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2018

 

May 30 - June 1st, 2018, Annual conference of the international psychohistorical association (sponsored by ori)

Conference Theme: The INTERSECTION of PSYCHOLOGY, HISTORY, and CULTURE 
New York University, 60 Washington Square South, NYC

VIRTUAL PARTICIPATION (new) will be offered (for those who are not able to attend in person) - via gotomeeting platform, with minimal technical requirements
2018th IPA Annual Conference will bring together psychologists, historians, psychohistorians, social workers, psychiatrists, psychoanalysts, social scientists, and more. Presentations will focus primarily on the intersection of psychology, history, and culture.  

Keynote Speakers:
Carol Gilligan: Women's Different Voices in Israel   
James Gilligan: The Development of the Modern Self

Featured Speakers:
Harold P. Blum: The Tale of Two Letters: Psychohistorical Illumination of Creativity & Inter-generational Conflict
George Makari: Soul Machine: The Invention of the Modern Mind
Daniel Shaw: The Charismatic Power of the Traumatizing Narcissist
Michael Milburn and Sheree D. Conrad: The Childhood Roots of Authoritarianism and Right Wing Ideology

Brandy Lee: Violence
Brian D'Agostino: Beyond Sacred Cows and Scapegoats: Displacement, Ideology, and the Future of Democracy

 CEU INFORMATION: Pending

For more information about various presentations and the schedule, visit http://orinyc.org/IPA2018-Psychohistory-NYU.htmlFor conference fees, visit: http://www.psychohistory.us/conference-and-membership.php

For more information about the conference, feel free to contact the IPA’ president, Ken Fuchsman, at kfuchsman@gmail.com


 

FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, & SATURDAY, JUNE 16, 10:00 AM – 12:00 noon    4 Contact Hours  FEE: $90
Upper West Side location TBA
TRIANGULATION AND THE COUPLE
Instructor: Vivian Eskin, Ph.D.

METROPOLITAN INSTITUTE FOR TRAINING IN PSYCHOANALYTIC PSYCHOTHERAPY
Phone: (212) 496-2858
Email: mitppnyc@aol.com     Website: www.MITPP.org


This seminar will highlight contemporary psychoanalytic concepts relevant to thinking about triangulation, beginning with the Kleinian ideas about the oedipal situation and how this may manifest itself in the couple relationship. Discussion and exploration of concepts such as:  ’the third position,’ ‘shared psychic space’ and the ‘creative couple.’  These ideas will be used to help participants think about how early life impacts triangular space, sexuality and closeness. Participants will discuss the Kleinian ideas related to the oedipal situation, explore the meaning of the concepts the ‘third position’ and the ‘creative couple,’ and identify the theoretical implications for understanding the how a couple may negotiate psychic life.


 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM  3 Contact Hours   FEE: $65
1133 Broadway, Suite #92 (between 25th & 26th Street)
PREGNANCY: THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY
Instructor: Alexandra Cattaruzza, MS, LP, FIPA
METROPOLITAN INSTITUTE FOR TRAINING IN PSYCHOANALYTIC PSYCHOTHERAPY
Phone: (212) 496-2858
Email: mitppnyc@aol.com     Website: www.MITPP.org

Pregnancy is a time of transformation. The future mother has to prepare as her world is forever changed. Her body, her psyche, her relationships and her environment are rapidly transformed by this experience. When the baby arrives she has to grapple with adjusting to a new little human whose survival depends on her. During this fragile time, complications may arise giving way to psychopathology that will have a lasting impact on the psychological development of the baby. As a result, it is of the utmost importance to intervene as early as possible and help get the dyad back on track to a healthy and happy experience. Participants will gain an understanding of pregnancy, its psychological manifestations and symptoms, understand the main types of postnatal psychopathology and learn about treatment considerations during pregnancy and after childbirth.
 


SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM   3 Contact Hours   FEE: $65
1225 Park Avenue, #1A  (between 95th & 96th Street)
THE ARRIVAL OF THE FITTEST: AN INVITATION TO DOING CLINICAL WORK WITH IMMIGRANTS AND POLITICAL ASYLUM SEEKERS
Instructor: William Salton, Ph.D.
METROPOLITAN INSTITUTE FOR TRAINING IN PSYCHOANALYTIC PSYCHOTHERAPY
Phone: (212) 496-2858
Email: mitppnyc@aol.com     Website: www.MITPP.org

Millions of people all over the world are forced to flee their native countries as a result of persecution, usually, due to race, religion, nationality, political opinion or social group. Although many immigrants show signs of resilience, they also have many psychiatric problems and psychosocial needs. Most immigrants are poor, lost, lonely and troubled when they finally find their way to mental health providers. The clinician must learn how to understand and help them.  This workshop will discuss ways to make therapeutic connections with recent immigrants combining our understanding of trauma theory and multicultural psychotherapy to form strategies to create meaningful clinical connections with recent immigrants and also explore the inherent limitations of this process. We will discuss the therapist’s role in the legal world of the immigrant. Clinicians can be invaluable to immigrants by providing services like hardship immigration evaluations and psychological affidavits for political asylum seekers.  Resources will be offered for handling theses evaluations and affidavits. The specific types of countertransferences that arise in evaluating immigrants who have experienced serious hardship in another country, coupled with the very different countertransferences inherent in dealing with the legal system will be addressed. Participants will: learn about the challenges and triumphs of the immigration experience, how to be helpful to immigrants in other than “strictly psychotherapeutic” ways, such as by providing hardship immigration evaluations and affidavits for political asylum, and develop strategies to handle the various countertransferences that arise in working with immigrants.


 

FRIDAY, JUNE 29, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM   8 Contact Hours  FEE: $180                
SATURDAY, JUNE 30, 9:00 PM - 4:00 PM                        
160 West End Ave, #1N (between West End and Amsterdam Avenues)

HEARTSPACE: CONVERGENCE AND DIVERGENCE IN RELIGION AND PSYCHOTHERAPY - INTERCONNECTIONS AND DIFFERENCES BETWEEN RELIGION AND PSYCHOTHERAPY
Instructor: Robert Gunn, Ph.D.

METROPOLITAN INSTITUTE FOR TRAINING IN PSYCHOANALYTIC PSYCHOTHERAPY
Phone: (212) 496-2858
Email: mitppnyc@aol.com     Website: www.MITPP.org

In his Future of an Illusion and Civilization and Its Discontents, Freud was deeply critical and skeptical about religion. Jung, on the other hand, saw some positive possibilities as well as destructive ones in religions’ capacity to stimulate and support the process of individuation. Is there such a thing as a healthy religion? What is an unhealthy religion? What do religion and psychotherapy have in common? Are there clear distinctions to be made between the two processes? How do we evaluate the differences as well as similarities between the spiritual and the psychological? A New York licensed Mental Health Counselor in private practice in Manhattan for over forty years, an ordained Protestant Pastor in the United Church of Christ and an ordained Soto Zen Buddhist priest and Hoshi in the White Plum Asangha, Robert Kaku Gunn, Ph.D., will introduce the topic on Friday evening and guide us through the many facets and questions these two profound perspectives raise for us personally and professionally. In this workshop, participants will learn to identify and work with the overlapping as well the conflicting areas between psychotherapy and religion; to identify and work with both the potential health and/or psychopathology of religious practice; and to navigate specific religious resistances to psychological insight.

 

MONDAYS, JUNE 18, 25, JULY 9, 16 (NO CLASS JULY 2), 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM   6 Contact Hours   FEE: $135
145 East 35th Street, #5FE (between Lexington and 3rd Aves)

PSYCHOTHERAPY AND "THE BUDDHIST WHEEL OF LIFE & DEATH"   
Instructor: Seiso Paul Cooper, MS, LP

METROPOLITAN INSTITUTE FOR TRAINING IN PSYCHOANALYTIC PSYCHOTHERAPY
Phone: (212) 496-2858
Email: mitppnyc@aol.com     Website: www.MITPP.org

