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2024
   May 21

2024
   May 18

Sexuality Beyond Consent
The Guild of Psychotherapists, Race and Culture Committee
Yale Psychiatry Residents  
Virtual Event

Scientific Meeting, Discussant for Oren Gozlan's Paper  
The Western New England Institute for Psychoanalysis  
Virtual Event

 

2024
   May 18

Resisting the Allure of the Reparative: the Ethics of Sadism, the Ethics of Responsibility 
"Social Structures and their Symptoms: Psychoanalysis in Clinical Practice and Social Theory"  
Franke Institute for the Humanities, University of Chicago  
Chicago, USA

 

2024
   May 16

Traumatophilia: Notes on Libidinal Fugitivity  Traumatophilia: Notes on Libidinal Fugitivity

Paul A. Dewald Lecture   
St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute  
Virtual Event

2024
   April 28

Traumatophilia Workshop, with Avgi Saketopoulou and Jyoti Rao 
The Guild of Psychotherapists, Race and Culture Committee
'Radical Roots vs Today's Hubris'  
UK 

 

2024
   April 26

Ann Pellegrini and Avgi Saketopoulou: Gender Without Identity  
Psychoanalysis Study group  
Leslie Center for the Humanities  
Dartmouth College  
Hanover, NH

 

2024
   April 22

Thinking Gender Without Identity    
Lectures on Psychoanalysis  
Tehran, Iran

 

2024
   April 20

Transition All the Way Down: Against Core Gender Identity     
Greene Clinic  
Brooklyn, NY USA 

 

2024
   April 20

Repetition and the Thirst Trap of Trauma in Carolina Bianchi's The Bride and the Goodnight Cinderella
Massachusetts Association of Psychoanalytic Psychology
 

2024
   April 12

Gender Without Identity, Development Without Developmentalism
Denver Psychoanalytic Society  

2024
   April 5

Sadisms: the Ruse and the Risk
Keynote Address
Division 39 Annual Meeting, Theme: "Sex"  
Washington DC, USA

 

2024
   April 4

Meet-the-Author: Avgi Saketopoulou and Ann Pellegrini, "Gender Without Identity"   
Division 39 Annual Meeting, Theme: "Sex"  
Washington DC, USA

 

2024
   March 30

Beyond Platitudes and Party Lines: Transness and Trauma As Generative Resource in Queer Life  
Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies   
NYC, USA 

 

2024
   March 16

Gender Through the Resource of Traumatophilia: Psychoanalytic Ethics and Intergenerational Trauma  
Psychoanalytic Soirée  
IPA Vermont Psychoanalytic Study Group  
Burlington, VT, USA

 

2024
   March 13

Avgi Saketopoulou and Ed Cohen present "Sexuality Beyond Consent" and "On Learning to Heal"  
P&T Knitwear Bookstore  
NYC, USA 

 

2024
   March 9

Against Transantagonism: A Metapsychology for the Flourishing of Trans Children
Beata Rank Lecture  
Boston Psychoanalytic Institute & Society  
Boston, USA

 

2024
   March 8

The Force of Trauma, the Force of Desire: Carolina Bianchi's Cadela Força Graduate Theatre and Performance Studies Colloquium  
Brown University  
Providence, RI 

 

2024
   March 4

Can We Think Gender Without Recourse to Identity?
Emory University Psychoanalytic Studies Program  
Colloquium Series  
Atlanta, GA , USA

 

2024
   March 2

Gender, Race, and Sexuality Through the Resource of Traumatophilia Newport Psychoanalytic Institute in Southern California 
CA, USA 

 

2024
   February 24

On Taking Sides: Clinical Encounters With Nonbinary Genders  
Distinguished Speaker Series  
Northwestern Psychoanalytic Society and Institute 
Virtual Event | Seattle, USA

 

2024
   February 17

Trauma As Resource: Thinking Differently About Race, Sexuality, and Gender​  
KOWA group  
Pittsburgh, USA

 

2024
   February 11

Gender Without Identity: Avgi Saketopoulou and Ann Pellegrini with Barnaby Barratt  
Thinking Psychoanalytically with Michael Benn  
Live Conversation  
NYC, USA

 

2024
   January 28

Gender Identity: Critical Interrogations of a Stalemated Concept
Division 39
Kadji Amin, Ann Pellegrini, and Avgi Saketopoulou
Virtual Event

 

2024
   January 28

Sexuality Beyond Consent: Avgi Saketopoulou in Conversation With Barnaby Barratt
Thinking Psychoanalytically with Michael Benn  
Live Conversation
Johannesburg, South Africa

