CE credit is desired, please mark the appropriate box on the registration form and include the $3.00 fee as indicated. In addition, 100% attendance and a completed evaluation form is required to receive CE credit.
This program has been approved for 2 Continuing Education Credit Hours by the National Association of Social Workers, CT and meets the continuing education criteria for Social Work Licensure renewal.
Division 39 is committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in its continuing education activities. Participants are asked to be aware of needs for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program. If program content becomes stressful, participants are encouraged to process these feelings during discussion periods. If participants have special needs, we will attempt to accommodate them. Please address questions, concerns and any complaints to Ira Moses, Ph.D., at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Participants: The conference is appropriate for professionals interested in the practice of psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy. The instructional level of this conference is intermediate.
Refunds will be given in full if the Conference Registrar is contacted by November 16th.
Balsam, R. (2003) Women of the Wednesday Society: The Presentations of Drs. Hilferding, Spielrein and Hug-Hellmuth. American Imago; Vol. 60: 3 Fall 2003 pp. 303-343.
Balsam, R. H (2013) (Re)membering the Female Body in Psychoanalysis, J.A.P.A. Volume 61 Issue 3 June 2013 pp. 446-470.
Balsam, R. Chapter 11 "Some Implications for Theory" in Women's Bodies in Psychoanalysis, Routledge 2012.
The New Haven Lawn Club
193 Whitney Ave.
New Haven, CT 06511
Registration at 10:00 am and presentation at 10:30 am
Directions to the Lawn Club at 193 Whitney Ave, New Haven. From either north or south bound directions, take Exit 3 from I-91 and go straight 2 blocks on Trumbull and turn right on Whitney. The New Haven Lawn Club is 2 1/2 blocks on right just across from the Peabody Museum.
Please note: On-site registration is limited, depending on seat availability.