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4/7/24 - The Uses of Dissociation and Its Discontents: From Altered States to Alter Worlds (WNE)

  • April 09, 2024 10:34 AM
    Message # 13340889

    Western New England Psychoanalytic Society Spring Symposium

    The Uses of Dissociation and Its Discontents: From Altered States to Alter Worlds

    Saturday April 27, 2024 10:00 am–1:00 pm via Zoom (link sent via email the day prior to meeting)

    $100 Professionals/$35 Candidates and Students (includes CME/CE certificate)


    • Peter Goldberg, PhD
    • Elizabeth Brett, PhD
    • Sidney Phillips, MD

    In his discussion, Dr. Goldberg will present a psychosomatic model of dissociation that addresses the ever adjusting mind-body relation. The model highlights the function of hypnoid mechanisms and of altered states of consciousness in facilitating and masking the work of mind-body dissociation. Transient altered states, which enable new and creative forms of mind-body experience in everyday life and in the therapy situation, are contrasted with pathological forms of retreat into alter worlds—rigidly organized, timeless, often inescapable trancelike states of mind-body dislocation. These pathological dissociative structures reshape the life of the mind and of the body, requiring new clinical approaches to these phenomena.

    Drs. Brett and Phillips will discuss dissociation within the broader context of its relation to trauma. Given the ongoing psycho-analytic controversies about the nature of dissociation and trauma, they examine current versions of these controversies. Dr. Goldberg’s work is one example of the advances in this area as he provides greater descriptive clarity of clinical manifestations, proposes new technical approaches, and points to a more encompassing and consistent theoretical understanding.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Participants will describe the range of dissociative phenomena from normal to pathological.

    2. Participants will explain the theory of psychosomatic dissociation.

    3. Participants will summarize techniques for working with patients in altered states as they consider ways that dissociation challenges

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    CME/CE Accreditation 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 Western New England 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 6 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 for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s)* to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. *Financial relationships are relevant if the educational content an individual can control is related to the business lines or products of the ineligible company. This program is being reviewed for Continuing Education Credit hours by the NASW, CT to meet the continuing education criteria for CT Social Work Li-censure renewal.

    A Certificate of Attendance for WNE Programs can be used to fulfill CE requirements for CT Psychologists.

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