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    • 14 Dec 2018
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Home of Dee Unterbach

    Holiday Party and Networking Gathering


    Friday, December 14th 4-6PM


    Home of Dee Unterbach

    228 Catalpa Rd

    Wilton 06897



    RSVP:  Susanne Weil


    • 12 Jan 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Home of Lois Fox

     The second annual mini meeting of

    "What's New in Psychiatry" 


     "Brain Circuitry Targeted Psychosocial Treatment for Bipolar Disorder"


    Speaker:  Dr. Hilary Blumberg

    John and Hope Furth Professor of Psychiatric Neuroscience and Professor of Psychiatry, and in the Child Study Center and of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging; Director, Mood Disorders Research Program

    Saturday, January 12th 2019 

    1-3PM


    Home of Lois Fox

    17 Wood Cock Lane

    Westport, CT 06880


    ** SPACE IS LIMITED **


    RSVP:   Susanne Weil


    • 20 Jan 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Home of George Hagman

    Fairfield Region Film Club


    Sunday January 20th 

    11:00 am - 1:00 pm


    Second annual classic film discussion:


    "Marnie" by Alfred Hitchcock



    Home of George Hagman

    1912 Shippan Avenue

    Stamford, Ct  


    ** SPACE IS LIMITED **


    RSVP:  Susanne Weil

    • 26 Jan 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • New Haven Lawn Club
    Register

    The Connecticut Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology

    Presents a Clinical Conference


    "More Than One Can Live”  

    Reconceiving Harm and Reparation

    in the Intersubjective  World


    Jessica Benjamin, PhD


    Saturday January 26, 2019


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

    Lunch will follow for all attendees


    Summary

    In the therapeutic process, we encounter impasses where one must seemingly harm or be harmed by the other, and it feels as though there is only room for one psyche to live. This was already implied by Klein’s writings, but this presentation will juxtapose her views to an intersubjective perspective. The theory of mutual regulation and recognition allows a reformulation both of the dilemma of harm and the conception of repair. 

    However, when there is a history of failed repair, even expressing a need for acknowledgment may be fearfully equated with being destructive to the needed other—the other who cannot tolerate the failure to be good. Thus both need for responsiveness and need for acknowledgment of failure have the imagined or real potential to so destabilize the other that being injured and harming the other become conflated. How does our clinical work enable us to create/recreate with our patients the sense of a lawful, meaningful world (representation) in which both can live? 


    Speaker

    Jessica Benjamin is a practicing psychoanalyst in New York City, where she is a supervising faculty member at the Relational Track of the New York University Postdoctoral Psychology program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis as well as a founding board member and faculty of the Mitchell Center for Relational Studies. She was a co-founder of the International Association of Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy and the journal Studies in Gender and Sexuality and on the editorial board of Psychoanalytic Dialogues.


    Dr Benjamin is known as a contributor to the development of relational psychoanalysis and its interrelation with feminism as well as the theory of intersubjectivity. She is the author of three books: The Bonds of LoveLike Subjects, Love ObjectsShadow of the Other. Her most frequently cited article is "Beyond Doer and Done to: an Intersubjective view of Thirdness" (Psa. Quarterly 2004). She directed The Acknowledgment Project (2004-2010), a series of dialogues between Israeli and Palestinian mental health professionals and participated in a video project on Combatants for Peace, movingbeyondviolence.org available on line. Her most recent book Beyond Doer and Done To: Recognition Theory, Intersubjectivity and the Third was published in July 2017.


    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  –  1:30  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, Matt Brennan, LCSW, 738 Townsend Ave, New Haven, CT 06512 Mailed registrations must be postmarked by January 15 to qualify for early registration discount.


    Refunds will be given in full if the Conference Registrar, Matt Brennan, LCSW, is contacted at Matt Brennan no later than the Monday before the conference.


    Click HERE for MS Word version of the mail in registration form. 


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


    Recommended Readings

     TBA -check back later.


    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

    Participants will learn:

    • To make clinical use of the idea of intersubjective rupture and repair and its developmental origins. 
    • The meaning and application of the concept of the idea of the moral Third and how it guides the therapist in clinical impasses that involve the “doer-done to” complementarity.
    • Will be able to evaluate and discern when acknowledgment and disclosure by the analyst are helpful, especially when there are problems of dissociation and shame. 


