Upcoming Events

    • August 08, 2017
    • May 21, 2018
    • 10 sessions
    • The Usual Location

    Institute - Executive Committee Meeting

    This meeting is for executive committee members ONLY

    • August 21, 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • TBD


    • August 24, 2017
    • June 20, 2018
    • 10 sessions
    • The Usual Location

    Society - Executive Committee Meeting

    This meeting is for committee members ONLY

    • September 07, 2017
    • June 07, 2018
    • 10 sessions
    • The Usual Location

    Institute - Extended Executive Committee Meeting

    This meeting is for committee members ONLY

    • September 08, 2017
    • May 18, 2018
    • 30 sessions
    • Institute Office

    Institute class

    • September 08, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • University Club

    This event is open only to Institute Faculty, Candidates, Students, PTP graduates and their guests.

    The Institute's annual banquet and graduation will be held on Friday, September 8th, 2017.  Cocktails will begin at 6:00 p.m. with dinner beginning at 7:00 p.m.

    Please RSVP by Tuesday, August 22nd by completing this online registration or sending in a registration form.  

    The cost is $75 per person.  Because this is an Institute event, payment can be made by check or by utilizing the PayPal button in the Member area - under the Institute page or pay by check.  If paying with a credit card, please complete this online  registration so we know what your food selection will be.

    If sending in a check, please make your check payable to:   The Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis  and mail to  the Institute office.

    • September 09, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • CU Anschutz Campus

    This event is open only to Institute Faculty.

    The Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis Annual Faculty meeting will cover Institute business.

    All committee chairs are required to complete an Annual Report and send to the office by August 24th.  A copy of all the reports will be distributed at the meeting.

    • September 14, 2017
    • June 14, 2018
    • 10 sessions
    • The Usual Location

    Institute - Progression Committee Meeting

    This meeting is for progression committee members ONLY

    • September 22, 2017
    • 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Montview Blvd Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia Street, Denver, CO
    • 73

    Featuring Joan Heron, LCSW ​


    Little of what is known and understood about the suicidal experience makes its way into mental health literature.  Research on suicide provides theoretical considerations underlying the suicidal crisis.  Roy Baumeister’s  (1990) theory of  “Escape from The Self” depicting the suicidal descent and Edward Schneidman’s (1993) term “psychache” which reflects the unbearable psychic pain of suicidal anguish are especially important.  High risk statements like “I feel hopeless” or “I am a burden” represent cognitive impairment and problem solving deficits. Understanding the expressions of suffering experienced by the suicidal patient can lead to  empathy and effective treatment for a patient holding developmental despair. 
     
     
    Objectives:
    After attending this session, participants should be able to:
     (1)  Describe how the relationship between unbearable psychic pain, cognitions and loss of function impacts the communications of the suicidal patient including clinical vignettes

     (2)  Describe the protocol of the Zero Suicide Model of patient care which has led to an  80% reduction in suicide loss and how this protocol informs clinical practice including case vignettes  
     
    (3)  What can be learned when coping with the impact of stigma, guilt and shame while grieving the loss of a Loved One to suicide.


    About Joan Heron, LCSW
    Joan Heron is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and psychoanalyst in private practice in Boulder. After becoming a suicide loss survivor in 2013, Joan spent the last three years researching the suicide literature. She is affiliated with the Training & Development Committee of the Colorado Commission on Suicide Prevention and is a Field Advocate, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). Joan is a member of the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Colorado (SPCC), an educational and advocacy forum for suicide prevention. Her private practice includes working with the suicidal patient and consultation.

    This event is free of charge but donations are gladly welcome at the event or on our website.
    • September 28, 2017
    • June 28, 2018
    • 8 sessions
    • The Usual Location

    Institute - Curriculum Committee Meeting

    This meeting is for curriculum committee members ONLY

    • October 03, 2017
    • 7:15 PM
    • given upon RSVP

    This meeting is only open to the Institute's Psychiatry Resident Supervisors as well as staff from the Department.

