A Case Conference with Dr. Dominique Scarfone for the Candidates of the Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis will be held from 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM. [CANDIDATES ONLY]
A Faculty discussion with Dr. Dominique Scarfone for the Faculty of the Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis will be held from 2 PM - 4 PM. [FACULTY ONLY]
RSVP by September 24th.
This event is free of charge but we welcome donations at the event or on our website.
Participants will be exploring current mental health practices aligning with optimal health for our transgender clients. After initial teachings on gender, gender development, and transgender identity and expression, attendees will participate in a gender experiential group discussion as part of the learning.
A sensitive and soulful man earns a living by writing personal letters for other people. Left heartbroken after his marriage ends, Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix) becomes fascinated with a new operating system which reportedly develops into an intuitive and unique entity in its own right. He starts the program and meets "Samantha" (Scarlett Johansson), whose bright voice reveals a sensitive, playful personality. Though "friends" initially, the relationship soon deepens into love. - Written by Anonymous on Google
Cost: Free of charge, donations are welcomed.
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NOT A SOCIETY EVENT
CSCSW Salon Series: "I Learned It By Watching You! - Young Adults & Substance Use Disorders", presentation by Adam Nowicki, MSW, LSW, LAC
The presenter will examine common substance use disorders young adults struggle with and various treatment methods. A case example will be utilized to the highlight the concepts.
See CSCSW website for more information or to register: https://www.coclinicalsocialwork.org/content.aspx?page_id=4002&club_id=25243&item_id=850070
The International Journal of Psychoanalysis is celebrating 100 years!
A two-day retreat taking place in Rye, NY on October 19-20, 2018. Attendance is limited, so early registration is required.
Register here: http://www.theijp.org/centenary/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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Taught by Michael Levin, M.D.
Spirituality means many different things to different people. For some, it means a search for release from all earthly problems. For others, it may be a longing for the oceanic feeling of the womb. And for others, it can mean religion, or meditation, or mindfulness, or a way of life. Without discounting any of these notions, this talk will focus on the psychology of spirituality. The spiritual experience is one basic to being human. Evidence for a prominent role of spirituality in human psychology exists dating back to earliest homo sapiens. Dr. Levin returns this year with a discussion of the role of spirituality in the process of recovering from addiction. Interest in this talk arose out of hearing that 12-step dogma suggests that of all the steps, only the first must be completed to 100%. The first three steps are about giving up control to a higher power. Empirically, this bit of dogma seems true. Making things even more interesting, it is also these steps that clients have the most difficulty with. But this is not a talk about AA. This is a talk about the psychology of spirituality; what it is, and what role it can play in the lives of our clients. On a more practical note, this is a talk on how to think about and how to talk to our clients about this basic feature of being human. This seminar will also address questions such as:
As usual, Dr. Levin will use ideas from Buddhism, Neuroscience, Engineering and Psychoanalysis to tackle these questions. By request, he will not spend much time reviewing information from past seminars. But, most of all, he hopes this topic will lead to lively discussion about this aspect of a fascinating disease and how to deal with it in our practices.
Michael Levin, M.D. brings to this talk his 28 years of experience dealing with patients suffering from addiction, 7 years of psychoanalytic training, 5 years practice as an internist, 4 years work in R&D as an engineer, and 2 years experience in basic neuroscience research.
Fees: Students - $65.00; Society Members - $75.00; Non-Society Members - $85.00
Deadline to register is October 8, 2018
There will be NO refunds after October 8th, any refunds prior to October 8th will be less a $25.00 administration fee.
Certificates of Attendance will be distributed upon completion of the course. No CME credits are provided.
Featuring Karen Rosica, Psy.D.
Course Description: We are in the middle of a constrained renaissance. Until the recent articles in the NY Times and the new book by Michael Pollan, the research taking place on entheogens (chemical substances ingested to produce a nonordinary (non-dual) state of consciousness for spiritual purposes) was quiet and small. Today it has quadrupled in size and some believe, soon, these medicines will, again, be legal.
The primary focus of this presentation will be MDMA assisted psychotherapy for PTSD but the topic is impossible to discuss in isolation. We will look at the historical context for this research, the main characters, as well as outcomes and future planning. Most importantly, we will discuss its relationship to how this work relates to our work.
Karen Rosica, MSW, Psy.D. is a psychologist/psychoanalyst in private practice in Denver. She is a published author who writes about the therapeutic relationship, is on the faculty of the Denver Psychoanalytic Institute, an adjunct professor at the University of Denver- School of Professional Psychology and an Associate Editor of Psychoanalytic Dialogues: The international Journal of Relational Perspectives.
Certificates of attendance only. No CME credits are provided.
