Feb
21
Tue
2017
Off the Couch Film Screening: I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO @ Coolidge Corner Theater
Feb 21 @ 7:15 pm – 9:45 pm

 

OFF THE COUCH PRESENTS: I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO

Hosted by: Michele Baker, MD

In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, Remember This House. The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends — Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. At the time of Baldwin’s death in 1987, he left behind only thirty completed pages of his manuscript

Now, in his incendiary new documentary, master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words and flood of rich archival material. I Am Not Your Negro is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. It is a film that questions black representation in Hollywood and beyond. And, ultimately, by confronting the deeper connections between the lives and assassination of these three leaders, Baldwin and Peck have produced a work that challenges the very definition of what America stands for.

Join us for this monthly screening of current films hosted by prominent members of the Boston Psychoanalytic Society, followed by lively discussions. Come and interact with cinema and learn more about the psychological aspects that motivate plot, character, and even the directors of today’s films.

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In conjunction with the release of I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO a panel discussion was held at The Coolidge Corner Theatre on Sunday, February 5, 2017.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW (31:48)

Panelists

Renee Graham – associate editor and columnist, The Boston Globe

David Leeming – James Baldwin’s official biographer and personal secretary

D. Quentin Miller– Baldwin Scholar; English Department Chair, Suffolk University

Kim McLarin (moderator) – writer; professor, Emerson College; frequent contributor to WGBH’s Emmy Award Winning program, Basic Black

WRD Fairbairn @ BPSI
Feb 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

 

 

 

WRD Fairbairn

 

Jason Jones, MD

Psychotherapist Member, Graduate of the Advanced Training Program in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (ATP), and Trustee, BPSI. Private practice in Belmont.

 

Registration is Required – Click here to Register

 

8 Sessions: Tuesdays, January 31; February 7, 14, 21, 28; March 7, 14, 21, 2017

Time: 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Location: BPSI, 141 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459

Fee: Early Bird: $175 • Regular: $225 (after January 14, 2016)

The fee is waived for BPSI Members, Trainees, and Associates. Scholarships are available upon request.

 

A battered woman returns to her physcially abusive husband for the fourth time. A man ragefully quites and walks off his job after feeling taken advantage of by an underappreciative box, and all of the man’s jobs end this way. If people are logical, pleasure seeking creatures who learn from their mistakes, then how do we explain their repetivite, contradictory and often self destructive choices? Freud wrestled with this problem and collided with the limits of his drive theory and the “pleasure principle”. About 20 years later, the Scottish psychoanalyst WRD Fairbairn offered an explanation and an alternative structural model of the mind, one that formed the basis of Object Relations Theory, and one that remains enormously useful today.

 

Registration is Required – Click here to Register

 

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the limits of the pleasure principle in understanding patients’ behavior.
  2. Describe what Fairbairn means by the “schizoid condition”.
  3. Describe Fairbairn’s idea of “infantile dependence”.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of Fairbairn’s “moral defense”.
  5. Describe the basis of Fairbairn’s structural model of the mind.
  6. Explain Fairbairn’s theory of how therapy works when it is useful.
  7. Identify Fairbairn’s use of his theories in his treatment of H. Guntrip.
  8. Apply Fairbairn’s theory to an analysis of Gordon-Levitt’s “Don Jon”.

Schedule

7:30 pm – 8:30 pm: Lecture, 8:30 pm – 9:00 pm: Group Discussion

This program will be of interest to non-practitioners and practitioners at all levels of training. Continuing Education credits are offered for psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers.

 

Registration is Required – Click here to Register

 

Continuing Education

Physicians: 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 the American Psychoanalytic Association and the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. 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 12 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 of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Psychologists: The Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This program fulfills the requirements for 12 hours of CE.

Please note: Per APA requirements, psychologists must attend 100% of a course in order to be eligible for continuing education credit.

Social Workers: Please contact the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute’s Administrative Office at 617/266-0953 or office@bpsi.org for more information.

Please note: Per NASW requirements, social workers must attend 80% of a course in order to be eligible for continuing education credit.

Grievance Policy

Please address any questions or concerns about your experience at this or any program or event you have attended at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute to the Program Chair, via the Senior Administrator/ Director of Continuing Education, BPSI, 141 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459; office@bpsi.org; 617.266.0953.