    You are invited to attend the second annual meeting between the Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis and the Department of Psychiatry on Tuesday, October 3rd at 7:15 PM.

    This will be an informal meeting with light food and drinks.   The purpose is to continue to improve our collaboration and foster ongoing interest in psychoanalysis for the residents as well as hearing any developments at the clinic.

    We hope we’ll see you there.  If you would be so kind to RSVP/register by September 15th, that would be very much appreciated. 

      

    • October 06, 2017
    • October 08, 2017
    • Westminster, CO

    NOT A SOCIETY EVENT

    International Society for Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry (ISEPP) presents: 
    Mental Health: Considering Context in Human Suffering

    Emotional distress is often a normal response to an abnormal or painful circumstance. Yet, all too often, when people find themselves in such dark or difficult spaces, the first approach is to figure out what is ‘wrong’, and what to ‘do’ about it, rather than considering the context. The focus of this year's conference  serves as a reference to this phenomenon and as encouragement  for us all  to work together to  look beyond that, to consider perspective, make meaning, and to avoid overlooking that which might, in fact, be the key to healing and forward movement.

    Click here for the flyer

    More information about any and all of these is available on the conference websitehttp://psychintegrity.org/2017-conference/


    FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6

    12:00-1:00pm: REGISTRATION

    1:00-1:15pm: WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS (Chuck Ruby, Ph.D., Executive Director)

    1:15-1:45pm: PLENARY (Noel Hunter, Psy.D.)

    1:45-3:00pm: CRAZYWISE: Rethinking Madness - A Documentary Film

    3:00-3:30pm: BREAK - Discussion at tables

    3:30-4:15pm: PANEL/QUESTIONS ( Noel Hunter, Kevin Tomlinson, Phil Borges)

    4:15-5:15pm: PLENARY SESSION (Louis Hoffman, Ph.D. & Heatherlyn Cleare-Hoffman, Ph.D.)

    6:30-9:00pm: WELCOME RECEPTION (Mary Vieten, Ph.D. - Warfighter Advance)

    SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7

    9:00-9:15am: MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS

    9:15-10:15am: PLENARY (Ron Bassman, Ph.D.)

    10:15-11:15am: PLENARY (Cathy Cave, B.S. & Crystal Brandow, Ph.D.)

    11:15am-12:00pm: DISCUSSION

    12-1:15pm: LUNCH BUFFET

    1:15-2:15pm: BREAKOUT SESSION ONE (A-Robert Sliclen, Ph.D., part 1; B-Bertram Karon, Ph.D.; C-Rachel Kling, M.A., M.F.A.; D-Kelli Foulkrod, M.S.; E-Robert Spicer)

    2:15-2:30pm: BREAK

    2:30-3:30pm: BREAKOUT SESSION TWO (A-Robert Sliclen, Ph.D., part 2; B- Burton Seitler, Ph.D.; C-Earl Miller, M.A.; D-Al Galves, Ph.D.)

    3:30-3:45pm: BREAK

    3:45-4:45pm: PANEL (Melissa Murphy, LCSW (Moderator; Daniel Dunleavy; Shannon Hughes, Ph.D.; Jeffrey Lacasse, Ph.D.)

    4:45-5:00pm: DISCUSSION

    6:30-9:00pm: AWARDS DINNER

    SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8

    9:00-10:00am: BREAKOUT SESSION THREE (A- Lloyd Ross, Ph.D., Bertram Karon, Ph.D., Peter Solon, Ph.D., part 1; B- Sarah Edmonds; C-Tabita Green; D-Philip Sinaikin, M.D.)

    10:00-10:15am: BREAK

    10:15-11:15am: BREAKOUT SESSION FOUR (A-Lloyd Ross, Ph.D., et al., part 2; B-Julie Greene; C-Karin Tochkov, Ph.D.; D-Sooin Lee, Psy.D.)

