Upcoming Events

    • December 07, 2017
    • June 07, 2018
    • 7 sessions
    • The Usual Location

    Institute - Extended Executive Committee Meeting

    This meeting is for committee members ONLY

    • December 08, 2017
    • May 18, 2018
    • 19 sessions
    • Institute Office

    Institute class

    • December 14, 2017
    • June 14, 2018
    • 7 sessions
    • The Usual Location

    Institute - Progression Committee Meeting

    This meeting is for progression committee members ONLY

    • December 18, 2017
    • May 21, 2018
    • 6 sessions
    • The Usual Location

    Institute - Executive Committee Meeting

    This meeting is for executive committee members ONLY

    • December 21, 2017
    • May 17, 2018
    • 6 sessions
    • Usual Location

    Institute - Monthly TA/SA meeting.

    This meeting is for TA/SA committee members ONLY


    • January 12, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
    • Montview Blvd Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia Street, Denver, CO 80220
    • 96
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    The purpose of the film series is to encourage psychoanalytic dialogue with respect to creativity and movies. 


    "Vulgar"'  "Unclean" "Poisonous" were among the words used by the British press in 1890 to greet the publication of Oscar Wilde's only novel. "The Picture of Dorian Gray".There were numerous revisions in both the book and in the several film adaptations which followed. We will see the 1976 BBC version with Sir John Gielgud as Lord Henry Wotton, Jeremy Brett as Basil Hallward, and Peter Firth as Dorian Gray. The furor was over homoerotic content, and not so much over Wilde's criticism of the philosophies of hedonism and aestheticism. The story is of an exceedingly handsome young man who sells his soul to remain young and handsome while his portrait grows old and reveals his increasing selfishness and cruelty. There is a focus on Gray's relationship with an older, corrupt and manipulative man, Lord Henry Wotton. The price paid for the pursuit of endless sensual pleasure is illustrated by Oscar Wilde's elegant and witty prose, and includes malignant narcissism, hypocrisy, infidelity, corruption, deceit, betrayal, blackmail, homicide, and suicide. Could Wilde also have been writing about our 21st Century world?

     


    Cost:  Free of charge, donations are welcomed.

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    • January 25, 2018
    • June 28, 2018
    • 6 sessions
    • The Usual Location

    Institute - Curriculum Committee Meeting

    This meeting is for curriculum committee members ONLY

    • January 27, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Montview Blvd. Presbyterian Church
    • 28
    Register

    A Continuing Education Course taught by Joan Heron, LCSW

    Fee for Society Members:  $55.00    Non-Members: $65.00          

    9:00-9:30 - Overview – Evidence-Based Research & Clinical Treatment 

    Evidence-based methods of practice emphasize the role of empathy in encouraging suicidal patients to tell their stories (the patient narrative); the need to hold truly open, candid dialogue, including providing psycho-education, with suicidal patients about their suicide risk; the recommendation to follow Zero Suicide (now JAMA) guidelines including restricting access to lethal means, safety planning, and engaging with the patient family/designated family; and the need to establish a mutually collaborative treatment alliance in order to focus on prevailing “psychache” and the cognitions informing the inaccurate and self-condemning thinking that drive people to consider suicide.

    9:30-12:00Considerations for Group Discussion

    1)       Empathy For The Narrative of the Fragile Suicidal Patient

    “Accessing care itself is an act of hope. It is important for the clinician to recognize significance of this and reflect this back to the patient.” 

    Rudd, M.D. (2006) The Assessment And Management of Suicidality. Texas Tech University.

    2)       Creating A Safety Plan: A Model of Collaboration and Shared Responsibility

    In our current method of assessment, the therapist may feel the burden of responsibility for the treatment outcome.  The Safety Plan model demonstrates the importance of patient engagement. Responsibility of the outcome is shared by both patient and therapist. This model demonstrates these principles of treatment.

    3)     The Way Forward: Acknowledging the Role of Stigma

    Breaks will be determined by discussion process  


    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. 

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    The course is limited to 40 participants.

