Mark Solms, PhD Conference Postponed

posted Jul 27, 2021, 11:29 AM by Houston Psychoanalytic Society

Houston
Psychoanalytic
Society
HPS News
Message from the Program Committee Chair

HPS regrets to inform you that the conference with Mark Solms on August 20-21 is being postponed due to unavoidable circumstances. Dr. Solms just informed us of a schedule conflict due to an unanticipated family event. We will let you know as soon as the conference has been rescheduled. We hope that this does not inconvenience you, and thank you for your patience.

Warm Regards,
JoAnn Ponder, PhD, Program Committee Chair
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2-Day Conference with Mark Solms, PhD

posted Jun 29, 2021, 5:33 PM by Houston Psychoanalytic Society

Houston Psychoanalytic Society
Two Half-Day Conferences
Presented by Mark Solms, PhD
Day 1: Neuropsychoanalytic Revisions
of Basic Theory
Friday, August 20, 2021
10:00 AM - 1:15 PM CST

Live via Zoom
Details to follow upon registration

Registration Fees
HPS Members: Free
Non-members: $120 ($230 for 2 days)

CE/CME/CEUs
3 per day for a total of 6 for both days

Instructional Level: Intermediate

Recent findings and advances in neuropsychoanalysis will be reviewed. These advances, in turn, necessitate revisions of some fundamental concepts in psychoanalytic theory. These include the theory of the drives, repression and the unconscious.

OBJECTIVES
  1. Define the drives neurobiologically.
  2. Identify the brain mechanisms of consciousness.
  3. Describe the mechanism of repression neurobiologically.
Day 2: Neuropsychoanalytic Revisions
of Clinical Technique
Saturday, August 21, 2021
10:00 AM – 1:15 PM CST

Live via Zoom
Details to follow upon registration

Registration Fees
HPS Members: Free
Non-members: $120 ($230 for 2 days)

CME/CE/CEUs
3 per day for a total of 6 for both days

Instructional Level: Intermediate
Recent advances in neuropsychoanalysis require revisions of traditional clinical psychoanalytic technique. These include the formulation of psychopathology, the interpretation of transference and working through.

OBJECTIVES
  1. Differentiate clinical presentations in terms of the natural kinds of emotion.
  2. Formulate pathogenic unconscious wishes in line with recent advances in the neurosciences.
  3. Formulate transference interpretations in line with recent advances in the neurosciences.
Presenter
Professor Mark Solms was born in 1961. He was educated at Pretoria Boys’ School and the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He emigrated to England in 1988. There he worked at University College London (Dept of Psychology) and the Royal London Hospital (Dept of Neurosurgery) while he trained at the Institute of Psychoanalysis. He returned to South Africa in 2002, and now holds the Chair of Neuropsychology at the Neuroscience Institute of the University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital. His rating by the National Research Foundation is 'A1' and he is a Member of the Academy of Science of South Africa. He has received numerous prizes and honours, such as the Sigourney Prize, the IPA’s Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award and Honorary Fellowship of the American College of Psychiatrists. He is Training Director of the South African Psychoanalytical Association, Director of the Science Department of the American Psychoanalytic Association, and Research Chair of the International Psychoanalytical Association. He has published 350 articles in both neuroscientific and psychoanalytic journals, and has authored eight books. The Brain and the Inner World was translated into 13 languages. His collected papers were published recently as The Feeling Brain. His latest book, The Hidden Spring, appeared in early 2021. He is the editor and translator of the forthcoming Revised Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud (24 vols) and Complete Neuroscientific Works of Sigmund Freud (4 vols.).

