2017/2018 Programs at the Contemporary Freudian Society — Mark your calendars

2017/2018 AT THE CONTEMPORARY FREUDIAN SOCIETY

2017 Professional Development Programs

Sunday, September 10, 10 am 1 pm

Finding Unconscious Fantasies with Paula Ellman, Nancy Goodman, Rojelio Sosnik, Irene Cairo, Harriet Basseches

 

Melanie Klein Trust Program

Part I, Friday, September 22, 7 9 pm

Anxiety, Hysteria and Depression:  A Clinical Review

Chairs: Shelley Rockwell & Lindsay Clarkson

Presenter: David Taylor

Part II, Saturday, September 23, 10 am 1 pm

Clinical Workshop with David Taylor

 

Annual Scientific Meeting

Listening to Unconscious Dialogue: Creating Meaning in the Analytic Dyad

Chair:  Harmon Biddle

Presenters:  Stefano Bolognini and Abbot Bronstein

Saturday, October 14 All-day program

Sunday, October 15 Clinical Workshops with Stefano Bolognini and Abbot Bronstein

 

Annual Cultural Diversity Seminar

Friday, November 17, 4 – 8 pm

&  Saturday, November 18, 9 am – 4:30 pm

Building Conceptual Bridges Between Psychoanalysis/Psychodynamic Therapies and the Black Liberation Movement

Keynote: Anton Hart (featured in Black Psychoanalysts Speak)

2018 Professional Development Series

Creating Thinking Spaces

Saturday, February 10, 11 am 5 pm

Analyst and Patient in the Here and Now: A Comparative Clinical Methods Workshop

Abbot Bronstein

 

Friday, February 23, 7 9:30 pm

Plumsock Paper Salon

Ray Hoffman and Marie Murphy

 

Sunday, March 18, 1 4 pm

Annual Ethics Conference

Evil is Not a Mental Illness: On Psychoanalysis, Politics and Ethics

Steven Reisner

 

Saturday, April 14, 10 am – 1 pm

Initiating Psychoanalysis

Nancy Wolf, Bill Glover and Maxine Anderson

Psychoanalytic Fellowship Program at the Contemporary Freudian Society

The 2017-8 Psychoanalytic Fellowship Program of the Contemporary Freudian Society-DC Psychoanalytic Training Institute begins this Fall.

Meetings will be held on 6 Saturdays between October and April from 10 am to noon. Tuition is $75.00 for the year.

Clinicians and students in psychology, social work, and psychiatry are invited to apply.

At the case conference-style meetings, CFS analysts present their sessions and discuss the decisions they made in the clinical hour.  Fellows will learn to listen at many levels. The clinical work is informed by the basic principles of Freud’s profound discoveries, as well as the post-Freudian theoretical perspectives of ego psychology, object relations, and attachment theory.

Each Fellow is offered a CFS mentor available to provide guidance in considering and developing a career in psychoanalysis.

For further information, please contact Kathryn Rickard, Psy.D. kathrynrickard@aol.com  202-413-3124 or visit the CFS-Psychoanalytic Training Institute website.

Finding Unconscious Fantasy in the Intimacy of the Analytic Encounter — Sunday Sept. 10

The Contemporary Freudian Society – Washington Program

Presents

Finding Unconscious Fantasy in

the Intimacy of the Analytic Encounter

A Book Event Program 

 

SUNDAY, September 10, 2017

10:00am-1:00pm

FOUNDERS ROOM, LOWER LEVEL

SIS Building – American University

West Side of Intersection of Nebraska and New Mexico Avenue

with parking underground

Washington, DC 

MODERATOR: Debra Neumann

PRESENTERS: Paula L. Ellman, Nancy R. Goodman, Harriet I. Basseches, Irene Cairo, Carolyn Curcio, Kurt Ela, Rogelio Sosnik, and Lisa Schlesinger

Psychoanalysis views unconscious fantasy as foundational in the understanding of psychic reality and traumatic suffering Psychotherapists and their patients work together to find the depths of mind that create pain and conflict. Our presentations will show how “finding unconscious fantasy” takes place in treatments when narrative, trauma, and body pain become known in the intimacies of transference and countertransference. By “finding” we mean the uncovering, discovering, and imagining of derivatives related to unconscious fantasies both symbolized and unsymbolized.   Our clinical focus on “finding unconscious fantasy” serves to integrate the concepts of trauma and fantasy, mending an historical split in the theories of mind.

