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~Spring 2021 Lectures & Seminars~
Working in the Wilds of Cyberspace: Boundary Issues, Enactments, & Changes in the Frame in Distance Analysis & Psychodynamic Therapy
with S Berlin Brahnam, Ph.D. & Tina Marie Dale, MSW, LCSW
Starts on Jan. 21, 28, Feb 4. from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
In 2020, issues with enactments, boundaries, and changes in the frame have taken on new relevancy, if not urgency, with the sudden disruption of business as usual caused by COVID-19. With little time for preparation, clinicians and patients have been forced to conduct sessions on the phone or via video conferencing platforms such as Zoom. This class will examine some of the boundary issues, enactments, and accommodations in treatment that arise in distance analysis and psychodynamic therapy with both children and adults. More Info HERE.
Child Development Conference 2021:
The Mourning Process and Integrating the Loss of ‘Normal’ & Predictable: The Traumatic Impact of COVID-19 on Children, Adolescents, Parents, Schools, & Communities
with Mark D. Smaller, Ph.D.; Past President, American Psychoanalytic Association
Join us on Feb. 14 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., President’s Day for a presentation that will address the three pandemics: COVID-19, anxiety/panic about the disruption to everyday life, especially for children and families; and systemic racism continuing to infect our communities. A psychoanalytic perspective will be outlined regarding managing the long term traumatic impact of the loss of normal life and helplessness regarding the unpredictable nature of the pandemic and its effects. Clinical vignettes will be presented to highlight this perspective, with implications for strategies to move children, families, and communities forward. The presentation format will allow time for participant discussion. More Information HERE.
Zero to Six with Edmund Sprunger, MSW, LCSW
Join us February 18, 25, March 4, 11 from 7:30-9 p.m.
This course explores the powerful emotions behind behaviors… A particular focus of the course will be applying an understanding of childhood development to the participants’ work experiences. More Info HERE.
In Pursuit of Psychic Change: Selections from Members of the Betty Joseph Workshop with Bernard Feinberg, MD
Join us Wednesdays March 17, 24, 31 from 7-8:30 p.m.
Betty Joseph influenced a generation of analysts in Britain and elsewhere through her writings and the decades-long post-graduate seminar she conducted in London. The material for this course consists of articles written by participants in her seminar, each of whom has contributed to the literature in his or her own right. Although each author has a unique way of working, each paper develops Joseph’s idea that in any useful treatment, there tends to be a mutual interaction in which the treater is drawn into playing a part in the patient’s system of defenses. More Info HERE.
Psychosomatic Disorders: A Historical Perspective with Chester Smith, M.Ed., LPC
Beginning Tuesdays, April 6, 13, 20 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
This course will examine the evolution of psychosomatic theory culminating in an exploration of current psychoanalytic views on somatization. We will look at the impact that various ways of responding to affect can have on the body including exacerbating existing medical conditions as well as being the source of somatic pathology. More Info HERE.
Windows into Psychotherapy with Stuart Ozar, MD & Juliana Varela, MSW
Beginning Wednesdays, April 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19 from 7 to 9 p.m.
For those who are curious about what it is that psychodynamic therapists actually do, we offer a “window” into the process and a chance to connect an introduction to theory with actual clinical material. Each class will begin with a brief theoretical description of a core clinical concept, followed by the presentation and discussion of material from a long-term psychotherapy process. We welcome lively discussion, dialogue, and debate. We encourage therapists working from within other theoretical frameworks to take this class. Some knowledge of psychodynamic theory and practice is helpful but not required. More Info HERE.
The Psyche & The World Outside: A Critical Engagement with Psychoanalysis with J. Todd Dean, MD
Join us Thursdays, April 8, 15, 22, 29, May 6 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
The purpose of this course is to lay out central elements of psychoanalytic theory and practice in a way that should be comprehensible to interested parties, without focusing on the theoretical and technical distinctions among different schools of analytic thought that are commonly the focus of teaching in the field. At the same time, we will be focused on the qualities of psychoanalytic theory and practice that separate it from the so-called “evidence-based” approaches to mental health treatment & diagnosis that are more respected in academic institutions today.
More Info HERE.
Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Climate Change with Phoebe A. Cirio, MSW, LCSW
Join us Wednesdays, May 12, 19, and 26 from 7-8:30 p.m. from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The fact of climate change has been increasingly evident over the past decade. In recent years we have seen massive fires in Australia, the American West, and the Artic, endangering the lives of people and animals, and causing damage to many, many acres of land and property. There has been flooding and the increasing intensity of hurricanes and tornadoes in other parts of the world. Yet, there are many people, ordinary citizens, as well as people in positions of power and influence over public policy, who deny the reality of climate change. The prevalence of such denial and disavowal of what should be self-evident leads us to want to apply a psychoanalytic lens to the question of climate change. Fortunately, there is interest among psychoanalysts on this topic, and literature is developing on this subject. We will use this course to explore some of the explanations for the difficulty of accepting the reality of climate change. More Info HERE.
The Cohn 2021 Lecture: Neuropsychoanalysis – Reconciling Psychoanalysis & Neuroscience
with Mary Nielsen, MD
Join us Friday, April 16 from 7 to 9 p.m.
This presentation will explore current neurobiological knowledge about human emotions and memory and relate these discoveries to our psychoanalytic understanding of the human mind and behavior. More Information HERE.
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