Calendar of Events

Events of Interest to the PSPP Community

The Community Calendar of the Alliance for Psychoanalytic Thought (aPt) also lists local programs of interest to mental health professionals who practice psychoanalysis and/or psychodynamic psychotherapy

Upcoming events

    • 25 Oct 2015
    • 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Haverford College, Bryn Mawr Room
    • 68


    PSPP 2015 Annual Fall Meeting 

    Thinking Relationally About Internal and External Ethical Factors in Psychotherapy 

    with invited speaker Anton Hart, Ph.D.

    Sunday, October 25, 2015

    Registration 9:00am, program starts at 9:30am

    Venue: Haverford College

    Bryn Mawr Room
    in the Haverford College Dining Center)

    Please note that four ethics CEs will be available for attendants of this program


    Recent events have spurred significant changes in Pennsylvania law, changes arguably made for political reasons. Therefore, they do not take into account the ethical bedrocks that make up the therapeutic process, specifically, the value that therapists place on confidentiality and privacy, which allow for deep, meaningful and mutative relationships. In his talk Dr. Anton Hart will explore how ethics are an essential part of Relational Psychoanalysis. While often implicit (i.e. we do not think of ethics) we are continuously making decisions that must balance therapeutic, social, and legal implications for an ethical practice. Dr. Hart’s presentation will be supplemented by vignettes from the community that bring home specific ethical issues.

    We are delighted to invite Dr. Anton Hart, Fellow of The American Psychoanalytic Association’s Board on Professional Standards, to be the speaker for our Fall Program, to help us think about the implications of the many ways and in the various settings in which the meaning of confidentiality has created tensions for mental health professionals. This conference will not limit itself to questions about Act 31, nor to any other single problem. Rather, the goal of our program will be to help us think about the question in the "ethical" sense. That is, to reflect on the questions and meanings raised by these tensions, in order to help us make decisions that keep our values in mind, balanced by social and potentially legal implications which can also arise. 

    Anton H. Hart, PhD is a Fellow, Training and Supervising Analyst and on the Faculty of the William Alanson White Institute in New York City, teaching and supervising in the (Division I) psychoanalytic training program as well as supervising in the Program in Intensive Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and in the Eating Disorders, Compulsions and Addictions Service. He supervises clinical psychology doctoral students at Teachers College, Columbia University and at the Derner Institute of Adelphi University. He is a member of the Editorial Boards of the journals Psychoanalytic Psychology and Contemporary Psychoanalysis. He teaches Relational Psychoanalysis in the Department of Psychology at St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Hospital (for which he was awarded Teacher of The Year in 2012). He has published papers on issues of mutuality, disruption and safety. He is writing a book to be published by Routledge, tentatively entitled, Beyond Oaths or Codes: Toward Relational Psychoanalytic Ethics. He served as Associate Co-producer for and was featured in the documentary film, “Black Psychoanalysts Speak.” His areas of clinical interest include detailed psychoanalytic listening, supervision-consultation, ethics, psychoanalytic work with minorities of all kinds and both individual and group consultation with college and university students and faculty. He is in full-time private practice in New York City.

    P R O G R A M   S C H E D U L E

    9:00 - 9:30 Registration

    9:30 - 11:30 Dr. Anton Hart

    11:30 - 12:30 Lunch

    12:30 - 2:30 Vignettes by Local Clinicians and Discussion

    • 05 Mar 2016
    • 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    • TBA


    The PSPP 2016 Spring Meeting

    with invited speaker Paul Wachtel, Ph.D.