Cancellation Policies & Procedures

Any program participant requesting their individual program registration be canceled, must submit their request in writing via email to Drew Brydon at dbrydon@bpsi.org. For fee-based events, a request for cancellation (and refund using the original form of payment) must be received no later than 48 hours in advance of the event. Requests received later than 48 hours prior to the event will not be processed or accepted.

All approved refunds are subject to a $10.00 administrative fee.

If BPSI cancels an event, all registrants will receive a full refund of fees paid (no administration charge) no later than two business days following the scheduled date of the event, using the original form of payment.

The Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, Inc., 141 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459, does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, age, sexual orientation, national origin or handicap in the admissions, administration of its educational programs, scholarship and loan programs or employment.

Feb
22
Wed
2017
Psychoanalytic Field Theory, Part II: Technique @ BPSI
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

 

 

 

Psychoanalytic Field Theory, Part II: Theory

 

Jack Foehl, PhD

Psychoanalyst Member, Training and Supervising Analyst, and Faculty of the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and Explorations in Mind programs, BPSI. Private practice in Newton.

Chris Lovett, PhD

Advanced Candidate, and Faculty of the Explorations in Mind program, BPSI. Private practice in Newton Centre.

 

Registration is Required — Click here to Register

 

6 Sessions: Wednesdays, February 1, 8, 15, 22; March 1, 8, 2017

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: BPSI, 141 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459

Fee: Early Bird: $175 • Regular: $225 (after January 14, 2016)

The fee is waived for BPSI Members, Trainees, and Associates. Scholarships are available upon request.

 

This course represents a continuation of the Field Theory, Part I course that concentrated more on the theory of the analytic field. In Part II the focus will be more on innovative ways of conceptualizing and practicing psychoanalytic technique that have emerged from the field theory literature. These include the greater emphasis on “unsaturated” versus “saturated” interpretation in the analyst’s method, as described by the Italian field theorists, as well as the observation, understanding and inclusion into the analytic therapist’s repertoire clinical phenomena such as “bastions”, “characters in the field”, “dreaming the session”, and the various manifestations of the “analytic third”.

 

Registration is Required — Click here to Register

 

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Analyze and critique aspects of psychoanalytic technique that have emerged from the South American and Italian analytic field theorists.
  2. Discuss the differences in the use of ‘saturated’ vs. ‘unsaturated’ interpretations and their relation to more traditional ways of defining and employing interpretation in psychoanalytic technique.
  3. Compare the various uses of the “Oneiric Paradigm” in relation to the psychoanalytic session.
  4. Demonstrate methods of listening to and understanding analytic process in terms of Ogden’s concept of “talking as dreaming”.
  5. Describe the evolution of analytic concepts of interpretation as they evolved from Freud, Klein and Bion into their current forms of technique as described by the Barrangers, Ferro and Ogden.
  6. Assess the similarities and differences between Joseph’s “total transference” and the concept of the field in terms of its implications for clinical technique.

 

Schedule

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Lecture, 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm: Group Discussion

This course is only for licensed mental health clinicians and trainees on the path to licensure. Continuing Education credits are offered for psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers.

 

Registration is Required — Click here to Register

 

 

Continuing Education

Physicians: 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 the American Psychoanalytic Association and the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. 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 9 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 of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Psychologists: The Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This program fulfills the requirements for 9 hours of CE.

Please note: Per APA requirements, psychologists must attend 100% of a course in order to be eligible for continuing education credit.

Social Workers: Please contact the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute’s Administrative Office at 617/266-0953 or office@bpsi.org for more information.

Please note: Per NASW requirements, social workers must attend 80% of a course in order to be eligible for continuing education credit.

Grievance Policy

Please address any questions or concerns about your experience at this or any program or event you have attended at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute to the Program Chair, via the Senior Administrator/ Director of Continuing Education, BPSI, 141 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459; office@bpsi.org; 617.266.0953.

Cancellation Policies & Procedures

Any program participant requesting their individual program registration be canceled, must submit their request in writing via email to Drew Brydon at dbrydon@bpsi.org. For fee-based events, a request for cancellation (and refund using the original form of payment) must be received no later than 48 hours in advance of the event. Requests received later than 48 hours prior to the event will not be processed or accepted.

All approved refunds are subject to a $10.00 administrative fee.

If BPSI cancels an event, all registrants will receive a full refund of fees paid (no administration charge) no later than two business days following the scheduled date of the event, using the original form of payment.

The Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, Inc., 141 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459, does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, age, sexual orientation, national origin or handicap in the admissions, administration of its educational programs, scholarship and loan programs or employment.

Feb
28
Tue
2017
Admitting You’re White: Race Discussion for White People @ BPSI
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

 

 

 

Admitting You’re White: Race Discussion for White People

 

Cecilia Mikalac, MD

Psychotherapist Member, Graduate of the Advanced Training Program in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Faculty of the Explorations in Mind program, BPSI. Private practice in Worcester.

 

Registration is required — Click here to Register

 

6 Sessions: Tuesdays, February 28; March 7, 14, 21, 28; April 4, 2017

 Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

 Location: BPSI, 141 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459

 Fee: Early Bird: $50 • Regular: $100 (after February 11, 2017)

The fee is waived for BPSI Members, Trainees, and Associates. Scholarships are available upon request.

 

White people often feel uncomfortable discussing race issues across racial lines. The purpose of this course is to teach participants ways of understanding whiteness as a first step toward exploration of racial issues in mixed race dyads or groups. Participants will learn about the development of racial identity, the concept of white privilege, the geography of white space and how to manage their ‘whiteness’ when race comes up in discussions.

 

Registration is required — Click here to Register

 

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Define the concept of white privilege and explain its impact on whites and people of color.
  2. Practice admitting whiteness in cross racial discussions.
  3. List the stages of development of racial identity.
  4. Compare the development of racial-identity of whites to that of nonwhites.
  5. Explain racial developmental theory as it applies to her/his own racial identity.
  6. Apply racial development theory and the concept of white privilege as discussed in this course to current racial issues and/or a case study presented in class.

 

Schedule

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Lecture/Presentation, 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm: Group Discussion

This program will be of interest to non-practitioners and practitioners at all levels of training. Continuing Education credits are offered for psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers.

 

Registration is required — Click here to Register

 

Continuing Education

Physicians: 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 the American Psychoanalytic Association and the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. 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 9 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 of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Psychologists: The Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This program fulfills the requirements for 9 hours of CE.

Please note: Per APA requirements, psychologists must attend 100% of a course in order to be eligible for continuing education credit.

Social Workers: Please contact the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute’s Administrative Office at 617/266-0953 or office@bpsi.org for more information.

Please note: Per NASW requirements, social workers must attend 80% of a course in order to be eligible for continuing education credit.

Grievance Policy

Please address any questions or concerns about your experience at this or any program or event you have attended at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute to the Program Chair, via the Senior Administrator/ Director of Continuing Education, BPSI, 141 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459; office@bpsi.org; 617.266.0953.

Cancellation Policies & Procedures

Any program participant requesting their individual program registration be canceled, must submit their request in writing via email to Drew Brydon at dbrydon@bpsi.org. For fee-based events, a request for cancellation (and refund using the original form of payment) must be received no later than 48 hours in advance of the event. Requests received later than 48 hours prior to the event will not be processed or accepted.

All approved refunds are subject to a $10.00 administrative fee.

If BPSI cancels an event, all registrants will receive a full refund of fees paid (no administration charge) no later than two business days following the scheduled date of the event, using the original form of payment.

The Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, Inc., 141 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459, does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, age, sexual orientation, national origin or handicap in the admissions, administration of its educational programs, scholarship and loan programs or employment.

BPSI Training Open House 2017 @ BPSI
Feb 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
BPSI Training Open House 2017 @ BPSI

 

 

 

BPSI Training Open House

Join us to learn about BPSI training and our vibrant learning and professional community.

 

 

Registration is Encouraged — Click here to Register

 

When: Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Time: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Location: BPSI, 141 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459

Fee: No Fee

 

Join us to meet and talk with students and faculty who share your clinical interests. There will be information about all of our psychotherapy and psychoanalytic training programs available, including scholarship assistance, and plenty of time for your questions.

Come and experience our active community, tour our building and Library and learn about our clinical training for all levels of experience.

Learn more about:

  • Adult Psychoanalytic Training
  • Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Training
  • One-Year Fellowship in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
    • Adult and Child Track options
  • Advanced Training Program in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

 

This session is open to all licensed mental health clinicians and trainees interested in psychoanalytic training. 