 

2024
   January 20
European Book Tour 

Philosophical Colloquium with Avgi Saketopoulou on "Sexuality Beyond Consent", curated by Stefanie Rinke and Tobias Wieland  
Expanding Body Thoughts, Prospectives for the Future  
Institut Für Körperforschung Und Sexuelle Kultur  
Berlin, Germany

 

2024
   January 19
European Book Tour 

Gender Without Identity, Authors Discuss With Ruth Ramsden-Karelse and Marta Aleksandrowicz  
Institute for Cultural Inquiry  
Berlin, Germany

 

2024
   January 18
European Book Tour 

Gender Without Identity, Book Presentation by Avgi Saketopoulou and Ann Pellegrini  
Freud Museum  
Vienna, Austria | Watch here

 

2024
   January 17
European Book Tour 

Keynote Event on Gender Without Identity and Transdisciplinary Roundtable with Ben Moore, Lieks Hettinga, Marija Cetinić, and Eva Hayward
The Netherlands Research School of Gender Studies  
Trans* and Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Contemporary Cultural Issues, Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis  
Netherlands School for Cultural Analysis  
Gender Studies Department, Utrecht University  
Utrecht, Netherlands

 

2024
   January 17
European Book Tour 

Gender, Psychoanalysis, and Beyond: (Re)Thinking Embodiment, Culture, and Trauma - Workshop and Roundtable with Ann Pellegrini and Avgi Saketopoulou
The Netherlands Research School of Gender Studies  
Trans* and Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Contemporary Cultural Issues, Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis  
Netherlands School for Cultural Analysis  
Gender Studies Department, Utrecht University  
Utrecht, Netherlands 

 

2024
   January 16
European Book Tour 

Gender Without Identity, with Discussion with Avgi Saketopoulou and Ann Pellegrini 
'We Have Never Had Sex' -- Seminar Series (2024)  
Sex Negativity, Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis  
The Netherlands School for Cultural Analysis  
University of Amsterdam  
Amsterdam, Netherlands

 

2024
   January 15
European Book Tour 

Gender Without Identity, with Discussion with Avgi Saketopoulou and Ann Pellegrini 
Libreria Antigone  
Milan, Italy 

 

2024
   January 13
European Book Tour 

Gender Without Identity, Avgi Saketopoulou and Ann Pellegrini Discuss With Joanna Kellond   
Event Sponsored by the Red Clinic  
Brighton, UK | Watch here

 

2024
   January 12

Sexuality Beyond Consent: A Conversation Between Adam Phillips and Avgi Saketopoulou  
Freud Museum, Event Sponsored by the Red Clinic   
London, UK | Watch here

 

2023
   November 5

Getting Turned on in the Theater: the Thirst Trap of Trauma and Ethical Sadism  
In panel "Public Sex", American Studies Association  
Montreal, Canada 

 

2023
   October 28

Traumatophilia and Anti-Racist Racism: On Brushing Up Against Wounds  
Distinguished Speakers Series  
Northwest Alliance for Psychoanalytic Study 

Virtual Event
 

2023
   November 20

Sexuality Beyond Consent: a Conversation Between Avgi Saketopoulou and Lakshmi Padmanabhan  
Freud Museum, London  
Virtual Event
 

2023
   October 23

Palestine Solidarity: Speak Out/Talk Back 
The Red Clinic
Online Event | Watch here
 

2023
   October 13

Sexuality Beyond Consent: Risk, Race, Traumatophilia  
Group Discussion
Grief, Queerness, and Disability Reading Group  
University of Texas at Austin, USA

 

2023
   October 12

Trauma As Thirst Trap: “Fuck Catharsis" and the Work of Carolina Bianchi.​  
Keynote "Sexuality Beyond the Law" Conference  
Comparative Literary Studies  
Northwestern University  
Chicago, USA

2023
   October 7

Gender Without Identity  
Invited address with Dr. Ann Pellegrini  
Psychology and the Other  
Boston, USA 

 

2023
   October 5

Gender Without Identity: Book Reading and Conversation with the Authors  
All She Wrote Books  
Psychology and the Other  
Sommerville, MA. USA

 

2023
   October 5

Doing Things With Trauma: an Introduction to Traumatophilia  
Pre-Conference Day-Long Workshop  
Psychology and the Other  
Boston, USA

 

2023
   September 28

Gender Without Identity  
Barnard Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies  
Barnard Center for Research on Women  
NYC, USA | Watch here

 

