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Andrea Celenza: Erotic Dynamics in Psychotherapy

Location : Abercrombie Business School, Sydney University, Abercrombie and Codrington St, Darlington NSW 2006
Date: Saturday 24 February 2018, 08:30am - 04:00pm
Contact : info@iarppaustralia.com.au
 

 

 

 
Andrea Celenza PhD
           

Abercrombie Business School
Sydney University
 

IARPP Australia is proud to present Andrea Celenza live in Sydney. Andrea Celenza is widely recognised as one of the world's leading authorities in the area of sexual boundary violations in psychotherapy and other clinical settings

 

 

Saturday, 24 February 2018
 
Erotic Dynamics in Psychotherapy  
                                         
Some form of erotic transferences of whatever shape generally make their way into every therapy or 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 likely to emerge. This workshop aims to address the deficiency in our literature and theories of technique and to encourage more open discussion about erotic transferences in all of their manifestations. 

 

In particular, Dr Celenza will discuss the varieties and meanings of the therapist’s countertransference over the course of a psychoanalytic process. She will discuss the analysis of a range of erotic transferencesin terms of the therapist’s point of view (or countertransference), and how these countertransference experiences aid the therapist in understanding unconscious factors in the patient’s experience.  In addition, the possibility of healthy erotic interplay will be discussed along with the boundary issues surrounding self-disclosure.    
         

8:30          Registration
9:00          Varieties of Erotic Transference and Countertransference
9:30          Male to Female Erotic Transference: When Murder is Possible
10:45        Break and Refreshments
11:00        Case Presentation (Continued)
12:00        Lunch
1:30          Can There Be a Healthy Erotic Interplay?
3:00          Self-Disclosure, the Affectionate Transference
                 Discussion

4:00           Close
 

 
Sunday, 25 February 2018

Sexual Boundary Violations:
 
How Do They Happen?

This presentation is based on Dr Celenza’s extensive experience working with sexual boundary violations that have occurred in clinical contexts. Relevant to therapists, psychologists, social workers, analysts, psychiatrists, pastoral and school counsellors, and professionals involved in responding to sexual boundary violations. This seminar will be moderated by Dr Gerard Webster who has worked extensively with sexual boundary violations in religious settings and is an Honorary Fellow of the Australian Catholic University. 
 
Prevalence studies consistently reveal an unacceptably high incidence rate (9-12%) of erotic contact between therapists and patients among mental health practitioners.  This workshop presents the problem of sexual boundary violations among mental health practitioners and other relationships that contain an inherent power imbalance. Such relationships include therapist/client, supervisor/supervisee, teacher/student and clergy/parishioner.  
 
In addition to presenting findings from empirical studies on prevalence, precursors, risk factors, and prevention, this seminar will explore the deeper dynamics of the phenomena.  Relational Psychoanalysis provides a framework for exploring the subjectivity of both patient/parishioner and therapist/clergy that contribute to the emergence of sexual boundary violations. 
 
9:00        Registration and Coffee
9:30        Sexual Boundary Violations: How Do They Happen?     
11:00      Discussion
12:30      Close
 

 
Andrea Celenza, Ph.D. is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, Faculty at the Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis and an Assistant Clinical Professor at Harvard Medical School.  She is Co-Director (with Martha Stark, MD) of a blended, online program in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy sponsored by William James College.  As part of this program, she offers an on-line course, What, Where is Psychoanalysis? Classic Concepts, New Meanings, tracing a trajectory of psychoanalytic theorizing from the intrapsychic to the intersubjective. 
(For more information, go to http://www.williamjames.edu/academics/lifelong/index.cfm). 

 
Dr. Celenza is the recipient of several awards and has authored two books.   Sexual Boundary Violations: Therapeutic, Supervisory and Academic Contexts, was published by Jason Aronson in 2007.  She has recently produced an online videorecorded lecture on sexual boundary violations designed for ethics seminars, group viewing or individual use.  For more information about that, go to www.andreacelenza.com.
 
Her new book, Erotic Revelations:  Clinical Applications and Perverse Scenarios is published by Routledge.  She is in private practice in Lexington, Massachusetts.


Registration www.trybooking.com/THJY

Erotic Dynamics in Psychotherapy Saturday, Feb 24 08:30-1600
IARPP Members $250
Non-Members $350
Students $150

Sexual Boundary Violations Sunday, Feb 25 09:00-12:30
IARPP Members $120
Non-Members $190
Students $70

 
 

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