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    • 17 Dec 2017
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • The home of George Hagman



     The Fairfield County Film Club 

    will be discussing "Separate Tables"

    a film by Terrence Rattigan  


    Date: December 17, 2017 


    Time: 11 AM - 1 PM


    Location:  The home of George Hagman

     1912 Shippan Ave,  Stamford, CT 90602


    RSVP: Susanne Weil

    • 20 Jan 2018
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • New Haven Lawn Club
    Register

    The Connecticut Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology

    Presents a Clinical Conference


    Traumatic Narcissism:

    Relational Systems of Subjugation




     January 20, 2018


    10:30 am – 12:30 pm
    The New Haven Lawn Club
    193 Whitney Ave, New Haven

    Lunch follows for all attendees



    Speaker


    Daniel Shaw, LCSW practices psychotherapy in New York City and in Nyack, New York. Originally trained as an actor at Northwestern University and with the renowned teacher Uta Hagen, Dan later worked as a missionary for an Indian guru. His eventual recognition of cultic aspects of this organization coincided with beginning his psychoanalytic training, and led him to become an activist in support of those traumatically impacted by cults. Dan is faculty and supervisor at National Institute for the Psychotherapies in New York City. His book, Traumatic Narcissism: Relational Systems of SubjugationTraumatic Narcissism: Relational Systems of Subjugation, was published for the Relational Perspectives Series, Routledge in  2014 and was nominated for the Gradiva Award in 2015. 


    A bio can be read at:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/author/danielshawlcsw-220


    In addition he is featured in a video at: https://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/501413/life-and-death-of-a-cult/


    Summary

    Daniel Shaw presents a way of understanding the traumatic impact of narcissism as it is engendered developmentally, and as it is enacted relationally. Focusing on the dynamics, Shaw will illustrate the workings of this relational system of subjugation in a variety of contexts:  theorizing traumatic narcissism as an intergenerationally transmitted relational/developmental trauma;  and exploring the clinician's experience working with the adult children of traumatizing narcissists.  Bringing together theories of trauma and attachment, intersubjectivity and complementarity, and the rich clinical sensibility of the Relational Psychoanalysis tradition, Shaw demonstrates how narcissism can best be understood not merely as character, but as the result of the specific trauma of subjugation, in which one person is required to become the object for a significant other who demands hegemonic subjectivity. 



    Location

    The New Haven Lawn Club

    193 Whitney Ave, New Haven


    Conference Schedule

    10:00 – 10:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast

    10:30 – 12:30 Presentation

    12:30  –  1:00  Lunch for All Attendees


    To Register and Pay


    Register and pay online with your credit card or paypal.  


    To pay by check, print and fill out the registration form and mail with your check to Conference Registrar, Nir Yehudai, LMSW, 303 Mansfield St #1, New Haven, CT 06511 Mailed registrations must be postmarked by January 8 to qualify for early registration discount.

    Click HERE for mail in registration form. 


    Members - remember to log in to register as a member.


    Refunds will be given in full with an online cancellation or if the Conference Registrar, Nir Yehudai, LMSW, is contacted at Nir Yehudai no later than the Monday before the conference.


    Recommended Readings

    Ghent, Emmanuel  (1990)  Masochism, Submission, Surrender1—Masochism as a Perversion of Surrender  Contemp. Psychoanal., 26:108-136. For PDF, click HERE


    Benjamin, J.  (2004). Beyond Doer and Done to: An Intersubjective View of Thirdness. Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 73:5-46 For PDF, click HERE


    Shaw, D.  (2010) Enter Ghosts: The Loss of Intersubjectivity in Clinical Work With Adult Children of Pathological Narcissists. Psychoanalytic Dialogues,:46–59, 2010 For PDF, click HERE


    Participants 

    The conference is appropriate for professionals interested in the practice of psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy. The instructional level of this conference is intermediate.


    Learning Objectives

    1.  Identify and define the dynamics of the traumatizing narcissist's relational system

     

    2.  Demonstrate the application of a contemporary relational psychoanalytic approach to the treatment of the symptoms typical of the patient who has been subjugated by a traumatizing narcissist.

