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Professional Presentations

2022

   November 3

Towards a theory of traumatophilia

In panel: Burning Down the House of Trauma.

American Studies Association, Theme: The Roof is on Fire

New Orleans, U.S.A.

2022

   October 23

Puberty as threshold: psychoanalytic considerations regarding hormone blocking and cross-sex hormones in work with transgender children

Washington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis

LGBTQ Workshop

Washington, U.S.A.

2022

   October 21

Trans adolescents, trans embodiment: rethinking metapsychology, rethinking technique

Sexual Diversity and Gender in Children and Adolescents

First Congress on Research on Babies, Children, and Adolescents

Department of Children and Adolescents of the Argentine Psychoanalytic Association

Online Event

2022

   October 15

Puberty as threshold: psychoanalytic considerations regarding hormone blocking and cross-sex hormones in work with transgender children

Dallas Psychoanalytic Center

Community Workshop

Texas, U.S.A.

   October 16

Pedagogical issues in training candidates and issues of professional development in thinking about and working with the range of trans experience

Dallas Psychoanalytic Center

Faculty Training Workshop

Texas, U.S.A.

2022

   May 28

Towards a theory of traumatophilia: de-translation, re-translation, and limit consent

Forum, Sociedad de Psicoterapia Psicoanalítica

Madrid, Spain

2022

   April 2

Anti-racist racism: trauma, traumatism, traumatophilia

Division 39, APA, Scholarship award paper

41st Annual meeting, Division 39

   April 1

On the limits of transcendence and repair: a conversation about thinking about intersectionality differently

Steering Committee Invited Panel

41st Annual Meeting, Division 39

2022

   March 19

They/Them: On Non-Binary Gender and Non-Binary Patients Presentation with Dr. Ann Pellegrini

Institute for Psychoanalytic Theory and Research, NY

2022

   March 18

Sexual trauma play: repetition compulsion, erotic excitement, and traumatophilia

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center, NY

2022

   March 4

  March 5

 

A psychoanalytic theory of consent: racialization, overwhelm and the detranslation of enigma

When the infantile sexual infuses erotic countertransferences: Ethics and the role of the psychoanalytic collective

Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center

2022

   February 26

Thinking and working relationally with transgender patients

Integrating Relational Theory into Clinical Practice-Keynote Lecture

Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, DC

2022

   February 12

   February 13

Traumatophilic repetitions and the suffering of pleasure

The Alternative Sexualities Health Alliance, TASHRA

2022

   January 29

On the afterlife of the racial slavery: limit consent, repetition, and degrees of psychic freedom

Oregon Psychoanalytic Center

2021

   November 19

From affirmative consent to limit consent; infantile sexuality, risk, and states of overwhelm

George Washington University

2021

   November 13

Towards a theory of traumatophilia: de-translation, sovereign experience, racialization

The Site for Contemporary Psychoanalysis, London

2021

   October 13

Repetition and traumatophilia: race, performance, and the sexual drive

In Panel: Revolting Bodies, Revolting Pleasures: Sexual Excessibility

With Amber Musser, Joshua Takano Chambers-Letson, and Ann Pellegrini

American Studies Association, Puerto Rico

2021

   October 2

From traumatophobia to traumatophilia: racialization, sovereign experience, and the action of de-translation

Laplanche in the States: The Sexual and the Cultural

In conversation with Tim Dean and Eng-Beng Lim

2021

   July 31

Encounters between Laplanche and Bataille: expenditure as the psychic economy of the infantile sexual

In Panel: Between the Infantile and Representation: Psychoanalytic Reflections on Limit-Experience

52 IPA Congress, Online Congress

2021

   July 31

2021

   July 31

A feminine boy: normative investments and reparative fantasy at the intersections of gender, race, and religion

