Upcoming Events

    • November 20, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    NOT A SOCIETY EVENT

    CSCSW Salon Series

    "How to Help When Suicidal Thoughts Do Not Go Away"

    with Stacey Freedenthal, PhD, LCSW


    November 20, 2019, 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM

    Description:

    Suicide prevention texts and training materials typically address suicidal ideation as an acute crisis. Indeed, for many people, once the crisis subsides, suicidal thoughts do not return. For some people, however, suicidal thoughts persist for years even when there is no crisis, or they recur many times. Compared to an acute suicidal crisis, chronic suicidal thoughts often require different treatment approaches, provoke different reactions in the treating clinician and other caregivers, and elicit different responses in the clients themselves. Using examples, discussion, and handouts, this training workshop will describe the phenomenon of chronic suicidal ideation and approaches to treating it, based on diverse research and theories.

    Objectives:

    After completion of the training, participants will be able to:

    1. Articulate common differences between chronic vs. acute suicidality

    2. Explore with clients the functions that chronic suicidal ideation may serve

    3. Describe at least 3 techniques designed to help people cope effectively with chronic suicidal thoughts

    About Stacey:

    Stacey Freedenthal, PhD, LCSW, writes and teaches extensively about suicide. In addition to her book, Helping the Suicidal Person: Tips and Techniques for Professionals, Dr. Freedenthal has published scholarly articles on suicide and related topics, and she created the website SpeakingOfSuicide.com. Dr. Freedenthal is an associate professor at the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work, and she also has a small psychotherapy and consulting practice specializing in assessing and treating suicide risk. She earned an MSW from the University of Texas and a doctorate in social work at Washington University in St. Louis.

    Attendees will receive 1.5 CEUs

    See CSCSW website for more information or to register: https://www.coclinicalsocialwork.org/content.aspx?page_id=4002&club_id=25243&item_id=1048325


    • January 10, 2020
    • February 28, 2020
    • 8 sessions
    • Capitol Hill (Address given upon registration)
    • 19
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    Presented by Gabriela Zorzutti, Ph.D., MA

    Description:

    This seminar will look at the end of analysis for these two main figures of psychoanalysis. We will examine the differences in light of the formation of the analyst, the ethics of the practice and the effect of one and the other end, in the analyst’s own clinical work.

    Objectives: 

    1. Describe examples of clinical questions of the end of the analysis.
    2. Analyze differences of Freudian and Lacanian techniques about the ethics of psychoanalysis.
    3. Discuss why a personal analysis for a psychoanalyst is crucial to function and to be able to conduct a treatment to its end.

    Biography:

    Gabriela Zorzutti finished her Doctorate in Psychology at the University of Buenos Aires and her Masters in Clinical Psychology at the Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata. Dr. Zorzutti lives and practices psychoanalysis in Denver and Washington DC ever since she moved from her home country of Argentina to live here 18 years ago. During those years, she has founded the Colorado Analytic Forum of the Lacanian Field (2010) www.psychoanalyticforumofcolorado.org, its Clinical College of Colorado, (2014) www.clinicalcollegeofcolorado.com and the Lacanian Clinic (2015). She has organized and given conferences, seminars and talks in Buenos Aires, Córdoba, Puerto Madryn, Lima, Rio de Janeiro, Medellín, Pereira, Denver, Washington DC, LA, New York, Paris, Rome, Barcelona and Warsaw. She has been performing international functions in the IF-EPFCL -School of Psychoanalysis of the Forums of the Lacanian Field, www.champlacanien.net for the last 4 years.

    Publications: Actually, Lacan

    Books & FormatFor this seminar, we will be reading both Freud and Lacan and will come to see how post Freudians, particularly in the IPA, have looked at the matter, as well as the post Lacanians.

    Dates & Times:  Classes will meet from 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM for 8 Fridays from January 10 through February 28, 2020 near Capitol Hill (exact address given upon registration).

    Dates:  January 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7, 14, 21, 28, 2020

    Cost:  $240 for Society members and $270 for non-Society members

    The course is limited to a minimum of 4 to a maximum of 20 people.  

    Deadline to register is January 6th. 

    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.  CMEs will be given for actual time attended up to 12 CMEs.

