Upcoming Events

    • September 29, 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Bill & Paula's Home
    Register

    A Case Conference with Dr. Dominique Scarfone for the Candidates of the  Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis will be held from 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM.  [CANDIDATES ONLY]

    A Faculty discussion with Dr. Dominique Scarfone for the Faculty of the Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis will be held from 2 PM - 4 PM.  [FACULTY ONLY]

    RSVP by September 24th.


    • October 05, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Montview Blvd Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia Street, Denver, CO 80220
    • 66
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    Featuring Li Brookens, LCSW

    This event is free of charge but we welcome donations at the event or on our website.

    Description:

    Participants will be exploring current mental health practices aligning with optimal health for our transgender clients. After initial teachings on gender, gender development, and transgender identity and expression, attendees will participate in a gender experiential group discussion as part of the learning.

    Goals: 

    1. Identify core transgender health needs in mental health and society. 
    2. Expand core concepts of gender identity and expression beyond binary, essentialist thinking. 
    3. Differentiate between Gender Dysphoria and Gender Expansiveness. 
    4. Evaluate the nature of gender identity and expression within clients with regard to tensions between mind, body, and society. 
    5. Utilize methods of facilitating gender expansive dialogue with all clients.
    About the Speaker:
    Li Brookens is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Group Psychotherapist in private practice in Boulder, Colorado. In 2017, they received a Community Service Award for their work with the transgender community from the Colorado Society for Clinical Social Work. Li has advanced skills in working with LGBTQ+ identities, young adults, and groups. Li works collaboratively with clients weaving together psychodynamic theory and postmodern therapy using a social justice lens that centers on marginalized identities. "I believe that each client I work with has an inner knowing that is seeking to be uncovered and understood. I see my job as helping my clients excavate that knowledge so they can empower themselves to make meaningful changes in their lives."  You can learn more about our speaker at librookens.com.

    Certificates of attendance only.  No CME credits are provided.
    • October 12, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
    • Montview Blvd Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia Street, Denver, CO 80220
    • 88
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    The purpose of the film series is to encourage psychoanalytic dialogue with respect to creativity and movies. 

    A sensitive and soulful man earns a living by writing personal letters for other people. Left heartbroken after his marriage ends, Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix) becomes fascinated with a new operating system which reportedly develops into an intuitive and unique entity in its own right. He starts the program and meets "Samantha" (Scarlett Johansson), whose bright voice reveals a sensitive, playful personality. Though "friends" initially, the relationship soon deepens into love.       - Written by Anonymous on Google

    Cost:  Free of charge, donations are welcomed.

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    • October 18, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    NOT A SOCIETY EVENT

    CSCSW Salon Series: "I Learned It By Watching You! - Young Adults & Substance Use Disorders", presentation by Adam Nowicki, MSW, LSW, LAC

    Summary:

    The presenter will examine common substance use disorders young adults struggle with and various treatment methods. A case example will be utilized to the highlight the concepts.

    Objectives:

    • Learn about common substance use disorder among young adults.
    • Provide an overview of effective treatments to working with young adults with substance use disorders in practice.
    • Discuss how social workers can advocate for improved substance use treatment in Colorado.

    See CSCSW website for more information or to register: https://www.coclinicalsocialwork.org/content.aspx?page_id=4002&club_id=25243&item_id=850070


    • October 19, 2018
    • October 20, 2018
    • Rye, NY

    NOT A SOCIETY EVENT

    The International Journal of Psychoanalysis is celebrating 100 years!  

    A two-day retreat taking place in Rye, NY on October 19-20, 2018.  Attendance is limited, so early registration is required. 

    Register here:  http://www.theijp.org/centenary/   or email grainne.lucey@iopa.org.uk for more information.


    Please see the attached flyer

    • October 20, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Montview Blvd. Presbyterian Church
    • 26
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    Taught by Michael Levin, M.D.

