Description: We will use the writings of Philip Bromberg, Ph.D.* to help us understand and use the relational interplay between analyst/therapist in our work with patients. Dr. Bromberg’s work includes the concept of the normality of “multiplicity of the mind” which refers to the presence of self-states involving various dimensions of self and other experience. Self-state experiences are influenced through earliest relationships whether supportive or traumatic. His work includes significant references to experiences of trauma and shame and significance for self-experience.
Bromberg looks at the therapeutic relationship including reactions by patients and by analysts/therapists as important avenues towards bringing more cohesion to our patients’ minds.
During the clinical section of the class, we will look at patient and therapist and experiences to help us understand and develop interventions.
*Philip Bromberg died in 2020 after having taught and written extensively. His articles are published in various psychoanalytic journals and available on PEPWEB, as well as being compiled in books including: Standing in the Spaces: and the Growth of the Relational Mind, The Shadow of the Tsunami: and the Growth of the Relational Mind, Awakening the Dreamer: Clinical Journeys.
Objectives: (after this discussion, participants should be able to):
- Discuss the influence of the concept of normally occurring self-states, including those that are hidden and or segregated through dissociative processes.
- Discuss recognition of one’s own self-state experiences in tandem with those of patients in order to facilitate effective interventions.
Instructor Biography: Margy Stewart, Psy.D. is a psychoanalyst/psychologist. She recently retired from patient work but she continues to teach and consult. She is on the faculty of the Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis and past president of the Denver Psychoanalytic Society. She has taught many continuing education courses through the Society.
Format: The class will be held on ZOOM. The beginning of each class will be a review of the assigned articles. The second part of the class will be presentations of case material by participants. Participants will be contacted before the first class to find a volunteer to present material on the first day. That day we will determine who will present material for the other classes.
Dates & Times: Class will take place from 2:30 - 4:30 PM (MST) for three Fridays on: February 11, 18 & 25, 2022 using Zoom. The Zoom link will be emailed to registrants 24 hours prior to the start of the first class.
Cost: $100 for Society members and $130 for non-Society members. Your spot for the class is not guaranteed until the registration fee is paid in full.
The course is limited to a minimum of 3 to a maximum of 10 people.
Deadline to register is February 8, 2022.
Confidentiality: During this discussion we will follow rules of confidentiality for clinical case material including disguising identifying information. Please do not discuss any case material outside of the class. No recording of case material is allowed.
CME Certificates: In order to receive a CME certificate, the attendee must: pre-register, pay in full, attend class and complete an evaluation within 7 days after the program. An email with a link to the online evaluation will be sent after the program. CME certificates will be sent by email within a month following the event after attendees are cross referenced by registration, payment, attendance, and completion of the evaluation. CME credit will be equal to the actual time participated.
Cancellation and Certificate Replacement Policy: There will be no refunds after February 8, 2022; any refunds prior to February 8th will be less a $10.00 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.
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 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 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. (Updated July 2021)