Contemporary Self Psychology: Concepts and Treatment of High Level Disorders, presented by Richard Geist, EdD

posted Sep 15, 2020, 7:01 AM by Houston Psychoanalytic Society   [ updated Sep 15, 2020, 7:19 AM ]

Conference

Contemporary Self Psychology: Concepts and Treatment of High Level Disorders

Presented by Richard Geist, EdD
Saturday, October 17, 2020
9:00 AM – 12:15 PM CDT

3 CME/CEUs

Zoom Conference
Details to follow upon registration

Registration Fees
Active Members: $65
Friend Members: $75
Student Members: $30
Non-members: $85

This workshop will use verbatim clinical dialogue to illustrate the differences between more traditional psychoanalytic treatment and self psychological treatment. We will begin with dialogue from a patient seen pre and post my self psychological orientation to illustrate some major self psychological concepts. Then we will proceed to dialogue illustrating how self psychology deals with Oedipal material and interpretive work with high level patients. Throughout this clinically oriented workshop we will emphasize the impact of the therapist on the treatment process. 

OBJECTIVES
  1. Describe what is meant by empathy in self psychology.
  2. Explain the self psychological meaning of interpretation.
  3. List three well known self psychological transferences.
  4. Define what we mean by permeable boundaries.

Presenter
Richard Geist received his undergraduate degree and his doctorate in Psychology from Harvard University and for 30 years was Clinical Instructor, Department of Psychiatry (Psychology), Harvard Medical School. He is a Founding Member, Faculty, Supervising analyst, and former member of the Board of Directors of The Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis. In addition Dick has been on the Executive Board of the International Association for Psychoanalytic Self Psychology and is currently a council member. Dr. Geist was one of the first psychologists in Boston to embrace Self Psychology theory and practice, and he has been teaching and supervising it for over 35 years. He has written numerous papers on clinical self psychology, including papers on how empathy heals, re-conceptualizing the oedipal complex, boundaries in treatment, eating disorders, the forward edge, and several papers on connectedness between analyst and patient. He has been a senior supervising psychologist at Children’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Dick maintains a private practice in psychoanalysis and psychotherapy in Newton, Massachusetts where he sees children, adolescents, adults, and couples. He also supervises privately, teaches private self psychology seminars and directs a self psychology study group.
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.

Low Sexual Desire: What Do You Do When You Don't Want to Do It? Presented by Penelope Frohlich, PhD

posted Sep 12, 2020, 4:31 PM by Houston Psychoanalytic Society

Evening Speaker Series
Low Sexual Desire: What Do You Do When You Don't Want to Do It?
Presented by Penelope Frohlich, PhD
Thursday, October 1, 2020
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

Low or absent sexual desire is diagnostically and therapeutically challenging. A variety of issues can lead to low libido and even if you have correctly diagnosed the core problem it can be tenaciously resistant to treatment. This is in sharp contrast to other sexual symptoms such as erectile dysfunction or sexual pain that frequently are successfully alleviated by medical treatment and/or short term psychological treatment models. In clients with low libido the core issue may be fairly clear, but more often the core problem is complex and difficult to identify and the whole of the intrapsychic and interpersonal dynamics must be considered to help the client achieve his or her therapeutic goals. Several cases will be presented and discussed to illustrate this richly diverse group.

OBJECTIVES
  1. Attendees will be able to differentiate between asexuality, sexual aversion, and low or absent sexual desire, and will be able to differentiate between different types and degrees of low desire.
  2. Attendees will be able to identify a variety of issues that can lead to low or absent sexual desire.
  3. Attendees will be able to identify treatment interventions most likely to increase libido and sexual pleasure.

Presenter
Penny Frohlich received her Ph.D in clinical psychology at the University of Texas at Austin Sexual Psychophysiology Laboratory. She interned at the Audie L. Murphy Veterans Hospital in San Antonio where she counseled male and female veterans with depression, anxiety, spinal cord injuries, sexual and combat-related post traumatic stress disorder, and sexual dysfunction. She worked as a Lecturer and Adjunct Professor of Psychology at The University of Texas at Austin and Concordia University at Austin, and has published eight peer reviewed articles and chapters on sexuality. She received post-doctoral training in psychoanalytic theory, marriage and family therapy, and somatic experiencing theories and techniques. She has been practicing in the Austin area since 2005 where she offers individual and couples therapy to adult clients.
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.