    Spirituality means many different things to different people.  For some, it means a search for release from all earthly problems.  For others, it may be a longing for the oceanic feeling of the womb.  And for others, it can mean religion, or meditation, or mindfulness, or a way of life.  Without discounting any of these notions, this talk will focus on the psychology of spirituality.  The spiritual experience is one basic to being human.  Evidence for a prominent role of spirituality in human psychology exists dating back to earliest homo sapiens.  Dr. Levin returns this year with a discussion of the role of spirituality in the process of recovering from addiction.  Interest in this talk arose out of hearing that 12-step dogma suggests that of all the steps, only the first must be completed to 100%.  The first three steps are about giving up control to a higher power.  Empirically, this bit of dogma seems true.  Making things even more interesting, it is also these steps that clients have the most difficulty with.  But this is not a talk about AA.  This is a talk about the psychology of spirituality; what it is, and what role it can play in the lives of our clients.  On a more practical note, this is a talk on how to think about and how to talk to our clients about this basic feature of being human.  This seminar will also address questions such as:

    •        Was Freud right?
    •        What has psychoanalysis had to say about spirituality?
    •        Psychoanalysis meets India – what is Bion’s concept of O?
    •        Was Lacan a Buddhist?
    •        What is it about addiction that spirituality plays an especially important role in its treatment?
    •        What role has language played in our understanding of spirituality?

    As usual, Dr. Levin will use ideas from Buddhism, Neuroscience, Engineering and Psychoanalysis to tackle these questions.  By request, he will not spend much time reviewing information from past seminars.  But, most of all, he hopes this topic will lead to lively discussion about this aspect of a fascinating disease and how to deal with it in our practices.

    Michael Levin, M.D. brings to this talk his 28 years of experience dealing with patients suffering from addiction, 7 years of psychoanalytic training, 5 years practice as an internist, 4 years work in R&D as an engineer, and 2 years experience in basic neuroscience research.

    Fees:  Students - $65.00; Society Members - $75.00; Non-Society Members - $85.00

    Deadline to register is October 8, 2018 

    There will be NO refunds after October 8th, any refunds prior to October 8th will be less a $25.00 administration fee.

    Certificates of Attendance will be distributed upon completion of the course.  No CME credits are provided.

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    • November 02, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Montview Blvd Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia Street, Denver, CO 80220
    • 82
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    Featuring Karen Rosica, Psy.D.

    This event is free of charge but we welcome donations at the event or on our website.

    Course Description:
    We are in the middle of a constrained renaissance.  Until the recent articles in the NY Times and the new book by Michael Pollan, the research taking place on entheogens (chemical substances ingested to produce a nonordinary (non-dual) state of consciousness for spiritual purposes) was quiet and small. Today it has quadrupled in size and some believe, soon, these medicines will, again, be legal.

    The primary focus of this presentation will be MDMA assisted psychotherapy for PTSD but the topic is impossible to discuss in isolation.  We will look at the historical context for this research, the main characters, as well as outcomes and future planning.  Most importantly, we will discuss its relationship to how this work relates to our work.

    Goals:

    1. will have an overview of the history of the use of psychedelics in treating psychological issues;
    2. will have a picture of the current status of research in this area and its outcome;
    3. will have a picture of the practice of this work and its theoretical underpinnings and where it overlaps with psychodynamic theory

    Karen Rosica, MSW, Psy.D. is a psychologist/psychoanalyst in private practice in Denver. She is a published author who writes about the therapeutic relationship, is on the faculty of the Denver Psychoanalytic Institute, an adjunct professor at the University of Denver- School of Professional Psychology and an Associate Editor of Psychoanalytic Dialogues: The international Journal of Relational Perspectives.

    Click here for a printable flyer.

    Certificates of attendance only.  No CME credits are provided.

    • November 03, 2018
    • November 04, 2018

    NOT a Society or Institute program.

    SAVE THE DATE:

    WESTERN REGIONAL CHILD ANALYTIC MEETING

    NOVEMBER 3 AND NOVEMBER 4, 2018

    The Edith Buxbaum Foundation is pleased to announce the following information regarding the Western Regional Child Psychoanalytic Meeting to be held in Seattle on Saturday, November 3rd and Sunday, November 4th, 2018.