REFERENCES
Solms, M. (2020) New project for a scientific psychology. Neuropsychoanalysis, 22doi.org/10.1080/15294145.2020.1833361

Solms, M. (2018) The neurobiological underpinnings of psychoanalytic theory and therapy. Frontiers of Behavioral Neuroscience, 12, 294. doi: 10.3389/fnbeh.2018.00294

Solms, M. (2017) What is “the unconscious,” and where is it located in the brain? A neuropsychoanalytic perspective. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences.
Houston Psychoanalytic Society
1302 Waugh Dr. #276, Houston, TX 77019
(713) 429-5810
Houston Psychoanalytic Society is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Houston Psychoanalytic Society maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Psychoanalytic Association, The Center for Psychoanalytic Studies and Houston Psychoanalytic Society. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).™ Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

HPS, through co-sponsorship with the Center for Psychoanalytic Studies, also offers approved CEs for social workers, licensed professional counselors, and marriage and family therapists.

Can I Get a Witness? On Being Seen and Heard in a Relational Psychoanalytic Treatment  During the COVID-19 Pandemic

posted Jun 29, 2021, 5:31 PM by Houston Psychoanalytic Society

Houston Psychoanalytic Society
Evening Speaker Series
Can I Get a Witness? On Being Seen and Heard in a Relational Psychoanalytic Treatment
 During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Presented by Cynthia Chalker, MSS, LCSW
Thursday, September 9, 2021
7:30PM – 9:00PM CST

Live Zoom Presentation
*Pre-registration required for Zoom invitation

Registration Fees
Members: Free
Non-Members: $20

CE/CME/CEU (1.5 hrs.) Fees
Active & Student Members: Free
Friend Members: $20
Non-Members: $20

Instructional Level: Intermediate

The cries have been loud and silent. Destruction and Stillness. Most of us had not seen our patients in person for close to a year. The tables were seemingly turned. The ways of being connected to our patients and ourselves had shifted. Who do we “see” in our electronic devices? What do our patients “see” when they encounter us in sessions? What could we not “see” in each other when we sat in the same room? What is the role of Relational Psychoanalysis in helping us “see” a way forward? This paper will consider the uses of Relational Analysis during the COVID-19 pandemic.

OBJECTIVES
  1. Describe the socio-political uprisings in the United States during the lockdown around the country and the compounded collective trauma.
  2. Explain how a combination psychodynamic modalities and Relational Psychoanalytic theory can assist in the formulation of new ways of connectedness between therapist and patient. 
Presenter
Cynthia Chalker, MSS, LCSW is a on faculty at the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California; Faculty and supervising analyst at Harlem Family Institute, (NY). She is a committee member, instructor and mentor in the Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Teachers Academy of the APA; a visiting instructor at William Alanson White Institute and National Institute for the Psychotherapies. She is on the Board of Directors at Manhattan Institute of Psychoanalysis, from which she is a graduate. She has a private practice in New York, NY.


REFERENCES
Gerald, M. (2020). In the Shadow of Freuds Couch: Portraits of Psychoanalysts in their Offices. P. 23-25. Routledge

Grossmark, R. (2018). The Unobtrusive Relational Analyst: Explorations in Psychoanalytic Companioning. P. 4-25. Routledge.

Locker, B. (2010) 2001 A Spaced Odyssey: Associating and Dissociating with 9/11. Traumatology, 17(3), 35-40. DOI: 10.1177/1534765611421813

Schultz, D. (Producer) 2012. Audre Lorde: The Berlin Years, 1984-1992. (DVD)
Houston Psychoanalytic Society
1302 Waugh Dr. #276, Houston, TX 77019
(713) 429-5810
Houston Psychoanalytic Society is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Houston Psychoanalytic Society maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Psychoanalytic Association, Center for Psychoanalytic Studies, and Houston Psychoanalytic Society. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

HPS, through co-sponsorship with the Center for Psychoanalytic Studies, also offers approved CEs for social workers, licensed professional counselors, and marriage and family therapists.

