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    • January 13, 2023
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Wellshire Presbyterian Church
    • 32
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    The purpose of the film series is to encourage psychoanalytic dialogue with respect to creativity and movies. 


    Film Details

    Description: James Joyce's short story masterpiece becomes a classic film under the direction of John Huston. In Dublin, January 6, 1904, Gabriel Conroy and his wife attend a small dinner party given by his elderly aunts in celebration of the Epiphany. As the guests recall dinners past and favorite long-dead opera singers, Gabriel nervously anticipates the short speech he is to give at the culmination of the evening. Memory, loss, love, and patriotic allegiance recur as themes in conversations throughout the evening. When a famous tenor, who is one of the guests, finally succumbs to repeated requests and performs a short Irish ballad, we see Gabriel transfixed and deeply confused by what he sees happen in his wife's face. When she confesses to him the painful memories the song has triggered, Gabriel reacts with profound anger and shame and humiliation, and achieves his own epiphany as he is forced to confront and completely rethink his understanding of love.

    CME Objectives: 

    1. Explain the ways narcissistic vulnerability can affect the ability
      to love.
    2. Discuss the effects of unresolved complicated grief on the ability
      to love.

    Discussant Biography: Michael Moran, M.D., is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis and member of the Society. He maintains a private practice in psychoanalysis. His long-standing interests include Greek tragic drama, Shakespearean tragedy, and the origins of war.

    Film: Please watch the film prior to the discussion. The film may be rented from many platforms such as: Google Play, YouTube, Vudu, Prime Video, etc.

    Event Details

    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 event will take place in the Chapel of the Wellshire Presbyterian Church located at 2999 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80222. There is plenty of free parking in the church lots. If we cannot meet in person, we may shift to a virtual discussion (using Zoom).

    Registration: Registration is required. The deadline to register is January 11, 2023. This event is limited to 50 participants. The film will NOT be livestreamed nor recorded.

    Donations may be made during registration or on our website to help keep our programs affordable.

    Registration Waiver: By registering for this lecture, you are acknowledging that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any place where people are gathered, knowingly assume all such risks related to illness and infectious diseases, such as COVID-19, and agree not to hold the Denver Psychoanalytic Society or any of their affiliates, officers, employees, or volunteers liable for any illness or injury.

    COVID-19 Protocols: Health and safety recommendations can change quickly, therefore, we will adjust as needed to follow CDC, state, and local guidelines for meeting in-person.

    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 7 days after the program. An email with a link to the online evaluation will be sent after the program. CME certificates will be sent by email within a month following the event.

    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 has to resend a certificate.

    CME Disclosures:

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Psychoanalytic Association and Denver Psychoanalytic Society. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.”

    The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 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)

    • January 19, 2023
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Virtual

    NOT A SOCIETY EVENT

    CSCSW Salon: "Utilizing Solution Focused Brief Therapy Techniques
    in Case Management" with Heather Kanapackis, LCSW

    Date: January 19, 2023 - 7 to 9 pm

    Summary: Solution Focused Brief Therapy is an evidence based practice that has been utilized in a broad range of settings including in therapy, schools, doctor’s offices, supervision, and beyond! Developed by Insoo Kim Burg and Steve de Shazer in the early 1980s at the Milwaukee Brief Family Therapy Center, this therapy model has since been widely researched and found to be effective with clients across the lifespan. In 2019, the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 helpline conducted a randomized control study in utilizing Solution Focused Brief Therapy techniques in care consultations which resulted in more collaborative goals and callers feeling more confident that the interaction would help them accomplish the change they are seeking. In this presentation you’ll learn about the theory and techniques behind these positive results and how to apply them to your own case management practice!

    2 CEUs.

    • January 20, 2023
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Near I-225 & 6th Avenue
    • 10
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    COURSE DETAILS

    Description: The complexity of modern mental health care invites many ethical dilemmas for psychotherapists. Psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and other therapists all want to avoid ethical missteps, both because we want to provide the best possible care to our patients and because we don’t want to have complaints made to our licensing boards or employers. Although our professional codes of ethics offer useful guidance about many aspects of practice, they cannot possibly address all the potential scenarios that arise in the course of our work. It is beneficial to have additional intellectual tools to assist in reasoning out the best approach to resolving any given ethical dilemma.

