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
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.

Jun
10
Sat
2017
IMPLICIT BIAS: DIFFERENCES MAKE A DIFFERENCE — Promoting Racial Literacy in Early Education and Child Care Settings with Walter S. Gilliam, PhD and Howard C. Stevenson, PhD (The 2017 Child Care Conference) @ Wilson Chapel
Jun 10 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
IMPLICIT BIAS: DIFFERENCES MAKE A DIFFERENCE -- Promoting Racial Literacy in Early Education and Child Care Settings with Walter S. Gilliam, PhD and Howard C. Stevenson, PhD (The 2017 Child Care Conference) @ Wilson Chapel

 

 

IMPLICIT BIAS: DIFFERENCES MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Promoting Racial Literacy in Early Education and Child Care Settings

The 2017 Child Care Conference

SATURDAY, JUNE 10, 2017
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Wilson Chapel
234 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459

Fee: Early Bird: $40 • Regular: $50 (after May 19, 2017 at 5:00 pm)
The fee is waived for Residents, Students, Early Career Clinicians, and BPSI Members, Trainees, and Associates. Scholarships are available upon request.

 

Registration required. Click here to register.

 

Speakers:

Walter S. Gilliam, PhD (Presenter) is the Director of The Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy and Associate Professor of Child Psychiatry and Psychology at the Child Study Center, Yale School of Medicine. He is on the board of directors for the National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (NACCRRA); a fellow at Zero to Three and the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER), and served as a senior advisor to the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Dr. Gilliam’s research involves early childhood education and intervention policy analysis (specifically how policies translate into effective services), ways to improve the quality of prekindergarten and child care services, the impact of early childhood education programs on children’s school readiness, and effective methods for reducing classroom behavior problems and reducing the incidence of preschool expulsion.

Howard C. Stevenson, PhD (Presenter)  is the Constance Clayton Professor of Urban Education, Professor of Africana Studies, and former Chair of the Applied Psychology and Human Development Division in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also the Director of the Racial Empowerment Collaborative at Penn, designed to promote racial literacy in education, health, and justice institutions. He is a nationally recognized clinical psychologist and researcher on negotiating racial conflicts using racial literacy for independent and public K-12 schooling, community mental health centers, teachers, police and parents. Two mental health research projects funded by National Institutes of Health examine the benefits of racial literacy. The PLAAY (Preventing Long-term Anger and Aggression in Youth) Project uses basketball and racial socialization to help youth and parents cope with stress from violence and social rejection. Dr. Stevenson also co-leads the SHAPE-UP: Barbers Building Better Brothers Project which trains Black barbers as health educators to teach Black 18-24 year old males to reduce their risk of — HIV/STDS and retaliation violence — while they are cutting hair. His recent best-seller book, Promoting Racial Literacy in Schools: Differences that Make a Difference, is designed to reduce racial threat reactions in face-to-face encounters. He is the father of two sons, Bryan and Julian.

 

Registration required. Click here to register.

 

Parents and teachers want to know how to raise children within the current national climate of racial tension. Our conference features two renowned educators who will talk about this subject from different but related vantage points.

Howard Stevenson, PhD will present research on racial threat and racial socialization. Then he will focus on teaching emotional and racial literacy skills to families and youth, helping parents and teachers steer young children toward healthy academic and life outcomes.

Walter Gilliam, PhD will present his groundbreaking research on implicit bias in early educators and its consequences for Black preschool boys. Implicit bias refers to the automatic and unconscious stereotypes that cause people to make decisions in certain ways. Since implicit bias is inherent in all of us, the conference will aim to help us find ways of recognizing our own bias to improve the preschool experience of all children.

 

Registration required. Click here to register.

 

Learning Objectives

As a result of this program, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the racial literacy strategies of storytelling and emotional regulation to use in face-to-face encounters with parents and colleagues.
  2. Define implicit bias.
  3. Describe one racial disparity in early childhood classroom experience for child and teachers based on research.

 

References

Gilliam, W. S., Maupin, A. N., & Reyes, C. R. (2016). Early childhood mental health consultation: Results from a statewide random-controlled evaluation. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 55, 754-761.

Staats, C., Capatosto, K., Wright, R. A., & Contractor, D. (2015). State of science: Implicit bias review 2015. Columbus, OH: Kirwin Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity.

Stevenson Jr., H. C. (2014). Promoting Racial Literacy in Schools: Differences That Make a Difference. Teachers College Press.

 

Schedule

9:00am – 9:15am: Welcome and Introductions; 9:15am – 10:15am: Presentation (Dr. Gilliam); 10:15am – 10:45am: Discussion and Q&A; 10:45am – 11:10am: Coffee Break and Networking; 11:10am – 12:10pm: Presentation (Dr. Stevenson); 12:10pm – 1:00pm: Discussion and Q&A.

 

Registration required. Click here to register.

The target audience for this program is early childhood educators, teachers, parents, and mental health clinicians at all levels of training.

Space is limited. Registration in advance at bpsi.org is required. Questions?: 617-266-0953.

 

Continuing Education
Early Childhood Education Credits: Certificates of attendance for four (4) hours for the professional development portfolios of early childhood educators will be awarded at the conclusion of the program.

Physicians: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education 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 4 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 4 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 and Licensed Mental Health Clinicians: 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.

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.