Introduction to Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Facilitated by Connie Ittner, LCSW, CGP

posted Sep 3, 2020, 7:31 AM by Houston Psychoanalytic Society

Study Group
Introduction to Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Facilitated by Connie Ittner, LCSW, CGP
6 Wednesdays
October 14 - November 18, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM CST

Zoom Presentation
*Pre-Registration required for Zoom invitation
Registration deadline: October 12, 2020

Registration Fees
Active Members: $240
Friend Members: $270
Student Members: $120
Non-members: $300

9 CME/CEUs
This basic-level study group will utilize readings, lecture, and discussion to help participants learn about psychoanalytic psychotherapy. We will explore the underlying theoretical concepts that distinguish a psychoanalytic therapy from other forms of therapy, including theories about what motivates human behavior and how change occurs. We will explore technical aspects of treatment, from setting the therapeutic frame to terminating the treatment. The group is open to clinicians, but no prior experience in psychoanalytic therapy is required. Registration is limited in order to allow time for participants to share and explore their own case material with the group. Participants should obtain a copy of the following textbook: Gabbard, G. (2017). Long-Term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: A Basic Text. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Publishing.

OBJECTIVES
  1. List 3 elements of the treatment frame.
  2. Define therapeutic abstinence, anonymity, and neutrality.
  3. Explain why therapists should avoid self-disclosure.
  4. Write a dynamic formulation.
  5. Define and give an example of transference.
  6. Define and give an example of countertransference.
  7. Define and give examples of 4 psychological defenses.
  8. Describe some steps in making an effective interpretation.
  9. Describe 2 ways in which unconscious issues might start to surface.
  10. Give an example of a dream interpretation.
  11. Explain the goals of termination.

Schedule/Syllabus
October 14, 2020
Chapter 1

October 21, 2020
Chapter 2

October 28, 2020
Chapters 3-4
November 4, 2021
Chapters 5-6

November 11, 2020
Chapter 7

November 18, 2020
Chapters 8-9
Facilitator
Connie Ittner, LCSW, CGP is a 2009 University of Texas at Austin graduate who received her Masters degree in Clinical Social Work from The University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work in 2013. Connie's graduate-level internship training at The Council on Recovery in 2012 was largely focused on psychodynamically-informed psychotherapy. In 2014, Connie completed a year-long post-graduate Clinical Social Work Fellowship on the Professionals in Crisis Unit at The Menninger Clinic where she received further dynamically-informed education, training and experience working with adults suffering from a variety of psychiatric symptoms and life circumstances. She received a certificate from the Center for Psychoanalytic Studies for completion of Studies in Adult Psychodynamic Psychotherapy in 2017 and has served in the past on its Admissions Committee. Most recently she has served the Houston Psychoanalytic Society on its Board as Membership Chair in 2017. Connie is currently in private practice in the Heights.

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 9 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.

Empathy, Connectedness, and the Development of Self, Facilitated by Linda Chase, LCSW, CGP

posted Sep 3, 2020, 7:31 AM by Houston Psychoanalytic Society

Study Group
Empathy, Connectedness, and the Development of Self
Facilitated by Linda Chase, LCSW, CGP
4 Tuesdays
September 15th - October 6th, 2020
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM CST

Zoom Presentation
*Pre-Registration required for Zoom invitation

Registration Fees
Active Members: $160
Friend Members: $180
Student Members: $80
Non-members: $200