2023
   June 22

Book Reading: Gender Without Identity
With co-author Ann Pellegrini & Kadji Amin as Interlocutor
Greenlight Bookstore, Brooklyn, Virtual Event
NYC, USA
 

2023
   July 20

Book Reading/Signing: Gender Without Identity  
Books & Books, Inc.  
Coral Gables FL, USA

 

2023
   June 15

In-Person Book Launch: Gender Without Identity
With co-author Dr. Ann Pellegrini, & Griffin Hansbury as Interlocutor
Bureau of General Services, Queer Division
NYC, USA

 

2023
   June 10

Reflections on Gender and the Infantile Sexual: How We Work With Gender and How Gender Works Us   
Deutsche Psychoanalytische Gesellschaft / German Psychoanalytical Society
Weimar, Germany

 

2023
   June 12

A Psychoanalysis Worth Fighting For: Towards the Flourishing of Queer and Trans Life  
Queer(ing) Psychoanalysis Lecture Series
International Psychoanalytic University
Berlin, Germany

 

2023
   May 19

Beyond Repair: On the Sadism of Performance
Object Relations Symposium: Performance and Race at the Edge of Theory
Northwestern University
Evanston, USA

 

2023
   May 8

Ethical Sadism and the Erotics of Racism: From Trauma to Traumatophilia   
Sponsoring organizations: JPACP (The Johannesburg Psychoanalytic Couples Therapy Group) in association with the (ACPP) Association of Couples Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Groups, South Africa and SAPC (the South African Psychoanalytic Confederation)
Scientific Meeting  
Johannesburg, South Africa

 

2023
   May 7

Sexuality Beyond Consent: Risk, Race, Traumatophilia Psychoanalytic Book Launch With Avgi Saketopoulou, Dominique Scarfone, Michelle Stephens, moderated by Kristen Beesley  
Virtual Event | Watch here

 

2023
   May 6

Sebastian Thrul Interviews Avgi Saketopoulou on Sexuality Beyond Consent: Risk, Race, Traumatophilia   
Free Association, FORWARD  
Virtual Event | Watch here

 

2023
   April 29

Meet the Author: Sexuality Beyond Consent: Risk, Race, Traumatophilia 
Division 39, Annual Spring Meeting
New York, USA

 

2023
   April 26

Sexuality Beyond Consent: Risk, Race, Traumatophilia; A Conversation Between Avgi Saketopoulou and Samantha Rose Hill 
New York University Bookstore
New York, USA

 

2023
   April 22

The Work of Gender and Sexuality and How Gender and Sexuality Work Us: Part II, Gender and Sexuality
Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (IPTAR)
Faculty Development Workshop
New York, USA

 

2023
   April 1

Gender Without Identity, Psychoanalysis Without Etiology: On Not Harming Trans Children and on the Flourishing of Trans Life
Seminar Series
IARPP, Australian Chapter

 

2023
   March 31

An Introduction to Traumatophilia: Race, Trauma, Transformation
Organized by The Site for Contemporary Psychoanalysis
London, UK
 

2023
   March 28

In Panel- Taking Time: a Psychosocial Exploration of Waiting and Care With the Tavistock’s Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS)
Waiting Times: a Multi-Stranded Research Project on the Temporalities of Healthcare

London, UK
 

2023
   March 23

An Evening of Sexuality Beyond Consent: Avgi Saketopoulou in Conversation With Romy Reading
Relational track event

New York University Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis
New York, USA
 

2023
   March 11-12

Candidate Seminar - Doing Things With Trauma: an Introduction to Traumatophilia
Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California, Visiting Scholar
San Francisco, USA

 

2023
   March 11

Community Presentation - Dilating Psychoanalytic Trauma Discourse: on Pleasure and Poignancy
Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California, Visiting Scholar
San Francisco, USA

 

2023
   March 10

Faculty Talk - One Is Not Born but Becomes Queer: the Fiction of Gender Identity 
Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California, Visiting Scholar
San Francisco, USA

 

2023
   January 14

The Work of Gender and Sexuality and How Gender and Sexuality Work Us: Part I, Gender
Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (IPTAR)
Faculty Development Workshop

NY, USA

 

2023
   January 19

Talkback - "Slave Play" 
Short North Stage
Ohio, USA

 

2023
   January 18

Towards a Theory of Traumatophilia: Translation, De-Translation, Re-Translation
Canadian Psychoanalytic Society, Quebec English Branch
Montreal, Canada

2023
   January 7

Psychoanalytic Reflections on Trans Adolescence: Puberty as Threshold
Panel: Trans and non-binary genders across the age spectrum: a symposium honoring the memory of Dr. Don Spivak
Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute
Michigan, USA
 

