Oct
4
6:30 PM18:30

“Embodied Sexuality: Supporting Sexually Traumatized Clients to Reclaim Healthy intimacy”

Sharlene Bird, PhD

*This talk has been approved by New York State for 2 hours of Continuing Education Credit for LCSWs, LPs, LMSWs and LMHCs and 2 Contact Hours by the American Psychological Association for Psychologists.

This workshop presents a cross-training model combining the integration of body-based modalities, trauma-informed therapy and sex therapy in the treatment of sexually traumatized patients/ or clients that demonstrate symptoms of sexual dysfunction due to trauma history.

Dr. Sharlene Bird is a multilingual and multicultural Licensed Clinical Psychologist in NYC. She has over 25 years' experience as a clinician, supervisor and presenter. In addition, she is an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist and Supervisor, an EMDRIA Certified EMDR Provider and Consultant, a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, and a Certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner. In her private practice, she works in an intentionally integrative manner to utilize optimal interventions that are best suited to benefit her clients.

Dr. Bird has frequently lectured stateside and presented internationally in Israel, Brazil, Denmark, Greece and Germany. She has also contributed monthly articles on themes of sexuality, for a year, to Penthouse Magazine. For six years she co-hosted a weekly New York and Miami based open-mic radio talk show on sexuality. Additionally, she has appeared on numerous English & Spanish language media that include, but are not limited to: Telemundo, CBS, and Telenoticias NY/CNN Internacional.

*For a refund to a PPSC Annex event, we must receive cancellation notice 7 days prior to the event. Please contact ppscannex@gmail.com if you want to cancel within this time frame. Please note: A $5 surcharge will apply for those paying at the door, but we suggest buying your ticket in advance as the event may reach capacity before the date of the presentation.

*Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work and for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of Continuing Education for Licensed Social Workers #SW-0054 and for Licensed Psychoanalysts #P-0040 and for Licensed Mental Health Counselors #MHC-0166.

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

*This PPSC event is wheelchair accessible, and any participant with a special need should contact PPSC at 212-633-9172 or ppsc@att.net in advance. PPSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual preference, national or ethnic origin, or analytic orientation in the administration of its admissions and educational policies.

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Oct
18
6:30 PM18:30

“Temperamental Bridges and Boundaries Between Parents and Children”

Frances LaBarre, PhD.

*This talk has been approved by New York State for 2 hours of Continuing Education Credit for LCSWs, LPs, LMSWs and LMHCs and 2 Contact Hours by the American Psychological Association for Psychologists.

In this talk Frances LaBarre, PhD., will demonstrate temperament as a dimension of body-based relational life that can create far reaching challenges between parent and child. What can be learned in observing parents and children also applies to all dyads, in particular patient and therapist. This presentation will focus on how the recognition of temperamental differences and similarities informs the meaning of the immediate interaction of patient and therapist and reaches to the past, and will touch on the integration of the literature of temperament and movement theory with psychoanalytic thought..

Dr. Frances LaBarre, PhD is a psychologist psychoanalyst in private practice in NYC where she works with individual adults, couples, parents and children. Dr. LaBarre is Co-director of the Parent-Infant/Toddler Research Nursery, and a supervising analyst at the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center and the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy. She lectures and teaches both in the United States and in Europe. Her books, On Moving and Being Moved: Nonverbal Behavior in Clinical Practice, The Analytic Press, 2001, and The First Year and the Rest of Your Life: Movement, Development, and Therapeutic Change, (co-author R. Frank), The Analytic Press, 2011, and her articles (for example, LaBarre, F. Stuck in Vertical, Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 2008) are known for her unique application of movement studies to understanding interactive dynamics in many settings, and particularly in psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

*For a refund to a PPSC Annex event, we must receive cancellation notice 7 days prior to the event. Please contact ppscannex@gmail.com if you want to cancel within this time frame. Please note: A $5 surcharge will apply for those paying at the door, but we suggest buying your ticket in advance as the event may reach capacity before the date of the presentation.

*Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work and for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of Continuing Education for Licensed Social Workers #SW-0054 and for Licensed Psychoanalysts #P-0040 and for Licensed Mental Health Counselors #MHC-0166.

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

*This PPSC event is wheelchair accessible, and any participant with a special need should contact PPSC at 212-633-9172 or ppsc@att.net in advance. PPSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual preference, national or ethnic origin, or analytic orientation in the administration of its admissions and educational policies.

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Nov
1
6:30 PM18:30

“Sexual Rupture and Repair: An Approach to Healing Sexual Betrayal”

Suzanne Iasenza, PhD

*This talk has been approved for 2 hours of Continuing Education Credit by New York State for LCSWs, LPs, LMSWs and LMHCs, by the American Psychological Association for Psychologists, and by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists for Sex Therapists. Completion of this program does not ensure or guarantee AASECT certification. For further information please contact info@aasect.org.

Many therapists are acquainted with treatment protocols about how to help couples mend from affairs or other sexual behaviors experienced as betrayals. Even when partners express desire to rebuild trust and intimacy the road to recovery can be strewn with ruptures large and small. This presentation will explore how to prepare for and learn from ruptures as they emerge on the road toward relationship repair and restoration. It will include how to engage partners in this difficult process involving repeated betrayal, anger, shame, hopelessness, and guilt without getting caught in the intense undertow of countertransference involved in the therapeutic process.

Suzanne Iasenza, PhD, is faculty at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis (ICP), teaches in the workshop series at the Ackerman Institute for the Family, and maintains a practice in psychotherapy and sex therapy in NYC. She’s coeditor of Lesbians and Psychoanalysis: Revolutions in Theory and Practice (1995) and Lesbians, Feminism, and Psychoanalysis: The Second Wave (2015). Her forthcoming book, Transforming Sexual Narratives, is being published by Routledge.

*For a refund to a PPSC Annex event, we must receive cancellation notice 7 days prior to the event. Please contact ppscannex@gmail.com if you want to cancel within this time frame. Please note: A $5 surcharge will apply for those paying at the door, but we suggest buying your ticket in advance as the event may reach capacity before the date of the presentation.

*Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work and for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of Continuing Education for Licensed Social Workers #SW-0054 and for Licensed Psychoanalysts #P-0040 and for Licensed Mental Health Counselors #MHC-0166.

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

*This PPSC event is wheelchair accessible, and any participant with a special need should contact PPSC at 212-633-9172 or ppsc@att.net in advance. PPSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual preference, national or ethnic origin, or analytic orientation in the administration of its admissions and educational policies.


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Nov
15
6:30 PM18:30

“Bisexuality as Map and Mirror”

David Pauley, LCSW

*This talk has been approved for 2 hours of Continuing Education Credit by New York State for LCSWs, LPs, LMSWs and LMHCs, by the American Psychological Association for Psychologists, and by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists for Sex Therapists. Completion of this program does not ensure or guarantee AASECT certification. For further information please contact info@aasect.org.

The concept of “psychic bisexuality” has a storied past. An outgrowth of Freud’s eroticized friendship and epistolary self-analysis with Wilhelm Fleiss during the turbulent decade of the 1890s, it went on to become a cornerstone of his theory of the human unconscious. Despite its prominence, psychic bisexuality occupies a controversial place in psychoanalytic history. It has been enlisted in heteronormative and transphobic narratives of development, yet has also been a beacon for sexual minorities. This talk will trace the history of the concept, reviewing its uses and its misuses in Freud’s time and our own, while laying out its implications for affirmative work with LGBTQ patients.

DAVID PAULEY, LCSW is a Supervisor and Training Analyst at the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center. He is a former Adjunct Assistant Professor at the NYU Silver School of Social Work and has also taught in the Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Programs at PPSC and at the William Alanson White Institute. His recent paper, “The Half Embrace of Psychic Bisexuality,” co-authored with Rajiv Gulati, M.D., appeared in the February 2019 issue of the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association. He practices in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn.

*For a refund to a PPSC Annex event, we must receive cancellation notice 7 days prior to the event. Please contact ppscannex@gmail.com if you want to cancel within this time frame. Please note: A $5 surcharge will apply for those paying at the door, but we suggest buying your ticket in advance as the event may reach capacity before the date of the presentation.

*Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work and for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of Continuing Education for Licensed Social Workers #SW-0054 and for Licensed Psychoanalysts #P-0040 and for Licensed Mental Health Counselors #MHC-0166.

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

*This PPSC event is wheelchair accessible, and any participant with a special need should contact PPSC at 212-633-9172 or ppsc@att.net in advance. PPSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual preference, national or ethnic origin, or analytic orientation in the administration of its admissions and educational policies.

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Dec
6
6:30 PM18:30

The Third Rail: Working with Shame in Addiction Treatment

Renée Obstfeld, PhD, LP, ATR-BC, LCAT, CASAC

*This talk has been approved by New York State for 2 hours of Continuing Education Credit for LCSWs, LPs, LMSWs and LMHCs and 2 Contact Hours by the American Psychological Association for Psychologists.

This talk will explore the paradoxical role of compulsive substance use in alleviating unbearable feelings of isolation, shame, and vulnerability while simultaneously facilitating their embodied expression.

