Upcoming events

    • September 03, 2019
    • May 12, 2020
    • 30 sessions

    The Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis 2019-2020 classes will be held on 30 Tuesday's from September 3, 2019 through May 12, 2020.  

    Classes are open only to those enrolled in our program.

    • September 05, 2019
    • May 07, 2020
    • 8 sessions
    • The Usual Location

    Institute - Extended Executive Committee Meeting

    This meeting is for committee members ONLY

    • September 06, 2019
    • May 15, 2020
    • 30 sessions

    The Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis 2019-2020 classes will be held on 30 Friday's from September 6, 2019 through May 15, 2020. 

    Classes are open only to those enrolled in our program.

    • September 12, 2019
    • May 14, 2020
    • 8 sessions
    • The Usual Location

    Institute - Progression Committee Meeting

    This meeting is for progression committee members ONLY



    • September 19, 2019
    • May 21, 2020
    • 9 sessions
    • Cal's Office

    Institute - TA/SA Seminar Meeting

    This meeting is for training and supervising analysts ONLY


    • September 25, 2019
    • November 13, 2019
    • 8 sessions
    • Capitol Hill (Address given upon registration)
    • 18
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    Presented by Gabriela Zorzutti, Ph.D., MA

    Description:

    This seminar will look at the end of analysis for these two main figures of psychoanalysis. We will examine the differences in light of the formation of the analyst, the ethics of the practice and the effect of one and the other end, in the analyst’s own clinical work.

    Objectives: 

    1. Describe examples of clinical questions of the end of the analysis.
    2. Analyze differences of Freudian and Lacanian techniques about the ethics of psychoanalysis.
    3. Discuss why a personal analysis for a psychoanalyst is crucial to function and to be able to conduct a treatment to its end.

    Biography:

    Gabriela Zorzutti finished her Doctorate in Psychology at the University of Buenos Aires and her Masters in Clinical Psychology at the Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata. Dr. Zorzutti lives and practices psychoanalysis in Denver and Washington DC ever since she moved from her home country of Argentina to live here 18 years ago. During those years, she has founded the Colorado Analytic Forum of the Lacanian Field (2010) www.psychoanalyticforumofcolorado.org, its Clinical College of Colorado, (2014) www.clinicalcollegeofcolorado.com and the Lacanian Clinic (2015). She has organized and given conferences, seminars and talks in Buenos Aires, Córdoba, Puerto Madryn, Lima, Rio de Janeiro, Medellín, Pereira, Denver, Washington DC, LA, New York, Paris, Rome, Barcelona and Warsaw. She has been performing international functions in the IF-EPFCL -School of Psychoanalysis of the Forums of the Lacanian Field, www.champlacanien.net for the last 4 years.

    Publications: Actually, Lacan

    Books & FormatFor this seminar, we will be reading both Freud and Lacan and will come to see how post Freudians, particularly in the IPA, have looked at the matter, as well as the post Lacanians.

    Dates & Times:  Classes will meet from 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM for 8 Wednesdays from September 25 through November 13, 2019 near Capitol Hill (exact address given upon registration).

    Dates:  September 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13, 2019

    Cost:  $240 for Society members and $270 for non-Society members

    The course is limited to a minimum of 4 to a maximum of 20 people.  

    Deadline to register is September 20th. 

    CME Certificates: In order to receive a CME certificate, the attendee must: pre-register, pay in full, attend sessions in their entirety and complete an evaluation within 14 days after the program. CME certificates will be sent by email within a month following the event after attendees are cross referenced by registration, payment, sign-in, and completion of the evaluation.  CMEs will be given for actual time attended up to 12 CMEs.

    Cancellation and Certificate Replacement Policy: There will be no refunds after September 20, 2019; any refunds prior to September 20th will be less a $30.00 administration fee. Please retain your CME certificate for your records. There will be a $3 charge if the Society office has to resend a certificate.

    Click here for a printable flyer.

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation require-ments and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Psychoanalytic Association and The Denver Psychoanalytic Society. 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 12 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 of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

    • September 26, 2019
    • May 28, 2020
    • 7 sessions
    • The Usual Location

    Institute - Curriculum Committee Meeting

    This meeting is for curriculum committee members ONLY


    • October 02, 2019
    • December 11, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • The Usual Location

    Institute - Executive Committee Meeting

    This meeting is for committee members ONLY

    • October 04, 2019
    • October 18, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • Cherry Creek (Address given upon registration)
    • 0
    Registration is closed

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    Facilitated by Margy Stewart, Psy.D. and Jennifer Perlman, Psy.D. 

    Sponsored by the DPS Continuing Education and Diversity Committees

    Description:

    This class will focus on reading James Baldwin's landmark book The Fire Next Time. Discussion of Baldwin's ideas and discussion of our reaction and ideas about race and racism will be divided over 3 sessions. We hope participants will engage in looking inward at reactions to race and racism to develop increased comfort with addressing experience of race in clinical work with patients and to look at the therapist's or analyst's transference and countertransference reactions regarding race and racism. We will discuss trauma and race.

