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

Contemporary Freudian Series: CREATING THINKING SPACES
Analyst and Patient in the Here and Now:
A Comparative Clinical Methods Workshop
Presenter and Facilitator:
Abbot A. Bronstein, PhD
Chair, North American CCM Working Party
Saturday, February 10, 2018
10:00am-3:00pm
(12-1pm Lunch Break)
4 CE/CME credits
Workshop is limited to 35 Participants
The Working Party on Comparative Clinical Methods (CCM) has been designed to allow analysts to talk across theoretical, linguistic, and cultural boundaries in order to study the implicit and explicit clinical theories psychoanalysts use in their consulting rooms. During CCM Working Party meetings, groups of analysts gather to work on explicating particular aspects of the analytic process.
This program will be a workshop on the process and method of the Comparative Clinical Methods Working Party. Dr. Bronstein will provide clinical material that includes interventions, taken from the analytic process material of six analysts, who span the spectrum of analytic schools in North America, from Kleinian, Freudian, Relational, and Kohutian. We will explore together the method and the steps followed in the full two-day working party clinical meetings. Attendees will be presented with the task of understanding how the analyst works. The workshop group will focus both on the overall method, as well as specifically look at how analysts interpret in their work with patients. We will also have clinical material from a child analysis to contrast and compare with the work of adult analysts.
Following a brief presentation on interpretation, the group will work using the “Steps 1 and 2” developed by the CCM Working Party in Europe and adapted by the North American Working Party. Step 1 attempts to describe the six kinds of interventions analysts make. Step 2 helps clarify the theory the analyst has and uses about psychopathology, how analysis works itself, the analyst’s view of transference, and other categories that together comprise an analyst’s clinical method. Attendees will consider the function and purpose of each “intervention” in depth (Step 1), and then construct, from their discussion of the clinical material, a picture of the presenter’s work (Step 2). In this workshop, the specific focus will be on the way analysts use interpretation and, in particular, how interpretation in the “here and now” is understood by different analysts in their clinical work.
Abbot A. Bronstein, PhD is a Psychoanalyst in San Francisco, a graduate and faculty member of SFCP, and a training and supervising psychoanalyst in the IPA. He is an Editorial board member of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis and the Editor of the Analyst at Work Section of the IJP. Dr. Bronstein introduced the European Working Party Groups to North America and chairs the IPA North America Comparative Clinical Methods Working Party Group. He was recently honored as a distinguished analyst in 2017 at the meetings of the American Psychoanalytic Association, where he has led a discussion group on Kleinian clinical thinking for over 20 years.
Location:
The Fenton Room, Second Floor
Silver Spring Civic Building
1 Veteran’s Plaza
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
Parking – free parking in public lot across the street from Civic Center, on Ellsworth
Program Fee:
$110 CFS Members and Associate Members
$130 Non-CFS Members
$25 Candidates and Current CFS Students
No refunds
Who Should Attend:
The instructional level for this activity is advanced. Attendees must be analysts or candidates in training.
Continuing Education Credits:
Upon completion of this program and online survey, participants will be granted certificates for 4 AMA PRA Category 1 credits for medical professionals. For other mental health professionals, upon completion of this program and evaluation form, participants will be granted 4 CE credits.

THIS WEEKEND: Abbot Bronstein and Stefano Bolognini on “Listening to Unconscious Dialogue”

 

DC ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM

Sat. Oct 14 Presentation
Sun Oct 15 Clinical Case Workshops

Presentation:

Listening to Unconscious Dialogue: Creating Meaningful Contact in the Analytic Dyad
Speakers:
Stefano Bolognini, MD and Abbot Bronstein, PhD

Presenters:
Maurice Apprey, PhD, CFS Training Analyst
and Debra Zatz, MSW, CFS Member
Discussants:
Daniel Ciudin, MD, CFS Member, and
Shelley Rockwell, PhD, CFS Training Analyst

Saturday, October 14
9:00am-5:00pm
(6.5 CE Credits)

Clinical Case Workshops:

Drs. Bolognini and Bronstein will each lead a group discussion about a clinical case.

These workshops are limited to 15 participants each.

Sunday, October 15, 2017
10:00am-12:00pm
(2 CE Credits)
(space at the Sunday workshops is limited)

We are thrilled to have these two leaders in Psychoanalytic Theory and Practice join us for a fascinating clinical demonstration and discussion of psychoanalysis today.

Dr. Stefano Bolognini, President of the International Psychoanalytic Association, will discuss his thoughts about Intersubjective, Interpersonal and Interpsychic Theory and Practice. Dr. Bolognini is with the Italian Psychoanalytic Society.

Dr. Abbot Bronstein will talk about the influence of the Contemporary British Kleinians on clinical practice, looking closely at the moment to moment unfolding of the process. Dr. Bronstein is with the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis.

Both will respond to a clinical case, each from their own perspective. There will be time throughout the day for lively discussion among all participants.