    Cancellation and Certificate Replacement Policy: There will be no refunds after January 4, 2020; any refunds prior to January 4th 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.

    Click here for a printable flyer.

    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 12 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.

    • January 10, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
    • Montview Blvd Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia Street, Denver, CO 80220
    • 74
    Register

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

    Description: ‘Leave No Trace’ is a 2018 film directed by Debra Granik. The film is based on the book, My Abandonment by Peter Rock. An article in the Portland Oregonian about a man and young girl who were ‘rescued’ after living in the park for 4 years was the inspiration for the book. Moving performances create rich exploration of homelessness, PTSD, loss and love.

    Objectives:  

    1. Apply empathy and understanding to situations of separation and loss.
    2. Discuss challenges for youth who have a parent with a mental illness.

    Biography:  Kelly Crim, LPC is a 4th year candidate in the Adult Psychoanalytic Training at the Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis and a member of the Denver Psychoanalytic Society. She works as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in private practice in Lakewood, CO.

    COST  CME CREDIT  NO CME CREDIT
     MEMBER  $20.00  FREE
     NON-MEMBER  $30.00  FREE

    Parking: There is plenty of free parking in the church lot or on the streets nearby.

    Location: McCollum Room within Montview Blvd. Presbyterian Church

    CME Certificates:  In order to receive a CME certificate, the attendee must: pre-register, pay in full, sign-in, 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.

    Please click here for a printable flyer.

    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 2 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.

    • January 15, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    NOT A SOCIETY EVENT

    CSCSW Salon Series

    "A Psychiatric Approach to Mood Disorders" with Dr. Brenda Czaban


    January 15, 2020, 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM

    Description:

    Clinicians and psychiatrists approach mood disorders from different perspectives. Understanding the nuances of a biological approach to diagnosis and treatment can provide valuable to information to clinicians and the clients with whom they work.

    Objectives:

    1. Understand the psychiatric approach to diagnosing mood disorders

    2. Become familiar with pharmacotherapies for mood disorders

    3. Learn when to refer clients (including reluctant clients) to a psychiatrist

    About Dr. Czaban:

    Dr. Czaban is a board-certified psychiatrist who runs a private practice in Cherry Creek. She earned her medical degree from Stanford University School of Medicine and served as Chief Resident during her four-year psychiatry residency at the University of Colorado. Dr. Czaban is certified by both the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the National Board of Physicians and Surgeons. She has testified as an expert witness in her field.

    Attendees will receive 1.5 CEUs

    See CSCSW website for more information or to register: https://www.coclinicalsocialwork.org/content.aspx?page_id=4002&club_id=25243&item_id=1046867


    • January 24, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
    • Montview Blvd Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia Street, Denver, CO 80220
    • 74
    Register

    Description:

    During a recent trip to Japan, Dr. Levy was surprised by the extent of difficulty for clinicians to deal with past, extensive traumas when there were so many recent ones, such as the Fukushima nuclear disaster, demanding attention. Using Selma Fraiberg’s seminal paper "Ghosts in the Nursery" as a way of organizing our thinking, Dr. Levy will share two examples of individuals, a 50 year old and a 7 year old, who exemplify how this transmission can be experienced even with language barriers and a culture which has a strong dynamic of shame over the expression of weakness. Psychoanalytic understanding of her own empathy and countertransference facilitated her openness and ability to help a population with hidden traumas.

    Objectives:

    1. Participants will expand their understanding of enactments and learn how to address situations outside of the clinical setting
    2. Utilize their knowledge of the intergenerational transmission of trauma to help others.

    Biography:

    Mary Ann Chudy Levy, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine is now retired from her clinical practice of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy of child, adolescent, and adult patients, but remains active in professional and educational activities. She is a training and supervising analyst with the Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis and was the first woman to graduate from their program. She has enjoyed her many years as a teacher and supervisor of psychoanalytic candidates as well as psychiatric residents and other clinical specialists. As a past president of the Denver Psychoanalytic Society, she helped facilitate its response to the Columbine shooting disaster where the society members became involved in many aspects of out-reach and clinical support for survivors of that terrible community disaster. She has always been surprised by how much early childhood traumas have contributed to her work with patients and how little acknowledgement of this has been stressed in psychoanalytic training until recently. Scholarly interests have included femininity in psychoanalytic work, and countertransference as well as the treatment and long term effects of traumatic stress. Dr. Levy was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada and received her MD in 1964 from the University of Manitoba.  She subsequently completed her psychiatric residencies in Adult and Child Psychiatry at the University of Cincinnati, followed by her Psychoanalytic training at the Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis.

