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

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.

CANCELLED Part III: Racism in Psychoanalytic Treatment and Supervision, Facilitated by JoAnn Ponder, PhD

posted Feb 8, 2021, 8:46 AM by Houston Psychoanalytic Society   [ updated Mar 5, 2021, 12:47 PM ]

Study Group
Facilitated by JoAnn Ponder, PhD
Part III: Racism in Psychoanalytic Treatment and Supervision
5 Tuesdays
March 9 - May 11, 2021
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM CST

Zoom Presentation
*Pre-Registration required for Zoom invitation

Registration Fees
Active Members: $200
Friend Members: $225
Student Members: $100
Non-members: $250

7.5 CME/CEUs

OBJECTIVES
  1. Give an example of institutional racism that a Black psychoanalyst might have experienced.
  2. Give an example of racism that a Black psychoanalyst might have experienced from a white patient.
  3. Explain how a white clinician could misinterpret cultural trauma.
  4. Explain why a clinician and patient might collude in silence about race.
  5. Describe why racial enactments may occur.
  6. Explain what it means to view racism as a transference state.
  7. Describe how race is an adaptive challenge.
  8. Give an example of a racial dynamic in a supervisory encounter.
  9. Define what is meant by a microaggression.
  10. Explain why many people prefer the term racism to microaggression.

Schedule/Syllabus
March 9, 2021
Winograd, B. (2014). Black Psychoanalysts Speak. PEP Video Grants.

March 23, 2021
Hamer, F. (2002). Guards at the gate: Race, resistance, and psychic reality. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 50: 1219-1237.

Powell, D. (2018). Race, African Americans, and psychoanalysis: Collective silence in the therapeutic conversation. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 66: 1021-1049.

April 13, 2021
Leary, K. (2000). Racial enactments in dynamic treatment. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 10: 639-653.

Suchet, M. (2004). A relational encounter with race. Psychoanalytic Dialogues,14: 423-438.

Hamer, F. (2006). Racism as a transference state: Episodes of racial hostility in-the psychoanalytic context. Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 75: 197-214.

April 27, 2021
Leary, K. (2012). Race as an adaptive challenge: Working with diversity in the clinical consulting room. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 29: 279-291.

Levy-Warren, M. (2014). A knot in the gut: Transference-countertransference and issues of race, ethnicity, and class in an adolescent treatment. Journal of Infant, Child, and Adolescent Psychotherapy, 13: 133-141.

May 11, 2021
Schen, C. & Greenlee, A. (2018). Race in supervision: Let’s talk about it. Psychodynamic Psychiatry, 46: 1-21.

Tummala-Narra, P. (2004). Dynamics of race and culture in the supervisory encounter. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 21: 300-311.
Facilitator
JoAnn Ponder, PhD is a psychologist-psychoanalyst who has a private practice in Austin treating culturally and racially diverse individuals, couples, and families. She completed training in adult psychoanalysis at the Center for Psychoanalytic Studies in Houston, where she currently serves on the faculty. In 2016, she put together a panel for Austin Psychoanalytic and presented a paper about the legacy of school desegregation. The program was open to the community and presented in the auditorium at a public library in historically Black east Austin. That same year, JoAnn presented a paper about racism in society and clinical practice as part of a panel at the national Division 39 Spring Meeting.
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 7.5 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.

Restoring Hope for the Future: Mentalization-Based Therapy in the Treatment of Suicidal States of Mind

posted Feb 4, 2021, 8:33 AM by Houston Psychoanalytic Society


Evening Speaker Series
Restoring Hope for the Future:
Mentalization-Based Therapy in the Treatment of Suicidal States of Mind
Presented by Shweta Sharma, PsyD
and J. Christopher Fowler, PhD
Thursday, March 4, 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

Patients who are suicidal present frightening challenges for clinicians. Many of us clinicians have or will very likely experience the devastating loss of a patient to suicide at some time in our professional lives. The effective assessment and management of suicidal states of mind is critical and complex for even the most seasoned clinician. In this presentation, we focus on the treatment of a suicidal patient using a mentalization-based approach. We believe a mentalizing approach opens-up non-suicidal pathways for enduring and dealing with emotional suffering underlying suicidal despair. We highlight the challenges and benefits of making mentalizing a core focus of therapy with a suicidal patient and reflect on its usefulness in the context of dynamic and psychoanalytic approaches to suicidal patients. We will link the suicidal breakdown to Maltsberger’s (2004) psychodynamic formulation of the suicidal crisis, articulate how a mentalizing treatment frame addresses the primary problem of the suicide crisis, and provide a clinical vignette to link theory to practice.

