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Adrienne Harris, PhD “Contemporary Studies of Gender and Sexuality: Beyond the Binary” Registration strongly recommended (see below)

February 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Scientific Presentation

Psychoanalytic theory of gender and sexual development has been an area of significant expansion and revision since Freud’s theories on masculinity and femininity as well as his Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality.
With generous support from the American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA) via the Helen Meyers National Women’s Psychoanalytic Scholar Program, Adrienne Harris, PhD will present a seminar titled “Contemporary Studies of Gender and Sexuality: Beyond the Binary.” Building from her seminal work Gender as Soft Assembly, Dr. Harris will examine current models of gender development, exploring gender in interaction with sexuality, class, and culture. This ‘intersectional’ model stresses the complex and emergent interaction between intrapsychic, interpersonal, and social forces as identify and subjectivity unfold.
Learning Objectives:
• Attendees will be able to understand different models of emergent sexuality, the work of Jean LaPlanche on enigmatic messages, as well as the application of nonlinear dynamic system theory to model gendered subjectivity as it unfolds.
• Participants will be able to better distinguish one-person from two-person psychological models of gender and sexuality.
• Attendees will acquire an increased appreciation of the function, role, and limitations of binaries within developmental psychological theory.

Admission is Free.
Fee for 3 CME credits: $45 for NOBPC members; $75 non-members




This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Psychoanalytic Association and NOBPC. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.


February 24
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Xavier University Convocation Center Annex Room 111
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New Orleans, LA 70125 United States
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