 

Registration is Encouraged — Click here to Register

 

 

 

 

Cancellation Policies & Procedures

Any program participant requesting their individual program registration be canceled, must submit their request in writing via email to Drew Brydon at dbrydon@bpsi.org. For fee-based events, a request for cancellation (and refund using the original form of payment) must be received no later than 48 hours in advance of the event. Requests received later than 48 hours prior to the event will not be processed or accepted.

All approved refunds are subject to a $10.00 administrative fee.

If BPSI cancels an event, all registrants will receive a full refund of fees paid (no administration charge) no later than two business days following the scheduled date of the event, using the original form of payment.

Grievance Policy

Please address any questions or concerns about your experience at this or any program or event you have attended at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute to the Program Chair, via the Senior Administrator/ Director of Continuing Education, BPSI, 141 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459; office@bpsi.org; 617.266.0953.

The Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, Inc., 141 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459, does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, age, sexual orientation, national origin or handicap in the admissions, administration of its educational programs, scholarship and loan programs or employment.

WRD Fairbairn @ BPSI
Feb 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

 

 

 

WRD Fairbairn

 

Jason Jones, MD

Psychotherapist Member, Graduate of the Advanced Training Program in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (ATP), and Trustee, BPSI. Private practice in Belmont.

 

Registration is Required – Click here to Register

 

8 Sessions: Tuesdays, January 31; February 7, 14, 21, 28; March 7, 14, 21, 2017

Time: 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Location: BPSI, 141 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459

Fee: Early Bird: $175 • Regular: $225 (after January 14, 2016)

The fee is waived for BPSI Members, Trainees, and Associates. Scholarships are available upon request.

 

A battered woman returns to her physcially abusive husband for the fourth time. A man ragefully quites and walks off his job after feeling taken advantage of by an underappreciative box, and all of the man’s jobs end this way. If people are logical, pleasure seeking creatures who learn from their mistakes, then how do we explain their repetivite, contradictory and often self destructive choices? Freud wrestled with this problem and collided with the limits of his drive theory and the “pleasure principle”. About 20 years later, the Scottish psychoanalyst WRD Fairbairn offered an explanation and an alternative structural model of the mind, one that formed the basis of Object Relations Theory, and one that remains enormously useful today.

 

Registration is Required – Click here to Register

 

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the limits of the pleasure principle in understanding patients’ behavior.
  2. Describe what Fairbairn means by the “schizoid condition”.
  3. Describe Fairbairn’s idea of “infantile dependence”.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of Fairbairn’s “moral defense”.
  5. Describe the basis of Fairbairn’s structural model of the mind.
  6. Explain Fairbairn’s theory of how therapy works when it is useful.
  7. Identify Fairbairn’s use of his theories in his treatment of H. Guntrip.
  8. Apply Fairbairn’s theory to an analysis of Gordon-Levitt’s “Don Jon”.

Schedule

7:30 pm – 8:30 pm: Lecture, 8:30 pm – 9:00 pm: Group Discussion

This program will be of interest to non-practitioners and practitioners at all levels of training. Continuing Education credits are offered for psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers.

 

Registration is Required – Click here to Register

 

Continuing Education

Physicians: 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 the American Psychoanalytic Association and the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. 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 12 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 of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Psychologists: The Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This program fulfills the requirements for 12 hours of CE.

Please note: Per APA requirements, psychologists must attend 100% of a course in order to be eligible for continuing education credit.

Social Workers: Please contact the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute’s Administrative Office at 617/266-0953 or office@bpsi.org for more information.

Please note: Per NASW requirements, social workers must attend 80% of a course in order to be eligible for continuing education credit.

Grievance Policy

Please address any questions or concerns about your experience at this or any program or event you have attended at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute to the Program Chair, via the Senior Administrator/ Director of Continuing Education, BPSI, 141 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459; office@bpsi.org; 617.266.0953.

Cancellation Policies & Procedures

Any program participant requesting their individual program registration be canceled, must submit their request in writing via email to Drew Brydon at dbrydon@bpsi.org. For fee-based events, a request for cancellation (and refund using the original form of payment) must be received no later than 48 hours in advance of the event. Requests received later than 48 hours prior to the event will not be processed or accepted.

All approved refunds are subject to a $10.00 administrative fee.

If BPSI cancels an event, all registrants will receive a full refund of fees paid (no administration charge) no later than two business days following the scheduled date of the event, using the original form of payment.

The Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, Inc., 141 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459, does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, age, sexual orientation, national origin or handicap in the admissions, administration of its educational programs, scholarship and loan programs or employment.