NOT a Society or Institute program.
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WESTERN REGIONAL CHILD ANALYTIC MEETING
NOVEMBER 3 AND NOVEMBER 4, 2018
The Edith Buxbaum Foundation is pleased to announce the following information regarding the Western Regional Child Psychoanalytic Meeting to be held in Seattle on Saturday, November 3rd and Sunday, November 4th, 2018.
Both the Saturday, November 3rd meeting and the Sunday, November 4th meeting will be held at the Silver Cloud Inn- Lake Union- 1150 Fairview Avenue North, Seattle, WA. 98190.
Telephone 206 447-9500; Fax 206 812-4898.
Guest Room Rates are as follows:
There will be an outing to Seattle's acclaimed Museum of History and Industry following the Saturday afternoon program.
Dinner will be on Saturday, November 3rd at 6:00 PM at Daniel's Broiler- 809 Fairview Place N.
Both the Museum and Daniel's Broiler are within easy walking distance from the Silver Cloud.
Program details and registration for the meeting will be available in early September. If you know of anyone who would like to present a case, please have them contact Catherine Henderson at email@example.com.
May I ask each of you as Child Faculty Chairs for your respective institutes to share the above information with all of your "child people" and with any "adult people" who may be interested ln what promises to be a very exciting and stimulating program.
For additional information and/or for questions, please contact Catherine Henderson at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 206 979-7781.
Looking forward to seeing all of you in Seattle!
Temple Grandin, Professor of Animal Sciences at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame in 2017. This courageous Biopic from HBO is the story of her life, starring Claire Danes as Temple Grandin, supported by Julia Ormond as her mother, Catherine O’Hara as her aunt, and David Strathairn as her science teacher. Autism viewed as a condition of existence and not simply as a mental disorder. — Written by Richard Simons and Rebecca Hea
The Tale follows a woman who investigates her own childhood memories to reexamine her first sexual experience. Jennifer Fox serves as writer and director, and the film is based on her own true story. Isabelle Nélisse, Elizabeth Debicki, Jason Ritter, Frances Conroy, John Heard, Common and Ellen Burstyn also star. — Written by Ariana Brockington for Variety
Cost: Free of charge
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CSCSW Salon: “Humor and the Therapist” with Michael Lopez-Jensen, LCSW
I mentioned to a client that I couldn't meet him at a particular time because I would be teaching. “What are you teaching?” he quipped. “A class about Humor and the Therapist?” “No,” I answered. “But that’s an excellent idea.” This client is a twenty-something I’ve seen on and off for about ten years. He battles addiction, manages Bipolar Disorder, and is launching from a complicated family system. During one stretch of treatment, his depression was so thick that he couldn’t speak in session. In those weeks we would play chess for fifty minutes. I don’t know how to play chess, so my client won every game. When we first met I was subletting an office at a suite with a rather flaky name like “Magic Downtown Denver Special Healing Space.” My client found this slightly ridiculous, so he would close every session with a smirk and deadpan “Thanks for the healing.” That’s still how we end sessions. Playfulness and levity are essential parts of my bond with this client. I’m interested in a salon reflecting with other social workers about the use of humor. It’s good for rapport because we have a chance to connect with clients in a deeply authentic way. It’s good for insight and growth because when we are creative we can help people overcome barriers and gain perspective. It’s good for our profession because it keeps us refreshed and awake as we face our own obstacles of discouragement or exhaustion. Also, there should be snacks.
See CSCSW website for more information or to register: https://www.coclinicalsocialwork.org/content.aspx?page_id=4002&club_id=25243&item_id=852841
“A play about the tremendous, enduring component of love in our lives.” – Playwright Donnetta Lavinia Grays
When Monique and her 10-year-old daughter Samantha show up unexpectedly on her sister’s Brooklyn doorstep, it shakes up Rachel and her partner Nadima’s orderly New York lifestyle. Monique is on the run from deep trouble and brings their family’s Southern roots with her, grabbing hold of Rachel’s life more ferociously than she could have ever imagined. Poetic, powerful and remarkably funny, this 2017 Colorado New Play Summit featured play explores the struggle between the responsibilities that are expected of us and the choices we actually end up making.
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In this dark, intense, and emotional film, a depressed middle-aged man travels the Iranian countryside searching for someone to bury him after he commits suicide. Eventually, he encounters a Turkish taxidermist who tries to get him to see life's beauty.
—Summary found on Rotten Tomatoes
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Cost: Free of charge, donations are welcomed.
Institute Retreat - Faculty Meeting.
This event is only open to Institute Faculty
A registration form will be available summer 2018
Institute Retreat - curriculum meeting.
