The Center for Professional Development


Psychology of Women: An Overview of Contemporary Theory and Treatment

NOTE: This program has been cancelled.


Fridays, Oct. 11; Oct. 25; and Nov.8, 2013
9 CEUs

Monday, September 30, 2013

Prerequisite:  Attendance at all three sessions; Participants are asked to bring case presentations (assuring strict confidentiality) to each class and be prepared to discuss.

This three-session course addresses current ideas about female psychology.  Focus includes gender identity, issues of power and aggression in women, and the complexity of female sexuality.  Diversity is addressed in discussions of gender and sexuality in our work with our patients. Case presentations and a basic knowledge of psychodynamic theory enhance the experience of participants in this course. Upon conclusion of the series, participants 1) are able to use new concepts about gender identity to improve their work with their patients; 2) are familiar with issues of power and aggression in female development; and 3) are able to identify problem areas related to sexual conflicts in women. This workshop is appropriate for all levels of post-master’s degreed practitioners with who have experience working with women in ongoing therapy in a therapeutic setting.

Miriam Field, MSS, MLSP, LCSW, is a certified psychoanalyst and psychotherapist in private practice in Merion and Philadelphia.  She is a faculty member of the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia and teaches in the Adult Psychotherapy Program.  She also teaches and supervises in the Clinical Certificate Program: Navigating the Therapeutic Relationship offered through the Center for Professional Development at Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research.