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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

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    • 08 Mar 2015
    • 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Philadelphia
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Forgetting Repression: Lacan and Parapraxis in Contemporary Clinical Practice

    • Robin M. Ward, Psy.D.
    • Sunday, March 8, 2015
    • Location: Merion Station, PA
    From its inception, psychoanalysis has been a verbal practice, a therapy through the medium of language, Freud’s talking cure. This was made abundantly clear in Freud’s early work on parapraxes. However, focus has shifted a great deal in more recent years towards the non-verbal elements of psychoanalytic work, many even proposing that the non-verbal communication is the fundamental ingredient. An unfortunate consequence of this shift is a decreased focus on the of the core insights Freud proposed in his early work. These insights, of the human subject as a divided subject and of language as a means of unconscious work, are maintained and developed in contemporary Lacanian practice. My talk will provide an overview of the history of attention to unintended speech acts in psychoanalytic work as well as a consideration of the place of this attention in contemporary clinical discourse.

    Learning Objectives

    At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

    1. Summarize the history of attention to parapraxes in psychoanalytic treatment as well as empirical research on the topic.

    2. Explain the metapsychological model proposed by Lacan that places special importance on bungled speech acts as well as similarities and differences from other contemporary psychoanalytic perspectives.

    Robin M. Ward, Psy.D. is a psychologist in private practice with offices in Philadelphia and Media. He is adjunct faculty at the Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology at Widener University where he teaches various courses on psychoanalytic topics, is an active member of a local Lacanian clinically oriented study group, and is a Past President of PSPP. He has previously presented and published on contemporary applications of Lacanian psychoanalytic principles.

    LOCATION

    Merion Station, PA

    Exact Location will be
    e-mailed to registrants.


    PSPP Brunch Series Registration

    Seating is limited and reservations will take place on a first come, first served basis. 

    Please cancel your reservation if you are unable to attend so that your space becomes available to another participant. To cancel a reservation, please contact Emily Loscalzo, PsyD at eloscalzo@gmail.com or 215-479-3555.

    Registration is open to PSPP members and other interested mental health professionals, school employees, or scholars from related fields that are not members.

    Brunch Times and Locations

    All Brunches will be held as follows:

    11:00 AM to 11:30 AM  Brunch

    11:30 AM to 1:30 PM   Presentation                       and                                 Discussion

    Locations

    Registrants will receive an email confirmation containing directions to the location of the brunch for which they are registered.

    Fees

    PSPP Members:        Free
    Non-Members:         $40 per brunch

    Registration fees cover attendance at the workshop, 2 CE’s, and brunch.  Space is limited, so please register as soon as possible. For paying non-members, refunds in full, less a $10 administrative fee, will be made with written request up to 24 hours before the program.

    Continuing Education Credits

    PSYCHOLOGISTS: This program, when attended in its entirety, is offered for 2 continuing education credits. Participants must attend 100% of the program. Upon completion of a conference evaluation form, a certificate will be issued. This serves as documentation of attendance for all participants.  

    SOCIAL WORKERS AND OTHER MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS: Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Professional Counselors in Pennsylvania can receive CEs from CE providers approved by the APA. Since Division 39 is approved by the APA to sponsor continuing education, these professionals will be able to fulfill their continuing education requirements by attending PSPP/Division 39 approved programs.

    Responsibility for Program Content

    Division 39 is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Division 39 maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

    Accessibility, Non-discrimination, and Ethics

    PSPP and Division 39 are committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in continuing education activities and strive to conduct all activities in strict conformity with the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles for Psychologists. Participants are asked to be aware of the need for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program. If program content becomes stressful, participants are encouraged to process these feelings during discussion periods. Participants with special needs will be accommodated as possible.

    If you believe that a violation of ethics has occurred during this presentation, or if you have concerns about such issues as accessibility for persons with disabilities, distress with regard to program content, or other complaints, please contact Valerie R. Wilson, Ph.D. at 267-634-1719 or e-mail dr.valerie.wilson@gmail.com. There is no commercial support for this program nor are there any relationships between the CE sponsor, presenting organization, presenter, program content, research, grants or other funding that could reasonably be construed as conflict of interest. During the program, the presenter will discuss the validity/utility of the content/approach as well as the limitations of the approach and most common risk factors, if any.

    • 03 May 2015
    • 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Hosted by Barbara Goldsmith, Psy.D. Location will be e-mailed to registrants.

    (Save the Date! Registration Coming Soon...)

    Annual Graduate Student Brunch

    Graciously hosted by
    Barbara L. Goldsmith, Psy.D.

    Sunday: May 3, 2015

    Open to:

    • Graduate students interested in psychoanalysis & psychodynamic psychotherapy
      (No need to be committed, just curious!)
    • All PSPP Mentees & Mentors who are currently mentoring students

    Come eat, relax, and celebrate the end of the semester, meet other graduate students, and find out about PSPP’s mentoring program, as well as other programs and opportunities to get involved. 

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION TO FOLLOW.

    This event is free. Please register online. Address and directions will be e-mailed to registrants one week prior to the brunch. For questions contact the Brunch Coordinator, Emily Loscalzo at eloscalzo@gmail.com or the Graduate Student Representative, Ksera Dyette at ktdyette@gmail.com.

    Have classmates who aren't on the PSPP mailing list? Forward the email and invite them to come too!

