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    • September 17, 2021
    • September 19, 2021
    • Virtual

    SAVE THE DATE FOR APsaA's 110TH ANNUAL MEETING!

    The American Psychoanalytic Association is happy to officially announce the 110th Annual Meeting will take virtually from September 17 - 19, 2021

    Add the dates to your calendar now!

    More information will be posted to APsaA's Meeting Website when available.


    • September 28, 2021
    • 7:00 PM
    • Virtual
    • 27
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    It is our pleasure to invite you to our upcoming open house taking place virtually by zoom on Tuesday, September 28 at 7:00 PM MT.

    At the Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis, we understand the importance of your career decisions, and we are here to help you decide if a post-graduate program in psychodynamic psychotherapy or psychoanalysis is something you want to pursue.  We will start the evening by telling you about our programs and then answering questions.

    There may be time to speak with faculty and current candidates or graduates one-on-one.  

    Please register in the event listing and you'll get the email reminders and zoom link.  

    The new classes will start in September 2022, with application deadlines of January 15th (for the analytic program) and March 1st (psychodynamic psychotherapy program). 

    The Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis values in-person learning. While Institute courses, analyses, and supervision are being conducted remotely during the pandemic, we intend for classes to move to in-person once it is safe to do so. 

    Waivers may be needed for those that do not meet the specific qualifications. We encourage you to speak to the chairs listed below, and apply early as the process can take a while.

    • October 08, 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Virtual using Zoom
    • 55
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    The purpose of the film series is to encourage psychoanalytic dialogue with respect to creativity and movies. 

    Description: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is a crime drama film written, co-produced, and directed by Martin McDonagh and starring Frances McDormand as a Missouri woman who rents three roadside billboards to call attention to her daughter's unsolved rape and murder. Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Abbie Cornish, John Hawkes, and Peter Dinklage appear in supporting roles. The film was released in the United States in November 2017. -- Wikipedia

    Discussants: Tom Avery is the Director of the Denver Psychoanalytic Society's Film Series. He is also the Director of the Denver Psychoanalytic Institute's Psychodynamic Therapy ProgramDick Simons is past president of the American Psychoanalytic Association and past director of the Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis. 

    Cost: This film discussion is offered free to the community. No CME credit is available for this event. Donations can be made on our website or during event registration to help keep our programs affordable.

    Film: Please watch the film prior to the discussion. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri can be rented (from $2.99-$3.99) for viewing from many platforms such as: Prime Video, Vudu, iTunesGoogle Play, etc.   

    Registration: Registration is required and closes at 12:00 PM (MDT) on October 7th.

    • October 15, 2021
    • November 19, 2021
    • 6 sessions
    • near I-25 & Speer Blvd.
    • 2
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    Course Details

    Description: We will learn to meditate and short periods of meditation will be integrated into the group analysis of dreams. Each week, one person will volunteer to tell the group a recent dream and we will analyze it together. We will also discuss one chapter of the text each week. By the end of the course, participants will be able to start their own dream groups if they choose.

    Bio: David Nichol, MD has been a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst in private practice since 1994. He participated in five group dream workshops with Jeremy Taylor. As a member of the Denver Psychoanalytic Society since 2007, he has taught medical students, psychiatric residents, and psychoanalytic candidates. He is the author of The One-Minute Meditator.

    Book: Participants will read The Wisdom of your Dreams by Jeremy Taylor, 2009. Please purchase the text (available through Amazon) and read the first chapter before the first class.

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

    Registration Details

    Dates and Times: Classes will be held in-person (near I-25 & Speer Blvd.) on Friday afternoons from 2:00 to 4:00 PM (MDT) for 6 consecutive weeks, starting October 15, 2021, and running through November 19, 2021. The exact address will be emailed to registrants one week prior to the first class. 

    Registration: As this class will be held in a home, we are only accepting fully vaccinated registrants (Please see registration waiver below). Registration is required and limited to 6 participants. A waitlist will be available once the registration limit is reachedThe deadline to register is October 12, 2021. 

    Cost: 

    • DPS Members: $100
    • Non DPS Members: $125

    Cancellation Policy: There will be no refunds of fees for cancellations within 7 days of the first class; any refunds prior to October 8th will be less a $30.00 administration fee. DPS will follow CDC, state, and local guidelines for meeting in-person. If class needs to be cancelled, the fee will be prorated accordingly. If, after registering, you can no longer attend, please notify the DPS office at office@denverpsychoanalytic.org.

    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. By attending each class, 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: Registrants will be seated six feet apart and wear masks. Health and safety recommendations can change quickly, therefore, we will adjust as needed to follow CDCstate, and local guidelines for meeting in-person throughout the entirety of the class.

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

    • October 22, 2021
    • November 05, 2021
    • 3 sessions
    • Virtual using Zoom
    • 5
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    The Denver Psychoanalytic Society's Continuing Education and Diversity Committees are offering a book discussion group.

