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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

    • 06 May 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Wayne, PA (exact location to be emailed to registrants prior to event)
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    It's Like Seeing a Dog Walk on Its Hind Legs: Extra-Analytic Contact, Overlapping Relationships, and Engagement with Clients Outside the Consulting Room 

    Sunday, May 6, 2018
    Kyle Schultz, Psy.D., M.Ed.
    Wayne, PA

    This presentation will discuss the ubiquitously experienced but less often discussed moments of running into patients outside of the consulting room. Traditional conceptualizations of such moments predominantly suggest that they may disrupt or interfere with treatment by reducing transference fantasies due to the reality of the therapist/analyst being observed. Relational and intersubjective theories, as informed by Feminist perspectives, have more recently started to consider ways in which chance and planned-for interactions outside of the consulting room provide moments of meaning that seem only possible due to the frame being momentarily disrupted. Analyst/therapist subjectivity, the experience of identifying as and working with cultural minorities (specifically LGBT populations), and the analyst/therapist's engagement in culturally-specific events and social media apps will be used as an examples of having to manage having a personal life that overlaps with one's work.

    Learning Objectives:  After attending this program in full, participants will be able to:

    1. Describe extra-analytic contact and overlapping relationships.
    2. List traditional and contemporary relational/intersubjective/feminist perspectives on managing these experiences.
    3. Analyze their own thoughts, feelings, and behaviors about analyst/therapist having a personal life and the potential for extra-analytic contact/overlapping relationships.

    Reference: Graham, S. G. & Liddle, B. J. (2009). Multiple relationships encountered by lesbian and bisexual psychotherapists: How close is too close? Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 40(1), 15-21.

    Kyle Schultz, Psy.D., M.Ed., is a licensed clinical psychologist working in private practice in Philadelphia, PA. Additionally, he works as a full-time lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania's master's program in Counseling and Mental Health Services teaching courses related to practicum, counseling interventions, human sexuality, advanced ethics, and sociocultural issues in counseling. Dr. Schultz is also the clinical supervisor for the peer counselors at the William Way Center, an LGBT+ community center in Philadelphia, PA. Much of his works centers around issues related to human sexuality including sexual orientation, gender identity, sexual trauma, compulsive sexuality, and diverse sexual practices. Dr. Schultz is currently in training at the Institute for Relational Psychoanalysis of Philadelphia (IRPP) to become a certified psychoanalyst.  

    PSPP Brunch Series Registration

    PSPP members and non-members alike may register online at the PSPP website, www.PSPP.org, by locating the brunch you would like to attend, clicking on ‘register’, and following the instructions.  Seating is limited and reservations will take place on a first come, first served basis. 

    Please cancel your registration if you are unable to attend so that your space may become available to another participant. To cancel a registration, please contact Katy Cording, Psy.D. at kathryn.cording@gmail.com or 908-403-4956.

    Registration is open to PSPP members and other interested mental health professionals, school employees, or scholars from related fields that are not members. These programs are intended for those with an intermediate and above level of knowledge and experience.

    Brunch Times and Location

    All brunches will be held as follows:

    11:00 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.       Brunch

    11:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M.          Presentation and Discussion

    Location

    Registrants will receive an email confirmation containing specific directions to the location of the brunch for which they are registered. All brunches will be held in Philadelphia proper or the surrounding suburban areas.

    Fees

    PSPP Members:           Free

    Non-Members:            $40 per brunch

    Registration fees cover attendance to the workshop, 2 CEUs, 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 Kelly Bassett, MEd at 646-510-1593. 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 be reasonably construed as conflict of interest. Participants will be informed of the utility/validity of the content/approach discussed (including the basis for the statements about validity/utility), as well as the limitations of the approach and most common (and severe) risks, if any, associated with the program’s content.