The "Wheel" functions as a graphic visual representation of cyclic existence or “samsara.” It is comprised of a series of concentric circles that detail how the mind is structured and functions. It serves as a template for mapping out and understanding internal mental processes, the range of emotional and psychological states that contribute to our sense of identity and their relational manifestations, which expands our awareness and choices that in turn can contribute to compassionate and constructive responses to self and others and that provides an alternate and effective way to understand individuals and families who seek our help. his four-session experiential and didactic workshop will examine the elements and dimensions of the wheel in relation to psychoanalytic concepts and practices with an eye toward personal growth and the therapeutic process and will include applications to meditation practice. Participants will identify all components of the Wheel of Life and Death, understand core psychological motivations from a Buddhist perspective, and apply basic principles from the Wheel of Life and Death to clinical practice.


 

SUNDAY, JUNE 24, 1:00 PM – 4:OO PM   3 Contact Hours    FEE: $65
120 East 34th Street, #11G (between Park & Lexington Avenues)

BUILDING AND MAINTAINING A PRIVATE PRACTICE IN 2018
Instructors:
Barbara L. Reichenthal, LCSW, BCD, Alison Baker, LCSW, Ruby Benjamin, LP, Ed.D., Alison Hickman, LCSW

METROPOLITAN INSTITUTE FOR TRAINING IN PSYCHOANALYTIC PSYCHOTHERAPY
Phone: (212) 496-2858
Email: mitppnyc@aol.com     Website: www.MITPP.org

This three-hour workshop is designed to help clinicians begin building and maintaining a private practice with adults and/or children and adolescents. The focus will be on the mechanics of starting and maintaining a practice, and will include assessing needs for office space, locating an office, determining whether or not to participate on managed care panels and how to apply to them, issues in fee setting, marketing, developing a referral network, HIPAA (Privacy Law) requirements, electronically conducted sessions, record keeping, and developing collegial and supervisory supports. The clinical dimensions that arise around these issues will also be raised. Special attention will be paid to “frame issues” that arise where aspects of clinical phenomena may get overlooked or “lost” in managed care rules and regulations around the frequency of sessions, payments for missed sessions, and other such matters.  Participants will be able to identify: two clinical considerations in looking for office space and maintaining their office systems, two clinical issues in maintenance of clinical records/notes, and two aspects of frame issues that may get lost incompliance with managed care regulations.


WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM     3 Contact Hours  FEE: $65
140 West 69TH Street, #29A (between Broadway & Columbus Avenues)

TREATING GENDER NON-CONFORMING CHILDREN AND THEIR PARENTS
Instructor: Kim S. Kleinman, LCSW, MS

METROPOLITAN INSTITUTE FOR TRAINING IN PSYCHOANALYTIC PSYCHOTHERAPY
Phone: (212) 496-2858
Email: mitppnyc@aol.com     Website: www.MITPP.org

The knowledge base concerning the development of gender non-conforming people has expanded exponentially in the last ten years.  This course will survey the history of treating gender variant children and help to identify what type of developmental help can be tailored to the particular child in our office. We will also discuss the path toward the development of a positive gender identity for a child who experiences themselves as different.  What are the issues related to "puberty blockers."   What are the issues around gender transitioning?  What are the social skills necessary for the development of resilience for a child that may experience social negativity about their gender expression? In this course the participants will be able to identify: phases of the development of a gender identity, identify the pros and cons of medical/surgical interventions, and will easily disambiguate gender identity and sexual object choice.

The New York State Education Department has approved these courses for contact hours (CEUs) for LMSWs, LCSWs, 

LMHCs and LPs. A certificate will be emailed upon request to those who attend all sessions, complete an evaluation and pay an administrative fee of $15. There is no charge for those affiliated with MITPP, MCMH or MSPP.

 

Tuesdays, OCTOBER 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2018    12:00 Noon - 1:30 PM
LOCATION: 200 East 89th Street, Apt. 45 B/C, between 2nd & 3rd Avenues, New York, NY, 
METROPOLITAN INSTITUTE FOR TRAINING IN PSYCHOANALYTIC PSYCHOTHERAPY

BASIC CONCEPTS IN A PLURALISTIC ANALYTIC LANDSCAPE
ARNOLD RICHARDS, M.D.