Empathy, Theory of Mind and Mentalization: Their Roles and Applications in Treatment @ BPSI
Feb 28 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

 

 

 

Empathy, Theory of Mind and Mentalization: Their Roles and Applications in Treatment

 

Elsa Ronningtam, PhD

Psychoanalyst Member, and Faculty of the Psychoanalytic Training, and Explorations in Mind programs, BPSI. Private practice in Belmont.

 

Registration is Required — Click here to Register

 

8 Sessions: Tuesdays, February 28; March 7, 14, 21, 28; April 4, 11, 18, 2017

Time: 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Location: BPSI, 141 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459

Fee: Early Bird: $175 • Regular: $225 (after February 11, 2017)

The fee is waived for BPSI Members, Trainees, and Associates. Scholarships are available upon request.

 

Empathy, theory of mind and mentalization are fundamental in human mental functioning and play an integral role in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. Recent empirical and clinical studies have both helped to clarify their definitions but also to identify their complex natures and interactions, as well as their enabling conditions, and fundamental fluctuations and limitations. This course will expand and integrate the participants’ knowledge and understanding of empathy, theory of mind, and mentalization; how they co-occur and interact in patients, and how to address and apply them to interventions in treatment of patients with a range of personality functioning and psychiatric conditions.

 

Registration is Required — Click here to Register

 

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss the conceptual development of empathy, theory of mind and mentalization within different theoretical traditions, and their application to treatment approaches and interventions.
  2. Describe recent neuroscientific perspectives on theory of mind, emotion regulation, and empathic functioning.
  3. Apply theoretical, scientific and clinical understanding of empathic processing to informed and balanced treatment interventions.
  4. Discuss theory of mind and its application in treatment.
  5. Describe the relevance of mentalization for treatment of severe personality disorders, and points of divergence from standard psychoanalytic technique.
  6. Discuss basic mentalizing techniques and their application to problems with empathy.
  7. Discuss specific challenges with severe psychopathology and suicidality, and the roles of empathy, theory of mind and mentzalization.
  8. Discuss how to implement new understandings of empathy, theory of mind and mentalization in own therapeutic interventions in case discussions.

Schedule

8:00 pm – 9:00 pm: Lecture/Case Presentation, 9:00 pm – 9:30 pm: Group Discussion

This course is only for licensed mental health clinicians and trainees on the path to licensure. Continuing Education credits are offered for psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers.

 

Registration is Required — Click here to Register

 

Continuing Education

Physicians: 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 the American Psychoanalytic Association and the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. 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 12 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 of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Psychologists: The Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This program fulfills the requirements for 12 hours of CE.

Please note: Per APA requirements, psychologists must attend 100% of a course in order to be eligible for continuing education credit.

Social Workers: Please contact the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute’s Administrative Office at 617/266-0953 or office@bpsi.org for more information.

Please note: Per NASW requirements, social workers must attend 80% of a course in order to be eligible for continuing education credit.

Grievance Policy

Please address any questions or concerns about your experience at this or any program or event you have attended at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute to the Program Chair, via the Senior Administrator/ Director of Continuing Education, BPSI, 141 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459; office@bpsi.org; 617.266.0953.

Cancellation Policies & Procedures

Any program participant requesting their individual program registration be canceled, must submit their request in writing via email to Drew Brydon at dbrydon@bpsi.org. For fee-based events, a request for cancellation (and refund using the original form of payment) must be received no later than 48 hours in advance of the event. Requests received later than 48 hours prior to the event will not be processed or accepted.

All approved refunds are subject to a $10.00 administrative fee.

If BPSI cancels an event, all registrants will receive a full refund of fees paid (no administration charge) no later than two business days following the scheduled date of the event, using the original form of payment.

The Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, Inc., 141 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459, does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, age, sexual orientation, national origin or handicap in the admissions, administration of its educational programs, scholarship and loan programs or employment.

Mar
1
Wed
2017
Supervision of Psychotherapy @ BPSI
Mar 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

 

 

 

Supervision of Psychotherapy

 

Paul David, MD

Psychoanalyst Member, Chair of Supervision, and Faculty of the Advanced Training Program in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and Fellowship in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy programs, BPSI. Dr. David is a co-author of The Supervisory Encounter. Private practice in Brookline.