    Both the Saturday, November 3rd meeting and the Sunday, November 4th meeting will be held at the Silver Cloud Inn- Lake Union- 1150 Fairview Avenue North, Seattle, WA. 98190.

    Telephone 206 447-9500; Fax 206 812-4898.

    Guest Room Rates are as follows:

    • Standard King Rate- $159.00
    • Standard Queen Rate- $159.00
    • There is complimentary parking on-site and complimentary high speed internet.
    • The Silver Cloud is a 100% non-smoking hotel.
    • Courtesy Shuttle drop-off and pick-up points are:
    • Space Needle
    • Pike Place Market
    • Pine Street and Pioneer Square

    There will be an outing to Seattle's acclaimed Museum of History and Industry following the Saturday afternoon program.

    Dinner will be on Saturday, November 3rd at 6:00 PM at Daniel's Broiler- 809 Fairview Place N.

    Both the Museum and Daniel's Broiler are within easy walking distance from the Silver Cloud.

    Program details and registration for the meeting will be available in early September. If you know of anyone who would like to present a case, please have them contact Catherine Henderson at cahenderson@earthlink.net.

    May I ask each of you as Child Faculty Chairs for your respective institutes to share the above information with all of your "child people" and with any "adult people" who may be interested ln what promises to be a very exciting and stimulating program.

    For additional information and/or for questions, please contact Catherine Henderson at cahenderson@earthlink.net or at 206 979-7781.

    Looking forward to seeing all of you in Seattle!


    • November 09, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
    • Montview Blvd Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia Street, Denver, CO 80220
    • 90
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    The purpose of the film series is to encourage psychoanalytic dialogue with respect to creativity and movies. 

    Temple Grandin, Professor of Animal Sciences at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame in 2017.  This courageous Biopic from HBO is the story of her life, starring Claire Danes as Temple Grandin, supported by Julia Ormond as her mother, Catherine O’Hara as her aunt, and David Strathairn as her science teacher.  Autism viewed as a condition of existence and not simply as a mental disorder.      — Written by Richard Simons and Rebecca Hea

    Cost:  Free of charge, donations are welcomed.

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    • January 11, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
    • Montview Blvd Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia Street, Denver, CO 80220
    • 100
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    The purpose of the film series is to encourage psychoanalytic dialogue with respect to creativity and movies. 

    The Tale follows a woman who investigates her own childhood memories to reexamine her first sexual experience. Jennifer Fox serves as writer and director, and the film is based on her own true story. Isabelle Nélisse, Elizabeth Debicki, Jason Ritter, Frances Conroy, John Heard, Common and Ellen Burstyn also star.  — Written by Ariana Brockington for Variety

    Cost: Free of charge

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    • January 17, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    NOT A SOCIETY EVENT

    CSCSW Salon: “Humor and the Therapist” with Michael Lopez-Jensen, LCSW

    Summary: 

    I mentioned to a client that I couldn't meet him at a particular time because I would be teaching. “What are you teaching?” he quipped. “A class about Humor and the Therapist?” “No,” I answered. “But that’s an excellent idea.” This client is a twenty-something I’ve seen on and off for about ten years. He battles addiction, manages Bipolar Disorder, and is launching from a complicated family system. During one stretch of treatment, his depression was so thick that he couldn’t speak in session. In those weeks we would play chess for fifty minutes. I don’t know how to play chess, so my client won every game. When we first met I was subletting an office at a suite with a rather flaky name like “Magic Downtown Denver Special Healing Space.” My client found this slightly ridiculous, so he would close every session with a smirk and deadpan “Thanks for the healing.” That’s still how we end sessions. Playfulness and levity are essential parts of my bond with this client. I’m interested in a salon reflecting with other social workers about the use of humor. It’s good for rapport because we have a chance to connect with clients in a deeply authentic way. It’s good for insight and growth because when we are creative we can help people overcome barriers and gain perspective. It’s good for our profession because it keeps us refreshed and awake as we face our own obstacles of discouragement or exhaustion. Also, there should be snacks.