    11:30am-12:30pm: PLENARY (Sera Davidow)

    12:30-1:00pm: WRAP UP AND GOOD-BYE (Chuck Ruby, Ph.D., Executive Director)

    1:00-2:00pm: BUFFET LUNCH

    2:00-4:00pm: OPTIONAL PROGRAM (panel, discussion groups, film, ?)

    3:00 -5:00pm: ISEPP BOARD MEETING

    • October 06, 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Montview Blvd Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia Street, Denver, CO 80220
    • 99

    Featuring Judy L. Kantrowitz, PhD 


    This paper describes obstacles to loving within my patients, myself, and between us and how and to what extent these obstacles are and are not overcome in the course of analytic work. The aspect of love I am considering is intimacy, love as an appreciation of the other person as separate from oneself. I will discuss some underlying intrapsychic difficulties that interfere with loving and illustrate how they get played out in analysis . I will focus most specifically on the difficulties created by projection and problems in affect regulation. I will offer two manifestly contrasting clinical examples. One patient freezes affect and the other floods. Their difficulty with affect regulation stir different challenges for me. The work I will present took place decades ago, but what I learned about myself has had a longlasting effect. In facing the limits of our tolerance, we stretch ourselves but also face and remember what it is like to encounter feelings that are more than we can bear.

    Judy L. Kantrowitz, PhD is a training and supervising analy
    st at the Boston Psychoanalytic Institute and a Clinical Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School.. She is the author of three books, The Patient's Impact on the Analyst (1996) ; Writing about Patients: responsibilities, risks, and ramifications,(2006) and  Myths of Termination: what patients can teach analyst about endings (2014) and papers on the patient -analyst match and outcome of psychoanalysis and others on Impasses in analysis. She has served three times on the Editorial Board s of JAPA and is currently on the board of The Psychoanalytic Quarterly.  She is in private practice of psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy in Brookline, MA.


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



    • October 09, 2017
    • 7:00 PM
    • Ben's House

    The first Society Coordinating Committee Meeting will take place on Monday, October 9th at 7:15PM at Ben's house.

    If you are unable to attend, please send Ben a committee report.  

    If you would like to volunteer to bring part of the dinner (drinks, salad, dessert) please let Ben know.

    • October 13, 2017
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Boulder Association of Jungian Analysts and the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts

    NOT A SOCIETY EVENT

    Please join us for a special afternoon with Daniel Shaw, author and New York Psychoanalyst. Dan will speak about traumatic narcissism, what it looks like, where we find it in cults, in training Institutes, and how it affects our patients.

    Dan will discuss his patient, Alan, who was raised by an extraordinarily narcissistic mother and a mostly absent, mysterious father. Through examining his relationship with Alan, as it unfolded in the clinical setting, Dan developed his ideas about the traumatizing narcissist’s relational system, and the ways in which that dynamic is echoed in transference/countertransference configurations. An unusual aspect of the work, as it developed with Alan, was the extent to which Dan realized how much Alan’s struggles mirrored his own. Through his relational work with Alan, Dan also realized a powerful means to deeper self-understanding.  Their work illustrates an important principle of relational psychoanalysis, which is that if the analyst wishes to promote growth and change in his patients, he must be open to how each patient challenges the analyst to change and grow. Participants will discuss the issues raised both in small groups, and in conversation with Dan.

    For more information, click here

    Date:             Friday October 13th 2017

    Time:             2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

    Place:             Hyatt Place Hotel, 2280 Junction Place, Boulder, CO 80301

    Cost:              $75.00          

    Early Registration by September 15th $55.00

    Send payment to Nora Swan-Foster,
    1137 Pearl Street Suite 205 Boulder CO 80302

    More information 303-440-4000 or noraswanfoster@comcast.net

    Certificate of Attendance will be provided.