Whereas substance use disorders (SUDs) can often be traced back to histories that feature frank trauma or neglect, in many instances the precursors to addictive disorders are more nuanced and do not fit neatly into such categories. Case material will explore the developmental impact of early attachment and social learning, particularly the effects of shaming experience and the sense of being other, alien, toxic, or unwanted. Emphasis will be placed on the role played by substance use in ameliorating emotions borne out of humiliation, enhancing compensatory grandiosity, and creating conditions under which excruciating relationships can be tolerated.

Features specific to the psychoanalytic treatment of SUD are essential catalysts in working with individuals at all stages of recovery. These include exploration of the patient’s subjective experience of their drug use, it’s personal significance and subjective meaning to them; identifying and modulating polarized self states; and making implicit processes available for reflection. Special attention is paid to the patient’s grieving process, as self-blaming narratives and beliefs that sustained essential early relationships (and current ones) are questioned and transformed.

Renée Obstfeld, Ph.D., LP, ATR-BC, LCAT, CASAC is a licensed psychoanalyst and art therapist, currently maintaining a practice in Manhattan. She has worked extensively with people struggling with compulsive behaviors and substance use disorders in addition to treating groups of female veterans, survivors of attempted suicide and people affected by suicide, and facilitating art therapy groups at Bellevue Hospital’s World Trade Center Clinic and Program for Survivors of Torture. Renée has presented internationally on addictions, dissociative defenses and vulnerability to repeated trauma, creative processes in the treatment of addiction and trauma, and intergenerational trauma. She serves on the faculty of the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center, Hebrew Union College, and the Graduate Art Therapy Programs of New York University and the School of Visual Arts

*For a refund to a PPSC Annex event, we must receive cancellation notice 7 days prior to the event. Please contact ppscannex@gmail.com if you want to cancel within this time frame. Please note: A $5 surcharge will apply for those paying at the door, but we suggest buying your ticket in advance as the event may reach capacity before the date of the presentation.

*Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work and for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of Continuing Education for Licensed Social Workers #SW-0054 and for Licensed Psychoanalysts #P-0040 and for Licensed Mental Health Counselors #MHC-0166.

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

*This PPSC event is wheelchair accessible, and any participant with a special need should contact PPSC at 212-633-9172 or ppsc@att.net in advance. PPSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual preference, national or ethnic origin, or analytic orientation in the administration of its admissions and educational policies.

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Dec
13
6:30 PM18:30

“Accountability, Love and Repair: AEDP with Men After #MeToo”

Avi Klein, LCSW

*This talk has been approved for 2 hours of Continuing Education Credit by New York State for LCSWs, LPs, LMSWs and LMHCs, by the American Psychological Association for Psychologists, and by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists for Sex Therapists. Completion of this program does not ensure or guarantee AASECT certification. For further information please contact info@aasect.org.

The #MeToo movement is often viewed as a catalyzing moment for women that has led to more public accountability for perpetrators of sexual harassment and assault. It has also been a quietly transformative moment for men - forcing them to reconsider their past behavior and assumptions about their relationships with women. But many men struggle with how to use this newfound awareness effectively in their relationships with women. This presentation will outline how to use AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy) interventions with men around issues related to sexual harassment, assualt and coercion to unlock deep, lasting change in their relationship with themselves and with others.

Avi Klein is a psychotherapist practicing in Union Square and specializing in working with men. His essay, “What Men Say About #MeToo In Therapy” was published in the New York Times in July 2018. He is also the host of the podcast, “Hey, Man - The Advice Podcast for Men.”

*For a refund to a PPSC Annex event, we must receive cancellation notice 7 days prior to the event. Please contact ppscannex@gmail.com if you want to cancel within this time frame. Please note: A $5 surcharge will apply for those paying at the door, but we suggest buying your ticket in advance as the event may reach capacity before the date of the presentation.

*Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work and for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of Continuing Education for Licensed Social Workers #SW-0054 and for Licensed Psychoanalysts #P-0040 and for Licensed Mental Health Counselors #MHC-0166.

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

*This PPSC event is wheelchair accessible, and any participant with a special need should contact PPSC at 212-633-9172 or ppsc@att.net in advance. PPSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual preference, national or ethnic origin, or analytic orientation in the administration of its admissions and educational policies.

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Sep
20
6:30 PM18:30

“Childhood Trauma and the Drive to Attain Greatness”

Sue Erikson Bloland, LCSW

*This talk has been approved by New York State for 2 hours of Continuing Education Credit for LCSWs, LPs, LMSWs and LMHCs and 2 Contact Hours by the American Psychological Association for Psychologists.

In his book Peak (2016), Anders Ericsson argues that current research on the elasticity of the human brain points to a new way of understanding the real nature of “genius.” What distinguishes the highest achievers in human history, he suggests, may not be the extraordinary gifts with which they were born so much as it is the spectacular effort they have invested in developing their innate abilities. In his earlier study of genius (Greatness, 1994) Dean Keith Simonton concluded similarly that, what distinguishes renowned geniuses in every walk of life is not innate brilliance so much as it is the possession of a “monomaniacal” drive to achieve that eclipses the efforts of everyone less obsessed with their work.

Accepting the above premise, this presentation will suggest an important connection between certain childhood experiences of loss, neglect or abuse – in other words, early relational trauma – and the origin of the obsessive preoccupation with work and with achievement which both Simonton and Ericsson identify as the essential source of genius. What kind of trauma is it that sometimes sets in motion an extraordinarily driven, highly focused and effective pursuit of “greatness”? And why is it that even the most extraordinary success in achieving this goal does not, in fact, heal the wounds of the childhood trauma that set the pursuit in motion? Why does such success not provide the emotional fulfillment that the highest achievers, along with the rest of us, imagine it must? To provide our clients with insight into this paradox, and encourage them in the pursuit of non-spectacular paths to healing and self-esteem, we need to examine our own fantasies about the emotional rewards of achieving fame or greatness.

Sue Erikson Bloland, LCSW, is a supervisor and member of the faculty at the Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis, where she is also Co-Director of Admissions. The daughter of the celebrated psychoanalyst and author, Erik H. Erikson, she has made a life-long study of the psychological nature of fame. Her memoir, In the Shadow of Fame, was published by Viking Penguin in 2005, and she has published articles in The Atlantic Monthly, Psychoanalytic Dialogues, and Psychoanalytic Inquiry. She is in private practice in New York City.

*For a refund to a PPSC Annex event, we must receive cancellation notice 7 days prior to the event. Please contact ppscannex@gmail.com if you want to cancel within this time frame. Please note: A $5 surcharge will apply for those paying at the door, but we suggest buying your ticket in advance as the event may reach capacity before the date of the presentation.

*Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work and for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of Continuing Education for Licensed Social Workers #SW-0054 and for Licensed Psychoanalysts #P-0040 and for Licensed Mental Health Counselors #MHC-0166.

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

*This PPSC event is wheelchair accessible, and any participant with a special need should contact PPSC at 212-633-9172 or ppsc@att.net in advance. PPSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual preference, national or ethnic origin, or analytic orientation in the administration of its admissions and educational policies.



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Sep
13
6:30 PM18:30

“The Trouble with Lust”

Deborah Berry, PhD

*This talk has been approved by New York State for 2 hours of Continuing Education Credit for LCSWs, LPs, LMSWs and LMHCs and 2 Contact Hours by the American Psychological Association for Psychologists, and by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists for Sex Therapists. Completion of this program does not ensure or guarantee AASECT certification. For further information please contact info@aasect.org.

The very qualities that make lust ecstatically pleasurable also make it a source of potential trouble. In the same way that attachment theory has revolutionized our understanding of relational emotional development, evolutionary biology is also key to our sexuality. Biological and psychological factors that shape sexuality will be presented in a coherent framework that can illuminate our understanding and our clinical work. Some of the topics covered include internet porn, the waning of desire, BDSM, fantasies, the forming of kinks, objectification and self-objectification, the role of power dynamics.

Deborah Berry, PhD is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in private practice in NYC. Deborah is certified as a Sex Therapist by AASECT. She is a graduate of the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. She held appointments as a Clinical Instructor of Psychiatry as teacher and supervisor in three NYC hospitals: Mt Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center, NYU Langone Bellevue Hospital, and Yeshiva University Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

*For a refund to a PPSC Annex event, we must receive cancellation notice 7 days prior to the event. Please contact ppscannex@gmail.com if you want to cancel within this time frame. Please note: A $5 surcharge will apply for those paying at the door, but we suggest buying your ticket in advance as the event may reach capacity before the date of the presentation.

*Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work and for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of Continuing Education for Licensed Social Workers #SW-0054 and for Licensed Psychoanalysts #P-0040 and for Licensed Mental Health Counselors #MHC-0166.

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

*This PPSC event is wheelchair accessible, and any participant with a special need should contact PPSC at 212-633-9172 or ppsc@att.net in advance. PPSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual preference, national or ethnic origin, or analytic orientation in the administration of its admissions and educational policies.


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May
10
6:30 PM18:30

Ketamine Therapy for Major Depressive Disorder: 2019 Treatment Guidelines

Nico Grundmann, MD

*This talk has been approved by New York State for 2 hours of Continuing Education Credit for LMSWs and LCSWs.