    Objectives: (after this class, participants should be able to)

    1. Describe internal reactions, including transference and countertransference, influenced by race.
    2. Discuss racism and traumatization.

    Books & Format: Participants will furnish their own books and be expected to read the assigned sections before each meeting.  The format will be discussion by participants in the style of a book group, divided over 3 meetings.   

    Dates & Times: Classes will meet from 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM for 3 Fridays on:  October 4, 11, and 18, 2019 in Cherry Creek (exact address given upon registration).

    Cost:  $90 for Society members and $110 for non-Society members

    The course is limited to a minimum of 4 to a maximum of 8 people.  

    Deadline to register is September 20th. 

    CME Certificates:  In order to receive a CME certificate, the attendee must: pre-register, pay in full, attend sessions in their entirety and complete an evaluation within 14 days after the program.  CME certificates will be sent by email within a month following the event after attendees are cross referenced by registration, payment, sign-in, and completion of the evaluation.  

    Cancellation and Certificate Replacement Policy: There will be no refunds after September 13, 2019; any refunds prior to September 13th will be less a $30.00 administration fee.  Please retain your CME certificate for your records.  There will be a $3 charge if the Society office has to resend a certificate. 

    Please click here for a printable flyer.

    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 The Denver Psychoanalytic Society. 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 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Certificates will be based on attendance and completion of post-program evaluation.

    IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

    • October 08, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Lowry Tavern
    Register

    This meeting is by invitation only.

    • October 11, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
    • Montview Blvd Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia Street, Denver, CO 80220
    • 66
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    The purpose of the film series is to encourage psychoanalytic dialogue with respect to creativity and movies. 

    Description:

    "Paths of Glory" is Stanley Kubrick's 1957 masterpiece on the random terror and insanity of war.  The film is based on an actual incident that occurred in the French Army during the First World War—an event so shocking and senseless as to be almost unbelieveable.  Kirk Douglas gives the most restrained and deeply moving performance of his long career, and the film itself has grown more profound  with every passing year and with every passing war.

    —  Summary written by Dick Simons, M.D.

    Objectives:

    1. Explain the psychological impact of war and deepen awareness that need for treatment may emerge years after the trauma.
    2. Apply empathy and understanding when working with soldiers and veterans.
    3. Explain how treating soldiers and veterans may be different than treating other patients as it relates to war, specifically PTSD, cowardly conduct, shell shock trauma and economic and family problems.

    Discussant Biography:

    Dr. Richard Simons is a member of the Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis and the Denver Psychoanalytic Society. He has long been interested in the relationship between psychoanalysis and various areas of creativity, including film.  

    COST  CME CREDIT  NO CME CREDIT
     MEMBER  $20.00  FREE
     NON-MEMBER  $30.00  FREE


    Parking: There is plenty of free parking in the church lot or on the streets nearby.

    Location: McCollum Room within Montview Blvd. Presbyterian Church

    CME Certificates:  In order to receive a CME certificate, the attendee must: pre-register, pay in full, attend the entire session and complete an evaluation within 14 days after the program.  CME certificates will be sent by email within a month following the event after attendees are cross referenced by registration, payment, sign-in, and completion of the evaluation.  

    Cancellation and Certificate Replacement Policy: There will be no refunds of fees for cancellations within 7 days of the event.  If awarded a CME certificate, please retain for your records.  There will be a $3 charge if the Society office has to resend a certificate.

    Click here for a printable flyer.

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation require-ments and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Psychoanalytic Association and The Denver Psychoanalytic Society. 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 2 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 of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

    • October 16, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Margy's House

    This meeting is for the Conference Planning Committee of the Denver Psychoanalytic Society.

    • October 18, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
    • Montview Blvd Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia Street, Denver, CO 80220
    • 61
    Register

    Description:

    The case of 8 year-old Peter will be presented to illustrate how an equivalent of parental loss through disability contributed to Peter’s depression, anxiety and narcissistic defenses. Illustrations will be given to show how vulnerable to narcissistic injury Peter was and how the resulting narcissistic defenses interfered with his education.

    Case material will be provided to show how Peter used the displacement of play with Lego blocks and Lego mini-figures to express how much of a bad guy he thought he was. His multiple transferences to his analyst were also expressed in the displacement of the Lego play. He thought he was the worst of bad guys. Before treatment, he seemed to be on the way to living down to that image of himself. 

    Through the displacement of play in intensive psychoanalytic treatment, Peter expressed wishes he could heal his father and worked through his wishes, fears and beliefs about himself to the point where his self-image shifted to one that is more reasonable. Peter was eventually able to state that he realizes he is not such a bad guy and that the whole world is not against him.

    Objectives:

    1. Describe how disability in a parent can lead to the equivalent of parent loss for a child.
    2. Discuss the use of play as the displacement of internal self and other representations.
    3. Discuss how to use displacements in intensive psychoanalytic work.

