Dec
13
Wed
2017 Silberger Paper Prize Lecture @ Boston Psychoanalytic Institute
Dec 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Looking for a Place to Fall Apart – Merle Haggard’s Music

Presented by 2017 Silberger Paper Prize Award Recipient Richard Wheeler, PhD

Aged nine when his beloved father died, Merle Haggard quickly spun off into a life of truancy, delinquency, and crime, culminating in imprisonment in San Quentin at the age of nineteen. The psychological struggles of his youth never left him, but his music enabled him to use these conflicts in the service of mastering his art, honoring his deep and complex filial loyalties, and sustaining his ferociously guarded integrity. Erikson’s work on delinquency and Winnicott’s on selfhood can help illuminate both the nature of these conflicts and Haggard’s effort to survive them, use them, and explore them in him music.

 

About the Silberger Paper Prize Award

Each year the Silberger Paper Prize Award is granted to the author of an outstanding paper reflecting an interdisciplinary consideration of psychoanalytic theories or concepts. The award committee welcomes  submissions from neighboring fields, including developmental psychology, neuroscience, anthropology, sociology, historical studies, arts and humanities.

 

Registration is required. Click here to register.

 

Speakers

Richard Wheeler, PhD (Presenter) — Richard Wheeler studied psychoanalytic criticism with C. L. Barber, Norman Holland, and Murray Schwartz at SUNY/Buffalo before joining the University of Illinois English faculty in 1969. He published psychoanalytically oriented criticism of Shakespeare and Elizabethan drama, D. H. Lawrence, and W. B. Yeats. His principle effort was to identify and clarify psychological patterns that shape Shakespeare’s art and to link patterns in the art to what is known of the life. He spent his entire academic career at Illinois, as faculty member, department head, graduate dean, vice provost, and interim provost, and is now a senior advisor for Academic Analytics.

Howard Katz, MD (Discussant) — Supervising and Training Analyst and former President at BPSI. He is on the faculty of the McLean Hospital Adult Psychiatry Residency Program.

Murray Schwartz, PhD (Panelist) — Professor Emeritus at Emerson College and Coordinator of BPSI’s Center for Multi-disciplinary Psychoanalytic Studies (COMPASS).

 

Registration is required. 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.

 

Jan
22
Mon
Meet the Author – Nathan Kravis @ BPSI Library
Jan 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

On Mon, Jan 22, 2018, Nathan Kravis will visit BPSI to talk about his new book On the Couch: A Repressed History of the Analytic Couch from Plato to Freud  (MIT Press, 2017).

About the Author: Nathan Kravis is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College, where he is also Associate Director of the DeWitt Wallace Institute for the History of Psychiatry, and Training and Supervising Analyst at the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research.

Time: Reception – 7:30pm, Discussion – 8:00pm, Book Signing – 9:15pm.

Click here to register.

Jan
23
Tue
Building a Psychodynamic Private Practice: Practical and Clinical Considerations @ BPSI
Jan 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Building a Psychodynamic Private Practice: Practical and Clinical Considerations

4 Sessions: Tuesdays, Jan 23, 30; Feb 6, 13, 2018

7:30 PM – 9:00 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.

Using a small-group seminar format, this four-session course offers a forum in which participants can think through, from a psychodynamic perspective, some complex clinical challenges involved in building a successful private practice. We will focus on issues such as money, beginning and deepening treatment, diversity, and developing your professional support system and referral structure. The course instructors will provide hand-outs for information relating to more practical issues such as record-keeping and maintaining HIPPA compliance, and some class time will be dedicated to discussing these matters. This course is designed to allow an exploration of a few crucial components of building a successful private practice.  Faculty will include representatives from four disciplines (psychiatry, psychology, social work, and mental health counseling), providing multiple perspectives while also allowing for discipline-specific questions to be addressed.

 

Instructors

Alistair McKnight, PsyaD, LMHC — Candidate Member, Graduate of the Advanced Training Program in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (ATP), and Faculty in the Explorations in Mind Program, BPSI. Private practice in Cambridge, MA.

Janet Witte, MD, MPH — Psychoanalyst Member, Candidate in Child and Adolescent Psychoanalysis Training, and Faculty of the Explorations in Mind program, BPSI. Private practice in Cambridge, MA, seeing children, adolescents, families, and adults.