    March 5, 2016

    Venue: TBA

Past events

07 Jun 2015 Brunch Series - Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and Orthodox Judaism: Clinical Implications
30 May 2015 2015 PSPP Annual Spring Program: Between Parents and Children: Psychoanalytic and Anthropologic Perspectives
17 May 2015 Brunch Series - Topics in Applied Psychoanalysis: How to Approach Custody Evaluations from a Psychoanalytic Perspective
03 May 2015 Annual Graduate Student Brunch
08 Mar 2015 Brunch Series - Forgetting Repression: Lacan and Parapraxis in Contemporary Clinical Practice
22 Feb 2015 Brunch Series - With the Wind: Making Clinical Use of Challenging Mental Health Institutional Situations
09 Nov 2014 2014 Annual Fall Program: Community Round-table: The Clinician's Life History in the Consulting Room
18 May 2014 Brunch Series - Bearing Transience and Finding Permanence
29 Mar 2014 2014 PSPP Annual Spring Program: Contemporary Psychoanalytic Approaches to the Formation & Understanding of Dreams
16 Mar 2014 Brunch Series - Not Just New Names for Old Concepts
16 Feb 2014 Brunch Series - Rock-a-bye Baby
26 Oct 2013 Does Psychoanalysis Need a Sex Change?|2013 PSPP Annual Fall Program in Collaboration with the 25th Annual Schulman Symposium
20 Sep 2013 The Philadelphia Declaration of Play
16 Jun 2013 Spring Brunch Series - Flights into Health or Sudden Gains
19 May 2013 Spring Brunch Series - Deep Diving
05 May 2013 Annual Graduate Student Brunch
21 Apr 2013 Spring Brunch Series - Integrating a Pet God into Therapy
06 Apr 2013 2013 PSPP Annual Spring Program: From Mind to World, From Drive to Affectivity
13 Mar 2013 The Detective Novel and the Search for Forbidden Knowledge
02 Feb 2013 PCPE & PSPP PRESENT| Again: Multiple Perspectives on a Psychotherapy Case
07 Dec 2012 Mysterious Skin: A Special Film Screening and Discussion
04 Nov 2012 2012 PSPP Annual Fall Program | A Day with Bertram P. Karon, Ph.D., Master Clinician
10 Jun 2012 Spring Brunch Series - Hypnosis and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, and Clinical Applications
03 Jun 2012 Spring Brunch Series - The Tao of Psychoanalysis: Where Kohut and Mitchell meet Buddha and Lao Tzu
06 May 2012 Annual Graduate Student Brunch
15 Apr 2012 Spring Brunch Series - "It's not your father's mental conflict..."
18 Mar 2012 2012 PSPP Annual Spring Program | "Can You Blame the Vampire?": On the Tyranny of Vulnerability - Darlene Ehrenberg Ph.D., ABPP
20 Feb 2012 Clinical Writing and The Personal Essay (February 20 and 27, March 10)
29 Jan 2012 Spring Brunch Series - You Saved My Feet: Psychotherapy with a Homeless Man
20 Jan 2012 Expanding the Frame
13 Nov 2011 2011 PSPP Annual Fall Program | The Relevance of Lacanian Theory & Technique to Clinical Work Today with Bruce Fink, Ph.D.
29 Oct 2011 Finding the Unfound: The Convergence of Psychodynamic Principles and Neuropsychology in the Understanding and Treatment of Asperger's Syndrome
05 Jun 2011 Sunday Brunch Series - The Making of a Psychoanalytic Therapist in the Age of the Quick Fix
21 May 2011 How People Create One Another in Groups
15 May 2011 Sunday Brunch Series - Money As Self Regulation: Theory and Practice
01 May 2011 Annual Graduate Student Brunch
03 Apr 2011 Sunday Brunch Series - The Immediate Long Term Psychological Consequences of Breast Cancer and Its Implications for Effective Psychotherapeutic Engagement with Patients and Survivors
20 Mar 2011 Sunday Brunch Series - Lost in Unsymbolized Space: Reaching the Inaccessible Patient
26 Feb 2011 2011 PSPP Annual Spring Program | Analytic Self Care: Does Gender Matter? Adrienne Harris, Ph.D.
06 Feb 2011 Sunday Brunch Series - Substance Use Disorders and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
22 Jan 2011 Again: Three Perspectives on a Psychotherapy Case
10 Dec 2010 Growing Up With Mental Illness - 'Tarnation'
30 Oct 2010 2010 PSPP Fall Meeting | The Analytic Relationship and the Dialogue of Unconsciouses: A Clinical Workshop
16 May 2010 Sunday Brunch Series - Jewish Women's Adolescent Development: The Role of Attachment, Separation, and Jewish Identity
02 May 2010 Sunday Brunch Series - Denial of Mortality and its Consequences for Clinical Practice
11 Apr 2010 Annual Graduate Student Brunch
28 Mar 2010 PSPP Website Downtime Notice
27 Mar 2010 2010 PSPP Spring Meeting | Psychoanalysis and the Art of Community Engagement: Immigration, the Psychological Origins of a Hate Crime, and Other Uses of Psychoanalysis Beyond the Consulting Room
07 Mar 2010 Sunday Brunch Series - Group Psychotherapy and the Relational Perspective: What is the Agent of Change?
19 Feb 2010 PSPP Website Downtime Notice
17 Feb 2010 Boyhoods: Rethinking Masculinities
17 Jan 2010 Sunday Brunch Series - Making Something Out of Nothing: How a Psychoanalysis Grew from Attunement to the Implicit Relationship
06 Dec 2009 Annual Fall Meeting with Charles Ashbach, Ph.D.
14 Nov 2009 Contemporary Views of Change in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: A Closer Examination of the Boston Change Process Study Group's Understanding of Change
24 Oct 2009 Dynamic Systems and Dyadic States of Consciousness
23 Oct 2009 Relational Psychophysiology and Meaning Making in Therapy
14 Jun 2009 CANCELLED: Sunday Brunch: Jewish Women’s Adolescent Development: The Role of Attachment, Separation and Jewish Identity
31 May 2009 Sunday Brunch: Working at the Borderline: Other Perspectives on a Diagnosis and its Meanings
03 May 2009 Graduate Student Brunch
19 Apr 2009 Sunday Brunch: A Treatment Approach for Treating the Pre-Oedipal Patient (Psychosis, etc.)
29 Mar 2009 Sunday Brunch: Meditation and Mindfulness in Treating Depression
21 Mar 2009 PCPE Special Ethics Workshop: Ghislaine Boulanger, Ph.D. "When Diagnoses Obscure The Real: Ethical Considerations Surrounding Posttraumatic Stress Disorder"
15 Feb 2009 Sunday Brunch: Contemporary Psychoanalytic Writing and Publishing: How to Write and Publish a Psychoanalytic Article
31 Jan 2009 PSPP Winter 2009 Program: Helping People with Paranoid Dynamics: What the DSM Doesn’t Tell You
11 Jan 2009 Sunday Brunch: Inadvertent and Unavoidable Multiple Relationships: A Self Psychological Perspective
19 Oct 2008 PSPP Fall Members Meeting and Presentation
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