     
    3.  Define subjugation trauma and its clinical implications.


    Continuing Education

    This conference has been approved for for 2 continuing education hours (NASW & Div. 39)


    Division 39 is committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in its continuing education activities. Participants are asked to be aware of needs for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program. If program content becomes stressful, participants are encouraged to process these feelings during discussion periods. If participants have special needs, we will attempt to accommodate them.

    Please address questions, concerns and any complaints to Ellen Nasper, PhD, at Ellen Nasper.


    • 27 Jan 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • The home of Lois Fox

     FAIRFIELD COUNTY WINTER 

    MINI –MEETING

    What’s New in Psychopharm, 

    with Hassan Minhas MD

     

    Saturday, January 27, 2018 1 - 3 PM


     The home of Lois Fox: 

    17 Woodcock Lane Westport, CT 06880


    JOIN US FOR AN INFORMAL DISCUSSION WITH DR. MINHAS, ABOUT THE NEWEST TRENDS IN ADULT AND CHILD PHARMACOLOGICAL INTERVENTIONS. 

    BRING YOUR QUESTIONS AND CLINICAL CASES.



    Hassan M. Minhas MD is a psychiatrist with training in Adult Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and Forensic Psychiatry. He is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Currently Dr. Minhas is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Yale University School of Medicine, and is the director of the Outpatient Autism Center at the Hospital for Special Care. He also consults to the Walden Eating Disorder Unit in South Windsor CT, and provides services to hospitals affiliated with Eastern Connecticut Health Network (ECHN). He graduated medical school from Rawalpindi Medical College, then completed his residency at the renowned Brown University Program, and continued to do a two year fellowship in Pediatric Psychiatry. During his residency and fellowship Dr. Minhas worked at several hospitals including the free standing Butler Hospital, and at Bradley hospital – the first neuropsychiatric hospital for children in the U.S. During his training, Dr. Minhas worked on several projects on understanding the genetics of autism, and published and presented his findings on national forums. Following his clinical training, he continued a one year fellowship at Yale University in Law and Psychiatry. Dr. Minhas is an advocate for mental health services, and is deeply involved in advocacy, research, and international collaborations.




    PLEASE RSVP:  Susanne Weil at smweil@yahoo.com


    • 02 Mar 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Gateway Community College New Haven, Connecticut




    Save the Date and Call for Break out Session Proposals
    Submission deadline: October 31, 2017


    Attachment: 

    Enhancing Attachment Bonds 
    in Clinical, Community, Family and Educational Settings


    Friday March 2, 2018
    8:30 – 3pm

    Gateway Community College
    New Haven, Connecticut


    A conference organized by the Attachment Network of Connecticut, the Connecticut Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology, and the Yale Child Study Center.


    Why a conference on Attachment?

    Attachment relationships are fundamental: they influence the social, emotional, cognitive and behavioral adjustment of all individuals. Attachment patterns are established early in childhood and become the model of each person’s particular disposition towards relating to others. When our attachment relationships are disturbed, it can impact all areas of functioning. Understanding the role of attachment in relationships can enhance the effectiveness of all who work with children, adolescents, adults, families and communities.


    Who might benefit from a conference on Attachment?

    Clinicians, teachers and other school personnel, child-care providers, pediatricians, and those who work in various roles in the community can benefit from understanding how secure attachments are cultivated. Interventions that support secure attachment not only may enhance mental health, they also provide novel strategies to address behavioral difficulties.

    Conference Schedule


    Morning:
    9-9:15  Introductions and Orientation

    Keynote Speakers:

    9:15 – 10:30 Arietta Slade, PhD  Overview of Attachment Theory

    10:30 – 10:45 Break

    10:45 – 12:00 Norka Malberg, PsyD  Contemporary Clinical Applications of Attachment Theory

    12 -12:15  Discussion

    12:15 – 1:00 Lunch

    1 – 2:15  Break out sessions. (TBA) Concurrent breakout sessions on the applications of attachment theory in clinical, educational, and community settings.

    2:15 – 3pm Charlie Slaughter, MPH, Vision for Community Based Attachment

    Proposals for Break-out Sessions

    We seek proposals for break-out sessions that will illustrate the uses of attachment theory in clinical, school, childcare, medical settings, social service agencies, and communities. Presentations should provide attendees with knowledge about how to translate theory into practical, effective interventions. Click here for an application to offer a break-out session.