 

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

  1. List two or more practical and clinical implications of using different forms of communication in private practice.
  2. Discuss how the initial evaluation is vital in building a manageable caseload, both in gauging goodness of fit between the clinician and the patient, and through being realistic about the potential clinical effectiveness of what the clinician can offer to a particular patient.
  3. Describe two ways in which to consider and promote diversity in one’s practice and provide accessibility for under-served populations.
  4. Describe modes of building and maintaining supervisory and collegial support systems.

 

References

Bach, S. (2011). The how to book for students of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy, Karnac Books.

Freud, S. (1908). Cabaniss, D. (2011). Psychodynamic psychotherapy: a clinical manual, Wiley-Blackwell.

Zuckerman, E. & Kolmes, K. (2016). The paper office for the digital age forms, guidelines, and resources to make your practice work ethically, legally, and profitably, Guilford Press.

 

Schedule
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm: Lecture/Presentation; 8:30 pm – 9:00 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 6 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 6 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.

D. W. Winnicott @ BPSI
Jan 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

D. W. Winnicott

 

8 Sessions: Tuesdays, Jan 23, 30; Feb 6, 13, 20, 27; Mar 6, 13, 2018

7:30 PM – 9:00 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.

D.W. Winnicott is enormously popular in psychoanalysis today. Why? Part of the explanation lies in his charming, charismatic personality, which shines through in his writing style. When one digs more deeply into his writing, however, one learns that Winnicott was not just a delightful character. He thought deeply about children, development, families and society. His ideas regarding transitional objects and true/false selves are legendary. His thinking is extremely useful in clinical psychology, philosophy, and sociology.

 

Instructor

Jason Jones, MD — Psychotherapist Member, Graduate of the Advanced Training Program in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (ATP), and Faculty of the Explorations in Mind program, BPSI. Private practice in Belmont, MA..

 

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

  1. Describe what Winnicott means by “unintegrated” and “ruthless”.
  2. Explain why acknowledging/containing hate are key to good therapy.
  3. Describe regression, and its potential role in true self formation.
  4. Explain what Winnicott means by a true self, false self, and their origins.
  5. Explain the definition, origin, nature, and fate of the transitional object.
  6. Explain the role of confrontation in adolescent identity formation.
  7. Define deliquents, describe their origin and role in a democracy.
  8. Explain what Winnicott means by “using” versus “relating to” an object.

 

References

TBD

Schedule
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm: Lecture/Presentation; 8:30 pm – 9:00 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 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.

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.

Jan
24
Wed
Enhancing Leadership in Organizations: Applying Systems Psychodynamics @ BPSI
Jan 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Enhancing Leadership in Organizations: Applying Systems Psychodynamics

12 Sessions: Wednesdays, Jan 24, 31; Feb 7, 14, 21, 28; Mar 7, 14, 21, 28; Apr 4, 11, 2018

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

BPSI, 141 Herrick Road

Newton Centre, MA 02459

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

Effective leadership or consultation in an organizational context requires an understanding of such powerful factors as leader-follower dynamics, social defenses in response to primitive anxieties, tensions between work groups and basic assumption groups, and the interplay of roles, tasks, and boundaries.  The goal of this seminar is to introduce students to the analysis of unconscious dynamics in group life, using the conceptual tools of systems psychodynamics along with experiential learning and case examples. Systems psychodynamics, first articulated by Bion in the early 1960’s, is an interdisciplinary approach that draws on insights from group relations theory, psychoanalysis, and open systems theory. From these vantage points, we will examine the forces, conscious and unconscious, that shape behavior in groups and organizations, and that facilitate or hinder effective leadership or consultation. This seminar is open to participants from multiple disciplines including scholars, clinicians, management consultants, and organizational leaders and practitioners.

 

Instructors

James Barron, PhD — Psychoanalyst Member, Trustee, and Faculty of the Psychoanalytic Training, and Fellowship in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy programs, BPSI. Former faculty member of The Levinson Institute for Executive Education. Private practice and organizational consulting, Brookline, MA.

