Oct
21
Sat
The Therapist’s Visual Imagery and Metaphors in Parent-Infant Psychotherapy with Björn Salomonnson, MD (The 2017 Beata Rank Lecture) @ Boston Psychoanalytic Insitute
Oct 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Therapist’s Visual Imagery and Metaphors in Parent-Infant Psychotherapy

The 2017 Beata Rank Lecture

 

In this presentation, Dr. Salomonsson, an internationally recognized expert in therapeutic work with mothers and infants, discusses the importance of the analyst’s private thoughts and reactions while with the mother and her baby. This is an area of work with mothers and infants that has been overlooked and Dr. Salomonsson explores the relevance of the therapist’s visual imagery and metaphors as an important adjunct to the therapy. This presentation will include video of his work with a mother and her baby in addition to a prepared paper.

 

Click here to Register.

 

Speakers

Björn Salomonsson, MD (Presenter) — Associate professor, Karolinska Institutet; specialist in general psychiatry, training in psychoanalysis and child analysis. Dr. Salomonsson’s research and scientific publications focus on evaluating various psychotherapy methods for parent-infant mental health problems, developing further such therapy methods at Child Health Centres (Swedish community care for parents and babies), integrating various theories (psychoanalytic, developmental psychology and attachment) underlying such methods, and integrating infant mental health care in routine health care.

Sarah Birss, MD (Discussant) — Psychoanalyst Member, BPSI.

Lawrence Brown, PhD (Moderator) — Supervising Child Analyst and Faculty member, BPSI; private practice in Newton with children, adolescents and adults.

 

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

  1. Identify one critical element in the treatment of mothers and their babies.
  2. Describe one visual imagery of the therapist’s and one example of its use as “an instrument of the analyst”.
  3. Describe the use of a private imagery in the clinical encounter with an adult patient.
  4. Identify one example in the presented video that represents the therapist’s intervention, and its immediate effect, with the mother related to her interaction with her baby.

 

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References

Aguayo, J., & Salomonsson, B. (2017). The study and treatment of mothers and infants, then and now: Melanie Klein’s ‘Notes on Baby’ (1938/39) in a contemporary psychoanalytic context. Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 86(2), 383-408.

Salomonsson, B. (2015). Infantile defences in parent-infant psychotherapy: The example of gaze avoidance. International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 97(1), 65-88.

Salomonsson, B. (2017). The function of language in parent-infant psychotherapy. International Journal of Psychoanalysis. doi:10.1111/1745-8315.12666

Salomonsson, B., & Winberg Salomonsson, M. (2017). Intimacy thwarted and established: Following a girl from infancy to child psychotherapy. International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 98(3), 861–875.

 

Schedule
9:00am – 10:00am: Opening Remarks, and Paper by Dr. Salomonsson; 10:00am – 10:15am: Break; 10:15am – 11:00am: Discussion by Dr. Birss and Response by Dr. Salomonsson; 11:00am – 12:00pm: Q&A and Group Discussion.

 

Click here to Register.

 

Continuing Education 
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 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters 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 3 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 Instiute’s Administrative Office at office@bpsi.org or 617-266-0953.

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

Event 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 and 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/Continuing Education Administrator, 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 programs or employment.

Oct
23
Mon
Psychoanalysis and The Three Great Riddles @ BPSI
Oct 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Psychoanalysis and The Three Great Riddles

5 Sessions: Mondays, Oct 23, 30; Nov 6, 13, 20, 2017

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

BPSI, 141 Herrick Road

Newton Centre, MA 02459

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

As children make their way through development, even the best little scientific explorers can get befuddled. In this class we will explore the three riddles all children face: the mysterious region of the genitals, the even more mysterious origin of babies, and exclusion from the parental couple. We will use ancient rites of passage and ritual, children’s literature, clinical material, and psychoanalytic theory to understand the great task the little scientist faces—and how the scientific victories and tumbles of the child lead to neurotic disturbance in the adult.

 

Instructor

Rachel McBride, PsyD — Candidate Member, and Faculty of the Explorations in Mind program, BPSI. Private practice in Brookline, MA.