6 CME/CEUs

Self psychology represents a dramatic shift from classical psychoanalytic theories and techniques, and the Freudian view of human nature on which they were based. Kohut’s contrasting world view is premised on beliefs in protecting the client, learning from the client, and building on health rather than curing pathology. It is inherent in Kohut’s empathic listening perspective that connectedness is the unarticulated process upon which self-structure develops. This intermediate to advanced-level study group is intended for psychotherapists who have a basic knowledge about self psychology theory and interventions, but want to learn more. We will consider how concepts such as the unconscious and treatment alliance are viewed in self psychology. We will explore clinical interchanges that illustrate the value of permeable boundaries in connectedness between client and therapist, along with the process in analyzing the forward edge of the transference, which obviates the need to address the trailing edge. The group will utilize readings by Richard Geist, EdD, along with lecture and discussion. The group is open to those who plan to attend the HPS conference presented by Geist, as well as those who do not plan to do so. Registration is limited to a small enough group of participants to allow time for them to share and explore their own case material. Readings will be emailed to participants.

OBJECTIVES
  1. Compare a Kohutian view of human nature to a Freudian view.
  2. Describe 3 ways in which self psychology practices differ from those in classical psychoanalysis.
  3. Explain why empathy is considered the instrument of change in self psychology.
  4. Define selfobject transference.
  5. Give an example of selfobject transference.
  6. Explain what is meant by a transmuting internalization.
  7. Define connectedness.
  8. Describe the value of permeable boundaries in client-therapist connectedness.
  9. Distinguish the forward edge of transference from the trailing edge.
  10. Describe 2 mechanisms in analyzing the forward edge of transference.
Schedule/Syllabus
September 15, 2020
Geist, R. (2008). Connectedness, Permeable Boundaries, and the Development of the Self: Therapeutic Implications. International Journal of Psychoanalytic Self Psychology, 3: 129-152. DOI: 10.1080/15551020801922971 

September 22, 2020
Geist, R. (2011). The Forward Edge, Connectedness, and the Therapeutic Process. International Journal of Psychoanalytic Self Psychology, 6: 235-251. DOI: 10.1080/15551024.2011.552178

September 29, 2020
Geist, R. (2015). Conversations with Paul. International Journal of Psychoanalytic Self Psychology, 10: 91-106.
DOI: 10.1080/15551024.2015.1005795

October 6, 2020
Geist, R. (in press). From theory centered to patient centered treatment: How Kohut’s attitudes impact contemporary therapeutic work. Psychoanalytic Inquiry.
Facilitator
A Few Words from Linda Chase, LCSW, CGP: I have been utilizing a Self Psychology perspective in my private practice in Houston for over 20 years working with individuals, couples and groups. My gravitation toward Self Psychology began when I was a Fellow in the Studies in Adult Psychodynamic Psychotherapy at CFPS from 1998 to 2000. I very much resonated with the concepts of empathy (vicarious introspection), experience-near connectedness between therapist and client, disruption-repair process and reactivation of self development; both professionally and in my own personal therapeutic journey. I experienced the therapeutic and developmental growth fostered in a Self Psychology Group when I participated in a 2-day Self Psychology training group at an annual conference sponsored by the American Group Psychotherapy Association. This growth-oriented Group experience prompted me to further utilize a Self Psychological perspective in my private practice groups and to facilitate Self Psychology training groups at the Houston Group Psychotherapy Society’s annual Institutes. Most recently, I joined the International Association for Psychoanalytic Self Psychology (IAPSP). Attending the International conferences in Vienna and Vancouver, deepened and broadened my understanding of the multi-cultural applications of Self Psychology. I look forward to sharing my Self Psychology journey with those who are curious and/or interested in this Study Group.
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 and Houston Psychoanalytic Society. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE 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.

White Privilege, White Fragility and the Transmission of Racism, Facilitated by JoAnn Ponder, PhD

posted Sep 3, 2020, 7:30 AM by Houston Psychoanalytic Society

Study Group
Facilitated by JoAnn Ponder, PhD
Part I: White Privilege, White Fragility and the Transmission of Racism
4 Tuesdays
October 13 - December 1, 2020
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM CST

Zoom Presentation
*Pre-Registration required for Zoom invitation

Registration Fees
Active Members: $160
Friend Members: $180
Student Members: $80
Non-members: $200