    • October 13, 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
    • Montview Blvd Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia Street, Denver, CO 80220
    • 100

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


    GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune -- all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent.

                                              - Written by  Fox Searchlight Pictures


    Cost:  Free of charge, donations are welcomed.

    Click here for a printable flyer

    • October 19, 2017
    • October 22, 2017
    • Palmer House, Chicago IL

    NOT A SOCIETY EVENT

    Empathic Depths and Relational Leaps:  Creating Therapeutic Possibility   - a title which captures the plan to explore ways that deep empathic connection and new and sometimes unconventional ways of relating with patients can mutually influence each other, help resolve clinical impasses and promote therapeutic growth and change.  A few highlights:

    · The fifteen preconference workshop options, ranging from Dick Geist’s always well-received Introduction to the Clinical Application of Self Psychology - which I highly recommend to those newer to self psychology – to the out-of-the-box What Psychoanalysts Can Learn from French Pastry Chefs and Their Mentors, and those on ethics, supervision, creativity, and many others.

    · The opening keynote presentation by Jeffrey Stern on Thursday evening 10/19, which consists of a very moving, beautifully written and inspiring case that involved both deep empathic connection and quite the "relational leap."

    · Our diverse array of presenters, including both treasured senior self psychologists and newer voices, people from within and outside the self psychology community, and those from within and outside the US, including:

    -- Steve Stern and his panel discussing how we now understand therapeutic action, 30 years into the “relational turn” in psychoanalysis, especially given cases like the one Jeffrey will have presented on Thursday night. 

    -- Steve Kuchuk of New York (author of the very well-received book Clinical Implications of the Psychoanalyst’s Life Experience: When the Personal Becomes Professional) discussing two case presentations that illustrate the “double-edged sword” of the therapist’s subjectivity;

    -- Steve Knoblauch, Christina Emanuel  and Scott Davis discussing how implicit communication impacts both empathic connection and relational moves;

    -- Jody Messler Davies, Gianni Nebbiosi and Jim Fosshage discussing the complex concept of “analytic love.”

    --24 original papers to be presented and discussed during our 3 paper sessions, including one I will be giving on therapist fallibility on Sunday morning.

    Also, There are newly reduced fees for graduate students, candidates, those who finished grad school in the last five years and those from countries other than the US and Canada.  We are also hoping to offer a "Crash My Couch" program to help grad students and others for whom hotel costs are prohibitive find an inexpensive place to stay. (If you or anyone you know can volunteer a couch or guest room in the Chicago area please let me know.)

    More information about any and all of these is available on the conference websitehttps://iapsp.org/conference/  

    • November 03, 2017
    • December 15, 2017
    • 6 sessions
    • given upon registration
    • 12

    Taught by Margy Stewart, Psy.D.

    The 6 week course is on the new book edited by Marion Solomon and Daniel Siegel. We will read 2 chapters per week and take a look at how each author approaches ideas about change. Besides Dan Siegel and Marion Solomon, authors of chapters include Philip Bromberg, Pat Ogden, Martha Stark and others.

    The class will be 2 hours in length, with the first hour involving a review of the chapters, second hour will be devoted to clinical material brought by participants.

    All participants must purchase the book "How People Change: Relationships and Neuroplasticity in Psychotherapy" on their own.

    Classes will meet from 2-4pm on Fridays: November 3, 10, 17 and December 1, 8, and 15, 2017.  Location will be sent after registration.

    The course is limited to 12 people.

    Deadline to register is October 20th. 

    There will be NO refunds after October 20th, any refunds prior to October 20th will be less a $25.00 administration fee.

    Certificates of Attendance will be distributed upon completion of the course.

