January 23, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
141 Herrick Rd
Newton, MA 02459
Lauren Lukason
6172660953 ext 103

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.



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.




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.