    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: Katsushika Hokusai,The Suspension Bridge on the Border of Hida and Etchū Provinces (Hietsu no sakai tsuribashi), from the series Remarkable Views of Bridges in Various Provinces (Shokoku meikyō kiran) ca. 1830. Metropolitan Museum of Art. 

    • 16 Mar 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • New Haven Lawn Club

    The Connecticut Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology

    Presents a Clinical Conference



    Ingi Soliman

    March 16, 2019


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

    Lunch will follow for all attendees



    Summary



    Speaker

    Ingi Soliman 


    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  –  1:30  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, Matt Brennan, LCSW, 738 Townsend Ave, New Haven, CT 06512 Mailed registrations must be postmarked by March 5 to qualify for early registration discount.


    Refunds will be given in full if the Conference Registrar, Matt Brennan, LCSW, is contacted at Matt Brennan no later than the Monday before the conference.


    Click HERE for MS Word version of the mail in registration form, HERE for the PDF. 


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


    Recommended Readings




    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


    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.



    • 23 Mar 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Psychodynamics of Addiction: Treatment

     Within a Harm Reduction Model

     Presenter: Dean Leone, PhD


    Date: Saturday, March 23, 2:00pm to 4:00pm


    Attendance is free, space is limited.



    This presentation will offer an overview of the psychodynamic contribution to understanding addiction with a specific focus on the role that shame and unhealthy attachment patterns play in addiction. How these patterns interfere with recovery will also be reviewed.

    The Harm reduction model will be discussed as a framework for substance abuse treatment as it offers a common-sense approach that helps an addict gradually relinquish maladaptive defenses that more immediately reduce the negative consequences associated with addiction.

    Dean Leone, Ph.D. recently retired from the Forensic Division of Connecticut Valley Hospital where he served as Department Chair and as a unit-based psychologist focusing on the treatment of sexual and substance abuse disorders. He is certified in the Circle of Security Model for the treatment of attachment disorders.  He currently maintains a private practice in Westport and Guilford CT where he will soon be opening an IOP for substance abuse treatment.




    Location: Home of Nellie Filippopoulos


    RSVP by contacting Ryan Ochoa, Psy.D. (Hartford Regional Representative) at r.ochoa.psyd@gmail.com.


    Address will be provided upon receipt of RSVP


    • 04 Apr 2019
    • 06 Apr 2019
    • Philadelphia, PA

    Div39 Main Banner


    RESONANT (ADJ.)

    1. Deep, clear, and continuing to sound or ring;

    2. Having the ability to evoke enduring images, memories or emotions.

    Psychoanalysis is a craft which seeks to continually discover, recognize and liberate the deep voices within us all which resonate through our individual lives and help shape our collective experience. Within the analytic relationship, voices which have been sequestered, muted or overly dominant may be known in a way which brings forth the possibility of creating something new, even as past trauma is witnessed and mourned. All of this occurs in a context of a deepening appreciation of differences which coexist with the overlapping experience and unique features of identity: race, gender, class, sexuality, ethnicity, physical abilities and spirituality. Coming to an authentic experience of mutuality is a journey within these facets of our shared experience as well as the settings and cultural contexts which shape how we live, work, and come to know ourselves and one another, through the experience of collision and conflict, and the attainment of greater harmonic accord.

    Our program will take place in Philadelphia, a city rich in a history of foundational events in the life of our nation, as well as a complex multicultural urban landscape. This is a city which resonates with many communities of vibrancy and challenge, where trauma coexists with deeply felt passion and creativity. One of Philadelphia’s most powerful witness to diversity is the Mural Arts Project, in which the lives, commitments and creativity of so many of our citizens are celebrated. This project is but one of the cultural expressions in Philadelphia that forms the landscape for our reflection of how psychoanalysis continues to be a unique means of understanding and enriching our intersecting experiences.


    For more details and to register go to: www.division39springmeeting.com/


    For questions regarding the program, email Joseph Schaller, PsyD and Matthew Whitehead, PsyD, Co-Chairs, at div39springmeeting2019@gmail.com


    For questions regarding logistics, email Natalie Lewis, Conference Coordinator at div39phila@natalieshear.com

     


    • 07 Apr 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Home of Allison Brownlow
    • 20

    New Haven Region Mini-Meeting

    Sunday, April 7

    2 - 4 pm


    "Surfing the Mind-Body Interface"


    Presenter: Jenifer Nields, MD




    Dr Nields is an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine where she supervises residents in

    long-term psychodynamic psychotherapy. She has published numerous articles and book chapters on neuropsychiatric Lyme disease, as well as articles on psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, and religion, and  is a member of the national Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry. She has a particular interest in mind-body interactions, the psychological effects of chronic illness, and the factors that contribute to resilience. She is a certified neurofeedback practitioner as well as a psychotherapist in Fairfield, Connecticut.


