HPS Cancellations/Changes

posted Mar 16, 2020, 12:50 PM by Houston Psychoanalytic Society

To HPS members and stakeholders: 

HPS is trying to follow CDC guidance in regard to “social distancing”. With that in mind, there are two changes of which I want you to be aware. 

1.  The membership meeting (to discuss/brainstorm about the future of HPS) scheduled for Saturday, May 21st from 9:30 am to 11:30 am will now be a virtual meeting. You will be receiving an email from Cristy Jennings, the administrator at CFPS, with instructions on how to log onto the virtual meeting. We appreciate Cristy and CFPS being able to assist us in this way through our use of their Zoom platform. We welcome your participation in this virtual meeting. 

2.  Glen Gabbard’s ethics workshop scheduled for April 18th has been cancelled.  

Community seems more important than ever as we all move through this time of uncertainty related to the Coronavirus pandemic. If you have any questions about the changes related above, please let us know by email at info@houstonpsychoanalytic.org

Anne Strain, LCSW-S
HPS President 

Psychoanalysis and the Gender Affirmative Model: Both Friends and Enemies, from the Lens of the Child presented by Diane Ehrensaft, PhD

posted Jan 16, 2020, 9:16 AM by Houston Psychoanalytic Society


Thursday, February 27, 2020 
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

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

The Lovett Center
900 Lovett Blvd., Houston, TX 77006

Non-member Registration Fee: $20

CEU Fees
Active Members & Student Members: Free 
Friend Members & Non-Members: $20

Historically, this is a pivotal time for psychoanalysis to re-tool itself to offer both comprehensive and best care of children and youth who transgress our normative gender structures, either by declaring that they are not the gender everyone thinks they are or not amenable to performing their gender within the socially prescribed norms for the gender that matches their designated sex at birth, or perhaps both. A comparison will be made between more traditional psychoanalytic concepts of binary gender development and more contemporary psychoanalytic understanding of gender development not in boxes but in multiplicity. Calling on Winnicott’s constructs of personality development, feminist psychoanalytic theories of gender, psychoanalytic concepts of mirroring, and Irene Fast's concepts of gender inclusivity, Dr. Ehrensaft will present her model for promoting gender health among gender expansive children and youth through an integration of psychoanalytic tools and the recently developed gender affirmative model.

OBJECTIVES
  1. Attendees will gain an understanding of the interface of nature, nurture, and culture in the evolution of a child’s gender self to clinical treatment.
  2. Attendees will be able to integrate Irene Fast’s theory of gender inclusivity into a developmental understanding of the transgender/gender expansive child.
  3. Attendees will be able to differentiate gender expansiveness or transgender identity as a core issue of self from gender dysphoria as a symptom of some other underlying psychological issues.
Diane Ehrensaft, PhD is a developmental and clinical psychologist, associate professor of Pediatrics at University of California San Francisco, and Director of Mental Health of the Child and Adolescent Gender Center, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. She specializes in research, clinical work, training, and consultation related to gender expansive children, and publishes and lectures both nationally and internationally on this topic. Dr. Ehrensaft is presently co-investigator in a four-site NIH grant studying the effects of puberty blockers and gender-affirming hormones in gender expansive and transgender youth and principal investigator in a companion four-site grant studying the psychological experiences of prepubertal gender expansive children. She is co-editor with Dr. Colt Keo-Meier of The Gender Affirmative Model, and author of The Gender Creative Child; Gender Born, Gender Made; Mommies, Daddies, Donors, Surrogates; Building a Home Within (co-edited with Toni Heineman); Spoiling Childhood; Parenting Together. Dr. Ehrensaft received her PH.D. from the University of Michigan
and has served on the faculty of UCSF, University of California, Berkeley, The Wright Institute Berkeley, Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California, and Access Institute San Francisco. She is a member of WPATH and a chapter work group member for the WPATH Standards of Care Version 8 and also on the Board of Directors of Gender Spectrum, an organization providing education, advocacy, and support to families, schools, and community to build gender inclusivity. Dr. Ehrensaft is also a founding member, advisory board member, and senior clinician of A Home Within, a national organization offering pro-bono psychotherapy and serving the emotional needs of children and youth in foster care.

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.

World Soul, Complexity, and the ‘Trump’ Phenomenon, presented by Ronald Schenk, MSW, PhD

posted Dec 19, 2019, 1:56 PM by Houston Psychoanalytic Society   [ updated Jan 3, 2020, 10:59 AM ]

Thursday, January 9, 2020
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM 

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

The Lovett Center

900 Lovett Blvd., Houston, TX 77006 

Non-member Registration Fee: $20 

CEU Fees

Active Members & Student Members: Free
Friend Members & Non-Members: $20 

Does culture have a soul, independent and autonomous? Is this soul in crisis and can we conduct an analysis of its bedrock upon which our consciousness, in part, rests? Does the individual psyche have a political component? Can this aspect, the political psyche, be considered in the analytic setting?