Harry Spence, JD — Trustee Member, BPSI; Former Professor of Practice, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Doctor of Education Leadership Program; Lecturer, Harvard Kennedy School of Government; Deputy Chancellor, New York City School System; Receiver, City of Chelsea; Receiver, Boston Housing Authority; Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Social Services; Court Administrator, Massachusetts Trial Court, and other public and private sector leadership positions. Long time staff member for group relations conferences.

 

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

  1. Describe critical aspects of Freud’s views of the intersecting psychological forces in individuals and groups.
  2. Summarize Bion’s elaboration of Freud’s views, with special attention to the unconscious phantasies associated with basic assumption groups.
  3. List the theoretical strands that are woven together to create the systems psychodynamic perspective.
  4. Critique the concept of social defenses as described by Menzies and Jaques.
  5. Explain the difference between roles and tasks in organizations.
  6. Compare the primary features of work groups to those of identity groups.
  7. Describe what is meant by sentient boundaries in a group or organization.
  8. List three factors in leadership/followership dynamics.
  9. Describe the dialectical tension between maintaining individuality in the group and belonging to the group.
  10. Link the concept of the work group to the concept of the depressive position.
  11. Link the concept of the basic assumption group to the paranoid-schizoid position.
  12. Anazlyze and discuss the interaction of organizational culture and organizational change.

 

References

Freud, S. (1921). Selections from Group psychology and the analysis of the ego. S.E., 18.

Bion, W. R., (1959) Selections from Experiences in Groups, in Group relations reader (1975), Colman, A. D. and Bexton, H., editors, vol. 1, 11-21.

Miller, E.J. and Rice, A.K. (1967). Selections from: Systems of organization. In Group relations reader, edited by Colman, A.D. and Bexton, W.H. (1975). San Rafael, CA: Associates Printing and Publishing, 43-69.

Jaques, E. (1955) Social systems as a defense against persecutory and depressive anxiety. In New Directions in  Psychoanalysis. Eds. Klein, M., Heimann, P., and Money-Kyrle. London: Basic. Pp. 478-498.

Menzies, I. (1960). A case study in the functioning of social systems as a defense against anxiety. Group relations reader (1975), Colman, A. D. and Bexton, H., editors, vol. 1, 281-312.

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 18 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 18 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.

The Erotics of Knowing: An Extra-Transferential Contribution to Analytic Erotism with Adele Tutter, MD, PhD @ Boston Psychoanalytic Institute
Jan 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:15 pm

The Erotics of Knowing:

An Extra-Transferential Contribution to Analytic Erotism

 

In this paper, Dr. Tutter posits an erotics of knowing which comprises embodied aspects of psychological and emotional closeness, and argues that it derives not from transference dynamics, but from extraordinary intimacy: both component and consequence of the analytic process itself. Knowing and being known are invested with erotism via its interpenetrative and interreceptive aspects: to know the other is to enter a hidden interior “space” that represents the embodied inner world. By relegating analytic erotism to the transference, Freud anticipates a subsequent split in the discourse that distinguishes between the qualified reality of the erotic transference, and the “real” but de-erotized construct of “analytic love.” A more recent split relegates erotism to the maternal transference, where it is divested of adult sexuality and aggression. Aesthetic interpretations of the myth of Adam and Eve and other cultural artifacts illustrate key points made in the essay. From Oedipus to Genesis, from the Renaissance to the present day, the erotics of knowing is our forbidden fruit.

 

Register for this event.

 

Adele Tutter, MD, PhD (Presenter)

is on the Faculty of Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, and the New York Psychoanalytic Institute. She is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and Chair of the Artist/Scholar in Residence Committee at APsaA. Dr. Tutter serves on a number of editorial boards, including Psychoanalytic Inquiry and Psychoanalytic Quarterly, and she is a contributing editor of American Imago. She has a private practice in psychoanalysis and psychopharmacology in New York City.

 

Andrea Celenza, PhD (Discussant)

is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute and an Assistant Clinical Professor at Harvard Medical School.  She has numerous publications and has authored two books:  Sexual Boundary Violations: Therapeutic, Supervisory and Academic Contexts, and Erotic Revelations:  Clinical Applications and Perverse Scenarios.  Dr. Celenza is in private practice in Lexington, Massachusetts.