 

Learning Objectives
After attending this program, participants will be able to:

  1. List the three ‘riddles’ of childhood and discuss one example in children’s literature, culture, clinical material, or dream where they identify one of the riddles being worked out.
  2. Articulate the problem for the child of discovering genitals and list two possible solutions to this problem.
  3. Identify in ancient rituals some of the anxieties children face in dealing with the three riddles.
  4. Summarize the psychoanalytic concepts of penis envy, castration anxiety, and the oedipus complex.
  5. Discuss two ways in which the ‘riddles’ of childhood live on in neurotic symptoms and inhibitions.

 

References

Green, A. (1995). Has Sexuality Anything To Do With Psychoanalysis?. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 76:871-883.

Freud, S. (1908). On the Sexual Theories of Children. The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud, Volume IX (19

Alexander, F. (1923). The Castration Complex in the Formation of Character. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 4:11-42.

 

Schedule
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm: Lecture/Presentation; 7:30 pm – 8:00 pm: Group Discussion.

 

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 7.5 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 7.5 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.

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.

Oct
24
Tue
Facing Adversity: Dreams and Realities — Three Plays by Arthur Miller @ BPSI
Oct 24 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm


Facing Adversity: Dreams and Realities — Three Plays by Arthur Miller

6 Sessions: Tuesdays, Oct 24, 31; Nov 7, 14, 21, 28, 2017

8:00 PM – 9:30 PM

BPSI, 141 Herrick Road

Newton Centre, MA 02459

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

In this course, we will read and discuss the life and work of Arthur Miller as shown in three of his most important plays: Death of a Salesman, The Crucible, and A View from the Bridge.

What price do we pay for our own convictions; when do they serve us and when defeat us? What are their psychic origins? Arthur Miller, one of the most influential American playwrights of the 20th century, portrays individuals struggling in societies in which they can no longer find a comfortable place for themselves. We explore the psychic tensions created by the necessity of an individual to change in order to live in society and how he or she, at times, must change society in order to live with themselves. How do Oedipal and pre-Oedipal struggles manifest themselves in the lives and fate of Miller’s characters?.

 

Instructor

Dan Jacobs, MD — Psychoanalyst Member, Supervising and Training Analyst, and Faculty of the Psychoanalytic Training program, BPSI.
Private practice in Brookline, MA.

 

Learning Objectives
After attending this program, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe how the society in which individuals live shape their lives, using Willie Loman (Death of a Salesman), John Proctor (The Crucible), Eddie Carbone (A View from the Bridge) as examples.
  2. Explain how an individual’s personal intrapsychic conflicts find expression in political and social values.
  3. Discuss how Miller’s childhood influenced his political views and his goals as a playwright.
  4. Discuss Freud’s Civilization and Its Discontents and his writings on group psychology as they relate to the fears, conflicts and compromise formations of the characters in Miller’s plays.
  5. Discuss the social and aesthetic uses of theater in society.

 

References

TBD

Schedule
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm: Lecture/Presentation; 7:30 pm – 8:00 pm: Group Discussion.

 

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 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.

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.

Oct
30
Mon
Psychoanalysis and The Three Great Riddles @ BPSI
Oct 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Psychoanalysis and The Three Great Riddles

5 Sessions: Mondays, Oct 23, 30; Nov 6, 13, 20, 2017

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

BPSI, 141 Herrick Road

Newton Centre, MA 02459

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

As children make their way through development, even the best little scientific explorers can get befuddled. In this class we will explore the three riddles all children face: the mysterious region of the genitals, the even more mysterious origin of babies, and exclusion from the parental couple. We will use ancient rites of passage and ritual, children’s literature, clinical material, and psychoanalytic theory to understand the great task the little scientist faces—and how the scientific victories and tumbles of the child lead to neurotic disturbance in the adult.

 

Instructor

Rachel McBride, PsyD — Candidate Member, and Faculty of the Explorations in Mind program, BPSI. Private practice in Brookline, MA.

 

Learning Objectives
After attending this program, participants will be able to:

  1. List the three ‘riddles’ of childhood and discuss one example in children’s literature, culture, clinical material, or dream where they identify one of the riddles being worked out.
  2. Articulate the problem for the child of discovering genitals and list two possible solutions to this problem.
  3. Identify in ancient rituals some of the anxieties children face in dealing with the three riddles.
  4. Summarize the psychoanalytic concepts of penis envy, castration anxiety, and the oedipus complex.
  5. Discuss two ways in which the ‘riddles’ of childhood live on in neurotic symptoms and inhibitions.

 

References

Green, A. (1995). Has Sexuality Anything To Do With Psychoanalysis?. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 76:871-883.

