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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.

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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