FALL 2018

Atlanta Psychoanalytic Society Talk: "An Anti-Oppressive Approach in Psychoanalytic Work: Increasing Clinical Competencies with Trans and Gender Creative Patients"

Presented by Marco Posadas, MSW, RSW, FIPA

Saturday, December 8, 2018, 5-7:30pm

Executive Park 12

RSVP to nchase.lcsw@gmail.com

It is undeniable that trans people are targets for violence and systemic oppression at every level: intrapersonal, interpersonal, in their communities and within institutions. From murdering them to denying basic civil rights and human dignity, erasing trans people from public life is perpetuating violence towards trans communities, and in psychoanalytic institutions we have not been the exception. Historically, psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic thinkers have been well known for pathologizing trans and other gender creative experiences. Some examples of this are labeling trans people as psychotic (Millot, 1984), and categorizing non-binary gender identities as “confused”. These types of assumptions operate in the psychoanalytic clinician to push them to unconsciously participate in traumatogenic enactments when working with this population.

This presentation will provide an opportunity to increase clinical competencies when working with trans and gender creative patients to strengthen a therapeutic alliance. We will discuss how a return to Freud can be useful when trying to work from an anti-oppressive perspective in psychoanalytic practice with trans and other marginalized patients.


Lunch and Learn Presentation - Identifications and Displacements: Location the o(ù) in Uda Benyamina's Divines

Presented by Tiara J.

Monday, November 19, 2018 - 11:30am in Candler Library 207D


Kristeva on Disability

Presented by Dr. Ewa Plonowska Ziarek

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 10 AM at Bowden 216.


Panel Discussion: Psychoanalytic Reading and Critique

Presented by Drs. Dawne McCance and Ewa Plonowska Ziarek

Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 4 PM at White Hall 110. With reception to follow.