Rosemary H. Balsam FRCPsych (Lond), MRCP (Edin), (from Belfast, N. Ireland), is an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry in the Yale Medical School; staff psychiatrist in the Yale Department of Student Mental Health and Counseling, and a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Western New England Institute for Psychoanalysis, New Haven, Conn. Her special interests are gender developments, young adulthood, the place of the body in psychic life, the work of Hans Loewald and teaching. She has written award winning papers and books, and was a National Woman Traveling Psychoanalytic Scholar for APsaA. She is on the editorial boards of PQ, and Imago, and with her husband, Paul Schwaber, she is co-editor of the Book Review Section of JAPA. Her most recent book is: Women’s Bodies in Psychoanalysis (2012, Routledge); and most recent paper is R. H. Balsam (2017) Freud, The Birthing Body and Modern Life JAPA 65.1 p.61-90.


Paul Schwaber Ph.D. is a practicing psychoanalyst and a Professor of Letters Emeritus at Wesleyan University. An ex- Director of their College of Letters, his main interests are the relations of imaginative literature to psychoanalysis, and teaching.  He co-edited Of Poetry and Power: Poems Occasioned by the Presidency and by the Death of John F. Kennedy (Basic Books) and is the author of the award-winning The Cast of Characters: A Reading of Ulysses (Yale University Press. 1999).  In 2014, he received the Edith Sabshin Teaching Award by the American Psychoanalytic Association.  A graduate of the Western New England Institute, he was Chair of its faculty and has served as its President.  He has served on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis and at present is on the Board of the James Joyce Quarterly, the Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies, Psychoanalytic Quarterly, and the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association.  He and his wife, Rosemary Balsam edit the Book Review section of JAPA.

Both speakers will present, talk with each other and the audiences about the implications of the sexed and gendered body, its meanings and actions situated within historical developments in psychoanalysis and cultural perspectives.

Illustrations will be drawn from clinical material, the Case of Dora and Molly Bloom in Joyce’s Ulysses.

Friday, March 2nd – 2:00-5:00pm - Candidates & Trainees are invited to bring case vignettes or clinical dilemmas regarding gender. 

Saturday, March 3rd – 9am to 12noon – Faculty Retreat - Gender Flexibility:  Changing Language, Changing Bodies