Therapeutic Approaches to Healing its Cumulative Toxic Effects
with Margaret Crastnopol, PhD
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The course will draw on but go beyond the theoretical framework offered by Dr. Crastnopol in her book, Micro-trauma: A Psychoanalytic Understanding of Cumulative Psychic Injury (Routledge, 2015.) Certain subtle types of psychic injury--"micro-trauma"-- can mount up over time, eroding a person's sense of well-being, while distorting character development and interpersonal functioning. This course focuses on and helps clinicians identify some specific patterns of micro-traumatic functioning and their impact as they play out in everyday life and in the analytic engagement itself. Some examples of these patterns are "connoisseurship gone awry," "uneasy intimacy," "unkind cutting back," and "psychic airbrushing." Participants will explore their own clinical experiences with micro-trauma and gain a detailed understanding of how to identify and work to resolve such problematic patterns in their practice.
This course is intended for psychoanalysts and psychoanalytic psychotherapists at all levels.
The course is taught on 4 Fridays, from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm EASTERN TIME,
8:30am to 10am PACIFIC TIME, February 26, March 5, 12, 19, 2021
By the completion of this course, students will be able to:
I. Enumerate and describe certain specific mechanisms of toxic functioning, including "unkind cutting back," "connoisseurship gone awry," "little murders," etc.
II. Describe how such micro-traumatic mechanisms can generate collateral damage in one's significant others.
III. Identify signs within the psychoanalytic psychotherapeutic relationship that such patterns are being replayed.
IV. Articulate and implement various effective strategies for repairing micro-traumatic damage to the patient's sense of well-being and self-worth.
Margaret Crastnopol (Peggy), Ph.D. is faculty, Seattle Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, and supervisor of psychotherapy and faculty, W. A. White Institute, New York. She is an associate editor, Psychoanalytic Dialogues, and on the editorial board of Contemporary Psychoanalysis Dr. Crastnopol is on the Executive Committee of the IARPP. She authored Micro-trauma: A Psychoanalytic Understanding of Cumulative Psychic Injury, Routledge, 2015. Dr. Crastnopol treats individuals and couples, in person and remotely, for those in Seattle, WA and elsewhere.
This class is approved for 6.0 CE contact hours for psychologists, social workers, and licensed psychoanalysts. Personalized CE certificates will be emailed at the end of this event after completing and passing an online quiz and evaluation form. Attendance on all days are mandatory for CE credits.
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