Psychotic Symptoms, Mystical Experiences: Applying the Methodologies of St.Teresa of Avila to Contemporary Clinical Practices presented by Dr. Catherine Stevenson

posted by Cristy Jennings   [ updated by Houston Psychoanalytic Society ]

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
7:00-9:00 PM
7:00 Networking | 7:30 Presentation (1.5 CEUs) 
The Council on Recovery - Houston
303 Jackson Hill St
Houston, TX 77007
This event is free and open to the public. 
Free parking on the north side of the building.
CEU Fees
Members & Students: No Charge
Friends: $20 | Non-members: $40
This presentation considers how to evaluate the sometimes extraordinary experiences patients present. After first discussing what mystical experiences are from Eastern, Western, Freudian and Jungian perspectives, the presentation will explore how to differentiate mystical experience from psychosis.

OBJECTIVES
1. To create awareness of the mystical variations of experiences in clinical patients.
2. To explore how to differentiate mystical experience from psychosis.

Dr. Catherine Stevenson is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst in private practice in Houston, Texas.  She trained at the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas, moving to Houston as part of the Menninger-Baylor College of Medicine merger to complete her residency. Psychoanalytic studies, begun at the Topeka Institute for Psychoanalysis, were completed at the Houston-Galveston Psychoanalytic Institute after the move. A former President of the Houston Psychoanalytic Society, Dr. Stevenson is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry at Baylor, where she teaches and supervises residents in psychotherapy, and a member of the faculty of the Center For Psychoanalytic Studies.

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 and The Center for Psychoanalytic Studies. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.”
IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

To (Inadvertently) Catch a Predator: Mediating the Risks of Practicing Psychotherapy in the Digital Age Connie Ittner, LCSW, CGP Lauren Walther, LCSW, LCDC

posted Jan 8, 2018, 7:46 AM by CFPS Information

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
7:00-9:00 PM
7:00 Networking | 7:30 Presentation (1.5 CEUs)
The Council on Recovery - Houston
303 Jackson Hill St
Houston, TX 77007
This event is free and open to the public. 
Free parking on the north side of the building.
CEU Fees
Members & Students: No Charge
Friends: $20 | Non-members: $40 



Connie Ittner, LCSW, CGP, is a Social Worker in private practice in the Heights, Houston, Texas. Connie completed a post-graduate fellowship on the Professionals in Crisis Unit at The Menninger Clinic after earning her Masters of Social Work from The University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work in 2013. She is in the process of completing a two-year curriculum covering psychoanalytic theory and the technique of psychotherapy at the Center for Psychoanalytic Studies. Connie is a Certified Group Psychotherapist through the American Group Psychotherapy Association. 

Lauren Walther, LCSW, LCDC received her master’s in social work from Smith College in Northampton, MA in 2011. After graduation, she pursued further clinical training as a postgraduate social work fellow at the Menninger Clinic on the Professionals in Crisis Unit (PIC). In 2012, she became a licensed chemical dependency counselor to better serve the needs of clients with addictions issues. She joined the staff at Menninger upon completion of her fellowship in 2012. She worked as a staff social worker on the Professionals in Crisis Unit (2011-2013) and as an addictions counselor and staff social worker at the Pathfinder Program, the Menninger Clinic’s community integration program (2013-2017). She has also been working in a private practice since 2013.

How does group therapy training make us better individual psychotherapists? Presented by Aaron H. Fink, MD, CGP, FAGPA Collaborative meeting with HGPS

posted Oct 30, 2017, 11:08 AM by Houston Psychoanalytic Society   [ updated Oct 30, 2017, 11:34 AM ]

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
7:00-9:00 PM
7:00 Networking | 7:30 Presentation (1.5 CEUs)
The Council on Recovery - Houston
303 Jackson Hill St
Houston, TX 77007
This event is free and open to the public. 
Free parking on the north side of the building.
CEU Fees
Members & Students: No Charge
Friends: $20 | Non-members: $40 
Dr. Fink will explore how his work as an individual psychotherapist has been impacted by his formal and informal group training experiences. Clinical examples will be presented.  The objectives will be to become familiar with models of group therapy training, to understand similarities and differences in group and individual therapy training, and to increase awareness of interpersonal issues in our patients.   Aaron H. Fink, MD is a child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist in private practice. He coordinates the psychiatry residents’ group therapy training program at Baylor College of Medicine where he is an Associate Professor. He also has a teaching appointment at UT Houston Medical School.  Dr. Fink has served as president of the Houston Group Psychotherapy Society on two occasions. He co-chaired the Child and Adolescent Special Interest Group of the American Group Psychotherapy Association. He is also past president of the Houston Psychiatric Society.  Click Here for More Information



