Understanding Sex and Gender: A Psychodynamic View and an Ethical Stance

Weekend Conference April 24-26. Rockville Hilton Hotel, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852

Weekend Overview

Chris Kraft will join us for this weekend of ethics and diversity focused on gathering psychoanalytic/psychodynamic understandings of sexual development, sexual orientations, gender identity and gender variations.

Using clinical case examples, we will consider the shifting tides of sexual identities and orientations, and the underlying psychoanalytic theories that validate a healthy development of gender identity and subsequent sexual orientation. Taking into account the therapist’s countertransference experiences to non-conforming gender behaviors and the deep shame surrounding the patient’s experiences of gender or sexual differences, we will navigate the complex space between conceptualizing healthy sexuality and sexual disorders. We will attempt to outline the ethical parameters of a gender affirming psychotherapy practice.

The conference will include lectures, case presentations, large and small group discussions.

Program Date(s):

April 24, 2020 - April 26, 2020
25 Apr
Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Sexual Orientation
25 Apr
Historical and Contemporary Issues related to Gender Variance

Registration

Full Conference Fee

$497 up to 21 days in advance; $517 thereafter

IPI Members: login with your member account to see discounted prices
(IPI full members: $359; associate members: $410).

Full time students: $150

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Continuing Education Credit

Approximately 14 credit hours

Educational Objectives

  • Participants will discuss and describe a model of healthy sexual development taking sexual orientation and gender differences into account.
  • Participants will identify three factors influencing gender development and gender variances.
  • Participants will identify three core ethical principles for treatment when working with person with gender non-conformity and sexual differences.

Chris Kraft, Ph.D.

Dr. Chris Kraft is the Director of Clinical Services and a clinical/research psychologist at the Sex and Gender Clinic in the Department of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Kraft is also an instructor in human sexuality for psychiatry residents and medical students at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He is also on faculty in the Psychological and Brain Sciences Department at the Johns Hopkins University where he teaches every spring/fall semesters three undergraduate courses in human sexuality. Dr. Kraft specializes in the evaluation and treatment of all sexual and gender concerns: low sexual desire, erection, arousal and orgasm difficulties, genital pain conditions, sexual orientations, gender identities, sexual fetishes, sexual addiction/compulsion, internet pornography, infidelity, and marital sexual dissatisfaction.

Continuing Education Information

The International Psychotherapy Institute, IPI, is approved by The American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. IPI maintains responsibility for the program and its content. The International Psychotherapy Institute has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6017. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The International Psychotherapy Institute is responsible for all aspects of the programs. The International Psychotherapy Institute is an approved sponsor of the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners for continuing education credits for licensed social workers in Maryland. The International Psychotherapy Institute is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers.

Participants are responsible for verifying that IPI CE credit is accepted by the licensing boards in their own states. Please note: At this time we are aware that CE credit for IPI events will not be accepted by the New Jersey Board of Social Work.

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