Ancient western tradition posits a “world soul”, a force running through every aspect of the world, providing a connection with every other part. Likewise, contemporary complexity theory holds that phenomena of the world emerge through the interaction of systems outside of human intentionality. From these standpoints, cultural issues can be seen from a larger depth psychological perspective than contemporary political dialogue allows. This presentation will lay out the concept of soul and American soul and relate them to the science of complexity. The “Trump” phenomenon serves as an emergence from the interaction of multiple systems in the cultural soul. The focus of the presentation and discussion will be on how qualities ascribed to an individual placed in a role of leadership are reflections of various strains predominant in the cultural psyche and how this type of inquiry relativizes a sense of certainty regarding American identity.

OBJECTIVES
  1. Attendees will be able to gain understanding of how personal and cultural forces converge and inform one another.
  2. Attendees will be able to gain understanding of how political discourse, personal and cultural, permeates the analytic relationship.
  3. Attendees will gain insight in using awareness of the political psyche in analytic work.
Ronald Schenk, MSW, PhD, Jungian analyst practicing in Dallas and Houston is a member of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, having served in many administrative positions including President. He has recently served as President of the Council of North American Societies of Jungian Analysis. He has worked on the Navajo Reservation and has created a presentational mode of lecture, song, art, dance and poetry based on Navajo ceremony. He has published recent essays on language, the city, and anger, and his current books are The Soul of Beauty; Dark Night: Imagination in Everyday Life; The Sunken Quest, the Wasted Fisher, the Pregnant Fish: Essays on a Post-Modern Depth Psychology and the most recent, American Soul: A Cultural Narrative. Future work considers The Analytical Mind, Anima Mundi, Archetypal Expressions, and The Way of the Psyche.

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. 

Improvisation in the Therapeutic Dyad, presented by Philip Ringstrom, PhD, PsyD

posted Oct 29, 2019, 11:18 AM by Houston Psychoanalytic Society   [ updated Nov 4, 2019, 7:32 AM ]

Thursday, November 21, 2019 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

7:00pm Networking | 7:30 Presentation

The Lovett Center
900 Lovett Blvd., Houston, TX 77006

Non-member Registration Fee: $20

CEU Fees (1.5 CEUs)
Active Members & Student Members: Free Friend Members & Non-Members: $20

Philip Ringstrom, PhD, PsyD, will present his views on relational analysis. He looks at every psychoanalytic therapy as its own and unique relational field born out of the mutual influences of both the therapist and patient. From the first session forward, the field is developing through the introduction of new material, as well as repetitions of that material. Attending to the dramatic structures and narrative themes enables us to cultivate engagement in improvisational moments in the therapy, notwithstanding their being largely unbidden and spontaneous. He will also be presenting guidelines for therapeutic action which relate to the cultivation of an improvisational atmosphere in the treatment.

OBJECTIVES

  1. To gain and deepen understanding of the co-construction of the relational field
  2. To gain facility in recognizing dramatic structures and narrative themes that manifest in therapeutic work 
  3. To further one‘s capacity to incorporate a Winicottian sense of play through the cultivation of an improvisational atmosphere and attitude

Philip Ringstrom, Ph.D., Psy.D. is a Senior Training and Supervising Analyst and Faculty Member at the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis, in Los Angeles, California, where he is also in full time private practice. He is a Member of the Editorial Boards of Psychoanalytic Dialogues, International Journal on Psychoanalytic Self Psychology and Psychoanalytic Perspectives. He is also a founding member of the Board of Directors of the International Association of Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy and a member of the International Council of Self-Psychologists. He has published over 60 articles, chapters and reviews and has presented at conferences all over the world. His book A Relational Psychoanalytic Approach to Conjoint Therapy (Routledge 2014) won the Goethe Award for best book in psychoanalysis for 2014. He is currently working on a new book on Dramatization, Narration, and Improvisation in Psychoanalytic Field Theory: Forty Years in Search of a Relational Metapsychology.

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. 

