IFPE Organizational Member Events:
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Sunday, April 23, 2017 * 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM, The Institute for Expressive Analysis Creative Seminar Series: An Afternoon of IEA Student Presentations
Presented by: Britton Williams, LCAT, Vanessa Hannah Bright, LP, & Meredith Glidden, LCAT
Discussant: Kristin Long, LCAT, LP
Location: Greenwich House * 27 Barrow Street, 4th Floor * New York, NY 10014
Unconscious Messages: Exploring the Impact of Assumptions, Biases & Stereotypes
Britton Williams is a psychotherapist in private practice and is in her second year of study at IEA. She is a graduate of NYU’s Drama Therapy program and has worked with children, adolescents, and adults in residential treatment facilities, domestic violence shelters, day treatment programs, and hospitals. Britton’s work and research focuses on the impact of assumptions, biases, and stereotypes on individuals, relationships and communities. She currently works with adults and children in her private practice in Herald Square (www.thehealingstage.com) and at New York Presbyterian Hospital.
Where’s My Face?: The Search for Authenticity Using Bodily Countertransference
Vanessa Hannah Bright is near final completion of IEA and has received her License in Psychoanalysis last year. She also has a Master’s in Acupuncture from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (New York) and is a licensed acupuncturist. She is a writer and publishes an independent blog called “Loving Psychoanalysis” where she explores the psychoanalysis of everyday experience, as well as her process of becoming (and being) a psychoanalyst. She now has a private practice, where she integrates her knowledge of Chinese Medicine, Buddhism, and somatic meditation with psychoanalytic work. www.vanessahannahbright.com.
The Possibilities of Dreaming: The Use of a Student Analyst's Dreams in Clinical Supervision
Meredith Glidden is a psychotherapist in private practice and is an advanced analytic student at the Institute for Expressive Analysis. Meredith received her Master’s degree in Drama Therapy from New York University. She has worked with dual diagnosis patients in Mt. Sinai Hospital's psychiatric department and has extensive experience working with adolescents and families in both school and therapeutic settings. Meredith currently works with adults and adolescents in her private practice in the West Village.
Light refreshments will be served. This event is free, but please reserve your space at our website:
Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 1:00 PM –2:30 PM, RACISM IN THE CLINICAL SETTING IN THE POST-OBAMA WORLD
OPEN HOUSE LUNCHEON & CLINICAL PRESENTATION
FOR THOSE CONSIDERING POSTGRADUATE TRAINING
THE METROPOLITAN INSTITUTE FOR TRAINING
IN PSYCHOANALYTIC PSYCHOTHERAPY
160 West 86th Street, New York, NY 10024 · (212) 496-2858
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PRESENTER: Joseph S. Reynoso, Ph.D. City College of New York, Clinical Doctoral Program. Faculty and Supervisor: Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Adult Program.
Faculty: Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Child and Adolescent Program. Adjunct Psychology Professor: Barnard College. Supervisor: Clinical Psychology Program, City College of New York; Clinical Psychology Internship of The NYPI/Columbia University Medical Center. Book Review Editor: Psychoanalytic Psychology (Division 39 APA Journal). Member: Division of Psychoanalysis of The American Psychological Association.
LOCATION: 160 West 86th Street (outside entrance, between Amsterdam & Columbus Avenues)
RSVP: Space is limited. There is no fee but you must reserve in advance. For reservations: please contact Ivy Vale, Registrar, at (212) 496-2858 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Training opportunities, including flexible scheduling and financial options to fit individual needs, will be described following the presentation. Refreshments will be served.
For the past 25 years, psychoanalysts have increasingly addressed the unconscious dynamics underpinning racist states of mind. Dr. Reynoso challenges us to acknowledge the ubiquity of unconscious organizing principles based on racial hatred in even the most politically liberal of minds. The pragmatic efficiency of racist templates enables us to defend against the ever-present threat of intolerable anxieties in all individuals. Dr. Reynoso will use this framework to discuss clinical material in the psychoanalytic treatments of both children and adults. Specific attention will be given to ways of attending to and processing one’s countertransference to access projected malevolent self and object representations. This presentation will be clinically-driven and aim to help clinicians, even those just contemplating training, increase their competency to identify and make use of racially-framed aggression in their clinical practice.
