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AAPCSW Northern California Chapter

  • Saturday, January 11, 2014
  • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • 120 Commonwealth Ave., (Between Euclid & Geary) S.F., CA. 94118


AAPCSW Northern California Chapter


California Society for Clinical Social Work



Lesbian Parenting: Facts and Fantasies  

Presented By: Janet Linder, PhD, LCSW 


“Intentional lesbian parenting is a relatively recent socio-cultural phenomenon. Here in the San Francisco Bay Area we have one of the largest lesbian parenting communities in the country, and in fact, in the world.” She will present research findings from her Sanville Institute doctoral dissertation, “Lesbian Non-biological Mothers/Parents During the Transition to Parenthood,” and she will share fantasies of lesbian mothers and parents from her interviews and clinical work.  Her presentation will address relationship satisfaction, division of labor, gender dynamics, sex, and point to contrasts with opposite sex parenting couples. The transition to parenthood and the role of the non-biological mother/parent will be emphasized. As always, we welcome your observations and countertransference experiences from your own clinical work.



Janet Linder, PhD, LCSW is in private practice in San Francisco and Berkeley for nearly three decades. She is on the faculties of the Women's Therapy Center and The Psychotherapy Institute, Berkeley. She leads a weekly supervision group for new therapists, and specializes in working with trauma, addiction, gender, parenting, and couples.  She received her PhD from the Sanville Institute.


This course meets the qualifications for 2.5hrs of CE credit for LCSWs, LMFTs, and LPCCs as required by the CA BBS. PCE #1


Seating is limited: please RSVP by E-mail to ritakaruna@mac.com


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