Dr. Grundmann will review the medical understandings of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) including a focus on Treatment-Resistant Major Depressive Disorder (TR-MDD), and will address the emerging medical managements for these conditions. The talk will highlight Ketamine Infusions Therapy and will review the 2017 APA consensus statement on ketamine therapy for mood disorders. The talk will include excerpts from patient attestations of these therapies; how comprehensive care for these patients with combinations of talk therapy and ketamine infusions can improve clinical outcomes. Time will be reserved for Q&A after the initial presentation.

Dr. Nico Grundmann is a practicing Emergency Medicine Physician, devoted to improving how healthcare systems operate for those who need it the most. Working in emergency rooms from suburban California, to inner-city New York, to rural West Virginia, Nico grew frustrated by how frequently he was treating acute symptoms of mental health without helping his patients with more sustained, long term solutions. Many years of working with ketamine as a safe medicine for sedation prompted continuous research of the drug's efficacy for other conditions, including depression. Nico founded Ember Health as a way to help individuals take control of their lives, and contribute to the shaping of a field in line with his values. Dr. Grundmann pursued his residency training at Kings County Hospital / SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn, NY, and received his Medical Degrees and Masters in Business Administration from Stanford University. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and family.

*This PPSC event is wheelchair accessible, and any participant with a special need should contact PPSC at 212-633-9172 or ppsc@att.net in advance. PPSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual preference, national or ethnic origin, or analytic orientation in the administration of its admissions and educational policies.

*PPSC SW CPE 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 #0054.

*For a refund to a PPSC Annex event, we must receive cancellation notice 7 days prior to the event. Please contact ppscannex@gmail.com if you want to cancel within this time frame. Please note: A $5 surcharge will apply for those paying at the door, but we suggest buying your ticket in advance as the event may reach capacity before the date of the presentation.

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May
3
6:30 PM18:30

Trauma and Countertrauma, Resilience and Counterresilience

Richard B. Gartner, Ph.D.

*This talk has been approved by New York State for 2 hours of Continuing Education Credit for LMSWs and LCSWs.

Treating traumatized patients famously takes its toll on the treating therapist. Richard Gartner proposes an Interpersonal psychoanalytic term, “countertrauma,” as an alternate for "vicarious traumatization" to characterize this process. He also suggests the term “counterresilience” for clinicians’ positive inner responses to hearing how their patients have rebounded from life-shattering experiences. Countertrauma is a common occupational hazard when working with traumatized patients, yet is rarely discussed in depth from a personal perspective.

Dr. Gartner will focus on the conflict between therapists’ ability to empathize with patients’ deep pain vs. the need to preserve an inner core of strength and peace. He will elucidate in visceral, experience-near detail his own sometimes-disabling countertransference when working with profoundly traumatized individuals. Drawing from his experiences working with sexually traumatized men over three decades, he describes his countertraumatic reactions to engaging intimately with patients’ traumatic experiences. As he tracks his emerging negative and positive responses to his work with a devastatingly traumatized man, he considers how his work has changed his personal and professional life, both in his countertraumatized and counterresilient reactions. Focusing on changes in his worldview and an emerging sense of his own counterresilience, he considers how these conflicts have transformed him as an analyst and a human being.

Richard Gartner is a pioneer in treating sexually abused men and has worked with this population since the 1980s. He has published six books on the subject, three of them in 2017-2018. He is Training and Supervising Analyst, Faculty, and Founding Director of the Sexual Abuse Service at the William Alanson White Psychoanalytic Institute in New York which has awarded him the Director’s Award for his contributions to the psychoanalytic understanding of trauma. A Co-Founder and Past President of MaleSurvivor: the National Organization against Male Sexual Victimization, the organization has honored him by establishing in his name an award for Clinical Contributions. He has been quoted widely on the subject of sexually abused men and boys in media outlets including the New York, London, and Los Angeles Times, 20/20, NPR, CNN, MSNBC, and CBS, among others, and has written op-ed pieces published in the New York Times, New York Newsday, and the New York Daily News. In 2018 he was awarded both the annual Award for Outstanding Contributions to Practice in Trauma Psychology, given by the Division of Trauma Psychology of the American Psychological Association and the William Friedrich Memorial Child Sexual Abuse Research, Assessment and/or Treatment, given by the Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma (IVAT).

*Please note: A $5 surcharge will apply for those paying at the door, but we suggest buying your ticket in advance as the event may reach capacity before the date of the presentation.

For a refund to a PPSC Annex event, we must receive cancellation notice 7 days prior to the event. Please contact ppscannex@gmail.com if you want to cancel within this time frame.

PPSC SW CPE 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 #0054

*This PPSC event is wheelchair accessible, and any participant with a special need should contact PPSC at 212-633-9172 or ppsc@att.net in advance.

*PPSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual preference, national or ethnic origin, or analytic orientation in the administration of its admissions and educational policies.

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Apr
26
6:30 PM18:30

Beyond Patriarchy: The Elusive Feminine, #MeToo and the Eros of Free Speech

Jill Gentile, PhD

*This talk has been approved by New York State for 2 hours of Continuing Education Credit for LMSWs and LCSWs.

By tracing gaps and exclusions that perpetuate conditions of patriarchy, this talk illuminates the signal power of human carnality, of sexual signification, and of the elusive feminine. What would a “feminine law” promise for the eros of free speech and for the freedom of desire, the freedom to desire? How might we understand the transitional action of #MeToo as more than a rebuke to patriarchy—as the eruptive, restorative action of desire? Might a paradoxical law of “no rule” help us to revive democracy's imaginative appeal and to guide ethical but also emancipatory— even revolutionary—social change?

Jill Gentile, PhD is faculty member at the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis and at the Institute for the Psychoanalytic Study of Subjectivity. She sits on several editorial boards including Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association(JAPA), Studies in Gender and Sexuality; Contemporary Psychoanalysis; and Psychoanalysis, Self, and Context. She is the author of many scholarly essays and her public essays have been featured in the Huffington Post, the New School’s Public Seminar, and the Los Angeles Review of Books’ Philosophical Salon. Her book Feminine Law: Freud, Free Speech, and the Voice of Desire, with Michael Macrone (Karnac, 2016) examines the mutual relevance between psychoanalysis and democracy through the lenses of free speech and the female body. She was awarded the 2017 Gradiva Award for her essay, “What is special about speech?” Jill has also served as a consultant to the Emmy nominated film The Tale (HBO,2018). She maintains a clinical practice in New York, where she sees individuals and couples and leads private study groups.

*Please note: A $5 surcharge will apply for those paying at the door, but we suggest buying your ticket in advance as the event may reach capacity before the date of the presentation.

For a refund to a PPSC Annex event, we must receive cancellation notice 7 days prior to the event. Please contact ppscannex@gmail.com if you want to cancel within this time frame.

PPSC SW CPE 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 #0054

*This PPSC event is wheelchair accessible, and any participant with a special need should contact PPSC at 212-633-9172 or ppsc@att.net in advance.

*PPSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual preference, national or ethnic origin, or analytic orientation in the administration of its admissions and educational policies.

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Apr
12
7:00 PM19:00

Spring Open House: Evening Session

Explore our full and part time 1-year, 3-year, 4-year, License-Qualifying, and Child Training Programs in psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy at our spring open house

Open houses will begin with information sessions, at which discussion will be led by our Executive Director, Dean of Admissions, Dean of Training, and Treatment Service Director. This is a valuable chance to learn about our various programs and to ask questions of these leaders of our community. Following this discussion, there will be informal mingling with faculty members, supervisors, and current candidates.

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Apr
5
6:30 PM18:30

Alcoholics Anonymous Through the Lens of Attachment Theory

Judith A. Jordan, PhD, LCSW, CASAC

*This talk has been approved by New York State for 2 hours of Continuing Education Credit for LMSWs and LCSWs.

Children who have sub-optimal attachment experiences with their caregivers frequently have difficulty with affect regulation and interpersonal relationships. Some of these individuals turn to the use of substances to regulate their moods and to tolerate intimate relationships. In this workshop, we will look at the program of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) as an adjunct to treatment for this population. The ideas at the heart of John Bowlby’s (1969/1982) early attachment theory—care-giving and care-receiving, safe haven and secure base, and internal working model—as well as the neurobiological concepts that have evolved into modern attachment theory—affect regulation, reflective functioning and mentalization (Fonagy & Target, 1997; Fonagy et al., 2002; Shore, 2003; Shore & Shore, 2007)—are considered as they relate to AA. These concepts will be explored and elaborated upon using case examples and empirical data from Dr. Jordan’s dissertation research which found that individuals who become immersed in Alcoholics Anonymous for a period of 90 days can improve the quality of their interpersonal relationships and increase their capacity for adaptive affect regulation.

Judith Jordan is a licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor in New York City and Amagansett, NY, specializing in addiction in individuals and families. She is on the faculty at School of Visual Arts MPS Art Therapy department. She also serves as president of the board of the Employment Program for Recovering Alcoholics (EPRA), a non–profit organization dedicated to helping recovering individuals return to the work force. Her article entitled “Alcoholics Anonymous: A Vehicle for Achieving the Capacity for Secure Attachment Relationships and Adaptive Affect Regulation” is coming out Spring, 2019 in The Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions.

