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The Unseen Spouse: Pitfalls and Possibilities for the Individual Therapist Presented by Carla Leone, PHD

posted Jun 21, 2018, 8:05 AM by Cristy Jennings   [ updated Jun 21, 2018, 8:07 AM ]
Monday, August 6, 2018
8:30-11:30 AM
8:00 Registration | 8:30 Presentation (3 CEUs) 

The Lovett Center
900 Lovett Blvd
Houston, TX 77006
(Free Parking and Complimentary Valet)

Open to HPS Members Only through
July 6, then open to the public.
- - Limited to 25 Participants - -

Clinical Intensive Registration Fees
Early Bird Registration through July 20, 2018
Active/Friend Members $90 | Student Members $40
Non Members $110
Registration After July 20, 2018
Active/Friend Members $110 | Student Members $50
Non-members: $130
Individual therapists often hear a great deal about our patients’ spouses or partners, and naturally develop ideas and beliefs about that unseen other and the causes of any relationship difficulties the patient reports. Not uncommonly, therapists can lose touch with the fact that their impressions of an unseen spouse are constructions that have emerged from the transference/countertransference field, based on only partial or limited information—not veridical truths. The Monday clinical intensive will focus on Dr. Leone’s paper “The Unseen Spouse: Pitfalls and Possibilities for the Individual Therapist”, published in Psychoanalytic Dialogues which will be emailed to registrants.  Dr. Leone will begin by highlighting the basic tenets of her contemporary self psychological approach to individual and couples treatment. She will then summarize the major points of her paper and illustrate them using additional clinical examples including those applied by participants.
1. Attendees will be able to describe the phenomenon in which individual therapists develop a strong view of their individual patient’s significant other and seemingly forget that their impressions are based only on information that has emerged from the transference/contertransference field.
2. Attendees will be able to list several factors that can contribute to the development of this problem and ways to avoid them.
3. Attendees will be able to describe at least three ways individual therapists can respond therapeutically to patients’ complaints about their significant other without slipping into the problematic pitfalls described.

 Carla Leone, Ph.D. is the director of a group private practice in a Chicago suburb and on the faculty of the Institute for Clinical Social Work in Chicago, where she co-teaches a course on Psychoanalytic Couples Therapy. She is an elected member of the governing council of the International Association of Psychoanalytic Self Psychology (IAPSP), chair and co-founder of that organization’s Couples Therapy Interest Group, and recently co-chaired the 2017 IAPSP annual conference. She is the author of several published papers on self-psychologically informed couples and family therapy and is currently working on a book on couples therapy to be published by Routledge, tentatively titled Rebuilding Connections, Repairing Ruptures:  A Self Psychological Couples Therapy Casebook.  She has presented nationally and internationally on these topics.

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/presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.