Gender without Identity, Trauma as Resource

Hybrid (virtual and in-person) +1 more

Presented by Avgi Saketopoulou, Psy.D. At a time of unprecedented legislative attacks on LGBTQ+ people, with gender-affirming care for trans youth being banned in multiple states, psychoanalysts are increasingly confused about how to approach gender complexity. Is gender a core part of the self that just needs to be discovered and granted recognition? Is it […]

The Pastor and The Analyst: Internal Splitting and External Polarization An Interactive Discussion of the Connection between Divided Intrapsychic and External Worlds

Virtual (Click on event title to advance to website and registration page)

Splitting and Polarization are two common phenomena in the intrapsychic and social world. Yet, in recent years, with heated and polarized divisions in various contexts breaking further apart, the topic is particularly on point. The program will offer participants an environment to explore the emotionally highly charged dynamics of splitting and polarization, which are occurring […]

Writing & Creativity: A Psychoanalytic Retreat

St Louis Psychoanalytic Institute 7700 Clayton Rd Ste 200, Saint Louis, MO, United States

Presented by Nikki Karalekas, PhD, MSW, LCSW and Harold Braswell, MSW, PhD. How do we write psychoanalytically? How does psychoanalysis inform and enhance our writing practice? What role does writing have in clinical work? What is the relationship between writing, revision, and free association? How might we develop a psychoanalytically-informed understanding of—and treatment for—“writer’s block?” […]

Evening Presentation – Understanding and Treating Adult Onset Trauma

Virtual (Click on event title to advance to website and registration page)

When catastrophic events overtake adult lives, they can often scar the psyche in ways that psychodynamic clinicians struggle to understand. The adult survivor of a catastrophe--whether a life-threatening assault, a serious accident, an act of terrorism, or a natural disaster- experiences a near fatal disruption of fundamental aspects of self experience. Many who have physically […]

Jonathan Slavin: The Innocence of Sexuality

Virtual (Click on event title to advance to website and registration page)

Jonathan Slavin presents as part of our ongoing videoconference series on The Erotic in Psychoanalysis. 2 CEs $60

I Want it All and I Want it Now

Virtual (Click on event title to advance to website and registration page)

Presenter: Denia Barrett, LCSW Description: This presentation will illustrate analytic work with a patient during late latency and prepuberty, followed by periods of psychotherapy in mid- and late- adolescence/emerging adulthood. Old problems find new solutions as development unfolds; exploring gender is one area that may lead to unpredicted outcomes.

Nancy McWilliams, PhD and Michael Garrett, MD Spring 2024 Scientific Conference

Hybrid (virtual and in-person) +1 more

Dr. McWilliams will present "Vital Signs of Clinical Progress and Psychological Wellness" in the morning session and Dr. Garrett will present "Disguised Memories of Traumatic Experiences in Childhood and Adolescence that Appear in Psychotic Symptoms" in the afternoon session. CE Credits

Steven Stern, PsyD. “Needed Relationships: A Complexity-Based Organizing Principle”

Virtual (Click on event title to advance to website and registration page)

Psychoanalytic theories are needed to sense, understand and connect with our patients but they can limit the analyst's participation in terms of theoretical and technical categories. Using his concept of needed relationships, Dr. Stern offers a more holistic view of the analyst-patient relationship in all its therapeutic complexity. He invites the therapist to work creatively […]

Revisiting Soul Murder with Paul Williams, PhD

Hybrid (virtual and in-person) +1 more

Soul Murder is a crime, not a diagnosis, Leonard Shengold argues. It comprises a particularly toxic combination of chronic abuse (sexual, physical or emotional), and extreme neglect of a child's healthy developmental needs. In this presentation, the history of soul murder will be considered together with clinical accounts and examples from literature. It will be […]

Connections and Conversation: Analytic Love, Self-Compassion and the Growth of Internal Secure Attachment – Daniel Shaw, LCSW

Virtual (Click on event title to advance to website and registration page)

Free zoom event with Daniel Shaw, LCSW: Contemporary relational psychoanalytic theories have emphasized the therapeutic action of both empathy and mutuality. Trauma theories build on the establishment of relational safety and trust to focus on promoting the patient’s self-reflection and self-regulation skills, and the development of self-compassion in the service of healing self-alienation. The author […]

Increasing Adaptive Racial Socialization for Black Boys: A Culturally Competent Psychodynamic Analysis

Hybrid (virtual and in-person) +1 more

Presented by Huey Hawkins Jr., PhD, LCSW. Black men living in America have been designated as an “endangered species” for a variety of reasons, namely the targeting and violence done to young Black men by police. Such experiences leave the parents of young Black boys to worry on a constant basis about the safety of […]

When Secrets Emerge: Uncanny Impact in Analysis and Therapy on the Clinician’s Body & Mind