First Tiresias Award, paper co-presented with Dr. Ann Pellegrini

Sexual and Gender Diversity Studies Committee of the IPA

52 IPA Congress, Online Congress

2021

   May 13

Limit consent and traumatophilia: the slave play in Slave Play

Invited Panel: Race, Consent, and Kink: Imagining Sexual Justice

With Amber Musser, Claire Warden, Teniece Divya Johnson, and Timothy S. Jones

Theater and Performance Studies Department,  Stanford University

2021

   April 3

Pedagogical Considerations in Teaching Courses on Psychosexuality to Psychoanalytic Candidates

Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis

Faculty Development Workshop

2021

   March 6

Classical Psychoanalytic Theory Refracted Through a Contemporary Queer and Social Justice Lens

Contemporary Freudian Society

Faculty Development Workshop

2021

   February 13

Whiteness closes ranks: how white psychoanalysts hold onto institutional and theory-building power

In Plenary Panel: Power/Powerlessness

With Lara Sheehi, Mitchell Wilson, and Ann Pellegrini

American Psychoanalytic Association, National Winter Meeting

2021

   February 12

2020

   July 1

Risking Sexuality Beyond Consent: Overwhelm and the Suffering of Pleasure in Jeremy O. Harris's Slave Play

William Alanson White Institute, LGBTQ Study Group

Pride Month Lecture

New York, USA

2019

   December 6

Sexuality Beyond Consent: Infantile Sexuality, Chattel Slavery and Overwhelm

Keeping Our Work Alive (KOWA)

Pittsburgh, USA

2019

   November 8

Limit Consent: Asymmetries of Power, Passibility and the Infantile Sexual

51st ATPPP – Scientific Meeting

Toronto Psychoanalytic Society

Toronto, Canada

2019

   October 25

The Draw to Overwhelm: Psychoanalytic Considerations on Risk and Consent

Colloquium Series

Manhattan Institute of Psychoanalysis

NY, USA

2019

   September 28

Gender, Binding and the Sexual: On the Analyst’s Countertransferential Agitation

First Study Day on Contemporary Psychoanalytic Perspectives
in Gender, Diversity and Sexualities, IPA

Brussels, Belgium

2019

   July 23

Non-Binary Gender and the Erotogenic Body

In pre-conference workshop Contemporary Models of Gender and Sexuality

51st IPA Congress on “The Feminine”

London, UK

2019

   July 23

The Metapsychological Work of “The Feminine”

In panel The fantasy of ‘The Feminine’(And Some Thoughts About ‘The Masculine’) in Psychoanalysis.

51st IPA Congress on “The Feminine”

London, UK

2019

   June 4

States of Overwhelm: Consent, Risk and the Sexual Life and Death Drives

Columbia Psychoanalytic Institute

NY, USA

2019

   April 6

Case Discussant, Child/Adolescent Section

39th Annual meeting, Division 39

Philadelphia, USA

2019

   March 16

States of Overwhelm: Consent, Risk and the Sexual Life and Death Drives

44th Symposium,

Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute

MI, USA

2019

   February 9

On the Analyst’s Frustration with Culture-Wide Shifts: The Social as Metapsychological Opportunity

Invited Panel: The Analyst’s Anxieties in a Skeptical Culture: Do We Still Believe in What We Do?

Annual Meeting of the American Psychoanalytic Association

NY, USA

2019

   February 7

Transphobic Countertransferences: Dynamic Underpinnings and Emergent New Forms

Invited Panel, Committee on Gender and Sexuality

Annual Meeting of the American Psychoanalytic Association

NY, USA

2018

   December 14

How the World Becomes Bigger; #MeToo, Gender and the Fate of the Social in the Après-Coup

Psychoanalyse, Etudes de Genre, Etudes Postcoloniales: Etat de l’ Arte

Diderot University

Paris, France

2018

   November 24

Κανονιστικό και Μη Kανονιστικό Φύλο: Εμφύτευση, Διείσδυση, και Βαθμοί Ψυχικής Ελευθερίας

(Normative and Non-Normative Gender: Implantation, Intromission, and Degrees of Psychic Freedom)

