Apr
11
Tue
2017
Empathy, Theory of Mind and Mentalization: Their Roles and Applications in Treatment @ BPSI
Apr 11 @ 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.

Apr
12
Wed
2017
Supervision of Psychotherapy @ BPSI
Apr 12 @ 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.

Apr
18
Tue
2017
Off the Couch Presents: THEIR FINEST @ Coolidge Corner Theater
Apr 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

 

“OFF THE COUCH” PRESENTS: THEIR FINEST

Hosted by: Howard Katz, MD

       In the summer of 1940, with the country’s morale flagging in the face of the Nazi Blitz, the British government tapped untried screenwriter Catrin Cole for a monumental task: to make a movie that would both buoy the weary nation’s spirits and inspire their American neighbors to join the fight.  With a makeshift cast and crew including co-writer Buckley (Sam Clafin) and eccentric star Ambrose Hilliard (Bill Nighy), Cole sets out to capture the “Dunkirk spirit” by dramatizing the true story of the Starling sisters, who helped rescue and evacuate wounded soldiers during the retreat. However, her vision soon encounters challenges both in the chaos of production and in the dismissive ambivalence of her male peers and superiors. Directed by Danish filmmaker Lone Scherfig (An Education, The Riot Club) and based on the novel by Lissa Evans, Their Finest is a witty, romantic and moving portrayal of a young woman finding her way, and her voice, amidst the mayhem of war and cinema.

       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.

 

Empathy, Theory of Mind and Mentalization: Their Roles and Applications in Treatment @ BPSI
Apr 18 @ 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.

Apr
25
Tue
2017
Empathy, Theory of Mind and Mentalization: Their Roles and Applications in Treatment @ BPSI
Apr 25 @ 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.

Apr
26
Wed
2017
Supervision of Psychotherapy @ BPSI
Apr 26 @ 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.

May
1
Mon
2017
Special Open Members Seminar! The Roles of Mental Health Professionals in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) / Chronic Fatigue Syndrom (CFS) with Alan Gurwitt, MD @ BPSI
May 1 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

 

 

 

The Roles of Mental Health Professionals in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) / Chronic Fatigue Syndrom (CFS)

 

Dr. Alan Gurwitt (Presenter) is a graduate of the Yale School of Medicine and the adult residency program at Yale and child psychiatry program at the Yale Child Study Center. His training in child and adult psychoanalysis was at the Western New England Institute for Psychoanalysis. He has served on the clinical faculties at the Yale Child Study Center, the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and the Harvard Medical School. Dr. Gurwitt saw over 90 cases of ME/CFS before retirement. He is a co-author of the international primer on ME/CFS (adults) (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis: Primer for Clinical Practitioners, 2012 and 2014) and a new primer on ME/CFS in children and adolescents to be published in Frontiers in Pediatrics later this year. Dr. Gurwitt serves as chairman of the Medical Advisory Committee of the Massachusetts CFIDS/ME & FM Association.

 

 

Date: Monday, May 1, 2017

Time: 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

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

Click here to register.

 

The Roles of Mental Health Professionals in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) / Chronic Fatigue Syndrom (CFS)

 

ME/CFS is a serious medical illness wrongly assumed for decades to be psychologically caused. It is now clear, as was the case when first described, that it is a multisystemic organic disease that occurs in both adults and children. It is more common than originally thought. There is as yet no definitive biomarker but presents with somewhat distinctive symptom and history patterns in adults and older children. It occurs in both epidemic and endemic forms. Mental health professionals have distinct roles in helping in its diagnosis and treatment along with primary care physicians. The exact cause or causes is not known but the predominant thinking is that it is infectious in origin.

 

 

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.

May
10
Wed
2017
Supervision of Psychotherapy @ BPSI
May 10 @ 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.

May
15
Mon
2017
Meet the Author – Steven Cooper @ BPSI Library
May 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Steven H. Cooper, PhD, will discuss his new book The Analyst’s Experience of the Depressive Position: The Melancholic Errand of Psychoanalysis (Routledge, 2016).

7:30 p.m. reception in the Community Room
8:00 p.m. book discussion in the Library
9:15 p.m. book signing

PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK TO REGISTER.
 
About the Book: 
In The Analyst’s Experience of the Depressive Position: The Melancholic Errand of Psychoanalysis, Steven Cooper explores a subject matter previously applied more exclusively to patients, but rarely to psychoanalysts. Cooper probes the analyst’s experience of the depressive position in the analytic situation. These experiences include the pleasures and warmth of helping patients to bear what appears unbearable, as well as the poignant experiences of limitation, incompleteness, repetition and disappointment as a vital part of clinical work. He describes a seam in clinical work in which the analyst is always trying to find and re-find a position from which he can help patients to work with these experiences. The book will be on sale in the library at a discounted price!
 
About the Author: Steven H. Cooper is a psychoanalyst and teacher well known internationally for his interest in integrating independent, Kleinian and relational thinking in his clinical work and writing. A training and supervising analyst at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, he is also Associate Professor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Co-Chief Editor Emeritus at Psychoanalytic Dialogues.
May
16
Tue
2017
Off the Couch Presents: THE LOVERS @ Coolidge Corner Theater
May 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

“OFF THE COUCH” PRESENTS: THE LOVERS

Hosted by: Randy Paulsen, MD

The Lovers is a refreshing, funny look at love, fidelity, and family, starring Debra Winger and Tracy Letts as a long-married and completely dispassionate husband and wife. Both are in the midst of serious affairs and are increasingly committed to their new partners. But on the brink of officially calling it quits, a spark between them suddenly and unexpectedly reignites, leading them into an impulsive romance that forces them to navigate the hilarious complications of “cheating” on their respective lovers. A mixture of humor and powerful emotion, the story is a uniquely honest take on modern marriage which Variety’s Owen Gleibman calls”quirky and touching, [and] a good vehicle for two highly compelling actors.”

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.