*Please note: A $5 surcharge will apply for those paying at the door, but we suggest buying your ticket in advance as the event may reach capacity before the date of the presentation.

For a refund to a PPSC Annex event, we must receive cancellation notice 7 days prior to the event. Please contact ppscannex@gmail.com if you want to cancel within this time frame.

PPSC SW CPE 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 #0054

*This PPSC event is wheelchair accessible, and any participant with a special need should contact PPSC at 212-633-9172 or ppsc@att.net in advance.

*PPSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual preference, national or ethnic origin, or analytic orientation in the administration of its admissions and educational policies.

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Mar
29
6:30 PM18:30

Blow-Up: Fashion and the Culture of Terrorism

Rhonda Garelick, PhD

*This talk has been approved by New York State for 2 hours of Continuing Education Credit for LMSWs and LCSWs.

We have all heard the terms ‘fashion terrorist,’ or ‘fashion victim,’ expressions used lightly to suggest the dictatorial, punitive, or even violent vagaries of fashion. But the levity of these terms belies a serious and deep relationship between fashion and terrorism, whose discourses in fact border each other. They are also both discourses about borders and boundaries: the borders of the physical and social body; the borders that delineate a nation, group identity, or cause; and the border between the seen and the un-see-able.

Discourses of fashion and terrorism also deal with the possibilities of transgressing, overwhelming, or exploding those borders—either literally or figuratively. Using examples taken from the realms of visual art, literature, film, fashion, and technology, this paper examines the relationship between these two discourses, working toward a new understanding of the changing conceptions of female sexuality, women’s material culture, and citizenship in what Henry Giroux calls the “Culture of Terrorism.” I will be drawing from works by novelist Alex Givarry; Palestinian filmmaker Sharif Waked; Italian conceptual artist Ivana Spinelli; fashion photographer Steven Meisel; and designers Peter Dundas, Riccardo Tisci, Adam Selman, Tina Gorjanc, and Walter van Beirendonck, among others.

Rhonda Garelick writes on politics, popular culture, fashion, performance, literature, and visual art. She is the author of three monographs, including Mademoiselle: Coco Chanel and the Pulse of History (Random House, 2014). Her column, “Reading the Signs,” appears regularly in New York Magazine’s “The Cut,” and she has also written often for other venues, such as The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Brooklyn Rail, and Salon. She is a frequent lecturer at universities, theaters, and museums. Garelick is a full professor of English and Performing Arts at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Visiting Professor of Art Design History and Theory at Parsons/New School University. She has also taught at NYU, Princeton, the CUNY Graduate Center, Connecticut College, Columbia University, the University of Colorado-Boulder, and Yale. Garelick received her Ph.D. and B.A. from Yale University and also studied extensively in France, at the Ecole Normale Supérieure and Paris VII. She lives—most of the time—in her hometown of New York City, with her husband. And she is a passionate lover of theater, dance, and conversation.

*Please note: A $5 surcharge will apply for those paying at the door, but we suggest buying your ticket in advance as the event may reach capacity before the date of the presentation.

For a refund to a PPSC Annex event, we must receive cancellation notice 7 days prior to the event. Please contact ppscannex@gmail.com if you want to cancel within this time frame.

PPSC SW CPE 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 #0054

*This PPSC event is wheelchair accessible, and any participant with a special need should contact PPSC at 212-633-9172 or ppsc@att.net in advance.

*PPSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual preference, national or ethnic origin, or analytic orientation in the administration of its admissions and educational policies.

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Mar
3
1:00 PM13:00

Spring Open House: Afternoon Session

Explore our full and part time 1-year, 3-year, 4-year, License-Qualifying, and Child Training Programs in psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy at our spring open house

Open houses will begin with information sessions, at which discussion will be led by our Executive Director, Dean of Admissions, Dean of Training, and Treatment Service Director. This is a valuable chance to learn about our various programs and to ask questions of these leaders of our community. Following this discussion, there will be informal mingling with faculty members, supervisors, and current candidates.

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"Psychoanalytically-Informed Treatment with Children Affected by the Trauma of Early Loss"
Feb
8
6:30 PM18:30

"Psychoanalytically-Informed Treatment with Children Affected by the Trauma of Early Loss"

"Psychoanalytically-Informed Treatment with Children Affected by the Trauma of Early Loss"



D. D. Friedman, PhD, LCSW



Friday, February 8, 2019

6:30 PM to 8:30 PM



PPSC

80 Fifth Avenue 
Room 1408

New York, New York 10011



*This talk has been approved by New York State for 2 hours of Continuing Education Credit for LMSWs and LCSWs.



This workshop will focus on treatment with children who have experienced the early loss of a parent. It will draw on current research of Beatrice Beebe, Howard and Miriam Steele, Jude Cassidy, Alicia Lieberman and Alan Schore and clinical experience that the presenter has with this population. It will emphasize the work with the infants and young children of September 11, 2001 who lost their fathers as well as two cases of young children who lost their mothers to breast cancer. Issues of transference and countertransference will be discussed as well as the importance of group supervision.

Donna Demetri Friedman, Ph.D. NYU-Adj. Assoc. Professor is an adult, child, and mother-infant therapist; Executive Director of Mosaic Mental Health; therapist with Dr. Beatrice Beebe in the Mothers, Infants and Young Children of September 11, 2001: A Primary Prevention Project; co-editor of Attachment-based Clinical Practice with Children and Adolescents; editorial board of JCSW; NYU Outstanding Alumna Award for infant mental health; graduate of Anni Bergman Parent-Infant Program.




*PPSC SW CPE 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 #0054.

*For a refund to a PPSC Annex event, we must receive cancellation notice 7 days prior to the event. Please contact ppscannex@gmail.com if you want to cancel within this time frame. Please note: A $5 surcharge will apply for those paying at the door, but we suggest buying your ticket in advance as the event may reach capacity before the date of the presentation.

*This PPSC event is wheelchair accessible, and any participant with a special need should contact PPSC at 212-633-9172 or ppsc@att.net in advance. PPSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual preference, national or ethnic origin, or analytic orientation in the administration of its admissions and educational policies.

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Dec
14
6:30 PM18:30

Angry White Men: Men's Rights Activists, Incels, and White Nationalists

"Angry White Men: Men’s Rights Activists, Incels, and White Nationalists"

Michael Kimmel, PhD

Why are some white American men so angry? Where does their sense of victimization come from, and why now? In this presentation, I’ll talk about several different iterations of this angry white men phenomenon -- incels, men's rights advocates, school shooters, and white supremacists and link them together through a theme I call "aggrieved entitlement." I'll conclude by talking about sexual harassment at work and the #metoo movement using the same analytic framework.

Michael Kimmel is one of the world’s leading experts on men and masculinities. He is the SUNY Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at Stony Brook University. Among his many books are Manhood in America, Angry White Men, The Politics of Manhood, The Gendered Society and the best seller Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men. With funding from the MacArthur Foundation, he founded the Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities at Stony Brook in 2013.

A tireless advocate of engaging men to support gender equality, Kimmel has lectured at more than 300 colleges, universities and high schools. He has delivered the International Women’s Day annual lecture at the European Parliament, the European Commission and the Council of Europe, and has worked with the Ministers for Gender Equality of Norway, Denmark and Sweden in developing programs for boys and men. He consults widely with corporations, NGOs and public-sector organizations on gender equity issues.

He was recently called “the world’s most prominent male feminist” in The Guardian newspaper in London.

*This talk has been approved by New York State for 2 hours of Continuing Education Credit for LMSWs and LCSWs.

Psychologists and Sex Therapists can order AASECT and APA-approved CEs from Modern Sex Therapy Institutes for a fee of $25. To place your order for this click here.

Completion of this program does not ensure or guarantee AASECT certification. For further information please contact info@aasect.org.

Please note: A $5 surcharge will apply for those paying at the door, but we suggest buying your ticket in advance as the event may reach capacity before the date of the presentation.

For a refund to a PPSC Annex event, we must receive cancellation notice 7 days prior to the event. Please contact ppscannex@gmail.com if you want to cancel within this time frame.

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Nov
30
6:30 PM18:30

"I am...": Intersections of Addiction and Transgender Experience

“‘I am…’: Intersections of Addiction and Transgender Experience”

S.J. Langer, LCSW-R

When do you know that you know? This could be asked of a person recognizing their addiction as well as to a person who is understanding their gender. These are self-identifying phenomena. This is not to suggest that a trans identity is a diagnosis or addiction. There are however profound changes for the individual in recovery and those who live their authentic gender: both “know a new freedom and a new happiness”. How do we expertly shepherd patients through these explorations? Does one recognition need to supersede another? How does addiction infiltrate one’s psyche and feed denial of one’s authentic self? How do we help connect patients to their own experience of self? We will explore these various questions and also explore the experience of transgender people in recovery settings. Through the use of case examples from his private practice, this workshop will explore the myriad of trajectories that trans patients have traveled in their recovery from addiction.