6 CME/CEUs

The Black Lives Matter movement has again drawn national attention to African Americans subjected to violence by white perpetrators, vigilantes, and police officers. While the current sociopolitical climate has fueled the divisiveness in the U.S., racism has been present since the time of slavery, with unconscious attitudes, conscious biases, and systemic social contributions. This study group will explore these issues in the community and treatment settings. The group will consider 2 contemporary bestsellers, The New Jim Crow and White Fragility; the documentary film Black Psychoanalysts Speak; and a variety of psychoanalytic journal articles that examine racism and its roots. The study group will consist of 3 parts: Part I about White privilege and fragility, as well as the dynamics of prejudice and racism; Part II about the legacy of slavery and African-American trauma; and Part III about how these issues may unfold in psychoanalytic treatment and supervision. Separate registration is required for each Part of the series, and enrollment is limited. Journal articles will be emailed to participants.

OBJECTIVES
  1. Define White privilege.
  2. Give an example of White privilege.
  3. Define White fragility.
  4. Give an example of White fragility.
  5. Explain how White people view whiteness.
  6. Describe how slavery is imbedded in the collective unconscious of White people.
  7. Describe the social and intrapsychic transmission of racism.
  8. Identify 2 psychological processes in the intergenerational transmission of racist attitudes.
Schedule/Syllabus
October 13, 2020
DiAngelo, R. (2018). White Fragility: Why it’s so Hard for White People to Talk About-----Racism. Boston: Beacon.

November 3, 2020
Parker, R. (2019). Slavery in the White psyche. Psychoanalytic Social Work, 26: 84-103.
Altman, N. (2006). Whiteness. Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 75: 45-72. 
   
November 17, 2020
Straker, G. (2004). Race for cover: Castrated whiteness, perverse consequences. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 14: 405-422.

Layton, L. (2006). Racial identities, racial enactments, and normative unconscious processes. Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 75: 237-269.

December 1, 2020
Moss, D. (2001). On hating in the first person plural: Thinking psychoanalytically about racism, homophobia, and misogyny. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 49: 1315-1334.

Dalal, F. (2006). Racism: Processes of detachment, dehumanization, and hatred. Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 75: 131-161.

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 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE 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.

Intervention Strategies for Addressing Collective Trauma: Healing Communities Ravaged by Racial Strife, Presented by Ricardo Ainslie, PhD

posted Sep 2, 2020, 1:36 PM by Houston Psychoanalytic Society

Evening Speaker Series
Intervention Strategies for Addressing Collective Trauma: Healing Communities Ravaged by Racial Strife
Presented by Ricardo Ainslie, PhD
Thursday, September 10, 2020
7:30PM – 9:00PM CST

Zoom Presentation
*Pre-Registration required for Zoom invitation
Registration Deadline: September 7, 2020

Registration Fees
Members: Free
Non-Members: $20

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

This intermediate-level presentation describes an ethnographic research project and three interrelated, psychoanalytically informed interventions conducted in Hempstead, Texas, where conflict-laden residues of the Jim Crow era had continued to affect race relations. The project drew from psychoanalytic notions of the relation between trauma and memory, as well as the importance of “giving voice” and representation as essential elements of a healing process for both individual and collective traumatic experience.

The first intervention (the creation of a space within which Jim Crow– and Civil Rights–era narratives could be spoken and explored) and the second intervention (the creation of a documentary film) were closely linked because they were part of a process in which interviews gave testimony about a decisive, transformational experience. The third intervention created a public event where that which had been denied and excommunicated from the dominant narrative of the community’s educational history could be “spoken.”

OBJECTIVES
  1. Describe the use of psychoanalytic concepts beyond the consulting room in community settings.
  2. Give 2 examples of psychoanalytically-informed interventions in community settings.
  3. Explain the concept of Psychoanalytic Ethnography.

