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May 2024 Scientific Meeting

May 18 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Free – $25.00

Western New England Psychoanalytic Society

Scientific Meeting

 Saturday, May 18, 2024    4–6 pm

WNEPS members, WNEIP candidates and all students/trainees attend free
Non-members: $25 professional registration fee (includes CME/CE certificate with completed evaluation)
Online via Zoom (link will be sent via email the day before the event)


New Metaphors for Gender

Speaker: Oren Gozlan, PsyD
Discussant: Avgi Saketopoulou, MD

In this paper I turn to four memoirs depicting a different notion of transition that are grounded in gender but that suggest a wider world of experience.: physicality (age, illness, disability), sexuality and relationality. The memoirs I selected focus on the problem of the arts of transitioning: the way in which people make changes and make decisions because of the situation they are in. Some changes are accidental, some are consequences of desire. When we aestheticize it this way, memoirs provide us ways to understand what it means to think about the self as something that is created. In unpacking each narrative as unique figurations of transitioning, I show how each gives us a foothold into a new way of imagining gender. This approach bears on an urgent question: how can we translate the insights of this reading into a renewed clinical way of listening to gender, so that we are relevant to the patients that we are seeing?

Learning Objectives

  1. Attendees will be able to apply different notions of transitioning to a capacious understanding of gender, as a psychoanalytic object.
  2. Attendees will be able to describe gender as a creative process.
  3. Attendees will be able to explain the question of gender as an emotional situation.

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Presenter: Oren Gozlan, PsyD, ABPP, FIPA

Oren Gozlan is a clinical psychologist and a psychoanalyst in Toronto. He was Chair of the scientific committee at the Toronto Institute for Psychoanalysis and is now Co-Chairing the 2024 CPS National Congress. He is a member of the Committee for Gender and Sexuality of the IPA.  He is a lecturer at the University of Toronto (Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development), and teaches at the Toronto Institute for Psychoanalysis, the Toronto Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis, and the Canadian Institute for Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.   His book ‘Transsexuality and the Art of Transitioning: A Lacanian Approach’ won the American Academy & Board of Psychoanalysis’ annual book prize for books published in 2015. He is the winner of the Symonds Prize (2016) for his essay ‘Uncanniness at Wellesley College’. His edited collection titled: “Critical Debates in the Transsexual Studies Field: In Transition” (Routledge) was a runner up for the 2019 Gradiva Award. He is also the winner of the 2022 Ralph Roughton Award for his paper ‘Adolescent Ruthlessness and the Transitioning of the Analyst’s Mind’ (Published in JAPA) and the 2023 Miguel Prados Prize from the Canadian Psychoanalytic Society for his paper ‘Gender in Deep Time’.  He is currently working on a book titled: Theatres of erotic life: scenes of change and resistance.

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CME/CE Accreditation

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 Western New England Psychoanalytic Society. 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)™. 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.                     

This program is being reviewed for Continuing Education Credit hours by the NASW, CT to meet the continuing education criteria for CT Social Work Licensure renewal.

 A Certificate of Attendance for WNE Programs can be used to fulfill CE requirements for CT Psychologists.

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May 18
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free – $25.00
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Online via Zoom
CT United States


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