 

Paul Lynch, MD (Moderator)

is on the Faculty of the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis, and China America Psychoanalytic Alliance. Dr. Lynch supervises psychotherapy at Tufts Medical Center, and is co-editor, with Alessandra Lemma of the book, Sexualities: Contemporary Psychoanalytic Perspectives (Routledge, 2015).

 

Register for this event.

 

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Trace the ancient roots of the “erotics of knowing”.
  2. Outline the historical split in the psychoanalytic discourse between the erotic transference and the de-eroticzed construct of “analytic love”.
  3. Describe the more recent theoretical sequestration of analytic erotism within the de-aggresivized maternal transference.
  4. Distinguish between transference phenomena and other forms of psychological and emotional closeness that derive from the extraordinary intimacy of the analytic process.

 

Schedule:

7:30pm-7:40pm: Welcome and Introductions; 7:40pm-8:30pm: Paper presentation; 8:30pm-8:45pm: Discussion by Andrea Celenza; 8:45pm-9:15pm: Audience Q&A and discussion.

 

References

Celenza, A. (2007). Sexual Boundary Violations: Therapeutic, Supervisory, and Academic Contexts. Lanham, MA: Jacob Aronson.

 

Friedman, L. (2005). Is there a special psychoanalytic love? Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association 53:349-375.

 

Freud, S. (1915). Observations on transference-love. Standard Edition 12:157-171.

 

Tutter, A. (2014). Under the mirror of the sleeping water: Poussin’s Narcissus. International Journal of Psychoanalysis 95:1235-1264.

 

Tutter, A. (2016). Resurrecting Oedipus: Poussin’s Birth of Bacchus. Psychoanalytic Psychology S33:S34-S55 (supplement: Psychoanalysis and the Humanities, http://psycnet. apa.org/journals/pap/33/S1/S34/, accessed April 22, 2017).

 

Zachrisson, A. (2013). Oedipus the King: Quest for self-knowledge-denial of reality. Sophocles’ vision of man and psychoanalytic concept formation. International Journal of Psychoanalysis 94:313-31.

 

Register for this event.

 

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, academics, art historians, and mental health clinicians at all levels of training. Continuing Education credits are offered for psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers.

 

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 us at office@bpsi.org or 617-266-0953 for the status of 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.

 

Jan
29
Mon
Building a Psychodynamic Private Practice: Practical and Clinical Considerations @ BPSI
Jan 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Building a Psychodynamic Private Practice: Practical and Clinical Considerations

4 Sessions: Tuesdays, Jan 23, 30; Feb 6, 13, 2018

7:30 PM – 9:00 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.

Using a small-group seminar format, this four-session course offers a forum in which participants can think through, from a psychodynamic perspective, some complex clinical challenges involved in building a successful private practice. We will focus on issues such as money, beginning and deepening treatment, diversity, and developing your professional support system and referral structure. The course instructors will provide hand-outs for information relating to more practical issues such as record-keeping and maintaining HIPPA compliance, and some class time will be dedicated to discussing these matters. This course is designed to allow an exploration of a few crucial components of building a successful private practice.  Faculty will include representatives from four disciplines (psychiatry, psychology, social work, and mental health counseling), providing multiple perspectives while also allowing for discipline-specific questions to be addressed.

 

Instructors

Alistair McKnight, PsyaD, LMHC — Candidate Member, Graduate of the Advanced Training Program in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (ATP), and Faculty in the Explorations in Mind Program, BPSI. Private practice in Cambridge, MA.

Janet Witte, MD, MPH — Psychoanalyst Member, Candidate in Child and Adolescent Psychoanalysis Training, and Faculty of the Explorations in Mind program, BPSI. Private practice in Cambridge, MA, seeing children, adolescents, families, and adults.

 

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

  1. List two or more practical and clinical implications of using different forms of communication in private practice.
  2. Discuss how the initial evaluation is vital in building a manageable caseload, both in gauging goodness of fit between the clinician and the patient, and through being realistic about the potential clinical effectiveness of what the clinician can offer to a particular patient.
  3. Describe two ways in which to consider and promote diversity in one’s practice and provide accessibility for under-served populations.
  4. Describe modes of building and maintaining supervisory and collegial support systems.