 

Registration is Required — Click here to Register

 

8 Sessions: Wednesdays, February 1, 15; March 1, 15, 29; April 12, 26; May 10, 2017

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: BPSI, 141 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459

Fee: Early Bird: $175 • Regular: $225 (after January 14, 2017)

The fee is waived for BPSI Members, Trainees, and Associates. Scholarships are available upon request.

 

Supervision is central to the teaching and learning of psychotherapy, yet supervisors often receive little or no formal training in how to supervise. In this seminar, we will explore the process of psychotherapy supervision, through readings, discussion, vignettes (provided by the instructor and members of the seminar) and live supervision (members supervising one another, observed by the group). We will examine interpersonal, theoretical, and technical issues in the supervisory process. This seminar is intended for early and experienced psychotherapy supervisors as well as those who are just starting out as supervisors. Topics to be covered include: the history of supervision, the opening phase, the supervisory frame, the learning assessment, models of supervision, supervisory interventions, authority, mutuality, intersubjectivity, the supervisor’s mode of involvement, affect and boundaries in supervision, self-esteem in the supervisory relationship, and the closing phase of supervision.

 

Registration is Required — Click here to Register

 

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss different models of supervision.
  2. Describe the negotiation of the supervisor-supervisee contract with attention to arrangements, material to be discussed, expectations, clinical responsibility, evaluations and confidentiality.
  3. Discuss options for supervisory interventions and demonstrate skill at using these interventions in conducting supervision.
  4. Discuss different modes of thinking in supervision and consider these modes in evaluating the learning style of supervisees.
  5. Discuss the supervisory relationship, including issues of authority, inter-subjectivity, mutuality and the supervisor’s mode of involvement in the supervision.
  6. Discuss the importance of the mid-year and end-year evaluations in facilitating both education and quality assurance for the supervisory relationship.
  7. Observe demonstrations of psychotherapy supervision.
  8. Practice psychotherapy supervision in dyads.

Schedule

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm: Lecture, 7:30 pm – 8:00 pm: Group Discussion

This course is only for intermediate and advanced licensed mental health clinicians and trainees on the path to licensure. Continuing Education credits are offered for psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers.

 

Registration is Required — Click here to Register

 

Continuing Education

Physicians: 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 the American Psychoanalytic Association and the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. 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 12 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 of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Psychologists: The Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This program fulfills the requirements for 12 hours of CE.

Please note: Per APA requirements, psychologists must attend 100% of a course in order to be eligible for continuing education credit.

Social Workers: Please contact the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute’s Administrative Office at 617/266-0953 or office@bpsi.org for more information.

Please note: Per NASW requirements, social workers must attend 80% of a course in order to be eligible for continuing education credit.

Grievance Policy

Please address any questions or concerns about your experience at this or any program or event you have attended at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute to the Program Chair, via the Senior Administrator/ Director of Continuing Education, BPSI, 141 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459; office@bpsi.org; 617.266.0953.

Cancellation Policies & Procedures

Any program participant requesting their individual program registration be canceled, must submit their request in writing via email to Drew Brydon at dbrydon@bpsi.org. For fee-based events, a request for cancellation (and refund using the original form of payment) must be received no later than 48 hours in advance of the event. Requests received later than 48 hours prior to the event will not be processed or accepted.

All approved refunds are subject to a $10.00 administrative fee.

If BPSI cancels an event, all registrants will receive a full refund of fees paid (no administration charge) no later than two business days following the scheduled date of the event, using the original form of payment.

The Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, Inc., 141 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459, does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, age, sexual orientation, national origin or handicap in the admissions, administration of its educational programs, scholarship and loan programs or employment.

Psychoanalytic Field Theory, Part II: Technique @ BPSI
Mar 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

 

 

 

Psychoanalytic Field Theory, Part II: Theory

 

Jack Foehl, PhD

Psychoanalyst Member, Training and Supervising Analyst, and Faculty of the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and Explorations in Mind programs, BPSI. Private practice in Newton.

Chris Lovett, PhD

Advanced Candidate, and Faculty of the Explorations in Mind program, BPSI. Private practice in Newton Centre.

 

Registration is Required — Click here to Register

 

6 Sessions: Wednesdays, February 1, 8, 15, 22; March 1, 8, 2017

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: BPSI, 141 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459

Fee: Early Bird: $175 • Regular: $225 (after January 14, 2016)

The fee is waived for BPSI Members, Trainees, and Associates. Scholarships are available upon request.