    Description: This course will center on the book Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. Attendees will discuss the books’ content as it relates to clinical work and larger societal issues that impact both clinician and clients/patients, assist clinicians to competently treat diverse populations and contribute to furthering social justice as respected members of society who see the impact of oppression on a population’s overall health.

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

      1. Summarize the influence over centuries, from one generation to the next of torture and oppression of the African people who were forced to conform to the exploitation and dominance of others.
      2. Apply the knowledge gained to improve clinical practice with diverse clients.
      3. Describe the role institutionalized racism has on individuals and society as it relates to mental health.

      Facilitator Bios: 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 LGBTQ issues. Jennifer is particularly interested in using psychological practice and theory to help increase consciousness, expand global empathy and inclusivity to facilitate a collective healing. 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. In her free time, she enjoys being in the mountains, exploring new places, or chasing her dog around the yard.

      Books & Format: Participants will furnish their own books and be expected to read the assigned sections before each meeting. The format will be discussion by participants in the style of a book group, divided over 3 sessions. The course is limited to a minimum of 4 to a maximum of 10 people.

      Registration Details

      Dates & Times: Discussions will take place from 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (MDT) for three consecutive Fridays on: October 22, 29 & November 5, 2021, using Zoom. The Zoom link will be emailed to registrants 24 hours prior to the start of the first session. Deadline to register is October 15, 2021.

      Cost:  $90 for Society members and $110 for non-Society members. Your spot for the group is not guaranteed until the registration fee is paid in full.

      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.  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 October 15, 2021; any refunds prior to October 15th 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 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 4.5 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 09, 2021
      • 7:15 PM - 9:00 PM
      • Virtual using Zoom.
      • 0
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      We have reached maximum capacity for this event. 
      We encourage those who are interested in attending to join the waitlist to help us determine if there is enough interest to offer the program again at a later date. Thank you!

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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: Therapist self-disclosure has been a hotly debated topic since Freud’s recommendations for analytic neutrality, abstinence and anonymity. As societal and professional norms change, including our current internet culture where privacy issues abound, how does a modern clinician adapt while maintaining a psychodynamic stance? What might clinical decision making look like when learning your client has “googled” you, obtaining information about your personal life? How do we navigate our own visible and invisible identities as they impact the clinical space? How and when might a clinician disclose an invisible identity? We will explore clinical examples and theoretical perspectives about working psychodynamically with these complicated topics.

      Biography: Dr. Nikki Kraslin is a licensed clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst with private practices in both Boulder and Denver. She received her PsyD from DU’s Graduate School of Professional Psychology and has served as an adjunct professor at GSPP, teaching advanced seminars in psychodynamic psychotherapy and multiculturalism. Dr. Kraslin is faculty at the Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis; she teaches topics including: Object Relations, Relational Technique and Relational Theory. She is the owner of a group psychotherapy practice (Denver DBT and Psychotherapy) where she enjoys supervising and mentoring postdocs and psychologists in both DBT and psychodynamic psychotherapy.

      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 event 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 November 8, 2021. 

      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 invite those on the waitlist to join.

      • November 13, 2021
      • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • TBD

      For Candidates Only.

      Saturday, November 13, 2021 case conference with Jonathan Sklar.  This replaces week 9.

      • November 13, 2021
      • 10:00 AM - 1:40 PM
      • Virtual using Zoom
      • 146
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      CONFERENCE DESCRIPTION

      Into the Mind of the Psychoanalyst:
      When the Personal Becomes Professional

      Session I: Theoretical and Clinical Perspectives on Analyst Boredom: Deadness, Aliveness, and the Spaces in Between

      This presentation will explore traditional as well as much more contemporary thinking about the meaning of clinician boredom. Dr. Kuchuck argues that boredom can of course indicate dissociated or otherwise inaccessible patient and/or therapist affect. But there may be something about the normative clinical encounter that engenders these states more often than we care to admit. The deadened analyst’s resultant shame, guilt and other complex feelings will be explored via extensive theory and clinical material.

      Session II: Sex and Love on the Upper East Side: Entrances and Exits in Middle-Age

      Although my patient entered treatment in his later years, he was very much searching for the boy he had not yet been while on his way to becoming a man. It was only recently that he came to accept a truth he had been running from for years. Banished by his parents and society, sexuality had been forced underground for most of his life. His—our—tale is one of loss, painful longing, and ultimately a permanence of a sort that hadn’t been anticipated by either of us.

      CME Objectives:

      1. List one cause of clinician boredom.
      2. Describe one example from their own practice of how an aspect of their own subjectivity either impeded or facilitated the therapeutic action.