    Break Out Session Proposal Format
    Submission deadline: October 31, 2017


    Please write your proposal using the headings in the order as they appear below. Please submit your proposal by email to Barbara Stern by October 31, 2017.

    1.     Contact Person:  full name, address, email,  telephone

    2.    Session Title

    3.    Session Description including target audience and nature of intervention including how it makes use of attachment theory.  (maximum 500 words)

    4.    Name of each presenter. Please include degree, educational/ clinical/institutional affiliation, past experience doing presentations on this topic.   

    • 10 Mar 2018
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • New Haven Lawn Club

    The Connecticut Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology

    Presents a Clinical Conference


    Deborah Luepnitz, PhD 


    Title TBA



    Watch for Registration Opening!

     March 10, 2018


    10:30 am – 12:30 pm
    The New Haven Lawn Club
    193 Whitney Ave, New Haven

    Lunch will follow for all attendees



    Summary

    TBA


    Speaker

    Deborah Luepnitz, PhD is in private practice in Philadelphia and is on the Clinical Faculty of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She is the author of several books, including Schopenhauer's Porcupines: Intimacy And Its Dilemmas: Five Stories Of Psychotherapy, for the Relational Perspectives Series, Routledge. 


    She is featured in an interview at:  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/14/booming/backing-off-wanting-it-all-from-a-spouse.html


    A short article about her work at Project HOME can be found at: https://projecthome.org/posts/2016/01/untying-knots-mind


    Location

    The New Haven Lawn Club

    193 Whitney Ave, New Haven


    Conference Schedule

    10:00 – 10:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast

    10:30 – 12:30 Presentation

    12:30  –  1:00  Lunch for All Attendees


    To Register and Pay

    (Will Open Soon)

    Register and pay online with your credit card or paypal.  


    To pay by check, print and fill out the registration form and mail with your check to Conference Registrar, Nir Yehudai, LMSW, 303 Mansfield St #1, New Haven, CT 06511 Mailed registrations must be postmarked by April 24 to qualify for early registration discount.

    Click here for mail in registration form. 


    Members - remember to log in to register as a member.


    Refunds will be given in full if the Conference Registrar, Nir Yehudai, LMSW, is contacted at Nir Yehudai no later than the Monday before the conference.


    Recommended Readings

    Shay, J. (2014).  Moral Injury            

    Psychoanalytic Psychology 2014, Vol. 31, No. 2, 182–191.



    Participants 

    The conference is appropriate for professionals interested in the practice of psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy. The instructional level of this conference is intermediate.


    Learning Objectives

    1.  TBA

     

    2.  TBA  

     
    3.  TBA

    Continuing Education

    This conference has been approved for for 2 continuing education hours (NASW & Div. 39)


    Division 39 is committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in its continuing education activities. Participants are asked to be aware of needs for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program. If program content becomes stressful, participants are encouraged to process these feelings during discussion periods. If participants have special needs, we will attempt to accommodate them.

    Please address questions, concerns and any complaints to Ellen Nasper, PhD, at Ellen Nasper.


    Art: 

    • 05 May 2018
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • New Haven Lawn Club

    The Connecticut Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology

    Presents a Clinical Conference


    Kathryn White, PhD 


    What the Thunder Said:

    Experiencing Creative Expression 

    in the Healing of Childhood Trauma


    Watch for Registration Opening!

     May 5, 2018


    10:30 am – 12:30 pm
    The New Haven Lawn Club
    193 Whitney Ave, New Haven

    Lunch will follow for all attendees



    Summary

    Madness, trauma and the creative process are intrinsically unconventional and disruptive. When we are the listener and observer, we can be discombobulated in our efforts to understand what we hear and witness. Exploring the landscape of uncertainty in creative and analytic work, this presentation also explores how the message of the creator is processed and reflected in relationship and how this challenges established perspectives. 


    The format of this presentation will be highly interactive, with a focus on a short film, case material, and discussion integrated throughout.


    The film, created by the patient, powerfully documents a series of interactions between the filmmaker and her severely mentally ill mother. Theoretical presentation will identify ways to utilize the work of Balint, Brothers and others to foster work with trauma, especially rage and the desire to forgive. 