    Biography:

    Dr. Roderick Hall is a child and adolescent psychoanalyst in Coronado, California.  Dr. Hall is the Chair of the Training Program in Child and Adolescent Psychoanalysis at the San Diego Psychoanalytic Center.  He is a member of the American Psychoanalytic Association.

    COST  CME CREDIT  NO CME CREDIT
     MEMBER  $20.00  FREE
     NON-MEMBER  $30.00  FREE


    Parking: There is plenty of free parking in the church lot or on the streets nearby.

    Location: McCollum Room within Montview Blvd. Presbyterian Church

    CME Certificates:  In order to receive a CME certificate, the attendee must: pre-register, pay in full, attend the entire session and complete an evaluation within 14 days after the program.  CME certificates will be sent by email within a month following the event after attendees are cross referenced by registration, payment, sign-in, and completion of the evaluation. 

    Cancellation & Certificate Replacement Policy:  There will be no refunds of fees for cancellations within 7 days of the event.  If awarded a CME certificate, please retain for your records. There will be a $3 charge if the Society office has to resend a certificate.

    Please click here for a printable flyer.

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation require-ments and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Psychoanalytic Association and The Denver Psychoanalytic Society. 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 1.75 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 of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

    • October 19, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Rex's House
    Register

    A Case Conference with Dr. Rick Hall for the Candidates of the  Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis will be held from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM.


    • October 23, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Sent upon registration
    • 36
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    Come and learn about our training programs in Psychoanalysis and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (PTP).  

    Enjoy informal conversations and refreshments with psychoanalytic faculty members, current psychoanalytic candidates, and graduates of PTP.  


    Click here for a printable flyer and be sure to check our website for more information about each of the training programs.
    • November 08, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
    • Montview Blvd Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia Street, Denver, CO 80220
    • 74
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    The purpose of the film series is to encourage psychoanalytic dialogue with respect to creativity and movies. 

    Description:

    This is a real-life Western film, created by Chinese-American writer/director Chloe Zhao as part two of a planned trilogy centered on the Pine Ridge Lakota reservation of South Dakota.  Part one was the award-winning “Songs My Brothers Taught Me”.  This story is based on the true story of Brady Jandreau, a Lakota rodeo cowboy who suffers a serious head injury in a bronc-riding accident.  Brady, his father and his sister play themselves in the film.  Told that another ride could be fatal for him, he is faced with the loss of his identity, his masculinity, and indeed, his cultural identity.  Chloe Zhao’s film compassionately and subtly portrays the human drive to persevere and to prevail , illustrating those struggles in the context of the contemporary Lakota culture.  Beautifully photographed by Joshua James Richard.

    —  Summary written by Fred Mimmack, M.D.

    Objectives:

    1. Describe loss and influencing factors, such as culture, to the experience of negative, severe, life events.
    2. Summarize factors contributing to turning negative into positive outcome following severe, life altering, physical events.

    Discussant Biography:

    Dr. Mimmack is a member of the Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis and the Denver Psychoanalytic Society. For many years, his interests have included the psychology of sport, of creativity, and the long-term effects of childhood sexual abuse. 

    COST  CME CREDIT  NO CME CREDIT
     MEMBER  $20.00  FREE
     NON-MEMBER  $30.00  FREE

    Parking: There is plenty of free parking in the church lot or on the streets nearby.

    Location: McCollum Room within Montview Blvd. Presbyterian Church

    CME Certificates:  In order to receive a CME certificate, the attendee must: pre-register, pay in full, attend the entire session and complete an evaluation within 14 days after the program.  CME certificates will be sent by email within a month following the event after attendees are cross referenced by registration, payment, sign-in, and completion of the evaluation.  

    Cancellation and Certificate Replacement Policy: There will be no refunds of fees for cancellations within 7 days of the event.  If awarded a CME certificate, please retain for your records.  There will be a $3 charge if the Society office has to resend a certificate.

    Click here for a printable flyer.

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation require-ments and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Psychoanalytic Association and The Denver Psychoanalytic Society. 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 2 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 of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

    • November 15, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
    • Montview Blvd Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia Street, Denver, CO 80220
    • 71
    Register

    Description: 

    The evening will be dedicated to presenting and elucidating the differences around termination of analysis between Freud and Lacan.

    The hypothesis is that termination has an important impact on the formation of analyst, and also in the politics of analysis, institutional and beyond.

    Discussion from the audience will be encouraged.

    This topic will be further developed in her Continuing Ed course on the same topic.

    Objectives:

      1. Explain the different ways of termination an analysis can have.
      2. Describe the relationship between termination and formation of analysis.
      3. Explain the link between termination and the ethics of the analyst.

