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Gender and Sexuality: Clinical Issues in a Shifting Cultural Landscape

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May 4, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Gender and Sexuality:  Clinical Issues in a Shifting Cultural Landscape

 Dr. Danielle Egan, and Dr. Jane Snyder

Thursday, May 4 | 7:00- 8:30 PM


Over the last decade, we have witnessed a rise in the visibility of gender and sexual diversity in this country. These changes can be seen in popular culture, the law and everyday life. For example, there is increasing awareness regarding the lives and rights of transgender and gender nonconforming people as well as an understanding that sexual identities have eclipsed the previous categories of homo, hetero and bisexual. Recent research highlights the fluidity of sexual identities and practices. This workshop will explore the impact of this changing landscape of sexual and gender diversity on the clinician and clinical practice.  –More specifically, we will explore the complex feelings aroused in the therapist working with individuals expressing or struggling with a range of sexual and gender identities and the complex assessment of conscious and unconscious goals and conflicts.  As in the fall event, emphasis will be on the transference/countertransference dynamic.


Continuing Education Objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  1. Identify their countertransference reactions in encounters with individuals identifying as transgender or embracing alternative sexualities to the therapist’s own experience
  2. Discuss the importance of differentiating subjective versus induced countertransference feelings
  3. Explore how to consider and use induced feelings to understand the other, particularly the other’s transference
  4. Examine the complexity of factors in identity formation as a sexual and gendered person
  5. Explore conscious and unconscious influences on treatment goals in both therapist and patient

CE Target audience:  Psychologists (all levels), Social Workers, Counselors


Danielle Egan, Ph.D., Psya.D., Professor and Coordinator, Gender and Sexuality Studies, St. Lawrence University

Jane Snyder, Ph.D. Cert. Psya., President of BGSP and Training and Supervising Analyst

Fee:  Free or $20 per event for 1.5 CE’s/Clock Hours*



May 4, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


1581 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA 02446 United States
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