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September 2017 – May 2018, Toronto Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis, ESSENTIALS OF PSYCHOANALYSIS
A 30-Session Certificate Program

This program is for those desiring to learn the basic principles and applications of psychoanalysis. This program will also help prepare those interested in applying to the four-year Psychoanalytic Training Program at the Toronto Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis who do not have training in psychoanalytic therapy.  Applications are due MAY 31,2017.

The program consists of weekly two-hour seminars covering the following topics:
Introduction to the Psychoanalytic Frame of Reference
Analytic Attitude Analytic Listening Character
Concepts of Development
Contemporary Perspectives on Psychopathology
Motivations and Drives Subjectivity and and The Self Object Relations
The Unconscious I: Primary Process and the Internal The Unconscious II: Dissociation and the Relational Concepts of Change
Empathy and Mentalization Transference Countertransference
Psychoanalytic Interventions

The final eight seminars will be devoted to case presentations and will be led by senior clinicians. Class members working in a psychoanalytically informed way will have the opportunity to present cases and clinical process will be discussed.

Calendar 2017 – 2018: Classes will be held on Tuesdays, 7:00 - 9:00 PM, at the University of Toronto (room TBA) from September 2017 through to May 2018.

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Saturday, October 14, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Transcending Trauma Through The Arts, Guest Presenters Spyros D. Orfanos, Ph.D. and Sophia Richman, Ph.D., 
George Ignatieff Theatre, University of Toronto, 15 Devonshire Place, Toronto, ON

Morning: Sophia Richman, Ph.D.: The Pathologizing Tilt in Holocaust Trauma Theorizing
This presentation challenges sweeping generalizations about survivors and identifies theoretical assumptions which have led to the pathologizing tilt in our trauma literature. It offers a more balanced view of Holocaust survivors which includes resilience and coping mechanisms like “healthy” dissociation and doubling as well as the use of artistic self-expression to work through traumatic experience. Case examples from literature and art illustrate the mending potential inherent in the creative process.

Afternoon: Spyros D. Orfanos, Ph.D.: The Creative Pulse and the Great Wound
The narrative of creativity and imagination throughout the history of psychoanalysis has involved acts of engagement and renunciation. The celebration of the uniquely creative individual is a modern phenomenon emerging in the eighteenth century. This has yielded to contemporary claims for the genius in us all. Drawing on the today’s relational views and deep contextualism , this multimedia presentation will examine two artists (the composer Mikis Theodorakis and the vocalist Lina Orfanos) whose lives have been marked by trauma. The focus will be on how they have fashioned their own vitality in uplifting service to artistic and activist pursuits.

This event is an accredited group learning activity (section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, approved by the Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA). The specific opinions and content of this event are not necessarily those of the CPA, and are the responsibility of the organizer(s) alone.

 For further details on learning objectives, speaker biographies please view the program brochure.

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 For more information please contact us at:      www.ticp.on.ca      |      416.288.8060 |        info@ticp.on.ca



November 9 - 11, 2017 - IFPE's 28th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference, Time, will be held at Lago Mar Resort, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Awardees: Alison Bechdel, Hans W. Loewald Memorial Award
Dana Amir, Ph.D. and Linda B. Sherby, Ph.D., Distinguished Psychoanalytic Educators



November 17 - 19, 2017 - ISPS-US 16th Annual Meeting - Portland, Oregon. www.isps-us.org

Psychosis in Context: Exploring Intersections in Diverse Identities and Extreme States
University Place Hotel
Cosponsored by the EASA Center for Excellence at PSU
A schedule and information on hotel, continuing education and accessibility are posted. The presenters represent an amazing array of perspectives on psychosis and extreme states.

Register today to reserve your place!


May 3 - 6, 2018, 13th International Sándor Ferenczi Conference, Ferenczi in Our Time and A Renaissance of Psychoanalysis, Florence, Italy