Institute - Executive Committee Meeting
This meeting is for executive committee members ONLY
This meeting is only open to the Society's Executive Committee
Institute - Extended Executive Committee Meeting
This meeting is for committee members ONLY
Institute - TA/SA Seminar Meeting
This meeting is for training and supervising analysts ONLY
Institute - Curriculum Committee Meeting
This meeting is for curriculum committee members ONLY
Institute - Progression Committee Meeting
This meeting is for progression committee members ONLY
Facilitated by Margy Stewart, Psy.D. and Jennifer Perlman, Psy.D.
Sponsored by the DPS Continuing Education and Diversity Committees
Claudine Rankine's highly acclaimed award winning book Citizen: An American Lyric is "a provocative meditation on race." "Claudine Rankine's bold new book recounts mounting racial aggression in ongoing encounters in twenty-first-century daily life and in the media. Some of these encounters are slights, seeming slips of the tongue, and some are intentional offensives in the classroom, at the supermarket, at home, on the tennis court with Serena Williams and the soccer field with Zinedine Zidane, online, on TV-everywhere, all the time. The accumulative stresses come to bear on a person's ability to speak, perform, and stay alive. Our addressability is tied to the state of our belonging, Rankine argues, as are our assumptions and expectations of citizenship. In essay, image, and poetry, Citizen is a powerful testament to the individual and collective effects of racism in our contemporary, often named "post-race" society." (Tattered Cover ad.)
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.
Classes will meet from 1:00 - 2:30 PM for 3 Fridays on: January 18, 25 and February 1, 2019 near Washington Park (address given upon registration).
The course is limited to a minimum of 4 to a maximum of 12 people.
Deadline to register is January 11th.
There will be NO refunds after January 6th; any refunds prior to January 6th will be less a $25.00 administration fee.
Certificates of Attendance will be distributed upon completion of the course. No CME credits are provided.
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Taught by David Nichol, M.D.
We will read and discuss "Exploring the Life of the Soul" by John Riker, PhD in Philosophy and Psychoanalytic Studies at Colorado College. The book is a superb synthesis of Kohutian self-psychology, philosophy and transcendentalism. It points the way toward connecting to one's core self and vitality in order to live more fully in this postmodern world. Class will be led by David Nichol, MD who first met John Riker at Colorado College and was thus inspired to become a psychoanalyst. Dr. Riker will be attending one of the classes.
Dr. Nichol attended the University of Colorado School of Medicine, the Menninger School of Psychiatry and the Topeka Institute of Psychoanalysis. He is the author of "The One Minute Meditator" and has given many talks and workshops on the benefits of meditation. He has been in private practice for 24 years.
Classes will meet from 12:00-1:30 PM on Fridays: January 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22 and March 1, 2019 in the Highlands neighborhood (address given upon registration). Please purchase the book prior to class.
The course is limited to 12 people.
Deadline to register is January 17th.
There will be NO refunds after January 17th; any refunds prior to January 17th will be less a $25.00 administration fee.
“A play about the tremendous, enduring component of love in our lives.” Playwright Donnetta Lavinia Grays
When Monique and her 10-year-old daughter Samantha show up unexpectedly on her sister’s Brooklyn doorstep, it shakes up Rachel and her partner Nadima’s orderly New York lifestyle. Monique is on the run from deep trouble and brings their family’s Southern roots with her, grabbing hold of Rachel’s life more ferociously than she could have ever imagined. Poetic, powerful and remarkably funny, this 2017 Colorado New Play Summit featured play explores the struggle between the responsibilities that are expected of us and the choices we actually end up making.
At the root of this play is the daughter of a small town that is lost to the current sweeping epidemic of heroin abuse in this country. She is a mother who tries desperately to break a cycle of despair for her own daughter. Last Night and The Night Before is a drama infused with laughter, lightness, poetry and hope. It speaks to so many small towns across this country that have lost brilliant children due to lack of industry and economic opportunity within those communities.
There will be a talk back immediately following the play in the theater with discussant Paula Bernstein, PhD and moderator Pam Haglund, PsyD. (We do not have a reception this year and there is no fee for the talk back)
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The deadline to reserve tickets is January 18, 2019. Tickets may sell out.
This meeting is only open to committee members of the Society Coordinating Committee.
The Society Coordinating Committee Meeting will take place on Monday, January 28th at 7:00 PM at Ben's house.
If you are unable to attend, please send Tony a committee report.