    Objectives:

    1. Participants will reflect on the use of humor as a tool for rapport building in session.
    2. Participants will reflect on the use of story and metaphor to generate insight & change with clients.
    3. Participants will reflect on the value of levity and playfulness as a means of self care & burnout prevention.

    See CSCSW website for more information or to register: https://www.coclinicalsocialwork.org/content.aspx?page_id=4002&club_id=25243&item_id=852841



    • January 27, 2019
    • 1:30 PM
    • DCPA - RIicketson Theatre
    • 40

    “A play about the tremendous, enduring component of love in our lives.” – Playwright Donnetta Lavinia Grays


    When Monique and her 10-year-old daughter Samantha show up unexpectedly on her sister’s Brooklyn doorstep, it shakes up Rachel and her partner Nadima’s orderly New York lifestyle. Monique is on the run from deep trouble and brings their family’s Southern roots with her, grabbing hold of Rachel’s life more ferociously than she could have ever imagined. Poetic, powerful and remarkably funny, this 2017 Colorado New Play Summit featured play explores the struggle between the responsibilities that are expected of us and the choices we actually end up making.


    More information will be added soon.

    • February 06, 2019
    • February 10, 2019
    • New York Hilton, New York City, NY
    • February 08, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
    • Montview Blvd Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia Street, Denver, CO 80220
    • 100
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    The purpose of the film series is to encourage psychoanalytic dialogue with respect to creativity and movies. 


    In this dark, intense, and emotional film, a depressed middle-aged man travels the Iranian countryside searching for someone to bury him after he commits suicide. Eventually, he encounters a Turkish taxidermist who tries to get him to see life's beauty.

    —Summary found on Rotten Tomatoes

     Click here for a printable flyer.

     Cost:  Free of charge, donations are welcomed.




    • February 22, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Montview Blvd Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia Street, Denver, CO 80220
    • 100

    Featuring David Stevens, PhD

    More information to follow.

    This event is free of charge but we gladly welcome donations at the event or on our website.

    Certificates of attendance only.  No CME credits are provided.


    • March 01, 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Register

    Institute Retreat - Faculty Meeting.

    This event is only open to Institute Faculty

    A registration form will be available summer 2018


    • March 01, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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    Institute Retreat - curriculum meeting.

    This event is only open to Institute Faculty

    A registration form will be available summer 2018


    • March 02, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Register

    This program is open to all Institute Faculty, Candidates, Students and graduates.

    There is a $15 fee.  

    More information will be posted when available.

     A registration form will be available Summer 2018

    • March 02, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Register

    Institute Retreat - Faculty Meeting.

    This event is only open to Institute Faculty

    A registration form will be available summer 2018

    • March 08, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
    • Montview Blvd Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia Street, Denver, CO 80220
    • 100
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    The purpose of the film series is to encourage psychoanalytic dialogue with respect to creativity and movies. 

    Oscar Wilde has been called the first martyr of the gay movement.  This film, with its double entendre title, depicts the events and court actions which led to the conviction and imprisonment of Wilde in 1895 on charges of “gross indecency”.  It also depicts Wilde’s part in his demise.   The intensity of the dark prejudice and murderous hatred for homosexual men illustrated in this story seem nearly unbelievable, yet still exist in certain parts of our world.  The film does not spare us the horror of the destruction of Wilde’s life, yet manages to include many quotes of Oscar Wilde’s famous extravagant wit.  There are excellent performances by Peter Finch as Wilde, Lionel Jeffries as the Marquis of Queensbury, and James Mason as Queensbury’s attorney.                                   

    - Written by Fred Mimmack, MD 

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    Cost:  Free of charge, donations are welcomed.



    • March 15, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Montview Blvd Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia Street, Denver, CO 80220
    • 99
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    Featuring Dominique Scarfone, MD

    This event is free of charge but we gladly welcome donations at the event or on our website.