      Presenter Biography: Steven Kuchuck, DSW is Senior Consulting Editor (formerly Editor-in-Chief) of the journal Psychoanalytic Perspectives, Co-Editor; Routledge Relational Perspectives Book Series, Immediate Past President of the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (IARPP), faculty, NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis and Board Member, supervisor, faculty, at NIP, and faculty/supervisor at the NIP National Training Program, Stephen Mitchell Relational Study Center and other institutes. Dr. Kuchuck lectures nationally and internationally and his teaching and writing focus primarily on the clinical impact of the therapist’s subjectivity. His most recent book, The Relational Revolution in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, was published by Confer Books in 2021.In 2015 and 2016 he won the Gradiva Award for best psychoanalytic book: Clinical Implications of the Psychoanalyst’s Life Experience: When the Personal Becomes Professional and The Legacy of Sandor Ferenczi: From Ghost to Ancestor (co-edited with Adrienne Harris). His clinical and supervisory practice is in Manhattan.

      REGISTRATION DETAILS

      Registration is required. The Zoom link will be emailed to registrants 24 hours before the event. Registration closes at 10:00 AM (MST) on November 12th.

      Cost:

      • CO Trainees: $40 (Please list your CO training institution at registration)
      • DPS Members: $60
      • Non DPS Members: $75

      Conference Schedule (2.5 CME credits):

       Time (MST)  Description
       10:00 - 10:05 AM  Welcome & Introduction
       10:05 - 11:25 AM  Session 1
       11:25 - 11:35 AM  Break
       11:35 AM - 1:00 PM  Session 2 

      Optional Breakout Group Schedule (.5 CME credits)

       Time (MST)  Description
       1:00 - 1:10 PM  Attendee break & Zoom set up
       1:10 - 1: 40 PM  Breakout Groups

      Breakout Groups: To help conference participants process the topics covered by Dr. Kuchuck, 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 .5 additional CME credits.

      CME Credit: The conference is 2.5 credits, and the optional breakout group is an additional .5 credits. Attendees of both the conference and breakout group can earn a total of 3 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 November 9, 2021. 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 3 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 19, 2021
      • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
      • Virtual using Zoom.
      • 152
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      LECTURE DETAILS

      Description: The presentation will provide a real case example to learn about primitive psychopathology, how to think about such patients, and how to manage them practically. It is geared toward clinicians who work with challenging cases from a psychodynamic or psychoanalytic perspective. Emphases in the presentation with be on psychoanalytic techniques, such as the importance of a secure treatment frame; holding and containment of the patient’s marked anxieties; the uses of countertransference to understand the patient; analysis of transference; careful listening to the subtleties of language to enhance understanding of unconscious processes; and the gentle art of interpretation in a way the patient could hear and then understand himself. Understanding and linking infantile and early childhood experiences informed the conceptualization of how the patient’s conflicts and dynamic structure developed. Examples of these psychoanalytic techniques are embedded in the case history and process notes from several sessions. They will be further elaborated during intermittent breaks for discussion during the presentation.

      CME Objectives: 

      1. Explain the importance of maintaining a secure frame; paying close attention to the countertransference; interpreting the transference and paying close attention to the subtleties of language when treating patients with serious primitive core psychopathology.
      2. Describe how infantile or early childhood experiences can affect psychodynamic structure and how that can lead to symptoms in adulthood such as depression, anxieties, primitive fantasies, acting out, lethargy, decreased motivation and can inhibit fulfilling the person's fuller potential in relationships and professional or work endeavors.

      Biography: Nancy Bakalar is a psychiatrist and practices adult psychoanalysis and psychotherapy in Lone Tree, CO and by video-teleconferencing. Nancy lived in the Washington, DC area for 30 years and trained at The International Institute for Psychoanalytic Training (IIPT) in Chevy Chase, MD, an APsaA certified training program. Nancy is a teaching and supervising analyst at IIPT and is a TA/SA at The Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis. Nancy’s theoretical base is primarily object relations theory. Another significant influence on Nancy’s analytic work is founded on infant observation. She trained in infant observation for four years under Jeanne Magagna who was Esther Bick’s last student and contributed and edited a book with Ms. Magagna entitled Intimate Transformations: Babies with Their Families. Nancy founded the infant Observation Program at The International Psychotherapy Institute (IPI) and was the chair for nine years. She now teaches infant observation privately. Keeping infantile experiences in mind in adult work has proven helpful in treating patients who largely seem untreatable, and whose analyses Freud saw as interminable in his paper on that subject. Nancy has written numerous book chapters and made presentations on the applications of object relations theory to the practice of psycho-analysis and psychotherapy. She also has written and presented on clinical work utilizing telepsychiatry, tele-psychoanalysis, and tele-therapy for individuals, couples and families.

      Nancy served in the United States Navy for 26 years as an active duty psychiatrist. That experience gave Nancy a wealth of experience in evaluating and treating service men and women who suffered pathological and characterological personality structures.

      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

      Registration: This lecture will take place virtually using Zoom. Registration is required. Registration will close on November 17, 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 entire session and complete an 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 & 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.

      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 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 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.

    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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