 

References

Bach, S. (2011). The how to book for students of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy, Karnac Books.

Freud, S. (1908). Cabaniss, D. (2011). Psychodynamic psychotherapy: a clinical manual, Wiley-Blackwell.

Zuckerman, E. & Kolmes, K. (2016). The paper office for the digital age forms, guidelines, and resources to make your practice work ethically, legally, and profitably, Guilford Press.

 

Schedule
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm: Lecture/Presentation; 8:30 pm – 9:00 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 6 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 6 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.

Jan
30
Tue
Building a Psychodynamic Private Practice: Practical and Clinical Considerations @ BPSI
Jan 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Building a Psychodynamic Private Practice: Practical and Clinical Considerations

4 Sessions: Tuesdays, Jan 23, 30; Feb 6, 13, 2018

7:30 PM – 9:00 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.

Using a small-group seminar format, this four-session course offers a forum in which participants can think through, from a psychodynamic perspective, some complex clinical challenges involved in building a successful private practice. We will focus on issues such as money, beginning and deepening treatment, diversity, and developing your professional support system and referral structure. The course instructors will provide hand-outs for information relating to more practical issues such as record-keeping and maintaining HIPPA compliance, and some class time will be dedicated to discussing these matters. This course is designed to allow an exploration of a few crucial components of building a successful private practice.  Faculty will include representatives from four disciplines (psychiatry, psychology, social work, and mental health counseling), providing multiple perspectives while also allowing for discipline-specific questions to be addressed.

 

Instructors

Alistair McKnight, PsyaD, LMHC — Candidate Member, Graduate of the Advanced Training Program in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (ATP), and Faculty in the Explorations in Mind Program, BPSI. Private practice in Cambridge, MA.

Janet Witte, MD, MPH — Psychoanalyst Member, Candidate in Child and Adolescent Psychoanalysis Training, and Faculty of the Explorations in Mind program, BPSI. Private practice in Cambridge, MA, seeing children, adolescents, families, and adults.

 

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

  1. List two or more practical and clinical implications of using different forms of communication in private practice.
  2. Discuss how the initial evaluation is vital in building a manageable caseload, both in gauging goodness of fit between the clinician and the patient, and through being realistic about the potential clinical effectiveness of what the clinician can offer to a particular patient.
  3. Describe two ways in which to consider and promote diversity in one’s practice and provide accessibility for under-served populations.
  4. Describe modes of building and maintaining supervisory and collegial support systems.

 

References

Bach, S. (2011). The how to book for students of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy, Karnac Books.

Freud, S. (1908). Cabaniss, D. (2011). Psychodynamic psychotherapy: a clinical manual, Wiley-Blackwell.

Zuckerman, E. & Kolmes, K. (2016). The paper office for the digital age forms, guidelines, and resources to make your practice work ethically, legally, and profitably, Guilford Press.

 

Schedule
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm: Lecture/Presentation; 8:30 pm – 9:00 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 6 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 6 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.

D. W. Winnicott @ BPSI
Jan 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

D. W. Winnicott

 

8 Sessions: Tuesdays, Jan 23, 30; Feb 6, 13, 20, 27; Mar 6, 13, 2018

7:30 PM – 9:00 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.

D.W. Winnicott is enormously popular in psychoanalysis today. Why? Part of the explanation lies in his charming, charismatic personality, which shines through in his writing style. When one digs more deeply into his writing, however, one learns that Winnicott was not just a delightful character. He thought deeply about children, development, families and society. His ideas regarding transitional objects and true/false selves are legendary. His thinking is extremely useful in clinical psychology, philosophy, and sociology.

 

Instructor

Jason Jones, MD — Psychotherapist Member, Graduate of the Advanced Training Program in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (ATP), and Faculty of the Explorations in Mind program, BPSI. Private practice in Belmont, MA..

 

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

  1. Describe what Winnicott means by “unintegrated” and “ruthless”.
  2. Explain why acknowledging/containing hate are key to good therapy.
  3. Describe regression, and its potential role in true self formation.
  4. Explain what Winnicott means by a true self, false self, and their origins.
  5. Explain the definition, origin, nature, and fate of the transitional object.
  6. Explain the role of confrontation in adolescent identity formation.
  7. Define deliquents, describe their origin and role in a democracy.
  8. Explain what Winnicott means by “using” versus “relating to” an object.

