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W.A. White Psychoanalytic Society Colloquium: David Schwartz, PhD

Date: 9 2021 20:00

Psychoanalysis' Troubled Encounter with Gay Men:

How our Discipline Lost its Way

and How it May Find it Again

David Schwartz, PhD


Friday evening, April 9, 2021






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Through a consideration of personal, historical and empirical data, Dr. Schwartz will seek to understand how and why psychoanalysis strayed so far from itself in its treatment and theorization of the lives of gay men, and how it may avoid such harmful detours in its future. Perhaps paradoxically, Dr. Schwartz strives to apply empathy to those who stigmatized gay men and thus understand more deeply what led them to abandon, albeit transiently, some of the basic principles of our discipline.



DAVID SCHWARTZ, PhD, is a psychologist in private practice in Westchester and Manhattan. He received his PhD in psychology from the City University of New York and his Certificate in Psychoanalysis from the Westchester Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. Dr. Schwartz serves on the editorial boards of Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society, and The Gay and Lesbian Journal of Mental Health. He has written extensively on the subjects of sexuality and gender for the past thirty years.