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6:00 p.m. Reception & 6:30-8:00 p.m. Paper w/Janna Sandmeyer, PhD

February 21: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

“Understand Homophobia in our Forefathers:
Rethinking how Kohut Actually Worked”

Janna Sandmeyer, Ph.D.
is Chair of the Contemporary Approaches to Psychodynamic Psychotherapy program at the Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy + Psychoanalysis (ICP+P), where she is also Chair of the Task Force for Sexual Diversity and Inclusion. She is faculty and supervisor at ICP+P and at the Washington School of Psychiatry. Dr. Sandmeyer was the 2018 recipient of the Ralph Roughton award from the American Psychoanalytic Association. She maintains a private practice in Washington, DC.

6:00 – 6:30 p.m. Reception, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Presentation Free and open to the public.
1.5 CEU’s $10 for members, $15 for non-members

Learning Objectives:
1) To identify the heterosexist and homophobic aspects of Jule Miller’s (1985) article, ‘How Kohut Actually Worked’.
2) the implications of psychoanalysis’ history of antipathy toward homosexuality.
3) To describe correctives for the heterosexist and homophobic aspects of Jule Miller’s (1985) article, ‘How Kohut Actually Worked.’

Recommended reading:
Miller, J. P. (1985). How Kohut actually worked. In A. Goldberg (Ed.), Progress in self psychology, Vol. 1 (p.13–30). The Guilford Press.

Janna Sandmeyer (2019) Understanding Homophobia in Our Forefathers: Rethinking How Kohut Actually Worked, Psychoanalysis, Self and Context, 14:4, 376-392, DOI: 10.1080/24720038.2019.1592929

If you are unable to access these articles, you may email Debbie Morse at CPC (admin@psychoanalysiscleveland.org) for copies.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Psychoanalytic Association and the Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board has designated The Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center as Approved Provider RCS109510.  This event provides one credit per hour of Continuing Professional Education to counselors and social workers only.

The Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center is approved by the Ohio Psychological Association-MCE Program to offer continuing education for psychologists.  The Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center as Approved Provider 18PO-341019020, maintains responsibility for the program.  This event provides one credit per hour of Continuing Professional Education to psychologists.


February 21
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center
2460 Fairmount Blvd., Ste. 312
Cleveland Hts., OH 44106 United States
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Debbie Morse, admin. coord.

For further information, contact:

Debbie Morse, Administrative Coordinator