Women's Bodies, Pregnancy, and the Pregnant Analyst
Lisa Deutscher, M.D.
Sarah Fox, M.D.
September 11, 2017 - October 2, 2017
8:30 - 10:00 PM
Candidates must have at least one case in supervised psychoanalysis to be eligible to take second year courses.
In this course, we will discuss the impact of her pregnancy on the analyst’s sense of herself and her work with her patient. We will address problematic conceptions of women’s bodies as well as discuss the impact of parenthood on the work of both men and women. The readings will be takeoff points for class discussions. Personal and clinical examples from the members of the class will allow for lively exchange of ideas.
Syllabus 2017 - 2018
Readings are posted.
Course participants will be able to:
1. recognize the influence of women's bodies on what is unique about the psychology of women.
2. recognize the impact of an analyst's pregnancy on the patient as well as the common countertransference responses of the pregnant analyst and how they can interfere with the analyst's ability to address issues around pregnancy with their patients.
Each student's participation in class discussion and his or her demonstration of understanding of the course objectives and reading material is assessed in a written evaluation by the instructor(s).