Integrated Child & Adult Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (ICAPP)
2021-22, 1st Block — Mondays, 6:30-7:45pm
Helene Russ, PhD

Learning Objectives

Students will:

  1. learn and practice addressing sexual issues with patients. This includes taking a complete sexual history and being able to refer to that history in ongoing case formulation.
  2. learn various ways of understanding sexuality from non-heteronormative perspectives, including queer theory and alternative sexual practices.
  3. learn to listen for patient therapist sexual messages and enactments in the therapy; use their own capacity and their sexual reactions to explore patient material; and develop a greater appreciation for their own humanity.

September 13, 2021 — In the Beginning

[51 pages]

Taking a Sexual History

Iasenza, S. (2010). What is Queer About Sex?: Expanding Sexual Frames in Theory and Practice. Family Process. 49:291-308.

Bader, M. (2002) Ch1, “How Sex Works” in Arousal: the Secret Logic of Sexual Fantasies, Thomas Dunne Books, NY, pp17-49

September 20, 2021 — Psychic Survival

[43 pages]

Ghent, E. (1990). Masochism, Submission, Surrender—Masochism as a Perversion of Surrender. Contemp. Psychoanal., 26:108-136.

McDougall, J. (1995). Sexual Deviation and Psychic Survival. in The Many Faces of Eros. pp.201-214. New York: Norton.

September 27, 2021 — When Erotics Are Dependent on Lack of Consent

[56 pages]

Blechner, M. (2016). Psychoanalysis and Sexual Issues. Contemporary Psychoanalysis. 52(4):502-546.

Clark, G. (2019). Yes-Saying, No-Saying, and the Places In-Between: Seduction and the Pychoanalytic Exploration of Sexual Consent. Studies in Gender and Sexuality. 20(4):274-284.

October 4, 2021 — Does Love/Desire Last?

[30 pages]

Perel, E. (2013) Interview by Mark Levitron. The Sun. December 2013. pp5-15.

Read the Perel article OR listen to the Hidden Brain podcast, “When Did Marriage Become so Hard?” (Aug. 13, 2018).

Mitchell, S.A. (1997). Psychoanalysis and the Degradation of Romance. Psychoanalytic Dialogues. 7(1):23-41.

October 11, 2021 — Negotiating Difference

[60 pages]

Belkin, M. (2018). Who is Queer Around Here? Overcoming Rigid Thinking and Relating in Patient and Analyst. Contemporary Psychoanalysis. 54(3):484-510.

Layton, L. (2006). Racial Identities, Racial Enactments, and Normative Unconscious Processes. In Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 75(1), pp. 237-269

October 18, 2021 — Grief?

[57 pages]

Saketopoulou, A. (2014). Mourning the Body As Bedrock: Developmental Considerations in Treating Transexual Patients Analytically. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association. 62 (5): 773-806.

Hansbury, G. (2017). The Masculine Vaginal: Working with Queen Men’s Embodiment at the Transgender Edge. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association. 65(6):1009-1031.

October 25, 2021 — Erotics in the Therapy Relationship

[47 pages]

Geist, R.A. (2009). Empathy, Connectedness, and the Evolution of Boundaries in Self Psychological Treatment. International Journal of Self Psychology, 4:165-180.

Roth, D. (2009). (Imagining) Erotic Mutuality: Negotiating Difference in Sexual Orientation in an Analysis. Studies in Gender and Sexuality, 10:173-184.

Read the Geist OR the Roth article.

Bollas, C. (1994). Aspects of the Erotic Transference. Psychoanalytic Inquiry. 14:572-590.

November 1, 2021 — Erotics in the Therapy Relationship (Cont'd)

[50 pages]

de Peyer, J. (2002). Private Terrors: Sexualized Aggression and a Psycho-analyt’s Fear of Her Patient. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 12(4):509-530.

Ackerman, A. (2019). First Encounters with Erotic Desire in Treatment. Psychoanal. Perspect., 16(1):9-18.

Read the de Peyer OR the Ackerman article.

Davies, J.M. (1994). Love in the Afternoon: A Relational Reconsideration of Desire and Dread in the Countertransference. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 4: 153-170.