12th conference of the Hellenic Psychoanalytic Association

Athens, Greece

2018

   November 21

Tζένη: Ο Ρόλος της Μελλοντικότητας σε Κλινική Εργασία με ένα Τρανς Κορίτσι

Jenny: The Role of Futurity in Clinical Work with a Transgender Girl

LGBTQI rights, mental health and social implications

Orlando LGBT+

Athens, Greece

2018

   October 27

#MeToo: Consent, Sex Panics, and Positional Believability

New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, Weekend Retreat

Chappaqua, USA

2018

   October 20

#MeToo: Temporality, Trauma and the Après-Coup

New Center for Psychoanalysis

Los Angeles, USA

2018

   October 18

Boyhood Femininity: Familial Investments and the Fantasy of Normative Gender

New Center for Psychoanalysis

Los Angeles, USA

2018

   September 8

Rethinking Pornography: Depathologization and the Anxiety of Regulation

Dialogues on Pornography

New Mexico, USA

2018

   June 14

Queer: The Anti-Identity Identity

In panel: Occupying the Session/Standing between Fixed and Fluid Political Identities

IARPP Annual Meeting

NY, USA

2018

   May 4

Understanding the Infantile Erotic Countertransference: Ethics, Infantile Sexuality and the Role of the Psychoanalytic Collective

Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis

Chicago, USA

2018

   April 24

A Feminine Boy: Normative Investments and Reparative Fantasy

Institute for Training and Research in Intersubjective Self Psychology

NY, USA

2018

   March 23

How the World Becomes Bigger – Implantation, Intromission and the Après-Coup (Discussion of paper by Jonathan House)

Metapsychological Series on the Unconscious: Jean Laplanche

William Alanson White Institute

NY, USA

2018

   February 24

Understanding the Infantile Erotic Countertransference: Ethics, Infantile Sexuality and the Role of the Psychoanalytic Collective

Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis

MA, USA

2018

   January 21

A Feminine Boy: Normative Investments and Reparative Fantasy

Institute for Training and Research in Intersubjective Self Psychology

NY, USA

2018

   December 2

A Feminine Boy: Normative Investments and Reparative Fantasy

KOWA

Pittsburgh, USA

2017

   July 27

The Infantile Erotic Countertransference and the Work of Renunciation

In panel: Eros in the Consulting Room: Mourning, Ethics and Psychoanalytic Community

50th Congress of the International Psychoanalytic Association

Buenos Aires, Argentina

2017

   May 12

   May 13

Psychosexuality: Translating Theory to Clinical Practice

Invited workshop

The Miami Consortium for Contemporary Psychoanalysis

Miami, USA

2017

   May 2

The Infantile Erotic Countertransference: Relinquishing Our Patients as Erotic Objects

William Alanson White Institute

NY, USA

2017

  April 27

Trans, Hatred and Disavowal

Invited panel from Committee on Sexualities and Gender Identities: Ken Corbett’s, A Murder Over A Girl

American Psychological Association

NY, USA

2017

   April 28

Relinquishing Our Patients as Sexual Objects: Mourning as the Work of a Psychoanalytic Collective

In panel: The Therapeutic Dyad’s Erotic Presence

37th Annual Spring Meeting

American Psychological Association, Division of Psychoanalysis,

NY, USA

2017

   April 29

The Draw to Overwhelm: Perverse Sexuality as a Portal to Enigma

Invited Panel: Radical and Transgressive Sexualities: Dys-regulating, Un-binding and the Re-translating of Enigma

37th Annual Spring Meeting

American Psychological Association, Division of Psychoanalysis,

NY, USA

2017

   March 18

Transgender Life: Social and Clinical Considerations

New York Psychoanalytic Institute

NY, USA

2017

   February 12

Relinquishing our Patients as Erotic Objects: The Infantile Erotic Countertransference and the Work of Renunciation