       

      Biography: 

      Gabriela Zorzutti, Ph.D. is an Argentinian Lacanian analyst, member of the School of Psychoanalysis of the Forums of the Lacanian Field. She has been the Representative of the English Speaking zone for that School for the last two years, and is currently in the International Dispositif of the Guarantee, representing South America. She has founded the Colorado Analytic Forum of the Lacanian Field, and is the Director of the Clinical College of Colorado, a formation program in Lacanian clinical analysis, and the Lacanian Clinic. 

      Gabriela has a private trilingual practice (Spanish, English and French) in Uptown Denver, and has presented on psychoanalysis in Rome, Barcelona, Paris, Toulouse, Warsaw, London, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, Medellín, and Pereira.

      She is a post doctoral researcher in psychoanalysis for the University of Buenos Aires. She has authored Actually, Lacan.


      COST  CME CREDIT  NO CME CREDIT
       MEMBER  $20.00  FREE
       NON-MEMBER  $30.00  FREE


      Parking: There is plenty of free parking in the church lot or on the streets nearby.

      Location: McCollum Room within Montview Blvd. Presbyterian Church

      CME Certificates:  In order to receive a CME certificate, the attendee must: pre-register, pay in full, attend the entire session and complete an evaluation within 14 days after the program.  CME certificates will be sent by email within a month following the event after attendees are cross referenced by registration, payment, sign-in, and completion of the evaluation. 

      Cancellation & Certificate Replacement Policy:  There will be no refunds of fees for cancellations within 7 days of the event.  If awarded a CME certificate, please retain for your records. There will be a $3 charge if the Society office has to resend a certificate.

      Please click here for a printable flyer.

      This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation require-ments and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Psychoanalytic Association and The Denver Psychoanalytic Society. 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 1.75 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 of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

      • January 13, 2020
      • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
      • Margy's House
      Register

      This meeting is only open to committee members of the Society Coordinating Committee.

      The Society Coordinating Committee Meeting will take place on Monday, January 13th at 7:00 PM at Margy's house.

      If you are unable to attend, please send Tony a committee report.  

      Please let Margy know if you will be bringing part of the dinner (drinks, salad, dessert)

      • January 24, 2020
      • 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
      • Montview Blvd Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia Street, Denver, CO 80220
      • 100
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      Description:

      During a recent trip to Japan, Dr. Levy was surprised by the extent of difficulty for clinicians to deal with past, extensive traumas when there were so many recent ones, such as the Fukushima nuclear disaster, demanding attention. Using Selma Fraiberg’s seminal paper "Ghosts in the Nursery" as a way of organizing our thinking, Dr. Levy will share two examples of individuals, a 50 year old and a 7 year old, who exemplify how this transmission can be experienced even with language barriers and a culture which has a strong dynamic of shame over the expression of weakness. Psychoanalytic understanding of her own empathy and countertransference facilitated her openness and ability to help a population with hidden traumas.

      Objectives:

      1. Participants will expand their understanding of enactments and learn how to address situations outside of the clinical setting
      2. Utilize their knowledge of the intergenerational transmission of trauma to help others.

      Biography:

      Mary Ann Chudy Levy, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine is now retired from her clinical practice of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy of child, adolescent, and adult patients, but remains active in professional and educational activities. She is a training and supervising analyst with the Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis and was the first woman to graduate from their program. She has enjoyed her many years as a teacher and supervisor of psychoanalytic candidates as well as psychiatric residents and other clinical specialists. As a past president of the Denver Psychoanalytic Society, she helped facilitate its response to the Columbine shooting disaster where the society members became involved in many aspects of out-reach and clinical support for survivors of that terrible community disaster. She has always been surprised by how much early childhood traumas have contributed to her work with patients and how little acknowledgement of this has been stressed in psychoanalytic training until recently. Scholarly interests have included femininity in psychoanalytic work, and countertransference as well as the treatment and long term effects of traumatic stress. Dr. Levy was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada and received her MD in 1964 from the University of Manitoba.  She subsequently completed her psychiatric residencies in Adult and Child Psychiatry at the University of Cincinnati, followed by her Psychoanalytic training at the Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis.

      Details:

      COST  CME CREDIT  NO CME CREDIT
       MEMBER  $20.00  FREE
       NON-MEMBER  $30.00  FREE


      Parking: There is plenty of free parking in the church lot or on the streets nearby.

      Location: McCollum Room within Montview Blvd. Presbyterian Church

      CME Certificates:  In order to receive a CME certificate, the attendee must: pre-register, pay in full, attend the entire session, and complete an evaluation within 14 days after the program.  CME certificates will be sent by email within a month following the event after attendees are cross referenced by registration, payment, sign-in, and completion of the evaluation. 

      Cancellation & Certificate Replacement Policy:  There will be no refunds of fees for cancellations within 7 days of the event.  If awarded a CME certificate, please retain for your records. There will be a $3 charge if the Society office has to resend a certificate.

      Please click here for a printable flyer.

