San Francisco Psychoanalytic Student Seminars: Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with Gay Men: Developmental & Clinical Considerations

San Francisco Psychoanalytic Student Seminars 2013-2014

These seminars are offered as a community service intended to supplement local training with psychoanalytic clinical instruction.   The courses are offered free of charge to pre-doctoral and post-doctoral psychology interns, psychiatry residents, and pre-licensed MFT and social work interns currently in clinical placements.

Title: Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with Gay Men: Developmental & Clinical Considerations
Dates: Wednesdays, March 5, 12, 19, 26, 2014
Time: 07:30pm - 09:00pm
Instructor: Gary Grossman, Ph.D.
Location: San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis
444 Natoma Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Cost: Free
To Register: Please contact Aaron Chow at 415-563-5815 or

This seminar will present a contemporary psychoanalytic perspective for working with gay men in psychotherapy. The essentialist perspective on gender identity and sexual orientation inherent in traditional psychoanalytic theory will be critiqued. Recent psychoanalytic contributions addressing gay male experiences will also be reviewed, with an emphasis on highlighting important developmental milestones. The implications of psychoanalytic theory for gay patients will be examined in the literature and through clinical illustrations from the instructor and students.

Gary Grossman, Ph.D.  Member and Faculty, San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis; Private practice, San Francisco. (415) 928-4662,

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