    Details:

    COST  CME CREDIT  NO CME CREDIT
     MEMBER  $20.00  FREE
     NON-MEMBER  $30.00  FREE


    Parking: There is plenty of free parking in the church lot or on the streets nearby.

    Location: McCollum Room within Montview Blvd. Presbyterian Church

    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.

    Please click here for a printable flyer.

    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 1.75 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.

    If you would prefer to register by check, please click here to print a general registration form and mail to the address indicated.

    • February 06, 2020
    • February 09, 2020
    • San Francisco, CA

    NOT A SOCIETY EVENT

    Who is the Couple/ Who is the Family?
    Creating New Therapeutic Possibilities

    February 6-9, 2020

    Presented by the Couple and Family Committee of the International Psychoanalytic Association and the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis. Supporting organizations include the Psychoanalytic Couple Psychotherapy Group, the Psychoanalytic Center of Northern California, Tavistock Relationships, and the International Association for Couple and Family Psychoanalysis

    Held at: San Francisco Intercontinental Hotel and the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis

    This conference is intended to create a space to think together about changes in contemporary couple and family structure, and how our theory and clinical approaches can adapt to encompass today’s rich variety of family and couple relationships.

    For more information:  http://2014.sf-cp.org/ipa-couple-family-conference

    • February 11, 2020
    • February 16, 2020
    • Grand Hyatt New York, NY, NY

    NOT A SOCIETY EVENT

    Check out APsaA's website for more details.



    Preliminary Program and Hotel Information for the 2020 National Meeting will be available on Tuesday, October 29th and registration will open on Tuesday, November 5, 2019

    • February 14, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
    • Montview Blvd Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia Street, Denver, CO 80220
    • 75
    Register

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

    Description:

    A cynical TV weatherman finds himself reliving the same day over and over again when he goes on location to the small town of Punxsutawney to film a report about their annual Groundhog Day. His predicament drives him to distraction, until he sees a way of turning the situation to his advantage.

    —  Summary found on Google

    Objectives:

    1. Participants will demonstrate an increase in intellectual knowledge of the spectrum of repetition.
    2. Participants will apply this knowledge to understand in greater depth the phenomenon as it presents in the clinical situation.  In particular, the knowledge that repetition is adaptive necessary, and should not be seen as necessarily pathological  or resistance-based, will facilitate more accurate empathic interventions.

    Discussant Biography:

    Roy Lowenstein, MD is a graduate of University of Michigan Northwestern Medical School 1970. He had an Internship at Denver Children's Hospital from 1970-71 and completed his psychiatry residency at the University of Colorado School of Medicine 1971-74. Dr. Lowenstein is a faculty member of the Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis and is currently an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado. Dr. Lowenstein received the Distinguished Life Fellow award from the American Psychiatric Association in 2009.

    COST  CME CREDIT  NO CME CREDIT
     MEMBER  $20.00  FREE
     NON-MEMBER  $30.00  FREE


    Parking: There is plenty of free parking in the church lot or on the streets nearby.

    Location: McCollum Room within Montview Blvd. Presbyterian Church

    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.

    Please click here for a printable flyer.

    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 2 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.

    If you would prefer to register by check, please click here to print a general registration form and mail to the address indicated.

    • February 19, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    NOT A SOCIETY EVENT

    CSCSW Salon Series

    "Discernment Counseling: Working with Couples on the Brink"

    with Denise Breinig-Glunz, LCSW


    February 19, 2020, 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM

    Summary:

    An estimated 30 percent of couples coming to therapy are mixed-agenda couples where one is leaning out of the relationship and is reluctant to work on it, and the other is leaning in and wants to save the relationship. Research has also shown that at the time of divorce filing most couples are split on whether they want a divorce or not. Discernment Counseling is a structured therapeutic process developed by Willam Doherty, PhD to help these mixed-agenda couples on the brink of divorce. This presentation will present an overview of Dr. Doherty’s model illustrated with case examples and vignettes.

