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For Clinicians Only: The Influence of Identity Politics on the Analytic Process-CANCELLED
April 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pmPrepaid Cost: $30 – $45
Presented by Barry Miller, Ph.D.
Discussants: Stephen Kenneally, M.B.A., M.F.T.; Pamela Kirst, Ph.D.; Robert Moradi, M.D.; Wendy Wyman-McGinty, Ph.D.
As our present culture struggles (as all cultures do) to find what seem like the “truths” about our selves and our places in the culture, those most relate to these emerging ideas are enormously impacted by these assumptions of physical and psychology identity. The urgent need to bring in those who have been outcastes, our yearning for an understanding of the variance of sexualities and gender, are conditions that generate a tendency to coagulate a readily communicable identity, generating 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 interfere with the therapist’s ability to maintain an analytic attitude towards a patient’s exploration of their gender identity and sexuality;
- Give an example of how identity politics can interfere with a patient’s symbolic exploration of their gender identity and sexuality.
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.
Stephen Kenneally, M.A., M.B.A., M.F.T., is a Jungian analyst in private practice in Santa Monica. He previously worked in finance in NYC, and left Wall Street to train in bio-energetics, group counseling, and Jungian psychotherapy before returning to graduate school followed by analytic training. In addition to teaching at Antioch University, he is the in-coming President of the Jung Institute, where he also teaches and supervises.
Pamela Freundl Kirst, Ph.D., is a certified Jungian analyst and clinical psychologist who practices in Santa Monica. She is a writer and photographer and is particularly interested in the creative process and issues connected to the archetypal mother.
Robert Moradi, M.D., is a Jungian analyst at the C. G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles and a board-certified psychiatrist in private practice in Santa Monica. He is a clinical professor of psychiatry at UCLA School of Medicine. Currently, he teaches and writes on Jungian approaches to clinical practice.
Wendy Wyman-McGinty, Ph.D., A.D.T.R., is a Jungian analyst, clinical psychologist, and dance therapist in private practice in West Los Angeles, with an interest in the somatic aspect of analysis, and its relationship to the development of a symbolic process. Her work has appeared in Spring Journal, The Journal of Analytical Psychology, Authentic Movement, Vol. II, and Supervision in Dance/Movement Psychotherapy.
This program is part of the series Clinical Conversations.
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