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    • October 07, 2022
    • October 28, 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • Virtual using Zoom
    • 37
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    Please note the corrected times from what was listed in the August Newsletter. This class will run from 1:30 - 3:00 PM.


    COURSE DETAILS

    Description: This presentation will teach the philosophy and basic principles of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and how DBT can relate to psychoanalytic work. The course will explain what DBT is—the content of the modality itself—as well as demonstrate how its practice can be used in conjunction with—and as a means to enhance—psychoanalytic work. Using DBT—or having a patient participate in DBT concurrent with psychodynamic psychotherapy—can provide a scaffolding of skills that allows for greater distress tolerance in the patient and thus a greater possibility of depth in psychodynamic work. It is applicable to any patient, but can be particularly useful for individuals who experience high levels of emotional dysregulation from trauma as well as individuals with high levels of interpersonal discord. The skills are not a substitute for depth-oriented psychotherapy, but can be used as part of a broader treatment picture to create new possibilities in psychodynamic work that may currently or previously have been unattainable because of difficulties maintaining emotional cohesion.

    CME Objectives: 

    1. List what skills comprise DBT.
    2. Describe how DBT can complement psychodynamic work.

    Instructor: Risa Muchnick, PsyD is a licensed clinical psychologist who works with both adolescents and adults and provides individual, couples, and family treatment. Dr. Muchnick has served as an adjunct professor at the Graduate School of Professional Psychology (GSPP) at the University of Denver and at the Morgridge College of Education (MCE) at the University of Denver. Dr. Muchnick also served as an assistant to the Latinx Psychology Specialty at GSPP during its development in 2015.

    REGISTRATION DETAILS

    Dates & Times: Class will take place from 1:30 - 3:00 PM (MDT) for four Fridays on: October 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2022 using Zoom. The Zoom link will be emailed to registrants 24 hours prior to the start of the first class and 15 minutes prior to each class.

    Cost:  $150 for Society members and $180 for non-Society members. Your spot for the class is not guaranteed until the registration fee is paid in full.

    The course is limited to a minimum of 4 to a maximum of 40 people.  

    Deadline to register is October 3, 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 class 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. For virtual events, CME credit will be equal to the actual time participated.

    Cancellation and Certificate Replacement Policy: There will be no refunds after October 3, 2022; any refunds prior to October 3rd 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 6.0 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)


    • October 14, 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Virtual using Zoom
    • 75
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    The purpose of the film series is to encourage psychoanalytic dialogue with respect to creativity and movies. 


    Description:  While this classic Sci Fi/Horror film from 1979 flirts, at times, with becoming a B level production, it also contains masterful scenes with real punch that keep us on the edges of our seats. The cast includes John Hurt and Sigourney Weaver, in her first major film role. The movie is generally regarded as one of the genre's most frightening, leading to the question, "What is it that frightens us so?" As psychoanalytically informed observers, we can only assume that we are frightened of something within ourselves. Parsing out what we are so afraid of will form the core of our discussion together.

    Discussant:  Eric Braden is a retired psychologist who practiced for 44 years in the Denver area. He now devotes his energies to photography, playing the saxophone, trying to learn Spanish, traveling, skiing, biking, and keeping track of his and his wife, Harriet's' three grandchildren.

    Cost: This film discussion is offered free to the community. No CME credit available. Donations are accepted during registration or on the website to help keep our programs affordable.

    Film: Please watch the film prior to the discussion. Alien is currently on Starz, Hulu, Sling TV, and The Roku Channel for those with a subscription. It can also be rented for viewing from many platforms such as: Prime Video, Vudu, or Google Play, etc.

    Location: This film discussion will take place virtually using Zoom. The Zoom link will be emailed to registrants 24 hours before the discussion. 

    Registration: Registration is required and closes at noon on October 13, 2022.

    • October 21, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Wellshire Presbyterian Church
    • 46
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    LECTURE DETAILS

    Description: This seminar is designed for clinicians and community members working psychoanalytically and looking to improve their understanding and ability to work with diverse patients. The evening will start with a brief presentation focused an identity, "non-normative" identities, and analytic frameworks for understanding them. Participants will then be asked to reflect on a series of prompts exploring their own identities within this context. By facilitating participants to query the impact of their own experiences of suppressing or denying aspects of self that are felt to be unacceptable to the other (whether it be society at large or an internal judge), the seminar will lead participants to be able to work with such issues more openly with patients, specifically patients whose everyday experience is heavily affected by societal bias (racism/sexism/ageism, etc).

    CME Objectives: 

    1. Assess how the pressure to normalize identity harms psychic growth, and to apply this knowledge to patients who identify as marginalized.
    2. Utilize an increased comfort and ability to engage in such topics personally and professionally.
    3. Analyze more effectively the impact of marginalization by self or other on an individual. This knowledge is applicable to patients of all backgrounds, and perhaps especially so to those who are chronically marginalized.

    Biographies: Jennifer Perlman, PsyD
    is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Denver, CO. Jennifer has advanced training in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, specializing in the treatment of complex PTSD and queer issues. 
    Sangeeta Patel, MD is a psychiatrist and recent graduate of the Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis. She completed her medical training and psychiatric residency at the University of Colorado and currently works at the Veteran's Affairs hospital in addition to maintaining a private practice. 
     

