Chicago Psychoanalytic Society

Co-Sponsored by the Institute for Clinical Social Work

Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018 – 7:00 PM-8:50 PM
Note the new location:
Robert Morris University, 401. S. State, 8th Floor Auditorium
Admission is free

 

On Learning to Think Queerly: Forging a Gender-Inclusive Model of Identity

Presenter: Christine Sterkel, MD

Discussant: Kate Schechter, PhD

In her talk, Christine Sterkel advocates that we as clinicians listen to genderqueer, or gender non-conforming, people with an expanded understanding of their inner experience.  She encourages us to lean into what is unfamiliar or strange, if it is, and to adapt so as to provide a kind of optimal responsiveness to anyone who walks into our consulting room.  Such a stance means embracing paradox, hearing entendre, tolerating uncertainty, inviting ambiguity, and asking for assistance from our patients to communicate in a useful and accurate way.  Dr. Sterkel also narrates her experience of working with a person who suffered profoundly by feeling limited in his body and looks at what it was like for him living inside it.  She discusses the painful and tumultuous process that led to his identifying as genderqueer.

Presenter: Christine Sterkel, MD, a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, is a Faculty Member at the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis and Rush Medical College.

Discussant: Kate Schechter, PhD, a social worker, medical anthropologist, and psychoanalyst, is Assistant Professor at Rush Medical College and a faculty member at the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis.  She is the author of Illusions of a Future: Psychoanalysis and the Biopolitics of Desire (2014).

Educational objectives:
After the presentation, the participant will be able to:

  1.  make use of a novel model of gender inclusivity, one that breaks open binary frameworks;
  2.  view gender dysphoria as no longer a diagnosis but rather a complicated consequence of a gender-body mismatch that may cause frustrated longings for a sense of internal cohesion despite disruptive misgendering.
Admission is free. No reservations are required.  Continuing Education Credits are offered exclusively to Society members in all membership categories.

 

 

Accreditation Statement

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 the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis. 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 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Psychologists: The Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis is approved as a continuing education sponsor for Psychologists by the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. The Institute designates this continuing education activity as earning 2.0 hours of Continuing Education for Psychologists. CE Sponsor License #268.000091.

Social Workers: The Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis is approved as a continuing education sponsor for social workers by the Department of Professional Regulations of the State of Illinois. The Institute designates this continuing education activity as earning 2.0 hours of Continuing Education for Social Workers. CE Sponsor License #159.000122.

Professional Counselors: The Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis is approved as a continuing education sponsor for Professional Counselors and Clinical Professional Counselors by the Department of Professional Regulations of the State of Illinois. The Institute designates this continuing educational activity as earning 2.0 hours Continuing Education credit. CE Sponsor License #197.000202.

Marriage and Family Therapists: The Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis is approved as a continuing education sponsor for Marriage and Family Therapists by the Department of Professional Regulations of the State of Illinois. The Institute designates this continuing educational activity as earning 2.0 hours Continuing Education credit. CE Sponsor License #168.000204.

DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.