    • 30 May 2015
    • 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Friends Center, 1501 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
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    PSPP is pleased to announce our

    2015 Annual Spring Meeting:

    Between Parents and Children: Psychoanalytic and Anthropologic Perspectives

    May 30th, 2015

    9:30am to 3:00pm

    at the Friends Center,

    1501 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

    Even psychotherapists who work only with adults learn quickly that themes of childhood are ever present in the consulting room. Fears and fantasies about destruction, resistance to authority, dependence and repeating traumas of the past are alive in our work. For example, the mother of a toddler might view her child’s willful behavior as a healthy sign of independence, a developmentally normal stage of testing the attachment, a complement to her own aggressive fantasies towards her child or worrisome evidence of a family trait. How childhood behavior is remembered, understood, and explained reflects not only a particular set of individual and familial traditions, but also a cultural tradition that in turn shapes ideas of parenting.

    Our Spring Meeting seeks to bring together ways of understanding challenging childhood behaviors that are salient with children and adults alike.

    We are delighted to invite our panel:

    Henri Parens, MD, a child and adult psychoanalyst who has conducted a longitudinal parenting/child study for over 37 years, and has written and presented internationally on parenting education and child aggression prevention. He is the author of 22 books and over 250 scientific and lay publications and publications and multi-media programs.

    Bambi Chapin, PhD, a psychological anthropologist from the University of Maryland, whose 2014 book, based on her ethnographic research, is called “Childhood in a Sri Lankan Village: Shaping Hierarchy and Desire.”

    Norka Malberg, PsyD will serve as our discussant to the panel. Dr. Malberg is a child and adult psychoanalyst who is a graduate of the Anna Freud Center in London, and is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Child Study Center of the Yale School of Medicine.

    Learning Objectives:

    At the conclusion of the program participants will be able to:

    • 1.    Identify two parenting behaviors that may lead to decreased child aggression in children.
    • 2.      Describe at least two techniques that are effective in teaching parents how to communicate with their children about trauma.
    • 3.    Explain two normative child-rearing practices from a culture other than the U.S.
    • 4.    Identify two ways in which children learn normative cultural behaviors from the behaviors of their parents.

    Schedule

                9:00 – 9:30am   Registration and light breakfast

                9:30 – 12:00pm   Presentations

                12:00pm – 1:00pm   Lunch

                1:00pm – 2:00pm   Discussion

                2:00pm – 2:30pm   Audience participation and    closing remarks

                2:30pm - 3:00pm   Social time

    Fees

    PSPP Members                                                      $90.00

    Non-member Professionals                                $110.00

    Early Career Professionals*                                $50.00

    Retired Professionals                                           $50.00

    Graduate Students                                               $15.00

    * Early Career Professionals are those within three years of receiving their professional degree

    Fees are listed per person. Space is limited, so please register as soon as possible.

    Fees cover the cost of 4 CE’s and light refreshments.

    Refunds in full, less a $10 administrative fee, will be made with written request up to 24 hours before the program.

    Online registration will be available at the PSPP website http://www.pspp.org/ through May 29, 2015. Following this date, participants may register for the program at the door. Registration by mail is available by contacting:

    Dr. Sarah White

    PSPP Membership Chair

    3804 Church Road

    Mount Laurel, NJ  08054 

     

    This program is intended for mental health professionals with an intermediate level of knowledge and experience. It is not limited to individuals practicing in a psychoanalytic mode.

    Responsibility for Program Content

    Division 39 is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Division 39 maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

     

    Continuing Education Credits

    PSYCHOLOGISTS: This program, when attended in its entirety, is offered for 4___ continuing education credits.   Participants must attend 100% of the program. Upon completion of a conference evaluation form, a certificate will be issued. This serves as documentation of attendance for all participants.

    SOCIAL WORKERS AND OTHER MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS: Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Professional Counselors in Pennsylvania can receive CEs from CE providers approved by the APA. Since Division 39 is approved by the APA to sponsor continuing education, these professionals will be able to fulfill their continuing education requirements by attending PSPP/Division 39 approved programs.

    EDUCATORS: Act 48 credits are available to participants who hold an educational certificate in Pennsylvania. If you need Act 48 credits, please be sure to bring your PPID number to the conference. Act 48 credits are processed by PSPP, and you will receive a letter in the mail documenting that you have earned 3 Act 48 credits a few weeks after the conference.

    Participant's Accessibility, Non-discrimination, and Ethics

    PSPP and Division 39 are committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in continuing education activities and strive to conduct all activities in strict conformity with the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles for Psychologists. Participants are asked to be aware of the need for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program. If program content becomes stressful, participants are encouraged to process these feelings during discussion periods. Participants with special needs will be accommodated as possible. If you believe that a violation of ethics has occurred during this presentation, or if you have concerns about such issues as handicapped accessibility, distress with regard to program content or other complaints, please contact Valerie R. Wilson, Ph.D. at 267-634-1719 or e-mail dr.valerie.wilson@gmail.com. There is no commercial support for this program nor are there any relationships between the CE sponsor, presenting organization, presenter, program content, research, grants or other funding that could reasonably be construed as conflict of interest. During the program, the presenter will discuss the validity/utility of the content/approach as well as the limitations of the approach and most common risk factors, if any.

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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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