 

This course represents a continuation of the Field Theory, Part I course that concentrated more on the theory of the analytic field. In Part II the focus will be more on innovative ways of conceptualizing and practicing psychoanalytic technique that have emerged from the field theory literature. These include the greater emphasis on “unsaturated” versus “saturated” interpretation in the analyst’s method, as described by the Italian field theorists, as well as the observation, understanding and inclusion into the analytic therapist’s repertoire clinical phenomena such as “bastions”, “characters in the field”, “dreaming the session”, and the various manifestations of the “analytic third”.

 

Registration is Required — Click here to Register

 

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Analyze and critique aspects of psychoanalytic technique that have emerged from the South American and Italian analytic field theorists.
  2. Discuss the differences in the use of ‘saturated’ vs. ‘unsaturated’ interpretations and their relation to more traditional ways of defining and employing interpretation in psychoanalytic technique.
  3. Compare the various uses of the “Oneiric Paradigm” in relation to the psychoanalytic session.
  4. Demonstrate methods of listening to and understanding analytic process in terms of Ogden’s concept of “talking as dreaming”.
  5. Describe the evolution of analytic concepts of interpretation as they evolved from Freud, Klein and Bion into their current forms of technique as described by the Barrangers, Ferro and Ogden.
  6. Assess the similarities and differences between Joseph’s “total transference” and the concept of the field in terms of its implications for clinical technique.

 

Schedule

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Lecture, 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm: Group Discussion

This course is only for licensed mental health clinicians and trainees on the path to licensure. Continuing Education credits are offered for psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers.

 

Registration is Required — Click here to Register

 

 

Continuing Education

Physicians: 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 the American Psychoanalytic Association and the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. 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 9 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 of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Psychologists: The Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This program fulfills the requirements for 9 hours of CE.

Please note: Per APA requirements, psychologists must attend 100% of a course in order to be eligible for continuing education credit.

Social Workers: Please contact the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute’s Administrative Office at 617/266-0953 or office@bpsi.org for more information.

Please note: Per NASW requirements, social workers must attend 80% of a course in order to be eligible for continuing education credit.

Grievance Policy

Please address any questions or concerns about your experience at this or any program or event you have attended at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute to the Program Chair, via the Senior Administrator/ Director of Continuing Education, BPSI, 141 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459; office@bpsi.org; 617.266.0953.

Cancellation Policies & Procedures

Any program participant requesting their individual program registration be canceled, must submit their request in writing via email to Drew Brydon at dbrydon@bpsi.org. For fee-based events, a request for cancellation (and refund using the original form of payment) must be received no later than 48 hours in advance of the event. Requests received later than 48 hours prior to the event will not be processed or accepted.

All approved refunds are subject to a $10.00 administrative fee.

If BPSI cancels an event, all registrants will receive a full refund of fees paid (no administration charge) no later than two business days following the scheduled date of the event, using the original form of payment.

The Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, Inc., 141 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459, does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, age, sexual orientation, national origin or handicap in the admissions, administration of its educational programs, scholarship and loan programs or employment.

Mar
3
Fri
2017
Film Night 2017: A SEPARATION with Judith A. Yanof, MD @ BPSI
Mar 3 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Film Night 2017: A SEPARATION with Judith A. Yanof, MD @ BPSI

 

 

 

Film Night: A SEPARATION with Judith A. Yanof, MD

Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute
BPSI Library, 141 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459

Fee: $20 (without continuing education) • $30 (includes 3 CME/CE credits)
The fee is waived for BPSI Members, Trainees, and Associates. Scholarships are available upon request.

 This program will be of interest to mental health clinicians at all levels of training.

 

Space is limited. Registration is required.

 

Judith A. Yanof, MD (Presenter)

is a Training and Supervising Analyst and a Child Supervisor at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. For many years she has been an active participant in BPSI’s community program, Off the Couch. She has written psychoanalytic articles on film as well as articles on several different aspects of child analysis, including gender, development, transference, termination, and play. She currently serves on the Editorial Board of JAPA, The Psychoanalytic Quarterly, and The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child. She was chosen by the American Psychoanalytic Association to be the 2010-2011 Helen Meyers Travelling Scholar. In 2012, BPSI awarded her the Arthur Kravitz Award for Community Action and Humanitarian Contributions.

