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LGBTQ Study Group - via ZOOM - Playing Intersubjectively on the Transgender Edge

Date: Apr 1, 2020 8:30 pm
Details:

The LGBTQ STUDY GROUP of the William Alanson White Institute is meeting on Zoom!


To attend please use this link:

 

Presenter:

Sam Guzzardi, LCSW

Nicki Nicholas Nicole, Sam Samuel Samantha: Playing Intersubjectively on the Transgender Edge

Wed. April 1, 2020

8:30 - 10:00 pm

Via Zoom only

 

 

Description:

This presentation will describe how adult "play" served as a driver of relational therapeutic action with a patient whose gendered experience lived along the "transgender edge" (Hansbury, 2017).  Following a reading of Winnicott’s definition of play that conceptualizes play as a fundamentally intersubjective phenomenon, this paper links the therapeutic potential of play with adult patients to its relationality.  It will be argued that in this model of play, where two distinct subjects play together, each bringing independent histories and psychic structures to an interpersonal engagement, possibilities for relational therapeutic action expand.  In addition to questions of play and therapeutic action, this paper also addresses the expanding understanding of gender within the psychoanalytic community, paying particular attention to Hansbury’s work on the “transgender edge.”  Through the close examination of verbatim process material, the utility of play in making psychoanalytic meaning of softly assembled gender states—both with regard to masculinity and femininity as well as with regard to cisness and transness—will be explored.

 

Presenter:

Sam Guzzardi, LCSW is a psychotherapist in private practice and psychoanalytic candidate at the Institute for the Psychoanalytic Study of Subjectivity (IPSS). Trained at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College and at the Yale Child Study Center, Sam maintains a practice in New York City where he focuses on issues of gender, sexuality, identity, trauma and grief. Sam holds adjunct faculty appointments at the schools of social work at Fordham University and Hunter College. In 2018, Sam’s paper “’The only fag around’: Twinship needs in gay childhood” won the Candidate Award of the Psychology, Self, and Context journal and the 2020 Roughton Award. His first published paper, “Digital collisions: Crashing into a patient online” was featured in the 2019 issue of The Candidate Journal.

 

 

For inquiries regarding the LGBTQ Study Group please contact

Esin Egit, Ph.D. (Chair): e.egit@wawhite.org


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William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis and Psychology is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists. #CAT-0011.

 

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

 

Continuing Education Credits:

CE credits are calculated on a credit per course hour basis.