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2017

 

(6) Saturdays:  February 4, 18, March 4, 18,  April 1, 15, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy Seattle presents: “THE ENIGMA OF DESIRE; SEX, LONGING AND BELONGING in PSYCHOANALYSIS”

Instructors: Sally Bjorklund and Karol Marshall

LOCATION—210 West Galer Street on top of Queen Anne, Seattle, WA 98119

In May The Northwest Alliance will be hosting a visit from Galit Atlas PhD,  author of “The Enigma of Desire.” This book focuses on various levels of communication; between mothers and infants, between lovers, and between patients and therapists. She presents original ideas about sex being constructed in the tension between what she calls “enigmatic” and “pragmatic” dimensions. Each chapter begins with a clinical story which illustrates how both the therapist’s and patient’s desires emerge and interact in treatment. She discusses how known and unknown aspects of sexuality emerge, looking especially at female desire, sexual inhibition, pregnancy, and creativity. 

In this course we will read and discuss Atlas’ book.

Fee: $240

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER—Karol Marshall:  206 464 1955 karol@karolmarshall.com

NOTE—Class is limited to 10 participants. This class will be most appropriate for people with some familiarity with psychoanalytic and especially relational thinking. Because the subject matter includes exploration of intense feelings that may develop in treatment, we recommend this class for people who have some experience in supervised clinical practice.  

 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 1:00 PM –2:30 PM, OPEN HOUSE LUNCHEON & CLINICAL PRESENTATION FOR THOSE CONSIDERING POSTGRADUATE TRAINING
REFLECTIONS ON THE TREATMENT OF AN ANXIOUS, SCHOOL-REFUSING MIDDLE SCHOOL GIRL, WITH A FOCUS ON THE INTERPLAY OF DEVELOPMENT, PSYCHOLOGY, AND LEARNING STYLE

THE METROPOLITAN INSTITUTE FOR TRAINING
IN PSYCHOANALYTIC PSYCHOTHERAPY
160 West 86th Street, New York, NY 10024 ·  (212) 496-2858
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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 mitppnyc@aol.com.

Buffy Smith, Ph.D. will present the evolution of a case involving a 5th grader who came to treatment initially with school refusal and anxiety, and whose presentation over time began to include patterns suggestive of learning difference and neuro-psychological vulnerability.  This case presentation will describe the process of identifying and teasing apart the overlapping influences of typical developmental challenges, anxiety disorder, and learning style.  As is typical of many child cases, working with this girl required a good deal of collaboration with others, including with parents, evaluator, school, and learning specialist, and the complexities of this aspect of the treatment will be discussed as well.

Learning Objectives: Participants will have 1) an understanding of the diagnostic process with children , 2)  a greater knowledge with regard to the role of learning differences in the psychological lives of children, 3) knowledge of the necessity and process of collaborating with other professionals in the treatment of children.

PRESENTER:  Buffy Smith, Ph.D. Certificate in Clinical Training in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. Faculty and Supervisor: Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Child and Adolescent Program. Supervisor: Derner Institute for Advanced Psychological Study. Faculty: Bank Street College of Education, Department of Special Education. Member: American Psychological Association.

Training opportunities, including flexible scheduling and financial options to fit individual needs, will be described following the presentation.  Refreshments will be served.

 


Sunday, March 26, 2017, from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, THE INSTITUTE FOR EXPRESSIVE ANALYSIS, would like to invite you to our creative seminar event at The Tibet House, located at 22 West 15th Street, New York, New York, 10011 (btw. 5th and 6th Avenues).

The Becoming Room
the unfinished film of Bion’s: "A Memoir of the Future"

In the winter of 1982/83 a film was partly made in India based on Bion’s autobiographical writings, focusing in particular on A Memoir of the Future. For a variety of reasons, the film was never completed, but Meg Harris Williams (scriptwriter) will be showing the existing sequences and commenting on those that were filmed, and those not filmed. 

Bion always said he was not a psychoanalyst but, even in old age, he was ‘becoming’ an analyst, and he saw this as true of the developing personality in general. As his heroine Rosemary, based on his childhood Indian ayah, says: “I feel I am becoming it even if I do not and never shall understand what I am becoming or being.’ In this process a variety of voices, old and young, male and female, primitive and sophisticated, try to achieve ‘at-one-ment’ in the face of the unknowable truth or ‘O’.  The film illustrates the process in which the self-as-a-group tries to achieve a ‘disciplined debate’ in relation to questions which have their origin in childhood experience. 

Special guest Meg Harris Williams will come from London for the screening and discussion on Bion's movie.  Meg Harris Williams is an artist and writer, and has lectured widely on themes connected with psychoanalysis, art and literature in the UK, Europe, Scandinavia, and North and South America. She is editor of the Harris Meltzer Trust which recently published Teaching Bion (2015). Her own recent books are: The Vale of Soulmaking (2005), The Aesthetic Development (2010), Bion’s Dream (2010), Hamlet in Analysis (2014), and The Becoming Room (2016). 

About the film:
https://karnacology.com/tag/the-becoming-room/

Early Registration is $80, and $100 at the door of event.

Please make your check payable to the Institute for Expressive Analysis and mail your check or money order to:

Cecilia Land
IEA Program Chair
99 University Place 4th Floor
New York, New York 10003

We hope that you will join us for this special event.       Light refreshments will be served.  

The Institute for Expressive Analysis
www.ieanyc.org

 

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