Center Families Program Recommends Upcoming Event for LGBT Parents
LGBT parents won’t want to miss this upcoming event on November 16 at 7 PM.
The William Alanson White Institute Parent Center presents:
- How does creating a family impact on LGBT couple life?
- How do we keep emotional and sexual connection alive with children in the picture?
- How can LGBT parents best use their childhood experiences of sexuality to inform their children’s development?
- How will a changing social landscape make the lives of our children different from our own?
Jacqueline Ferraro, D.M.H., Associate Director, The Parent Center
Moderator – Deborah Glazer, Ph.D. is the co editor of Gay and Lesbian Parenting. She is a psychologist/ psychoanalyst in private practice in Manhattan.
Suzanne Iasenza, Ph.D. - “Keeping Emotional and Sexual Connection Alive”
When baby makes three, LGBT couples often experience challenges to maintaining emotional closeness and sexual connection. Unconscious, interpersonal, and practical forces often burden expression of passion and play. Suzanne Iasenza, Ph.D. is on the faculties of the Institute for Contempoarary Psychotherapy (ICP) and Adelphi University’s Postgraduate Program in Psychoanalysis. She is co-editor of Lesbians and Psychoanalysis (1995) and Lesbians, Feminism, and Psychoanalysis (2005).
Scott J. Goldsmith, M.D. - “Letting Our Children Fly Carry-On: The Emotional Baggage of LGBT Parenting and its Role in Children’s Lives”
The journey to parenthood for most LGBT parents is a complicated one that, to varying degrees, requires creativity, courage, and endurance. An examination of this journey, and the rapidly shifting social and psychological climate that has accompanied it, is critical to ensuring that the issues many LGBT parents have faced inform, but do not overwhelm, their children’s psychological and sexual development. Scott J. Goldsmith, M.D. is an Associate Dean at Weill Cornell Medical College, where he is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry. His work has been published in Psychoanalytic Inquiry and the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, where he was awarded the Ralph Roughton Prize for an outstanding contribution to the psychoanalytic literature on homosexuality.
Parents will be have ample time to ask questions and participate in the discussion
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Pre-registration: $25 per person/ $30 at the door
William Alanson White Institute
20 West 74th Street
New York, NY 10023
To register contact Diane Amato at firstname.lastname@example.org or (212) 873-0725 Ext. 20