Center Seminar Series

A Portrait of the Analysand as a Young Gay Man

Monday, Dec. 6, 2021

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CST


Dr. Larry Tyndall
Dr. Larry Tyndall



Larry Tyndall, PhD, and David Donovan, PhD, will present

"A Portrait of the Analysand as a Young Gay Man"

as part of our 2021-22 Monday night seminar series.



Dr. David Donovan
Dr. David Donovan



The course of an analysis of a young gay man will be described through several clinical vignettes.  Themes of substance abuse, sadomasochism, the social construction of gender, and protracted separation/individuation will be considered from a psychoanalytic perspective.

After attending this session, participants should be able to:

  1. Identify the psychodynamics of sadomasochism and how to work with them in the transference and countertransference relationship.
  2. Describe how substance abuse can function to preserve the relationship with a dead (or deadened) object.
  3. Summarize how the developmental period of young adulthood can be understood to create a crisis of separation for some young adults in their quest for achieving individuation and self-responsibility.

Date and Time: Monday, Dec. 6, 2021 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm CST

A Zoom link will be sent on Dec. 3rd.

This seminar is open and free to the public! 


1.5 CEUs/CMEs will be offered for this seminar, FREE to Center Members.

 The cost is $30 for Non-Center Members for a certificate of attendance.*

Click HERE to register or call (816) 512-7438 for more information.


  *Details about how to receive your CEU certificate will be provided during the seminar.


Ensuring the confidentiality of all clinical material presented at our meetings is of the utmost importance to GKCTPC.  Attendance is contingent on an agreement to adhere to the following guidelines:   

• Clinical material must not be discussed outside of the session in which it is presented and furthermore must not be recorded, conveyed, or disseminated in written or electronic form. 

• Participants must agree to maintain a secure environment to be utilized solely by the registered participant and protected from intrusion by, or exposure to, unauthorized persons.

• Presenters of case material must have either obtained informed consent from the patient (or guardian) or taken other carefully considered measures to safeguard confidentiality.

• If at any time a participant suspects he, she, or they may recognize the identity of a patient in a case presentation, the participant must leave the session immediately.

• Failure to observe these guidelines constitutes a breach of GKCTPC’s ethical principles and may be cause for disciplinary or legal action or both.


Dr. Larry W. Tyndall is a Licensed Psychologist and Psychoanalyst in private practice at Counseling Associates of Overland Park, LLC, in Overland Park, Kansas.  He previously served as program director for the Masters and Johnson Trauma and Dissociative Disorders Program in Kansas City, Missouri.  He has also worked as a staff psychologist at Osawatomie State Hospital in Kansas and at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.  In addition, Dr. Tyndall is currently the Director of the Greater Kansas City Psychoanalytic Institute where he also serves as a faculty member and chair of the Curriculum and Faculty committee. 


Dr. David Donovan is a licensed psychologist and psychoanalyst in private practice in Kansas City, Missouri. He has been a faculty member and is currently Chair for the Psychoanalytic Film Series at the Kansas City Public Library.  

 Helpful Information to Access and Participate in the Center Seminar
·     We strongly recommend that you use your PC or Mac for this meeting rather than phone or tablet, as the reception and functionality is much better.
·     When you enter the meeting, you will be in mute. This is to ensure that we are not overrun with random sound from each participant’s microphone.
·     When called on to speak, you can click the microphone icon at the bottom left of your screen, or you can hold down the space bar. Please be sure to mute yourself again after you have spoken. 
·     Make sure you have labeled your name in the box with your video picture. If you have not done so, or if you want to change your name, place your mouse on your video image. In the right corner, you will see three dots (…). Click the dots, then click “rename” and insert your name as you want it to read.

 Continuing Medical Education Credits

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 Greater Kansas City-Topeka Psychoanalytic Center. 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-

About the Center

The Greater Kansas City and Topeka Psychoanalytic Center is a nonprofit organization which provides a forum for discussion of theoretical, cultural, and clinical ideas regarding psychoanalysis, as well as networking opportunities for professionals, through community forums, professional workshops and annual film series. Membership is open to any person with a serious interest in psychoanalysis. The Center is the parent organization of the Greater Kansas City Psychoanalytic Institute, which provides post graduate training in the theory and practice of psychoanalysis. More information about the Greater Kansas City and Topeka Psychoanalytic Center is available at