San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis

San Francisco, USA

   February 13

A Feminine Boy, Normative Investments and Reparative Fantasy

San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis

San Francisco, USA

2017

   February 2

Clinical Issues in Working with Atypically Gendered Children and their Families

CAPTP Colloquium

William Alanson White Institute

NY, USA

2016

   December 3

Erotic Countertransference and the Analyst’s Work of Mourning

KOWA

Pittsburgh, USA

2016

   November 12

The Unconscious as a Precondition for Language: The Work of Jean Laplanche

In panel: The La-La Showdown: A Lacan-Laplanche Debate

Any-Body, Anybody: The Matter of the Unconscious

New School for Social Research

NY, USA

2016

   November 6

Erotic Countertransference: The Analyst’s Infantile Sexuality and the Work of Renunciation

Relational Track Brunch

New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis

NY, USA

2016

   October 23

Psychosis and the Spectrality of Gender; Working Psychoanalytically with Severely Mentally Ill Transgender Patients

Symposium: Transgender Identities: Transference and Countertransference

Institute for Psychoanalytic Therapy and Research (IPTAR)

NY, USA

2016

   April 8

Freedom, Limit, and Erotics of the Consulting Room

Discussant of panel: So Sexy it Hurts: Contemporary Psychoanalytic Musings on the Erotic

36th Annual Spring Meeting, Division of Psychoanalysis

American Psychological Association

Atlanta, USA

2016

   February 19

Massive Gender Trauma, Psychosis and the Spectrality of Gender: Working Analytically with Severely Mentally Ill Transgender Patients

Austen Riggs Center

MA, USA

2016

   January 13

Relinquishing Our Patients as Sexual Objects: A Commentary on Dimen’s “Rotten Apples and Ambivalence: Sexual Boundary Violations as a Problem of the Group”

Invited Ethics Panel

Winter Annual Meeting

American Psychoanalytic Association

NY, USA

   January 13

Reclaiming the Term Perversion: Transgressive Sexuality as a Portal to Unrepresented Experience

Invited Speaker, Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Issues

Winter Annual Meeting

American Psychoanalytic Association

NY, USA

2015

December 5

Mourning the Body as Bedrock: Developmental Considerations in Treating Transsexual Patients Analytically

Scientific Meeting

Florida Psychoanalytic Center

FL, USA

2015

December 4

Trauma, Sexuality and Representation: The Role of Perversion

Visiting Analyst Forum

Florida Psychoanalytic Center

FL, USA

2015

November 4

Perversion’s Aspiration: Understanding the Psychic Labor Unique to Perverse and Transgressive Sexualities

Visiting Analyst Forum

Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, USA

2015

July 23-26

This Compromise Formation that is Gender: Countertransferential Difficulties in Work with Transgender Analysands

49th Congress of the International Psychoanalytic Association

Boston, USA

2015

April 22-26

Sexual Perversity is to Sex What Camp is to Gender: Metatheory and Clinical Practice

35th Annual Spring Meeting

American Psychological Association, Division of Psychoanalysis,

San Francisco, USA

2015

March 20

Psychoanalysis: Between Consenting Adults

Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy

NY, USA

2015

March 4

Perversion’s Aspiration: A Bid for the Enigmatic

William Alanson White Institute

NY, USA

2015

January 14

Working with Diverse Sexual and Gender Identities: A Case Discussion

Winter Annual Meeting of the American Psychoanalytic Association

NY, USA

2014

November 20

Perversion’s Aspiration: Excess, Dysregulation, Unformulated States

Fall Relational Colloquium

New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis

NY, USA

2014

October 14

Psychoanalytic Reflections on the Trigger Warning Debate: Signal Anxiety and the Trauma-Free Zone

Forum on "Taking Offense: Trigger Warnings and the Neo-Liberal Politics of Endangerment"

Co-sponsored by New York University Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality and Studies in Gender and Sexuality

NY, USA

2014

October 8

Understanding the Psychic Labor of Perversion: Shifting from Etiology to Teleology

Psychoanalysis on Ice

Reykjavik, Iceland

2014

October 2

Working Psychoanalytically with the Transgender Patient: Developmental Considerations