Presenter
Ricardo Ainslie, PhD holds the M.K. Hage Centennial Professorship in Education at the University of Texas at Austin, teaching in the department of Educational Psychology. He is also the director of the LLILAS-Benson Mexico Center. In addition, he has a private practice in Austin. He was an adjunct faculty member at the Center for Psychoanalytic Studies from 1994 to 2011, and founding member and past president of Austin Psychoanalytic. In books, articles, and documentary films, his work ranges from clinical topics to the application of psychoanalytic ideas to socio-cultural issues. Dr. Ainslie has presented his work widely and received numerous awards, including Texas Psychological Association's “Outstanding Contribution to Science Award” in 2002, the American Psychoanalytic Association's “Outstanding Contribution to Psychoanalytic Education Award” in 2004, and the American Psychological Association’s Division of Psychoanalysis Science Award in 2009. His books include No Dancin’ In Anson: An American Story of Race and Social Change (1995), The Psychology of Twinship (1997), Long Dark Road: Bill King and Murder in Jasper, Texas (2004), and The Fight to Save Juárez: Life in the Heart of Mexico’s Drug War (2013).
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 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.

Polyamory, Kink, and the Emergence of Wonder Woman: A Discussion of Professor Marston and the Wonder Women With Discussion By Danielle Knafo, PhD & John Beebe, MD

posted Sep 2, 2020, 1:33 PM by Houston Psychoanalytic Society

REDUCED FEE
Film Discussion
Houston Psychoanalytic Society & The Jung Center
Co-Present
Polyamory, Kink, and the Emergence of
Wonder Woman: A Discussion of
Professor Marston and the Wonder Women
With Discussion By
Danielle Knafo, PhD & John Beebe, MD

Sunday, September 13, 2020
4:00PM – 6:00PM CST

Zoom Presentation
*Pre-register for Zoom invitation
Registration Deadline: September 10, 2020

Registration Fee
$25 per person

2 CEUs

In this story, the quest for truth ultimately led to fantasy. Our panel discussion will focus on the film Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, directed by Angela Robinson and released in 2017. (Program attendees should watch the movie prior to the presentation. The film is available for rental from multiple online sources.) The movie is loosely based on the story of William Moulton Marston and his wife Elizabeth Holloway Marston. In the late 1920s, they were psychology professors and researchers at Harvard University and Radcliffe College, respectively, collaborating on the development of a lie detector test. After William hired student Olive Byrne as his research assistant, the three became involved in a polyamorous relationship and ended up living together for most of the rest of their lives. He brought kink into the threesome's relationship after visiting a lingerie shop in the 1940s, where he was introduced to fetish art-themed comic books and photos. Based on his experiences, he developed the comic book character of Wonder Woman, though the character's sexual imagery dissipated following his death in 1947. Feminist activist Gloria Steinem claimed Wonder Woman as the ultimate symbol of female empowerment, placing her on the cover of Ms. Magazine in 1972. Wonder Woman remains popular to this day.

Marston and his wonder women embodied both creativity and eroticism with passion and a sense of transgression. The discussants will explore these and other themes in the film, including polyamory and kink. We will consider how these phenomena were conceptualized in the early history of psychoanalysis, how they contributed to the character of Wonder Woman, and how they are viewed now. The discussants also will explore the creation, evolution, and cultural symbolism of Wonder Woman - and why she remains such an iconic symbol of feminine strength in contemporary culture.

Learning Objectives
  1. Describe how polyamory and kink were viewed in early psychoanalytic theory.
  2. Explain how polyamory and kink are viewed in contemporary psychoanalysis and culture.
  3. Describe 3 symbolic manifestations of Wonder Woman.
  4. Explain Wonder Woman's enduring popularity in current culture.
Discussants
John Beebe, MD is a Jungian analyst and psychiatrist in practice in San Francisco. Active in training and public education at the C. G. Jung Institute of San Francisco, he was founding editor of its quarterly now called Jung Journal: Culture and Psyche. He became the first American co-editor of the London-based Journal of Analytical Psychology. Among his published books are Integrity in Depth and, with co-author Virginia Apperson, The Presence of the Feminine in Film.  John’s essay, "The Child in 21st Century American Film," can be found in the new book, Cultural Complexes and the Soul of America.
Danielle Knafo, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst in private practice in Manhattan and Great Neck, New York. She is currently a professor in the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program at Long Island University’s C.W. Post campus and faculty and supervisor at NYU’s Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. She has published nine books and dozens of articles on topics including the psychology of art; creativity in psychotherapy; unconscious fantasies; working with trauma, immigration, and psychosis; and the effects of technology on the human psyche and relational life. Her book, The Age of Perversion: Desire and Technology in Psychoanalysis and Culture won the ABPP 2018 best book award. Her most recent book is The New Sexual Landscape and Contemporary Psychoanalysis.
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
HPS, through co-sponsorship with the Center for Psychoanalytic Studies, offers approved CEs for social workers, licensed professional counselors, and marriage and family therapists.

