Upcoming BSPS Conference on Diversity in Group Psychotherapy

Join the Baltimore Society for Psychoanalytic Studies on Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 10:00am at Sheppard Pratt Conference Center for our latest workshop on Diversity in Group Psychotherapy with presenters Maryetta Andrews-Sachs,LICSW, CGP, FAGPA, and Reginald Nettles, PhD, CGP. This program meets continuing education requirements for diversity. Please email contactbsps@bspsmaryland.org or visit www.bspsmaryland.org for more information or to register.

Consortium for Psychoanalytic Research, Inc.’s (CPRinc’s) 20th Annual Research Conference – Developing a Psychic Skin: Implications of Infant Observation Research for Clinical Care

Jungian psychoanalyst, Brian Feldman, PhD, presenter, with Nydia Lisman-Pieczanski, MD, founding chair of the Infant and Young Child Observation and Early Intervention Training Program at the Washington School of Psychiatry

“Psychic skin” denotes the psychological boundary between inner and outer worlds. Developing a psychic skin is a task of early life. Dr. Brian Feldman will present case material showing the development of psychic skin and its implications for clinical care. The emergence of primary (healthy) and secondary (defensive) functions of the psychic skin will be viewed through the lens of infant observation research. Using multicultural videos and artwork from adult patients, Feldman will correlate infant development with adult primitive mental states typically experienced in the clinical setting. This workshop will use a variety of educational methodologies including lecture, video, artwork and group discussion. 6 CE’s.

Sunday • 03 February 2013
8:15 a.m. — 4:30 p.m.
George Washington University Hospital
900 23rd Street NW • Washington DC

Register at CPRincdc.org

Jointly sponsored by
Jungian Analysts of Washington Association
Greater Washington Society for Clinical Social Work
The American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry
The American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work

and hosted by
the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

…where research and practice meet

WSPP: Someone Like You – A Dynamic Look at Therapist-Patient Fit

Friday, November 9, 2012,   12:30pm – 3:30pm
Presenter: Rochelle Kainer, PhD

What is the deeper meaning of “fit” (or lack of “fit”) with patients? Psychoanalysis originally called for the therapist’s neutrality in the face of patient’s libidinal and aggressive drives. We now recognize that each patient (and therapist) has an inner subjective world that is brought into the work. The art of listening to, understanding, and articulating the inner world of our patients for the purpose of mitigating the effect of internalized bad objects and object relationships is our therapeutic task. Ideally we help free them from their internalized bad objects. One factor that can aid or hinder our work is the often unconscious identification or disidentification with the patient’s inner world. Seminar members are invited to explore the deeper subjective meaning of their comfort/discomfort with particular patients.

Presenter: Rochelle Kainer was one of the organizers of WSPP and one of its original faculty members, teaching object relations and self psychology in its early training program. She was the director of clinical training at the DCIMH and on the faculty of the Washington School of Psychiatry for many years as a teacher of self psychology and as a supervisor. She has written extensively and her well-reviewed book, The Collapse of the Self and Its Therapeutic Restoration, is part of the relational series at The Analytic Press. She has taught on this subject nationally and internationally and was a Fulbright Scholar in Russia. She is now writing for a non-clinical audience, and working on her second novel which she believes has introduced the genre of “grande dame lit.” Dr. Kainer currently writes and practices in Washington, DC.

Registration: free to members, $40 for non-members.
CE’s: this seminar earns 3 CE’s for an additional cost of $10 (for members and non-members).

Please register and send payment in advance.   Registration form can be found here: http://www.wspp-dc.org/images/Registration2012-2013.pdf

Location: BCC Services Center
4805 Edgemoor Lane
Bethesda, Maryland

More information about our 2012-2013 Five Fridays Program, learning objectives, membership, and policies can be found at www.wspp-dc.org.


Exploring the Clinical Moment: A Series on Listening Psychoanalytically

The Contemporary Freudian Society is offering a series of five monthly meetings for early or mid-career mental health professionals on listening deeply to clinical material from within a psychoanalytic perspective. These meetings are designed to provide a warm, interactive, and inclusive space from which to discuss how we each listen and respond to clinical material from both our theoretical orientation and  the  unique workings of each person’s mind.  The meetings will be held at the same location each month and, after a light dinner, will feature a different CFS member who will present a clinical moment from his or her practice and help facilitate a lively discussion after.  Although participants are encouraged to attend as many meetings as possible, each presentation is designed as a separate and self-contained learning experience.

Please confirm early as there is limited space, and no later than 48 hours in advance.

Location: Bethesda, MD

Time: 7:00-7:30pm –  Dinner

7:30-9:00pm – Presentation and Discussion


First of Series:

November 8, 2012 will feature Molly Jones-Quinn PhD discussing a patient’s non-verbal clues in a first session


Dates: Second Thursday of each month (excluding February)

December 13, 2013

January 10, 2013

March 14, 2013

April 11, 2013


To RSVP or for program location and other information, please contact:

Rosalie Mandelbaum (202-364-6156 or rosalie.mandelbaum@gmail.com) or

Janet Schiff (757-233-9756 or jnschiff@yahoo.com)