 

References

TBD

Schedule
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm: Lecture/Presentation; 8:30 pm – 9:00 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 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.

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.

Jan
31
Wed
Enhancing Leadership in Organizations: Applying Systems Psychodynamics @ BPSI
Jan 31 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Enhancing Leadership in Organizations: Applying Systems Psychodynamics

12 Sessions: Wednesdays, Jan 24, 31; Feb 7, 14, 21, 28; Mar 7, 14, 21, 28; Apr 4, 11, 2018

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

BPSI, 141 Herrick Road

Newton Centre, MA 02459

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

Effective leadership or consultation in an organizational context requires an understanding of such powerful factors as leader-follower dynamics, social defenses in response to primitive anxieties, tensions between work groups and basic assumption groups, and the interplay of roles, tasks, and boundaries.  The goal of this seminar is to introduce students to the analysis of unconscious dynamics in group life, using the conceptual tools of systems psychodynamics along with experiential learning and case examples. Systems psychodynamics, first articulated by Bion in the early 1960’s, is an interdisciplinary approach that draws on insights from group relations theory, psychoanalysis, and open systems theory. From these vantage points, we will examine the forces, conscious and unconscious, that shape behavior in groups and organizations, and that facilitate or hinder effective leadership or consultation. This seminar is open to participants from multiple disciplines including scholars, clinicians, management consultants, and organizational leaders and practitioners.

 

Instructors

James Barron, PhD — Psychoanalyst Member, Trustee, and Faculty of the Psychoanalytic Training, and Fellowship in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy programs, BPSI. Former faculty member of The Levinson Institute for Executive Education. Private practice and organizational consulting, Brookline, MA.

Harry Spence, JD — Trustee Member, BPSI; Former Professor of Practice, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Doctor of Education Leadership Program; Lecturer, Harvard Kennedy School of Government; Deputy Chancellor, New York City School System; Receiver, City of Chelsea; Receiver, Boston Housing Authority; Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Social Services; Court Administrator, Massachusetts Trial Court, and other public and private sector leadership positions. Long time staff member for group relations conferences.

 

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

  1. Describe critical aspects of Freud’s views of the intersecting psychological forces in individuals and groups.
  2. Summarize Bion’s elaboration of Freud’s views, with special attention to the unconscious phantasies associated with basic assumption groups.
  3. List the theoretical strands that are woven together to create the systems psychodynamic perspective.
  4. Critique the concept of social defenses as described by Menzies and Jaques.
  5. Explain the difference between roles and tasks in organizations.
  6. Compare the primary features of work groups to those of identity groups.
  7. Describe what is meant by sentient boundaries in a group or organization.
  8. List three factors in leadership/followership dynamics.
  9. Describe the dialectical tension between maintaining individuality in the group and belonging to the group.
  10. Link the concept of the work group to the concept of the depressive position.
  11. Link the concept of the basic assumption group to the paranoid-schizoid position.
  12. Anazlyze and discuss the interaction of organizational culture and organizational change.

 

References

Freud, S. (1921). Selections from Group psychology and the analysis of the ego. S.E., 18.

Bion, W. R., (1959) Selections from Experiences in Groups, in Group relations reader (1975), Colman, A. D. and Bexton, H., editors, vol. 1, 11-21.

Miller, E.J. and Rice, A.K. (1967). Selections from: Systems of organization. In Group relations reader, edited by Colman, A.D. and Bexton, W.H. (1975). San Rafael, CA: Associates Printing and Publishing, 43-69.

Jaques, E. (1955) Social systems as a defense against persecutory and depressive anxiety. In New Directions in  Psychoanalysis. Eds. Klein, M., Heimann, P., and Money-Kyrle. London: Basic. Pp. 478-498.

Menzies, I. (1960). A case study in the functioning of social systems as a defense against anxiety. Group relations reader (1975), Colman, A. D. and Bexton, H., editors, vol. 1, 281-312.

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 18 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 18 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.