     

    • 20 May 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Wynnewood, PA (exact location to be emailed to registrants prior to event)
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    Shame, Exposure and Self-Disclosure in Supervision

    Sunday, May 20, 2018
    Barbara L. Goldsmith, Psy.D. and Valeriya Spektor, Ph.D.

    Wynnewood, PA

    Please note: This brunch is held from 11:30-1:30 pm and open to graduate students and all mentees and mentors who have participated in the mentorship program. This brunch offers 1 CEU. 

    Trainee disclosure in supervision is an important variable related to the quality of the supervisory working alliance and to effective supervision experiences.  Empirical research investigating trainee disclosure, defined as the extent to which the supervisee shares information pertinent to supervision with a supervisor, has illuminated that most trainees conceal or withhold information in supervision (Ladany, Hill, Corbett, & Nutt, 1996).  Most frequently, non-disclosed material relates to clinical mistakes, negative evaluations of the supervisor, feedback on the supervisory relationship, attraction issues in the supervisory or therapeutic relationship, and personal issues (Ladany et al., 1996; Mehr, Ladany, & Caskie, 2010; Mehr, Ladany, & Caskie, 2015; Reichelt et al., 2009; Yourman & Farber, 1996).  Given that one of the foci of psychodynamic supervision is to facilitate supervisee self-awareness and explore how countertransferential material can impact the trainee’s therapy work (Frawley-O’Dea & Sarnat, 2001), non-disclosure in supervision can pose challenges for supervisees, for their supervisors, and ultimately, for their clients.

     

    Supervision creates a set of triangular relationships between the trainee, client and supervisor, as well as between the supervisor, trainee and graduate training program (Brodsky, 2017). Supervision can challenge a trainee’s self-esteem and expose feelings of inadequacy about being a therapist, which in turn may make it difficult for the trainee to share these painful feelings with an evaluative supervisory figure.  A trainee’s self-esteem is often tied to how much progress their clients make, and the slow pace of psychodynamic work can result in frustration and feelings of ineffectiveness. How these feelings are handled in supervision can impact the supervisee’s confidence and professional development. Additionally, understanding how parallel process dynamics between trainee and client are mirrored in the relationship between supervisor and trainee is an important function of psychodynamic supervision.  However, parallel process can result in emotional reactions that can cause shame in the supervisee. Countertransference revelations can also leave supervisees feeling exposed and prone to shame. Creating a safe space so a supervisee does not feel defensive, criticized, or shamed (while also being evaluated) by the supervisor is no easy task. Therefore, an important objective for this presentation will be to discuss how supervisors can attend to supervisee’s vulnerable feelings and create a supervisory space in which trainees can feel comfortable-enough to disclose.

    Participants will reflect on their own supervision experiences to identify factors that hindered and/or facilitated disclosure, such as shame or impression management (Graff, 2008; Yourman, 2003). Moreover, presenters will underscore the importance of a strong alliance in promoting openness within supervision (Mehr et al., 2015) and will provide case examples of successful and challenging supervisory experiences.

     

    Learning objectives:  After attending this program in full, participants will be able to:

    1. List possible reasons that supervisees withhold information in supervision.
    2. Discuss factors that facilitate and those that hinder disclosure in supervision.
    3. Describe the relationship between the supervisory working alliance and disclosure.
    4. Assess how disclosure or non-disclosure in supervision has impacted their training experiences.
    5. Describe triangular relationships between the supervisee, client and supervisor as well as the supervisor, trainee and the graduate/training program
    6. Discuss the role of parallel process in supervision

    Reference: Mehr, K. E., Ladany, N., & Caskie, G. I. L. (2015). Factors influencing trainee willingness to disclose in supervision. Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 9(1), 44-51. doi:10.1037/tep0000028


    Barbara L. Goldsmith, Psy.D. is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Philadelphia and Rosemont, PA. She is adjunct associate professor at the Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology where she has taught psychodynamic psychotherapy for over 25 years and is on the faculty of the Institute for Relational Psychoanalysis in Philadelphia.  She is a training consultant for the University of Pennsylvania's Counseling and Psychological Services, and was founding president and currently a Board Member of the Philadelphia Center for Psychoanalytic Education.  She is also the Director of the PSPP Mentorship Program.