PROGRAM:

Nancy Goodman and Paula Ellman begin the panel with summaries of their discoveries in their new book: Finding Unconscious Fantasy in Narrative, Trauma, and Body Pain: A Clinical Guide (publisher, Routledge 2017).  Emphasis is on making contact with the patient and understanding the way unconscious fantasies appear as scenes in the theater of the mind.  Case presentations and discussions by all panelists illustrate the ongoing work of therapy where patient and therapist discover evolving unconscious derivatives in the presence of trauma and body pain, along with narrative. Learning how therapeutic work progresses to uncover unconscious fantasy will benefit all psychoanalytic therapists who wish to know more about the psychoanalytic dialogue.

Paula Ellman: Contact and Therapeutic Action

Nancy Goodman: The “Finding Theater” A Schema for Finding Unconscious Fantasy

Irene Cairo: The Case of “Babette, Interrupted”

Harriet Basseches: Discussion of “Babette, Interrupted”

Rogelio Sosnik:  Searching Unconscious Phantasy – Case and Theory

Carolyn Curcio, Kurt Ela and Lisa Schlesinger will present clinical vignettes

Most participants are contributors to a recent book: Finding Unconscious Fantasy in Narrative, Trauma and Body Pain: A Clinical Guide (Routledge, 2017). 

Books for Sale at Event: Cash or check only

Program Fee:

$45 CFS Members and Associate Members (Register by 8/15 $40, At the Door $50)

$50 Non-CFS Colleagues and Guests (Register by 8/15 $45, At the Door $55)

$15 Candidates and Students

For those who require CE Credits, there will be a $40 fee collected at the door.

No refunds

REGISTER ONLINE: http://contemporaryfreudiansociety.org/professional-education

Muslim Emigre Identity Development in the USA: Farha Abbasi and Marsha Levy-Warren

 

Thinking About Terror – Program 4

ANNUAL CULTURAL DIVERSITY PROGRAM:

“Muslim Émigré Identity Development in the USA”

Presenters:

Drs. Farha Abbasi and Marsha Levy-Warren

 Sunday, March 19, 2017  

1:00-4:00pm

 “LOST AND FOUND IN AMERICA” – Dr. Farha Abbasi

This presentation will focus on the impact of immigration on mental health for Muslim immigrants to the United States in light of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.  Dr. Abbasi will discuss the results of survey studies investigating persistent toxic stress and it’s long-term influence on psychological development in Muslim youth.  She bases her presentation not only on her professional knowledge as psychiatrist and researcher, but also on her personal experience as a Pakistani immigrant. Dr. Abbasi will describe the challenges that Muslim youth face when navigating their bi-cultural identity in an atmosphere of suspicion and hatred.

“GROWING UP WITH HATRED: A PSYCHOANALYTIC DEVELOPMENTAL PERSPECTIVE” – Marsha Levy-Warren, PhD

This paper presents a view of hatred that is clinically useful for clinicians: how children may come to hate; the impact of hatred on a child’s development; the evolving awareness of hatred; and how we may try to insulate a child from being the object of hatred and prejudice.  What is suggested is that we aid children in developing a “not REALLY me”, one akin to the “me” that a psychoanalyst develops in response to being the object of transference.

