Maintaining Professional Boundaries in Psychotherapy

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Bruce Hillowe, J.D., PhD, is a psychologist-psychoanalyst and mental health care attorney in New York State. In this workshop, he will be presenting a comprehensive overview of the ethical, professional, legal and clinical backgrounds for boundaries; discriminating between boundary crossings and violations; the establishment and maintenance of boundaries at the outset of and during psychotherapy […]

Connections And Conversation: An Exploration of Psychosis Through the Schreber Case – Charles Turk

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Free zoom event with Charles Turk M.D. By means of a metapsychologic elaboration of certain psychoanalytic concepts “Le388” a psychoanalytic treatment program for psychotic young adults in Quebec City has achieved a 60% cure rate among those engaged in that program. Those cured have been guided to dismantle their delusion and to find satisfying activity […]

Connections And Conversation: Going Beneath the Surface: What People Want From Therapy – Linda Michaels, PsyD, MBA

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Free zoom event with Linda Michaels, PsyD, MBA: Our psychotherapy practices do not exist in a vacuum and in these last few years we have witnessed unprecedented upheaval in the areas of politics, social justice, the natural world, and public health. It is vitally important for our practices and communities to be informed about what […]

Connections And Conversation: Ferenczi on Gender and Sexuality: Prelude To Laplanche – Adrienne Harris, PhD

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Free zoom event with Adrienne Harris, Ph.D.: In this talk, I consider Ferenczi’s groundbreaking work on sexual abuse in conjunction with other projects he undertook, in which trauma, regression, and destructiveness clearly preoccupied him. In addition to attention to the landmark paper on sexual abuse, “The Confusion of Tongues” (1929/32), I will draw on his […]

Connections And Conversation: Attachments: Clinging to Bad Objects – Understanding Attachment & Relational Trauma – Dr. Robin S. Cohen

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Free zoom event with Robin Cohen: Using the works of Fairbairn, Guntrip, Bowlby, Mitchell, Benjamin, and others, Dr. Cohen examines the dynamics involved in toxic, destructive relationships. If you treat people who are enmeshed in abusive relationships, you may feel frightened and frustrated as they edge closer to self-destruction. Some may withstand physical and emotional […]

Community Psychoanalysis Certificate Program

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The Washington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis online application portal for the 2024-2025 Community Psychoanalysis Certificate Program (CPCP) is now open. Expand and enrich your clinical work by engaging in a two-year journey that melds didactic learning, experiential reflective groups, and hands-on placements in community agencies or nonprofits. Fridays, 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm September 20, […]

Trauma, Guilt, And Conspiracy: The Zero Process And The Superego

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

A Scientific Meeting presented by Dr. Joseph Fernando, MDCM. This presentation explores the links between trauma, guilt, and the superego, and through this exploration attempts to make some additions to our understanding of individual dynamics, group regression, and group delusions. Dr. Fernando first describes his concept of the zero process as the form of mental […]

Differentiating Identification with the Aggressor From Projective Identification

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

A Scientific Meeting presented by Dr. Joseph Fernando, MDCM. In this presentation Dr. Fernando will differentiate two defenses that are important clinically but that are often confused with each other: projective identification and identification with the aggressor. He will show that differentiating these two defenses at the conceptual level can be helpful clinically. Dr. Fernando […]

Psychoanalytic Work With Homeless and Formerly Homeless Adults: Unsettling Theory

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

A Scientific Meeting presented by Deborah Luepnitz, Ph.D. A common misconception about treatments derived from psychoanalysis is that they are appropriate only for highly educated people of means. This presentation challenges that assumption by referring both to Freud's free clinics and to Winnicott's work with homeless children. We will proceed to a discussion of IFA […]

Working With Dreams: New Stops on the Royal Road

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

Workshop presented by Deborah Luepnitz, Ph.D. Freud believed that dream work is the "royal road" to the unconscious, and he called The Interpretation of Dreams his "best and most important book." While the "Relational turn" of the 1980s enhanced the field in several ways-- reviving an interest in trauma, redefining counter-transference, and exploring the categories […]

Connections And Conversation: Can You Cure Your Patient? – Koichi Tagashi, PhD, LP

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Free zoom event with Koichi Tagashi, Ph.D., L.P.: Are you able to cure your patient? In this presentation, I like to pose this question, without defining what a “cure” might look like, in order to get at your initial instinctive feeling. This presentation is intended to be an ethical question. I am not examining whether […]

Connections And Conversation: The Analyst’s Search for Empathy In the Face of Hate – Veronica D. Abney, Ph.D

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Free zoom event with Veronica D. Abney, Ph.D.: This paper presents a description of the analysis of an African-American patient with Dissociative Identity Disorder. It will focus primarily on one year of the analysis when the transference was extremely negative resulting in the analyst moving from a very empathic and loving countertransference position to feeling […]