WHEN: October 2 @ 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm

1.5 CEs

LOCATION: Austin Energy Building at 721 Barton Springs Road, Austin 78704

In this second part of a two-meeting presentation, Gemma Marangoni Ainslie, Ph.D. will present clinical material highlighting the entrance of sexual themes into a treatment.  The material will consist of short vignettes as well as a longer case example and will be the prelude to an open discussion of the place of sexuality in psychoanalytic treatments extending the theoretical considerations from her September presentation.


Freud, S. (1908), On the sexual theories of children. Standard Edition, 9: 207-226. London: Hogarth Press, 1959.

 Stein, R. (1995). Analysis of a Case of Transsexualism. Psychoanal. Dial., 5(2):257-289.

Gediman, H.K. (2005). Premodern, Modern, and Postmodern Perspectives on Sex and Gender Mixes. J. Amer. Psychoanal. Assn., 53(4):1059-1078.

Learning Objectives

1)    To identify multiple determinants in sexual material.

2)    To identify dyadic and triadic dimensions of sexuality in transference manifestations.

Bio: Gemma Marangoni Ainslie,Ph.D. is a psychologist-psychoanalyst, Board Certified in Psychoanalysis and a Fellow in the American Board and Academy of Psychoanalysis of the American Psychological Association. As well as being the founding president of ASPP, she has served on the Board of Division 39, as President of Sections I, III and IV, and on the editorial boards of publications of Division 39 and of the American Psychological Association; she is currently Book Editor for DIVISION/Review. Gemma has published and presented at national and international meetings on a wide range of topics, including psychoanalysis and the arts,  metaphor, gender in the psychoanalytic space, stalking, and female development.  Her research includes studies of the psychological experiences of the menarche and of pregnancy, as well as of psychological  processes in persons presenting for surgery at the University of Michigan’s Gender Identity Clinic.   Currently Adjunct Faculty at CFPS, Gemma has also taught at psychoanalytic institutes in Chicago and Minneapolis and for ASPP. Gemma’s private practice includes psychoanalysis and psychotherapy as well as case consultation and supervision and study groups.


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