From Transitional Space to the Analytic Third

posted Jun 29, 2021, 5:29 PM by Houston Psychoanalytic Society

Houston Psychoanalytic Society
Study Group
From Transitional Space to the Analytic Third
Facilitated by Margaret Jordan, PhD
1 Wednesday & 2 Tuesdays
September 8 - 14, 2021
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM CST

Live via Zoom
*Pre-Registration required for Zoom invitation

Registration Fees
Active Members: $90
Friend Members: $105
Student Members: $45
Non-members: $120

4.5 CE/CME/CEUs

Instructional Level: Intermediate

This is a study group for clinicians who want to learn more about the transitional area between fantasy and reality that is initially generated between infant and mother. In the course of normal development, the individual develops the capacity to generate their own potential space. In psychoanalytic practice, it is a co-created realm where the client’s unconscious meets the clinician’s unconscious. The notion of transitional space was originated by Donald Winnicott, elaborated by Thomas Ogden, and further elaborated by intersubjective-relational psychoanalysts. This study group will explore the developmental and clinical applications of these concepts. We will utilize readings, discussion, and case examples. Registration is limited to a relatively small number of participants in order to allow time for them to grapple with the ideas and explore their own case material with the group. The readings will be sent to the group participants.

OBJECTIVES
  1. Define transitional object and its developmental function.
  2. Explain how play in the transitional space might deepen a psychoanalytic treatment.
  3. Describe how potential space contributes to normal and pathological development through the capacities for symbolization and subjectivity.
  4. Explain how projective identification can be viewed as a form of the analytic third.
  5. Explain what is meant by the third-in-the-one and the one-in-the-third.
  6. Explain how the concept of the third is useful in understanding and resolving clinical impasses.
Schedule/Syllabus
Session 1, Sep. 7: Winnicott’s Play in the Transitional Space
Winnicott, D. W. (1953). Transitional objects and transitional phenomena—A study of the first not-me possession. International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 34: 89-97.

Winnicott, D. W. (1968). Playing: Its theoretical status in the clinical situation. International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 49: 591-599.

Session 2, Sep. 14: From Ogden’s Potential Space to the Analytic Third in Psychoanalytic Practice
Ogden, T. H. (1985). On potential space. International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 66: 129-141.

Ogden, T. H. (2004). The analytic third: Implications for psychoanalytic theory and technique.  Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 73: 167-195.

Session 3, Sep. 21: Contemporary Relational-Intersubjective Perspectives
Benjamin, J. (2004). Beyond doer and done to: An intersubjective view of thirdness. Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 73: 5-46.

Aron, L. (2006). Analytic impasse and the third: Clinical implications of intersubjectivity theory. International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 87: 349-368.


Facilitator
The group will be facilitated by Margaret Jordan, PhD. She is a psychoanalytic psychologist in private practice in Houston, Texas, working with individual adults and couples. She also is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at Baylor College of Medicine. She is a past President of Houston Psychoanalytic Society and has served in a number of other leadership roles for the Society.  
Houston Psychoanalytic Society
1302 Waugh Dr. #276, Houston, TX 77019
(713) 429-5810
Houston Psychoanalytic Society is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Houston Psychoanalytic Society maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Psychoanalytic Association, Center for Psychoanalytic Studies, and Houston Psychoanalytic Society. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

HPS, through co-sponsorship with the Center for Psychoanalytic Studies, also offers approved CEs for social workers, licensed professional counselors, and marriage and family therapists.

Newsletter

posted Jun 29, 2021, 5:28 PM by Houston Psychoanalytic Society

Houston
Psychoanalytic
Society
HPS News & Updates
Message from the President

As the 2020-2021 HPS year comes to a close, I would like to acknowledge the enormous contributions of time and effort by our HPS Board of Directors. Please give a special thanks to Anne Strain, LCSW, who is leaving the board after completing her term of service as President and Past President. As many of you know, HPS has flourished as a result of Anne’s leadership during a critical time in the history of our community. Special recognition is also owed to Dr. JoAnn Ponder, our President-Elect. JoAnn requested to stay on the Board as Program Chair rather than as President for the upcoming year. JoAnn’s unremitting dedication of countless hours to HPS programming cannot be overstated.

I would also like to acknowledge with gratitude the contributions of our colleagues who attend our programs, making possible the interchange of diverse experiences and expertise so important to our learning community.