    Speaker

    Kathryn White, PhD is a CSPP member, in private practice in New Haven, formerly supervising Clinical Faculty of the Department of Psychology at the University of Tennessee, and twice President of the Applanchian Psychoanalytic Society.



    Location

    The New Haven Lawn Club

    193 Whitney Ave, New Haven


    Conference Schedule

    10:00 – 10:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast

    10:30 – 12:30 Presentation

    12:30  –  1:00  Lunch for All Attendees


    To Register and Pay

    Register and pay online with your credit card or paypal.  


    To pay by check, print and fill out the registration form and mail with your check to Conference Registrar, Nir Yehudai, LMSW, 303 Mansfield St #1, New Haven, CT 06511 Mailed registrations must be postmarked by April 24 to qualify for early registration discount.

    Click here for mail in registration form. 


    Members - remember to log in to register as a member.


    Refunds will be given in full if the Conference Registrar, Nir Yehudai, LMSW, is contacted at Nir Yehudai no later than the Monday before the conference.


    Recommended Readings

    Relevant to this presentation, her review of Doris Brother's book, Toward a Psychology of Uncertainty: Trauma-Centered Psychoanalysis can be found at http://www.apadivisions.org/division-39/publications/reviews/uncertainty.aspx

     

    Additionally, her review of the Jungian Jerome Bernstein's book, Living in the Borderland: The Evolution of Consciousness and the Challenge of Healing Trauma is at  http://www.apadivisions.org/division-39/publications/reviews/borderland.aspx



    Participants 

    The conference is appropriate for professionals interested in the practice of psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy. The instructional level of this conference is intermediate.


    Learning Objectives

    1. Using modern psychoanalytic theory, analyze countertransference discomfort related to unusual or emotionally difficult content in order to enhance clinical listening and communication.


    2. Utilize psychoanalytic concepts of uncertainty to foster work with trauma, especially rage and the desire to forgive.


    5.  Increase awareness of the ways in which our strict adherence to a specific paradigm (be it clinical, social, or profit-based) can stifle the creative process of listening and engaging as a therapist.


    Continuing Education

    This conference has been approved for for 2 continuing education hours (NASW & Div. 39)


    Division 39 is committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in its continuing education activities. Participants are asked to be aware of needs for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program. If program content becomes stressful, participants are encouraged to process these feelings during discussion periods. If participants have special needs, we will attempt to accommodate them.

    Please address questions, concerns and any complaints to Ellen Nasper, PhD, at Ellen Nasper.