S.J. Langer is a writer and psychotherapist in New York City, where he maintains a private practice. He is on faculty at School of Visual Arts in both the MPS Art Therapy and Humanities & Sciences departments. He is a member of the Executive Committee for the Psychotherapy Center for Gender and Sexuality at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy. His most recent academic article Trans Bodies and the Failure of Mirrors was the co-winner of the Symonds Prize from Studies in Gender and Sexuality. His first book Theorizing Transgender Identity for Clinical Practice: A New Model for Understanding Gender will release in January 2019 by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

*This talk has been approved by New York State for 2 hours of Continuing Education Credit for LMSWs and LCSWs.

Please note: A $5 surcharge will apply for those paying at the door, but we suggest buying your ticket in advance as the event may reach capacity before the date of the presentation.

For a refund to a PPSC Annex event, we must receive cancellation notice 7 days prior to the event. Please contact ppscannex@gmail.com if you want to cancel within this time frame.

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Nov
16
6:30 PM18:30

When Words Falter: What Hypnotic-related Techniques Can Do for Talk Therapy

“When Words Falter: What Hypnotic-related Techniques Can Do for Talk Therapy”

Gerard Sunnen, MD

As Freud said, “the ego is first and foremost a bodily ego.” Modern psychotherapies rely mostly on verbal transactions. Yet contemporary understandings of the brain and its greater nervous system indicate that many psychological functions involve non-verbal, psychodynamic dimensions. Judicious use of nonverbal techniques within psychotherapy, for example, can successfully appease psychosomatic over-reactivity, as found in anxiety disorders. They can also be recruited to trans-fer psychological insights into transformational action, thus helping to bridge psychoanalysis’ still mysterious gap named “working through.”

Within psychotherapy’s context, there are, at times, opportunities to utilize mind-body techniques that will ease, facilitate, and accelerate personal transformation in the interest of overall well-being.

A demonstration of Autogenic Training (AT) which is a desensitization-relaxation technique will be used for experiential audience participation. AT, an effective therapist-friendly technique, is widely used in Europe but less well-known in the U.S.

Meditative therapies, relaxation training, hypnosis and self-hypnosis, mental imagery, yogic therapies and Autogenic Training, among others, all invite a spectrum of nervous system dimensions to actively participate in personal development. This workshop will address the mind-body therapies that are most appropriate for var-ious issues. Below are recommended readings:

Tummo meditation versus Autogenic Training: Visceral nervous system self-regulation, East and West, and implications for integrative psychotherapy
http://www.triroc.com/sunnen/topics/tummomeditation.htm
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Hypnosis and Meditation as States of Heightened Brain Plasticity: Seven Pathways to Higher Nervous System Function 
http://www.triroc.com/sunnen/topics/BrainPlasticity.htm
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“What is Hypnosis?”
www.triroc.com/sunnen

Dr. Gerard Sunnen was named official psychiatrist for the French Consulate and Embassy in 1980 and was appointed Associate Clinical Professor of New York University-Bellevue Medical Center in 1987. He is the co-founder and honorary president of the International Association of Emergency Psychiatry (IAEP), a transcultural organization of mental health professionals seeking to develop emergency global psychiatric services. 
For many years he has applied medical hypnotherapy to the treatment of pain control, pre-operative prep, anxiety, addiction, depression as well as in the service of self-discovery. Dr. Sunnen maintains a private practice in NYC.

*This talk has been approved by New York State for 2 hours of Continuing Education Credit for LMSWs and LCSWs.

Please note: A $5 surcharge will apply for those paying at the door, but we suggest buying your ticket in advance as the event may reach capacity before the date of the presentation.

For a refund to a PPSC Annex event, we must receive cancellation notice 7 days prior to the event. Please contact ppscannex@gmail.com if you want to cancel within this time frame.

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Nov
9
6:30 PM18:30

The Interpersonal Psychoanalytic Approach to Working with Veterans

“The Interpersonal Psychoanalytic Approach to Working with Veterans”

Andrew S. Berry Ph.D, Psy.D with Discussant, Captain Nate Emery

Typically, when a veteran comes for psychotherapy for PTSD and related trauma, the PTSD is in the foreground of treatment, with everything else in the background. In the interpersonal approach, relationships and how PTSD affects them are in the foreground—with everything else in the background. Attachment issues and relationships are given special focus. Early clinical inquiries—even during intake about the veteran's brothers and sisters on the battlefield—are emphasized, as well how the characteristics of the veteran's relationships before battle change after the battle is over. Special focus is given to how relationships to people in positions of authority develop prior to treatment, and how re-parenting can occur to an extent, when trust in the process is achieved. New relationship development is then sought in clinical treatment. Dr. Berry will be presenting with discussant and veteran Nate Emery.

Andrew Berry Ph.D., Psy.D, ABPP, completed his graduate work at Harvard University Extension School, the Union Institute & University, and Forest Institute of Professional Psychology, after which he completed board certification in clinical and counseling psychology, through the American Board of Professional Psychology. He completed analytic training at the William Alanson White Institute, and has delivered the presentation with Nate Emery that you are about to see at analytic institutes, and both national and international conferences across the country. Dr. Berry works in a group practice in Saratoga County.

Discussant: Nate Emery enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1990 and served as an infantryman in OPERATION DESERT STORM in Kuwait and OPERATION RESTORE HOPE in Mogadishu, Somalia and several other missions. He was commissioned a Marine Officer in 2002 and retired from the Marine Corps in 2012. Over his 22-year career, he served in every combat element of the Marine Corps, across eight different occupational specialties. Mr. Emery holds a Master of Science in Management and Bachelor degrees in Political Science, History and American Studies. He currently serves as a Management and Program Analyst for the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Re-serve Affairs. He has been affected by PTSD since 1991, and learning to live with its effects since 2009. He and his wife Angela have raised eight children and more than a dozen foster children.

*This talk has been approved by New York State for 2 hours of Continuing Education Credit for LMSWs and LCSWs.

Please note: A $5 surcharge will apply for those paying at the door, but we suggest buying your ticket in advance as the event may reach capacity before the date of the presentation.

For a refund to a PPSC Annex event, we must receive cancellation notice 7 days prior to the event. Please contact ppscannex@gmail.com if you want to cancel within this time frame.

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Nov
2
6:30 PM18:30

Adult Sexual Sequelae of Childhood Sexual Shame

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"Sexual Sequelae of Childhood Sexual Shame"

Suzanne Iasenza, PhD

It’s the rare sexual history that contains no story of sexual shaming starting with a person’s first memory of sexuality through childhood, adolescent, and early adulthood experiences. In an attempt to make meaning, many stories of shame expand beyond the facts into long-standing conscious and unconscious narratives about sex, intimacy, self, trust and safety, often affecting individual and couple sexuality in confounding ways later in life.

This presentation will discuss how to identify sources of sexual shame and co-create therapeutic treatment frames to address sexual and emotional barriers to adult intimacy and connection. Case material will be discussed.

Suzanne Iasenza, PhD is on the faculties of the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis (ICP) in NYC and the Adelphi University Derner Institute’s Postgraduate Program in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. She also teaches at the Ackerman Institute for the Family and the Westchester Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. She is co-editor of the books Lesbians and Psychoanalysis: Revolutions in Theory and Practice (1995) and Lesbians, Feminism, and Psychoanalysis: The Second Wave (2004) and maintains a private practice in psychotherapy and sex therapy in New York City. Her most recent papers, “What’s Queer About Sex: Expanding Sexual Frames in Theory and Practice” (2010) and “Transforming Sexual Narratives” (2016) were published in Family Process and The Psychotherapy Networker, respectively. 

*This talk has been approved by New York State for 2 hours of Continuing Education Credit for LMSWs and LCSWs.

Psychologists and Sex Therapists can order APA-approved CEs from Modern Sex Therapy Institutes for a fee of $25. To place your order for this go to:
https://modernsextherapyinstitutes.com/product/adult-sexual-sequelae-of-childhood-sexual-shame-11-2-2018/

Please note: A $5 surcharge will apply for those paying at the door, but we suggest buying your ticket in advance as the event may reach capacity before the date of the presentation.

For a refund to a PPSC Annex event, we must receive cancellation notice 7 days prior to the event. Please contact ppscannex@gmail.com if you want to cancel within this time frame.

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Oct
19
6:30 PM18:30

Understanding Somatic Counter-Transference Reactions

“Understanding Somatic Counter-Transference Reactions”

Jerold Nashban, LP 

Certain patients can elicit powerful counter-transference reactions which, if unaddressed, can express themselves through the body. About twenty-five years ago, I had a gran mal seizure immediately after seeing a patient. I will begin my talk by discussing this case.

Freud’s article, “Dostoevsky and Parricide”, provides the structure for this presentation, which will show how both neurology and psychoanalysis can be used to deal with “genuine epilepsy”, a form of this disorder which has both a physical and psychological basis. I will also examine two more seminal psychoanalytic thinkers on epilepsy and psychosomatosis, Abram Kardiner (“The Bio-analytics of the Epileptic Reaction”) and Joyce McDougall (“Theaters of the Body: A Psychoanalytic Approach to Psychosomatic Illness”) and see how they might explain what happened that day and subsequently.

It has been my experience that both neurologists and psychoanalysts are largely unacquainted with the history of psychoanalytic literature dealing with epilepsy and other physical disorders.

It is my hope that analysts will come to this talk prepared to talk about not only their patients, who suffer from psychosomatic conditions, but also, hopefully some of their own somatic counter-transference reactions to their patients.

