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“He/She…Me?: Understanding Gender & Shame in the Therapeutic Dyad”

“He/She…Me?: Understanding Gender & Shame in the Therapeutic Dyad”

Cathy Siebold, DSW

Friday, November 3, 2017

6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

80 Fifth Avenue
Room 1408,
New York, New York 10011

Developmental theory has tended to take a binary view of development. Male and female bodies are considered determinative of certain gendered ways of being and feeling. Accepting assumptions or myths about gender affects the way we think about and respond to clinical content.What are these myths and how might we conspire with them or challenge them in the treatment? Contemporary recognition of gender as a social construction, and like the individual as unique encourage us to question the degree to which the body informs psychic experience. Using case examples this workshop explores the way cultural myths about the body, particularly as they relate to the body and gender may lead to shame about the self concept.

Cathy Siebold, DSW trained at the Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis. Supervisor and Faculty at PPSC, Supervisor NYU Silver School of Social Work. She was supervisor and faculty at the Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis and the New Jersey Training Institute. She is past President AAPCSW, Past Board Member, China America Psychoanalytic Alliance. She has also taught at the Doctoral Program at Rutgers University and Smith College School of Social Work. Author of numerous articles on attachment theory, intersubjectivity, gender and the experience of loss, as well as a book on Hospice’s Evolution in this country. She is in private practice in New York City.

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