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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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Friday, October 20, 2017 – 7:30 PM, The Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy,
The Metropolitan Center for Mental Health and The Metropolitan Society of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists invite you to a scientific meeting: 
Treating children and adolescents can be extremely fulfilling and fun, as well as complex and difficult.  Navigating the engagement of parents while maintaining confidentiality and boundaries can feel like “walking on a tightrope without a safety net.” This presentation will help facilitate and may challenge your understanding and knowledge of the dynamics involved in working with children and adolescents and their parents.   Shelly Petnov-Sherman will use clinical material to illustrate these dynamics.  She will also discuss her countertransference with this group of patients and how it has impacted and informed the treatment.  This presentation will include how she came to this work and the trials she has endured, as well as how her ways of working have evolved over time.
No registration or fee required.  Refreshments served following the presentation.
Reidy Hall of Unitarian Church of All Souls
1157 Lexington Avenue  (between 79th & 80th Streets)
New York, NY

For further information: email mitppnyc@aol.com, visit www.MITPP.org or phone (212) 496-2858



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.ABPP, 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