    • November 03, 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Montview Blvd Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia Street, Denver
    • 100

    Featuring Dana Satir, PhD

    Outcome studies of eating disorder patients tend to focus primarily on relief of symptoms by behavioral measures; at least 30 percent of patients do not improve and another 30 percent only partially recover, especially in the population of adult patients who are symptomatic for at least one year.  Drawing upon case examples from clinical, supervisory, and teaching experience, we suggest that treatment that primarily addresses behavioral change and is relatively short term leaves many patients behind in the search for a fuller sense of self and resilience.  In our work we have found that improvement rests upon ferreting out developmental deficit and other factors in early life that have been ignored, unspoken, and neglected; and without reflecting on, working through, and integrating these early experiences patients feel a part of themselves is still missing after symptom reduction. We assert that longer-term psychodynamic treatment facilitates therapeutic improvement by addressing 6 major domains: 

    1) mitigation of shame; 

    2) integration of split off affects and defenses; 

    3) achievement of greater intimacy and/or capacity to play; 

    4) confrontation of the tendency to spoil forward movement and self sabotage; 

    5) identification with benign introjects and amelioration of a primitive, highly punitive superego; 

    6) recognition and confrontation of denial of death (e.g., existential death anxiety).  

    By describing the benefits of longer-term work with patients with eating disorders, we hope to encourage others to expand the knowledge base of what constitutes therapeutic improvement and resilience, leading to lives that that are genuinely fuller, more creative, and productive.

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

    Click here for a printable flyer

    Dana Satir, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist  specializing in the treatment of adolescents and adults with eating, anxiety and personality disorders. In 2012 she was awarded her doctorate in psychology from Boston University, where she received funding from the American Psychoanalytic Association for her dissertation study of an alliance focused therapy for patients with anorexia nervosa (AN). Dr. Satir completed her clinical internship at the Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard Medical School in adult community psychiatry, and went on to receive advanced training in Maudsley/FBT during her postdoctoral fellowship at Children's Hospital Colorado. In 2013, she was awarded an early career fellowship from the American Psychoanalytic Association to continue her ongoing interest and study of psychoanalytic theory and treatment. Dr. Satir is currently working in private practice at offices in both Denver and Boulder providing psychotherapy, supervision, and consultation. She is also an Adjunct Instructor in the Counseling Psychology Department at DU, where she teaches courses on eating disorder treatment and psychodynamic psychotherapy.

    • November 10, 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
    • Montview Blvd Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia Street, Denver, CO 80220
    • 100

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


    Damien Chazelle was 29 years old when he directed his second film “Whiplash.”  He was 32 years old when he won the Oscar for directing his third film “La La Land.”  Comparing the two films, “Whiplash” is neither a love story nor a musical.  It is the saga of a young drummer (Miles Teller) aspiring to become the next greatest jazz drummer in the world, and a teacher of jazz (J.K. Simmons) hoping to discover and then develop the next greatest jazz drummer in the world.  They meet—they clash—they explode.  Winner of three Academy Awards in 2014, including Best Supporting Actor for  J.K. Simmons in the performance of a lifetime.  And Miles Teller’s performance is not too shabby either. 
                                                                                    —Richard Simons, M.D.

     Click here for a printable flyer

    • November 14, 2017
    • 7:15 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Given upon registration
    • 20

    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. 

    This program is designed for:  a) Prospective Analytic Candidates and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Students; or b) Mental Health Professionals who have a curiosity about or a special interest in Psychoanalysis and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

    This informal format provides an opportunity for you to explore your interest in psychoanalysis and/or psychodynamic psychotherapy, meet members of the analytic community, and enjoy the thinking and  the company of others who share your clinical interest. For those of you who continue on in one of our formal training programs, this is only the beginning of your learning experience.


    We look forward to becoming acquainted with you as well as having fun together with thought-provoking discussions.

     


     


     



    • January 12, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
    • Montview Blvd Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia Street, Denver, CO 80220
    • 100

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


    In this gothic drama based on Oscar Wilde's novel, an innocent young man stares at his portrait and wishes he could look the same forever. As he grows older and pursues a life of vice, his appearance remains unchanged, but his likeness in the portrait ages and reflects his degeneracy.

