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2020 Program Archive

The Advanced Clinical Education Foundation of the NYSSCSW Presents our:

51st Annual Education Conference: Emerging Voices - Day 1

Program Description

Gender Relations Today By Graciela Abelin-Sas Rose MD

This presentation considers the conditions of women in the world today. It reflects on the changes that have taken place in the concepts of feminine and masculine in the western world in the last decades and its impact on the relationship between genders. It underlines the problem of using easy superficial categorizations about gender issues in our present society, which may lead to false conclusions.

What Women Want and What is Wanted by Women? By Arlene Kramer-Richards, Ed.D.

This presentation describes changes in psychoanalytic theory of female development, sexuality and desire. Contrasting ideas of equality feminism with ideas of difference feminism, it highlights complexity, contradiction and progress in formulating feminist agendas. Most
importantly, it describes a change in gender roles dictated by social and economic change in a community pushed to adapt by giving up its rigid male gender roles and the impact of this on female gender roles, female self -esteem and male self-image. It adds a psychoanalytic understanding of how development interacts with environment in the selection of which aspects of gender roles are more tightly held and which are more available for adaptive change.

Registration Options

*NYSSCSW Discount applies to NYSSCSW members in good standing only.

**Student Discount only applies to full time students currently enrolled in social work and MHP master level programs.


Saturday, October 24, 2020

10:00am - 12:30pm

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Graciela Abelin-Sas Rose, M.D. and Arlene Kramer-Richards, Ed.D.

Program Originator:

ACE Foundation



contact Hours:

2.5 Contact Hours Will Be Awarded For This Program

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Program Details

Presentation 1

After attending this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the difficult conditions of women in the world today including women who reside in democratic societies.
  2. Define the conceptualization of feminine and masculine and describe how they have affected couple relationships in the last decades.
  3. Explain the risk of applying ready-made categories to think about couple relationships.

Presentation 2

After attending this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe differences between Freud’s theoretical; assertions about female development and desire and his actual treatment of women relatives, patients and colleagues.
  2. Explain the psychoanalytic theory about female development in the work of women analysts influenced by second wave feminists.
  3. Identify three of the effects of social change on gender roles in contemporary working class men and women.

Psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, licensed psychoanalysts, nurse practitioners and family and marriage/couple therapists and mental health counselors.

This seminar is appropriate for clinicians with all levels of experience.

Dr. Abelin-Sas Rose is a member of the New York Psychoanalytic Institute, the Center for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis (CAPS), and the International Psychoanalytic Association (IPA). She founded the New York Psychoanalytic Institute Colloquium with Visiting Authors. Her papers include: To Mother or Not to mother: Abortion and its Challenges, The Headless Woman: Scheherazade’s Syndrome, Discovering One’s Own Responsibility in a Judgmental System, The Internal Interlocutor, Malignant Passionate Attachments, Coupledom, and A perilous Road to Hope. Dr. Abelin-Sas Rose has co-authored, with Peter Mezan, Ph.D., numerous papers on psychoanalytic couple’s therapy. She has also co-edited, with Leticia Glocer Fiorini, Freud’s Femininity. She is in private practice and conducts private seminars and supervision in New York City.

Dr. Kramer-Richards is a training and supervising analyst with the Contemporary Freudian Society, IPTAR, and the IPA. She is a founder, teacher and training analyst of the Wuhan, SinoAmerican Psychotherapy Training Program. Dr. Kramer-Richards is a prolific writer with numerous publications on gender, femininity, dreams, literature, perversions, poetry and film. Her publications include: The Laundryman’s Daughter (Poems), Pedro Almodovar: A Cinema of Passion and Desire edited with Lucille Spira, (IP Books, 2019), Psychoanalysis in Fashion edited with Anita Katz (IP Books, 2019), Myths of Mighty Women: Their Application in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with Lucille Spirs, (Karnac, 2015), Psychoanalysis: Listening to Understand, Selected Papers of Arlene Kramer-Richards (Nancy Goodman, Ed. IP Books, 2013) and Encounters with Loneliness: Only the Lonely with Arthur Lynch and Lucille Spira (IP Books (2013). Dr. Kramer-Richards is a recipient of the Gradiva Award (2014).

Zoom presentations

Contact Hours will be awarded once the entire course is completed, as evidenced by signing in and out and completing a course evaluation. Certificates will be emailed approximately ten business days after the completion of the course.

ACE welcomes participants with diverse abilities. Please contact Kristin or Jennifer at, at time of registration, to request accessibility accommodations. Accommodation requests are considered in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities ACT (ADA), Section 505 of the Rehabilitation ACT.

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations made at least five days before the event will be fully refunded. For cancellation please call 1-800-288-4279, or email us at

Inclement Weather Policy:

Should Inclement weather occur, we will be notifying all registrants via the email by which the registrant signed up. Please be sure to check your email before you leave for the course.

  • 2.5 Contact Hours will be awarded once the entire course is completed.
  • All registrations must be submitted by the Wednesday prior to the program.
  • Certificates will be emailed approximately ten business days after the completion of the course.
  • For questions regarding disability access please contact Kristin or Jennifer, at time of registration, so that we can see to it that arrangements are made to accommodate your special needs:
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