Upcoming Events

    • December 11, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Virtual using Zoom
    • 171
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    CONFERENCE DESCRIPTION


    Description: This conference is geared toward practicing psychotherapists and psychoanalysts. Dr. Solms will address the implications of recent neuroscientific findings concerning the brain mechanisms of emotion and memory for the clinical understanding and treatment of psychopathology. The objective is to make it possible for the targeted group to apply this knowledge in their clinical assessments and treatments. 

    CME Objectives:

    1. List the seven basic emotions of the human brain and their expression in psychopathology.
    2. Describe the different memory systems of the human brain, and how they express their workings consciously and unconsciously.
    3. Use their clinical techniques to take account of how the emotional brain works and how the different memory systems of the brain work.

    Presenter Biography: Professor Mark Solms was born in 1961. He was educated at Pretoria Boys’ School and the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He emigrated to England in 1988. There he worked at University College London (Dept of Psychology) and the Royal London Hospital (Dept of Neurosurgery) while he trained at the Institute of Psychoanalysis. He returned to South Africa in 2002, and now holds the Chair of Neuropsychology at the Neuroscience Institute of the University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital. His rating by the National Research Foundation is 'A1' and he is a Member of the Academy of Science of South Africa. He has received numerous prizes and honours, such as the Sigourney Prize, the IPA’s Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award and Honorary Fellowship of the American College of Psychiatrists. He is Training Director of the South African Psychoanalytical Association, Director of the Science Dept of the American Psychoanalytic Association and Research Chair of the International Psychoanalytical Association. He has published 350 articles in both neuroscientific and psychoanalytic journals, and he has authored eight books. The Brain and the Inner World was translated into 13 languages. His collected papers were published recently as The Feeling Brain. His latest book, The Hidden Spring, appeared in early 2021. He is the editor and translator of the forthcoming Revised Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud (24 vols) and Complete Neuroscientific Works of Sigmund Freud (4 vols).

    REGISTRATION DETAILS

    Registration is required. The Zoom link be emailed to registrants 24 hours before the event. Registration will close at noon (MST) on December 9th. 

    Cost:

    • CO Trainees: $40.00 (Please list your CO training institution at registration)
    • DPS Members: $60.00
    • Non DPS Members: $75.00 

    Conference Schedule (2 CME credits): Please log in a few minutes early so we can begin promptly at 9:00 AM (MST)

     Time (MST)  Description
     8:55 - 9:00 AM  Welcome & Introduction
     9:00 - 10:30 AM  Presentation by Dr. Solms
     10:30 - 11:00 AM  Q&A with Dr. Solms

    Optional Breakout Group Schedule (.75 CME credits)

     Time (MST)  Description
     11:00 - 11:10 AM  Attendee break & Zoom set up
     11:10 AM - 12:00 PM  Breakout Groups


    Breakout Groups:
     To help conference participants process the topics covered by Dr. Solms, there will be an option to attend breakout groups with a facilitator after his presentation. The breakout group is optional and must be attended in its entirety to receive the .75 additional CME credits.

    CME Credit: The conference is 2 credits, and the optional breakout group is an additional .75 credits. Attendees of both the conference and breakout group can earn a total of 2.75 credits. Participants must attend the conference to attend the optional breakout session. 

    CME Certificates:  In order to receive a CME certificate, the attendee must: pre-register, pay in full, attend the entire session, and complete an online evaluation within 7 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, attendance, and completion of the evaluation.

    Cancellation and Certificate Replacement: There will be NO refunds after December 8, 2021. Any refunds made before the 11/8/21 will be less a $10 administrative fee. If awarded a CME certificate, please retain for your records.  There will be a $3 charge if the Society office must resend a certificate.

    Confidentiality: During conferences, we will follow rules of confidentiality for clinical case material including disguising identifying information. Please do not discuss any case material outside of this conference. No recording of case material is allowed.

    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 2.75 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 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 11, 2022
    • 7:15 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Virtual using Zoom.
    • 14
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    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.

