Upcoming Events

    • February 09, 2021
    • (MST)
    • February 14, 2021
    • (MST)
    • Grand Hyatt New York, NY, NY

    NOT A SOCIETY EVENT

    Check out APsaA's website for more details.


    Registration for APsaA's 2021 National Meeting is open!

    Join us for three weekends of psychoanalytic content for one registration fee! With so many sessions to choose from, it's highly recommended to view the Preliminary Program before going online to register.

    It is important to register for the sessions you want since that is the only way you will receive the Zoom link!



    • February 09, 2021
    • 7:15 PM - 9:00 PM (MST)
    • Virtual using Zoom.
    • 0
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    We have reached the registration maximum for this event. 
    If you sign up on the waitlist, we may not be able to fit you in for the February session but it will help us determine if there is enough interest to offer the program again at a later date.

    The purpose of the salon is to gather in an informal setting to share basic and applied psychoanalytic principles that help you explore your interest in psychoanalysis and/or psychodynamic psychotherapy.

    Description: Therapist self-disclosure has been a hotly debated topic since Freud’s recommendations for analytic neutrality, abstinence and anonymity. As societal and professional norms change, including our current internet culture where privacy issues abound, how does a modern clinician adapt while maintaining a psychodynamic stance? What might clinical decision making look like when learning your client has “googled” you, obtaining information about your personal life? How do we navigate our own visible and invisible identities as they impact the clinical space? How and when might a clinician disclose an invisible identity? We will explore clinical examples and theoretical perspectives about working psychodynamically with these complicated topics.

    Biography: Dr. Nikki Kraslin is a licensed clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst with private practices in both Boulder and Denver. She received her PsyD from DU’s Graduate School of Professional Psychology and has served as an adjunct professor at GSPP, teaching seminars in psychodynamic psychotherapy and multiculturalism. Dr. Kraslin is faculty at the Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis; she teaches topics including: Object Relations, Relational Technique and Relational Theory. She is the owner of a group psychotherapy practice (Denver DBT and Psychotherapy) where she enjoys supervising and mentoring postdocs and early to mid-career psychologists.

    This program is for: a) Prospective analytic candidates and psychodynamic psychotherapy students   b) Mental health professionals who have a curiosity about or special interest in psychoanalysis or psychodynamic psychotherapy.

    Cost: This event is free. Donations may be made on our website to help keep our programs affordable. No CME credit available.

    Registration: Registration is required and limited to 20 participants. Once we have 20 registrants, a waitlist will be available for those who are interested in attending. Those on the waitlist will be notified by email if any spots become available. The Zoom link will be emailed to registrants 24 hours before the event. Registration closes February 7, 2021. 

    Cancellation: If, after registering, you can no longer attend, please notify the DPS office at office@denverpsychoanalytic so we can allow those on the wait-list to join.

    Format: This salon is an informal gathering that will take place virtually using Zoom and have a limited group size. Please keep your microphone muted while others are speaking.

    Confidentiality: During salons we will follow rules of confidentiality for clinical case material including disguising identifying information. Please do not discuss any case material outside of this salon. No recording of case material is allowed. 

    • February 17, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (MST)
    • Virtual

    NOT A SOCIETY EVENT

    Salon hosted by CSCSW 

    Attachment Theory - Practical Applications
    presentation by Lee LeGrice, PhD, LCSW

    February 17, 2021
    7:00 - 9:00 PM MT
    Virtual


    Summary:
    No matter our background, our living situation or our family of origin we long for secure relationships. I am excited to share with you how understanding our own attachment styles can positively impact and deepen all of our relationships.

    Objectives:

    • Provide an overview of attachment theory and how it relates to our survival
    • Provide an overview of the four attachment styles and a questionnaire so you can assess your own style
    • Teach skills to help you create more secure attachments with your loved ones regardless of your attachment style

    About Lee:
    Lee LeGrice, PhD, LCSW is a psychotherapist in private practice with offices in Fort Worth, TX and Denver, CO. She has had extensive training in both AEDP and EFT; both models are grounded in attachment theory. Prior to opening her private practice 8 years ago she served in executive leadership in nonprofit organizations for 20 years. She is a proud mother of two teenagers, her son who is a new college student at CSU and her daughter who is a junior in high school.

    Who Can Attend this Event?
    This event is free for active CSCSW and NASW-CO members. Non-members may attend for $30. Current social work students may attend for free after submitting proof of student status (copy of valid student id, current course schedule from registrar, etc).

    For more information, click here.

    • February 19, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (MST)
    • Virtual using Zoom.
    • 18
    Register

    Description: In this presentation, we will explore, from a psychoanalytic point of view, the phenomenon of feeling aggrieved. A sense of grievance and efforts to redress feeling aggrieved can evoke inchoate aggressive responses both from individuals and from groups. But there are occasions where the felt sense of grievance can lead individuals and groups to progressive, assertive, and adaptive behavior. Grievance will be looked at from a granular level towards understanding its power as a behavioral activator. The relationship of envy, “fairness”, self-esteem, self-regard, and omnipotence to an individual’s inclination towards the experience of grievance and their mode of “metabolizing” grievance will be discussed.