    Objectives:

    1. Learn the three common mistakes couples therapists make when working with mixed-agenda couples

    2. Be able to understand the basic components of Discernment Counseling

    3. Identify ways to work with ambivalence with couples

    About the Presenter:

    Denise Breinig-Glunz is a Clinical Assistant Professor and Field Faculty at the University of Denver, Graduate School for Social Work. She maintains a part-time private practice in Centennial, Colorado, with an emphasis on children and families. Denise was the clinical director at the Center for Out-Of-Court Divorce (COCD). Previously, she was the social work supervisor at the Resource Center for Separating and Divorcing Families at the University of Denver. As part of an interdisciplinary team, she led the development, implementation and evaluation of the innovative program model that was used at COCD. Denise’s areas of clinical expertise include divorce, crisis intervention, conflict management, adult and childhood anxiety and parenting. She has advanced training and experience as a mediator within an interdisciplinary team. She earned her MSW from Smith College and her bachelor of psychology from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

    Attendees will receive 1.5 CEUs

    See CSCSW website for more information or to register: https://www.coclinicalsocialwork.org/content.aspx?page_id=4002&club_id=25243&item_id=1045581


    • March 07, 2020
    • 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 13, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
    • Montview Blvd Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia Street, Denver, CO 80220
    • 75
    Register

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

    Description:

    Robert Altman directed this low-budget film version of the play by Ed Graczyk, also directed by Altman on Broadway with the same cast. The film takes place in the small Texas town of McCarthy in 1975. Inside of a five-and-dime store, a reunion is planned for the members of a local 1950s James Dean fan club. An odd assortment of women arrive, revealing hidden secrets, as Altman flashes back, showing the women as young James Dean fans, and then jumps forward to present day to reveal the ravages of time and lost innocence.

    —  Summary from Rotten Tomatoes

     Objectives:

    1. Discuss the importance of knowing patients’ sexual orientation and gender identity.
    2. List at least two ways in introduce related conversations to patients.

    Discussant Biography:

    Tony Miles, Ph.D. is a Licensed Psychologist in private practice in Denver, Colorado. He has expertise in working with LGBTQ and HIV+ communities. Dr. Miles is a member of the American Psychological Association and current Secretary of the Denver Psychoanalytic Society. 


    COST  CME CREDIT  NO CME CREDIT
     MEMBER  $20.00  FREE
     NON-MEMBER  $30.00  FREE


    Parking: There is plenty of free parking in the church lot or on the streets nearby.

    Location: McCollum Room within Montview Blvd. Presbyterian Church

    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.

    Please click here for a printable flyer.

    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 2 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.

    If you would prefer to register by check, please click here to print a general registration form and mail to the address indicated.

    • April 03, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
    • Montview Blvd Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia Street, Denver, CO 80220
    • 75
    Register

    Description: Dr. Riker will show why the energy that vitalizes unconscious self structure needs to be thought of as eros and how the self speaks through what he terms "erotic eruptions."  Dr. Riker will describe psychological dynamics in which there are strong tensions between the ego, the body, ingested social codes, and the self, and describe how one can tell what is pressuring one, so that they might determine the importance of those motivations.  Along the way, Dr. Riker will weave together Plato, Freud, and Kohut into a novel picture of the human soul.  

    Objectives:

    1. The participants will be able to understand what the singular self in each human being is and how it manifests itself.
    2. The participants will be able to understand the nature of eros and the erotic in such a way that it is not reduced to the sexual, as it tends to be in contemporary culture.
    3. The participants will be able to identify which sector of the psyche is pressuring them, so as to better evaluate the importance of their motivations.
    Biography:  For the past three decades, John Riker has been devoted to exploring the relation of psychoanalysis, especially Kohutian self psychology, to problems in ethics and philosophical anthropology.  He has written four books intersecting psychoanalysis and ethics (most recently, Exploring the Life of the Soul), and published numerous articles and spoken in many conferences on this material, including conferences in England, Belgium, Turkey, Austria, and Israel.  John has been a professor of philosophy at Colorado College for over half a century and been named Professor of the Year a record four times, and advisor of the year three times.  He was the initial recipient of the award Colorado College established to recognize someone who most promotes diversity and inclusion on campus.