      This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation require-ments and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Psychoanalytic Association and The Denver Psychoanalytic Society. 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 1.75 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 of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

      • February 14, 2020
      • 6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
      • Montview Blvd Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia Street, Denver, CO 80220
      • 100
      Register

      The purpose of the film series is to encourage psychoanalytic dialogue with respect to creativity and movies. 

      Description:

      A cynical TV weatherman finds himself reliving the same day over and over again when he goes on location to the small town of Punxsutawney to film a report about their annual Groundhog Day. His predicament drives him to distraction, until he sees a way of turning the situation to his advantage.

      —  Summary found on Google

      Objectives:

      1. Participants will demonstrate an increase in intellectual knowledge of the spectrum of repetition.
      2. Participants will apply this knowledge to understand in greater depth the phenomenon as it presents in the clinical situation.  In particular, the knowledge that repetition is adaptive necessary, and should not be seen as necessarily pathological  or resistance-based, will facilitate more accurate empathic interventions.

      Discussant Biography:

      Roy Lowenstein, MD is a graduate of University of Michigan Northwestern Medical School 1970. He had an Internship at Denver Children's Hospital from 1970-71 and completed his psychiatry residency at the University of Colorado School of Medicine 1971-74. Dr. Lowenstein is a faculty member of the Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis and is currently an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado. Dr. Lowenstein received the Distinguished Life Fellow award from the American Psychiatric Association in 2009.

      COST  CME CREDIT  NO CME CREDIT
       MEMBER  $20.00  FREE
       NON-MEMBER  $30.00  FREE


      Parking: There is plenty of free parking in the church lot or on the streets nearby.

      Location: McCollum Room within Montview Blvd. Presbyterian Church

      CME Certificates:  In order to receive a CME certificate, the attendee must: pre-register, pay in full, attend the entire session, and complete an evaluation within 14 days after the program.  CME certificates will be sent by email within a month following the event after attendees are cross referenced by registration, payment, sign-in, and completion of the evaluation.  

      Cancellation and Certificate Replacement Policy: There will be no refunds of fees for cancellations within 7 days of the event.  If awarded a CME certificate, please retain for your records.  There will be a $3 charge if the Society office has to resend a certificate.

      Please click here for a printable flyer.

      This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation require-ments and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Psychoanalytic Association and The Denver Psychoanalytic Society. 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 2 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 of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

      • March 06, 2020
      • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      Register

      Institute Retreat - Faculty Meeting.

      This event is only open to Institute Faculty

      A registration form will be available summer 2019


      • March 06, 2020
      • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
      Register

      Institute Retreat - curriculum meeting.

      This event is only open to Institute Faculty

      A registration form will be available summer 2019


      • March 07, 2020
      • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      Register

      This program is open to all Institute Faculty, Candidates, Students and graduates.

      There is a $15 fee.  

      More information will be posted when available.

       A registration form will be available Summer 2018

      • March 07, 2020
      • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
      Register

      Institute Retreat - Faculty Meeting.

      This event is only open to Institute Faculty

      A registration form will be available summer 2019

      • March 13, 2020
      • 6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
      • Montview Blvd Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia Street, Denver, CO 80220
      • 100
      Register

      The purpose of the film series is to encourage psychoanalytic dialogue with respect to creativity and movies. 

      Description:

      Robert Altman directed this low-budget film version of the play by Ed Graczyk, also directed by Altman on Broadway with the same cast. The film takes place in the small Texas town of McCarthy in 1975. Inside of a five-and-dime store, a reunion is planned for the members of a local 1950s James Dean fan club. An odd assortment of women arrive, revealing hidden secrets, as Altman flashes back, showing the women as young James Dean fans, and then jumps forward to present day to reveal the ravages of time and lost innocence.

      —  Summary from Rotten Tomatoes

       Objectives:

      1. Discuss the importance of knowing patients’ sexual orientation and gender identity.
      2. List at least two ways in introduce related conversations to patients.

      Discussant Biography:

      Tony Miles, Ph.D. is a Licensed Psychologist in private practice in Denver, Colorado. He has expertise in working with LGBTQ and HIV+ communities. Dr. Miles is a member of the American Psychological Association and current Secretary of the Denver Psychoanalytic Society. 


      COST  CME CREDIT  NO CME CREDIT
       MEMBER  $20.00  FREE
       NON-MEMBER  $30.00  FREE


      Parking: There is plenty of free parking in the church lot or on the streets nearby.

      Location: McCollum Room within Montview Blvd. Presbyterian Church

      CME Certificates:  In order to receive a CME certificate, the attendee must: pre-register, pay in full, attend the entire session, and complete an evaluation within 14 days after the program.  CME certificates will be sent by email within a month following the event after attendees are cross referenced by registration, payment, sign-in, and completion of the evaluation.  

      Cancellation and Certificate Replacement Policy: There will be no refunds of fees for cancellations within 7 days of the event.  If awarded a CME certificate, please retain for your records.  There will be a $3 charge if the Society office has to resend a certificate.

      Please click here for a printable flyer.

