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




    EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION DISCOUNT
    UNTIL JANUARY 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


    This Conference is a Collaboration of

    The Attachment Network of Connecticut

    The Connecticut Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology

    The Yale Child Study Center

        


    CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS


    Arietta Slade, PhD  

    The Fundamentals of Attachment Theory and Why They Matter


    Norka Malberg, PsyD  

    How Can Attachment Theory Help Us in the Real World?      


    14 Break-out Sessions

    On Applications of Attachment Theory in the classroom, clinical settings,  pediatric practice, post-incarceration family work, educational settings, re-thinking of the Disorganized attachment category, and more.


    For more information and to register CLICK: https://enhancingattachmentbonds.eventbrite.com    
    • 04 Mar 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 1912 Shippan Avenue, Stamford. CT 06902

    You are Invited to the


    CSPP Fairfield County Film Club:

    Psychoanalysis at the Movies


    2018 Winter Meeting


    Sunday, March 4, 2018


     11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

     

     “Mother!”

    a film by Darren Aronofsky

     

    Mother! is one of the most audacious and bizarre movies that a major studio has released in years. The director has never shied away from controversial filmmaking, but this deep dive into metaphorical horror finds him working in a register that feels crazy. Mother! is at times horrifying, at times riveting, at times baffling, and at times like nothing you’ve ever seen before. At its core, it is a film about the male ego, the female instinct, and the most horrifying thing in the world: people who want more from you than you can possibly give. CSPP members who attended Dan Shaw’s talk on Malignant Narcissism will find much to think about in this powerful film. “Mother!” is a perfect movie for a psychoanalytical audience.

     

    The movie is available on ITunes and Amazon instant video and on DVD and Blue Ray. Please view the film before the meeting.

     


    Location: 1912 Shippan Avenue, Stamford. CT 06902

     

    The Film Club is open to all CSPP members and you do not have to have attended earlier meetings to take part.

     

    RSVP to Susanne Weil at smweil@yahoo.com


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

    The Connecticut Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology

    Presents a Clinical Conference


    Deborah Luepnitz, PhD 


    The Name of the Piggle

    Rereading Winnicott's Classic Case 

    in Light Of Conversations with the adult "Gabrielle"





     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





    Speaker

    Deborah Luepnitz, PhD is the author of 3 books, including Schopenhauer's Porcupines, which has been translated into 6 languages. Dr Luepnitz has worked for 2 decades to foster a dialogue between the French and British psychoanalytic traditions, and her article, "Thinking in the Space Between Winnicott and Lacan" was published in the International Journal of Psychoanalysis in 2009. She is on the clinical faculty of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr Luepnitz is  the founder of "Insight For All", which connects homeless adults with psychoanalysts willing to work pro bono in Philadelphia.


    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


    A video and podcast can be found at:

    https://www.psychevisual.com/Video_by_Deborah_Luepnitz_on_Dreams_of_home_psychotherapy_with_formerly_homeless_adults.html


    Summary

    Forty years after publication, The Piggle is still studied around the world as an analytic  classic. In 2015, the patient, who had kept her identity  secret for 50 years, chose to disclose it to the presenter. Dr Luepnitz reconsiders the case in terms of information gleaned during their year of communication. Two areas not explored by Winnicott – i.e. the transgenerational transmission of trauma, and the importance of key signifiers ­– are discussed. The presenter suggests that this case lends support for the growing interest in a theory that can accommodate the insights of both Winnicott and Lacan.


    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 March 1 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

    1) Winnicott, D.W.   The Piggle: An Account of the Psychoanalytic Treatment of a Little Girl.  London: Hogarth.


    2) Luepnitz, D.  (2017) The name of the Piggle: Reconsidering Winnicott's classic case in Light of  some conversations with the adult "Gabrielle."  International Journal of Psychoanalysis. 98 (20) , 343-70. For a copy click HERE


    3) Luepnitz, D. (2009). Thinking in the space between Winnicott and Lacan. International Journal of Psychoanalysis.  90 (5), 957-81.


    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.  Explain what Winnicott meant by "psychoanalysis on demand."

     

    2.  Describe  how transgenerational transmission of trauma can inform symptoms in even a very young child.

     
    3.  Identify one aspect of the clinical material sidestepped by Winnicott that Lacan would have explored
    .


    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: Mary Cassatt, detail from Young Mother Sewing, Metropolitan Museum of Art

    • 18 Mar 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Home of Allison Brownlow, PhD

     Psychodynamics of Addiction: Treatment

     Within a Harm Reduction Model

     Presenter: Dean Leone, PhD


     

    Date: March 18, 2018 Time 2 - 4 PM



    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.

     

    Attendance is free, space is limited


    Place: Home of Allison Brownlow, PhD

    8 High Meadow Road, North Haven

     

    (High Meadow Road is a private road of Dixwell Ave.,

    on the border of Hamden and North Haven)


    Please sign up to attend at selfpsych@aol.com

    • 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

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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