“Coming Out” as a Transgenerational Family Affair: Perspectives from a Father, Mother, and Son
PPS: “Coming Out” as a Transgenerational Family Affair: Perspectives from a Father, Mother, and Son
Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Rockland Mansion – East Fairmount Park, 3810 Mt. Pleasant Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19121
Presenter: John Frank, MD; Elaine Frank, MSW; Nathaniel Frank, PhD
2 CE/CME credits available
This panel consists of three family members – a psychoanalyst (father), a social worker (mother), and a historian (son). John Frank and Elaine Frank will discuss their own personal and professional history connected to the coming out of their son, Nathaniel Frank, during a time that the American Psychoanalytic Association was revising its theories, practice, and policies toward LGBTQ members and patients (2000-2005). Intergenerational “coming out” involves parents’ parallel disclosing in public about having an LGBTQ child. This process can be challenging for clinician parents trained in older psychodynamic theory and practice that viewed LGBTQ identity as an aberration – for which parents had some responsibility – as their field was becoming more responsive to the sweeping social and historical forces of the LGBTQ movement.
Due to space limitations, registration will be capped at 45 people. When this number is met, a wait list will be started. Please make sure you register in advance for this program.