    Description: As Covid-19 forced psychoanalysts, psychotherapists and many other healthcare practitioners to use online platforms, internet connectivity took on new meaning. While bothersome for both patient and therapist, technology glitches can offer an opportunity to see unconscious relationship dynamics come through in sessions, in a way they might not in the consulting room. While the therapist usually controls the frame through how they arrange their office, internet glitches can come from either the therapist’s or the patient’s side. These glitches can be thought of as either purely technological or as an unconscious enactment, more like a parapraxis. Both kinds of glitches can offer the opportunity to uncover meaning in the relationship. Exploration might help elucidate either the patient’s reaction to the technological glitch or the unconscious meaning behind a parapraxis glitch. Like a ‘Freudian slip’ of the tongue in a typical session, a Freudian glitch can be fertile ground for further examination and connection with patients.

    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. She completed her adult and child psychoanalytic training at the Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis in 2020. In 2021, she was certified to practice child and adult psychoanalysis as a fellow of the American Board of Psychoanalysis. She is a faculty member of
    The Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis, a Clinical Instructor of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado, and a member of the Denver Psychoanalytic Society.

    This program is for: a) Prospective analytic candidates and psychodynamic psychotherapy students   b) Mental health professionals who have a curiosity about or special interest in psychoanalysis or psychodynamic psychotherapy.

    Cost: This event is free. Donations may be made on our website or during registration to help keep our programs affordable. No CME credit available.

    Registration: Registration is required and limited to 25 participants. Once we have 25 registrants, a waitlist will be available for those who are interested in attending. Those on the waitlist will be notified by email if any spots become available. The Zoom link will be emailed to registrants 24 hours before the event. Registration closes January 10, 2022. 

    Format: This salon is an informal gathering that will take place virtually using Zoom and have a limited group size. Please keep your microphone muted while others are speaking.

    Confidentiality: During salons we will follow rules of confidentiality for clinical case material including disguising identifying information. Please do not discuss any case material outside of this salon. No recording of case material is allowed. 

    Cancellation: If, after registering, you can no longer attend, please notify the DPS office at office@denverpsychoanalytic so we can allow those on the wait-list to join.

    • January 14, 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Virtual using Zoom
    • 73
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    The purpose of the film series is to encourage psychoanalytic dialogue with respect to creativity and movies. 

    Description: The Story of the Weeping Camel is a documentary that explores attachment issues between a camel and her offspring in a tribal setting of the Gobi desert in Mongolia. The film beautifully depicts the struggle for this multi-generational tribe and their camels to choose between loving and rejecting.

    The discussion for this film will be geared toward mental health professionals that work therapeutically with individuals and families. The documentary opens a discussion to deepen the understanding of attachment drive and possible problems creating secure connections between mother and child. Empathy, curiosity, and emotional arousal/regulation will be discussed.

    Objectives:

    1. Explain the nature and importance of attachment drive in mammals and its relevance to humans.
    2. Apply attachment principles in evaluating young children and their primary caregiver(s).

    Discussant Biography: Larry Mortazavi, M.D. is a child and adolescent psychiatrist and an advanced candidate in child psychoanalytical training at the Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis. He has been treating young children and their parents/families in diverse settings, including residential treatment programs, outpatient clinics, and private practice. He is President-Elect of the Denver Psychoanalytic Society.

    Film: Please watch the film prior to the discussion. The Story of the Weeping Camel is currently available for free viewing at Archive.org. Since we do not know how long the film will be available to stream from this site, please watch at your earliest convenience. 

    Registration: Registration is required. The Zoom link will be emailed to registrants 24 hours before the event. Registration closes at noon on January 13, 2022.

    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

    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 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 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 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 1.5 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 21, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Virtual using Zoom
    • 147
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    LECTURE DETAILS

    Description: This talk, directed to psychotherapists of different backgrounds, will address, from a psychoanalytic perspective, the multiple conflicts and tensions arising when BIPOC patients identify with whiteness but inevitably fail. These will be called “failed identifications with whiteness”; why they are destined to fail (“a game you cannot win”) will also be talked about in relation to both psychic and social causes. Issues around racial identity formation will be discussed as well as how they intersect with issues related to gender and sexual identity. Clinical vignettes will be offered to exemplify the complex dynamics at play here.