Freud, S. (1908). On the Sexual Theories of Children. The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud, Volume IX (19

Alexander, F. (1923). The Castration Complex in the Formation of Character. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 4:11-42.

 

Schedule
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm: Lecture/Presentation; 7:30 pm – 8:00 pm: Group Discussion.

 

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 7.5 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 7.5 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.

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.

Oct
31
Tue
Facing Adversity: Dreams and Realities — Three Plays by Arthur Miller @ BPSI
Oct 31 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm


Facing Adversity: Dreams and Realities — Three Plays by Arthur Miller

6 Sessions: Tuesdays, Oct 24, 31; Nov 7, 14, 21, 28, 2017

8:00 PM – 9:30 PM

BPSI, 141 Herrick Road

Newton Centre, MA 02459

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

In this course, we will read and discuss the life and work of Arthur Miller as shown in three of his most important plays: Death of a Salesman, The Crucible, and A View from the Bridge.

What price do we pay for our own convictions; when do they serve us and when defeat us? What are their psychic origins? Arthur Miller, one of the most influential American playwrights of the 20th century, portrays individuals struggling in societies in which they can no longer find a comfortable place for themselves. We explore the psychic tensions created by the necessity of an individual to change in order to live in society and how he or she, at times, must change society in order to live with themselves. How do Oedipal and pre-Oedipal struggles manifest themselves in the lives and fate of Miller’s characters?.

 

Instructor

Dan Jacobs, MD — Psychoanalyst Member, Supervising and Training Analyst, and Faculty of the Psychoanalytic Training program, BPSI.
Private practice in Brookline, MA.

 

Learning Objectives
After attending this program, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe how the society in which individuals live shape their lives, using Willie Loman (Death of a Salesman), John Proctor (The Crucible), Eddie Carbone (A View from the Bridge) as examples.
  2. Explain how an individual’s personal intrapsychic conflicts find expression in political and social values.
  3. Discuss how Miller’s childhood influenced his political views and his goals as a playwright.
  4. Discuss Freud’s Civilization and Its Discontents and his writings on group psychology as they relate to the fears, conflicts and compromise formations of the characters in Miller’s plays.
  5. Discuss the social and aesthetic uses of theater in society.

 

References

TBD

Schedule
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm: Lecture/Presentation; 7:30 pm – 8:00 pm: Group Discussion.

 

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 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.

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.

Nov
1
Wed
Searching for Reverie: A Traveler’s Observations with Fred Busch, PhD, FIPA and Christopher Lovett, PhD @ Boston Psychoanalytic Institute
Nov 1 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Searching for Reverie: A Traveler’s Observations

Over the last twenty years the post-Bionians have begun spelling out the beginning of the metabolizing process (reverie) in the analyst’s mind that takes place in the presence of underrepresented mental states. While this bold attempt has led to new discoveries with many possibilities for understanding patients, it seems to have obscured differences amongst leading post-Bionians with regard to how they see the forms of reverie, and how best to work with them. With Bion’s perspective as a background, this paper explores three approaches, and how they differ with regard to whether one follows the views of early or late Bion. Technical issues associated with these views are raised. A clinical example is offered as one way to use reverie.

 

Registration is required. Click here to register.

 

Speakers

Fred Busch, PhD, FIPA (Presenter) — Training and Supervising Analyst at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. Dr. Busch has published over 90 articles in the psychoanalytic literature, and three books, primarily on the method and theory of treatment. His work has been translated into eight languages, and he has been invited to present over 160 paper and clinical workshops nationally and internationally. His third book, Creating a Psychoanalytic Mind:  a Method and Theory of Psychoanalysis, was a finalist for the Gradiva prize. He was the Editor of JAPA Books, and has been on numerous editorial boards.

Christopher Lovett, PhD (Discussant) — Candidate Member, and Faculty of the Explorations in Mind program, BPSI. Dr. Lovett has a private practice in Newton Centre, MA.

 

Registration is required. Click here to register.

 

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

  1. Describe the ambiguities in the meaning of the term “reverie”.
  2. Critique the ways of using “reverie” as seen in the literature.
  3. Compare “reverie” with the analyst’s countertransference and associations.
  4. Assess whether “reverie” is a useful way to describe the phenomenon under discussion.

 

References

Busch, F. (2015). Our Vital Profession. Int. J. Psychoanal. 96:553-568.