Please let Ben know if you will be bringing part of the dinner (drinks, salad, dessert)
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For more information and to register Please see the APsaA website
In this dark, intense, and emotional film, a depressed middle-aged man travels the Iranian countryside searching for someone to bury him after he commits suicide. Eventually, he encounters a Turkish taxidermist who tries to get him to see life's beauty.
—Summary found on Rotten Tomatoes
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Cost: Free of charge, donations are welcomed.
Parking: Plenty of free parking in the church lot and on the street.
Institute Retreat - curriculum meeting.
This event is only open to Institute Faculty
A registration form will be available summer 2018
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
Institute Retreat - Faculty Meeting.
Oscar Wilde has been called the first martyr of the gay movement. This film, with its double entendre title, depicts the events and court actions which led to the conviction and imprisonment of Wilde in 1895 on charges of “gross indecency”. It also depicts Wilde’s part in his demise. The intensity of the dark prejudice and murderous hatred for homosexual men illustrated in this story seem nearly unbelievable, yet still exist in certain parts of our world. The film does not spare us the horror of the destruction of Wilde’s life, yet manages to include many quotes of Oscar Wilde’s famous extravagant wit. There are excellent performances by Peter Finch as Wilde, Lionel Jeffries as the Marquis of Queensbury, and James Mason as Queensbury’s attorney.
- Written by Fred Mimmack, MD
Cost: Free of charge, donations are welcomed.
Parking: Plenty of free parking in the church lot and on the street.
Description: I will contend that free-association, far from being outdated, is a most central feature of the method of psychoanalysis as it operates an essential reopening of the process of translation/repression. I will show that free-association sinks its roots in a model of the mind highly congruent with modern neuroscience. Through the notion of surprise, logical and practical connections can be established between free-association, seduction, trauma and transference. A well-conceived concept of free-association is therefore an indispensable tool for the practice of psychoanalysis.
Dominique Scarfone, M.D. is a training and supervising psychoanalyst in the Canadian Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. He was, until recently, a full professor in the Department of Psychology at the Université de Montréal, where he is now honorary professor. He's a former associate editor of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis, and has published extensively in numerous national and international journals. He gives lectures and seminars in many countries. He has published a number of books, some of which were translated into various languages. His most recent books in English are Jean Laplanche: An Introduction, and The Unpast: The Actual Unconscious, both published in 2015 in New York, by UIT -The Unconscious in Translation. He will be one of the keynote speakers in the forthcoming Congress of the International Psychoanalytic Association, London (UK), 2019.
Certificates of attendance only. No CME credits are provided.
In this presentation, I will address the largely unrepresented state of ethics in psychoanalysis. We tend to do an end run around the subject of ethics in our field and take for granted that we all agree on what constitutes ethical behavior without inquiring further. I will argue that because psychoanalysis as a discipline is based on what is not known, we must first take into account the unknown in each analyst's inevitably personal (unconscious) participation, including his/her motivation to become an analyst in the first place. I will mention the concept of (typically sexual) ethical "boundary violations", and our tendency to conflate psychoanalytic discourse with forensic discourse at these times, resulting in a kind of confusion of tongues within the field itself.
Jane Kite trained as an analyst in San Francisco and is currently a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Boston Psychoanalytic Institute and Society. Dr. Kite has been on the editorial boards of the IJP, JAPA, and the Psychoanalytic Quarterly, and is currently an associate editor of JAPA. Her abiding interests in psychoanalysis are centered in Character and Ethics, with special attention to the inevitable disjunction between theory and practice.
A Case Conference with Dr. Jane Kite for the Candidates of the Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis will be held from 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM.
This program is designed for: a) Prospective Analytic Candidates and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Students; or b) Mental Health Professionals who have a curiosity about or a special interest in Psychoanalysis and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
We look forward to becoming acquainted with you as well as having fun together with thought-provoking discussions.
The address will be given upon registration.
Milos Forman's film adaptation of the popular, controversial Broadway musical Hair has dated somewhat, yet it remains an effective evocation of the hippie movement of the late '60s. The story centers on a reserved Midwesterner (John Savage) who joins a pack of hippies in Central Park on his way to joining the Army. Primarily, the film stands on the success of its musical numbers, which were choreographed by Twyla Tharp and sung by vocalists like Ellen Foley, Ronnie Dyson, Nell Carter and Melba Moore.
— Written by Anonymous of Rotten Tomatoes
Featuring Nancy McWilliams, Ph.D.
