May
23
Wed
Psychoanalytic Field Theory, Part III: South American Origins and Contemporary Developments @ BPSI
May 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm


Psychoanalytic Field Theory, Part III: South American Origins and Contemporary Developments

6 Sessions: Wednesdays, Apr 11, 18, 25; May 2, 9, 23, 2018

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

BPSI, 141 Herrick Road

Newton Centre, MA 02459

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

 

Psychoanalytic Field Theory continues to grow in its importance and influence in contemporary international psychoanalysis. Its origins can be traced to the particular atmosphere and prevailing influences that characterized psychoanalysis in South America more than fifty years ago. This course will explore and trace the development of Field Theory since that time in its various South American expressions and forms.

 

Instructors

Jack Foehl, PhD — Psychoanalyst Member, Training and Supervising Analyst, and Faculty of the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, and Explorations in Mind programs, BPSI. Private practice in Brookline, MA.

Chris Lovett, PhD — Candidate Member, and Faculty of the Explorations in Mind program, BPSI. Private practice in Newton Centre, MA.

 

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

  1. Define Field Theory in relation to its origins in South American psychoanalysis.
  2. Discuss the ways in which the influence of Klein, Bion and Winnicott were integral to the emergence and development of Field Theory in South America.
  3. Discuss the philosophical contribution of Merleau-Ponty and phenomenology as they relate to the concept of ‘The Field’.
  4. Describe and discuss the contemporary emphasis on “dreaming the patient” in field theory in the work of South American theorists and clinicians.
  5. Define the concept of the “Link” as defined by Pichon Rivière and its centrality to the conceptualization of Field Theory in South American psychoanalysis.

 

References

Baranger, M Baranger, W. & Mom, J.M (1983) Process and non-process in analytic work. International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 64, 1-15.

Bleger, L (2017) Jose Bleger’s thinking about psychoanalysis. International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 93, 993-1003.

Berenstein, I. (2012) Vinulo as a relationship between others. Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 81, 656-577.

 

Schedule
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Lecture/Presentation; 8:00 pm – 8:30 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
15
Mon
A Beholder’s Share: The Pleasures and Perils of Imagination with Dodi Goldman, PhD (Rescheduled from March 2018) @ BPSI
Oct 15 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

 

 

 

A Beholder’s Share: The Pleasures and Perils of Imagination

A secularly educated woman with no history of mental illness claims to have deeply meaningful experiences of “feeling God’s presence.” How might we understand her experience? Can we even describe it without foisting beliefs upon it?

In this talk, Dodi Goldman presents a sample of psychoanalytic work to ask: What happens when there are serious clashes of belief between patient and analyst? Exploring the pleasures and perils of imagination, he suggests that reality and imagination, though usually thought of as opposites, make necessary, if uneasy, bedfellows. Building on Winnicott’s view of psyche as “arising out of the imaginative elaboration of body functioning,” he wonders if our sense of reality might be evoked in the unpredictable space between imagination and adaptation. While fantasy creates versions of what is already known, imagination allows what seems familiar to be seen afresh.

 

Registration information will be forthcoming.

 

Speakers

Dodi Goldman, PhD (Presenter) is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the William Alanson White Institute and former Book Review Editor of Contemporary Psychoanalysis. He is the author of In Search of the Real: The Origins and Originality of D.W. Winnicott. His most recent collection of essays, A Beholder’s Share was published last year by Routledge. Dodi has a private practice in Manhattan and Great Neck, New York.

Karen Melikian, PhD (Moderator) is on the Faculty of the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute and the Armenian Psychological Association.  She is a supervising social worker at the McLean Hospital Children’s Programs and the 2017 recipient of the Arthur R. Kravitz Award for Community Action and Humanitarian Contributions.

 

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

  1. Review the place of imagination in psychoanalytic theory.
  2. Discuss the complex relationship between apperception, perception and imagination.
  3. Explain the difference between fantasy and imagination.
  4. Apply two approaches to dealing with clashes of belief between clinician and patient in psychoanalytic treatment.

 

References

Goldman, D. (2017). A Beholder’s Share: Essays on Winnicott and the Psychoanalytic Imagination. New York: Routledge. [Available upon request from the library.]
Kandel, E. (2012). The Age of Insight: The quest to understand the unconscious in art, mind and brain. New York: Random House.
Abram, J. (ed.) (2013). Donald Winnicott Today. New York, Routledge. [Available upon request from the library.]
Ogden, B. & Ogden, T. (2013). The Analyst’s Ear and the Critic’s Eye: Rethinking psychoanalysis and literature. New York: Routledge. [Available upon request from the library.]

 

Schedule
8:00pm-8:10pm: Welcome and Introductions; 8:10pm-9:00pm: Paper presentation by Dodi Goldman; 9:00pm – 9:30pm: Audience Q&A and Discussion moderated by Karen Melikian.

 

This program is made possible by the generous support of BPSI Members and friends.
Your gift to BPSI helps us continue offering educational programming.  
To support BPSI, please visit www.bpsi.org.

 

This program will be of interest to the general public, graduate students in the areas of psychology, social work, and the humanities, and mental health clinicians at all levels of training.
Continuing Education
Information about Continuing Education credits will be posted as that information becomes available.

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.

Jan
16
Wed
The Elusive Good Object with Lynne Zeavin, PsyD @ BPSI
Jan 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

 

 

More information will be forthcoming.

The Elusive Good Object

 

 

 

 

Speaker

Lynne Zeavin, PsyD (Presenter)

 

 

 

This program is made possible by the generous support of BPSI Members and friends.
Your gift to BPSI helps us continue offering educational programming.  
To support BPSI, please visit www.bpsi.org.

 

This program will be of interest to the general public, graduate students in the areas of psychology, social work, and the humanities, and mental health clinicians at all levels of training.
Continuing Education
Information about Continuing Education credits will be posted as that information becomes available.

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.