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.

The Heart of The Matter (is the Matter of the Heart): Narcissistic Vulnerability and Couples Treatment presented by Efrain Bleiberg, MD

posted Jan 22, 2019, 9:50 AM by Houston Psychoanalytic Society   [ updated Jan 22, 2019, 9:57 AM ]

Event co-sponsored by Menninger Clinic
Wednesday, February 13, 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

This presentation will discuss narcissistic vulnerability in couples, and treatment approaches to repair mentalizing breakdowns and restore epistemic trust. 

OBJECTIVES

  1. Participants will understand the evolutionary, developmental and attachment contexts of the experience of narcissistic vulnerability in ordinary and traumatic relationships. 
  2. Participants will understand the internal and interpersonal implications of the responses generated by narcissistic vulnerability.
  3. Participants will learn to address narcissistic vulnerability and slow down defensive cycles to repair mentalizing breakdowns and promote epistemic trust in couples relationships.

Efrain Bleiberg was born and raised in Monterrey, Mexico where he grew up and attended Medical School at the University of Nuevo Leon and the School of Psychology at The University of Monterrey. He came to the United States in 1977 to pursue residency training in Psychiatry and Child Psychiatry at the Menninger School of Psychiatry and Mental Health Sciences, and Psychoanalytic training at the Topeka Institute for Psychoanalysis. He joined the staff of Menninger in 1981 and moved to Houston with the clinic in 2003 to take a faculty position at Baylor College of Medicine and at the Houston Center for Psychoanalytic Studies. Dr. Bleiberg is in private practice specializing in Child, Adolescent, Adult and Family Psychiatry, Psychotherapy & Psychoanalysis. He is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Child Psychiatry at the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine, and Training and Supervising Psychoanalyst with the Houston Center for Psychonalytic 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.

What is Culture? A Clinical Psychoanalytic Understanding by Peter Fonagy and Elizabeth Allison, DPhil and presented by Peter Fonagy, PhD

posted Jan 3, 2019, 1:42 PM by Houston Psychoanalytic Society   [ updated Jan 3, 2019, 1:53 PM ]

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
7:00 - 9:00 PM

7:00 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 and Student Members: Free
Friend Members and Non-members: $20

This presentation is the sequel to our previous paper on the nature of consciousness (IJP, 2016) presented to the Houston Psychoanalytic Society six years ago. In this paper, we explore the interpersonal origins of human culture, arguing that culture emerges as a necessary consequence of our helplessness in infancy, which in turn requires a greater degree of collaboration and social organization than is necessary for other mammals.

OBJECTIVES

  1. Be able to link classical psychoanalytic constructs concerning development to current social anthropological        understanding of the emergence of human culture
  2. Appreciate the connection between change as part of the psychoanalytic process and the development of epistemic trust in the analytic relationship
  3. Discern how early adversity in the context of a caregiving relationship can undermine the potential for “Learning from Experience” 

Peter Fonagy, OBE FMedSci FAcSS FBA PhD DipPsy is Professor of Contemporary Psychoanalysis and Developmental Science and Director of the Division of Psychology & Language Sciences at University College London. He is Chief Executive of the Anna Freud Centre, London, and holds visiting professorships at Yale and Harvard Medical Schools. He is Consultant to the Child and Family and Adult Programs at the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine, National Clinical Advisor on Child and Adolescent Mental Health to the UK Department of Health, and a Senior Investigator for the National Institute of Health Research. He has published 525 scientific papers and 275 chapters and has authored or co-authored 19 books. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, the British Academy of Medical Sciences, the American Association for Psychological Science, and was elected to Honorary Fellowship by the American College of Psychiatrists. He has received Lifetime Achievement Awards from several national and international professional associations including the British Psychological Society, the International Society for the Study of Personality Disorder, the International Psychoanalytic Association, the World Association for Infant Mental Health, the Sigourney Award Trust, and in 2015 was the first UK recipient of the prestigious Wiley Prize of the British Academy for Outstanding Achievements in Psychology by an international scholar. 

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.

