Tuesday Seminar - Perversion - Megan Kolano, PsyD
What is perversion? An obligatory and unusual fantasy or object that is necessary for sexual excitement? A characterological or ritualized denial of castration and difference? The special manner in which one yields to reality? A reversal of trauma into triumph? A gender disorder? An attempt to search for limits in a limitless world? A way of protecting from a crumbling pre-psychotic self? A defense against intimacy? An attempt to tame a frightening object? A sexualization of guilt, envy, and a need for control?
Throughout this course we will grapple with these questions and try to understand the theoretical and structural underpinnings of perversion, how the concept has developed over time, the utility of perversion as a concept when working clinically, and potential countertransference traps one might encounter when working with perversion. In addition to the assigned and optional readings, there will also be space each week for participants to follow their own interests, read something of their own choosing, and present their learning to the class for discussion.
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Participants will understand the psychoanalytic and theoretical underpinnings of Perversion and its development.
Participants will be able to articulate the qualities of a perverse structure
Participants will learn to recognize signs they might be in a perverse dynamic in their clinical work, including potential countertransference traps
Participants will be able to articulate theoretical shifts in perversion as a concept over time
Participants will grapple with the gendered nature of perversion, understand its traditional manifestations across gender lines, and explain why it has historically been termed “a gender disorder.”
Dr. Megan Kolano is a staff psychologist at the Austen Riggs Center. After earning her bachelor’s degrees in psychology and criminal justice from Virginia Commonwealth University, she went on to earn her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She completed a two-year fellowship with the Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis and has worked clinically in a variety of contexts including community-based residential settings, psychiatric hospitals, psychoanalytic institutes and outpatient private practices. She is also a graduate of the Fellowship Program at the Austen Riggs Center. Dr. Kolano enjoys writing, teaching and has taught scoring and interpretive techniques in intellectual and projective testing. She has presented professionally on subjects such as schizophrenia, psychosis and spiritual experiences, object-relating and subject-relating in adolescent texting, working psychoanalytically with individuals with developmental disabilities and humor and horror in teaching the Rorschach.
Austen Riggs Center Inc. confirms that Daniel Knauss, PsyD nor anyone involved in the planning of the CME event, has disclosed a potential conflict of interest.
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- 9.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™Austen Riggs Center,Inc. is accredited by the Massachusetts Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Austen Riggs Center, Inc. designates this Live for a maximum of 9.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 9.00 APAThe Austen Riggs Center, Inc. designates this live interactive webinar for 9.00 continuing education credit(s) (CE) for psychology. The Austen Riggs Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Austen Riggs Center maintains responsibility for the program and its content.