Jerold Nashban, LP, is in private practice. He is a member of the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis (NPAP) where he teaches courses on Ego Psychology, Dream Interpretation, and Freud’s Cases. He is also a member of the Chinese American Psychoanalytic Association and works there as a control analyst and supervisor.

*This talk has been approved by New York State for 2 hours of Continuing Education Credit for LMSWs and LCSWs.

Please note: A $5 surcharge will apply for those paying at the door, but we suggest buying your ticket in advance as the event may reach capacity before the date of the presentation.

For a refund to a PPSC Annex event, we must receive cancellation notice 7 days prior to the event. Please contact ppscannex@gmail.com if you want to cancel within this time frame.

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Oct
12
6:30 PM18:30

Incongruent Countertransference: A Mismatch Between Patient And Analyst, Or Not?

"Incongruent Countertransference: A Mismatch Between Patient And Analyst, Or Not?"

Valerie Frankfeldt, PhD

One of the more intriguing aspects of our work occurs when our feeling states appear not to match the verbal content or feeling state presented by the patient. As preverbal phenomena, these experiences may manifest as feelings, per se, or as physical sensations (e.g., hunger, nausea, coughing, yawning, a tic, tightness in chest, changes in heart rate, pain, unexplained tears), psychological sensations (e.g. feelings of derealization, depersonalization, changes in body image, feeling larger or smaller, etc.), hard to grasp ethereal fantasies, dreams, impulses, cognitive problems, or behavioral enactments that feel out of character, and more.

These moments may be fleeting or ongoing. They can be disturbing, bewildering or confusing, but are always fascinating. Developing a sensitivity to noticing and experiencing these countertransference states allows for bringing a raft of new information into the treatment. Dr. Frankfeldt will define and illustrate this phenomenon, grapple with possible meanings, and consider ways of understanding how it comes about.

Valerie Frankfeldt, PhD, is the Director of Training, a faculty member, training analyst and supervisor at PPSC. She is a Certified Imago Relationship Therapist, and a graduate of the Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies. She has written and presented extensively on psychoanalytic/12 Step/Harm Reduction treatment of addictions, mother-child problematic interactions and their healing, conflicts for psychoanalysts regarding integrating the digital world with treatment, couples treatment, and work with severely disturbed patients. She is in private practice in Greenwich Village, NY. 

*This talk has been approved by New York State for 2 hours of Continuing Education Credit for LMSWs and LCSWs.

Please note: A $5 surcharge will apply for those paying at the door, but we suggest buying your ticket in advance as the event may reach capacity before the date of the presentation.

For a refund to a PPSC Annex event, we must receive cancellation notice 7 days prior to the event. Please contact ppscannex@gmail.com if you want to cancel within this time frame.

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Oct
5
6:30 PM18:30

Applying AEDP to Couple Therapy

"Applying AEDP to Couple Therapy"

Gil Tunnell, PhD

Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) was developed 25 years ago by Diana Fosha. It is considerably different from traditional psychotherapy in that it focuses on the positives the patient brings to treatment, rather than the patient’s resistance, defenses, and psychopathology. AEDP is a short-term therapy, compared to traditional insight-oriented psychotherapy. The effectiveness of AEDP is supported by empirical research. Although AEDP began in New York City, the model is now global, with trainings occurring throughout the USA, Sweden, England, Portugal, Israel, Brazil, Japan and China. This presentation will discuss the basics of individual AEDP, and how AEDP can be applied to couple therapy. Compared to Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT) developed by Sue Johnson, Couple AEDP is more different than similar.

Gil Tunnell, PhD is one of the senior faculty of the AEDP Institute, is Adjunct Associate Professor at Teachers College, Columbia University, where he teaches family and couple therapy, and has a private practice in New York City. His special interest is in applying individual AEDP to couple therapy. In the late 1980s, he trained in Structural Family Therapy under Salvador Minuchin, M.D., and has written on the differences between Structural Therapy and AEDP. He also trained in family therapy with Maurizio Andolfi in Rome, Italy. Dr. Tunnell previously was director of family therapy training at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City. He has published widely on working with gay male couples and is the is co-author with David Greenan of Couple Therapy with Gay Men and the published chapter, Gay male couple therapy: An attachment model. Another chapter of his, An attachment perspective on the first interview: Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy, appeared in a book that received the 2011 Distinguished Book Award from Division 44 of the American Psychological Association.

*This talk has been approved by New York State for 2 hours of Continuing Education Credit for LMSWs and LCSWs.

Please note: A $5 surcharge will apply for those paying at the door, but we suggest buying your ticket in advance as the event may reach capacity before the date of the presentation.

For a refund to a PPSC Annex event, we must receive cancellation notice 7 days prior to the event. Please contact ppscannex@gmail.com if you want to cancel within this time frame.

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Sep
28
6:30 PM18:30

The Negative Transitional Object: A Winnicottian Model of Addiction and Recovery

"The Negative Transitional Object: A Winnicottian Model of Addiction and Recovery"

David Pauley, LCSW

Clinicians today have a range of theories at their disposal to understand the complex dynamics of addiction, from the “disease” model to neuro-biological approaches to the self-medication hypothesis. This talk will lay out another such lens, a variation on Donald Winnicott’s classic theory explaining the emotional function of the security blankets and Teddy Bears of infancy. The negative transitional object, like the good transitional object about which Winnicott writes, is a creative adaptation to challenges that confront all children and adults: the startling fact of separation from other bodies; the continual need to integrate our moment-to-moment experience as minds and bodies in symbolic form; and the drive to self-regulate in playful dialogue with others.

Part theoretical overview, part hands-on clinical discussion, the talk will illustrate the concept of the negative transitional object as a developmental necessity carried over, in malignant and dissociated forms, in adult compulsions and addictions. Clinical illustrations and literary examples will be used to flesh out the concept.

DAVID PAULEY, LCSW is a Training and Supervising Analyst and member of the faculty at the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center, and also teaches in the Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Program at the William Alanson White Institute. As an Adjunct Assistant Professor, he taught for a dozen years at the NYU Silver School of Social Work. His paper introducing the negative transitional object appeared in Psychoanalytic Dialogues in April 2018. He maintains a private practice in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, where he works with adults, adolescents and children, and also offers group and individual supervision to clinicians at all levels of practice.

*This talk has been approved by New York State for 2 hours of Continuing Education Credit for LMSWs and LCSWs.

Please note: A $5 surcharge will apply for those paying at the door, but we suggest buying your ticket in advance as the event may reach capacity before the date of the presentation.

For a refund to a PPSC Annex event, we must receive cancellation notice 7 days prior to the event. Please contact ppscannex@gmail.com if you want to cancel within this time frame.

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Sep
14
6:30 PM18:30

The Mental Health of Bisexual Men

"The Mental Health of Bisexual Men"

Ritch Savin-Williams, PhD

Within the basic rubric of bisexuality, it is dangerous to lump all nonexclusive men into a single category we call bisexual as if there were only one way not to be straight or gay. This implies at the most basic level a new vision of bisexuality is essential if we are to capture the diversity within the population of those who are sexually and/or romantically attracted to both sexes. In particular, we will examine several subgroups that likely differ in their gender expression, personality characteristics, sexual/romantic profiles, and life trajectories that influence their susceptibility to stress and perturbations in their mental health.

Ritch C. Savin-Williams, Professor Emeritus at Cornell University, has written Bisexual Young Men [draft], Mostly Straight: Sexual Fluidity among Men (2017), Becoming Who I Am: Young Men on Being Gay (2016), and The New Gay Teenager (2005). He is a licensed clinical psychologist and has served as an expert witness on same-sex marriage, gay adoption, and Boy Scout court cases. Dr. Savin-Williams has consulted for media outlets such as MTV, 20/20, Oprah Winfrey, The Today Show, National Geographic, National Public Radio, Rolling Stone, Time, New York Times, and Washington Post. Dr. Savin-Williams blogs on Sex/Romance for Psychology Today:https://www.psychologytoday.com/experts/ritch-c-savin-williams-phd
The instructor will present within his scope of practice.

*This talk has been approved by New York State for 2 hours of Continuing Education Credit for LMSWs and LCSWs.

Please note: A $5 surcharge will apply for those paying at the door, but we suggest buying your ticket in advance as the event may reach capacity before the date of the presentation.

For a refund to a PPSC Annex event, we must receive cancellation notice 7 days prior to the event. Please contact ppscannex@gmail.com if you want to cancel within this time frame.

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Jun
8
6:30 PM18:30

Mother-Son Incest: The Unthinkable Broken Taboo

"Mother-Son Incest: The Unthinkable Broken Taboo"

Hani Miletski, PhD, MSW

Based on a book by the same title (Miletski, 2007), this workshop will provide an overview of existing information on this rarely discussed and published issue. Dr. Hani Miletski suggests that the mother-son incest taboo is not as strong as society’s denial of its existence. She seeks to explore this denial and to increase awareness of mother-son incest among professionals, since lack of knowledge and awareness prevents us from identifying victims and perpetrators, and from providing effective treatment interventions. 
Dr. Miletski will discuss and challenge five misconceptions which contribute to society’s denial: (1) mother-son incest occurs only when intercourse is involved; (2) boys cannot be victims of sexual abuse; (3) sexual abuse is perpetrated only by men; (4) motherly love is free of sexual intentions; and (5) mother-son incest occurs only when at least one of the parties is mentally ill.

