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    • 25 Mar 2017
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • NH Lawn Club

    The Connecticut Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology

    Presents a Clinical Conference

    Nancy McWilliams, PhD, ABPP

    Klee - Dance of the Moth


    Self-Defeating Patterns and Personalities: 

    Implications for Psychotherapy


    March 25, 2017

    10:30 – 12:30


    The Speaker

    Nancy McWilliams teaches at Rutgers University’s Graduate School of Applied & Professional Psychology and practices in Flemington, New Jersey. She is author of Psychoanalytic Diagnosis (1994, rev. ed. 2011), Psychoanalytic Case Formulation (1999), Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (2004), and a forthcoming book on overall mental wellness. Her books are available in 20 languages; she lectures widely both nationally and internationally. She is associate editor of the Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual (2006, 2nd edition in press), former president of Division 39 of the APA, and Honorary Member of the American Psychoanalytic Association. She has been featured in three APA videos of master clinicians, the most recent being “Three Approaches to Psychotherapy.”

    Summary
    “Self-defeating Personality Disorder” is notably absent from the DSM and ICD. Our official taxonomies thus give clinicians scant help in fostering changes to recurrent masochistic patterns. Repeated self-sabotaging behavior (“characterological masochism,” or “aggrieved” or “self-defeating” personality disorder) has been a concern of therapists for decades, through many paradigm shifts. When do certain powerful human strivings - to surrender to something greater than the self, to sacrifice one’s own well-being for a higher good - become pathological? How can therapists help pathologically self-defeating clients? Dr. McWilliams will explore these questions via the literature from clinical psychoanalysis, personality psychology, empirical work in attachment and neuroscience, and her own case material.


    Conference Schedule
    10:00 — 10:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast

    10:30 — 12:30 Presentation

    12:30 — 1:30 Lunch


    To Register and Pay

    Register and pay online with your credit card or paypal.  Online registration is available until Wednesday 3/22. 

    To pay by check, print and fill out the registration form and mail with your check to Conference Registrar, Nir Yehudai, LMSW, 303 Mansfield St #1, New Haven, CT 06511 Click here for registration form.


    Members - remember to log in to register as a member.


    Refunds will be given in full if the Conference Registrar, Nir Yehudai, LMSW, is contacted at Nir Yehudai no later than the Monday before the conference.


    Learning Objectives
    After this presentation, participants will be able

    1)    to identify differences between predominantly depressive and predominantly masochistic personality patterns;

    2)    to differentiate between relational (anaclitic) and moral (introjective) masochism;

    3)    to discuss the clinical implications of these overall conceptualizations;

    4)    to manage countertransference reactions to clients with recurrent self-defeating patterns.

    Recommended Readings

    Nydes, J. (1963). The paranoid-masochistic character. Psychoanalytic Review, 50, 215-251.

    Click here.

    Kernberg, O. F. (1988). Clinical dimensions of masochism. Journal of the American Psychanalytic Association, 36, 1005-1029.

    Click here.

    Ghent, E. (1990). Masochism, submission, surrender – Masochism as a perversion of surrender. Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 26, 108-136.

    Click here.

    Participants 

    The conference is appropriate for professionals interested in the practice of psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy. The instructional level of this conference is intermediate

    Continuing Education

    This conference has been approved for 2 continuing education hours (NASW & Div. 39, APA).


    Illustration: Klee Dance of the Moth

    • 02 Apr 2017
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 1912 Shippan Avenue, Stamford, CT

     Fairfield County Region


    Film Club: Psychoanalysis at the Movies


    2017 Spring Meeting


    Sunday, April 2, 2017

     11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

     

     “Elle”

     

    "Elle" is a controversial French language film about the trauma of rape and revenge. The main character Michèle seems indestructible. Head of a successful video game company, she brings the same ruthless attitude to her love life as to business. Being attacked in her home by an unknown assailant changes Michèle's life forever. When she resolutely tracks the man down, they are both drawn into a curious and thrilling game-a game that may, at any moment, spiral out of control. The great actress Isabelle Hubbert plays the part of Michele, giving an award winning performance.

     

    As of March 14, the movie will be available on ITunes and Amazon instant video and on DVD and Blu Ray. Please view the film before the meeting.

     

    Location: 1912 Shippan Avenue, Stamford, CT

     

    The Film Club is open to all CSPP members and you do not have to have attended earlier meetings to take part.

