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posted Aug 19, 2017, 5:22 PM by Crissy Nolen   [ updated Aug 19, 2017, 5:32 PM ]
Home/Body - 
Presented by Gemma Marangoni Ainslie, PhD

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 
7:00-9:00 PM

7:00 Networking | 7:30 Presentation (1.5 CEUs)

The Council on Recovery - Houston
303 Jackson Hill St, Houston, TX 77007

This event is free and open to the public.
Free parking on the north side of the building.

CEU Fees
Members & Students: No Charge
Friends: $20 | Non-Members: $40

This presentation will begin with tracing the history of the psychoanalytic home office setting from Freud’s in Vienna, which clearly had implications for the developing theory of psychoanalysis, through current commentary on home offices. The emphasis will be on the intimate qualities of bodily experience for both analyst/therapist and patients when the physical space is obviously related to the therapist’s non-analytic life and on themes that intimacy underscores. Recent controversies as to the seductive quality of home office settings will be reviewed with an eye towards appreciating the different and additional experiences that seeing patients in one’s home inevitably evoke in both members of the therapeutic dyad. Clinical material will highlight heightened embodied and enacted themes, especially those related to spaces other than the consulting room – e.g., doorways and their related views, waiting area furnishings, the bathroom - as well as the additional potential countertransferential pressures brought to bear when seeing patients in one’s home.This is an intermediate-level presentation, and Dr. Ainslie will read portions of her paper to the audience.

  1. To understand legal considerations in establishing a home office for the practice of psychotherapy and/or psychoanalysis.
  2. To understand ethical considerations for the establishment of a home office for the practice of psychotherapy and/or psychoanalysis.
  3. To consider potential transferential and counter transferential implications of the home office, especially as they relate to the body.

Gemma Marangoni Ainslie is a psychologist-psychoanalyst in private practice. She earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and is a Fellow and a Diplomate of The Academy of Psychoanalysis in the American Psychological Association. As well as being on the faculty of the Center for Psychoanalytic Studies, Gemma has been a visiting faculty member at the Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis and the Minnesota Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. She has served as Member-at-Large on the Division 39 Board, and as President of the Sections of Local Chapters, of Women, Gender and Psychoanalysis, and of Psychologist-Psychoanalyst Practitioners. Gemma has presented nationally and internationally on topics such as countertransferential aspects of dream
interpretation, psychoanalysis and the arts (film, poetry), metaphor, and gender development. She is a member of the Editorial Board of PsyCritiques, and among her publications is co-editorship of Psychoanalytic Reflections on a Gendr-free Case: Into the Void. Her private practice includes treatment of adults, adolescents, and childr en, as well as supervision and consultation. Gemma was the Founding President of ASPP.

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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 The Center for Psychoanalytic Studies. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.”

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Crissy Nolen,
Aug 19, 2017, 5:23 PM