                                  - Rotten Tomatoes

     


    Cost:  Free of charge, donations are welcomed.

    Click here for a printable flyer

    • February 09, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
    • Montview Blvd Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia Street, Denver, CO 80220
    • 100

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

        
    The Secret Life of Words, a Spanish film, writt
    en and directed by Isabel Coixet tells the story of t
    he relationship between a quiet, withdrawn nurse and her patient who was critically injured and blinded by an accident on an oil rig. Sarah Polley and Tim Robbins star in this film about effects of war trauma.

     - Written by  Margy Stewart, PsyD

     


    Click here for a printable flyer.

    Click here for the full film series flyer.
    • February 14, 2018
    • February 18, 2018
    • New York Hilton, New York City, NY
    • February 23, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • UC Anschutz Campus

    This event is open only to Institute Faculty.

    The Institute Retreat will take place on campus.  The Child Committee meeting will take place in Building 400 at noon, and the Curriculum Review meeting will take place in Academic Office 1, 7th Floor Board Room at 2 PM.

    Please RSVP by Friday, February 10th by completing this online registration or sending in retreat registration form. 

    Other retreat meetings will take place on Saturday, February 24th and have fees associated with them.  Register here or use the same registration form).

    Because this is an Institute event, payment can be made by check or by utilizing the PayPal button in the Member area - under the Institute page.  If paying with a credit card, please complete this online registration so we know what your food selection will be.

    If sending in a check, please make your check payable to:   The Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis  and mail to  the Institute office.

    • February 24, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • UC Anschutz Campus

    This event is open only to Institute Faculty, Candidates, Students, and PTP graduates.

    The Institute Retreat will take place on campus in the Academic Office 7th floor Board Room.  

    9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Educational Program (Open to all)
    12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch  (Open to all)
    12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Institute Board Meeting (board only)
    1:30 PM  -   5:00 PM Faculty Meeting (Faculty only)

    Please RSVP by Friday, February 10th by completing this online registration or sending in retreat registration form.  The fee is $15 per person for the educational portion (the banquet is $75 per person, guest invited.  Register here or use the same registration form).

    Because this is an Institute event, payment can be made by check or by utilizing the PayPal button in the Member area - under the Institute page.  If paying with a credit card, please complete this online registration so we know what your food selection will be.

    If sending in a check, please make your check payable to:   The Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis  and mail to  the Institute office.

    • February 24, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • TBD

    This event is open only to Institute Faculty, Candidates, Students, and PTP graduates.

    The retreat banquet location is still TBD.   The cost of the dinner will be $75 per person, and you can bring a guest.  

    Please RSVP by Friday, February 10th by completing this online registration or sending in retreat registration form.  

    Because this is an Institute event, payment can be made by check or by utilizing the PayPal button in the Member area - under the Institute page or pay by check.  If paying with a credit card, please complete this online  registration so we know what your food selection will be.

    If sending in a check, please make your check payable to:   The Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis  and mail to  the Institute office.

    • March 02, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Montview Blvd Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia Street, Denver, CO 80220
    • 100

    Featuring Dana Charatan, Ph.D.