    CME Objectives: 

    1. Explain the notion of a “failed identification with whiteness” in BIPOC patients.
    2. Discuss the psychic and social sources of such failed identifications.
    3. Explain how conflicts around race identity formation in BIPOC patients intersect with issues related to gender and sexual identity.

    Biography:  Carlos Padrón is a licensed psychoanalyst with a background in philosophy and literary studies. He has written and presented on the intersections between philosophy, literature, psychoanalysis, and Latin American thought. He was a faculty member at John Jay College (City University of New York, CUNY), the Contemporary Freudian Society, and the China American Psychoanalytic Alliance. Carlos is currently a faculty member at IPTAR (a component member of the IPA) where he co-teaches a class on clinical aspects of diversity. He is also the co-chair of Iptar's Diversity Committee. He teaches the Seminar on Psychodynamic Theory (Masters in Social Work) at the Silberman School of Social Work in CUNY. Carlos participated in the documentary "Psychoanalysis in El Barrio" a film on working psychoanalytically with underprivileged Latinx patients in the U.S., and has given talks and published on this topic and on clinical issues related to difference: race, culture, gender, class, ethnicity. Lately, he published an essay in the edited volume Psychoanalysis in the Barrios (Routledge, 2019) entitled The Political Potentiality of the Psychoanalytic Process; he wrote an essay titled Eight Inconclusive Notes on the Whiteness of the 'Good White for the special edition of Division Review #22 dedicated to COVID-19 and racism; and was invited with other psychoanalysts around the world to publish a text (Pandemic Diary: 19 Fragments) in a special issue of Psychoanalytic Psychology titled Notes from a Pandemic: A Year of COVID-19. Carlos has worked psychoanalytically in different settings and is currently a clinical associate of the New School Psychotherapy Program where he supervises PhD students in Psychology. He is the the co-founder, with Tracy Sidesinger, of the New York Center for Community Psychoanalysis.

    REGISTRATION DETAILS

    Please note that the event will take place
    from 7:00 - 8:30 PM Mountain Time
    .

    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

    Registration: Registration is required. Registration will close at noon on January 20, 2021. The Zoom link will be emailed to registrants 24 hours before the start of the event.

    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 lecture 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 after attendees are cross referenced by registration, payment, attendance, and completion of the evaluation. For virtual events, CME credit will be equal to the actual time participated.

    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)

    • February 08, 2022
    • February 13, 2022
    • virtual

    NOT A SOCIETY EVENT

    Check out APsaA's website for more details.

    • February 11, 2022
    • February 25, 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • Virtual using Zoom
    • 10

    Registration will open soon for this class!

    COURSE DETAILS

    Description: We will use the writings of Philip Bromberg, Ph.D.* to help us understand and use the relational interplay between analyst/therapist in our work with patients. Dr. Bromberg’s work includes the concept of the normality of “multiplicity of the mind” which refers to the presence of self-states involving various dimensions of self and other experience. Self-state experiences are influenced through earliest relationships whether supportive or traumatic. His work includes significant references to experiences of trauma and shame and significance for self-experience.

    Bromberg looks at the therapeutic relationship including reactions by patients and by analysts/therapists as important avenues towards bringing more cohesion to our patients’ minds.

    During the clinical section of the class, we will look at patient and therapist and experiences to help us understand and develop interventions.

    *Philip Bromberg died a few years ago after having taught and written extensively. His articles are published in various psychoanalytic journals and available on PEPWEB, as well as being compiled in books including: Standing in the Spaces: and the Growth of the Relational Mind, The Shadow of the Tsunami: and the Growth of the Relational Mind, Awakening the Dreamer: Clinical Journeys.

    Objectives: (after this discussion, participants should be able to):

    1. Discuss the influence of normally occurring self-states, including those that are hidden and or segregated through dissociative processes.
    2. Discuss recognition of one’s own self-state experience in tandem with patients to facilitate interventions.