    This session will begin with a presentation of three different ethical frameworks: Virtue Ethics, Principlism and Consequentialism. Each framework offers a different vantage point from which to view a dilemma. Using hypothetical psychotherapy scenarios, a process for conducting an ethical analysis from the perspective of each framework will be demonstrated. This is a participatory session. Attendees are encouraged to become active problem solvers with each other during the demonstration of the ethical reasoning process to engage in the application of theory to practice.

    CME Objectives:

      1. Describe three ethical theories with relevance to psychotherapy practice. 
      2. Apply the ethical theories to hypothetical dilemmas about professional boundaries and patient communication.
      3. Analyze future ethical dilemmas that arise in their psychotherapy practice.

      Instructor Biography: Claire Zilber, M.D., is a board-certified psychiatrist in private practice in Denver. She has served on the Ethics Committee of the Colorado Psychiatric Association since 1993, and chaired the committee from 2003-2020. A Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, she was a member of the APA’s Ethics Committee from 2012-2015, and again from 2016-2018. She has written extensively on psychiatric ethics and professionalism and is a three-time recipient of the APA’s Carol Davis Ethics Award. Dr. Zilber graduated from Haverford College and Jefferson Medical College, and trained in psychiatry at the University of Colorado. She completed the Denver Psychoanalytic Society’s Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Training Program in 1994.

      REGISTRATION DETAILS

      Date & Time: This class will take place on Friday, January 20, 2023 from 1:30 - 3:00 PM (MST).

      Cost:  $38 for Society Members and $45 for non-Society members. Your spot for the class is not guaranteed until the registration fee is paid in full.

      Location: This class will be held in person near I-225 & 6th Avenue. The exact address will be emailed to registrants prior to the first class. We may shift to a virtual class (using Zoom) if necessary.  

      Registration: Registration is required. The deadline to register is January 13, 2023. This class will be capped at 30 registrants.

      Registration Waiver: By registering for this class, you are acknowledging that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any place where people are gathered, you knowingly assume all such risks related to illness and infectious diseases, such as COVID-19, and agree not to hold the Denver Psychoanalytic Society or any of their affiliates, officers, employees, or volunteers liable for any illness or injury.

      COVID-19 Protocols: Health and safety recommendations can change quickly, therefore, we will adjust as needed to follow CDC, and state guidelines for meeting in-person for this class.

      Confidentiality: During this class, 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, sign the attendance sheet, attend the session in its entirety and complete an evaluation within 7 days after the program. An email with a link to the online evaluation will be sent after the class. CME certificates will be sent by email within a month following the event.

      Cancellation & Certificate Replacement Policy: There will be no refunds of fees for cancellations within 7 days of the first class; any refunds prior to January 13, 2023 will be less a $10 administration fee.  If, after registering, you can no longer attend, please notify office@denverpsychoanalytic.orgPlease retain your CME certificate for your records. There will be a $3 charge if the Society office must resend a certificate.

      CME Disclosures: 

      This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Psychoanalytic Association and Denver Psychoanalytic Society. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.”

      The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 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)

      • January 30, 2023
      • February 05, 2023
      • NYC

      NOT A SOCIETY EVENT

      2023 National Meeting

      January 31 – February 5, 2023

      New York Hilton Midtown Hotel

      New York City

      Click for more information

      • February 16, 2023
      • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
      • Virtual

      NOT A SOCIETY EVENT

      CSCSW Salon: "Getting Older and Becoming an Elder"
      with Ruth Neubauer, LCSW

      Date: February 16, 2023 - 7 to 9 pm

      Summary: Together we will explore both cultural and personal approaches to the inevitability of getting older. As therapists and as ourselves. I will share my work with adults over 65 and invite conversation about working with older adults as the work and understanding of this stage of life is present for all of us. In some ways this time of life can be exceedingly rich; in other ways certain struggles emerge - some obvious, some not so obvious. I look forward to our shared experience as we think about this interesting time of life.

