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Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute & Society

Erotic Transferences: What Countertransferences Can Illuminate

Monday, March 14, 2016
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
2 CME and CE Credit Hours
Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute, 32841 Middlebelt Rd., Farmington Hills

Andrea Celenza, Ph.D. is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, and holds several faculty appointments. She has authored and presented numerous papers on the evaluation and treatment of therapists who have engaged in sexual misconduct and authored Sexual Boundary Violations: Therapeutic, Supervisory and Academic Contexts (Aronson, 2007). Her recent book, "Erotic Revelations" is on erotic transferences and countertransferences, using one's countertransference to further inform the treatment. She is in private practice in Lexington, Massachusetts.

The Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute is honored to have Dr. Andrea Celenza with us for the week of March 14th - 19th, 2016.

Please note: The March 14th event will include dinner prior to the paper presentation. Due to limited space, there are only 90 registrations available. Registration deadline is Monday, February 29, 2016. A $40.00 fee must be paid at the time of reservation. For information, please contact the office at (248) 851-3380.

Practice Gap/Need: Through the exploration of erotics in clinical process, this paper will address the many manifestations of erotic longing in psychoanalysis. Some form of erotic transferences of whatever shape, should make their way into every analysis, yet our theories have become desexualized to an extent that fails to prepare clinicians with the necessary armamentarium to cope with the level of desire and erotic material that is likely to emerge.

Participants will be able to:
1) Characterize the deficiency in our literature and theories of technique.
2) Identify erotic transferences in all of their manifestations.
3) Describe techniques for handling erotic transferences.
4) Discuss the varieties of meaning of erotic transferences.

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