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Trauma and the Development of a Psychotic Defensive Structure in a Transgender-Identified Patient

  • Saturday, March 19, 2016
  • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • 120 Commonwealth Ave., (Between Euclid & Geary) S.F., CA. 94118

The American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work in joint sponsorship with The Sanville Institute And the California Society for Clinical Social Work Presents:

Program: “Trauma and the Development of a Psychotic Defensive Structure in a Transgender-Identified Patient”

Presenter:  Robyn L. Stukalin, MS, LCSW

Date:  Saturday, March 19, 2016

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Gender Specialist Robyn Stukalin will share a case presentation based on her work with a transgender-identified individual with a history of early childhood trauma. Robyn will describe the process of her patient’s development of a psychotic defensive structure and complex gender identity. Participants will see the way in which Robyn’s understanding of her patient evolved. She will show how psychoanalytic theory provided her with a foundation for working with this challenging patient.

We will see the progression of Robyn’s thoughts as she struggled to make sense of the uncanny, the mergers and the way in which her patient seemed to be everywhere at some points in their work together. The triumph of this treatment is both the courage of the patient herself and the way in which Robyn intuitively understands and remains open to her patient’s experience without impinging, allowing her the space to self define, feel and slowly put words to her experiences.

Robyn L. Stukalin, MS., LCSW is a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist in private practice in San Francisco, CA, who has been working with transgender, transsexual and gender non-conforming people since the early 1990s.  In addition to receiving her masters degree in Counseling and Social Work, Robyn has completed the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program at SFCP.  She is on the program committee for the Northern CA Chapter of AAPCSW, the Gender and Sexuality and Psychotherapy Associates Committees of the American Association of Psychoanalysis and is a mentor for CCSW.  Robyn has published, teaches and consults on transgender issues both locally and nationally.

Location: 120 Commonwealth Ave., (Between Euclid & Geary) S.F., CA. 94118 (bus-lines: #38 Geary and #1 California)

Home office of Gabie Berliner, PhD, LCSW – (call for directions) 415-751-3766

Coffee & refreshments provided: Suggested donation $15. (Cash or check to NIPER-AAPCSW) No one turned away for lack of funds.

2.5 CE credits offered to LCSW’S, MFT’S, and Psychologists by the Sanville Institute: BBS CE

Provider #PCE 272 for LCSWs and MFTs The Sanville Institute is approved by the CPA OPD to sponsor continuing education for psychologists in California and maintains responsibility for this program and its content. CPA PAS SAN 150.

Seating is limited: please RSVP by E-mail: MeccaCannariato@yahoo.com

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