    Course Description:
    I will contend that free-association, far from being outdated, is a most central feature of the method of psychoanalysis as it operates an essential reopening of the process of translation/repression. I will show that free-association sinks its roots in a model of the mind highly congruent with modern neuroscience. Through the notion of surprise, logical and practical connections can be established between free-association, seduction, trauma and transference. A well-conceived concept of free-association is therefore an indispensable tool for the practice of psychoanalysis.

    Goals: 

    1. to get a clear notion of what is meant by “free association” in psychoanalysis;
    2. to establish a clear link between the method of free association and the modern conception of the mind;
    3. to formulate a relationship between trauma, transference and free association

    Dominique Scarfone, M.D. is a training and supervising psychoanalyst in the Canadian Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. He was, until recently, a full professor in the Department of Psychology at the Université de Montréal, where he is now honorary professor. He's a former associate editor of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis, and has published extensively in numerous national and international journals. He gives lectures and seminars in many countries. He has published a number of books, some of which were translated into various languages. His most recent books in English are Jean Laplanche: An Introduction, and The Unpast: The Actual Unconscious, both published in 2015 in New York, by UIT -The Unconscious in Translation. He will be one of the keynote speakers in the forthcoming Congress of the International Psychoanalytic Association, London (UK), 2019.

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    Certificates of attendance only.  No CME credits are provided.

    • March 21, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    NOT A SOCIETY EVENT

    CSCSW Salon: "Animal Assisted Therapy for Social Workers", with MacKenzie McGuire, LCSW, AASW

    Summary:

     Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) and the Human-Animal Connection is a deep and innovate way to engage and work with clients. In this salon presentation, participants will explore creativity in animal assisted interventions, and how social workers can use the human-animal connection to tap into humans’ innate biophilia (the human tendency to seek connections with nature and other forms of life, including animals). Ethical considerations when practicing AAT will also be discussed. MacKenzie will present case studies, as well as use experiential didactic methods with one of her therapy dogs, who will be present.

    Objectives:

    1. To be able to identify AAT interventions using a psychodynamic lens
    2. Ethics of AAT
    3. How AAT can fit in with the One Health / Biophilia model

    See CSCSW website for more information or to register: https://www.coclinicalsocialwork.org/content.aspx?page_id=4002&club_id=25243&item_id=851678



    • April 05, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Montview Blvd Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia Street, Denver, CO 80220
    • 100

    Featuring Jane Kite, PhD

    Description:

    In this presentation, I will address the largely unrepresented state of ethics in psychoanalysis.  We tend to do an end run around the subject of ethics in our field and take for granted that we all agree on what constitutes ethical behavior without inquiring further.  I will argue that because psychoanalysis as a discipline is based on what is not known, we must first take into account the unknown in each analyst's inevitably personal (unconscious) participation, including his/her motivation to become an analyst in the first place.  I will mention the concept of (typically sexual) ethical "boundary violations", and our tendency to conflate psychoanalytic discourse with forensic discourse at these times, resulting in a kind of confusion of tongues within the field itself.  

    Objectives:

    1. Describe the inevitable ethical unknowns in analytic work.
    2. Discuss the role of personal history in becoming an analyst.
    3. Explain the relevance of Ferenczi's concept of confusion of tongues in the aftermath of major ethical breaches.
    Biography:

    Jane Kite trained as an analyst in San Francisco and is currently a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Boston Psychoanalytic Institute and Society. Dr. Kite has been on the editorial boards of the IJP, JAPA, and the Psychoanalytic Quarterly, and is currently an associate editor of JAPA. Her abiding interests in psychoanalysis are centered in Character and Ethics, with special attention to the inevitable disjunction between theory and practice.


    This event is free of charge but we gladly welcome donations at the event or on our website.

    Certificates of attendance only.  No CME credits are provided.

    • April 06, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • TBD
    Register

    A Case Conference with Dr. Jane Kite for the Candidates of the  Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis will be held from 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM.