      This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation require-ments and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Psychoanalytic Association and The Denver Psychoanalytic Society. 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 2 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 of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

      • April 03, 2020
      • 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
      • Montview Blvd Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia Street, Denver, CO 80220
      • 100
      Register

      Description: Dr. Riker will show why the energy that vitalizes unconscious self structure needs to be thought of as eros and how the self speaks through what he terms "erotic eruptions."  Dr. Riker will describe psychological dynamics in which there are strong tensions between the ego, the body, ingested social codes, and the self, and describe how one can tell what is pressuring one, so that they might determine the importance of those motivations.  Along the way, Dr. Riker will weave together Plato, Freud, and Kohut into a novel picture of the human soul.  

      Objectives:

      1. The participants will be able to understand what the singular self in each human being is and how it manifests itself.
      2. The participants will be able to understand the nature of eros and the erotic in such a way that it is not reduced to the sexual, as it tends to be in contemporary culture.
      3. The participants will be able to identify which sector of the psyche is pressuring them, so as to better evaluate the importance of their motivations.
      Biography:  For the past three decades, John Riker has been devoted to exploring the relation of psychoanalysis, especially Kohutian self psychology, to problems in ethics and philosophical anthropology.  He has written four books intersecting psychoanalysis and ethics (most recently, Exploring the Life of the Soul), and published numerous articles and spoken in many conferences on this material, including conferences in England, Belgium, Turkey, Austria, and Israel.  John has been a professor of philosophy at Colorado College for over half a century and been named Professor of the Year a record four times, and advisor of the year three times.  He was the initial recipient of the award Colorado College established to recognize someone who most promotes diversity and inclusion on campus.

      Details:

      COST  CME CREDIT  NO CME CREDIT
       MEMBER  $20.00  FREE
       NON-MEMBER  $30.00  FREE

      Parking: There is plenty of free parking in the church lot or on the streets nearby.

      Location: McCollum Room within Montview Blvd. Presbyterian Church

      CME Certificates: In order to receive a CME certificate, the attendee must: pre-register, pay in full, attend the entire session, and complete an evaluation within 14 days after the program. CME certificates will be sent by email within a month following the event after attendees are cross referenced by registration, payment, sign-in, and completion of the evaluation.

      Cancellation & Certificate Replacement Policy: There will be no refunds of fees for cancellations within 7 days of the event. If awarded a CME certificate, please retain for your records. There will be a $3 charge if the Society office has to resend a certificate.

      Please click here for a printable flyer.

      This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation require-ments and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Psychoanalytic Association and The Denver Psychoanalytic Society. 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 1.75 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 of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

      • April 06, 2020
      • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
      • Margy's House
      Register

      This meeting is only open to committee members of the Society Coordinating Committee.

      The final Society Coordinating Committee Meeting this year will take place on Monday, April  6th at 7:00 PM at Margy's house.

      If you are unable to attend, please send Tony a committee report.  

      Please let Margy know if you will be bringing part of the dinner (drinks, salad, dessert)

      • April 10, 2020
      • 6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
      • Montview Blvd Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia Street, Denver, CO 80220
      • 100

      The purpose of the film series is to encourage psychoanalytic dialogue with respect to creativity and movies. 

      Description:

      Emotions run wild in the mind of a little girl who is uprooted from her peaceful life in the Midwest and forced to move to San Francisco in this Pixar adventure from director Pete Docter (Up, Monsters Inc.).  Now, as Riley prepares to navigate a new city and attend a new school, her emotional headquarters becomes a hot bed of activity. As Joy (voice of Amy Poehler) attempts to keep Riley feeling happy and positive about the move, other emotions like Fear (voice of Bill Hader), Anger (voice of Lewis Black), Disgust (voice of Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith) make the transition a bit more complicated.

        —  Summary found on IMDB

      Objectives:

      1. List 5 basic emotions

      2. Compare the movie portrayal of parts of the mind to psychoanalytic understanding of metapsychology

      3. Explain how having more than one emotion at once happens

      Discussant Biography:

      Amanda Hutchison MD is a graduate of the University of Colorado School of Medicine, 2010. She completed her psychiatry residency and child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in 2015. Dr. Hutchison is a fourth-year candidate in adult and child psychoanalytic training at the Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis and is an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado.

      COST  CME CREDIT  NO CME CREDIT
       MEMBER  $20.00  FREE
       NON-MEMBER  $30.00  FREE


      Parking: There is plenty of free parking in the church lot or on the streets nearby.

      Location: McCollum Room within Montview Blvd. Presbyterian Church

      CME Certificates:  In order to receive a CME certificate, the attendee must: pre-register, pay in full, attend the entire session, and complete an evaluation within 14 days after the program.  CME certificates will be sent by email within a month following the event after attendees are cross referenced by registration, payment, sign-in, and completion of the evaluation.  

      Cancellation and Certificate Replacement Policy: There will be no refunds of fees for cancellations within 7 days of the event.  If awarded a CME certificate, please retain for your records.  There will be a $3 charge if the Society office has to resend a certificate.

