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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.

  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.

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.
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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.