This will be a philosophical presentation, aimed at challenging the audience and pushing participants to look inside themselves, to identify and encounter their personal barriers to recognizing mother-son incest, and to begin a discussion about this important topic. Participants will be encouraged to share stories and to take an active part in the discussion.

Hani Miletski is a psychotherapist in private practice in Bethesda, Maryland with over 20 years of clinical experience. She is certified as a Diplomate of Sex Therapy and as a Sex Therapy Supervisor by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT), has trained and supervised therapists and professionals in the field of human sexuality throughout the world, and has presented at various national and international conferences. She is the author of Mother-Son Incest: The Unthinkable Broken Taboo Persists, Understanding Bestialtiy and Zoophilia, and a variety of other articles and chapters in the professional literature. She is a licensed clinical social worker and has a Doctorate in Human Sexuality from the Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality. Dr. Miletski was born in Israel and served in the Israeli Defense Forces as an officer before coming to the US at the age of 24.

*This talk has been approved by New York State for 2 hours of Continuing Education Credit for LMSWs and LCSWs.

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May
18
6:30 PM18:30

A Trans-Psychoanalyst Questioning Harris’s "Gender As Soft Assembly" In Men’s Locker Rooms. The Rebirth Of Shame

"A Trans-Psychoanalyst Questioning Harris’s Gender As Soft Assembly In Men’s Locker Rooms. The Rebirth Of Shame."

Luc Olivier Charlap, PhD

This paper will attempt to address the experience of transitioning later in life and the impact of female socialization in everyday life on this male identified transgender psychoanalyst. Despite valid efforts to maintain a sense of gender fluidity, society’s unrelenting call for a binary expression of gender has never been so stark. Society’s lack of “gender mentalization” and its insistence on defensively and unconsciously concretizing it, as it threatens basic organizing principles, reintroduce a sense of shame, shame which I meant to escape in the first place. I am now hiding in fear of misrecognition, in a new way. Yes, gender as an internal experience, is a soft assembly, but in everyday encounters it is mostly rigidified and concrete. Going through multiple gendered/ungendered self states, I experience this most vividly, since I now pass as male, in men’s locker rooms that I am now required to use. Using Harris, Orange and Bromberg I will discuss this forced return and unrequited adoption of the binary and its psychic implications in terms of gender, mentalization, shame and trauma- in seemingly benign exposures to everyday encounters such as in the bare exclusivity of male only spaces.

Dr. Luc Olivier Charlap PhD is a psychoanalyst in private practice in New York City. As a faculty member of various psychoanalytic institute he has taught classes on Trauma and its Treatment; Gender and Sexuality; Object Relations; Klein; and Envy, Narcissism and Borderlines Conditions. He is also a faculty member at NYU Silver School of Social Work. At present, as a faculty member and training analyst at the Contemporary Institute of Psychotherapy, he teaches in the Four-Year psychoanalytic program and supervises psychoanalytic candidates.

*This talk has been approved by New York State for 2 hours of Continuing Education Credit for LMSWs and LCSWs.

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May
4
6:30 PM18:30

When the Body Speaks: An Introduction to Somatic Psychotherapy

"When the Body Speaks: An Introduction to Somatic Psychotherapy"

Amy Gladstone, LCSW, Ph.D

Many of the current clinical models of practice emphasize the role of present moment experience in therapeutic action. The body contains the roots of past experience in present time. When clinicians learn how to pay attention they discover that the body provides a new pathway to access hard-to-reach implicit material and an opportunity for profound experiences of healing.

In this workshop, Dr. Gladstone will give a brief introduction to somatic psychotherapy as it augments and deepens clinical practice. She will focus on techniques and demonstrate her work as a somatic psychotherapist using clinical examples. Participants will leave with a sense of how to integrate information from the body into clinical talk therapy. 

Amy Gladstone, LCSW, Ph.D. is a clinician, educator, supervisor, and workshop leader with over 25 years of clinical experience who presents locally and nationally on affect regulation, attachment and experiential methods. She is on the faculty of the Integrative Trauma Program of the National Institute for the Psychotherapies and the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute. Certified in both Somatic Experiencing and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, trained in EMDR and IFS, Dr. Gladstone is an integrative psychotherapist.
 

*This talk has been approved by New York State for 2 hours of Continuing Education Credit for LMSWs and LCSWs.

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Apr
27
6:30 PM18:30

On Safari With Blue Gazelle: Escapades Between Ego and Unconscious

"On Safari With Blue Gazelle: Escapades Between Ego and Unconscious"

Michael Jenkins, LCSW

By presenting a series of dreams and the Jungian practice of active imagination in response to these dreams, we will entertain questions of creative unconscious and its impact on consciousness. This presentation is open to all dreamers (even those who don't remember). 

How does our ability to incorporate imagination and creativity enhance our ability to meet life’s challenges? This presentation will focus on the relationship of the ego to the unconscious; individual stuck points and how they impact self awareness; importance of familial/cultural/religious/political influence; how these impact creativity and a fuller life experience. We will look at how lack of imagination impacts limited choice and how imagination encourages freedom and possibility.

Imagination is a psychic drive vital to life force and productivity. How can it get stymied and how can we loosen it up in practice? What is its importance to resilience and overcoming both internal and external threat? How can we work with developing imaginative process and power in our psyche analytic work?

There will be several suggested readings on imagination from a multi-cultural and trauma related perspective. This will serve to introduce some concepts to be discussed in this workshop.

Michael Jenkins, Certificate in Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center; LCSW, Masters Degree in Social Work, NYU; Faculty, Supervisor, Psychoanalyst at PPSC and New York Counseling and Guidance Services. Michael Jenkins is an exhibiting artist and maintains a private practice in New York City.

*This talk has been approved by New York State for 2 hours of Continuing Education Credit for LMSWs and LCSWs.

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Apr
13
6:30 PM18:30

The Changing Face of Empathy: Harnessing Unconscious Resonance in the Countertransference

“The Changing Face of Empathy: Harnessing Unconscious Resonance in the Countertransference”

Janine de Peyer, LCSW-R

Can our clients sense when we’re bored, distrustful, envious, or downright disgusted? To what degree are our ‘private’ countertransference reactions perceived, both consciously and unconsciously, and what can we do about it? This presentation delves into the unconscious influence of internally harbored reactions to our clients, both positive and negative. Self-reflective work in-between sessions can shift negative countertransference reactions, but are such shifts unconsciously perceptible to the client? If the client unconsciously perceives a shift in us, is it possible that this perception can be registered, mind-to-mind, in the relational unconscious, before he/she walks even back into the room with us? In other words, what is the reach of dyadic, right hemisphere-to-right hemisphere communication?

As theories of empathy evolve, discoveries of mirror neurons, perceptual encoding, emotional contagion, and social brain activation challenge us to consider neurological, physiological, cognitive, and dissociative levels of mental interpenetration. Where does empathy stand in relation to all this? What differentiates emotional contagion from empathic responsiveness, or ‘affective empathy’ from ‘cognitive empathy?’ How do we separate mutually projective unconscious processes from activation of our own personal history, and how does all this affect our capacity for compassion?

Through clinical illustration, a method for shifting negative countertransference will be presented through the cultivation of identificatory empathy and self-forgiveness. When the analyst identifies and releases correlations to the client’s traumas, unconscious resonance will occur. We will integrate theories of the relational unconscious, self-state sharing, mirror neuron exchange, unified field theory, and the wisdom of psycho/spiritual healing practices.

In a sociopolitical climate where empathy is sorely lacking, practices designed to develop the capacity for empathy will also be proposed, including introduction to innovative Virtual Reality technology.

Janine de Peyer, LCSW is Faculty and Supervisor at the National Institute for the Psychothera- pies, and the Stephen Mitchell Relational Study Center where she teaches on clinical process and transference-countertransference dynamics. She is Associate Editor with Psychoanalytic Dia- logues, and has published multiple papers on dissociation and unconscious communication. Janine’s recent articles include Uncanny Communication and the Porous Mind, (2016, Psycho- analytic Dialogues), Byron-Beguiled, (2017, Psychoanalytic Perspectives), and Traversing the Ineffable: Commentary on Sharon Farber’s “Becoming a Telepathic Tuning Fork” (2017, Psychoanalytic Dialogues). Janine integrates EMDR and creative visualization within a relational psychoanalytic framework. She is in private practice in Manhattan. 

*This talk has been approved by New York State for 2 hours of Continuing Education Credit for LMSWs and LCSWs.

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Mar
16
6:30 PM18:30

Woman is Perfect: A Discussion of Hilda Doolittle's Analysis with Freud and a Close Reading of Her Poem, The Master

"Woman is Perfect": A Discussion of Hilda Doolittle's Analysis with Freud and a Close Reading of Her Poem, The Master

Paul Geltner, DSW and Mary Wallach, MFA, LCSW

In 1933, H. D. (Hilda Doolittle), a great Modernist writer, started an analysis with Freud because she was unable to write and wanted "to free herself from repetitive thoughts and experiences". She left with her creative powers unblocked. Afterwards, H. D. wrote two prose books about the experience. And a magnificent poem -- The Master -- which describes both her passionate disagreements with Freud and her profound appreciation for their relationship, and celebrates the feeling of powerful, creative womanhood that she acquired in the course of the analysis.

