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POSTPONED UNTIL FEB 2022 | SIP Study morning: The psychoanalytic encounter with transgender and non-binary patients

17/07/2021 @ 10:00 AM 12:00 PM

This event has now been postponed until February 2022 (exact date TBC). All attendees will be contacted via email – we apologise for any inconvenience!

  • Online (Zoom) event for SIP Members & Associates only
  • February 2022 (exact date TBC)
  • 10 am – 12 pm
  • Tickets £15 – £25

Psychoanalytic accounts of gender variant patients in the literature are rare. Psychoanalysis with these patients suffers from historical biases that determine short-sighted and pathologising interpretations of gender diversity. It is however possible to take an open and affirmative approach to gender reassignment during the crucial years preceding the decision to undergo gender reassignment surgery. This can be done by considering the patient’s identifications and dreams as a developmental process of their transition path, and analysing transferential and counter-transferential patterns in the therapeutic relationship.

About Dr. Guido Giovanardi

Guido Giovanardi is in private practice in Rome and is a Post-doc at the Department of Dynamic and Clinical Psychology, Faculty of Medicine and Psychology, Sapienza University of Rome.

He is affiliated to A.I.P.A. (The Italian Association of Analytical Psychology). In 2017 he was a visiting scholar at the Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS), Tavistock and Portman Clinic, London, UK. He has published extensively on gender diversity, body dissatisfaction and autism, among adults, children and adolescents. His most recent article is Giovanardi, G. et al (2020) Paola on the Couch: The Quest for Feminine Identity in an Empirically Supported Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy of a Trans Woman, in Psychoanalytic Psychology (advance online publication available here).