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October 14, 2015 Psychodynamic Perspectives on the Challenges of Working with Suicidal Individuals

posted Apr 21, 2016, 7:51 PM by Crissy Nolen   [ updated May 21, 2016, 8:54 AM by Houston Psychoanalytic Society ]

Psychodynamic Perspectives on the Challenges of Working with Suicidal Individuals

Presented by Michael Groat, PhD, MS

The Lovett Center
900 Lovett Boulevard
Houston, TX  77006

7:00 pm-7:30 pm Refreshments and Socialization
7:30 pm-9:00 pm Presentation by Speaker
9:00 pm-9:30 pm Informal Discussion with Speaker

Active and Student Members: Free
Friends: $20
Non-members: $30

Up to 2 Hours of CEP/CEU/CME credits available*

Objectives:  After attending this event participants will be able to:
1.  Identify common countertransference reactions to working with suicidal individuals,
2.  Demonstrate understanding of imminent risk and steps to reduce risk,
3.  Develop a negotiated framework for long-term treatment of the suicide-vulnerable individual using dynamic understanding.

Program Description:
Working with suicidal individuals requires attention to signals of imminent danger, as well as long-standing vulnerabilities that evoke complex countertransference reactions.  This presentation will address who can attend to our inevitable anxieties through the use of dynamic understanding of transference-countertransference enactments, peer support and a blend of supportive and expressive interventions.

Speaker Bio:
Dr. Groat is the Director of the Division of Adult Services at the Menninger Clinic, and Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Baylor College of Medicine. He is currently a clinical candidate in adult psychoanalysis at the Center for Psychoanalytic Studies, Houston, TX. He completed a four-year postdoctoral fellowship in psychodynamic psychotherapy at the Austen Riggs Center, and is a former fellow of the American Psychoanalytic Association and Research Training Program at the Anna Freud Program at the Yale Child Study Center.  

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and  presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

*Active and Student Members: Free, Friends: $20, Non-members: $30

*SOCIAL WORKERS . The Houston Psychoanalytic Society is approved to offer continuing education units to social workers by the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners, sponsor number CS4518. It is anticipated that this monthly meeting will meet their requirements for 2 hours of continuing education credit.

*PSYCHOLOGISTS . The Texas State Licensing Board of Psychologists does not pre-approve workshops for continuing education. It is anticipated that this monthly meeting will meet requirements for 2 hours of CE credit.

*LICENSED PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS . The Houston Psychoanalytic Society is approved by The American Psychoanalytic Association through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors, CE Provider Number 2666, to offer continuing education credit to licensed professional counselors.

*MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS . The Houston Psychoanalytic Society, as a co-sponsor with the Center for Psychoanalytic Studies, is an approved sponsor of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists by the Texas Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists.

*PHYSICIANS . This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The 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 and takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of the CME activity.

The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this educational activity for a maximum of 2 hours in category 1 credit towards the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician should only claim those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.