September 23, 2017 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
141 Herrick Rd
Newton Centre, MA 02459
617 266-0953

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.

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