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Contemporary Freudian Society

COWAP Conference "What Do Women Want Today?"

Two Session Program (8.5 Contact Hours)

Presenters: Graciela Abelin-Sas Rose • Patricia Alkolombre • Rosemary Balsam • Cecile R. Bassen • Margarita Cereijido • Paula L. Ellman • Elizabeth Fritsch •Leticia Glocer Fiorini • Nancy R. Goodman • Adrienne Harris • Janice S. Lieberman • Adriana Prengler • Arlene Kramer Richards
Dates: Friday, November 8, and Saturday, November 9, 2019
Location: Hogan Lovells, 555 13th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004
Time: Nov 8 - 5:30-9:00pm and Nov 9 - 8:30am-5:00pm

Leading international thinkers in the field will discuss contemporary answers to Freud’s classic question “what do women want?” Today, women are exploring new gender identities, gender dynamics, and family configurations. They want to be thought of as whole persons and free themselves from the echoes of a misogynistic sociocultural history. Of course, each woman will have her own answer.

Keynote speaker: Virginia Ungar, President, International Psychoanalytic Association

Sponsored By: COWAPWashington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis Contemporary Freudian SocietyWashington School of PsychiatryGeorge Washington UniversityWashington Professionals for the Study of Psychoanalysis



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Learning Objectives:

1) Discuss at least 2 different contemporary views about “what women want today?”
2) Identify different views about the body’s role in gender identity.
3) Define ways in which gender relations today are different from gender relations fifty years ago.
4) Describe how cultural change intersects with women's attitude toward maternity.
5) Identify effects of gender violence and misogyny in the psychic experience of women today.
6) Discuss ways in which changing notions about the feminine are empowering women today.
7) Identify two different ways in which traditional gender stereotypes are constricting.
8) Explain the dynamic between intra-psychic and cultural misogyny.

Continuing Education Contact Hours:

Physicians: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society, and The Contemporary Freudian Society. MedChi is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. MedChi designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 8.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  Partial participation in this program is contra-indicated.  The Contemporary Freudian Society is authorized by MedChi to grant CMEs for this program.  Upon completion of this program and online survey, participants will be granted certificates for 8.5 AMA PRA Category 1 credits.

Psychologists: The Contemporary Freudian Society is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  The Contemporary Freudian Society maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  CE credits are granted to participants with documented attendance of the entire program and completed evaluation form.  It is the responsibility of the participants seeking CE credits to comply with these requirements.  Upon completion of this program and evaluation form, participants will be granted 8.5 CE credits in the area of Cultural Diversity.  

Social Workers: The Social Work Boards of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia will grant continuing education credits to social workers attending a program offered by an APA authorized sponsor, provided they comply with the requirements stated above for Psychologists.

Professional Counselors:  The Boards of Professional Counselors in the District of Columbia and Virginia will accept continuing education credits for Counselors attending a program offered by an APA-authorized sponsor, provided they comply with the requirements stated above for psychologists.  The Board of Professional Counselors in Maryland will accept CE credits granted by a program that is recognized by the Maryland Board of Examiners for Psychologists and Social Workers.

Who should attend

The instructional level for this activity is advanced.

CFS Members $220
Non-CFS Members $220
Candidates and Students with Valid ID $90
Full refund 30 days prior to program date
For further information regarding this course, please contact Connie Stroboulis at or 732-446-4867.
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