    Deadline to register is January 12th.

    There will be NO refunds after January 12, 2018; any refunds prior to January 12th will be less a $25.00 administration fee.

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

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    • January 29, 2018
    • 7:00 PM
    • Ben's House
    Register

    The Society Coordinating Committee Meeting will take place on Monday, January 29th at 7:00 PM at Ben's house.

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

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

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

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

        
    The Secret Life of Words, a Spanish film, writt
    en and directed by Isabel Coixet tells the story of the 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

     


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    Click here for the full film series flyer.
    • February 14, 2018
    • February 18, 2018
    • New York Hilton, New York City, NY
    • February 15, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    NOT A SOCIETY EVENT

    CSCSW Salon Series: "Innovative Strategies for Engaging Youth in Wellness", presentation by Julie Anne Laser-Maira, MSW, LCSW, PhD and Nicole Nicotera, MSW, LICSW, PhD

    Summary:

    This interactive Salon discusses clinical techniques and skills that are evidenced based, but even more importantly capture and hold the interest of youth.

    The presentation emphasizes both well-being (supporting positive healthy development) and resilience (supporting growth after a negative event) of youth.

    The topics being covered are:

    Experiential therapy, and mind-body therapy and mindfulness. The presenters for each of these therapies are experts in their respective field. The book covers Experiential Therapy, mind-body therapy and mindfulness, animal assisted therapy, horticulture therapy, and healthy sexuality, but due to time constraints we will only present the first two interventions.

    Each presenter will provide clear examples of techniques and demonstrate the techniques so that the new or seasoned clinicians will have the knowledge needed for: implementation, required materials,

    suitable locations for use (e.g., school settings, clinic settings, after school settings), personal preparation, and any needed modifications for specific populations.

    See CSCSW website for more information or to register:

    http://cscsw.clubexpress.com/content.aspx?page_id=87&club_id=25243&item_id=704636


    • February 23, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • UC Anschutz Campus
    Registration is closed

    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
    Register

    This event is open only to Institute Faculty and Candidates.

    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 – 1:20 PM Lunch  (Open to all)
    12:00 PM – 1:20 PM Institute Board Meeting (board only)
    1:30 PM  -   5:00 PM Faculty Meeting (Faculty only)

    Please RSVP by Friday, February 9th 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
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Panzano: 909 17th Street, Denver, CO 80202
    Register

    This event is open only to Institute Faculty and Candidates.

    The retreat banquet location will be located at Panzano in Denver.   The cost of the dinner will be $75 per person, and you can bring a guest.  

    Please RSVP by Friday, February 9th 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.

    • February 28, 2018
    • 7:15 PM - 9:00 PM
    • TBD Given upon registration
    • 15
    Register

    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.

    • March 02, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Montview Blvd Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia Street, Denver, CO 80220
    • 97
    Register

    Featuring Dana Charatan, Psy.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.

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    About Dana Charatan, Psy.D.

    Dr. Charatan is  a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst in the state of Colorado. She completed her pre-doctoral internship and her post-doctoral fellowship at the Wardenburg Health Center at the University of Colorado.

     In addition to providing psychotherapy, supervision, and consultation services, she is also a published author and nationally and internationally invited speaker on a variety of topics related to psychology and psychoanalysis, including eating disorders, working with survivors of abuse and other traumas, and training of young professionals. She has extensive experience in mentoring graduate students and young professionals, supervising, consulting, and program development for individuals in training ranging from undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate levels.

    A printable version of our lecture series can be found here.

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

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


    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.

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

    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.

    Certificates of attendance only.  No CME credits are provided.

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

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

    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.

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    • April 18, 2018
    • April 21, 2018
    • New Orleans, LA

    NOT A SOCIETY EVENT

    Please see the Division of Psychoanalysis (39) Website

    The past is never dead. It’s not even past.—William Faulkner

    Moving through time, each generation passes forward values, traditions and conflicts. How do generational forces cast their shadow upon the future? From nursery to grave, ghosts and guardians are transmitted across generations.