    Details:

    COST  CME CREDIT  NO CME CREDIT
     MEMBER  $20.00  FREE
     NON-MEMBER  $30.00  FREE

    Parking: There is plenty of free parking in the church lot or on the streets nearby.

    Location: McCollum Room within Montview Blvd. Presbyterian Church

    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.

    Please click here for a printable flyer.

    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 1.75 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.

    If you would prefer to register by check, please click here to print a general registration form and mail to the address indicated.

    • April 10, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
    • Montview Blvd Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia Street, Denver, CO 80220
    • 75

    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 having more than one emotion at once happens

    Discussant Biography:

    Amanda Hutchison MD is a graduate of the University of Colorado School of Medicine, 2010. She completed her psychiatry residency and child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in 2015. Dr. Hutchison is a fourth-year candidate in adult and child psychoanalytic training at the Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis and is an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado.

    COST  CME CREDIT  NO CME CREDIT
     MEMBER  $20.00  FREE
     NON-MEMBER  $30.00  FREE


    Parking: There is plenty of free parking in the church lot or on the streets nearby.

    Location: McCollum Room within Montview Blvd. Presbyterian Church

    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.

    Please click here for a printable flyer.

    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 2 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.

    If you would prefer to register by check, please click here to print a general registration form and mail to the address indicated.

    • April 18, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Anschutz Medical Campus - Hensel Phelps Auditorium, in Research 1 North Building
    • 183

    Registration opens January 1, 2020

    Infant Research and Adult Treatment
    Featuring Beatrice Beebe, Ph.D.


    Description:

    MORNING: THREE MODELS OF MOTHER-INFANT TRAUMA 

    The first model is a treatment case; the second and third are based in research studies in community samples. All three have illustrative video material. (1) Case of Linda and Dan: Mother suicidal at birth; (2) Origins of disorganized attachment at 4 months (3) Pregnant and widowed on 9/11.

    Current approaches to mother-infant treatment deal broadly with relational disturbance, but not specific patterns of interactive disturbance. Increased specificity in describing patterns of disturbance associated with different forms of mother-infant trauma can facilitate more focused clinical intervention, across a range of clinical settings. For each model of mother-infant trauma, the audience will be led through an embodied interactive role-play of the patterns of interaction.

    Following Dr. Beebe’s presentation there will be a discussion of the research aspects of the material with Dr. Beebe and Dr. Leslie Jordan.

    Morning Learning Objectives
    Participants will be able to:

    1. Describe ways in which mother-infant research can inform mother-infant treatment.
    2. Describe different pictures of mother-infant trauma.

    AFTERNOON: VIDEO FEEDBACK THERAPY FOR A TRAUMATIZED PATIENT WHO DOES NOT LOOK

    I explore processes of nonverbal communication in adult treatment through a new project, “Videotaping the Therapist’s Face.” By turning the lens on the therapist, we can learn more about how and what the therapist communicates to her patient. The therapist's face, as well as bodily gestures of head and hands, and the background vocal rhythm of the narrative, are relatively unexplored avenues of therapeutic action in adult treatment. To illustrate this process, I present a case in which I use the videotaped sessions of the analyst’s face for “video feedback” therapy with a patient who does not look at the faces of other people. Dr. Beebe is the video feedback consultant to an ongoing 20+ year intensive treatment by Dr. Larry Sandberg.

    A great deal of what the patient experiences as well as what the therapist experiences can be seen in the face, head and hand gestures of the therapist. During the feedback portion of the session, the therapist and patient together look at the video they just made and try to understand both what the therapist feels and what the patient might feel, and what the therapist might be reacting to in the patient. Watching the video gives the patient who cannot look a chance to see the therapist's face without having to be directly in the conversation. We will discuss how this process helped this patient, across 10 years of video feedback therapy.

    There will be discussion of adult treatment by Dr. Beebe and Dr. Nancy Bakalar following the presentation of material.