Study Group - Infant-Parent Research and Its Applicability to Adult Treatment: A Dyadic Systems View

posted Jul 20, 2020, 11:01 AM by Houston Psychoanalytic Society

Infant-Parent Research and Its Applicability to Adult Treatment: A Dyadic Systems View
A Study Group and Online Discussion Group facilitated by JoAnn Ponder, PhD 

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4 Tuesdays August 18, 2020-September 8, 2020
7:00pm-8:30pm
6 CME/CEs 

While the Oedipus complex was the centerpiece of classical psychoanalysis, the infant-parent relationship has become the foundation for relational psychoanalysis. This view has been promulgated by findings such as those of Beatrice Beebe, PhD, who is one of the foremost psychoanalysts, researchers, and scholars in the field. Her videotaped microanalyses of infant-mother interactions demonstrate the early origins of attachment, dyadic self- and mutual-regulation, and intersubjectivity. Beebe, in turn, applies her findings to the psychoanalytic treatment process with adult patients. This intermediate-level study group will review her infant research as summarized in several documentary films available online and in her most recent book, and also will consider how the findings apply to adult treatment as described in some of her journal articles. Participation is open to persons who plan to register for the Beebe conferences, as well as those who do not plan to attend. Enrollment for the study group is limited. Participants must obtain Beebe’s book and access the documentaries online. Journal articles will be emailed. 

August 18
Beebe, B., Cohen, P. & Lachman, F. (2016). The mother-infant interaction picture book: Origins of
    attachment. New York: Norton. Chapters 1-7.
Dougherty, K. (2016). Mother-Infant Communication: The Research of Dr. Beatrice Beebe. Documentary
    film available on Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing [PEPweb]

August 25
Beebe, Cohen & Lachmann (2016), Chapters 8-13.
Beebe, B. Decoding the Nonverbal Language of Babies. A 30-minute internet talk on
(http://www.aei.org/events/decoding-the-nonverbal-language-of-babies/)

September 1
Beebe, B. & Lachmann, F. (1998). Co-constructing inner and relational processes: Self- and mutual-
    regulation in infant research and adult treatment. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 15: 480-516. 
Beebe, B. & Lachmann, F. (2002). Organizing principles of interaction from infant research and the
    lifespan prediction of attachment: Application to adult treatment. Journal of Infant, Child and
    Adolescent Psychotherapy, 2: 61-89.
Beebe, B. Internet interview about her work, Part I.(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wyzy4ShfgFE)

September 8
Beebe, B., Rustin, J., Sorter, D. & Knoblauch, S. (2003). An expanded view of intersubjectivity in infancy
    and its application to psychoanalysis. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 13: 805-841.
Beebe, B. & Lachmann, F. (2003). The relational turn in psychoanalysis: A dyadic systems view from
    infant research. Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 39: 379-409.
Beebe, B. Internet interview, Part II. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N50jY6vWEOM).

Learning Objectives
  1. Describe the utility of microanalyses of videotaped infant-parent interactions.
  2. List and describe the characteristics of infant attachment styles.
  3. Describe the major parenting behaviors that may contribute to these infant attachment styles.
  4. Describe self- and mutual regulation in infancy, and its correlates in adult treatment.
  5. Describe how attachment styles may manifest in adult treatment.
  6. Define intersubjectivity and its manifestations in adult treatment.
JoAnn Ponder, PhD is a psychologist-psychoanalyst who has a private practice in Austin treating individuals, couples, and families. She is a faculty member at the Center for Psychoanalytic Studies in Houston, where she completed training in adult psychoanalysis and child psychotherapy. She completed a series of infant-parent observations as part of her child coursework. She subsequently completed the two- year infant-parent mental health intervention program at the University of Massachusetts at Boston, where the founder, Ed Tronick, still teaches. JoAnn previously facilitated a seminar on infant-parent observation for Austin Psychoanalytic. She has presented at national psychoanalytic conferences and published a book chapter on the psychological processes of bonding with an adoptive child. 