Lastly, on behalf of HPS, I want to express our deep appreciation for generous monetary donations to HPS in 2020, and in previous years, by an individual who prefers to remain anonymous. These donations assure our survival, continued growth and outreach efforts, and provision of high-quality programs.

As we approach the new HPS 2021-2022 year, I want to draw your attention to the lineup of outstanding HPS Programs for the upcoming year, the theme of which is “Evolving Theories, Current Challenges, and Future Directions in Psychoanalytic Practice.” Our first conference, on August 20th and 21st, features Dr. Mark Solms, who will be speaking on neuropsychoanalytic revisions of Drive Theory and Ego Psychology, and application of these revisions to clinical practice. Please do take a moment join or renew your HPS membership now.  

I look forward to seeing you at HPS Events in the upcoming year!


Warm Regards,
Lisa Miller, MD, President

To review the lineup of outstanding HPS Programs for the upcoming 2021-2022 year, please click here.
Join/Renew Membership

We are pleased to announce that our first Conference on August 20th - 21st, presented by Dr. Mark Solms, will be included at no cost when renewing or joining the HPS community through membership. Dr. Solms is a world-renowned and incomparably engaging speaker.  

In addition to Dr. Solms' conference, members enjoy a number of other benefits including free attendance at Monthly Evening Speaker Series programs and significant discounts on all other HPS programs. Additionally, HPS is now an approved APA sponsor of CE’s for psychologists.

Read more about membership levels and benefits.
Upcoming Programs

Conference (6 CE/CME/CEUs | 3 per day)
August 20-21, 2021, 10:00am - 1:15pm CST
Neuropsychoanalytic Revisions of Basic Theory
Neuropsychoanalytic Revisions of Clinical Technique
Presented by Mark Solms, PhD

Evening Speaker Series (1.5 CME/CEUs)
September 9, 2021, 7:30pm - 9:00pm CST
Can I Get a Witness? On Being Seen and Heard in a Relational Psychoanalytic Treatment During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Presented by Cynthia Chalker, MSS, LCSW, Psychotherapist-Psychoanalyst

Study Group (4.5 CME/CEUs)
3 Sessions | Sept. 8, 14 & 21, 2021, 7pm-8:30pm
From Transitional Space to the Analytic Third - Developmental and Clinical Implications
Facilitated by Margaret Jordan, PhD
HPS is now an APA-Approved Sponsor of CEs



HPS is now an APA approved sponsor for CEs for psychologists. This applies to programs for the upcoming 2021-2022 programming year.
Meet the Incoming Board of Directors for 2021-2022

Sharon Chada, PhD, President
Cynthia Mulder, LCSW, President-Elect
Bev Bontrager, LCSW, Treasurer
Ann Weiss, LPC, Secretary
Lisa Miller, MD, Past President
Felecia Powell-Williams, EdD, LPC-S, RPT/S, Councilor
Kacie Liput, LCSW, Alternate Councilor
JoAnn Ponder, PhD, Chair of Programming
Elaine Loiselle, PhD, Chair of Marketing
Jessica Spofford, PhD, Chair of Membership

We are so fortunate to have this group of individuals working on behalf of our HPS community!
HPS Community News

Members of the HPS and CFPS (Center for Psychoanalytic Studies) communities volunteered to participate in a monthly lecture series on Psychodynamic Psychotherapy for fourth year medical students at the UT Health Sciences Center in Houston. Dr. Nick Patniyot, faculty at UT, and recent graduate of the Studies in Psychoanalytic Thinking Program, spear-headed this lecture series. The lecturers include Dr. Nick Patniyot, Dr. Lisa Miller, Dr. Lisa Valentine, Dr. Beverly Du, Dr. Chris Fowler, Linda Chase, LCSW, Dr. Shweta Sharma, Dr. Jon Allen, Ann Weiss, LCSW, Dr. Micah Knobles, and Felecia Powell-Willams, EdD, LPC-S, RPT/S.  
Support PsiAN - Please Read!!
Earlier this year, HPS joined the Psychotherapy Action Network (PsiAN) as a Strategic Partner, with representation on its Steering Committee, adding to the roster of organizations, including APsaA, AAPCSW, Division 32, Division 39, psychoanalytic institutes, graduate programs and community mental health agencies, that support PsiAN.  

