September 7, 2022

7:30 PM – 9:00 PM (Central)

Zoom Platform

1.5 CEs


Monthly meetings are always free of charge. CE certificates are $20 for non-members.

Recent renderings of the impact of the pandemic on psychoanalytic treatments have emphasized what I think of as transferences to the virus or to the vaccine, or to realities the pandemic has imposed upon us,  and have surprisingly seemed to neglect the impact on the more traditionally defined transference.  In contrast, this presentation will be seated in clinical material, chiefly from two cases, in which the shifts in the frame mobilized, surfaced and clarified transference dynamics  directly related to and alive in the clinical dyad.    I will outline a theoretical rendering of the unconscious as a process and highlight how the reliability of the treatment frame is a not often cited but essential construct via which to assess and engage the transference. Conceptualizations of transference reactions, transference neuroses, and transference resistances will be compared and contrasted via the material.

Bio: Dr. Gemma Marangoni Ainslie is a psychologist and psychoanalyst in private practice in Austin, TX.  As well as serving in multiple leadership positions in the Division of Psychoanalysis, Gemma has served on various editorial boards and has presented at international, national, regional and local professional meetings on topics such as metaphor, memory and myth; psychoanalysis and the arts; female and gender development; various aspects of the clinical encounter. She completed her Ph.D. at the University of Michigan, where she trained and did research at the Neuropsychiatric Institute and the Child Analytic Study Program. She has received leadership and service recognitions from several psychoanalytic organizations, is Board Certified and a Fellow in Psychoanalysis from the American Board of Professional Psychology, and is on the faculty of the Center for Psychoanalytic Studies.  In Austin, as well as consulting to St. Stephen’s Episcopal School, she has been President of the Board of All Saints Episcopal Day School, and served on the Boards of Any Baby Can, Women and Their Work, the Austin Public Library Friends Foundation, the Phi Beta Kappa Alumni Association of Greater Austin, and has just joined the KLRU Community Advisory Board.

Learning Objectives:

After attending the program in its entirety, attendees will be able to:

1) Identify essential aspects of a psychoanalytic treatment frame.

2) Distinguish transferences reactions, transference neuroses, and transference resistnaces.


Modell, A.H. (1994) Memory and the Psychoanalytic Cure. Canadian Journal of Psychoanalysis 2:89-101.

Modell, A.H. (2000) The Transformation of Past Experiences. Annual of Psychoanalysis 28:137-149.

Ainslie, G.M. (2008) Memory and Self: A Conversation with Arnold Modell. The Round Robin XXIII, No. 2/3.

CONTINUING EDUCATION: Division 39 is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Division 39 maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  Austin Psychoanalytic is approved by the Texas State Board of Social Workers Examiners (Provider # 5501) to provide continuing education for social workers and the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists (Provider #1138). We also meet the requirements to provide continuing education for the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. This program, when attended in its entirety, is available for 1.5 continuing education credits. Division 39 is committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in its continuing education activities. Division 39 is also committed to conducting all activities in conformity with the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles for Psychologists. Participants are asked to be aware of the need for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program. If program content becomes stressful, participants are encouraged to process these feelings during discussion periods. If participants have special needs, we will attempt to accommodate them. Please address questions, concerns and any complaints to There is no commercial support for this program nor are there any relationships between the CE Sponsor, presenting organization, presenter, program content, research, grants, or other funding that could reasonably be construed as conflicts of interest. Participants will be informed of the utility/validity of the content/approach discussed (including the basis for the statements about validity/utility), as well as the limitations of the approach and most common (and severe) risks, if any, associated with the program’s content.


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