Sep
14
Thu
Fall Academic Lecture: Stephanie Brody (PsyD), Andrew Bush (MD) & Sherri Mello (MD)
Sep 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Entering Night Country: A Traveler’s Guide

The 2017 Fall Academic Lecture

None of us will escape the experience of personal loss, illness, aging or mortality.  Yet, psychoanalysis seems to shy away from the discussion of these core human experiences.  Existential vulnerability is painful to us all, but when we fail to explore the topic of mortality – our own and our patient’s – we foreclose a vital opportunity. Our avoidance of the existential, within the context of our professional identities, personal realities, and therapeutic relationships, continues to shape practice and theory. T.S. Eliot wrote: “In the end is my beginning.”(1) How might we understand the end, prepare for the inevitable and include the reality of death in the work we do and in the trajectory of our lives? How might we utilize death as a “facilitating elixir”, or embrace the presence of death as another “third” in work, and in life. Facing these questions can be the difference between a robotic and numb existence, or one of vibrancy and meaning. Finding our common humanity in the existential, whether in the ancient stories, with each other, or in our work, means mourning the loss of our own omnipotence.  But the awareness of our shared fate may also facilitate life’s great purpose: to embrace desire, to intensify courage, and together, to discover the treasures of life and love.

(1) Eliot, T. S. (1943) East Coker: Four Quartets

 

Registration is required. Click here to register.

 

Speakers

Stephanie Brody, PsyD (Presenter) — Psychoanalyst Member, Training and Supervising Analyst, and Faculty, BPSI; Editor, BPSI Bulletin; Clinical Instructor in Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School and Clinical Associate (part time). Attending Psychologist, Pavilion Unit–McLean Hospital.

Sherri Mello, MD (Discussant) — Fourth year Candidate in Adult Psychoanalytic Training Program, Member of the Ethics Education and Case Development committees, BPSI. Private Practice in Belmont, MA.

Andrew Bush, MD (Discussant) — Fifth year Candidate in Adult Psychoanalytic Training, Candidate Representative to the Joint Curriculum Committee, BPSI. Private Practice in Arlington, MA.

Lucinda DiDomenico, MD (Discussant) — Psychoanalyst Member, Co-Chair of the Academic Lecture Committee, BPSI;  Supervisor, Tufts Medical Center Psychiatry Dept. Private practice, Newton Centre, MA.

 

Registration is required. Click here to register.

 

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

  1. Identify aspects of existential awareness in the practice of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy.
  2. Discuss the concept of death as a “facilitating elixir” in life and in the clinical process.
  3. Describe death as another “third” in the psychoanalytic/psychotherapeutic process.

 

References

Brody, S. (2009) On the edge: Exploring the end of the analytic hour. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 19: 87-97.
Brody, S. (2016) Entering Night Country: Psychoanalytic Reflections on Loss and Resilience. Routledge, NY.
Ogden, T. (2014) Fear of breakdown and the unlived life. International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 95: 205-223.

 

Schedule
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Presentation; 8:00 pm – 8:15 pm: First Discussant; 8:15 pm – 8:30 pm: Second Discussant; 8:30 pm – 8:40 pm: Response from Presenter; 8:40 pm – 9:00 pm: Discussion and Q&A.

 

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 2 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 2 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.

 

Sep
23
Sat
Psychoanalytic Treatment of Suicidal Patients; The Contirubtions of John T. (Terry) Maltsberger. (The 2017 Nemetz Lecture)
Sep 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Psychoanalytic Treatment of Suicidal Patients – The Contributions of John T. (Terry) Maltsberger

The 2017 S. Joseph Nemetz Memorial Lecture

Dr. John T. (Terry) Maltsberger was an international leader in the psychoanalytic study of suicide, dedicated to understanding the subjective experience of suicidal patients. Through his writing, teaching and clinical consultations, Terry helped clinicians to appreciate the complexity of working with suicidal patients. He emphasized the importance of the therapist’s efforts to understand the patient’s experience of severe suffering and thoughts of death, bearing the patient’s pain as well as the simultaneous fear of the possibility of suicide. Terry taught that the therapist’s genuine affective engagement is critical, and that the therapeutic relationship between patient and therapist can be life saving. He encouraged clinicians and psychoanalysts to bear the risk of working with suicidal patients because he believed that for many of them, we are their best hope for survival.

In this program, we will examine Terry’s unique contributions to the psychoanalytic study of suicidal states. This includes understanding the breakdown of the self in a suicidal crisis, the experience of the body as alien, the potential for suicidal ideation to be life sustaining, the phenomenon of countertransference hate, and specific issues in personality disorders. We will also honor Terry as a teacher and mentor, whose generous personal contributions supported the professional development of many members of the BPSI community. We are fortunate to have Terry’s colleagues from the Boston Suicide Study Group to share their personal and professional knowledge of Terry’s contributions, and of his place in the current psychoanalytic understanding of the treatment of suicidal patients.

 

About the S. Joseph Nemetz Memorial Lecture

The Nemetz Memorial Lecture honors the history of American psychoanalysis. Established in 2009, the annual lecture focuses on the importance of communal memory: the idea that we honor our origins as we progress and further develop psychoanalysis in the United States. Lectures in S. Joseph Nemetz’s spirit – reflective, community-minded and open-minded – emphasize imaginative service to the profession (1) Eliot, T. S. (1943) East Coker: Four Quartets

 

Registration is required. Click here to register.