 

Dr. Farha Abbasi is Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Michigan State University and Staff Psychiatrist at the University’s student health center. Her areas of interest are cultural psychiatry and teaching medical students how to provide culturally appropriate care to Muslim patients. She is the managing editor for Journal of Muslim Mental Health. Dr. Abbasi emigrated from Pakistan and settled in the United States in the year 2000 with her husband and three daughters.

Marsha H. Levy-Warren, PhD is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst who writes, teaches, lectures, and consults both nationally and internationally. She is the author of The Adolescent Journey (Jason Aronson, 1996; reissued by Rowman and Littlefield, 2004), and numerous articles on clinical and developmental theory, adolescence, and various aspects of culture. She is currently Director of The Child/Adolescent Training Program at CFS.

Location:

Founder’s Hall

American University School of International Service

4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

West side intersection of Nebraska and New Mexico Avenues (with parking underground)

 

Program Fee:

$90 for CFS Members and Associate Members

$100 for Non-CFS Members

$25 for Candidates and Current CFS Students

No refunds

 

REGISTER ONLINE: http://contemporaryfreudiansociety.org/professional-education/event-details/?event=3113

 

Who Should Attend:

The instructional level for this activity is advanced.  Mental Health Professionals (psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, licensed professional counselors, e.g. LPs, LCATs, and pastoral counselors) and those with an interest in psychodynamic and psychoanalytic thinking and clinical applications.

Continuing Education Credits:

“This program meets the requirement for continuing education whose content area is cultural diversity, as dictated by the Maryland Board of Examiners of Psychologists.”

Upon completion of this program and online survey, participants will be granted certificates for   3 AMA PRA Category 1 credits.

Upon completion of this program and evaluation form, participants will be granted 3 CE credits.

 

If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact Debra Neumann (debraneumann29@gmail.com)

To register on line, go to: Contemporary Freudian Society

 

Narendra Keval, author, Racist States of Mind on ‘Who or What is Being Killed in a Terrorist State of Mind?’

 

Part III of the Thinking About Terror Series:

Who or What is Being Killed in a Terrorist State of Mind?

-Narendra Keval

 Sunday, February 12, 2017  

1:00-4:00pm

American University, Founders’ Hall

 In this presentation, Mr. Keval will describe a contemporary psychoanalytic model of the dynamics comprising the terrors and “terrorist states of mind” that pervade contemporary culture and the consulting room. He will draw on specific examples from the prelude and aftermath of the U.S. presidential elections and Brexit, the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union.  He will then present clinical material, focusing on how these terrorizing states of mind can emerge in the consulting room and the clinical challenges they present for therapists and analysts. There will be ample time for interactive discussion with attendees.

Narendra Keval is an adult and adolescent psychotherapist and consultant clinical psychologist. He is a member of the Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists and a visiting lecturer at the Tavistock Clinic. He worked as a specialist in psychoanalytic psychotherapy in a range of NHS outpatient settings with patients suffering from complex personality disorders. He was Clinical Director on the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology at the University of East Anglia and Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex. He is currently in full time private practice. His book ‘Racist States of Mind: Understanding the Perversion of Curiosity and Concern’ was published recently with Karnac Books.

 

Location:

Founder’s Hall

American University School of International Service, Washington, DC

West side intersection of Nebraska and New Mexico Avenues (with parking underground)

 

Program Fee:

$90 for CFS Members and Associate Members

$100 for Non-CFS Members

$25 for Candidates and Current CFS Students

No refunds

 REGISTER ONLINE: http://contemporaryfreudiansociety.org/professional-education

Who Should Attend:

The instructional level for this activity is advanced.  Mental Health Professionals (psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, licensed professional counselors, e.g. LPs, LCATs, and pastoral counselors) and those with an interest in psychodynamic and psychoanalytic thinking and clinical applications.

Continuing Education Credits:

completion of this program and online survey, participants will be granted certificates for   3 AMA PRA Category 1 credits (for medical professionals) or 3 CE credits (for non-medical clinicians).

 

If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact Debra Neumann (debraneumann29@gmail.com)