    Afternoon Learning Objectives
    Participants will be able to:

    1. Discuss the potential role of video for traumatized patients who cannot look directly into the face of another person.
    2. Discuss how video feedback therapy can facilitate an understanding of both verbal and nonverbal communication in an adult treatment.
    3. Describe the role of video feedback therapy as an adjunct to an ongoing treatment.
    Biographies:  

    Beatrice Beebe, PhD

    Beatrice Beebe Ph.D. is Clinical Professor of Psychology (in Psychiatry), College of Physicians & Surgeons, Columbia University; Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, New York State Psychiatric Institute. She directs a basic research lab on mother-infant communication. She is faculty at several psychoanalytic institutes, and she has a private practice for adults and mother-infant pairs. She is author or co-author of 6 books and 71 peer-reviewed articles. The most recent book is The mother-infant interaction picture book: Origins of attachment (Beebe, Cohen & Lachman, Norton, 2016). For a decade she directed a pro bono primary prevention project for mothers who were pregnant and widowed on 9-11 (Beebe, Cohen, Sossin, & Markese, Eds., Mothers, infants and young children of September 11, 2001: A primary prevention project, 2012). A documentary film about her research is available (website of the Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing [PEPweb], Mother-Infant Communication: The Research of Dr. Beatrice Beebe, by Karen Dougherty, 2016). She has a half-hour internet talk, Decoding the nonverbal language of babies (http://www.aei.org/events/decoding-the-nonverbal-language-of-babies/) and an hour-long internet interview about her work

    Leslie Jordan, PhD     (Research Discussant)

    Leslie Jordan, Ph.D. is a Training and Supervising Psychoanalyst on the faculty of the Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis where she served as Chair of the Research Committee for 13 years.  Dr. Jordan is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the American Board of Psychoanalysis and chairs its Research and Development Committee.  She has published papers on nonverbal communication in psychoanalysis, perspectives of early trauma, and evaluation of learning in psychoanalytic programs. Dr. Jordan is a psychoanalyst/psychologist in private practice in Denver, CO.

    Nancy Bakalar, MD   (Adult Treatment Discussant)

    Nancy L. Bakalar, M.D. is a psychoanalyst and psychiatrist and supervising analyst at The International Institute for Psychoanalytic Training (IIPT) and is on the faculty of the Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis. During 25 years of Naval service, she consulted to The United States Congress and served in the Pentagon for 3½ years developing and coordinating mental health policy for the Department of Defense. She also initiated the U S Navy’s Telemental Health Program in the late 1990s. Dr. Bakalar developed and taught in the Infant Observation Program at the International Psychotherapy Institute (IPI) in Washington, D.C.   She has published numerous chapters and presented numerous papers on the applications of infant observation to psychotherapy and psychoanalysis of adolescents and adults. Her private practice is in Englewood, CO.


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    CME Information:

    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 5.5 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.

    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. CME certificates will be handed out at the conclusion of the event in exchange for the completed evaluation.  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.

    Sponsors:

             
       

    Schedule:

     8:30-9:00 am  Registration
     9:00-9:15 am  Welcome
     9:15-10:45 am  Lecture
     10:45-11:00 am  Break
     11:00-12:15 pm  Research Discussion with Leslie Jordan, Ph.D.
     12:15-1:15 pm  Lunch
     1:15-2:45 pm  Lecture
     2:45-3:00 pm  Break
     3:00-4:15 pm  Adult Treatment Discussion w/ Nancy Bakalar, M.D.
     4:15-4:30 pm  Wrap-up
     4:30-5:00 pm  Evaluation/CME Certificates

    Fees:

    • DPS Member - 
      • Early Bird (January 1st through January 31st) - $140
      • Regular Rate (February 1st through April 10th) - $160
      • Late Registration (April 11th - April 18th) - $170
    • Non-Member - 
      • Early Bird (January 1st through January 31st) - $155
      • Regular Registration  (February 1st through April 10th) - $175
      • Late Registration (April 11th - April 18th) - $185

    Student Rate -

      • Registration  (January 1st through April 10th) - $75
      • Late Registration (April 11th - April 18th) - $85

      Registration is not complete until registration fee is paid in full.

      There will be NO refunds after April 11, 2020; any refunds prior to April 11th will be less a $30.00 administration fee.

      Parking:

      Click here for a map of the Anschutz campus.  We recommend parking in the Henderson Parking Structure.   Parking is $1 for the full day.  We will have signs the day of the event to direct you to the door that we will be manning.  