      Please click here for a printable flyer.

      This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation require-ments and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Psychoanalytic Association and The Denver Psychoanalytic Society. 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 2 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 of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

      • May 01, 2020
      • 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
      • Montview Blvd Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia Street, Denver, CO 80220
      • 100

      Description:  In this presentation, Dr. Abbasi will emphasize the importance of the analyst being able to discuss how external events either in her life or in the environment surrounding the analytic dyad, impact the analytic process. She will use detailed clinical material to illustrate these ideas, which are often given short shrift in analytic work.

      Objectives: 

      1. Identify how external factors affect the analytic work in subtle and not so subtle ways.
      2. Employ the knowledge gained to listen to their patients in increasingly sophisticated ways.
      3. Modify the way they work when issues of external reality come up in analytic material.
      Biography:  Dr Aisha Abbasi is a training and supervising analyst at the Michigan psychoanalytic Institute and it’s immediate past president. She is  the pro bono executive director of the Mel Bornstein Clinic for psychoanalysis and psychotherapy, which is a supporting organization of the Michigan psychoanalytic Institute. Dr. Abbasi is an associate editor of the journal of the American psychoanalytic association. She’s also on the editorial board of the psychoanalytic quarterly and on its Board of Directors.

      She is the author of the book The Rupture of Serenity: external intrusions and psychoanalytic technique . It was originally published by Karnac books and now under Routledge press. She has recently also co-edited a book with Dr. Salman Akhtar on the topic of privacy: developmental, Cultural and technical perspectives
      .

      Details:

      COST  CME CREDIT  NO CME CREDIT
       MEMBER  $20.00  FREE
       NON-MEMBER  $30.00  FREE


      Parking: There is plenty of free parking in the church lot or on the streets nearby.

      Location: McCollum Room within Montview Blvd. Presbyterian Church

      CME Certificates:  In order to receive a CME certificate, the attendee must: pre-register, pay in full, attend the entire session, and complete an evaluation within 14 days after the program.  CME certificates will be sent by email within a month following the event after attendees are cross referenced by registration, payment, sign-in, and completion of the evaluation. 

      Cancellation & Certificate Replacement Policy:  There will be no refunds of fees for cancellations within 7 days of the event.  If awarded a CME certificate, please retain for your records. There will be a $3 charge if the Society office has to resend a certificate.

      Please click here for a printable flyer.

      This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation require-ments and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Psychoanalytic Association and The Denver Psychoanalytic Society. 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 1.75 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 of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