Paul Geltner will discuss aspects of H.D.'s life and her analysis — an analytic relationship that reveals a side of Freud’s clinical work seldom found in his writings or other patients’ memoirs: moments of emotional availability, vulnerability, and transparency, his openness to a gender-fluid, bisexual woman, and the creativity of his technique compared to the parsimonious rules he recommended to others. 

Mary Wallach will read The Master and lead a stanza by stanza discussion of the poem.

Dr. Paul Geltner. is the author of Emotional Communication: Countertransference Analysis and the Use of Feeling in Psychoanalytic Technique, and of papers on dreams and child analysis. He has has been the Director of Psychoanalytic Education at the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center, and has taught Northern Rockies Psychoanalytic Institute, Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies, and the Colorado Center for Modern Psychoanalysis. He is in private practice in New York City, working with individuals and couples. He specializes in individual and group supervision with psychoanalysts and psychoanalytic psychotherapists.

Mary Wallach, M.F.A., L.C.S.W., is in private practice in New York City where she practices both psychoanalytic and EMDR psychotherapy. She has published papers on poetry and psychoanalysis inThe Journal of The American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry and has presented on this topic at the PPSC Annex and the Artist Study Group at The William Alanson White Institute. She also holds a M.F.A. in Writing from Columbia University and has published poetry in the American Philosophical Association Newsletter of Philosophy and Medicine, Shangri-la Shack, The Mississippi Review, Mockingheart Review and other journals. She is available for poetry workshops and readings

*This talk has been approved by New York State for 2 hours of Continuing Education Credit for LMSWs and LCSWs.

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Mar
2
6:30 PM18:30

The Present in Couples Therapy: Moments of Transformation

“The Present in Couples Therapy: Moments of Transformation”

Mary-Joan Gerson, PhD

This presentation will describe an approach to couples therapy which integrates psychoanalytic, systemic and attachment theory. I link my approach to the emphasis on therapeutic moments as delineated by the Boston Change Process Group, with a particular focus on implicit knowing and “fittedness”. Three key aspects of this perspective on couples therapy are: 1) unexpected recognition; 2) inextricable linking and 3) the power of mutual healing.

Mary-Joan Gerson, Ph.D., ABPP, is an Adjunct Clinical Professor, Consultant in Psychoanaysis, and has served as the Director of the Advanced Specialization in Couple and Family Therapy at the New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, and Co-Chair of the Pro Bono and Activism Committee. She is a supervisor at the National Institute for the Psychotherapies and a faculty member at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

An active leader in Division 39 (Psychoanalysis) of the American Psychological Association, she was the Founding President of Section VIII, Couple and Family Therapy, as well as the Founding Co-Chair of the Committee on Psychoanalysis and Health Care, and the Committee on Psychoanalysis and Community and received the Division 39 Leadership Award in 2016.

Dr. Gerson has taught, presented nationally and internationally, and published widely on the integration of psychoanalytic, family systemic and attachment theory, as well as how intimate and work relationships affect coping with chronic medical illness. She is the author of many articles and book chapters, as well a full length book, The Embedded Self: An Integrated Psychodynamic and Systemic Perspective on Couple and Family Therapy.

*This talk has been approved by New York State for 2 hours of Continuing Education Credit for LMSWs and LCSWs.

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Feb
23
6:30 PM18:30

Emails, Texts and Beyond: Communicating Analytically in the Digital Age

"Emails, Texts and Beyond: Communicating Analytically in the Digital Age"

Valerie Frankfeldt, PhD

It’s a wondrous new world! Technology gives us unparalleled abilities to connect. Technology adds a level of efficiency and convenience that makes life so much easier, both in and outside of therapy. 

On the other hand, when is a request to plug a phone charger in our outlet based in “reality”? When is it a disguised sexual request--or assault? How do we feel about being digitally available to patients when they have a brief piece of news to report? What happens when it’s not so brief and it’s late Saturday night? Can patients perhaps express things by email that need to be said but that cannot safely be said in person because it would make them feel too vulnerable? Would it be useful if they could express rage without fear of immediate in-person reprisal? Or might it be a shortcut that interferes with the crucial work of analyzing resistance? Would it be helpful for us to watch that video of the patient’s child’s first steps? Would it be an enactment, or no? How about learning that the patient is pregnant, or has cancer, or wants to end treatment, that comes through in a text? What is the effect on the therapist? How do we view these contacts psychoanalytically? And how do we deal with them in the room?

This workshop will provide a forum to grapple with the myriad dilemmas posed by our patients’ as well as our own use of email and texts as they impact the treatment situation. Participants are invited to bring in struggles with incorporating (or resisting) the use of texts, email and devices in treatment.

Valerie Frankfeldt, LCSW, PhD is the Director of Training, a faculty member, training analyst and supervisor at PPSC. She is a Certified Imago Relationship Therapist, and a graduate of the Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies. She has written extensively on psychoanalytic/12 Step/Harm Reduction treatment of addictions, mother-child problematic interactions and their healing, work with severely disturbed patients, and incongruent feeling states between analyst and patient. She is in private practice in Greenwich Village, NY

*This talk has been approved by New York State for 2 hours of Continuing Education Credit for LMSWs and LCSWs.

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Feb
2
6:30 PM18:30

Attachment Trauma and Split Off Sexual Lives In Systemic Sex Therapy

"Attachment Trauma and Split Off Sexual Lives in Systemic Sex Therapy"

Sari Cooper, LCSW

Friday, February 2, 2018 

6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

 

PPSC

80 Fifth Avenue

Room 1408

New York, New York 10011

This talk will present the clinical challenges facing a therapist when a client’s past relational trauma infiltrates their partnered sexual lives. Case examples will be presented along with information gleaned from sexual histories to offer systemic hypotheses and interventions used to help couples create a more authentic, attached erotic life that has a felt-sense of vitality.


This talk will be of help to both general therapists who may need more education around sexual issues and sex therapists who want a reboot or are looking for alternative conceptualizations and clinical techniques for couples systemic treatment. Many therapists find themselves stymied when faced with the avoidance, conflict or post-infidelity crisis wrought by years of neglect or denial of the trauma legacy within the relationship. The workshop will include references to clinical case examples, techniques and home exercises, as well as research that can be illuminating for therapists and their clients.

Sari Cooper is a licensed individual, couples, and AASECT-Certified sex therapist and clinical supervisor who has been in private practice for over 25 years. She has been committed to helping people connect more authentically in their emotional and sexual relationships and is the Founder and Director of the Center for Love and Sex in NYC, which specializes in treating sexual issues for individuals and couples. She also offers live and recorded workshops and webinars for professionals that provide continuing education credits. In addition Sari is an internationally recognized expert who has been called upon to comment on sexuality and relationships on many media outlets including: CBS This Morning, The Better Show and Dr. Oz, The Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Greatest, Vice, Bustle, Cosmo, Lifehacker, Barron’s, New York Post, and Marie Claire. Furthermore, she writes for Psychology Today and Huffngton Post and has her own blog, Sex Esteem®, and her own web show, Sex Esteem® with Sari Cooper.

*This talk has been approved by New York State for 2 hours of Continuing Education Credit for LMSWs and LCSWs.

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Dec
8
6:30 PM18:30

“Integrative Sex and Couples Therapy”

“Integrative Sex and Couples Therapy”

Tammy Nelson, PhD

Friday, December 8, 2017
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

PPSC
80 Fifth Avenue
Room 1408
New York, New York 10011

This talk will present clinical treatment interventions for sexual relationships including problems of low sex or sexless relationships, desire and arousal discrepancy, infidelity and monogamy dilemmas.

The dilemmas for therapists working with couples and sex can trigger countertransference, projection and hopelessness for the therapist and couples can face frustration and repeat patterns that lead to destructive behaviors individually and with a partner. Some sex therapists need better couple therapy training and some couple’s therapists need the right tools to intervene with sexual dilemmas. Based on clinical practice, research and case examples, we will cover integrative sex and couple’s therapy interventions and learn how these impact current therapy techniques. This talk will help participants shift into a new vision for their own work as well as a more effective therapeutic relationship, and for a new future for integrative therapy.

Tammy Nelson, a Board Certified Sexologist, a Certified Sex Therapist and a Certified Imago Relationship Therapist, is an international speaker and a licensed psychotherapist in private practice working with individuals and couples. She is also the author of several books including, “Getting the Sex You Want; Shed Your Inhibitions and Reach New Heights of Passion Together” (2008) and “What’s Eating You? A Workbook for Anorexia and Bulimia (2004)” and her latest book “The New Monogamy; Redefining Your Relationship After Infidelity” (January 2013) is receiving critical acclaim. She has been a featured expert in the NY Times, NY Times Magazine, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Men’s Health, Redbook, Woman’s Day, Fox News and a source in Time Magazine. She also writes for the Huffington Post, YourTango, ThriveGlobal, Medium and can be followed on her blog www.drtammynelson.com/blog/. In addition she travels and lectures internationally on her quest for global relational change.

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