Rue de Fleurus

New York Freudian Society

NY, USA

2014

September 20

On the Psychic Generativity of Perverse Sexualities

Western New England Psychoanalytic Institute

CT, USA

2014

June 12-14

Spectral Presences: How Massive Gender Trauma Disturbs Representational Capacity

Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference

Philadelphia, USA

2014

April 30

Suffering Pleasure: On Transgressive Sexuality’s Potential to Evoke Unrepresented Mental States

Colloquium

Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute

Boston, USA

2014

March 1

Gender: A Problem and a Solution

Symposium – Working with LGBTQ Children, Adolescents and their Families

William Alanson White Insitute

NY, USA

2014

January 15

Mourning the Natal Body: Developmental Considerations in Working with Transgender Patients
 

Winter Annual Meeting of the American Psychoanalytic Association

NY, USA

2013

October 4-5

Coerced Into the Inevitable: Oedipus and the Myth of Consent

Psychology and the Other Conference

Boston, USA

2013

June 13-15

Developmental Fiascos: When Childhood Gender Variance Presses on Mental Health

Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference

PA, USA

2013

May 3-5

When a Queer Child Becomes a State of Exception: Re-Writing Oedipal Law

Worlds of Wonder: The Queerness of Childhood

Williams College

MA, USA

2013

April 24-28

The Pain/Pleasure Seam: Borrowing from French Psychoanalysis

Global Psychoanalysis in a Social World

33nd Annual Spring Meeting

American Psychological Association, Division of Psychoanalysis,

Santa Fe, USA

2012

October 19

To Suffer Pleasure: Sexuality, Limit Experience and the Shattering of the Ego

Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis, Annual Colloquium

NYU Kimmel Center

NY, USA

2012

June 12-17

Thinking with Sexual Aberrations: Sexuality and Limit Experience

In panel: ‘Do we still need the concept of sexual aberrations?’

101st Summer Meeting of the American Psychoanalytic Association

Chicago, USA

2012

March 1-4

Playing Well with Others; Psychoanalysis and Inter-Disciplinarity

Invited panel: ‘Sex and Gender in the Relational Tradition: Two Generations Take Stock’. The Legacy of Stephen Mitchell: Sustaining Creativity in our Psychoanalytic Work

Annual IARPP Meeting

NY, USA

2012

April 18-22

Where Psyche Meets Culture: The Work of Alfred Lorenzer

Invited panel: ‘A Roundtable on the Contemporary Context of Clinical Practice’. The Leading Edge of Creativity

32nd Annual Spring Meeting

American Psychological Association, Division of Psychoanalysis

Santa Fe, USA

2012

February 25

Mourning the Body: Severe Mental Health Risks in Failure to Mentalize the Natal Body

Third Annual Trans-Symposium

ICP

NY, USA

2012

January 12

Bionian Work with a Gender Variant Analysand

In Discussion Group 71: A Classic Unvisited: The Clinical Value of the Ideas of Wilfred Bion

100th Winter Meeting of the American Psychoanalytic Association

NY, USA

2011

December 12

Beyond Black and White: The Psychic Labor of Sexual Aberrations

Invited Roundtable Discussion: Do We Still Need the Concept of Sexual Aberrations? If yes, when? If not, why not?’

New York Medical School Psychoanalytic Institute

NY, USA

2011

October 21

Diaspora, Exile, Colonization: Masculinity Dislocated

Invited panel: ‘Diasporic Masculinities’

In Conference: "Masculinities, Complex"

Co-sponsored by CLAGS, CUNY and Studies in Gender and Sexuality

NY, USA

2011

June 29

Unpacking Consent Psychoanalytically; Fantasy, Temporality and Subjectivity

In panel: ‘Renovating Psychoanalysis: Clinical meets theoretical’

Changing Psychoanalysis for a Changing Society: Relational Perspective

Annual IARPP Meeting

Madrid, Spain

2011

April 13-17

Consent: Complications

In Panel: ‘19th century theory meets 21st century clinical practice’

How we Matter: Psychoanalysis in the 21st Century

31st Annual Spring Meeting

American Psychological Association, Division of Psychoanalysis,

NY, USA

2011

February 15

Race Does Gender: Lessons From the Psychodynamic Treatment of a Black, Gender Variant Child

New York University Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality

NY, USA

2011

January 12

Aberrant Sexualities: Where Do We Draw the Clinical Line?