In-person Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia (& Virtual) 3810 Mt Pleasant Dr, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Listening to secrets is part of the everyday work of a psychodynamic clinician. Despite its importance, this topic has not received extensive attention in the analytic literature. The impact on the clinician in unexpected emotional and physical ways deserves greater scrutiny than has generally occurred in training. It can be experienced as uncanny and disturbing. […]

Film and Mind Online: Joyland

Virtual (Click on event title to advance to website and registration page)

Joyland (2022, 2 hr 1 min, from Pakistan) is a romantic tragedy written, directed and co-edited by Saim Sadiq. Beyond the plot line, the film shows what happens to “self” when societal roles prevent individuals from realizing identities. As a family drama, Joyland raises the deeper identity problem of self-obliteration when the self isn’t seen […]

The Unseen: Breaking Barriers and Building Bridges in Psychoanalysis: Community Psychoanalysis into the Future

University Club, Washington, DC and Virtual +1 more

2-Day Conference - *Early-bird Registration Ends February 1, 2024* Presenters: Francisco J. González, MD; Kimberlyn Leary; PhD, ABPP; Daniel Gaztambide, PsyD; Paula Christian-Kliger, PhD, ABPP Our world is on fire! Global crises necessitate a proactive response from psychoanalysts and psychodynamic therapists. The wars around the world, COVID-19 pandemic, climate crisis, mass displacement of refugees, economic […]

An Unlived Life: Finding Hope In Complex Trauma (ICP-LA Open House)

Virtual (Click on event title to advance to website and registration page)

Join us for a live case presentation and discussion that will highlight the diversity of contemporary relational psychoanalytic approaches to clinical work available within the training programs at ICP. Candidate, Mia Goldman, MA, LMFT will present an evocative case of trying to find hope with a patient struggling with the impact of chronic and complex […]

The Unseen: Breaking Barriers and Building Bridges in Psychoanalysis: Community Psychoanalysis into the Future

University Club, Washington, DC and Virtual +1 more

2-Day Conference - *Early-bird Registration Ends February 1, 2024* Presenters: Francisco J. González, MD; Kimberlyn Leary; PhD, ABPP; Daniel Gaztambide, PsyD; Paula Christian-Kliger, PhD, ABPP Our world is on fire! Global crises necessitate a proactive response from psychoanalysts and psychodynamic therapists. The wars around the world, COVID-19 pandemic, climate crisis, mass displacement of refugees, economic […]

Leora Benioff, Ph.D.: Projection, Otherness, Difference: A Contemporary Approach to Psychoanalytic Couple Therapy

Virtual (Click on event title to advance to website and registration page)

Leora Benioff, PhD, is a psychoanalyst and couple therapist based in Berkeley, California. This presentation will examine contemporary methods in psychoanalytic couples therapy, with a special focus on the approach developed by the Tavistock Clinic, as well as modern Bionian and object relations techniques. It may also explore additional theories, including link theory and attachment […]

Morris Eagle Lectures – Recognition and Disturbances of Recognition in Infant Research and Adult Treatment: Contributions of Video Microanalysis

Virtual (Click on event title to advance to website and registration page)

NCP Presents the Morris Eagle Psychoanalytic Research Lectures:  Honoring the life and work of distinguished member Morris Eagle. This event honors Morris N. Eagle, PhD, a renowned psychologist and psychoanalyst who has significantly contributed to our understanding of human behavior and the therapeutic process. He is a professor emeritus of the Derner Institute of Advanced […]

Saturday Salon: Tending The Unborn

Virtual (Click on event title to advance to website and registration page)

This is the chronical of a journey taken by patient and therapist into the black abyss of insanity, formlessness, and desperation. This is the story of how the analyst “found” his patient, and how she became psychologically born. This course is taught by Dr. David Wayne. CE Credits

Dreaming of an Inclusive Psychoanalysis

Virtual (Click on event title to advance to website and registration page)

Presented in partnership with Casa de Salud’s Mental Health Collaborative with Patricia Gherovici, PhD; Harold Braswell, MSW, PhD and Juliana Varela, LCSW. Patricia Gherovici will compare two films documenting actual cures that push the boundaries of traditional psychoanalysis with two maverick psychoanalysts: Jimmy P: Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian, a 2013 French film by Arnaud […]

Psychedelics in an Age of Freud and Pharmacology: What Happened Before, What is Happening Now, Why it Matters

Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center 2460 Fairmount Blvd #312, Cleveland, OH, United States +1 more

Presenter: Anne Harrington, Ph.D. In the 1940s, the drug company Sandoz sponsored a study of LSD at the University of Zurich which came to the conclusion that this was a drug that made normal people temporarily schizophrenic. Sandoz subsequently decided to promote LSD as a research drug for experimental investigations of schizophrenia, and especially its […]

Andrea Celenza: Embodied Countertransference

Virtual (Click on event title to advance to website and registration page)

Andrea Celenza presents in our ongoing videoconference series on The Erotic in Psychoanalysis. 2 CEs $60

Where Is Psychoanalysis in the Psychotherapy Jungle?