This program is open to all Institute Faculty, Candidates, Students and graduates.
There is a $15 fee.
More information will be posted when available.
A registration form will be available Summer 2018
Oscar Wilde has been called the first martyr of the gay movement. This film, with its double entendre title, depicts the events and court actions which led to the conviction and imprisonment of Wilde in 1895 on charges of “gross indecency”. It also depicts Wilde’s part in his demise. The intensity of the dark prejudice and murderous hatred for homosexual men illustrated in this story seem nearly unbelievable, yet still exist in certain parts of our world. The film does not spare us the horror of the destruction of Wilde’s life, yet manages to include many quotes of Oscar Wilde’s famous extravagant wit. There are excellent performances by Peter Finch as Wilde, Lionel Jeffries as the Marquis of Queensbury, and James Mason as Queensbury’s attorney.
- Written by Fred Mimmack, MD
Cost: Free of charge, donations are welcomed.
Course Description: I will contend that free-association, far from being outdated, is a most central feature of the method of psychoanalysis as it operates an essential reopening of the process of translation/repression. I will show that free-association sinks its roots in a model of the mind highly congruent with modern neuroscience. Through the notion of surprise, logical and practical connections can be established between free-association, seduction, trauma and transference. A well-conceived concept of free-association is therefore an indispensable tool for the practice of psychoanalysis.
Dominique Scarfone, M.D. is a training and supervising psychoanalyst in the Canadian Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. He was, until recently, a full professor in the Department of Psychology at the Université de Montréal, where he is now honorary professor. He's a former associate editor of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis, and has published extensively in numerous national and international journals. He gives lectures and seminars in many countries. He has published a number of books, some of which were translated into various languages. His most recent books in English are Jean Laplanche: An Introduction, and The Unpast: The Actual Unconscious, both published in 2015 in New York, by UIT -The Unconscious in Translation. He will be one of the keynote speakers in the forthcoming Congress of the International Psychoanalytic Association, London (UK), 2019.
CSCSW Salon: "Animal Assisted Therapy for Social Workers", with MacKenzie McGuire, LCSW, AASW
Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) and the Human-Animal Connection is a deep and innovate way to engage and work with clients. In this salon presentation, participants will explore creativity in animal assisted interventions, and how social workers can use the human-animal connection to tap into humans’ innate biophilia (the human tendency to seek connections with nature and other forms of life, including animals). Ethical considerations when practicing AAT will also be discussed. MacKenzie will present case studies, as well as use experiential didactic methods with one of her therapy dogs, who will be present.
See CSCSW website for more information or to register: https://www.coclinicalsocialwork.org/content.aspx?page_id=4002&club_id=25243&item_id=851678
In this presentation, I will address the largely unrepresented state of ethics in psychoanalysis. We tend to do an end run around the subject of ethics in our field and take for granted that we all agree on what constitutes ethical behavior without inquiring further. I will argue that because psychoanalysis as a discipline is based on what is not known, we must first take into account the unknown in each analyst's inevitably personal (unconscious) participation, including his/her motivation to become an analyst in the first place. I will mention the concept of (typically sexual) ethical "boundary violations", and our tendency to conflate psychoanalytic discourse with forensic discourse at these times, resulting in a kind of confusion of tongues within the field itself.
Jane Kite trained as an analyst in San Francisco and is currently a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Boston Psychoanalytic Institute and Society. Dr. Kite has been on the editorial boards of the IJP, JAPA, and the Psychoanalytic Quarterly, and is currently an associate editor of JAPA. Her abiding interests in psychoanalysis are centered in Character and Ethics, with special attention to the inevitable disjunction between theory and practice.
A Case Conference with Dr. Jane Kite for the Candidates of the Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis will be held from 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM.
Milos Forman's film adaptation of the popular, controversial Broadway musical Hair has dated somewhat, yet it remains an effective evocation of the hippie movement of the late '60s. The story centers on a reserved Midwesterner (John Savage) who joins a pack of hippies in Central Park on his way to joining the Army. Primarily, the film stands on the success of its musical numbers, which were choreographed by Twyla Tharp and sung by vocalists like Ellen Foley, Ronnie Dyson, Nell Carter and Melba Moore.
— Written by Anonymous of Rotten Tomatoes
Featuring Nancy McWilliams, Ph.D.
This workshop will consider ways in which narcissistic concerns may infuse personality. It will touch on both the more arrogant presentations of narcissistic personality disorder (e.g., as described in the DSM) and the extensive literature on converse versions of narcissistic preoccupation (“covert,” “depressed-depleted,” “hypervigilant,” or “closet” narcissism, as depicted in thePsychodynamic Diagnostic Manual). Dr. McWilliams will discuss the range of narcissism from healthy to seriously disturbed presentations (Kernberg’s “malignant narcissism”), putting emphasis on the dangers that malignant narcissism poses to personal relationships, family connections, workplace and institutional functioning, and political processes. Clinical implications of pathological narcissistic presentations will be explored.
