Mar 4
Saturday, March 4, 2023 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm online:
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The Winner of the 5th Annual Deanna Holtzman Interdisciplinary Essay Contest


Alex Colston

Pensacola, Florida

Saturday, March 4, 2023

2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

       2 CME and CE Credit Hours
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About the presenter: Alex Colston is an editor and writer and teaches psychoanalysis at the Brooklyn Institute of Social Research. He is co-director of the Psychosocial Foundation and deputy editor of the Parapraxis Magazine. He has written extensively on the relationship of psychoanalysis to history, politics and contemporary social issues.

Practice Gap/Need: This paper is based on a recent court case between Tavistock Clinic and the High Court in England. The author will utilize ideas of Lacan to discuss the place and role of the analyst/therapist in the treating trans patients and providing gender-affirming care. 

After attending this session, participants should be able to:

1.   Clarify issues about legal vs. psychoanalytic forms of trans care.

2.   Discuss new ways of talking about sex/gender/sexuality.

Physicians: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Psychoanalytic Association and Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ (1 credit equals 1 hour). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s)* to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

*Financial relationships are relevant if the educational content an individual can control is related to the business lines or products of the ineligible company.

Updated July 2021

PSYCHOLOGISTS:  The Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  The Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

SOCIAL WORKERS:The Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute is an approved provider with the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative.

The views of the speakers do not necessarily represent the views of the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute.

Please call Monica Evans at 248-851-3380 for additional information


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