Upcoming August 21 – Friday Night Lecture at Austen Riggs Center

August 21 – Friday Night Lecture at Austen Riggs Center

Forelesingen vil foregå på engelsk og i Eastern Time Zone.

Krever forhandsregistrering men er gratis. Velkommen!


When Social Privilege Favors the Patient: Power Negotiations and Confused Subordination in Psychotherapy

Yasmin Roberts Memorial Lecture

Virtual Friday Night Guest Lecture with Malin Fors
Bilde på Malin Fors

NOTE: This is s a VIRTUAL event and requires advance registration.

Friday Night Guest Lectures are designed for mental health professionals, offered free of charge, and provide 1.0 continuing education credit.

This lecture will focus on the seldom-addressed therapeutic dyad in which social privilege favors the patient. Through her matrix of relative privilege, Fors will discuss how social power issues are inevitably negotiated in the therapeutic setting and how this process plays out in transference, countertransference, and resistance. Drawing on empirical research from other areas on how people handle sudden loss of privilege, Fors explores the implications of such disparities and explores playful (versus more narcissistically defensive) ways to handle clinical situations in which a patient is dependent on a socially less-privileged therapist.

For questions, additional information, and to register please visit https://www.austenriggs.org/event/when-social-privilege-favors-patient-power-negotiations-and-confused-subordination.




Grunnet covid-19 er min praksis er for tiden overført til confrere (og telefon). Confrere er en sikker videoløsning og man trenger ikke selv å ha noen program for å kunne koble seg opp til konsultasjonen med meg. Confrere gjør det også mulig å ta imot pasienter fra hele landet.

Min dvd på 10-topp bestseller list!

Min APA dvd har nått APA:s 10-topp bestseller list! Dvd:n heter «The Dynamics of Power and Privilege in Psychotherapy» og er en treningsvideo med en pasientdemonstrasjon. (APA = American Psychological Association).

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Bruk promocode POWER20 så får du rabatt når du sjekker ut.

Keynote-presentasjon på Congress and Annual Meeting of Nordic Association for Clinical Sexology

En hilsen fra min Keynote-presentasjon på:

Congress and Annual Meeting of Nordic Association for Clinical Sexology Gothenburg, Sweden, 19-22 September 2019: The Sexual Urge  – Crossing Borders and Breaking Boundaries

«Honoring the Stonewall Fiftieth Anniversary:
Riots and Riotousness – A Celebrations of Humor as Queer Resistance»



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The Reparative Therapy of Kohut and Miller – ny artikkel publisert

This essay is a response to a paper by Janna Sandmeyer which received the Ralph Roughton award. Sandemeyer examines Jule Miller’s 1985 article, ”How Kohut actually worked,” in which Miller describes Kohut’s supervision of his work with a patient struggling with issues of homosexuality. I expand on Sandmeyer’s comments on the heteronormativity and homophobia in Miller´s case description and make observations about the quality of the supervisory relationship between Miller and Kohut. I argue that this treatment was in reality reparative therapy and should be named as such. I posit a parallel to the conversion therapist David Matheson, who recently came out as gay, and suggest that if I am right, Miller and Kohut deserve our compassion. But to grieve and move beyond our crimes of the past, we also need to hold them, and our whole field, accountable. While acknowledging and admiring Sandmeyer´s important contributions to the exploration of heteronormativity and homophobia, I submit that the first step to empowerment and forgiveness is to call a reparative therapy what it was.