    Objectives: 

    1. Describe the powerful role of grievance as a factor in spawning both anti-social expression of aggression as well as pro-social expressions of assertive behavior.

    2. Analyze the role of narcissistic vulnerability in spawning aggression.

    Biography:  David Stevens, Ph.D. is a practicing clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst who works with adolescents and adults. He earned his PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Colorado and received his psychoanalytic training at the Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis where he has been a faculty member for more than twenty-five years, teaching courses on psychoanalytic theory and technique as well as being a Training and Supervising Analyst for the past fifteen years. In addition, he is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center where he teaches psychiatric residents the principles of psychodynamic thought. He is the co-author with Jim Grigsby of the Neurodynamics of Personality published in 2000. He has a longstanding interest in participating in the mutually enriching conversations that can occur at the intersection of psychoanalytic thought and the humanities.

    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: $20
    • CME credit for non DPS Members: $30
    • No CME credit: Free - $0

    Format: This lecture will take place virtually using Zoom. The Zoom link will be emailed to registrants 24 hours before the event. We ask that you please keep your microphone muted during the lecture portion of the evening.

    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 entire session and complete an evaluation within 14 days after the program.  CME certificates will be sent by email within a month following the event after attendees are cross referenced by registration, payment, sign-in, and completion of the evaluation. 

    Cancellation & Certificate Replacement Policy:  There will be no refunds of fees for cancellations within 7 days of the event.  If awarded a CME certificate, please retain 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 The 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 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 of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

    • March 12, 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (MST)
    • Virtual using Zoom
    • 4
    Register

    The purpose of the film series is to encourage psychoanalytic dialogue with respect to creativity and movies. 

    Description: Emotions run wild in the mind of a little girl who is uprooted from her peaceful life in the Midwest and forced to move to San Francisco in this Pixar adventure from director Pete Docter (Up, Monsters Inc.).  Now, as Riley prepares to navigate a new city and attend a new school, her emotional headquarters becomes a hot bed of activity. As Joy (voice of Amy Poehler) attempts to keep Riley feeling happy and positive about the move, other emotions like Fear (voice of Bill Hader), Anger (voice of Lewis Black), Disgust (voice of Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith) make the transition a bit more complicated.    —  Summary found on IMDB

    Objectives:

    1. List 5 basic emotions
    2. Compare the movie portrayal of parts of the mind to psychoanalytic understanding of metapsychology
    3. Explain how seemingly contrasting emotions influence each other

    Discussant Biography: Amanda Hutchison MD is a graduate for the University of Colorado School of Medicine 2010. She completed psychiatry residency and child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in 2015. She completed her adult and child psychoanalytic training at the Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis in 2020. She is a faculty member of The Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis and is a Clinical Instructor of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado.

    Registration: Registration is required and limited to 25 participants, with an available waitlist for others who are interested. If you register and then cannot attend, please email office@denverpsychoanalytic so we can invite those on the waitlist. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants 24 hours before the event. Registration closes March 11, 2021.

    Film:  Please watch the film prior to the discussion. Inside Out is currently on Disney + (for those with a subscription). It can also be rented (from $2.99-$3.99) for viewing from many platforms such as iTunes, Vudu, FandangoNow, DirecTV, etc.

    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: $20
    • CME credit for non DPS Members: $30
    • No CME credit: Free - $0

    Cancellation: If, after registering, you can no longer attend, please notify the DPS office at office@denverpsychoanalytic so we can allow those on the wait-list to join. There will be no refunds within 7 days of the event.

    CME Certificates:  In order to receive a CME certificate, the attendee must: pre-register, pay in full, attend the entire session, and complete an evaluation within 14 days after the program.  CME certificates will be sent by email within a month following the event after attendees are cross referenced by registration, payment, sign-in, and completion of the evaluation.  

    Cancellation and Certificate Replacement Policy: There will be no refunds of fees for cancellations within 7 days of the event.  If awarded a CME certificate, please retain 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 require-ments and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Psychoanalytic Association and The 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 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 of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

    • April 02, 2021
    • (MDT)
    • April 16, 2021
    • (MDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • Virtual using Zoom
    • 8
    Register

    The Denver Psychoanalytic Society's Continuing Education and Diversity Committees are offering the following book discussion group.

    Description: This discussion group will focus on the reading of Kiese Laymon's book, Heavy: An American Memoir. Discussion of the book will be divided over 3 sessions. We will look at how racism and oppression are imbedded into all aspects of life and how it impacts people and their overall health and well-being. The hope is to look at our own biases and begin to work more effectively with these issues.

