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Nobody Passes with Sangeeta Patel, MD & Jennifer Perlman, PsyD (Lecture)

  • October 21, 2022
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Wellshire Presbyterian Church
  • 11


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:


Description: This seminar is designed for clinicians and community members working psychoanalytically and looking to improve their understanding and ability to work with diverse patients. The evening will start with a brief presentation focused an identity, "non-normative" identities, and analytic frameworks for understanding them. Participants will then be asked to reflect on a series of prompts exploring their own identities within this context. By facilitating participants to query the impact of their own experiences of suppressing or denying aspects of self that are felt to be unacceptable to the other (whether it be society at large or an internal judge), the seminar will lead participants to be able to work with such issues more openly with patients, specifically patients whose everyday experience is heavily affected by societal bias (racism/sexism/ageism, etc).

CME Objectives: 

  1. Assess how the pressure to normalize identity harms psychic growth, and to apply this knowledge to patients who identify as marginalized.
  2. Utilize an increased comfort and ability to engage in such topics personally and professionally.
  3. Analyze more effectively the impact of marginalization by self or other on an individual. This knowledge is applicable to patients of all backgrounds, and perhaps especially so to those who are chronically marginalized.

Biographies: Jennifer Perlman, PsyD
is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Denver, CO. Jennifer has advanced training in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, specializing in the treatment of complex PTSD and queer issues. 
Sangeeta Patel, MD is a psychiatrist and recent graduate of the Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis. She completed her medical training and psychiatric residency at the University of Colorado and currently works at the Veteran's Affairs hospital in addition to maintaining a private practice. 


Cost: While this event is free and open to the public, there is a fee for those who would like to receive CME credit. Please choose the appropriate level when registering.

  • CME credit for DPS Members: $30
  • CME credit for non DPS Members: $40
  • No CME credit: Free - $0

Location: This event will take place in the Wellshire Presbyterian Church Chapel located at 2999 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80222. There is plenty of free parking in the church lotsThe lecture will NOT be livestreamed nor recorded. If we cannot meet in person, we may shift to a virtual lecture (using Zoom).

Registration: Registration is required. The deadline to register is October 18, 2022. This event is limited to 50 participants to allow for group discussion.

Registration Waiver: By registering for this lecture, you are acknowledging that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any place where people are gathered, knowingly assume all such risks related to illness and infectious diseases, such as COVID-19, and agree not to hold the Denver Psychoanalytic Society or any of their affiliates, officers, employees, or volunteers liable for any illness or injury.

COVID-19 Protocols: We ask all participants to wear a mask. There will be ample seating for registrants to spread out as needed. Health and safety recommendations can change quickly, therefore, we will adjust as needed to follow CDC, state, and local guidelines for meeting in-person.

Confidentiality: During lectures, we will follow rules of confidentiality for clinical case material including disguising identifying information. Please do not discuss any case material outside of this lecture. No recording of case material is allowed. 

CME Certificates:  In order to receive a CME certificate, the attendee must: pre-register, pay in full, attend the entire session and complete an evaluation within 7 days after the program. An email with a link to the online evaluation will be sent after the program. CME certificates will be sent by email within a month following the event. 

Cancellation & Certificate Replacement Policy:  There will be no refunds of fees for cancellations within 3 days of the event.  If awarded a CME certificate, please retain for your records. There will be a $3 charge if the Society office has to resend a certificate.

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 Denver Psychoanalytic Society. 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 for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s)* to disclose with ineligible companies* whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
*Financial relationships are relevant if the educational content an individual can control is related to the business lines or products of the ineligible company. (Updated July 2021)

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