Virtual (Click on event title to advance to website and registration page)

Presenter: Jon G. Allen, PhD Description: After its dominance in American psychotherapy in the first half of the twentieth century, psychoanalysis was marginalized in the healthcare system in the latter part of the century. This marginalization resulted from the confluence of academic scientism and tailoring of psychotherapies to DSM diagnoses in psychiatry.

Connections and Conversation: Belonging and its Discontents – Eyal Rozmarin Ph.D.

Virtual (Click on event title to advance to website and registration page)

Free zoom event Eyal Rozmarin, Ph.D: For a long time, I have been interested in the relations between individuals and collectives: the groups they are, and feel, part of; the groups they identify with, and in the act of identifying, becoming who they are. In other words, I’ve been interested in belonging: in how we […]

Truth, Reconciliation, and Reparation

Hybrid (virtual and in-person)

Presented by Paula Christian Kliger, PhD. Taking the position that a road paved with truth, reconciliation, and reparation is the road less traveled in our racial and sociocultural healing and our search for human resonance, this presentation seeks to face our toxic history and asks the question “How do we heal?” It also asks the […]

Howard Levine: The Unstructured Unconscious and the Repressed Unconscious: A Clinical Paradigm for the 21ST Century

Rockville, Maryland Hilton or Virtual 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockland, MD, United States

Dr. Levine will present the following papers throughout the weekend: Freud and Metapsychology, as Seen from the Perspective of The Ego and the Id The Analyst’s Absence and Symbolization (based on André Green’s 1975 paper ‘The Analyst, Symbolization and Absence in the Analytic Setting”) Unrepresented States and Psychic Regulation Interpretation in a Contemporary Context Weekend […]

“Observer and Lens of Patient-Analyst Match”

Virtual (Click on event title to advance to website and registration page)

A Scientific Meeting presented by Judy Kantrowitz, PhD In this presentation, we will consider the importance of an outside observer in clinical work after the end of formal training. This includes but is not limited to the importance of peer supervision, supervision groups where cases can be shared confidentially, and other forms of clinical consultation. […]

Gender Without Identity, Development Without Developmentalism

Virtual (Click on event title to advance to website and registration page)

Presented by Avgi Saketopoulou, PsyD. At this moment in time, conversations about gender are at the epicenter of heated debate and passionate conversation. At stake is gender's status as a concept (does gender matter, and if so, how?) and matters relating to gender development. Is gender an innate part of the self or one that […]

Understanding Issues of Dual Roles and Conflicts of Interest in Clinical Practice

Virtual (Click on event title to advance to website and registration page)

Dr. Judy Kantrowitz presents Understanding Issues of Dual Roles and Conflicts of Interest in Clinical Practice. In this workshop, we will consider the Ethical issues presented by Dual Roles and Conflicts of Interest in clinical practice. Dr. Kantrowitz will come prepared with 3 formal case vignettes for discussion. In addition, she will invite vignettes from […]

Glen Gabbard, MD. “The Elusive Construct of Therapeutic Action”

Virtual (Click on event title to advance to website and registration page)

Clinicians and researchers find it difficult to adequately describe how the patient changes and what roles the clinician has in facilitating change. What approaches have been developed to help us understand how patients can expand their understanding of the source of the difficulties and what they can do to improve their lives? Dr. Gabbard will […]

Psychoanalytic Substance Use Treatment: Reducing Harm Through Attuned Responsiveness

Virtual (Click on event title to advance to website and registration page)

D. Bradley Jones, PsyD, LCSW and Darren Haber, PsyD, MFT demonstrate how a relational psychoanalytic approach that engages the subjective experience of the patient and contextualizes emotional pain can facilitate developmental growth for two patients on the “continuum of change,” not yet ready for abstinence. Heather Ferguson, LCSW, faculty from The Institute for the Psychoanalytic […]

Mark Solms – A Neuroscientific Perspective on Freudian Dream Theory

Virtual (Click on event title to advance to website and registration page)

Mark Solms is a psychoanalyst, neuropsychologist and a professor in Neuropsychology at the University of Cape Town (South Africa). His lecture begins with a discussion on the series of discoveries about the dreaming brain between the 1950s and 1980s that suggested that Freudian theory was scientifically disproven. Less well known is the fact that a […]

Saturday Salon: I Can Do It All Myself: Working With Self Sufficient Patients

Virtual (Click on event title to advance to website and registration page)

This salon, taught by Glenda Corstorphine, will focus on our patients who have a hard time letting us help them. From a very young age they are used to figuring everything out on their own. When these patients enter therapy there is a longing for help, a hope that someone can come along side of […]