    • April 12, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
    • Montview Blvd Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia Street, Denver, CO 80220
    • 100
    Register

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


    Milos Forman's film adaptation of the popular, controversial Broadway musical Hair has dated somewhat, yet it remains an effective evocation of the hippie movement of the late '60s. The story centers on a reserved Midwesterner (John Savage) who joins a pack of hippies in Central Park on his way to joining the Army. Primarily, the film stands on the success of its musical numbers, which were choreographed by Twyla Tharp and sung by vocalists like Ellen Foley, Ronnie Dyson, Nell Carter and Melba Moore.                   

    — Written by Anonymous of Rotten Tomatoes

     Cost:  Free of charge, donations are welcomed.




    • April 27, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Anshutz Medical Campus - Hensel Phelps Auditorium
    • 125

    Featuring Nancy McWilliams, Ph.D.

    Description:

    This workshop will consider ways in which narcissistic concerns may infuse personality. It will touch on both the more arrogant presentations of narcissistic personality disorder (e.g., as described in the DSM) and the extensive literature on converse versions of narcissistic preoccupation (“covert,” “depressed-depleted,” “hypervigilant,” or “closet” narcissism, as depicted in thePsychodynamic Diagnostic Manual). Dr. McWilliams will discuss the range of narcissism from healthy to seriously disturbed presentations (Kernberg’s “malignant narcissism”), putting emphasis on the dangers that malignant narcissism poses to personal relationships, family connections, workplace and institutional functioning, and political processes. Clinical implications of pathological narcissistic presentations will be explored. 

    The morning will be devoted to Dr. McWilliams' foundation for understanding narcissism.  The afternoon will feature relevant case presentations by Dana Charatan, Psy.D. and Kelly Crim, LPC which will be discussed by Dr. McWilliams.

    Biography:

    Nancy McWilliams, Ph.D. teaches at Rutgers University's Graduate School of Applied & Professional Psychology and has a private practice in Lambertville, NJ.  She is author of Psychoanalytic Diagnosis (1994; rev. ed. 2011), Psychoanalytic Case Formulation (1999), and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (2004), all with Guilford Press.  She has edited, coauthored, or contributed to several other books, and is Associate Editor of the Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual (2006; 2nd ed. 2017).  A former president of the Division of Psychoanalysis (39) of the American Psychological Association, she is on the editorial board of Psychoanalytic Psychology.  Dr. McWilliams is a graduate of the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis and is also affiliated with the Center for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis of New Jersey.  Awards Dr. McWilliams has received include Gradiva prize (1999), the Goethe Scholarship Award (2012), the Rosalee Weiss award for contributions to practice (2004), the Laughlin distinguished teacher award (2007), the Hans Strupp Award for teaching, practice and writing (2014), and the Division 39 of the American Psychological Association (APA) awards for both Leadership (2005) and Scholarship (2012).







    • May 03, 2019
    • May 05, 2019
    • Miami, FL

    **THIS IS NOT A SOCIETY OR INSTITUTE EVENT**

    ACP 2019 Annual Meeting

    May 3-5, 2019
    Marriott Miami Biscayne Bay Hotel
    Miami, Florida

    For more information, visit their website:  http://www.childanalysis.org/



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    Call for Proposals – 2019

    Association for Child Psychoanalysis Annual Meeting

    May 3-5, 2019

    Miami, Florida

    The Association for Child Psychoanalysis (ACP) Program Committee invites papers that describe in-depth analytic work with children and adolescents.  Proposals should be between three and five double-spaced pages in length and should include one or two detailed examples of the analytic process, in addition to a brief dynamic case formulation.

    At this time, a theme has not been selected for the conference.  We have found that areas of focus suggest themselves from common threads evident in the proposals received by the Committee.  

