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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.

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.