Announcing a New Salon 

Understanding and Working with Erotic Transference and Countertransference

Registration: Contact JoAnn at

This is an intermediate to advanced-level salon intended for practicing clinicians who want an in-depth understanding of the erotic transference-countertransference matrix. There will be 3 readings for each session authored by prior pioneers and contemporary scholars on the topic, such as Mark Blechner, Andrea Celenza, Jody Messler Davies, Dianne Elise, Glen Gabbard, and Harriet Kimble Wrye. Their articles examine the transference-countertransference phenomena through the lens of ego psychology, object relations, and/or relational psychoanalysis. Specific topics include the developmental levels of the transference, the client’s childhood contributions to the transference, evolving and adaptive aspects of the transference, the erotic countertransference, female clinicians’ resistances to erotic transference-countertransference with male clients, risks and management of erotic transference, and aspects of the erotic transference with gay and lesbian individuals. Discussion time will be allotted for salon participants to present and explore their own case material. Limited to 8 participants.

1/06 Preoedipal vs. Oedipal Erotic Transferences 2/10 Erotic Countertransference

1/13 Maternal Erotic Transference 2/17 Resistances to Male-to-Female Erotic Transference

1/20 Childhood Contributions to Erotic Transference 2/24 Postoedipal Transferences and Clinician Contributions

1/27 Development and Meanings of Erotic Transference 3/02 Erotic Transferences with Gay and Lesbian Individuals

2/03 Adaptive Aspects of the Erotic Transference

The salon will be facilitated by JoAnn Ponder, PhD, a psychologist/psychoanalyst in private practice in Austin. She completed her training at the Center for Psychoanalytic Studies in Houston, where she currently serves on the faculty. JoAnn has developed and facilitated numerous classes at CFPS, salons at AP, and study groups in her own practice. She has presented at national and international psychoanalytic conferences. Her publications include 5 journal articles, 2 book chapters, and a co-authored book on various topics in clinical and applied psychoanalysis.

Schedule: 9 Mondays from January – March 2020, 7:30 – 9:00pm 13.5 CEs

Location: JoAnn’s office, 3660 Stoneridge Rd., Suite D-102, Austin, TX 78746 Registration: Contact JoAnn at

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