In Special Symposium: ‘Whip Smart’-Sex, Sadomasochism and Psychoanalysis

1911-2011: Courage to Dream

Winter Meeting of the American Psychoanalytic Association

NY, USA

2010

October 22-23

Beyond Color-Blindedness in Gender

In panel: Psychoanalysis and Social Justice

Annual Meeting of The Association for the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society

Rutgers University

NJ, USA

2010

September 23

Consent’s Enigmas and Complications; Where Trauma Meets Sexual Sadomasochism

3rd Annual Alternative Sexualities Conference: Cultural Competencies, Clinical Issues, Research. Community-Academic Consortium for Research on Alternative Sexualities, LGBT Center

San Francisco, USA

2010

April 22-25

Non-Consensual Consent; Under the Aegis of the Unconscious

In panel: ‘Beyond Neutrality: On Taking Sides and Speaking the Unspeakable’

Wild Analysis: Then (1910) and Now (2010)

30th Annual Spring Meeting

American Psychological Association, Division of Psychoanalysis,

Chicago, USA

2010

April 22-25

Immigration; Trauma in the Shadow of the State

In panel: ‘Where the Wild Things Live: The use of a Supervision Group to Contain and Elaborate Disavowed and Multiple Self-Other Configurations

Wild Analysis: Then (1910) and Now (2010)

30th Annual Spring Meeting

American Psychological Association, Division of Psychoanalysis

Chicago, USA

2010

April 7-8

Non-Consensual Consent; Under the Aegis of the Unconscious

In panel: ‘Beyond Neutrality: On Taking Sides and Speaking the Unspeakable’

Critical Social Theory: Freud and Lacan for the 21st Century

The VII Annual Social Theory Forum

University of Massachusetts

Boston, USA

2010

February 25

On Consent; Race, Sexuality and Psychoanalysis

Plenary Panel on Psychoanalysis, Desire and Consent

Expanding the Relational Context

Annual Conference of the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis

San Francisco, USA

2010

February 20

Transgender-Parent; Reversing the Invisibility of Race and Class in Work with Gender Variant Children and Their Families

In panel: ‘Beyond Neutrality: On Taking Sides and Speaking the Unspeakable’

Second Annual Trans-Symposium

ICP

NY, USA

2009

October 15

Ferenczi: The Analyst of Last Resort, Understanding Primitive Mental States

Clinical Case Presenter

Psychoanalytic Training Institute of the New York Freudian Society

NY, USA

2009

April 30

Child Predators: Where Psychic Panic Collapses the Seam Between Reality and Fantasy

Spectacles of Childhood: Law, Child Pornography, and Sex Panic

Co-Sponsored by NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, NYU  Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality,  Studies in Gender and Sexuality

NY, USA

2008

January 16-20

Unconscious Fantasy in Working Relationally with a Terminally Ill Patient

Clinical Case Presenter

Interpretation from a Relational Perspective

Winter Meeting of the American Psychoanalytic Association

NY, USA

2006

April 19-23

Personal and Relational Meanings in Consensual Sadomasochism: Interviews with Practitioners

(video  interviews)

Love, Desire and Passions: Variety, Enigma and the Disruption of Psychoanalysis

26th Annual Spring Meeting

American Psychological Association, Division of Psychoanalysis

Philadelphia, USA

2004

November 5-7

Revisiting Alternative Sexualities in the Consulting Room; Interviews with Sadomasochists

Love and Desire

NYU Post-Doctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis Annual Retreat

CT, USA

2002

What Do (Wo)men Want: Gender Confusion and Narration of (Fe)male Desire in the Works of the Marquis de Sade

Enlightenment and Modernity

26th Annual Meeting of the Northeast American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies

NY, USA

2000

Beyond Sade and Evil: A Psychoanalytic Exploration of Self-Other Relations

25th Annual Meeting of the Northeast American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies

Halifax, Canada