April 1, 2015 @ 11:00 pm – April 2, 2015 @ 12:00 am
141 Herrick Road
Newton Centre
MA 02459
$100 early bird, $150 after March 1, 2015 *Free for BPSI Members, Trainees, APsaA Fellow Members, and PiP



Stephen Schlein, PhD *Guest Faculty


6 Sessions: Wednesdays, Apr 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; May 6, 2015
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Location: BPSI, 141 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459
Fee: $100 early bird, $150 after March 1, 2015
*Free for BPSI Members, Trainees, APsaA Fellow Members, and PiP


The treatment of patients with severe psychopathology gives rise to challenging countertransference dilemmas. Countertransference introspection is an essential feature that enhances the therapeutic process and adds depth and vitality to the unfolding experience. This seminar will establish a foundation for an interpersonal-relational clinical technique. The spirit of this venture will be on creating a particular therapeutic climate that has as its centerpiece the analyst’s use of self as an interpersonal presence and as the psychotherapeutic agent of change. The method acknowledges the vital importance of this interpersonal environment based on the spontaneous experience of authentic human relatedness and engagement.

This seminar is designed as a clinical seminar focused on the refinement of psychotherapeutic technique and the centrality of the evolving interpersonal relationship and its transformative impact. We will utilize a continuous clinical case format, with attention given to an in-depth view of the complexity of countertransference phenomena.

Please note this course is only for licensed mental health clinicians and trainees on the path to licensure

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Explorations in Mind, BPSI’s community education program, offers a wide range of courses for clinicians, professionals in other fields, and the interested community. We hope to enhance an understanding of psychoanalysis and develop connections with the intellectual, artistic, and social issues of interest to the community at large.

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

*Course fees are waived for BPSI Trainees and Members, please contact Victoria at vvacaro@bpsi.org or (617) 266-0953 ext. 105 if you are a current BPSI Trainee or Member and would like to enroll in a course*

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 sponsorship 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 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 1.5 or 2 hours of CE per session.
Social Workers: Please contact the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute Administrative Office for information regarding continuing education for Social Workers.
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.