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New Voices from Psychoanalysis

March 27, 2022 | Virtual

No CEs granted for this program.

AAPCSW-NY presents a panel from the AAPCSW 2021 Conference A Time to Think, A Time to Act: Caring about the known and the Unknown

Date: Sunday, March 27, 2022
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm ET
Fees: FREE
Location: Live Online (Virtual) (Confidentiality Statement)
Questions? Contact Penny Rosen, rosenpmsw@aol.com

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Theresa Aiello, PhD, LCSW, Discussant/Moderator, Panel Chair
Constance Catrone, DSW, LCSW
Raashida M. Edwards, DSW, LCSW
Nicholas Santo, DSW, LCSW


Edwards will present “Sick Leave,” focusing on psycho-emotional processes of mature consensual sex providers who undergo voluntary surgery to transition out of sex work culture. Santo will present “Transcending ‘Pathological Accommodation’: An Intersubjective Self Psychology Approach to Affirmative Therapy.” Utilizing Self Psychology and Gay Affirmative Therapy, the presentation will describe the coming out process in the face of micro and macro aggressions and will utilize a case vignette illustrating treatment of internalized homophobia and heterosexism. Catrone will present “An Integrated Treatment of Psychosomatic Symptoms and Disorders of the Self in the Role of Alexithymia,” discussing the multidimensional construct of alexithymia theoretically and clinically.

After attending the presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the concept of “Pathological Accommodation,” in the coming out process.
  • Discuss clinical/psychodynamic issues of veteran cisgender female sex workers transitioning out of the sex work industry.
  • Explain alexithymia and its contribution to somatoform disorders and disorders of the self.


Theresa Aiello, PhD, LCSW, Associate Professor (tenured), NYU Silver School of SW. Recipient, 2000 Distinguished Teacher Award. Distinguished Practitioner, NAP. Author, Child and Adolescent Treatment: A Relational Perspective for Beginning Clinicians; articles on psychoanalytic history, theory, narrative and oral history. Private practice, New York, NY.

Constance Catrone, DSW, LCSW, Adjunct Faculty, SW Dept, Southern Connecticut State Univ., and NYU. Author, articles on the school to prison pipeline, psychosomatic treatments, and disorders of the self. Private practice, New Haven, CT.

Raashida M. Edwards, DSW, LCSW, Director Advanced Clinical Program and Adjunct, NYU Silver School of SW. Specialty, mature cisgender female career sex workers who are survivors of prepubescent sexual abuse. Private Practice, New York, NY.

Nicholas Santo, DSW, LCSW, NYU Silver School of SW. Training Inst for Mental Health. Advanced Clinical Practice Certificate Program, NYU Silver School of SW. Private practice, New York, NY.