A Patient Faces Death: an Analyst Grieves presented by Judy L. Kantrowitz, Ph.D.

posted Oct 17, 2018, 10:17 AM by Cristy Jennings   [ updated Jan 3, 2019, 1:48 PM by Houston Psychoanalytic Society ]

Thursday, November 15, 2018
7:00-9:00 PM
7:00 Networking | 7:30 Presentation (1.5 CEUs)

Co-Sponsored and held at 
The Menninger Clinic
12301 S Main St, Houston, TX 77035

Non-member Registration Fee: $20
CEU Fees
Active Members & Students: Free
Friends and Non-members: $20

A patient in analysis as a young woman returns to treatment later in her life. During the course of our work she learns she has a life-threatening illness. Her fears and grief evoke a mourning process in me, her analyst, reviving earlier losses and grief of my own. Thoughts of death and fears of future loss emerge in both of us as I try to find ways of helping both her and myself appreciate the time we have, however temporary that may be.

OBJECTIVES
1. To recognize what can be stirred in an analyst when one’s patient faces a life threatening illness.
2. To find ways of doing meaningful psychological work which simultaneously support a patient who is facing death.
3. To understand how grieving can enable an appreciation of what we have despite its transience.

Judy L. Kantrowitz, PhD is a training and supervising analyst at the Boston Psychoanalytic Institute and a Clinical Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School. She is the author of three books, The Patient’s Impact on the Analyst (1996); Writing about Patients: Responsibilities, Risks, and Ramifications (2006); and Myths of Termination: What Patients Can Teach Psychoanalysts about Endings (2014); and papers on the patient-analyst match and outcome of psychoanalysis and others on impasses in analysis. She has served three times on the editorial board of JAPA and is currently on the board of The Psychoanalytic Quarterly. She is in the private practice of psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy in Brookline, MA. 

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.

Life as a Hound: Patients’ Use of Dogs as Objects of Identification, Projection, and Displacement by JoAnn Ponder, Ph.D.

posted Sep 13, 2018, 8:24 AM by Cristy Jennings   [ updated Sep 22, 2018, 10:30 PM ]

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
7:00-9:00 PM
7:00 Networking | 7:30 Presentation (1.5 CEUs)
The Lovett Center
900 Lovett Boulevard
Houston, TX 77006
Non-member Registration Fee: $20
CEU Fees
Active Members & Students: Free
Friends and Non-members: $20

This presentation will explore the significance of dog imagery that arises in an
adolescent or adult patient’s clinical material. The presentation will include a
review of the literature and two case examples, one from a psychotherapy and the
other from an analysis. We will consider the patient’s intrapsychic characteristics
to assess whether the imagery is adaptive or pathological, and discuss ways of
making use of the imagery in our interventions.

OBJECTIVES
1. Identify the most frequent significance of dog imagery in the patient’s clinical material.
2. Describe other possible significances and defenses indicated by dog imagery.
3. Describe 3 aspects of the patient’s psychic functioning to consider when dealing with the dog imagery.

JoAnn Ponder, PhD is a psychologist-psychoanalyst in private practice in Austin. She was trained in adult psychoanalysis
and child psychotherapy at the Center for Psychoanalytic Studies in Houston. She also completed postgraduate programs in
infant-parent mental health intervention, object relational family and couples therapy, and psychoanalytic writing. In addition
to serving on the faculty of CFPS, she served as a clinical supervisor at the Dell Medical Center psychiatric residency program in Austin. Over the years, JoAnn has presented papers on a variety of clinical and applied psychoanalytic topics at national and international conferences. In 2004, she was awarded the David A. Freedman Candidate Paper’s Prize by the Houston Psychoanalytic Society. Her publications include a co-edited book about women’s issues, book chapters about adoptive motherhood and the childhood loss of a parent, and journal articles about narcissism in psychoanalysis, collective trauma following the Tower shootings in Austin, and patients’ identifications and projections onto dogs. Now that JoAnn is an empty nester, she’s especially grateful for the companionship of her own little dogs, a dachshund, chihuahua, and pug. JoAnn’s pronouns are she, her, and hers.

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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