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. The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).TM Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Beatrice Beebe, PhD Conferences

posted Jul 20, 2020, 8:51 AM by Houston Psychoanalytic Society   [ updated Aug 5, 2020, 10:42 AM ]

Beatrice Beebe, PhD Conferences
 

Friday, August 28, 2020
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Saturday, August 29, 2020
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Zoom Conference
Details to follow upon registration

6 CEUs (3 per day)

Registration Fees
HPS Members (Active, Friends, Students): Free
Non-members: $120 ($230 for both days)

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

Current approaches to mother-infant treatment deal broadly with relational disturbance, but not specific patterns of interactive disturbance. Increased specificity in describing patterns of disturbance associated with different forms of mother-infant trauma can facilitate more focused clinical intervention, across a range of clinical settings. Awareness of nonverbal communication will be enhanced by (a) understanding results from infant research; (b) seeing/discussing films & frame-by-frame analyses of mother-infant communication as well as films and vignettes of adult treatment; (c) role-playing brief interactions identified by infant research.

The first model is a treatment case; the second and third are based in research studies in community samples. All three have illustrative video material. (1) Case of Linda and Dan: Mother suicidal at birth; (2) Origins of disorganized attachment at 4 months; (3) Pregnant and widowed on 9/11. For each model of mother-infant trauma, the audience will be led through an embodied interactive role-play of the patterns of interaction. Dr. Beebe recommended that attendees prepare for the conference by reading her book, The Mother-Infant Interaction Picture Book: Origins of Attachment (Beebe, Cohen & Lachman, Norton, 2016).

OBJECTIVES
1. Describe how frame-by-frame analysis of video provides a microscope into the details of mother-infant interaction.
2. Describe ways in which mother-infant research can inform mother-infant treatment
3. Describe different pictures of mother-infant trauma

Beatrice Beebe Ph.D. is Clinical Professor of Psychology (in Psychiatry), College of Physicians & Surgeons, Columbia University; Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, New York State Psychiatric Institute. She directs a basic research lab on mother-infant communication. She is faculty at several psychoanalytic institutes, and she has a private practice for adults and mother-infant pairs. She is author or co-author of 6 books and 77 peer-reviewed articles. The most recent book is The Mother-Infant Interaction Picture Book: Origins of Attachment (Beebe, Cohen & Lachman, Norton, 2016). For a decade she directed a pro bono primary prevention project for mothers who were pregnant and widowed on 9-11 (Beebe, Cohen, Sossin, & Markese, Eds., Mothers, Infants and Young Children of September 11, 2001: A Primary Prevention Project, 2012). A documentary film about her research is available (website of the Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing [PEPweb], Mother-Infant Communication: The Research of Dr. Beatrice Beebe, by Karen Dougherty, 2016). She has a half-hour internet talk, Decoding the nonverbal language of babies and an hour-long internet interview about her work (Part one)(Part two).

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. The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).TM Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and
presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Houston Psychoanalytic Society Stance on Racism

posted Jul 1, 2020, 3:27 PM by Houston Psychoanalytic Society

Many of us have awakened to the inescapable reality that racism and all of its cruel brutalities, injustices, and inequalities is endemic.  That we have collectively participated in such blindness to this reality speaks to the power of unconscious mental functioning.


We as psychoanalytically informed clinicians have unique abilities and responsibilities to explore in ourselves and to listen in our consulting rooms for the denied pain and trauma that finds its expression in racism.  To fail to view racism as defending against disavowed mental states is to protect and maintain its destructive forces.  


We must commit to countering a tendency to fall back into the comfort, or discomfort, of silence on this issue in the clinical setting and in our professional societies. The Houston Psychoanalytic Society is committed to a society where the hates of racism are not allowed residence in the shadows of our minds or our communities.  

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