    Dr. Nields will present a clinical case for discussion.




    • 04 May 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • New Haven Lawn Club

    The Connecticut Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology

    Presents a Clinical Conference


    Ghislaine Boulanger

    Topic: Psychoanalytic Consultation in Community Clinics


    May 4, 2019


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

    Lunch will follow for all attendees



    Summary



    Speaker

    Ghislaine Boulanger 


    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  –  1:30  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, Matt Brennan, LCSW, 738 Townsend Ave, New Haven, CT 06512 Mailed registrations must be postmarked by April 23 to qualify for early registration discount.


    Refunds will be given in full if the Conference Registrar, Matt Brennan, LCSW, is contacted at Matt Brennan no later than the Monday before the conference.


    Click HERE for MS Word version of the mail in registration form, HERE for the PDF. 


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


    Recommended Readings




    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


    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.



    • 02 Nov 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • New Haven Lawn Club


    Otto Kernberg, Frank Yeomans, and

    Diana Diamond


    will be presenting conference 

    cosponsored by 


    The Connecticut Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology, and 

    The Western New England Psychoanalytic Society


    November 2, 2019


    8:30 AM - 2:00 PM


    At the New Haven Lawn Club



    The conference with focus on working with difficult clinical issues using the Transference Focused Psychotherapy (TFP) model.


    Details to follow.

Past events

01 Dec 2018 Clinical Conference: Mary-Joan Gerson: The “Present” in Couples Therapy: Moments of Transformation
17 Nov 2018 Fairfield Region Planning Meeting for a Peer Study/Supervision Group
11 Nov 2018 Fairfield County: Group for Child & Adolescent Therapists
11 Nov 2018 New Haven Mini-Meeting: Ellen Nasper, PhD: “Integrating DBT methods and psychodynamic theory with individual patients in private practice”
03 Nov 2018 Hartford Region Coffee & Conversation
24 Oct 2018 Hartford Region Coffee & Conversation
14 Oct 2018 Fairfield County Film Club's Fall Meeting
10 Oct 2018 Hartford Region Coffee & Conversation
29 Sep 2018 Clinical Conference: Steve Kuchuck – On The Limitations of Love: Desire and Loss in Psychoanalysis
02 Jun 2018 Fairfield Region Mini Meeting: "Art, Creativity, and Psychoanalysis: Aesthetic Perspectives on Psychoanalytic Treatment"
20 May 2018 Fairfield Region Film Club: "Phantom Thread"
12 May 2018 New Haven Region Meeting: Ira Moses, PhD: "Beyond the Surface: The Psychodynamic Challenges of Once A Week Sessions"
05 May 2018 Clinical Conference: Kathryn White, PhD "What the Thunder Said: Experiencing Creative Expression in the Healing of Childhood Trauma"
22 Apr 2018 Fairfield Region Meeting: Grete Laine: “Thwarted Developmental Yearnings: Cumulative Trauma and its Sequelae"
18 Mar 2018 New Haven Region Meeting: Dean Leone, PhD: Psychodynamics of Addiction: Treatment Within a Harm Reduction Model
10 Mar 2018 Clinical Conference: Deborah Luepnitz, PhD Topic: The Name of the Piggle: Rereading Winnicott in Light of Conversations with the Adult
04 Mar 2018 Fairfield County Film Club: Psychoanalysis at the Movies: "Mother"
02 Mar 2018 Attachment Conference: "Enhancing Attachment Bonds in Clinical, Community, Family and Educational Settings"
18 Feb 2018 Hartford Region's "Meet-and-Greet"
27 Jan 2018 Fairfield County Mini-Meeting: What’s New in Psychopharm, with Hassan Minhas MD
20 Jan 2018 Clinical Conference: Daniel Shaw, LCSW Topic: Traumatic Narcissism: Relational Systems of Subjugation
14 Jan 2018 New Haven Region's Cinema & Psychoanalysis: The Netflix original film “The Meyerowitz Stories”
17 Dec 2017 Fairfield County Film Club will be discussing "Separate Tables"
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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