      • May 01, 2020
      • 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
      • Montview Blvd Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia Street, Denver, CO 80220
      • 75

      Description:  In this presentation, Dr. Abbasi will emphasize the importance of the analyst being able to discuss how external events either in her life or in the environment surrounding the analytic dyad, impact the analytic process. She will use detailed clinical material to illustrate these ideas, which are often given short shrift in analytic work.

      Objectives: 

      1. Identify how external factors affect the analytic work in subtle and not so subtle ways.
      2. Employ the knowledge gained to listen to their patients in increasingly sophisticated ways.
      3. Modify the way they work when issues of external reality come up in analytic material.
      Biography:  Dr Aisha Abbasi is a training and supervising analyst at the Michigan psychoanalytic Institute and it’s immediate past president. She is  the pro bono executive director of the Mel Bornstein Clinic for psychoanalysis and psychotherapy, which is a supporting organization of the Michigan psychoanalytic Institute. Dr. Abbasi is an associate editor of the journal of the American psychoanalytic association. She’s also on the editorial board of the psychoanalytic quarterly and on its Board of Directors.

      She is the author of the book The Rupture of Serenity: external intrusions and psychoanalytic technique . It was originally published by Karnac books and now under Routledge press. She has recently also co-edited a book with Dr. Salman Akhtar on the topic of privacy: developmental, Cultural and technical perspectives
      .

      Details:

      COST  CME CREDIT  NO CME CREDIT
       MEMBER  $20.00  FREE
       NON-MEMBER  $30.00  FREE


      Parking: There is plenty of free parking in the church lot or on the streets nearby.

      Location: McCollum Room within Montview Blvd. Presbyterian Church

      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.

      Please click here for a printable flyer.

      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 1.75 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.

      • May 12, 2020
      • 7:15 PM - 9:00 PM
      • Given upon registration
      • 15

      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 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.

      Since group size is limited, we ask that you register online. If your RSVP changes, please notify the office so we can invite those on the wait-list.

      Click here for a printable flyer.

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

      NOT A SOCIETY EVENT


      Save the Date:
      8th Triennial Symposium on Psychoanalysis and the Arts
      Co-sponsored by APsaA and the IPA
      Florence, Italy, May 21_23, 2020.

      Theme of Symposium:
      Partners in Creation 
      “In the arts and psychoanalysis, partners in creation experience 

      the perils of rivalry and fusion 

      as well as  

      the pleasures of intimacy and mutual discovery.”
       

      As we have done for the last quarter century, the American Psychoanalytic Association and the International Psychoanalytical Association once again invite you to a Symposium that aims to explore and to celebrate the vitalizing kinship of psychoanalysis and the arts.
       
      Well-received presenters from the 2017 Symposium will return, such as brilliant musician, David Rosenmeyer, creative psychoanalyst, Michael Parsons, and art historians, David Freedberg and Diane O’Donoghue. We will also welcome speakers who are new to this event, notably psychoanalyst and neuroscientist, Mark Solms.
       
      Our venue will be the Convitto Della Calza, a 16th century architectural masterpiece. Social events will offer Tuscan food and drink, while we share ideas informally and forge new partnerships.
       
      Special head-set aided tours will include the highlights of Florence, a city that is, itself, a living museum, the grandest realization of the Renaissance, updated but intact, within a setting of inspiring beauty.
       
      To see the website, with many more details, and to register
      please click the link OR copy and paste it into your browser: http://www.florencepsych-art2020.com/
       
      Since space is limited, we suggest you register soon and take advantage of the early-bird fee.
       
      Hoping to see you in Florence,
      The Planning Committee, Chair, Laurie Wilson, Ph.D.

       


      • June 19, 2020
      • June 21, 2020
      • Chicago Hilton, Chicago, IL

      NOT A SOCIETY EVENT

      Please see the APsaA website

      APsaA's 109th Annual Meeting will take place at the Chicago Hilton in Chicago Illinois from Friday, June 19 to Sunday, June 21, 2020.  Administrative meetings will begin on Monday, June 15th.


      • February 09, 2021
      • February 14, 2021
      • Grand Hyatt New York, NY, NY

      NOT A SOCIETY EVENT

      Check out APsaA's website for more details.

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