The PsiAN community is dedicated to promoting psychotherapies of depth, insight, and relationship, and to restoring these therapies to their fundamental place in the mental health landscape through activism, education, publicity, and legislative change. Please click here to read about how PsiAN is working to change the public narrative about psychotherapies of depth, insight, and relationship.

An important action that we can all take to support PsiAN is to join as individual members. I encourage you to join PsiAN by clicking hereMembership is free.

The Group for the Advancement of Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis in Psychology (GAPPP) has awarded PsiAN a grant of $75,000, for a total of $100,000, contingent upon PsiAN’s raising $25,000 in matching funds.

Increase the impact of HPS donations with my matching donation of $500! Please click here to make a tax-deductible donation to PsiAN. PsiAN’s sole aim is to advocate for psychotherapists and psychotherapies of depth, insight and relationship. Supporting PsiAN supports us all.

Sincerely,
Lisa Miller, MD, President
The mission of the Houston Psychoanalytic Society is to promote psychoanalytic and psychodynamic principles and engage the community at large in creative discussions about psychoanalytic thought and application.
The Houston Psychoanalytic Society is a leading source in southeast Texas for continuing education for mental health professionals presented by experts in psychoanalytic research, practice, and application at discounted fees for members. If you are not a member and are interested in joining, or you are a member and would like to become more active, please contact a Board member and join us in our mission!
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Announcement from HPS President

posted Apr 30, 2021, 7:07 PM by Houston Psychoanalytic Society

Dear Colleagues,


The Houston Psychoanalytic Society (HPS) has joined the Psychotherapy Action Network (PsiAN) as a Strategic Partner, adding to the roster of organizations, including APsaA, AAPCSW, Division 32, Division 39, and many institutes, graduate programs and community mental health agencies, that have endorsed PsiAN.  


PsiAN  aims to restore psychotherapies of depth, insight, and relationship to their fundamental place in the mental health landscape through outreach, engagement and education, advocacy, and legislative change.   


As president of the Houston Psychoanalytic Society this year, I currently represent HPS on the PsiAN Steering Committee.  My experience thus far with this impressive organization has led me to believe that our ability to expand our active engagement with diverse communities, lawmakers, and institutions on behalf of psychotherapies of depth, insight, and relationship, can also lead to an expanded sense of self and analytic identity.  


I encourage you to think with me on how we (HPS) can be more active within our own greater Houston community in promoting psychotherapies of depth, insight, and relationship, and how we can partner with PsiAN in these and broader endeavors.  However, small actions matter a lot.  An important action that we can all do is support PsiAN by joining PsiAN as individual members.  I encourage each of you to support PsiAN by clicking on the “Join PsiAN” link.   Supporting PsiAN supports us all.  Membership is free, and you can join here: Join PsiAN


Lisa Miller, MD

The March from Selma to Montgomery and the Nonviolent Movement in Analysis

posted Apr 13, 2021, 11:36 AM by Houston Psychoanalytic Society

The March from Selma to Montgomery and the Nonviolent Movement in Analysis, Presented by Renee M. Cunningham, MFT

Evening Speaker Series
The March from Selma to Montgomery and the Nonviolent Movement in Analysis
Presented by Renee Cunningham, MFT
Thursday, May 6, 2021
7:30PM – 9:00PM CST

Zoom Presentation
*Pre-Registration required for Zoom invitation

Registration Fees
Members: Free
Non-Members: $20

CME/CEU (1.5 hrs.) Fees
Active & Student Members: Free
Friend Members: $20
Non-Members: $20

This advanced-level program will focus on the March from Selma to Montgomery and the development of culture through the implementation of the eightfold path of nonviolence (Gandhi’s concepts of Satyagraha and Ahimsa and King’s six tenets). The concepts of individuation, the archetypal Self, and the transcendent function will be demonstrated and amplified as key components of the development of the individual and culture. We will also examine the potential for abuse of power in the context of the analytic relationship, by exploring aggression and hatred in the analytic relationship and the application of nonviolence as the mediating archetypal force in the experience of consciousness.