Then There Were Three: Working with Couples with Substance Addiction Through a Psychoanalytic Lens, Presented by Jamie L. Loveland, PhD, LCSW

posted Sep 4, 2019, 7:32 AM by Houston Psychoanalytic Society   [ updated Sep 4, 2019, 7:58 AM ]

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
7:00pm Networking | 7:30 Presentation (1.5 CEUs)

The Lovett Center

900 Lovett Blvd., Houston, TX 77006

Non-member Registration Fee: $20
CEU Fees

Active Members & Student Members: Free
Friend Members & Non-Members: $20

This presentation, based on doctoral research, will discuss approaches that psychoanalytic clinicians utilize when working with couples with substance addiction. This includes material related to the theoretical conceptualization, how the substance and substance addiction functions dynamically with individual partners and the couple, and concepts related to the therapeutic action.

OBJECTIVES
  1. Attendees will be able to understand the various components in the psychodynamic conceptualization of couples with substance addiction.

  2. Attendees will be able to explain the dynamic role of the substance in couples with substance addiction.

  3. Attendees will understand the therapeutic factors when treating couples with substance addiction.
Jamie L. Loveland received her PhD in clinical social work with a specialization in psychodynamic psychotherapy from the Institute for Clinical Social Work in Chicago, IL, and her MSW in clinical social work from Smith College School for Social Work in Northampton, MA. She is a field instructor for the University of Texas, at Austin, School of Social Work and consults with post-graduate students on the integration of psychodynamic theory into practice.  Dr. Loveland is also an Assistant Professor in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences where she provides clinical services to students, residents and fellows at Baylor College of Medicine. She has authored papers on combat-related trauma and the interface of psychodynamic theory and socio-cultural issues, and has spoken nationally on the psychodynamic treatment of couples struggling with substance addiction where her research received the 2018-19 Gerald Stechler Award through Section VIII, Division 39 of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Loveland is also in private practice where she specializes in adolescent, adult, and couple psychotherapy.

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. 

Personality Dynamics in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy: A Roadmap for Change Presented by Jonathan Shedler, PhD

posted Jul 26, 2019, 3:42 PM by Houston Psychoanalytic Society

Saturday, September 14, 2019 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

The Menninger Clinic
12301 S. Main St., Houston, TX 77035

Schedule
8:30am to 9:00am Registration and complimentary breakfast
9:00am to 12:00pm Lecture
12:00pm to 1:00pm Lunch provided 
1:00pm to 4:00pm Clinical discussion, including two case presentations and Dr. Shedler’s live consultation

Fees
Active Members: $150
Friend Members: $200
Non-members: $250
Student Members: $50

The hallmark of psychodynamic and psychoanalytic treatment is a focus on psychological patterns and processes that underlie overt symptoms—in other words, personality dynamics. In the morning lecture, “Personality Pathways to Depression,” Dr. Shedler will discuss the personality styles and syndromes most often seen in clinical practice (e.g., narcissistic, borderline, obsessive-compulsive), describe how each personality style represents a unique pathway to “depression” that requires a distinct treatment focus, and offer clinical strategies for deepening treatment.

Building on concepts from the morning lecture, the afternoon workshop will have a practical, hands-on clinical focus. Participants will develop a deeper appreciation of contemporary psychoanalytic/psychodynamic therapy through clinical case presentations by workshop participants, with case discussion, “live” clinical supervision, and role playing to demonstrate effective intervention. Dr. Shedler will emphasize personality dynamics and the constructive use of transference and countertransference to facilitate change.

OBJECTIVES

1. Understand how familiar personality styles represent distinct pathways to depressive disorders.
2. Describe how narcissistic, paranoid, and borderline personality styles create psychological vulnerability to depression.
3. Describe the defining features of depressive personality disorder and implications for treatment.
4. Develop a deeper understanding of the clinical treatment process through case discussion, role play, and live clinical supervision.


American psychologist Jonathan Shedler, PhD is known internationally as an author, consultant, and master clinician and teacher. His article, “The Efficacy of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy,” won worldwide acclaim for firmly establishing psychoanalytic therapy as an evidence-based treatment. He is a leading expert on personality styles and disorders and their treatment. Dr. Shedler leads professional workshops nationally and internationally and consults to clinicians, organizations, and U.S. and international government agencies.

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. 

APsaA 108th Annual Meeting

posted Apr 12, 2019, 8:29 AM by Houston Psychoanalytic Society

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Marilyn and Ralph, Monroe’s Analysis with Greenson: A Case Study in Ethical Dilemmas Presented by Gerald A. Melchiode, M.D.

posted Mar 29, 2019, 11:45 AM by Houston Psychoanalytic Society   [ updated Apr 7, 2019, 7:57 PM ]

Saturday, May 11, 2019 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

8:30 Networking | 9:00 Presentation (3 CEUs)

The Lovett Center
900 Lovett Boulevard
Houston, TX 77006

Free parking on the north side of the building

Fees (inclusive of CEU)
Active Members: $75
Student Members: $25
Friend Members: $100
Non-Members: $125

What happened when the most beautiful and most popular actress went into treatment with one of the best known psychoanalysts? It is a fascinating story filled with alleged breaches of confidentiality, boundary crossings and boundary violations. How can we best understand what happened over fifty years ago with what we know today about ethics and psychoanalytic treatment?