The morning will be devoted to Dr. McWilliams' foundation for understanding narcissism. The afternoon will feature relevant case presentations by Dana Charatan, Psy.D. and Kelly Crim, LPC which will be discussed by Dr. McWilliams.
Nancy McWilliams, Ph.D. teaches at Rutgers University's Graduate School of Applied & Professional Psychology and has a private practice in Lambertville, NJ. She is author of Psychoanalytic Diagnosis (1994; rev. ed. 2011), Psychoanalytic Case Formulation (1999), and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (2004), all with Guilford Press. She has edited, coauthored, or contributed to several other books, and is Associate Editor of the Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual (2006; 2nd ed. 2017). A former president of the Division of Psychoanalysis (39) of the American Psychological Association, she is on the editorial board of Psychoanalytic Psychology. Dr. McWilliams is a graduate of the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis and is also affiliated with the Center for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis of New Jersey. Awards Dr. McWilliams has received include Gradiva prize (1999), the Goethe Scholarship Award (2012), the Rosalee Weiss award for contributions to practice (2004), the Laughlin distinguished teacher award (2007), the Hans Strupp Award for teaching, practice and writing (2014), and the Division 39 of the American Psychological Association (APA) awards for both Leadership (2005) and Scholarship (2012).
**THIS IS NOT A SOCIETY OR INSTITUTE EVENT**
ACP 2019 Annual Meeting
May 3-5, 2019Marriott Miami Biscayne Bay Hotel
For more information, visit their website: http://www.childanalysis.org/
Call for Proposals – 2019
Association for Child Psychoanalysis Annual Meeting
May 3-5, 2019
The Association for Child Psychoanalysis (ACP) Program Committee invites papers that describe in-depth analytic work with children and adolescents. Proposals should be between three and five double-spaced pages in length and should include one or two detailed examples of the analytic process, in addition to a brief dynamic case formulation.
At this time, a theme has not been selected for the conference. We have found that areas of focus suggest themselves from common threads evident in the proposals received by the Committee.
The review by the Committee is a blind, i.e., anonymous, process. For this reason, please be sure that your proposal does not include any information that would identify you, including your city or state. Please attach a signed cover letter that lets us know whether or not the paper has been or will be presented in any other venues, i.e., presentations or publications, and specifies those venues. In this cover letter, please indicate the frequency, i.e., number of sessions per week, and any changes in frequency that occurred during the course of the treatment. The cover letter will be seen by only the two of us and Ms. Janet Blomquist, the ACP Administrator. Proposals should be sent to Ms. Janet Blomquist at email@example.com
If you have questions, please contact Andrea Weiss, PhD at firstname.lastname@example.org or (310) 247-9677, or Karen Weise, PhD at email@example.com or (202) 237-6161
We hope you will consider sharing your clinical experiences with child psychoanalytic colleagues, as every contribution benefits us all. We are available to think with you or to serve as sounding boards as you develop your proposals.
Karen Weise, PhD
Andrea Weiss, PhD
ACP Program Committee Co-Chairs
There are two men named Jeffrey Lebowski. One is a lazy, pot smoking, White Russian drinking, hippie who goes by "The Dude". The other is a self-made, handicapped, multimillionaire war veteran who lives in a huge mansion with a full time assistant. Their paths cross when the millionaire's trophy wife owes money to a known pornographer. The thugs hired by this man confront The Dude because he has the same name. The Dude, wanting payback for his now destroyed rug, seeks out the millionaire Lebowski. What follows takes the Dude and his bowling buddies, Walter and Donnie, on a weird tale of intrigue, kidnapping, pornography, nihilists, White Russians, and more White Russians.
— Written by halo1k on IMDB
CSCSW Salon: “Retiring From Clinical Social Work” with Jana Edwards, LCSW, BCD and Ron Langer, LCSW, BCD
Both Jana and Ron retired from clinical practices recently. Both were faced with how this would affect our patients and ourselves. More specifically, each dealt with such issues as:
Ron and Jana will share their reflections with members of the society.
See CSCSW website for more information or to register: https://www.coclinicalsocialwork.org/content.aspx?page_id=4002&club_id=25243&item_id=852778
APsaA's 108th Annual Meeting will take place at the Intercontinental Hotel in San Diego from Friday, June 21 to Sunday, June 23, 2019. Administrative meetings will begin on Monday, June 17th.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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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