OBJECTIVES
  1. Describe what is meant by a complex and how it develops in response to trauma.
  2. Describe what is meant by a cultural complex, give an example of how a cultural complex is formed, and how it can be repaired.
  3. Define and amplify the definition and concept of C.G. Jung’s archetype and specifically, the archetypal experience of nonviolence.
  4. Explain what is meant by an emotional abuse of power within the analytic setting using sadomasochistic (archetypal master-slave) paradigm.
Presenter
Renee M. Cunningham is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Diplomate Jungian Analyst in Private practice in Phoenix, Arizona. She is a current member of the International Association of Analytical Psychology, Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts- Texas Chapter, International Association of Jungian Studies and the Chinese American Psychoanalytic Alliance. Renee is the author of the book Archetypal Nonviolence: Jung, King and Culture Through the Eyes of Selma, Routledge Publications, 2020. She lives and practices in Scottsdale, Arizona where she has been a therapist for over twenty-seven years.
Houston Psychoanalytic Society
1302 Waugh Dr. #276, Houston, TX 77019
(713) 429-5810
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Psychoanalytic Association, Center for Psychoanalytic Studies, and Houston Psychoanalytic Society. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

HPS, through co-sponsorship with the Center for Psychoanalytic Studies, also offers approved CEs for social workers, licensed professional counselors, and marriage and family therapists.

REGISTER NOW - The Pilgrims' Progress: A Therapist and Patient Journey to London

posted Mar 11, 2021, 11:30 AM by Houston Psychoanalytic Society

 REGISTER NOW - The Pilgrims' Progress: A Therapist and Patient Journey to London

Evening Speaker Series
The Pilgrims’ Progress: A Therapist and Patient Journey to London
Presented by Jeffrey Stern, PhD
Thursday, April 15, 2021
7:30PM – 9:00PM CST

Zoom Presentation
*Pre-Registration required for Zoom invitation

Registration Fees
Members: Free
Non-Members: $20

CME/CEU (1.5 hrs.) Fees
Active & Student Members: Free
Friend Members: $20
Non-Members: $20

In this advanced level presentation, I describe the treatment of a suicidally depressed middle-aged man. It was an unusual case in which I accompanied the patient to London to see a production of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials at the National Theater. The literary trilogy that was adapted for the stage had become a vital touchstone for our therapeutic work. Time permitting, I will discuss the audience members' reactions to this case when it was presented as the Keynote speech at the annual meeting of the International Association for Psychoanalytic Self Psychology in Chicago.

OBJECTIVES
  1. Provide an expanded explanation of what is meant by a therapeutic relationship, and how this contrasts with classical definitions.
  2. Compare and contrast classical and expanded meanings of boundaries in psychotherapy.
  3. Give a case example that demonstrates an expanded understanding of therapeutic creativity.

Presenter
Jeffrey Stern, PhD, is a research and clinical graduate of the Institute for Psychoanalysis, where he is a training and supervising analyst and recent past President of the Chicago Psychoanalytic Society. Dr. Stern received his Ph.D. at the University of Chicago in English Literature, where his dissertation on Shakespeare's late romances won the Humanities Prize. He has been a lecturer in Psychiatry at the University of Chicago where he won the teaching award, and has also lectured at the University of Chicago in the Committee on General Studies in the Humanities. Dr. Stern is, in addition, Visiting Professor of Psychoanalysis at Wuhan University in Wuhan, China. In 2017 he was the keynote speaker at the annual meeting of the International Association for Psychoanalytic Self Psychology. He writes on self psychology, literature and film. A volume of his papers is forthcoming next year from Routledge. He maintains a private practice in Chicago and throughout the world online.
Houston Psychoanalytic Society
1302 Waugh Dr. #276, Houston, TX 77019
(713) 429-5810
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Psychoanalytic Association, Center for Psychoanalytic Studies, and Houston Psychoanalytic Society. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

HPS, through co-sponsorship with the Center for Psychoanalytic Studies, also offers approved CEs for social workers, licensed professional counselors, and marriage and family therapists.