 

Speakers

Mark J. Goldblatt, MD (Panelist) — Psychoanalyst Member and Faculty, BPSI; Associate Professor of Psychiatry (part time), Harvard Medical School.

Elsa Ronningstam, PhD (Panelist) — Psychoanalyst Member and Faculty, BPSI; Associate Professor (part time), Harvard Medical School; Clinical Psychologist, McLean Hospital.

Benjamin Herbstman, MD, MHS (Panelist) — Candidate, BPSI; Lecturer (part time), Harvard Medical School; Assistant Psychiatrist, McLean Hospital.

Mark Schechter, MD (Moderator) — Psychoanalyst Member, BPSI; Chair, Departmentof Psychiatry, North Shore Medical Center; Instructor in Psychiatry (part time), Harvard Medical School.

 

Registration is required. Click here to register.

 

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

  1. Describe two of Dr. Maltsberger’s major contributions in advancing the study of suicide from a psychoanalytic perspective.
  2. Discuss the breakdown of the self in suicidal states and implications for psychotherapeutic treatment.
  3. Address countertransference issues in the treatment of suicidal patients, and describe two elements of “countertransference hate”.

 

References

Maltsberger, JT, Goldblatt MJ, Ronningstam E, Weinberg I, Schechter M. Traumatic subjective experiences invite suicide. J Am Acad Psychoanal Dyn Psychiatry. 2011 Winter;39(4):671-3.

Maltsberger, JT, Ronningstam E, Weinberg I, Schechter M, Goldblatt MJ. Suicide fantasy as a life-sustaining recourse. Am Acad Psychoanal Dyn Psychiatry. 2010 Winter;38(4):611-23.

Maltsberger, JT, Schechter M, Herbstman, B, Ronningstam E, Goldblatt MJ. Suicide Studies Today: Where Do We Come From? Who Are We? Where Are We Going? Crisis 2015; Vol. 36(6): 387-389.

 

Schedule
9:00am-9:10am: Welcome, Announcements; 9:10am- 9:25am: Moderator’s Introduction; 9:25am – 9:50am: Presentation I; 9:50am – 10:15am Presentation II; 10:15am – 10:30am Break; 10:30am – 10:55am Presentation III; 10:55am – 12:00pm Panel response and Audience discussion.

 

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 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.

 

Special Clinical Conference for Trainees and Early Career Clinicians — On Working with Suicidal Patients @ BPSI
Sep 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Special Clinical Conference – On Working with Suicidal Patients

For Trainees and Early Career Clinicians

 

Space is limited. Click here to register.

 

The BPSI Training Outreach Committee is very pleased to invite all trainees, early career clinicians, and those interested in psychoanalytic training and ideas to a special clinical conference. Working with suicidal patients is one of the greatest challenges that we face as psychotherapists. At the morning program, the many contributions of John T. (Terry) Maltsberger to the understanding of suicidal patients will be discussed. Subsequently, Mark Schechter, MD and Benjamin Herbstman, MD will continue the discussion about psychotherapy and suicide, and respond to your questions and comments. In particular, they will discuss the importance of careful assessment, attunement to the patient’s subjective experience, and attention to countertransference feelings. In addition, there will be opportunity to talk about inspiring hope in patients who struggle with whether life is worth living. Stephanie Schechter, PsyD will moderate the program.

 

Space is limited. Click here to register.

 

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
17
Tue
Meet the Author: Ellen Pinsky, PhD @ Boston Psychoanalytic Institute
Oct 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Ellen Pinsky, PhD will discuss her new book Death and Fallibility in the Psychoanalytic Encounter: Mortal Gifts. (Routledge, 2017) More information to follow.

Death and Fallibility in the Psychoanalytic Encounter considers psychoanalysis from a fresh perspective: the therapist’s mortality—in at least two senses of the word. That the therapist can die, and is also fallible, can be seen as necessary or even defining components of the therapeutic process. At every moment, the analyst’s vulnerability and human limitations underlie the work, something rarely openly acknowledged.”

Oct
21
Sat
The Therapist’s Visual Imagery and Metaphors in Parent-Infant Psychotherapy with Bjorn 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

 

 

Speakers

Bjorn Salomonsson, MD (Presenter) — internationally known child analyst with an expertise in the analytic treatment of mother/infant pairs.

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

 

 

More information to follow.

Nov
1
Wed
Program with Fred Busch, PhD @ Boston Psychoanalytic Institute
Nov 1 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

More information to follow.

Dec
13
Wed
2017 Silberger Paper Prize Lecture @ Boston Psychoanalytic Institute
Dec 13 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Winner and topic to be announced.

Mar
28
Wed
2017 Adam Corneel Major Teachers of Psychotherapy Lecture: Otto Kernberg, MD @ Boston Psychoanalytic Institute
Mar 28 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Presented by Otto Kernberg, MD. More information to follow.

Apr
5
Thu
Spring Academic Lecture: Alfred Margulies, MD @ Boston Psychoanalytic Society
Apr 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

More information to follow.

May
8
Tue
Meet the Author: Lawrence Brown, MD @ Boston Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
May 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

More information TBA.