OBJECTIVES
  1. Identify the psychic processes in suicidal breakdown, particularly the non-mentalizing modes that predominate suicidal states of mind.
  2. Describe a mentalizing treatment frame to use as a guide to the assessment and management of suicidal states of mind.
  3. Identify the challenges and benefits of making mentalizing a core focus in therapy with patients who are suicidal.
Presenters
Shweta Sharma, Psy.D.serves as senior staff psychologist at The Menninger Clinic and as an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at Baylor College of Medicine.She is also a clinical candidate in adult studies in psychoanalysis at the Center for Psychoanalytic Studies in Houston, Texas. Her clinical work focuses on the assessment and treatment of suicidal young adults. Her work has been published in several peer reviewed journals including The Journal of Psychoanalytic Study of the Child and APA's Psychotherapy Journal.
J. Christopher Fowler, PhD, is the Director of Professional Wellness and a Senior Clinician at Houston Methodist Hospital’s Behavioral Health. His clinical work focuses on helping physicians and executives overcome stress-related symptoms and restore optimal functioning. As a researcher, Dr. Fowler has over 100 scientific publications in the areas of suicide, depression, neuroimaging, and treatment outcome. He is an internationally recognized personality researcher and is past editor of The Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic.
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.

Getting "Inside Out and Outside In" the Relational Montage of an Eating Disorder

posted Feb 2, 2021, 9:29 AM by Houston Psychoanalytic Society   [ updated Feb 2, 2021, 9:31 AM ]



Conference
Getting "Inside Out and Outside In" the Relational Montage of an Eating Disorder

Presented by Jean Petrucelli, PhD
Saturday, March 27, 2021
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM CST

4.5 CME/CE/CEUs

Conference will be held via Zoom. Login details will be sent after registration.

Registration Fees
HPS, HGPS, HEDS Members: $140
Non-members: $180
Students: $30

Co-sponsored by Houston Psychoanalytic Society, Houston Group Psychotherapy Society, and Houston Eating Disorder Specialists

Much contemporary psychodynamic/psychoanalytic thinking focuses on how to allow patients to voice threatening aspects of self and body, often not encoded in words. For those suffering from eating disorders, disavowed longings are experienced as insatiable, powerful, and dangerous, with an excess of energy and self invested in vigilantly measuring ways of living which lack spontaneity, creativity, or play. Symptoms concretize and defend against the danger inherent in any intimate exchange, which requires tolerance for uncertainty and vulnerability, beyond these patients' reach. Using clinical material, a detailed, practical exploration of how one works psychodynamically/psychoanalytically with adult ED patients beyond symptom alleviation will be explored. Understanding cultural influence, neurobiology, attachment theory, self regulation, affect regulation, self-states, body-states, and the intergenerational transmission of body image issues will be considered as it appears in individual and group treatment.

OBJECTIVES
  1. Describe interpersonal perspectives in the treatment of anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorders.
  2. Explain eating disordered patients' capacities to self soothe and regulate internal experience, then work more effectively with the relational component of the eating disorder as it plays out in treatment and in the world.
  3. Describe the concept of dissociation and at least one dimension of the theory related to its use in clinical work with patients with eating disorders.
  4. Explain how disordered eating is the psychic inability to care for one's self and to make better clinical use of this perspective through the contexts of attachment, self-state and body-state theory, self -regulation and affect regulation issues.
  5. Describe how to apply action-oriented techniques to enhance clinical treatment with patients with eating disorders.
Schedule/Syllabus
9:00am - 10:30am
Interpersonal Conceptualizations and Treatment of Eating Disorders While Holding the Interface of Neurobiology, Attachment, Self & Affect Regulation and Clinical Conundrums