Traveling Through Oz: A Journey to Wholeness

posted Mar 5, 2021, 12:55 PM by Houston Psychoanalytic Society


Conference
Traveling Through Oz: A Journey to Wholeness

Presented by Gita Morena, PhD
Saturday, April 24, 2021
9:00 AM – 12:15 PM CST

3 CME/CEUs

Zoom Conference
Details to follow upon registration

Registration Fees
HPS/Jung Society Members: $65
Students: $30
Non-members: $85

Co-sponsored by Houston Psychoanalytic Society and The Jung Center

Drawing insight from L. Frank Baum’s quintessential American fairy tale, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Dr. Morena explores Dorothy’s journey into this magical land as a metaphor for Joseph Campbell’s hero’s Journey, Carl Jung’s individuation process and the honoring of feminine values. Dorothy and her companions are seen as symbolic aspects of the psyche that need to be identified, healed, and integrated into wholeness. Examples from sandplay case material from adult clients are included to show how Oz imagery expresses issues that emerge during the journey home to wholeness. 


OBJECTIVES
  1. Describe the application of themes from the Oz story in the treatment of trauma, emotional distress, psychological healing and mind-body-spirit integration.
  2. Give two examples of the inclusion of symbolic imagery from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz into the therapeutic and analytic work including sandplay and play therapy.
  3. Describe how themes from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz relate to the hero’s journey and therapeutic situations.
  4. Identify three situations from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz that represent the resources needed to address trauma and emotional distress.
  5. Identify feminine values in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and show how this influences psychological development and healing.

Presenter
Gita Dorothy Morena, PhD, is a Teaching Member of Sandplay Therapists of America (STA)/International Society of Sandplay Therapists (ISST), an international seminar leader, and a licensed psychotherapist in private practice for over 40 years. She is the great granddaughter of L. Frank Baum, author of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and brings the legacy of this universally beloved fairy tale into many aspects of her work. Dr. Morena is the author of The Wisdom of Oz: Reflections of a Jungian Sandplay Psychotherapist, and numerous articles about the clinical applications of sandplay therapy. As a Buddhist practitioner she focuses on bringing spiritual practice into everyday life through sandplay and meditation.
Co-sponsors
Houston Psychoanalytic Society
1302 Waugh Dr. #276
Houston, TX 77019
(713) 429-5810
The Jung Center
5200 Montrose Blvd.
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 524-8253
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Psychoanalytic Association, Center for Psychoanalytic Studies, and Houston Psychoanalytic Society. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

HPS, through co-sponsorship with the Center for Psychoanalytic Studies, also offers approved CEs for social workers, licensed professional counselors, and marriage and family therapists.

Down the Yellow Brick Road: The Wizard of Oz as a Journey of Psychic Transformation

posted Mar 4, 2021, 9:38 AM by Houston Psychoanalytic Society   [ updated Mar 4, 2021, 9:38 AM ]

Study Group

Down the Yellow Brick Road: The Wizard of Oz as a Journey of Psychic Transformation
Facilitated by Jamie L. Loveland, PhD, LCSW
2 Mondays
April 12th and April 19th, 2021
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM CST

Zoom Presentation
*Pre-Registration required for Zoom invitation

Registration Fees
Active Members: $80
Friend Members: $90
Student Members: $40
Non-members: $100