Learning Objectives: Participants will be able to 1) identify how covert and implicit forms of racism get expressed in unconscious self-object representational dyads, 2) use object relations concepts to explain how racist states of mind can serve to protect against primitive anxieties in both the clinician and patient, 3) give examples of different technical interventions that can be used to work with internal racist transference-countertransference configurations.
SATURDAY, MAY 13, 2017 , 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Breakfast at 9:30 a.m., CHANGES IN THE THERAPIST’S LIFE: THEIR IMPACT ON THE PATIENT, THE THERAPIST AND THE DYAD (A Clinical Workshop),
PRESENTER: ANN RUDOVSKY, LCSW
Changes in the therapist’s life often have a profound but unacknowledged impact on the treatment. These may include illness in the therapist as well as in his/her family members, impending separation, divorce, the birth of a child, especially a child with developmental or physical problems, and/or the emergence of severe conflicts with an adolescent. At the extreme, the therapist may be dealing with a death of a family member or catastrophic illness involving actual life or death issues. Whenever the nature of the crisis in the therapist’s personal life, however well-concealed it may seem, there are heightened transference and countertransference responses connected to a joint wish to collude in avoiding what seems like a shift in the therapist’s connection to his/her patient. The therapist can become overwhelmed by a variety of disturbing emotions: feelings of shame, guilt, anger, helplessness and narcissistic injury that accompany the reality of physical illness or another problem in himself/herself or family member. If he/she is in treatment, especially one involving chemotherapy or radiation, there are often side effects that may cause fatigue, nausea and depression. The therapist may also be struggling with significant practical and financial considerations. For the patient there may be a wish to turn away from threatening realities which might include a period of separation, changes in session times, a fear that one’s own aggression and destructive wishes have caused this calamity as well as the threat of loss of the object. In many cases, patients and therapists collude with each other to evade painful actualities about the knowns as well as the many unknowns that need to be faced and tolerated. Illness and disruption in the therapist’s life or of a family member is not a rare occurrence, yet so little has been written on this subject. This workshop will consider the questions about the impact of this reality as it enters the treatment, the handling of the therapist’s and patient’s various emotional responses, as well as questions about how and when to share information.
LOCATION: The Metropolitan Center for Mental Health
1090 St. Nicholas Avenue (located on West 165th Street
between St. Nicholas and Amsterdam Avenues, downstairs
level next to Church Santa Rosa de Lima)
FEE: $50 includes refreshments (no fee to MCMH staff)
$30 Student Fee (includes refreshments), with proof of student status
On site registration: $60 or $40 (students with proof of student status)
No fee to MCMH Staff members.
SPACE FOR THE WORKSHOP IS LIMITED. REGISTRATION IS ACCEPTED ON A FIRST-COME FIRST-SERVED BASIS.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS MAY 11, 2017. On-site registration fee applies after that date.
May 31-June 2nd 2017, INTERNATIONAL PSYCHOHISTORICAL ASSOCIATION 40th ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Co-sponsored by the NYU Silver School of Social Work and the Object Relations Institute for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis (ORI)
Topic: EXPLORING THE INTERSECTIONS BETWEEN HISTORY AND PSYCHOLOGY
Where: New York University Kimmel Center for University Life; 60 Washington Square South, 9th Floor New York, NY
CALL FOR PROPOSALS is extended through March 5th, 2017
For more information about the last year’s presentations titles and abstracts, visit http://orinyc.org/Psychohistory-conf-2016.html
To register, please visit http://www.psychohistory.us/conference-and-membership.php
SAVE THE DATE! November 9 - 11, 2017 - IFPE's 28th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference, Time, will be held at Lago Mar Resort, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Save the Date! November 17 - 19, 2017 - ISPS-US 16th Annual Meeting - Portland, Oregon. www.isps-us.org