    Psychoanalysis is unique in its dedication to engaging generational hauntings. Ghosts may terrorize within transference-countertransference and dreams or manifest as dissociated self-states. Guardians shepherd from without and within, supporting growth as well as offering ideals and models from which to learn. Memory, reflection, and internalization provide opportunities to transform conflictual generational forces into mourning and understanding. Where ghost was, guardian shall be.

    New Orleans has always been an intersection defined by the heritages and struggles of its generations: tradition is alive, cemeteries are architectural wonderlands, and funerals are parades. Our host city invites discussion of the traumatic legacies of slavery and colonization embedded within its foundation as well as the more recent tragedies and regenerations in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Possessed by capacities for imagination and play, the Big Easy is committed to multigenerational expressions of art, music, and revelry that provide resilience as well as encourage the opportunity for greater community and commonality. 

    We invite you to journey to New Orleans during its tricentennial year and share your experiences of generations, ghosts, and guardians within psychoanalysis, the mind, and the world. 

    Keynote Speakers

    • Lynne Layton, PhD

    • Kirkland Vaughans, PhD


    • April 22, 2018
    • 2:00 PM
    • DCPA
    • 40

    MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON.

    Based on The Who’s iconic 1969 rock concept album, Tommy is an exhilarating musical about the challenges of self-discovery and the resilience of the human spirit. When young Tommy retreats into a world of darkness and silence after a deeply traumatic incident, he must navigate a harsh and unforgiving world with no hope of recovery. But when he discovers a newfound talent for pinball, he’s swept up in the fame and fortune of his success. Tommy and his family give new voice to The Who’s classic stadium rock as they navigate the troubles and joys of being alive.

    The Who are considered one of the most influential rock bands of the 20th century, and together with La Jolla Playhouse’s then-Artistic Director Des McAnuff, they wrote the Tony Award-winning Tommy. Director Sam Buntrock has been nominated for Tony, Olivier and Drama Desk awards for his innovative work in theatre, film and animation. His edgy style was last seen on our stage when he directed Frankenstein in 2016, and he will reunite with Frankenstein Scenic Designer Jason Sherwood for this musical.


    The after-play discussion will take place at Backstage Coffee after the conclusion of the play.  Tickets are $35 per person.

    Deadline to reserve tickets in February 22, 2018

    There are NO refunds of play tickets. 


    • April 23, 2018
    • 7:00 PM
    • Ben's House
    Register

    This meeting is only open to committee members of the Society Coordinating Committee.

    The Society Coordinating Committee Meeting will take place on Monday, April 23rd at 7:00 PM 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.

    • April 28, 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Courtyard by Marriott Denver Cherry Creek. 1475 S. Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80202
    • 198
    Register

    The Colorado Psychiatric Society, Colorado Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Society, and the Denver Psychoanalytic Society present a half day conference titled "Life and Death, Loss and Grief"

    More information will be posted when available.  Until then, please save the date!



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


    There will be NO refunds after April 20, 2018; any refunds prior to April 20th will be less a $30.00 administration fee.

    Certificates of Attendance will be distributed.  No CME credits are provided.


    • May 04, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Montview Blvd Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia Street, Denver, CO 80220
    • 99
    Register

    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.

    Certificates of attendance only.  No CME credits are provided.

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

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


    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.

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    • May 16, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    NOT A SOCIETY EVENT

    CSCSW Salon Series: "It's Complicated: Lessons Learned Teaching Peace in a Time of War and Conflict", presentation by Melodye Feldman, LCSW

    Summary:

    For 20 years Melodye Feldman worked with young women living in conflicted and war-torn areas around the world. What she soon realized was that the conflict was only a part of multi issues that these young people were dealing with - on top of the ravages of war. Melodye will provide three case studies as she takes us through the process used for her work.

    See CSCSW website for more information or to register:

    http://cscsw.clubexpress.com/content.aspx?page_id=87&club_id=25243&item_id=704642



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

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

    Presenters will address various aspects of our overarching theme,

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

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

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

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


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