    Past events

    September 09, 2019 Society Coordinating Committee Meeting (Fall 2019)
    September 07, 2019 Institute - BOD Meeting Sept 2019
    September 07, 2019 Institute - Annual Faculty Meeting 2019
    September 06, 2019 Institute - Annual Banquet
    June 03, 2019 Society Annual Business Meeting
    June 02, 2019 PTP Faculty & Supervisor Meeting
    May 14, 2019 "I'll call you when I'm ready: Working with avoidance in adolescence" with Rex McGehee, M.D. (Salon)
    May 10, 2019 The Big Lebowski with discussant Roy Lowenstein, M.D. (Film Series)
    April 27, 2019 Pathological Versions of Narcissism: Clinical and Social Implications
    April 12, 2019 Hair with discussant Eric Braden, Ph.D. (Film Series)
    April 09, 2019 “The Uncanny Likeness of Oneself: Aggression and Competition within the Female-Feminine Psychoanalytic Couple” with Lynne Gillick, Ph.D. (Salon)
    April 08, 2019 Society Coordinating Committee Meeting
    April 06, 2019 Candidate Case Conference with Jane Kite, PhD
    April 05, 2019 "What Was My Lousy Childhood Like?" The Basis for Ethics in Psychoanalysis (Lecture)
    March 16, 2019 Institute Faculty Discussion with Dominique Scarfone
    March 16, 2019 Candidate Case Conference with Dominique Scarfone
    March 15, 2019 Free Association, Surprise, Trauma and Transference (Lecture)
    March 08, 2019 The Trials of Oscar Wilde with discussant Fred Mimmack, MD (Film Series)
    March 02, 2019 Institute Retreat Faculty Meeting
    March 02, 2019 Institute Retreat: Educational Program
    March 01, 2019 Institute Retreat - Curriculum Review Meeting
    February 22, 2019 How the despot gets his sex appeal: psychoanalytic observations on how the despot gets his followers to deny reality
    February 08, 2019 Taste of Cherry with discussant Larry Mortazavi, M.D. (Film Series)
    February 06, 2019 APsaA 2019 National Meeting
    January 27, 2019 Society Fundraiser - Last Night and the Night Before
    January 25, 2019 Self Psychology: Exploring the Life of the Soul (CE Class)
    January 18, 2019 Book Discussion Group reading 'Citizen: An American Lyric' by Claudine Rankine (CE Class)
    January 11, 2019 The Tale with discussant Margy Stewart, Psy.D. (Film Series)
    November 09, 2018 Temple Grandin with discussants Richard Simons, M.D. & Rebecca Hea, Psy.D. (Film Series)
    November 02, 2018 MDMA Assisted Psychotherapy for PTSD (Lecture)
    October 20, 2018 Addiction IV: Addiction and the Psychology of Spirituality (CE Class)
    October 12, 2018 'Her' with discussant David Hurst, M.D. (Film Series)
    October 11, 2018 Institute - Progression Committee Meeting FY2018-2019
    October 09, 2018 Institute & Department Meeting
    October 08, 2018 Society Coordinating Committee Meeting
    October 05, 2018 Transgender Identities in Clinical Practice and Beyond: Updating and Expanding Gender Identity and Expression Models (Lecture)
    September 29, 2018 Candidate Case Conference & Faculty Discussion with Dominique Scarfone (2 sessions)
    September 27, 2018 Institute - Curriculum Committee Meeting FY2018-2019
    September 20, 2018 Institute - TA/SA Seminar FY2018-2019
    September 08, 2018 Institute - Annual Faculty Meeting
    September 07, 2018 Institute - Annual Banquet & Graduation Ceremony
    September 07, 2018 Institute Class FY2018-20189
    September 06, 2018 Institute - Extended Executive Committee Meeting FY2018-2019
    August 24, 2018 Institute - PTP Class Orientation
    August 20, 2018 Institute - Analytic Class Orientation
    August 16, 2018 Society - Executive Meeting FY2018-2019
    July 16, 2018 Institute - Executive Committee Meeting FY2018-2019
    June 04, 2018 Society Annual Meeting
    June 01, 2018 PTP Grad Seminar: Models of the Mind - Self Psychology (CE Class)
    May 12, 2018 Faculty Development with Lena Ehrlich
    May 11, 2018 L.A. Confidential with discussant Rob Rosenthal, PsyD (Film Series)
    May 05, 2018 Paper Presentation with Ted Jacobs to Institute Faculty & Candidates
    May 04, 2018 Patients' Secrets, Analysts' Secrets: Some Reflections on Their Interaction (Lecture)
    April 28, 2018 Half-Day Conference: Life and Death, Loss and Grief
    April 23, 2018 Society Coordinating Committee Meeting
    April 22, 2018 The Who's Tommy at DCPA a Society Fundraiser Event
    April 13, 2018 The Conformist with discussant David Stevens, PhD (Film Series)
    April 07, 2018 Faculty Discussion with Nancy Kulish
    April 06, 2018 Twos and Threes: Musical Chairs in Female Psychic and Social Life (Lecture)
    March 23, 2018 Weekend with Lena Ehrlich
    March 09, 2018 High Noon with discussant Roy Lowenstein, MD (Film Series)
    March 02, 2018 Taking Back the Night: Psychoanalysis’ Reappropriation of Seduction Theory (Lecture)
    February 28, 2018 Salon: "Aging with Health and Happiness" with Tom Avery, LCSW and Ben Green, MD
    February 09, 2018 The Secret Life of Words with discussant Margy Stewart PsyD (Film Series)
    February 01, 2018 Institute - Extended Executive Committee Meeting
    January 29, 2018 Society Coordinating Committee Meeting
    January 27, 2018 A Forum for Discussion: The Role of Empathy and Clinical Engagement Specific to Working with the Suicidal Patient (CE Class)
    January 25, 2018 Institute - Curriculum Committee Meeting
    January 22, 2018 Institute - Admissions Committee Meeting
    January 18, 2018 Institute - TA/SA Meeting
    January 15, 2018 Institute - Executive Committee Meeting
    January 12, 2018 The Picture of Dorian Gray with discussant Fred Mimmack, MD (Film Series)
    January 12, 2018 Institute Class FY2017-2018
    January 11, 2018 Institute - Progression Committee Meeting
    November 14, 2017 Salon: "Brainspotting: Integration with Psychoanalytic Practice" with David Nichol, MD
    November 10, 2017 Whiplash with discussant Richard Simons, MD (Film Series)
    November 03, 2017 Psychodynamic Improvement in Eating Disorders: Welcoming Ignored, Unspoken, and Neglected Concerns in the Patient to Foster Development and Resiliency (Lecture)
    October 14, 2017 Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia – The Nuts, Bolts and Art of it with Rachel Norwood, MD (CE Class)
    October 13, 2017 The Grand Budapest Hotel with discussant David Hurst, MD (Film Series)
    October 10, 2017 Training Programs Open House
    October 06, 2017 Obstacles to Love (Lecture)
    October 03, 2017 Psychiatry Resident Supervisor Meeting
    August 21, 2017 Society - Conference Committee Meeting
    June 12, 2017 Society Annual Meeting
    May 06, 2017 Conference: Attachment, Relational Trauma & Dissociative Process: Implications for Treatment

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