10:30am - 10:45am COFFEE BREAK
Sponsored by Eating Recovery Center

10:45am - 12:15pm
Part 2 - Continuation and Q&A

12:15pm - 1:30pm LUNCH BREAK
Sponsored by Center for Discovery

1:30pm - 3:00pm Case Presentation, Jana Rosenbaum, LCSW, CGP, FAGPA
Q&A
Presenter
Jean Petrucelli, Ph.D. is Director and Co-Founder of the Eating Disorders, Compulsions and Addictions Service since 1995, Training & Supervising Analyst, Teaching Faculty, Conference Chair of the Conference Advisory Board (CAB), and Founding Director of the EDCAS educational certificate program at the William Alanson White Psychoanalytic Institute in NYC. She is an Adjunct Clinical Professor of Psychology at the New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis and is on the faculty at the Institute of Contemporary Psychology (ICP). She is an Associate Editor for the journal Contemporary Psychoanalysis, and is editor of five books, including Body-States: Interpersonal and Relational Perspectives on the Treatment of Eating Disorders (Routledge, 2015), which won the American Board and Academy of Psychoanalysis (ABAPsa) 2016 Edited Book award. Dr. Petrucelli lectures nationally and internationally and is in private practice in New York City.
Co-sponsors
Houston Psychoanalytic Society
1302 Waugh Dr. #276, Houston, TX 77019
(713) 429-5810
Houston Group Psychotherapy Society
PO Box 22866
Houston, TX 77227
(713) 668-2680
Houston Eating Disorder Specialists
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.

HGPS follows the Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council rules for acceptable continuing education for continuing education providers. The Council oversees Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists, Texas State Board of Examiners of Licensed Professional Counselors, Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists, and Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners. The Council no longer pre-approves or regulates continuing education providers. 

The Pilgrims’ Progress: A Therapist and Patient Journey to London

posted Jan 12, 2021, 10:31 AM by Houston Psychoanalytic Society   [ updated Mar 11, 2021, 11:23 AM ]



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.

The Death Instinct: “Remorseless Law of Nature” or Metaphor?

posted Dec 21, 2020, 6:41 AM by Houston Psychoanalytic Society   [ updated Feb 2, 2021, 9:39 AM ]


Invited Evening Lecture
The Death Instinct:
“Remorseless Law of Nature” or Metaphor?
Presented by Hannah S. Decker, PhD, Historian
Thursday, January 21, 2021
7:00PM – 9:00PM CST

Zoom Presentation
*Pre-Registration required for Zoom invitation

Registration Fees (CEUs included)
Members: Free
Non-Members: $50


This presentation is a wide investigation of many topics relating to Freud’s theory that there is a powerful destructive and annihilating instinct that rivals the libido, or Eros. When Freud first proposed a death instinct on biological, psychological, and even philosophical grounds, he called it a “speculation.” But as tragedy piled on tragedy and trauma on trauma, this initial speculation hardened in his mind into an inescapable, inevitable law.

OBJECTIVES
  1. Explain why and how Sigmund Freud came to formulate his theory of a Death Instinct.
  2. Describe why and how, after rejecting it for many decades, psychoanalysts are finding the concept of a death instinct clinically and culturally useful.

Presenter
Hannah S. Decker, PhD is a history professor at the University of Houston and an honorary faculty member at the Center for Psychoanalytic Studies in Houston. She earned her PhD at Columbia University and completed a fellowship in the history of psychiatry at Cornell Medical School. Her research has focused primarily on the history of Germany, psychiatry, and psychoanalysis. Dr. Decker served as consultant to the Library of Congress for an exhibit on Sigmund Freud and to PBS for a TV series on the thought of C. S. Lewis and Freud. Dr. Decker's publications include the books Freud in Germany: Revolution and Reaction in Science (1977, International Universities Press) and Freud, Dora, and Vienna 1900 (1991, Free Press). In 2014, Dr. Decker received a Special Presidential Commendation from the American Psychiatric Association for her book The Making of DSM-III: A Diagnostic Manual's Conquest of American Psychiatry (2013, Oxford University Press).
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 2 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, offers approved CEs for social workers, licensed professional counselors, and marriage and family therapists.

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