March 23, 2018 – March 24, 2018 all-day
The Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel
138 St James Ave
Boston, MA 02116
Continuing Professional Education Office

Lawrence E. Lifson, MD Psychotherapy Conference: Psychodynamic Psychotherapy 2018

Pre-Conference Institute: Thursday, March 22, 2018
The Strategic Use of Internal Family Systems Techniques by Psychodynamic Psychotherapists to Facilitate Access to the Unconscious
Richard Schwartz, PhD
Adam Rosen, PhD, JD

Main Conference: Friday, March 23, 2018 – Saturday, March 24, 2018
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy 2018

Faculty: Andrea Celenza, PhD, Steven Cooper, PhD, Nicholas Covino, PsyD, Robert Fox, LICSW, James P. Frosch, MD, Richard Geist, EdD, James Herzog, MD, Axel Hoffer, MD, Anton O. Kris, MD, Anna Ornstein, MD, Rafael Ornstein, MD, Eric Plakun, MD, Elizabeth (Libby) Shapiro, PhD, Carolyn Stack, PsyD, Robert Waldinger, MD, Julie Watts, LICSW, Jenai Wu Steinkeller, PhD

  • The therapeutic action of psychodynamic psychotherapy
  • Current concepts of cure
  • Integration of theory into practice
  • Contributions of time-honored constructs
  • Deepening the psychodynamic process
  • Widening its scope of applicability

Dear Colleague,

This extraordinary 14th annual conference features renowned faculty in the field of psychodynamic psychotherapy offering their innovative and evolving reflections on the integration of theoretical constructs into clinical practice, as well as case presentations and discussions by master clinicians. Our overriding goal will be to widen the scope of applicability of psychodynamic psychotherapy to a broader range of clinical situations and to deepen understanding of the curative process, with special attention to the contributions of both patient and therapist in the unfolding of the “cure.”

Please register now!


Lawrence E. Lifson, MD
Martha Stark, MD
Conference Co-Directors



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 physicians.

The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 19 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • The Pre-Conference Institute: A maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy 2017: A maximum of 13 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(s)

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada recognizes conferences and workshops held outside of Canada that are developed by a university, academy, hospital, specialty society or college as accredited group learning activities.

Through an agreement between the American Medical Association and the European Union of Medical Specialists, physicians may convert AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ to an equivalent number of European CME Credits® (ECMECs®). Information on the process of converting AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ to ECMECs® can be found at: www.eaccme.eu.

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Psychologists: William James College is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. William James College maintains responsibility for these programs and their content.

Social Workers: Application for social work continuing education credits has been submitted. Please contact William James College at 617-244-1682 or by email at ce@williamjames.edu for the status of social work CE accreditation.

State of New York Social Workers:The Continuing Education Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an Approved Provider of continuing education for licensed social workers. The Pre-Conference Institute is approved for a 6 CE hours and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy 2017 is approved for 13 CE Hours.

Nurses: These programs meet the specifications of the Board of Registration in Nursing (244 CMR).

Mental Health Counselors: William James College is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEPTM solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. This program meet the criteria for 19 clock hours.

Educators: William James College is approved by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to offer Professional Development Points (PDPs). (Provider Number 5-0416-999).

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists: These activities have been certified by FDA/CE Certifications and the Massachusetts Association for Marriage & Family Therapy Inc. for professional continuing education.