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LGBTQ Study Group: A Detailed Inqueery: In-sight of the Queering Gaze (Gays)

Date: May 4, 2016 8:30 pm

Dr. David Braucher, L.C.S.W., Ph.D., will explore how some key concepts from Laplanche and Queer Theory contribute to the interpersonal tradition of the detailed inquiry. These theories are applied to the analysis of an ostensibly heterosexual, cis-gendered, female patient anxious to achieve the hetero-normative goals of having a monogamous marriage and children conceived through intercourse. The concept of 'queering' implies the acceptance of the ubiquitous participation of the analyst’s subjectivity, while also appreciating how this particular gaze can liberate the patient from societally-imposed narratives alienating her from her incompatible self-experiences. Dr. Braucher argues that the alienation of our queer self-experiences does not facilitate but rather interferes with hetero-normative pursuits. Irreconcilable self-experiences in this case are misrecognized as doubt regarding the choice of a mate rather than appreciated as evidence of a more complex nonconforming series of self-experiences and identifications.


David Braucher, LCSW, PhD, is a Graduate of The William Alanson White Institute. He is on the Editorial Board of the journal Contemporary Psychoanalysis and Associate Editor of the blog Contemporary Psychoanalysis in Action. He has lectured at the NYU School of Social Work and written on relationships. He is in private practice in The West Village/Chelsea in Manhattan.

William Alanson White Institute
20 W. 74 St., 3rd floor


**All are welcome.**

**Pizza and prosecco will be served.**