Conference Day 1: Vicissitudes of a Clinical Career: From Self-Discovery to Profound Impact

Virtual Event

Join us at the 55th Annual Education Conference (Live Online) hosted by the Advanced Clinical Education (ACE) Foundation of New York State Society for Clinical Social Work (NYSSCSW)– a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to supporting the professional development of licensed mental health professionals, including psychodynamic and psychoanalytic practice. Two Virtual Saturdays: April 20th 2024 […]

Visiting Scholars Weekend: “A new perspective on Freud’s thinking on truth, it’s foundational role in psychoanalysis, and its contemporary relevance”

Baker Nord Center for the Humanities on Case Western Reserve University Campus Clark Hall Room 206, 11130 Bellflower Rd, Cleveland, OH, United States

Rachel Blass presents “A new perspective on Freud’s thinking on truth, it’s foundational role in psychoanalysis, and its contemporary relevance." At the foundation of Freud’s thinking is the idea that psychopathology is the result of denial. Truths denied lead to a distorted reality and accordingly coming to know these truths, discovering the true meanings underlying […]

Conference Day 2: Vicissitudes of a Clinical Career: From Self-Discovery to Profound Impact

Virtual Event

Join us at this 2nd Conference Day for the 55th Annual Education Conference (Live Online) hosted by the Advanced Clinical Education (ACE) Foundation of New York State Society for Clinical Social Work (NYSSCSW) – a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to supporting the professional development of licensed mental health professionals, including psychodynamic and psychoanalytic practice. […]

Connections And Conversation: Psychoanalytic Contributions to the Treatment of Eating Disorders – Tom Wooldridge PsyD, ABPP, FIPA, CEDS-S

Virtual (Click on event title to advance to website and registration page)

Free zoom event with Tom Wooldridge, PsyD, ABPP, FIPA, CEDS-S : Psychoanalytic thinking offers valuable insights to clinicians working with eating disorders and body image concerns. In a field that increasingly emphasizes rapid symptom reduction, treatment providers risk neglecting less overt, and less easily measurable, aspects of the patient’s experience. This presentation will bring together […]

Visiting Scholar Weekend: On the special nature of Kleinian transference interpretation, and why it is essential to analytic cure”

Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center 2460 Fairmount Blvd #312, Cleveland, OH, United States

Rachel Blass presents “On the special nature of Kleinian transference interpretation, and why it is essential to analytic cure." The idea that transference interpretation plays an important role in the analytic process is a familiar one. Underlying the London Kleinian approach is the idea that it is not only essential to the process but that […]

Visiting Scholar Weekend: “On the Kleinian View of Narcissism: self-love, perfection and idealization as forces of destruction”

Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center 2460 Fairmount Blvd #312, Cleveland, OH, United States

Rachel Blass presents “On the Kleinian view of narcissism: self-love, perfection and idealization as forces of destruction." In this course we will examine the Kleinian approach to narcissism, focusing on the works of Melanie Klein, Joan Riviere and Herbert Rosenfeld. We will see how and why in this approach narcissism and the self-love, sense of […]

Alessandra Lemma: The Erotic Body in Psychoanalysis

Virtual (Click on event title to advance to website and registration page)

Alessandra Lemma presents the final session of our ongoing videoconference series on the Erotic in Psychoanalysis. 2 CEs $60

Here I’m Alive: The Spirit of Music in Psychoanalysis with Adam Blum, PsyD, Peter Goldberg, PhD, & Michael Levin, PsyD

Hybrid (virtual and in-person) +1 more

This panel will explore how music comprises the forms of collective living in which the body finds its place in psychical life. The presentations will describe the ways that the vitality of the psychoanalytic clinical process depends at all times on this background quality of shared music, and how many of the contemporary maladies we […]

What is Effective in Psychoanalytic Treatments?

Virtual (Click on event title to advance to website and registration page)

Presenter: M. Sagman Kayatekin, MD Description: Psychoanalytic discipline is in the process of broadening its theory, practitioners and applications. We welcome contributions from different psychoanalytic approaches and related disciplines in social sciences, humanities and neuro-psychoanalysis. Within this changing psychoanalytic scenery, a clearer articulation of the therapeutic potentialities and limitations of psychoanalytic approach is an important […]

Traumatophilia: Notes on Libidinal Fugitivity

Virtual (Click on event title to advance to website and registration page)

Presented by Avgi Saketopoulou, Psy.D. Psychoanalytic thinking teaches us that trauma leaves the subject fractured, less agentic, more subject to iterative, stalled revisitations of the traumatic event. With the help of Jean Laplanche’s metapsychology, Saketopoulou will discuss how significant possibilities for psychic transformation and for contact with experience are courted when we make ourselves passible […]