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ZOOM ONLY: For Clinicians Only:
At the Intersection of Identity Politics and Analytical Psychology
April 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pmPrepaid Cost: $30.00 – $50.00
Presented by Barry Miller, Ph.D.
Discussants: Pamela Power, PhD, Judith Hecker, PhD, Stephen Kenneally, MFT
As our present culture struggles (as all cultures do) to find what seem like the “truths” about ourselves and our position in the culture, we must all relate personally to the emerging ideas that have enormous impact in generating pivotal assumptions of physical and psychology identity. Issues such as recognizing the urgent need to bring in those who have been outcastes, or our yearning for an understanding of the variance of sexualities and gender, are some of the conditions that generate a tendency to coagulate a readily communicable identity, offering a sense of knowing who one is and who is the other. The analytic relationship becomes an arena where these truths and emerging ideas are tested in terms of an individual’s own psychology. The ways in which we approach these current themes, how they emerge in the work, and how we maintain a psychological attitude in the presence of these tensions will be the focus of our discussion.
- Describe how identity politics can intersect with the therapist’s analytic perspective towards a patient’s exploration of their gender identity and sexuality.
- Give an example of how a “political identity” can interfere with a patient’s exploration of the individual self and its uniqueness.
Barry Miller, Ph.D., is a Jungian analyst and clinical psychologist in West Hollywood. In addition to serving as faculty at the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles, he lectures frequently on dreams, sexuality, and transference, and countertransference issues. In addition to presenting his work internationally, he has authored several articles on sexuality in the Journal of Analytical Psychology.
Psychologists/LCSWs/MFTs/LPCCs: The C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Nurses: The C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles is an accredited provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Registered Nurses may claim only the actual number of hours spent in the educational activity for credit.