     

    RSVP to Susanne Weil at smweil@yahoo.com


    • 09 Apr 2017
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Home of Allison Brownlow

    New Haven Region 

    Mini-Meeting


    April 9, 2017

    2:00 - 4:00 PM



    Presenter: Mary W. Nicholas, LCSW, PH.D.


    Description: A cadre of clinicians will explore how to start up a group, and then continue as a group themselves with a jump start at this mini-meeting. A mixture of practical and theoretical—all levels of experience in group therapy welcome.


     Location: The home of Allison Brownlow

    8 High Meadows Road

    North Haven, CT 06473








    • 23 Apr 2017
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • The home of Allison Brownlow


    New Haven Region mini Meeting

    Cinema and Psychoanalysis:

           

    "Fences"


    Date: April 23, 2017 

    Time: 2-4 PM


    Place: Home of Allison Brownlow 

           8 High Meadow Rd., 

    North Haven (bordering Hamden off Dixwell)


    We will be discussing the Film 

    "Fences" by August Wilson, 

    Staring Denzel Washington

     

    This film is currently in local movie theaters. 

    The thrust of the discussion will be on the reaction of the audience (i.e. our patients) to this film, the story, the performances etc. All levels of clinical experience are invited to participate. 


    If you would like to attend, please email 

    Allison Brownlow 

    selfpsych@aol.com



    Space is limited to 14 people


    • 06 May 2017
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • New Haven Lawn Club



    The Connecticut Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology

    Presents a Clinical Conference


    Maria Elena Oliva, LCSW


    A Healing Journey of the Bilingual Self: 

    In Search of the Language of the Heart


     May 6, 2017


    10:30 am – 12:30 pm
    The New Haven Lawn Club
    193 Whitney Ave, New Haven

    Lunch will follow for all attendees



    Summary

    TBA


    Location

    The New Haven Lawn Club

    193 Whitney Ave, New Haven


    Conference Schedule

    10:00 – 10:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast

    10:30 – 12:30 Presentation


    To Register and Pay

    Register and pay online with your credit card or paypal.  To pay by check, print and fill out the registration form and mail with your check to Conference Registrar, Nir Yehudai, LMSW, 303 Mansfield St #1, New Haven, CT 06511 Click here for registration form.


    Members - remember to log in to register as a member.


    Refunds will be given in full if the Conference Registrar, Nir Yehudai, LMSW, is contacted at Nir Yehudai no later than the Monday before the conference.


    Readings:



    Participants 

    The conference is appropriate for professionals interested in the practice of psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy. The instructional level of this conference is intermediate.


    Learning Objectives

    1.  TBA

    2.  TBA
    3.  TBA


    Continuing Education

    This conference has been approved for for 2 continuing education hours (NASW & Div. 39)


    Division 39 is committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in its continuing education activities. Participants are asked to be aware of needs for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program. If program content becomes stressful, participants are encouraged to process these feelings during discussion periods. If participants have special needs, we will attempt to accommodate them.

    Please address questions, concerns and any complaints to Ellen Nasper, PhD, at Ellen Nasper.

    • 21 May 2017
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 81 Valley Circle Fairfield, CT 06825

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY 

    SPECIAL PROGRAM


    CLINICIAL PRESENTATION


    SUNDAY   MAY 21, 2017

    11:00 - 1:00 PM


    Sharon Farber, PhD 

    will discuss her new book:


    “Celebrating The Wounded Healer Psychotherapist: Pain, Post -Traumatic Growth, And Self-Disclosure”


    We are pleased to welcome Sharon Farber, PhD to talk to us about the wounded healer psychotherapist, an archetype developed by Carl Jung who thought an illness of the soul could be the best possible training for a healer and wrote that only a wounded healer who had healed his own wounds could heal effectively.  Dr. Farber contends that most psychotherapists are motivated to do this work because they suffered adverse experiences and often were helped to heal through their own psychotherapy.  Dr. Farber believes this knowledge has been kept secret and thus generated a sense of shame.  According to her, that we have been healed and experienced sufficient post-traumatic growth to help others is something to be celebrated.

    Sharon Farber, PhD is in private practice in Hastings-On-Hudson, NY. She is the author of several papers and three books: When the Body Is the Target; Self Harm, Pain and Traumatic Attachments, Hungry for Ecstasy: Trauma, the Brain, and the Influence of the Sixties.  Her blog for Psychology Today, The Mind- Body Connection can be found online at:

    https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-mind-body-connection.