    REGISTRATION DETAILS

    Cost: While this event is free and open to the public, there is a fee for those who would like to receive CME credit. Please choose the appropriate level when registering.

    • CME credit for DPS Members: $30
    • CME credit for non DPS Members: $40
    • No CME credit: Free - $0

    Location: This event will take place in the Wellshire Presbyterian Church Chapel located at 2999 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80222. There is plenty of free parking in the church lotsThe lecture will NOT be livestreamed nor recorded. If we cannot meet in person, we may shift to a virtual lecture (using Zoom).

    Registration: Registration is required. The deadline to register is October 18, 2022. This event is limited to 50 participants to allow for group discussion.

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

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

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

    CME Certificates:  In order to receive a CME certificate, the attendee must: pre-register, pay in full, attend the entire session and complete an evaluation within 7 days after the program. An email with a link to the online evaluation will be sent after the program. CME certificates will be sent by email within a month following the event. 

    Cancellation & Certificate Replacement Policy:  There will be no refunds of fees for cancellations within 3 days of the event.  If awarded a CME certificate, please retain for your records. There will be a $3 charge if the Society office has to resend a certificate.

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

    The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s)* to disclose with ineligible companies* whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
    *Financial relationships are relevant if the educational content an individual can control is related to the business lines or products of the ineligible company. (Updated July 2021)

    • November 08, 2022
    • 7:15 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Virtual using Zoom.
    • 27

    Registration will open soon!

    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: This Salon is designed for psychotherapists and analysts interested in the intensive psychodynamic treatment of children and adolescents. Dr. Adler will describe in-depth analytic work with an early-stage adolescent girl whose treatment ended when she was 14 years old. She struggled with reactions to her parents’ divorce during this time as well as her own anxieties around aggression and separation, and conflicts around autonomy and control. Participants will be able to identify adolescent conflicts over the search for emotional independence and apply this expanded insight to more general work with children navigating the often-tumultuous pulls during early adolescence. The detailed clinical work brings the theoretical considerations ‘to life’ and provides more therapeutic tools at this development juncture. Dr. Adler also will reexamine this past clinical work through her current point of view. She presented this program previously as a workshop at the 2022 national Association for Child Psychoanalysis meeting.

    CME Objectives:

    1. Describe two psychodynamic factors central to the constructive expression of aggression during early-stage adolescence.
    2. Describe two ways in which the analysis of defense contributes to greater coping skills at this age.

    Biography: Shoshana Shapiro Adler, PhD, known as “Shana,” enjoys helping her patients overcome obstacles to their creativity, success, and relationships. She is a child and adult analyst and licensed psychologist. She is on the faculty of the Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis and adjunct child faculty at the St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute. She has taught and supervised both nationally and internationally, particularly for psychoanalytic training programs in Chengdu and Yichang, China. In addition to her clinical practice, Shana co-leads a monthly peer supervision group with Anita G. Schmukler, DO for interested Association for Child Psychoanalysis (ACP) members. As coordinator of the Schools Committee of the Denver Psychoanalytic Society (DPS), she consults in the Denver Metro area (see DPS’ School Outreach Service). Integrating two of her long-standing interests, she chairs the American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA) Study Group on Meditation and Psychoanalysis.

    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: 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

    Donations may be made at the time of registration to help offset program costs.

    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 November 5, 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. There will be no refunds after November 5, 2022; any refunds prior to November 5th 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 must resend a certificate.

    CME Disclsoures:

    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 provider ship of American Psychoanalytic Association and (name of nonaccredited provider). 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 20, 2023
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Anschutz Medical Campus
    • 25

    Registration will open soon.


    COURSE DETAILS

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

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

    CME Objectives:

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

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

      REGISTRATION DETAILS

      Date & Time: This class will take place on Friday, January 20, 2023 from 1:30 - 3:00 PM (MT) at the Anschutz Medical Campus. The exact location will be emailed to registrants prior to the start of class. We may shift to a virtual class (using Zoom) if necessary.  

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

      Location: This class will be held on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, CO. The exact address will be emailed to registrants about a week prior the first class. Parking is available in various paid lots around campus at $1/hour. This class will be capped at 30 registrants.  

      Registration: Registration is required. The deadline to register is January 13, 2023. 

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

      COVID-19 Protocols: Please wear a mask. Health and safety recommendations can change quickly, therefore, we will adjust as needed to follow CDC, state, and univeristy guidelines for meeting in-person throughout the entirety of the class.

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

      CME Certificates:  In order to receive a CME certificate, the attendee must: pre-register, pay in full, sign the attendance sheet, attend session in its entirety and complete an evaluation within 7 days after the program. An email with a link to the online evaluation will be sent after the program. CME certificates will be sent by email within a month following the event.

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

      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)

    CME CREDIT GUIDELINES

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

    If CME credit is being offered, the attendee must do the following to receive a certificate: pre-register, pay in full, attend sessions in their entirety, sign the attendance sheet and complete an evaluation within 7 days after the program. A link to the online evaluation will be emailed to each registrant after attendance sheets have been recorded. CME certificates will be sent by email within a month following the event after attendees are cross referenced by registration, payment, sign-in, and completion of the evaluation.

    Cancellation and Certificate Replacement Policy: There will be no refunds of fees for cancellations within 7 days of the event. If awarded a CME certificate, please retain for your records. There will be a $3 charge if the Society office has to resend a certificate.

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

    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)


    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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