OBJECTIVES

  1. Participants will learn how to define a breach in confidentiality and give 3 examples.
  2. Participants will learn how to define a boundary violation and give 3 examples.
  3. Participants will learn how to define a boundary crossing and give 3 examples. 

Gerald Melchiode MD is a Training and Supervising Analyst with the Dallas Psychoanalytic Center and a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UT Southwestern Dallas. He is also a Supervising Analyst with the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute and Adjunct Faculty with the University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry. He is past president of the Dallas Psychoanalytic Institute, the Dallas Psychoanalytic Society and the Dallas Foundation for Psychoanalysis, and past Director of Education at UT Southwestern, Department of Psychiatry. His current interests are in training supervisors and improving classroom teaching. He chairs the Committee on Psychoanalytic Studies workshop on classroom teaching at the Winter meetings of the American Psychoanalytic Association. In 2016 he and his wife moved to Ann Arbor, MI to be with two little girls, their 7th and 9th grandchildren. He is busier than ever teaching in both Dallas and Michigan and has a private practice in Ann Arbor.

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. 

Psychopharmacology for Non-Prescribers, Presented by Catherine D. Stevenson, M.D.

posted Mar 24, 2019, 2:45 PM by Houston Psychoanalytic Society   [ updated Mar 24, 2019, 2:47 PM ]


Saturday, April 13, 2019 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

8:30 Networking | 9:00 Presentation (3 CEUs)

The Lovett Center
900 Lovett Boulevard Houston, TX 77006

Free parking on the north side of the building

Workshop Fees: (inclusive of CEUs)
Active Members: $75 | Student Members: $25 | Friend Members: $100 | Non-Members: $125

This workshop is an overview of the current thinking in psychopharmacology for therapists who do not prescribe medication. A greater understanding of medications and their uses can help therapists support their clients. Going beyond the well-known antidepressants, the workshop will discuss multiple strategies for augmentation, as well as a variety of indications for mood stabilizers and atypical antipsychotics. Strategies for effective collaboration between therapists and prescribers will be explored.

OBJECTIVES

  1. Participants will understand how to identify three possible ways to augment antidepressants.
  2. Participants will understand why a mood stabilizer could be helpful, even if a client is not bipolar.
  3. Participants will understand how to list three indications for the use of atypical antipsychotics. 

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. Dr. Stevenson is also 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. 

Psychoanalysis: Evidence-based Treatment for OCD presented by Jack Novick, Ph.D. and Kerry Novick

posted Feb 20, 2019, 7:00 AM by Houston Psychoanalytic Society

Event co-sponsored by Menninger Clinic
Wednesday, February 28, 2019

7:00 - 9:00 PM

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

The Menninger Clinic
12301 S. Main St., Houston, TX 77035

Non-member Registration Fee: $20

CEU Fees
Active Members and Student Members: Free
Friend Members and Non-members: $20

People suffering from OCD are now rarely referred for psychoanalytic treatment. Using clinical material from the treatment of a late adolescent, the Novicks demonstrate that psychoanalysis remains the treatment of choice for these problems.

OBJECTIVES

  1. Participants will understand how to diagnose specific defenses involved in OCD.
  2. Participants will understand how to apply expanded techniques to the treatment of OCD.
  3. Participants will understand how to use the two-systems model of self-regulation to understand and enhance treatment of severe personality disorders.

Jack Novick, PhD and Kerry Kelly Novick are child, adolescent and adult psychoanalysts on the faculties of the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute and the Michigan Psychoanalytic Council, and several others throughout the country. They are both training and supervising analysts of the International Psycho- analytical Association. They trained with Anna Freud in London, England and are active in teaching, research, and the community. They joined with other colleagues to found an award-winning non-profit psychoanalytic school, Allen Creek Preschool, in Ann Arbor, MI. Both Jack and Kerry Novick have written extensively, with many articles published in major professional journals, on topics of defense, termination, development, verbalization, sadomasochism, therapeutic alliance, and omnipotence. Their book “Fearful Symmetry: The Development and Treatment of Sadomasochism” was reprinted in paperback in 2007. “Working with Parents Makes Therapy Work” was published in 2005, and “Good Goodbyes” in 2006. “Emotional Muscle: Strong Parents, Strong Children” appeared in 2010 and their latest book, “Freedom to Choose: Two Systems of Self-Regulation” was published in late 2016. All have been translated into several other languages.

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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