    Location:  81 Valley Circle   Fairfield, CT  06825

    RSVP:  Susanne Weil at smweil@yahoo.com


    This Clinical Presentation is open to all CSPP members.


Past events

18 Mar 2017 New Haven Region Mini-Meeting: Jill Delaney, LCSW "Transference Focused Psychotherapy for Borderline patients"
25 Feb 2017 Fairfield County Special Program: Clinical Case Workshop
04 Feb 2017 The Diversity Committee's Series "Through An/Other Lens: Multicultural Perspectives" presents: "Uncomfortable conversations: a Discussion of Robin DiAngelo's "White Fragility"
28 Jan 2017 Clinical Conference: Richard Chefetz, MD "Dissociative Processes and Working with Chronic Shame"
15 Jan 2017 Fairfield County Film Club: "Indignation"
10 Dec 2016 Clinical Conference: Gurmeet Kanwal "Individuation - Becoming a Person Elsewhere
13 Nov 2016 Diversity Committee Workshop: The Inner Lives of Gender Non-Conforming and Transgender Youth, with Nancy Meyer Lustman, Ph.D.
12 Nov 2016 New Haven Region Mini-Meeting: "We Were Lost in Familiar Places"
23 Oct 2016 Clinical Workshop with Michael Feldman
23 Oct 2016 Clinical Workshop with Eileen McGinley
22 Oct 2016 Clinical Workshop with Eileen McGinley
22 Oct 2016 Clinical Workshop with Michael Feldman
22 Oct 2016 CSPP/WNEPS Joint Conference, with Michael Feldman: "Responding to Narcissism"
24 Sep 2016 Clinical Conference: Galit Atlas, PhD, "The Enigma of Desire"
07 May 2016 Clinical Conference: Norka Malberg, PhD
12 Mar 2016 Clinical Conference: Jane Tillman, PhD The Effect of Patient Suicide on Clinicians
06 Mar 2016 The Fairfield Region Film Club will discuss "Steve Jobs"
14 Feb 2016 New Haven Region Mini-Meeting with Barbara Marcus, PhD: "Working with Erotic Transferences: The Clinical Challenge of Otherness"
06 Feb 2016 Clinical Conference: Melanie Suchet, PhD Exploring Race from the Inside
17 Jan 2016 The Fairfield County Film Club
06 Dec 2015 Fairfield County Film Club: "Stories We Tell"
14 Nov 2015 Diversity Committee Workshop: Loretta Staples, LCSW: "Both & Neither: Biracial Identities"
04 Nov 2015 Hartford Region Mixer
31 Oct 2015 Clinical Conference: Judith Kantrowitz, PhD: Inevitable Intersubjectivities; Case Presentation by Susanne Weil, LCSW
19 Sep 2015 Suzanne Iasenza, PhD
16 May 2015 Mindfulness in Psychoanalysis and Meditation. Edward Ryan, PhD
11 Apr 2015 Genderqueer: One Family's Experience with Gender Variance. Presenters: Lisa Marcus PhD, Kenneth Marcus MD, Sara Yaxte, BA
15 Mar 2015 Psychoanalysis and the Cinema, Film Discussion: BOYHOOD
07 Feb 2015 Making room in one's mind for a child: How brain and mind change with parenthood. Presenter: Linda Mayes, MD
13 Dec 2014 Through An/Other Lens: Multicultural Perspectives Presenter: Nakia Hamlett, PhD, Rachel Torello, PsyD, Maria Elena Oliva, LCSW, PhD candidate
22 Nov 2014 Reconsidering Men and Masculinities: Developmental Conundrums and Clinical Quandaries Presenters: Michael J. Diamond, PhD, Donald Moss, MD, Sidney Phillips, MD
08 Nov 2014 Complexity Matters: Cultural Identity from a Psychoanalytic Perspective. Usha Tummala-Narra, PhD
06 Sep 2014 Body to Body. Toward a new theory of body development: Counter-transference and the therapist’s body. Susie Orbach, PhD
10 May 2014 Miriam Steele, PhD: Resolving Trauma by Enhancing Reflective Functioning: An Attachment Perspective.
22 Mar 2014 Clinical Conference: Irwin Hirsch on Narcissism, Mania, and Analysts' Envy of Patients
08 Feb 2014 Legal Issues in Clinical Practice: Jeffrey Pingpank, JD
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