3 CME/CEUs

The 1939 film, The Wizard of Oz, and the book on which it was based, are endearing classics that still have the capacity to delight children and adults alike. This study group will reexamine these works of art, metaphorically taking us down the yellow brick road as we consider what lessons they might hold for contemporary psychoanalytic theory and practice. Interestingly, the book was authored by L. Frank Baum in 1900, the same year that Freud published “The Interpretation of Dreams.” The study group will use four different psychoanalytic articles with which to approach the material. Goldwater’s (2013) modern psychoanalytic perspective suggests that both works integrate conscious and unconscious experience in a similar manner, which may give rise to seemingly magical influences in psychoanalysis and everyday life. According to Stern (2003), however, The Wizard of Oz provides a different and more nuanced view of female psychosexual development and mother-daughter struggles than those initially posited by Freud. Stern (2015) further offers a self-psychology vantage of home as a metaphor for Dorothy’s sense of self at the start of a developmental crisis. From a relational standpoint, Newirth (2015) suggests that The Wizard of Oz represents emerging transformational trends in psychoanalysis, which emphasize the creation of subjective meaning. Participation in the study group requires an intermediate level of understanding of psychoanalytic theory. Registration is limited to a relatively small group of participants in order to allow time for interactive discussion. The readings will be emailed to those who register for the group.    


OBJECTIVES
  1. Describe how the integration of conscious and unconscious experiences give rise to seemingly magical influences in psychoanalysis and daily life.
  2. Give an example of a “magical” incident in clinical practice or daily life.
  3. Describe what The Wizard of Oz suggests about female psychosexual development.
  4. Explain how the movie portrayal of mother-daughter struggles differs from Freud’s view of the Oedipus complex in females.
  5. Explain how home is a metaphor for Dorothy’s sense of self at the start of her developmental crisis.
  6. Explain how The Wizard of Oz suggests the creation of subjective meaning.
  7. Give an example of the creation of subjective meaning in the psychoanalytic dyad.   
Schedule/Syllabus
April 12, 2021
Goldwater, E. (2013). Magic and psychoanalysis. Modern Psychoanalysis, 38: 227-245.

Stern, J. (2003). Cyclones, bi-cycles, and psychoanalysis: The witch-of-us? complex and the Wizard of OZ. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 51: 1241-1261.

April 19, 2021
Stern, J. (2015). No place like home. International Journal of Psychoanalytic Self Psychology, 10: 390-397.

Newirth, J. (2015). Psychoanalysis’ past, present, and future: Sherlock Holmes, Sir Lancelot, and the Wizard of Oz. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 32: 307-320.
Facilitator
Jamie L. Loveland, PhD, LCSW is a Houston-based clinical social worker on the faculty of Baylor College of Medicine and the Center for Psychoanalytic Studies. She is a past president of the Houston Psychoanalytic Society and works in private practice with individuals, couples, and families. She received her MSW at Smith College School for Social Work in Northampton, Massachusetts where the study and practice integration of psychodynamic theory was emphasized. While attaining her PhD at the Institute of Clinical Social Work in Chicago, Illinois, where she completed a specialization in psychodynamic psychotherapy, she studied at length with Jeffery Stern, one of the contributing authors whom we will be reading in the study group. During this time, her paper titled “The National Elections: As Seen Through the Paranoid Schizoid and Depressive Positions,” won the Houston Psychoanalytic Society’s annual paper prize. Her most recent writings focus on the psychoanalytic treatment of couples struggling with addiction, which she has presented nationally, and for which she received the 2018-19 Gerald Stechler Award through Section VIII (Family and Couples Therapy), Division 39 (Society for Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy) of the American Psychological Association.
Houston Psychoanalytic Society
1302 Waugh Dr. #276, Houston, TX 77019
(713) 429-5810
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Psychoanalytic Association, Center for Psychoanalytic Studies, and Houston Psychoanalytic Society. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

HPS, through co-sponsorship with the Center for Psychoanalytic Studies, also offers approved CEs for social workers, licensed professional counselors, and marriage and family therapists.

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