Wednesday, October 11th, 2017- Treatment challenges with masochostic and self-defeating patients Presented by Glen Gabbard, MD

posted Sep 19, 2017, 8:09 AM by Houston Psychoanalytic Society   [ updated Oct 30, 2017, 10:59 AM ]


Thursday, August 24th, 2017- Moonlight (2016)- August Film Series

posted Aug 21, 2017, 12:02 PM by Houston Psychoanalytic Society

Thursday, August 24, 2017 @ 7PM
Watch: Moonlight (2016)
Synopsis: The 2017 Oscar recipient for best picture is a gorgeously rendered, paradigm breaking film made by a black writer, director, and cast. This coming-of-age story portrays the excruciating struggle of an emotionally abused boy named Chiron growing up with his crack-addicted mother, and without a father, in the projects outside Miami in the 1980’s. What saves Chiron may be his childhood connection to the local drug dealer, Juan, who is internalized as a paternal figure and a loving, internalized attachment.
Followed by: Barbara Mosbacher, PhD, a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst in private practice in Houston. She is a past president of the Houston Psychoanalytic Society and is currently on the faculty of the Center for Psychoanalytic Studies.  She is a member of the American Psychoanalytic Association, the International Psychoanalytical Association, and the Chinese American Psychoanalytic Alliance.

Home/Body

posted Aug 19, 2017, 5:22 PM by Crissy Nolen   [ updated Aug 19, 2017, 5:32 PM ]

Home/Body - 
Presented by Gemma Marangoni Ainslie, PhD

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 
7:00-9:00 PM

7:00 Networking | 7:30 Presentation (1.5 CEUs)

The Council on Recovery - Houston
303 Jackson Hill St, Houston, TX 77007

This event is free and open to the public.
Free parking on the north side of the building.

CEU Fees
Members & Students: No Charge
Friends: $20 | Non-Members: $40

This presentation will begin with tracing the history of the psychoanalytic home office setting from Freud’s in Vienna, which clearly had implications for the developing theory of psychoanalysis, through current commentary on home offices. The emphasis will be on the intimate qualities of bodily experience for both analyst/therapist and patients when the physical space is obviously related to the therapist’s non-analytic life and on themes that intimacy underscores. Recent controversies as to the seductive quality of home office settings will be reviewed with an eye towards appreciating the different and additional experiences that seeing patients in one’s home inevitably evoke in both members of the therapeutic dyad. Clinical material will highlight heightened embodied and enacted themes, especially those related to spaces other than the consulting room – e.g., doorways and their related views, waiting area furnishings, the bathroom - as well as the additional potential countertransferential pressures brought to bear when seeing patients in one’s home.This is an intermediate-level presentation, and Dr. Ainslie will read portions of her paper to the audience.

OBJECTIVES
  1. To understand legal considerations in establishing a home office for the practice of psychotherapy and/or psychoanalysis.
  2. To understand ethical considerations for the establishment of a home office for the practice of psychotherapy and/or psychoanalysis.
  3. To consider potential transferential and counter transferential implications of the home office, especially as they relate to the body.

Gemma Marangoni Ainslie is a psychologist-psychoanalyst in private practice. She earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and is a Fellow and a Diplomate of The Academy of Psychoanalysis in the American Psychological Association. As well as being on the faculty of the Center for Psychoanalytic Studies, Gemma has been a visiting faculty member at the Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis and the Minnesota Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. She has served as Member-at-Large on the Division 39 Board, and as President of the Sections of Local Chapters, of Women, Gender and Psychoanalysis, and of Psychologist-Psychoanalyst Practitioners. Gemma has presented nationally and internationally on topics such as countertransferential aspects of dream
interpretation, psychoanalysis and the arts (film, poetry), metaphor, and gender development. She is a member of the Editorial Board of PsyCritiques, and among her publications is co-editorship of Psychoanalytic Reflections on a Gendr-free Case: Into the Void. Her private practice includes treatment of adults, adolescents, and childr en, as well as supervision and consultation. Gemma was the Founding President of ASPP.