Benjamin Herbstman, MD, MHS (Moderator)

is a lecturer, part-time, at Harvard Medical School, an assistant psychiatrist at McLean Hospital, and a candidate at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute (BPSI).  He chairs the Off the Couch program, a collaboration between BPSI and the Coolidge Corner Theatre.  He is a member of the Boston Suicide Study Group, and he has a private practice in Cambridge.

 

 

A SEPARATION is a riveting movie about the dissolution of a marriage and its effects on the couple’s 11-year-old daughter. Filmed in Tehran, and written and directed by the award-winning filmmaker, Asghar Farhadi, the film gives us a cultural window into contemporary life in Iran, while at the same time introducing characters so human and family relationships so authentic that we feel completely at home. The film’s fast-paced story unwinds like a good whodunit, and we find ourselves caught up in ambiguity, trying to figure out what has happened. While the circumstances of the narrative occur around ordinary (but increasingly tragic) events, the film raises profound questions about truth, morality, class differences, and the nature of religion and the law. The performances are stunning, the direction flawless.
After the movie Dr. Judith Yanof will lead a discussion with the audience about the movie, with a special focus on the characters, the family relationships, the generational divides that breakdown when families are stressed, and understanding the complex relationship of the artist to his film. There will be ample opportunity to discuss the clinical applications of the themes highlighted in the film.

 

 Space is limited. Registration is required.

 

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe one example of the impact of marital hostility and separation on the developmental needs of an eleven year old girl.
  2. Define “parentification” of a child within a family system and list two consequences of such a dynamic.
  3. Delineate two characteristics of intractable parental conflict and their impact on the child.

 

References:

Wallerstein, J, Lewis, J, and Rosenthal, SP (2013). Mothers and children after their divorce: report from a 25-year longitudinal study. Psychoanaly. Psychology, 301: 167-184.
Wallerstein, Judith S. (2004). What about the Kids? Raising your Children Before, During, and After Divorce. New York, NY: Hachette Publishing Group.
Erlich, Joshua (2014). Divorce and Loss: Helping Adults and Children Mourn When Marriages Come Apart. Lanhan, MD: Rowan and Littlefield.
Wallerstein, Judith S.; Lewis, Julia M.; and Blakeslee, Sandra. (2001) The Unexpected Legacy of Divorce: The 25 Year landmark Study. New York, NY: Hyperion Books.
Cherlin, AJ et. al. (1991) Longitudinal studies of the effects of divorce on children in Great Britain and the United States. Science, 252:5011, pp.1386-1389.

 

Schedule

6:30 pm: Doors Open; 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm: Film; 9:00 pm – 9:30 pm: Presentation; 9:30 pm – 10:00 pm: Discussion and Q&A

 

Space is limited. Registration is required.

Continuing Education
Physicians: 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 the American Psychoanalytic Association and the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physician. 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 of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Psychologists: The Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This program fulfills the requirements for 1.5 hours of CE.
Please note: Per APA requirements, psychologists must attend 100% of a course in order to be eligible for continuing education credit.
Social Workers: Please contact the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute’s Administrative Office at 617/266-0953 or office@bpsi.org for more information. Under Massachusetts law Chapter 351, the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine now requires Massachusetts physicians to include “Risk Management” study as part of their 100 hours of continuing medical education (CME) [243-CMR-206(5).]
Please note: Per NASW requirements, social works must attend 80% of a course in order to be eligible for continuing education credit.

Cancellation Policies & Procedures

Any program participant requesting their individual program registration be canceled, must submit their request in writing via email to Drew Brydon at dbrydon@bpsi.org. For fee-based events, a request for cancellation (and refund using the original form of payment) must be received no later than 48 hours in advance of the event. Requests received later than 48 hours prior to the event will not be processed or accepted.

All approved refunds are subject to a $10.00 administrative fee.

If BPSI cancels an event, all registrants will receive a full refund of fees paid (no administration charge) no later than two business days following the scheduled date of the event, using the original form of payment.

 Grievance Policy

Please address any questions or concerns about your experience at this or any program or event you have attended at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute to the Program Chair, via the Senior Administrator / Director of Continuing Education, BPSI, 141 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459; office@bpsi.org; 617.266.0953.

The Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, Inc., 141 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459, does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, age, sexual orientation, national origin or handicap in the admissions, administration of its educational programs, scholarship and loan programs or employment.