Trauma of Human Agency, Transmission of Trauma through Generations, & Reparation through Embodied Witnessing: A New Vision for Diagnosis & Treatment of Trauma with Clara Mucci, PhD

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Tapping the roots of mental health history, Dr. Clara Mucci continues the pioneering work begun in 1919 at The Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas with her masterful and highly accessible synthesis of psychoanalytic theorists, such as Freud, Ferenczi, and more, with contemporary perspectives on neurobiology and attachment disturbances. Cultivating refined skills in diagnosis and treatment, […]

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

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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 […]

Alessandra Lemma: The Erotic Body in Psychoanalysis

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

What is Effective in Psychoanalytic Treatments?

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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 […]

Group Psychoanalysis: Who Knew?

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In this 90 minute offering, Dr. Attwell will introduce the class to the didactic similarities and differences between individual and group psychoanalysis as well as how they can work in effective tandem. CE credit.

A Couple State of Mind – Conference

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The speaker will be Dr. Mary Morgan. In this course we will look at some of the theories and clinical technique in working psychoanalytically with couples developed at Tavistock Relationships. Central to the clinical approach is a ‘couple state of mind’. This is seen as an intrinsic part of the couple therapist’s internal setting. CE […]

Traumatophilia: Notes on Libidinal Fugitivity

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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 […]

Connections And Conversation: Cupid’s Hour: The Transformative Potential of Female Erotic Countertransference – Janine De Peyer, LCSW-R

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Free zoom event with Janine de Peyer, LCSW-R: Why has so little been written about the female analyst’s sexual desire? Is sexual arousal during clinical work such a rarity, or is it a natural response that has simply been relegated to the unmentionable? This workshop will explore cultural and gender prohibitions against the acknowledgement of […]

Community Psychoanalysis Certificate Program – Starts Sept. 20, 2024 – May 2, 2025

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Application Deadline: May 31, 2024 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]