    Objectives: (after this discussion, participants should be able to):

    1. Describe the role institutionalized racism has on individuals and society as it relates to mental health.
    2. Apply the knowledge gained to improve clinical practice with diverse clients. 

    Books & Format: 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.

    Dates & Times: Discussions will take place from 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM for three Fridays on:  April 2, 9 & 16, 2021 using Zoom. The Zoom link will be emailed to registrants 24 hours prior to the start of of the first session. 

    Cost:  $90 for Society members and $110 for non-Society members. Your spot for the group is not guaranteed until the registration fee is paid in full.

    The course is limited to a minimum of 4 to a maximum of 10 people.  

    Deadline to register is March 24, 2021.

    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 sessions in their entirety and complete an evaluation within 14 days after the program.  CME certificates will be sent by email within a month following the event after attendees are cross referenced by registration, payment, sign-in, and completion of the evaluation.  

    Cancellation and Certificate Replacement Policy: There will be no refunds after March 24, 2021; any refunds prior to March 24th will be less a $30.00 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 The 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 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Certificates will be based on attendance and completion of post-program evaluation.

    IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

    • April 09, 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (MDT)
    • Virtual using Zoom
    • 17
    Register

    The purpose of the film series is to encourage psychoanalytic dialogue with respect to creativity and movies. 


    Description:
    In 2000, the British Film Institute conducted a survey to determine the 100 greatest English films of the twentieth century. When all the ballots were counted, the choice for first place was Carol Reed's 1949 masterpiece of film noir, The Third Man. Starring Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Trevor Howard, and Orson Welles, with screenplay by Graham Greene, musical score by Anton Karas and Oscar winning cinematography by Robert Krasker. The Third Man also won the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival in 1949. Evil is lurking in post World War II Vienna and children are dying. Why?

    Discussant: Dick Simons was past president of the American Psychoanalytic Association and past director of the Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis. Tom Avery is the Director of the Denver Psychoanalytic Society's Film Series. He is also the Director of the Denver Psychoanalytic Institute's Psychodynamic Therapy Program.

    Cost: This film discussion is offered free to the community. No CME credit available. Donations are accepted on our website to help keep our programs affordable.

    Film: Please watch the film prior to the discussion. The Third Man can be rented (from $2.99-$3.99) for viewing from many platforms such as: Prime Video, iTunes, Vudu, FandangoNowGoogle Play, etc.

    Registration: Registration is required and limited to 25 participants. Once we have 25 participants, a waitlist will be available for those who are interested in attending. Those on the waitlist will be notified by email if any spots become available. The Zoom link will be emailed to registrants 24 hours before the discussion. Registration closes April 8, 2021.

    Cancellation: If, after registering, you can no longer attend, please notify the DPS office at office@denverpsychoanalytic so we can allow those on the waitlist to join. 

    • April 14, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (MDT)
    • Virtual

    NOT A SOCIETY EVENT

    Salon hosted by CSCSW 

    Training Clinicians to Treat Ongoing Traumatic Stress using EMDR Therapy in Occupied Palestine
    presented by Janet Wright, LCSW

    April 14, 2021
    7:00 - 9:00 PM MT
    Virtual


    Summary:
    Janet will provide an overview of treating trauma using EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Therapy and her experience over many years providing EMDR training to Palestinian clinicians in Palestine. Janet will provide insights on working across cultures through case vignettes and an interview with a Palestinian colleague who was instrumental in the success of the training project. 2 CEUs.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Provide an overview of trauma treatment using EMDR Therapy
    • Share how clinicians undergoing political violence treat ongoing traumatic stress
    • Offer insights for providing clinical trainings across cultures

    About Janet:
    Janet Wright, LCSW, has a broad range of experience, including community mental health agencies, school settings, child welfare settings, substance abuse inpatient facilities and private practice. Working in Fort Collins, Colorado, she specializes in treating trauma using EMDR therapy and is an EMDR Trainer with the EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Program and the EMDR Institute. In addition to her private practice, she provides EMDR training and consultation for clinicians working with under-served populations in the U.S. and internationally, especially in the Middle East, Africa and Southeast Asia.

    For more information, click here.

    • September 17, 2021
    • (MDT)
    • September 19, 2021
    • (MDT)
    • Virtual

    SAVE THE DATE FOR APsaA's 110TH ANNUAL MEETING!

    The American Psychoanalytic Association is happy to officially announce the 110th Annual Meeting will take virtually from September 17 - 19, 2021

    Add the dates to your calendar now!

    More information will be posted to APsaA's Meeting Website when available.


    • February 08, 2022
    • (MST)
    • February 13, 2022
    • (MST)
    • Grand Hyatt New York, NY, NY

    NOT A SOCIETY EVENT

    Check out APsaA's website for more details.

For CME events that are not associated with the Denver Psychoanalytic Society, please visit the Non-DPS CME Offerings Forum page.

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