This workshop will consider ways in which narcissistic concerns may infuse personality. It will touch on both the more arrogant presentations of narcissistic personality disorder (e.g., as described in the DSM) and the extensive literature on converse versions of narcissistic preoccupation (“covert,” “depressed-depleted,” “hypervigilant,” or “closet” narcissism, as depicted in thePsychodynamic Diagnostic Manual). Dr. McWilliams will discuss the range of narcissism from healthy to seriously disturbed presentations (Kernberg’s “malignant narcissism”), putting emphasis on the dangers that malignant narcissism poses to personal relationships, family connections, workplace and institutional functioning, and political processes. Clinical implications of pathological narcissistic presentations will be explored.
The morning will be devoted to Dr. McWilliams' foundation for understanding narcissism. The afternoon will feature relevant case presentations by Dana Charatan, Psy.D. and Kelly Crim, LPC which will be discussed by Dr. McWilliams.
Nancy McWilliams, Ph.D. teaches at Rutgers University's Graduate School of Applied & Professional Psychology and has a private practice in Lambertville, NJ. She is author of Psychoanalytic Diagnosis (1994; rev. ed. 2011), Psychoanalytic Case Formulation (1999), and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (2004), all with Guilford Press. She has edited, coauthored, or contributed to several other books, and is Associate Editor of the Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual (2006; 2nd ed. 2017). A former president of the Division of Psychoanalysis (39) of the American Psychological Association, she is on the editorial board of Psychoanalytic Psychology. Dr. McWilliams is a graduate of the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis and is also affiliated with the Center for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis of New Jersey. Awards Dr. McWilliams has received include Gradiva prize (1999), the Goethe Scholarship Award (2012), the Rosalee Weiss award for contributions to practice (2004), the Laughlin distinguished teacher award (2007), the Hans Strupp Award for teaching, practice and writing (2014), and the Division 39 of the American Psychological Association (APA) awards for both Leadership (2005) and Scholarship (2012).
Dana Charatan, Psy.D. is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst in private practice in Boulder, CO. Dr. Charatan received her Master of Clinical Psychology degree from Ferkauf School of Psychology at Yeshiva University, and her Doctorate in Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She is on the Board and was previously the Secretary of Psychoanalysis Division 39 of The American Psychological Association.
Kelly Crim, LPC is a psychotherapist in private practice in Lakewood, CO and a third year candidate in Adult Psychoanalytic Training at the Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis. Ms. Crim has a Bachelor's degree in clinical nutrition from the University of Washington and a Master's degree in counseling from Idaho State University. While her practice is a general one, Ms. Crim has combined her expertise in nutrition and psychotherapy for a subspecialty with patients with eating disorders.
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We are pleased to announce that CME credit will be available. Anyone wishing to receive CME credit must attend the FULL session (be on time and not leave early) AND complete an evaluation prior to leaving. The certificates will be handed out at the conclusion of the conference after you've handed in your evaluation.
This program is approved for 5.5 hours of continuing education. The University of Denver, Graduate School of Professional Psychology (GSPP) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GSPP maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
There will be a morning and afternoon break.
Registration is not complete until registration fee is paid in full.
There will be NO refunds after April 20, 2018; any refunds prior to April 20th will be less a $30.00 administration fee.
Click here for a map of the Anschutz campus. We recommend parking in the Ignacio lot. Parking is $1 for the full day, payable at the machines in the parking lot. We will have signs the day of the event to direct you to the door that we will be manning.
There are two men named Jeffrey Lebowski. One is a lazy, pot smoking, White Russian drinking, hippie who goes by "The Dude". The other is a self-made, handicapped, multimillionaire war veteran who lives in a huge mansion with a full time assistant. Their paths cross when the millionaire's trophy wife owes money to a known pornographer. The thugs hired by this man confront The Dude because he has the same name. The Dude, wanting payback for his now destroyed rug, seeks out the millionaire Lebowski. What follows takes the Dude and his bowling buddies, Walter and Donnie, on a weird tale of intrigue, kidnapping, pornography, nihilists, White Russians, and more White Russians.
— Written by halo1k on IMDB
Parking: There is plenty of free parking in the church lot or on the street nearby.
The Society Annual Meeting is ONLY open to Society members and their guests. It will be held at the Wellshire Event Center.
The evening will start at 6:00 PM with a cash bar followed by dinner at 7:00 PM. You may choose from the following: NY Beef Medallion, Honey Glazed Salmon or Pasta di Verdure (Vegetarian). The cost of each entree is $55.00.
Registration deadline Friday, May 10, 2019.
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