    The review by the Committee is a blind, i.e., anonymous, process.  For this reason, please be sure that your proposal does not include any information that would identify you, including your city or state.  Please attach a signed cover letter that lets us know whether or not the paper has been or will be presented in any other venues, i.e., presentations or publications, and specifies those venues.  In this cover letter, please indicate the frequency, i.e., number of sessions per week, and any changes in frequency that occurred during the course of the treatment.  The cover letter will be seen by only the two of us and Ms. Janet Blomquist, the ACP Administrator.  Proposals should be sent to Ms. Janet Blomquist at childanalysis65@gmail.com

    If you have questions, please contact Andrea Weiss, PhD at aweisswhit@gmail.com  or (310) 247-9677, or Karen Weise, PhD at klweisephd@yahoo.com or (202) 237-6161 

    We hope you will consider sharing your clinical experiences with child psychoanalytic colleagues, as every contribution benefits us all.  We are available to think with you or to serve as sounding boards as you develop your proposals.

    Karen Weise, PhD

    Andrea Weiss, PhD

    ACP Program Committee Co-Chairs


    • May 10, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
    • Montview Blvd Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia Street, Denver, CO 80220
    • 100
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    The purpose of the film series is to encourage psychoanalytic dialogue with respect to creativity and movies. 

    There are two men named Jeffrey Lebowski. One is a lazy, pot smoking, White Russian drinking, hippie who goes by "The Dude". The other is a self-made, handicapped, multimillionaire war veteran who lives in a huge mansion with a full time assistant. Their paths cross when the millionaire's trophy wife owes money to a known pornographer. The thugs hired by this man confront The Dude because he has the same name. The Dude, wanting payback for his now destroyed rug, seeks out the millionaire Lebowski. What follows takes the Dude and his bowling buddies, Walter and Donnie, on a weird tale of intrigue, kidnapping, pornography, nihilists, White Russians, and more White Russians.                          

    — Written by halo1k on IMDB

     Cost:  Free of charge, donations are welcomed.




    • May 15, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    NOT A SOCIETY EVENT

    CSCSW Salon: “Retiring From Clinical Social Work” with Jana Edwards, LCSW, BCD and Ron Langer, LCSW, BCD

    Summary:

    Both Jana and Ron retired from clinical practices recently. Both were faced with how this would affect our patients and ourselves. More specifically, each dealt with such issues as:

    • Understanding what functions we served with each patient.
    • Are those functions necessary or merely desirable?
    • Related to the last question, does the patient require a referral?
    • What does our work mean to us, and what functions does it serve for us?
    • What counter-transference issues arise?
    • Facing a new stage of life and thinking about our own mortality and possibly declining physical/cognitive powers.

    Ron and Jana will share their reflections with members of the society.

    Objectives:

    1. Participants will examine what functions they provide to (some of) their patients.
    2. Participants will examine what functions their clinical work provide to them.
    3. Participants will consider what criteria are relevant to deciding if/when to retire from clinical work.

    See CSCSW website for more information or to register: https://www.coclinicalsocialwork.org/content.aspx?page_id=4002&club_id=25243&item_id=852778



    • June 21, 2019
    • June 23, 2019
    • Intercontinental Hotel, San Diego, CA

    Please see the APsaA website


    APsaA's 108th Annual Meeting will take place at the Intercontinental Hotel in San Diego from Friday, June 21 to Sunday, June 23, 2019.  Administrative meetings will begin on Monday, June 17th.


    • May 21, 2020
    • May 23, 2020
    • Florence, Italy

    NOT A SOCIETY EVENT

    Presenters will address various aspects of our overarching theme,

    Partners in Creation: “In the arts, as in psychoanalysis, partners in creation enjoy the pleasures of intimacy and mutual discovery, while also facing the perils of rivalry and fusion.”

    The planning committee looks forward to the return of well-received presenters from the 2017 Symposium and have also invited additional renowned speakers. Once again, we will offer tours of museums and other attractions in Florence, a city that overflows with superlative art and architecture, within a setting of inspiring beauty.

    Periodically, we will send updates on the 2020 symposium as venues are selected and speakers are added to the program. When the date draws near, we will also share information about hotel accommodations and registration details. If you are not on the mailing list, email: germana@enic.it

    To see the detailed website for the 2017 Symposium, please click here or copy and paste www.florencepsych-art2017.com into your browser.


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