RSVP www.HoustonPsychoanalytic.org OR 713-524-0790
FOR MORE INFORMATION info@houstonpsychoanalytic.org

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 and The Center for Psychoanalytic Studies. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.”

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - Capote (2005) - August Film Series

posted Aug 7, 2017, 3:06 PM by Houston Psychoanalytic Society


Thursday, August 10, 2017 @ 7PM
Watch: Capote (2005)
Synopsis: In this film, Truman Capote—brilliantly portrayed by Academy Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman—travels with his childhood friend, Harper Lee, to investigate the shocking and seemingly pointless murder of a family in Holcomb, Kansas.  Capote is sometimes funny and consistently compelling in its exploration of the need to tell one’s story and the fascinating complexities of listening. 
Followed by: Sally Davis, PhD, a psychologist and psychoanalyst in private practice in Houston. She is a past president of the Houston Psychoanalytic Society, and is currently on the faculty at the Center for Psychoanalytic Studies, where she serves as a training and supervising analyst.

Thursday, August 3, 2016 - Through A Glass Darkly (1961) - August Film Series

posted Jul 21, 2017, 2:10 PM by Houston Psychoanalytic Society

Thursday, August 3, 2017 @ 7PM
Watch: Through a Glass Darkly (1961) Synopsis: This award-winning film, written and directed by Ingmar Bergman, portrays a family devastated by schizophrenia.  In our discussion, we will examine the film from the perspective of C.G. Jung’s ideas about schizophrenia, with particular attention paid to the archetypes of the Self, the shadow, the anima, incest, and mother/father dynamics. 
Followed by: Michael Escamilla, MD, a Jungian analyst and professor of psychiatry at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in El Paso. He received his diploma in analytical psychology from the C. G. Jung Institute in Zurich and has more than 20 years of experience as a clinician and an educator. 

April 8th Ethics Workshop Psychoanalysis as an Ethical Praxis

posted Mar 26, 2017, 6:24 PM by Houston Psychoanalytic Society   [ updated Jun 5, 2017, 4:34 PM by Crissy Nolen ]



Saturday, April 8, 2017 -- 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

8:30 Networking | 9:00 Presentation (3 CEUs)
The Council on Recovery - Houston
303 Jackson Hill St, Houston, TX 77007

Workshop CEU Fees:
Active Members: $75
Friends: $100
Non-members: $125
Students: $25

Ethical discourse, as conceived of by the ancient Greeks, addresses the question: what is the right way to live as a human being?  The answer we give depends upon what we understand a human being to be, and what it is in human life that we find to be of value.  I will argue that inherent in psychoanalytic discourse are answers to these very questions.  As such, psychoanalysis by its very nature constitutes an ethical discourse and an ethical praxis.  Turning to the psychoanalytic literature, I will examine how the Fundamental Rule of free association, the efforts to make the unconscious conscious and the analyst’s responsibility to safeguard the place of the other, the space of difference within the treatment constitute the pillars of a psychoanalytic ethics.

OBJECTIVES
1. Participants will be able to identify the ways in which psychoanalytic discourse constitutes an ethical praxis.
2. Participants will be able to explain how the Fundamental Rule grounds a psychoanalytic ethics based on the commitment to pursue the individual’s truth.
3. Participants will be able to discuss how psychoanalytic responsibility towards an otherness that can never be fully known grounds the ethics of the relationship of analyst to patient.



Marianna Adler, Ph.D., FABP, is a Training and Supervising psychoanalyst in private practice in Austin, Texas. She is a Fellow of the American Board of Psychoanalysis and is on the faculty of the Center For Psychoanalytic Studies in Houston and Austin. Dr. Adler has previously presented papers to both the Houston-Galveston Psychoanalytic Society and the Austin Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology on such topics as mourning and psychoanalysis, shame, Jacques Lacan, and creative inhibitions. Her paper “Bion and the Analytic Attitude” was the lead article for Round Robin, Winter 2010. “The Blank Page: Creative Imagination and its Inhibitions” was published in the Canadian Journal of Psychoanalysis in 2008. 




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 and The Center for Psychoanalytic Studies. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.”
IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose. 


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