DaRocha Barros, E. M. and DaRocha Barros, E. L. (2011). Reflections on the Clinical Implications of Symbolism. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 92:879-901.

Cassorla, R. In search of symbolization. The analyst’s task of dreaming. In (Eds.) Levine, H. B., Reed, G. S., and Carfone, D. Unrepresented States and the construction of meaning. London: Karnac.

 

Schedule
8:00pm – 9:00pm: Presentations; 9:00pm – 9:30pm: Q&A and Group Disucssion.

 

Registration is required. Click here to register.

 

Continuing Education 
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 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: Application for social work continuing education credits has been submitted. Please contact The Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute’s Administrative Office at office@bpsi.org or 617-266-0953 for the status of the social work CE accreditation.

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

Event 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 and 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/Continuing Education Administrator, 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 programs or employment.

 

Nov
6
Mon
Psychoanalysis and The Three Great Riddles @ BPSI
Nov 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Psychoanalysis and The Three Great Riddles

5 Sessions: Mondays, Oct 23, 30; Nov 6, 13, 20, 2017

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

BPSI, 141 Herrick Road

Newton Centre, MA 02459

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

As children make their way through development, even the best little scientific explorers can get befuddled. In this class we will explore the three riddles all children face: the mysterious region of the genitals, the even more mysterious origin of babies, and exclusion from the parental couple. We will use ancient rites of passage and ritual, children’s literature, clinical material, and psychoanalytic theory to understand the great task the little scientist faces—and how the scientific victories and tumbles of the child lead to neurotic disturbance in the adult.

 

Instructor

Rachel McBride, PsyD — Candidate Member, and Faculty of the Explorations in Mind program, BPSI. Private practice in Brookline, MA.

 

Learning Objectives
After attending this program, participants will be able to:

  1. List the three ‘riddles’ of childhood and discuss one example in children’s literature, culture, clinical material, or dream where they identify one of the riddles being worked out.
  2. Articulate the problem for the child of discovering genitals and list two possible solutions to this problem.
  3. Identify in ancient rituals some of the anxieties children face in dealing with the three riddles.
  4. Summarize the psychoanalytic concepts of penis envy, castration anxiety, and the oedipus complex.
  5. Discuss two ways in which the ‘riddles’ of childhood live on in neurotic symptoms and inhibitions.

 

References

Green, A. (1995). Has Sexuality Anything To Do With Psychoanalysis?. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 76:871-883.

Freud, S. (1908). On the Sexual Theories of Children. The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud, Volume IX (19

Alexander, F. (1923). The Castration Complex in the Formation of Character. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 4:11-42.

 

Schedule
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm: Lecture/Presentation; 7:30 pm – 8:00 pm: Group Discussion.

 

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 7.5 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 7.5 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.

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.

Nov
7
Tue
Facing Adversity: Dreams and Realities — Three Plays by Arthur Miller @ BPSI
Nov 7 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm


Facing Adversity: Dreams and Realities — Three Plays by Arthur Miller

6 Sessions: Tuesdays, Oct 24, 31; Nov 7, 14, 21, 28, 2017

8:00 PM – 9:30 PM

BPSI, 141 Herrick Road

Newton Centre, MA 02459

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

In this course, we will read and discuss the life and work of Arthur Miller as shown in three of his most important plays: Death of a Salesman, The Crucible, and A View from the Bridge.

What price do we pay for our own convictions; when do they serve us and when defeat us? What are their psychic origins? Arthur Miller, one of the most influential American playwrights of the 20th century, portrays individuals struggling in societies in which they can no longer find a comfortable place for themselves. We explore the psychic tensions created by the necessity of an individual to change in order to live in society and how he or she, at times, must change society in order to live with themselves. How do Oedipal and pre-Oedipal struggles manifest themselves in the lives and fate of Miller’s characters?.

 

Instructor

Dan Jacobs, MD — Psychoanalyst Member, Supervising and Training Analyst, and Faculty of the Psychoanalytic Training program, BPSI.
Private practice in Brookline, MA.

 

Learning Objectives
After attending this program, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe how the society in which individuals live shape their lives, using Willie Loman (Death of a Salesman), John Proctor (The Crucible), Eddie Carbone (A View from the Bridge) as examples.
  2. Explain how an individual’s personal intrapsychic conflicts find expression in political and social values.
  3. Discuss how Miller’s childhood influenced his political views and his goals as a playwright.
  4. Discuss Freud’s Civilization and Its Discontents and his writings on group psychology as they relate to the fears, conflicts and compromise formations of the characters in Miller’s plays.
  5. Discuss the social and aesthetic uses of theater in society.