    Art: © Kathryn Grskovich White, Chên: The Arousing (Shock, Thunder) 2017

Past events

10 Dec 2017 Through An/Other Lens: Multicultural Perspectives
02 Dec 2017 Clinical Conference: Anton Hart, PhD Opening Up Subjects of Difference
12 Nov 2017 New Haven Region's Cinema & Psychoanalysis will discuss the film "Mother!"
12 Nov 2017 Socio-Political Group Meeting
08 Oct 2017 The Fairfield County Film Club will discuss the film “Julieta”
16 Sep 2017 Clinical Conference: Jonathan Shay, PhD Topic:  Moral Injury
18 Jun 2017 Fairfield Region's Psychoanalysis and Film series will be discussing: "Moonlight"
11 Jun 2017 The Diversity Work Group is offering a workshop on: "A Day in the Life of a Syrian Refugee"
10 Jun 2017 Fairfield Region Mini-Meeting: "Learning from our Patients: Living with and Recovering from Borderline Personality Disorder"
21 May 2017 Fairfield Region: Sharon Farber, PhD will discuss her book: “Celebrating The Wounded Healer Psychotherapist: Pain, Post -Traumatic Growth, And Self-Disclosure”
06 May 2017 Clinical Conference: Maria Elena Oliva, LCSW "A Healing Journey of the Bilingual Self: In Search of the Language of the Heart"
23 Apr 2017 New Haven Region Cinema and Psychoanalysis: "Fences"
09 Apr 2017 Thinking of Starting a Group?
02 Apr 2017 Fairfield County Film Club Program: "Elle"
25 Mar 2017 Nancy McWilliams: Self-Defeating Patterns and Personalities: Implications for Psychotherapy"
18 Mar 2017 New Haven Region Mini-Meeting: Jill Delaney, LCSW "Transference Focused Psychotherapy for Borderline patients"
25 Feb 2017 Fairfield County Special Program: Clinical Case Workshop
04 Feb 2017 The Diversity Committee's Series "Through An/Other Lens: Multicultural Perspectives" presents: "Uncomfortable conversations: a Discussion of Robin DiAngelo's "White Fragility"
28 Jan 2017 Clinical Conference: Richard Chefetz, MD "Dissociative Processes and Working with Chronic Shame"
15 Jan 2017 Fairfield County Film Club: "Indignation"
10 Dec 2016 Clinical Conference: Gurmeet Kanwal "Individuation - Becoming a Person Elsewhere
13 Nov 2016 Diversity Committee Workshop: The Inner Lives of Gender Non-Conforming and Transgender Youth, with Nancy Meyer Lustman, Ph.D.
12 Nov 2016 New Haven Region Mini-Meeting: "We Were Lost in Familiar Places"
23 Oct 2016 Clinical Workshop with Michael Feldman
23 Oct 2016 Clinical Workshop with Eileen McGinley
22 Oct 2016 Clinical Workshop with Eileen McGinley
22 Oct 2016 Clinical Workshop with Michael Feldman
22 Oct 2016 CSPP/WNEPS Joint Conference, with Michael Feldman: "Responding to Narcissism"
24 Sep 2016 Clinical Conference: Galit Atlas, PhD, "The Enigma of Desire"
07 May 2016 Clinical Conference: Norka Malberg, PhD
12 Mar 2016 Clinical Conference: Jane Tillman, PhD The Effect of Patient Suicide on Clinicians
06 Mar 2016 The Fairfield Region Film Club will discuss "Steve Jobs"
14 Feb 2016 New Haven Region Mini-Meeting with Barbara Marcus, PhD: "Working with Erotic Transferences: The Clinical Challenge of Otherness"
06 Feb 2016 Clinical Conference: Melanie Suchet, PhD Exploring Race from the Inside
17 Jan 2016 The Fairfield County Film Club
06 Dec 2015 Fairfield County Film Club: "Stories We Tell"
14 Nov 2015 Diversity Committee Workshop: Loretta Staples, LCSW: "Both & Neither: Biracial Identities"
04 Nov 2015 Hartford Region Mixer
31 Oct 2015 Clinical Conference: Judith Kantrowitz, PhD: Inevitable Intersubjectivities; Case Presentation by Susanne Weil, LCSW
19 Sep 2015 Suzanne Iasenza, PhD
16 May 2015 Mindfulness in Psychoanalysis and Meditation. Edward Ryan, PhD
11 Apr 2015 Genderqueer: One Family's Experience with Gender Variance. Presenters: Lisa Marcus PhD, Kenneth Marcus MD, Sara Yaxte, BA
15 Mar 2015 Psychoanalysis and the Cinema, Film Discussion: BOYHOOD
07 Feb 2015 Making room in one's mind for a child: How brain and mind change with parenthood. Presenter: Linda Mayes, MD
13 Dec 2014 Through An/Other Lens: Multicultural Perspectives Presenter: Nakia Hamlett, PhD, Rachel Torello, PsyD, Maria Elena Oliva, LCSW, PhD candidate
22 Nov 2014 Reconsidering Men and Masculinities: Developmental Conundrums and Clinical Quandaries Presenters: Michael J. Diamond, PhD, Donald Moss, MD, Sidney Phillips, MD
08 Nov 2014 Complexity Matters: Cultural Identity from a Psychoanalytic Perspective. Usha Tummala-Narra, PhD
06 Sep 2014 Body to Body. Toward a new theory of body development: Counter-transference and the therapist’s body. Susie Orbach, PhD
10 May 2014 Miriam Steele, PhD: Resolving Trauma by Enhancing Reflective Functioning: An Attachment Perspective.
22 Mar 2014 Clinical Conference: Irwin Hirsch on Narcissism, Mania, and Analysts' Envy of Patients
08 Feb 2014 Legal Issues in Clinical Practice: Jeffrey Pingpank, JD
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