2023
   January 3

Queer Desire and the Post-Colonial: Beyond Repetition Compulsion
Keynote Address
Conference on Queerness
Committee on Women and Psychoanalysis, IPA
New Delhi, India

 

2022
   November 26

Contemporary Views on Sex and Gender: Frosso Moureli and Christina Azopoulou interview Avgi Saketopoulou
Τρόποι και τόποι αντίστασης, ασφάλειας και πολυφωνίας: Ανισότητες, βίες και καταστροφές/Modes and loci of resistance, security, and polyphony: Inequities, violences and destructions.
Εταιρεία Οικογενειακής Θεραπείας Βόρειας Ελλάδας/Institute for Family Therapy of Northern Greece
Thessaloniki, Greece

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, USA

 

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 DC, USA

 

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, USA
 

   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, USA
 

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
Scientific Meeting, co-presented 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

   March 12

   March 13

Immersive Study Weekend, "Slave Play"
Private Study Group
Los Angeles, USA

 

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 Psychic Afterlife of Racial Slavery: Limit Consent, Repetition, and Degrees of Psychic Freedom
Oregon Psychoanalytic Center
 

2022

   January 8

   January 9

Immersive Study Weekend, "Slave Play"
Private Study Group
Virtual Meeting for NYU Postdoc Candidates, USA

 

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

The Change We Say We Want Comes at a Cost: 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

Crisis As Opportunity: Covid, BLM, and Analytic Unsettlement
In Panel: Displacement and Disruption in our Psychoanalytic Location during the Pandemic: Daria Colombo, Anton Hart, and Avgi Saketopoulou in Conversation. 
American Psychoanalytic Association, National Winter Meeting
Ticho Lecture Panel
 

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

Scientific Meeting, 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 14

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
Faculty Development Workshop
Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute
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   January 20

Understanding the Infantile Erotic Countertransference: Ethics, Infantile Sexuality and the Role of the Psychoanalytic Collective in Mourning the Patient As a Sexual Object
Ethics Committee and Patient and Colleague Assistance Committee
Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute
 

2017
   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

   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

   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 25

This Compromise Formation That Is Gender: Countertransferential Difficulties in Work With Transgender Analysands

49th Congress of the International Psychoanalytic Association

Boston, USA

2015
   July 24

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 13

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
   April 26

Consent: a Doubletake on the Oedipal Complex
34th Annual Spring Meeting
Division of Psychoanalysis, APA
NYC, 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

Coerced Into the Inevitable: Oedipus and the Myth of Consent
Psychology and the Other Conference
Boston, USA

 

2013
   June 15

Developmental Fiascos: When Childhood Gender Variance Presses on Mental Health

Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference

PA, USA

2013
   May 3

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 27

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

 

2013
   March 15

Binary As Symptom: the Analyst's Unconscious
Discusssion of Barbara Tholfsen's paper: "Can we talk? Relational and Lacanian Psychoanalysis on the brink of a conversation"
APPCSW Annual Meeting
North Carolina, USA

 

2013
   January 27

Perversion’s Aspiration: Excess, Dysregulation, Unformulated States
Fall Relational Colloquium

New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis
NY, USA

 

2013
   January 27

The Goldilocks Axiom in Sex and Gender.
Discussion of Andrea Celenza's paper "Perverse female strategies: the creation of an objectified self"
Winter Annual Meeting of the American Psychoanalytic Association
NYC, USA

 

2012
   October 19

To Suffer Pleasure: Sexuality, Limit Experience and the Shattering of the Ego
Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis, Annual Colloquium
NY, USA

 

2012
   June 16

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 2

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 21

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
Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy
NY, USA

 

2012
   January 21

Fantastic Failures: Homosexuality, Culture, Gender.
Invited panel: Gender, Development, Structure, and Culture
NYU Postdoctoral Program's 50th Celebration Conference
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 15

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
Annual Winter Meeting of the American Psychoanalytic Association
NY, USA

 

2010
   October 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 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

 

   April 23

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

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
Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy
NY, USA

 

2010
   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 18

Unconscious Fantasy in Working Relationally With a Terminally Ill Patient
Clinical Case Presenter
Interpretation from a Relational Perspective
Annual Winter Meeting of the American Psychoanalytic Association
NY, USA

 

2006
   April 20

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

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
   March 13

The Contribution of Early Childhood Experience on the Marquis De Sade's Thought and Literary Production
First International Congress on Sade
University of South Carolina
Charleston, USA

 

2002
   March 5

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

 

2001
January 13

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

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