THE PROGRAM COMMITTEE OF THE
NATIONAL PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION FOR PSYCHOANALYSIS
Reading Transphobic Countertransferences
in a Century of Psychoanalytic Writing
Griffin Hansbury, MA, LCSW-R
Friday, June 14th, 2019
2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
40 West 13 Street, # 216
(Between 5th and 6th Avenues)
Handicap accessible facility
In this presentation, Hansbury will read through a century of psychoanalytic literature on transgender patients, from Freud’s applied analysis on the case of Schreber to today’s relational trans-affirmative psychoanalysts. He describes four “unthinkable anxieties” that can give rise to transphobic countertransference reactions in cisgender analysts working with transgender patients. The analyst’s response to these reactions may be harmful to the work and to the patient; in this presentation Hansbury offers ways of working with trans patients that are trans-positive.
Griffin Hansbury a psychoanalyst in private practice in New York City and a frequent presenter on transgender issues. His writing on the subject has appeared in several journals, including the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, Psychoanalytic Dialogues, and Studies in Gender and Sexuality. He received the 2015 Ralph Roughton Paper Award from the American Psychoanalytic Association. Outside of analysis, he is the author of Vanishing New York: How a Great City Lost Its Soul.
Open to NPAP members and candidates at No Cost