     

    Valeriya Spektor, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist. She currently works at University of Pennsylvania’s Counseling and Psychological Services and has a small private practice in Center City. Dr. Spektor is the Assistant Director of the PSPP Mentorship program and is passionate about training and supervision. Her other professional interests include psychodynamic and multiculturally-informed psychotherapy, immigration and cultural identity, social justice, eating concerns, and the treatment of trauma.  

    PSPP Brunch Series Registration

    PSPP members and non-members alike may register online at the PSPP website, www.PSPP.org, by locating the brunch you would like to attend, clicking on ‘register’, and following the instructions.  Seating is limited and reservations will take place on a first come, first served basis. 

     

    Please cancel your registration if you are unable to attend so that your space may become available to another participant. To cancel a registration, please contact Katy Cording, Psy.D. at kathryn.cording@gmail.com or 908-403-4956.

     

    Registration is open to PSPP members and other interested mental health professionals, school employees, or scholars from related fields that are not members. These programs are intended for those with an intermediate and above level of knowledge and experience.

     

    Brunch Times and Location

    All brunches will be held as follows:

    11:00 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.       Brunch

    11:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M.          Presentation and Discussion

    Location

     

    Registrants will receive an email confirmation containing specific directions to the location of the brunch for which they are registered. All brunches will be held in Philadelphia proper or the surrounding suburban areas.

    Fees

    PSPP Members:           Free

    Non-Members:            $40 per brunch

     

    Registration fees cover attendance to the workshop, 2 CEUs, 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 Kelly Bassett, MEd at 646-510-1593. 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 be reasonably construed as conflict of interest. Participants will be informed of the utility/validity of the content/approach discussed (including the basis for the statements about validity/utility), as well as the limitations of the approach and most common (and severe) risks, if any, associated with the program’s content.

     

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28 Jan 2018 Diverse Identities: Intersectionality and the Therapeutic Relationship
29 Oct 2017 PSPP/CHC 2017 Fall Program #2: Navigating Chronic Suicidality: The Challenges and Rewards of a Dangerous Journey
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14 Oct 2017 Ethics & Social Consequence: Do We Have a Duty to Warn?
16 Sep 2017 PSPP 2017 Fall Program #1: Riding the Wave of Erotic Transference and Countertransference: The Ethics Around Erotic Revelations
03 Jun 2017 Second Annual Child and Adolescent Clinical Case Conference
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07 May 2017 Conscious Femininity
23 Apr 2017 Am I Even Doing Psychotherapy? Battling internalized “psychodynamic phobia” in training environments promoting evidenced-based treatments
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18 Mar 2017 PSPP 2017 Spring Meeting: Journeys with Psychosis: A Day of Approaches to Working Analytically with Psychosis
19 Feb 2017 Seeing the Common Humanity in Addiction: Offering an Integrated Relational Treatment
22 Oct 2016 2016 PSPP Fall Program: Locating self in clinical interactions: playing with sameness and difference
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05 Mar 2016 PSPP 2016 Annual Spring Program || Breaking the Cycles that Trap Us: Affect, Attachment, Integration, Intervention - Paul Wachtel, Ph.D.
28 Feb 2016 2016 PSPP Brunch Series || Struggling in dissociative quicksand: Relational quandaries in the treatment of dissociative identity disorder, with Stacey M. Boyer, PsyD
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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
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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
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06 May 2012 Annual Graduate Student Brunch
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18 Mar 2012 2012 PSPP Annual Spring Program | "Can You Blame the Vampire?": On the Tyranny of Vulnerability - Darlene Ehrenberg Ph.D., ABPP
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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
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06 Feb 2011 Sunday Brunch Series - Substance Use Disorders and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
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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
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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
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