      2 CEUs.

      • March 03, 2023
      • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
      • Lowry Conference Center
      • 59
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      LECTURE DETAILS

      Description: This presentation will focus on the application of the Intersubjective Systems Perspective to clinical practice. Four factors will be discussed that Dr. Buirski believes leads to transformation in treatment. First, attunement to the person’s affects, what they are feeling as they tell their stories. Second, putting feeling words to their expressions. Third is feeling the loving care of their therapist. Fourth is co-constructing a developmental narrative that makes understandable how the person came to have the troubles from which they suffer.

      Attendees will learn how the Intersubjective Systems’ sensibility of perspective shapes the treatment through the reading of a paper followed by discussion and questions.

      CME Objectives: 

      1. Describe the importance of attuning to affect and putting words to affect.
      2. Describe the caring of the therapist.
      3. Describe the co-construction of a developmental narrative.

      Biography: Peter Buirski, PhD, is a psychoanalyst on the faculty of the Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis and member of the Denver Psychoanalytic Society. He is the lead author of the new book, Making Sense Together, 2nd Edition.

      REGISTRATION DETAILS

      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: Lowry Conference Center located at 1061 Akron Way, Denver, CO 80230. There is plenty of free, accessible parking around the Conference Center. The lecture will NOT be livestreamed nor recorded. If we cannot meet in person, we may shift to a virtual lecture (using Zoom).

      Registration: Registration is required. The deadline to register is February 28,  2023. 

      Registration Waiver: By registering for this lecture, you are acknowledging that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any place where people are gathered, knowingly assume all such risks related to illness and infectious diseases, such as COVID-19, and agree not to hold the Denver Psychoanalytic Society or any of their affiliates, officers, employees, or volunteers liable for any illness or injury.

      COVID-19 Protocols:  There will be ample seating for registrants to spread out as needed. Health and safety recommendations can change quickly, therefore, we will adjust as needed to follow CDC, state, and local guidelines for meeting in-person.

      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 7 days after the program. An email with a link to the online evaluation will be sent after the program. CME certificates will be sent by email within a month following the event. 

      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 has to resend a certificate.

      This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Psychoanalytic Association and Denver Psychoanalytic Society. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.”

      The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 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)

      • March 15, 2023
      • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
      • Virtual

      NOT A SOCIETY EVENT

      CSCSW Salon: "Salon: Soul Care for Therapists, Why Self Care Just Isn't Working The Therapist Matrix" with Dawn Gabriel, MA, LPC

      Date: March 15, 2023 - 7 to 9 pm

      Summary: Have you ever thought about how being a therapist has affected most of your life? Have you peeled back the layered inner world that comes with our heightened sense of self and other awareness? While you may be the best at putting your "best self" forward because you have mastered coping and regulation skills, you may not be living true to yourself

      2 CEUs.

      • June 09, 2023
      • June 11, 2023
      • virtual

      NOT A SOCIETY EVENT

      American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA)

      112th Annual Meeting

      June 9-11, 2023

      Virtual 

      Click for more information

    CME CREDIT GUIDELINES

    The Denver Psychoanalytic Society offers CME credit for many of its programs. The following are general guidelines for obtaining CME credit. Each event that is offering credit will have detailed information listed in the event description, so please be sure to read through all information listed about an event.

    If CME credit is being offered, the attendee must do the following to receive a certificate: pre-register, pay in full, attend sessions in their entirety, sign the attendance sheet and complete an evaluation within 7 days after the program. A link to the online evaluation will be emailed to each registrant after attendance sheets have been recorded. 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.

    DPS programs offer a varying amount of credits, depending upon the activity. The amount of CME credit being offered can be found in the second paragraph of the disclosures section (usually located in the lower section of an event description):

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Psychoanalytic Association and Denver Psychoanalytic Society. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.”

    The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of ___ 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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