    Instructor Biography: Margy Stewart, Psy.D. is a psychoanalyst/psychologist. She recently retired from working with patients, but continues to teach and consult. She is on the faculty of the Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis and past president of the Denver Psychoanalytic Society. Over the years she has enjoyed teaching a variety of continuing education courses through the Society.

    Format: The class will be held on ZOOM. The beginning of each class will be a review of the assigned articles. The second part of the class will be presentations of case material by participants. Participants will be contacted before the first class to find a volunteer to present material on the first day. That day we will determine who will present material for the other classes.

    REGISTRATION DETAILS

    Dates & Times: Class will take place from 2:30 - 4:30 PM (MST) for three Fridays on:  February 11, 18 & 25, 2022 using Zoom. The Zoom link will be emailed to registrants 24 hours prior to the start of of the first session. 

    Cost:  $100 for Society members and $130 for non-Society members. Your spot for the group is not guaranteed until the registration fee is paid in full.

    The course is limited to a minimum of 3 to a maximum of 10 people.  

    Deadline to register is February 4, 2022.

    Confidentiality: During this discussion 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, attend sessions in their 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 program. CME certificates will be sent by email within a month following the event after attendees are cross referenced by registration, payment, attendance, and completion of the evaluation.  

    Cancellation and Certificate Replacement Policy: There will be no refunds after February 8, 2022; any refunds prior to February 8th will be less a $10.00 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. 

    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 6 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)

    • February 11, 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Virtual using Zoom
    • 74
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    The purpose of the film series is to encourage psychoanalytic dialogue with respect to creativity and movies. 

    Description: Following the economic collapse of a town in rural Nevada, Fern (Frances McDormand) packs her van and explores an unconventional life in the vast landscape of the American West. Along the way, she forms unbreakable bonds with other nomads in this powerfully moving story of hope and resilience from director Chloé Zhao. - Summary found at Vudu.com

    Discussant Biography: Kelly Crim, LPC, NCC is a faculty member and recent analytic graduate of the Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis. She is a member of the Denver Psychoanalytic Society and works as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in private practice in Lakewood, CO.

    Film: Please watch the film prior to the discussion. Nomadland is currently on Hulu (for those with a subscription). It can also be rented (from $2.99-$3.99) for viewing from many platforms such as Prime Video, Google Play, Vudu or YouTube.

    Cost: This event is free and open to the public. No CME credit is available for this event. To help keep our programs affordable, donations may be made on our website or during event registration.

    Registration: Registration is required. The Zoom link will be emailed to registrants 24 hours before the event. Registration closes at noon on February 10, 2022.

    • March 11, 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • March 12, 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • Elizabeth Hotel, Fort Collins
    Register

    DIP Faculty ONLY with DIP Candidates, Students, and PTP Graduates only for Educational Program.

    Tentative Schedule:

    • Friday, March 11, 2022.  12 PM - 1:45 PM  --  Board of Directors Meeting
    • Friday, March 12, 2022.   2:00 PM - 2:45 PM -- Child Meeting  (Faculty Only)
    • Friday, March 11, 2022.   3:00 PM - 5:00 PM -- Curriculum Meeting (Faculty Only)
    • Saturday, March 12, 2022.  9 AM - 12 PM -- Educational Program (Faculty, Candidates, Students and PTP Grads)
    • Saturday, March 12, 2022.  12:30 - 5:00 PM -- Faculty Meeting with Lunch (Faculty Only)
    • Saturday, March 12, 2022.   7:00 PM - 10:00 PM -- Dinner at Sonny Lubick
    • Sunday - no meetings

    Tentative Fees:

    • $30 Saturday day  
    • $100 Saturday night (dinner)
    • Invoices will be sent via Quickbooks Online and NOT payable through this event link.

    Sleeping Rooms:

    • Book Directly with hotel.  $199/night plus taxes and fees.  Booking Link.
    • Current room block is for 15 rooms/night....book now or share your intent with Denise to stay so we can try to add extra rooms.

For CME events that are not associated with the Denver Psychoanalytic Society, please visit the Non-DPS CME Offerings Forum page.

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