YEAR 3 | Trimester 2 Gender and Sexuality in Psychoanalytic Theory and Practice

YEAR 3 | Trimester 2 Gender and Sexuality in Psychoanalytic Theory and Practice

Looking at Freud: 3/15/18

Dimen, M  (2003). The Third Step: Freud, the Feminists, and Postmodernism. In Sexuality, Intimacy, Power (pp. 63-81) Hillsdale, NJ: The Analytic Press

Harris, A. (1991) Gender as Contradiction. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 1 (2): 197-224.

Gender Development: Relational and Postmodernism


Dimen, M (1991). Deconstructing difference: gender, splitting, and transitional space

Elise, Dianne (2001) Unlawful Entry: Male Fears of Psychic Penetration. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 11 (4): 499-531


Harris, A. (1997). Aggression, envy and ambition: Circulating tensions in women’s psychic life. Gender and Psychoanalysis, 2:291-325.

Harris, A. (2000) Gender as a Soft Assembly: Tomboys’ Stories. Gender and Sexuality   1(3):223-250

Recommended Reading:

Benjamin, J. (1991) Father and daughter: Identification with difference. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 1: 277-299


Developmental Issues in Sexual Identity Deveopment


Chodorow, N. (1992). Heterosexuality as a compromise formation: Reflections on the psychoanalytic theory of sexual development (is Professor of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley; Advanced Associate, San Francisco Psychoanalytic Institute.


Corbett, K. (2001) More Life. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 11:313-35


Lynch, P. (2015). Intimacy, desire and shame in gay male sexuality. In: Sexualties: Contemporary Psychoanalytic Perspectives, Lemma & Lynch, editors. New York: Routledge.

Lynch, P. (2002). Yearning for Love and Cruising for Sex: Returning to Freud to Understand Some Gay Men Annual of Psychoanalysis, 30:175-189


Transgender Patients


Hansbury, Griffin (2005). Mourning the Loss of the Idealized Self: A Transsexual Passage Psychoanalytic Social Work 12 (1): 19-35

Saketopoulou, A. (2011). Minding the Gap: Intersections Between Gender, Race, and Class in Work with Gender Variant Children. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 21: 192-209.


Saketopoulou, A. (2014). Mourning the Body as Bedrock: Developmental Considerations in Treating Transsexual Patients Analytically. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 62 (5) 773-806

The Subjectivity of the Analyst


McWilliams, Nancy, PhD. (1996) Therapy across the Sexual Orientation Boundary: Reflections of a Heterosexual Female Analyst on Working with Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Patients Gender and Psychoanalysis, 1:203-221.

Suchet, M. (2011) Crossing Over. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 21: 172-191

Sexual Desire


Blechner, M (2009) Polymorphous without Perversity: A Queer View of Desire. In Sex Changes: Transformations in Society and Psychoanalysis (pp 157).

Saketopoulou, Avgi, (2014)To Suffer Pleasure: The Shattering of the Ego as the Psychic Labor of Perverse Sexuality: Studies in Gender and Sexuality, 15(4):254-268


Stein, Ruth. (2008). The Otherness of Sexuality: Excess J. Amer. Psychoanal. Assn. 56(1): 43-71.

Dimen, M (2003).. Perversion is Us? Eight Notes.  In Sexuality, Intimacy, Power (pp 257-291). Hillsdale, NJ: The Analytic Press.

Erotic Transference and countertransference


Celenza, A. (2010). The Guilty Pleasure of Erotic Countertransference: Searching for Radial True. Studies in Gender and Sexuality, 11: 175-183

Davies, J. (1994) Love in the Afternoon: A relational reconsideration of desire and dread and countertransference. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 4:153-170