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The Elephant Not in the Room: Will Psychoanalysis Survive the Screen? featuring Leora Trub, PhD

  • November 03, 2023
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Virtual using Zoom
  • 37


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:



Description: This lecture is for all mental health professionals. Until Covid upended the psychoanalytic frame as we knew it, most of us assumed that the therapeutic process required that analysts’ and patients’ bodies occupy the same physical space. While Covid forced us to abandon these assumptions, we anticipated, even yearned for the day when we could return to in-person work. But times have changed. Today, many of us have chosen to continue practicing remotely for reasons that are not related to fears of exposure. Many have no plan to return. Why? What dynamics--personal and intersubjective--underlie our decision to remain remote? This presentation explores our new relationship to remote work and the implications of staying online for ourselves, our patients, and for the field.

CME Objectives:

  1. Describe several external and internal (often unconscious) pressures on analysts to incorporate screens into treatment.
  2. Asses the clinical impact of screens on treatment in an individualized way.
  3. Assess how their own vulnerabilities and unconscious fears may contribute to how they use screens in conducting treatment.

    Biography:  Leora Trub, Ph.D., is Associate Professor at Pace University’s doctoral program in School/Clinical-Child Psychology and a practicing clinical psychologist. Her primary research interest is the study of identity development, relationship formation and psychological well-being in the age of technology, and the implications of digital technology on clinical practice. She is the author of numerous papers and chapters on clinical practice in the digital age, and the relationship between technology and psychological constructs including attachment, emotional regulation, intimacy, self-presentation, and mindfulness. Her research has been published in a range of research, clinical, and psychoanalytic journals.


    This event will run from 7:00 - 8:30 PM Mountain Time.

    Cost: While this event is free and open to the public, there is a fee for those who would like to receive CME credit. Please choose the appropriate level when registering.

    • CME credit for DPS Members: $30
    • CME credit for non DPS Members: $40
    • No CME credit: Free - $0

    Location: This lecture will take place virtually using Zoom. The Zoom link will be emailed to registrants 24 hours before the event. Please note that many of our emails get filtered through secondary inboxes, so please do a search within your inbox for key words such as: Denver Psychoanalytic Society, DPS, Zoom link, and/or the name of the speaker or title of the event to find the email with the link.

    Registration: Registration is required and closes at noon on November 2, 2023. 

    Confidentiality: During lectures, we will follow rules of confidentiality for clinical case material including disguising identifying information. Please do not discuss any case material outside of this lecture. 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 the lecture and complete an evaluation within 7 days after the program. Enabling your video while participating is strongly encouraged. 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. For virtual events, CME credit will be equal to the actual time participated.

    Cancellation & Certificate Replacement Policy:  There will be no refunds of fees for cancellations within 3 days of the event. If awarded a CME certificate, please retain for your records. There will be a $3 charge if the Society office must 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 provider ship of American Psychoanalytic Association and (name of nonaccredited provider). 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 1.5 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)

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