 

References

TBD

Schedule
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm: Lecture/Presentation; 7:30 pm – 8:00 pm: Group Discussion.

 

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 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.

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.

Nov
13
Mon
Psychoanalysis and The Three Great Riddles @ BPSI
Nov 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Psychoanalysis and The Three Great Riddles

5 Sessions: Mondays, Oct 23, 30; Nov 6, 13, 20, 2017

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

BPSI, 141 Herrick Road

Newton Centre, MA 02459

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

As children make their way through development, even the best little scientific explorers can get befuddled. In this class we will explore the three riddles all children face: the mysterious region of the genitals, the even more mysterious origin of babies, and exclusion from the parental couple. We will use ancient rites of passage and ritual, children’s literature, clinical material, and psychoanalytic theory to understand the great task the little scientist faces—and how the scientific victories and tumbles of the child lead to neurotic disturbance in the adult.

 

Instructor

Rachel McBride, PsyD — Candidate Member, and Faculty of the Explorations in Mind program, BPSI. Private practice in Brookline, MA.

 

Learning Objectives
After attending this program, participants will be able to:

  1. List the three ‘riddles’ of childhood and discuss one example in children’s literature, culture, clinical material, or dream where they identify one of the riddles being worked out.
  2. Articulate the problem for the child of discovering genitals and list two possible solutions to this problem.
  3. Identify in ancient rituals some of the anxieties children face in dealing with the three riddles.
  4. Summarize the psychoanalytic concepts of penis envy, castration anxiety, and the oedipus complex.
  5. Discuss two ways in which the ‘riddles’ of childhood live on in neurotic symptoms and inhibitions.

 

References

Green, A. (1995). Has Sexuality Anything To Do With Psychoanalysis?. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 76:871-883.

Freud, S. (1908). On the Sexual Theories of Children. The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud, Volume IX (19

Alexander, F. (1923). The Castration Complex in the Formation of Character. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 4:11-42.

 

Schedule
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm: Lecture/Presentation; 7:30 pm – 8:00 pm: Group Discussion.

 

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 7.5 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 7.5 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.

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.

Nov
14
Tue
Facing Adversity: Dreams and Realities — Three Plays by Arthur Miller @ BPSI
Nov 14 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm


Facing Adversity: Dreams and Realities — Three Plays by Arthur Miller

6 Sessions: Tuesdays, Oct 24, 31; Nov 7, 14, 21, 28, 2017

8:00 PM – 9:30 PM

BPSI, 141 Herrick Road

Newton Centre, MA 02459

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

In this course, we will read and discuss the life and work of Arthur Miller as shown in three of his most important plays: Death of a Salesman, The Crucible, and A View from the Bridge.

What price do we pay for our own convictions; when do they serve us and when defeat us? What are their psychic origins? Arthur Miller, one of the most influential American playwrights of the 20th century, portrays individuals struggling in societies in which they can no longer find a comfortable place for themselves. We explore the psychic tensions created by the necessity of an individual to change in order to live in society and how he or she, at times, must change society in order to live with themselves. How do Oedipal and pre-Oedipal struggles manifest themselves in the lives and fate of Miller’s characters?.

 

Instructor

Dan Jacobs, MD — Psychoanalyst Member, Supervising and Training Analyst, and Faculty of the Psychoanalytic Training program, BPSI.
Private practice in Brookline, MA.

 

Learning Objectives
After attending this program, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe how the society in which individuals live shape their lives, using Willie Loman (Death of a Salesman), John Proctor (The Crucible), Eddie Carbone (A View from the Bridge) as examples.
  2. Explain how an individual’s personal intrapsychic conflicts find expression in political and social values.
  3. Discuss how Miller’s childhood influenced his political views and his goals as a playwright.
  4. Discuss Freud’s Civilization and Its Discontents and his writings on group psychology as they relate to the fears, conflicts and compromise formations of the characters in Miller’s plays.
  5. Discuss the social and aesthetic uses of theater in society.

 

References

TBD

Schedule
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm: Lecture/Presentation; 7:30 pm – 8:00 pm: Group Discussion.

 

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 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.

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.