Dr. Arnold Richards will compare essential concepts in psychoanalytic theory from Freudian, Kleinian, Object Relational, Relational and Intersubjective perspectives. Transference, countertransference, interpretation, dreams and dreaming, self-disclosure and self-revelation will be explored in depth in this five-week lunch hour seminar, open to the professional community. This is an extraordinary opportunity to study these concepts in depth with a seminal thinker, gifted teacher and prolific contributor to psychoanalysis.
 
Learning objectives:
This workshop will help attendees describe 1) the differences between psychoanalytic theories, 2) the evolution of pluralism in psychoanalysis, and 3) the common threads among psychoanalytic theories.
 
Arnold Richards, M.D. Faculty: Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Adult Program. Training and Supervising Analyst: New York Psychoanalytic Institute. Recipient: Distinguished Contributor Award, American Psychoanalytic Association. Member: New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, American Psychological Association, Division 39, Section 10, New York Freudian Society, Psychoanalytic Association of New York, Western New York Psychoanalytic Society, Lake Oscawana Psychoanalytic Society. Honorary Member: American Institute of Psychoanalysis/Karen Horney Clinic, New Jersey Psychoanalytic Society. Arnold Richards was the Editor of  The Journal of The American Psychoanalytic Association (JAPA, 1994 - 2003) and Editor of The American Psychoanalyst (TAP, newsletter of The American Psychoanalytic Association), for three years prior to that. He is the Editor of internationalpsychoanalysis.net and the Publisher of ipbooks.net. Dr Richards was a winner of the Mary S. Sigourney Award (2000) and the Hans Loewald Awardee of the IFPE (2013). He is the author of Controversial Conversations: Selected papers of Arnold Richards, Volume 1, published by ipbooks, and a multitude of other books and papers.

DATES & TIME: FEE: $125
                                                
The New York State Education Department has approved this course for 7.5 contact hours (CEUs) for LMSWs, LCSWs, LMHCs and LPs. A certificate will be emailed upon request to those who sign the attendance sheet at the end of the workshop, complete an evaluation and pay an administrative fee of $15. There is no administrative fee for those affiliated with MITPP, MCMH or MSPP.       For further information: (212) 496-2858   mitppnyc@aol.com

 

October 25 - 27, 2018 -IFPE's 29th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference: UNSILENCING, Mayflower Park Hotel, Seattle, Washington www.ifpe.org/2018-conference/

 

November 9-11, 2018, Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Wholeness in Extreme States
Philadelphia, PA

ISPS-US 17th Annual Meeting – Call for Proposals – Deadline is May 21, 2018
http://www.isps-us.org/upcoming-conferences.php

About the Meeting
As we gather together in this historic city of Philadelphia, we are aware that one of the central symbols of what is best in our country is the Liberty Bell, cracked and yet whole, stifled and yet resonant, emblematic of failure and of hope alike. When we look at the available resources for those who are struggling with psychosis and other anomalous experiences, we can both celebrate the supportive network of services, research and relationships that fill the spaces between us and bemoan the cracks in our communities and in our system of care, through which so many still fall.

In this, the ISPS-US 17th Annual Meeting, we welcome presentations that aim to fill the gaps -- to bridge the divide between where we are now and where we need to go, to connect people with optimal services, to bring us closer to one another through empathy and wisdom, and to make the spaces between us more liberating and alive. Join ISPS-US for a weekend of inspiration, support, and possibility as we work to transform the cracks in our communities, our continuum of care, and our understanding into fertile spaces where hope can thrive. Philadelphia, here we come! 

We welcome proposals for presentations, papers, panel discussions, and creative or alternative formats focused on psychological and social approaches to psychosis or extreme mental states. We encourage interactive and experiential formats. A variety of perspectives and topics are welcome and we are interested in representing a diversity of voices. All professional disciplines, experts by experience, and family members are encouraged to submit proposals. Please share your knowledge, experience, energy, and hope.

More information about the Annual Meeting    http://www.isps-us.org/upcoming-conferences.php
contact@isps-us.org
www.isps-us.org