    The inception of psychoanalysis began with Freud’s rejection of his so-called theory of seduction and movement towards a creation of infantile sexuality and fantasy. There were many reasons for Freud’s decision to disavow his beliefs that many of the neurotic and hysterical patients with whom he was working had been sexually abused and seduced in reality, many of them political (for a review see Ahbel-Rappe, 2006). However, while this repudiation allowed for the origination of analytic theory, it cast an ominous shadow over the horrors of the actual occurrence of child sexual abuse, with which the field had to renegotiate a century later. In addition, Freud’s shift codified the notion that seduction is inherently deplorable, exploitative, and traumatizing. What has gotten lost is the idea of seduction as a not only necessary but also integral aspect of any analytic engagement, Psychoanalysis at its core is a series of invitations to connect, of minds to meet, of bodies to come together in space, to dance, to move forward and back in the spirit of deepening the patient’s understanding of herself and her experience of the world around her. I believe that what has been referred to as moments of meeting (Stern et al., 1998) are almost always precipitated by what I would call a microseduction, an invitation on the part of either the patient or the analyst to take a leap of faith, to become vulnerable to new ways of being that elicit the structural changes that are inherent to a positive treatment outcome. In fact, we are so accustomed to equating seduction with the persuasion of one into sexual activity that we elide the second part of the definition, quite literally “to entice into a different state or position” (American Heritage Dictionary, 2011). I would like to explore these moments of invitation, what could be called seductions, so that as a field we no longer view the concept of seduction as solely iatrogenic or harmful but also consider the ways in which a “seductive” or welcoming stance may open the analytic space so that both parties can be present playfully and creatively, attitudes which are intrinsic to the psychoanalytic encounter.

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

    • March 09, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
    • Montview Blvd Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia Street, Denver, CO 80220
    • 100

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


    In this classic Western, Will Kane, longtime marshal of Hadleyville in the New Mexico territory, has just retired following his marriage with pacifist Quaker Amy Fowler. However, word arrives that Frank Miller, a criminal that Kane once sent away to be hanged, has been pardoned and will arrive into town, at high noon, with one thing on his mind: Revenge on the marshal who once ruined his life. With the threat of vengeful outlaws looming, Kane will have to decide whether he honors his sense of duty or his love for his pacifist bride.   -- Written by Kyle Perez

     

    Cost:  Free of charge, donations are welcomed.

    Click here for a printable flyer.


    • April 06, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Montview Blvd Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia Street, Denver, CO 80220
    • 100

    Featuring Nancy Kulish, Ph.D.

    Date:  April 6, 2018 

    Time:  7:00-8:30 PM
    Where:  Montview Blvd Presbyterian Church
                  1980 Dahlia Street
                  Denver, CO  80220
    Cost:  Free of Charge


    More information will be posted soon.

    • April 13, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
    • Montview Blvd Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia Street, Denver, CO 80220
    • 100

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

    The conformist is 1930s Italian Marcello Clerici (Jean-Louis Trintignant), a coward who has spent his life accommodating others so that he can "belong." Marcello agrees to kill a political refugee, on orders from the Fascist government, even though the victim-to-be is his college mentor. The film is a character study of the kind of person who willingly "conforms" to the ideological fashions of his day.

    - Rotten Tomatoes

     Cost:  Free of charge, donations are welcomed.



    More information will be posted soon.

    • May 04, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Montview Blvd Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia Street, Denver, CO 80220
    • 100

    Featuring Ted Jacobs, MD


    In this paper, I take up secrets kept by patients, secrets kept by analysts, and the interaction of the two.  This interplay, which often remains covert and not dealt with by either party, can have profound effects on the analytic process.




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

    • May 11, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
    • Montview Blvd Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia Street, Denver, CO 80220
    • 100

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

    Nominated for nine Academy Awards, L.A. Confidential is a 1997 film noir directed by the late Curtis Hanson. The film explores the intersection between police corruption and Hollywood celebrity in the early 1950s. It stars Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, and Kim Basinger.

    - Rob Rosenthal

     


    Cost:  Free of charge, donations are welcomed.

    Click here for a printable flyer

    • June 04, 2018
    • 7:00 PM
    • Wellshire Event Center, 3333 South Colorado Boulevard Denver, Colorado 80222

    The Society Annual Meeting will be held at the Wellshire Inn and is open to all Society members and their guests.

    More information will be posted, check back soon.

    • June 17, 2018
    • June 24, 2018
    • Chicago
    • February 06, 2019
    • February 10, 2019
    • New York Hilton, New York City, NY

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