Stefano Bolognini, MD, Honorary Member of the Contemporary Freudian Society, is a Psychiatrist, Training, Supervising & Teaching Analyst and former President of the Italian Psychoanalytic Society. Dr Bolognini became IPA Board Representative for Europe and then President of the International Psychoanalytic Association from 2013 to 2017. During the 4 years, he regularly visited the psychoanalytic societies in the 3 regions, connecting them with the IPA community. Dr Bolognini has published 210 papers and is the Author of several books including “Secret Passages – Theory and Technique of the Interpsychic Relationship” plus a collection of tales “Like Wind Like Wave”. “Psychoanalytic Empathy” has been published in Italian, English, German, French, Spanish and Brazilian – Portuguese. He is the founder of the “IPA Encyclopaedic Dictionary of Psychoanalysis” and of the new IPA Regions e – Journal “Psychoanalysis Today”. Dr Bolognini lives and practices in Bologna, Italy.

Abbot A. Bronstein, PhD is a Psychoanalyst, Faculty and Member of the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis. Dr Bronstein is a Training, Supervising Analyst in the IPA. He was recently honored as The Distinguished Analyst at the meetings of the American Psychoanalytic Association. He is an associate editor of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis and the Editor of the Analyst at Work section of the IJP. Dr Bronstein introduced the European Working Party Groups to North America and is Chair of the North America Comparative Clinical Methods working party group. He has published numerous papers including, most recently “Mrs. Klein, The Contemporary Kleinians and the Drives: Drive Theory and Clinical Work”, “It Takes Two: What Makes a Psychoanalytic Treatment a Psychoanalysis”.

Location:
Hyatt Regency Bethesda
1 Bethesda Metro Center
Bethesda, MD 20814

Program Fee:
$200 CFS Members
$240 Non-CFS Members
$100 Candidates and Students
No refunds

REGISTER ONLINE: http://contemporaryfreudiansociety.org

Continuing Education Credits:
Physicians: MedChi designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

Psychologists, SW, LPC: Upon completion of this program and evaluation form, participants will be granted 6.5 CE credits.

If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact Harmon Biddle at harmonbiddle@gmail.com.

THIS WEEKEND: Stefano Bolognini and Abbot Bronstein in Bethesda

 

DC ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM

Sat. Oct 14 Presentation
Sun Oct 15 Clinical Case Workshops

Presentation:

Listening to Unconscious Dialogue: Creating Meaningful Contact in the Analytic Dyad
Speakers:
Stefano Bolognini, MD and Abbot Bronstein, PhD

Presenters:
Maurice Apprey, PhD, CFS Training Analyst
and Debra Zatz, MSW, CFS Member
Discussants:
Daniel Ciudin, MD, CFS Member, and
Shelley Rockwell, PhD, CFS Training Analyst

Saturday, October 14
9:00am-5:00pm
(6.5 CE Credits)

Clinical Case Workshops:

Drs. Bolognini and Bronstein will each lead a group discussion about a clinical case.

These workshops are limited to 15 participants each.

Sunday, October 15, 2017
10:00am-12:00pm
(2 CE Credits)
(space at the Sunday workshops is limited)

We are thrilled to have these two leaders in Psychoanalytic Theory and Practice join us for a fascinating clinical demonstration and discussion of psychoanalysis today.

Dr. Stefano Bolognini, President of the International Psychoanalytic Association, will discuss his thoughts about Intersubjective, Interpersonal and Interpsychic Theory and Practice. Dr. Bolognini is with the Italian Psychoanalytic Society.

Dr. Abbot Bronstein will talk about the influence of the Contemporary British Kleinians on clinical practice, looking closely at the moment to moment unfolding of the process. Dr. Bronstein is with the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis.

Both will respond to a clinical case, each from their own perspective. There will be time throughout the day for lively discussion among all participants.

Stefano Bolognini, MD, Honorary Member of the Contemporary Freudian Society, is a Psychiatrist, Training, Supervising & Teaching Analyst and former President of the Italian Psychoanalytic Society. Dr Bolognini became IPA Board Representative for Europe and then President of the International Psychoanalytic Association from 2013 to 2017. During the 4 years, he regularly visited the psychoanalytic societies in the 3 regions, connecting them with the IPA community. Dr Bolognini has published 210 papers and is the Author of several books including “Secret Passages – Theory and Technique of the Interpsychic Relationship” plus a collection of tales “Like Wind Like Wave”. “Psychoanalytic Empathy” has been published in Italian, English, German, French, Spanish and Brazilian – Portuguese. He is the founder of the “IPA Encyclopaedic Dictionary of Psychoanalysis” and of the new IPA Regions e – Journal “Psychoanalysis Today”. Dr Bolognini lives and practices in Bologna, Italy.

Abbot A. Bronstein, PhD is a Psychoanalyst, Faculty and Member of the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis. Dr Bronstein is a Training, Supervising Analyst in the IPA. He was recently honored as The Distinguished Analyst at the meetings of the American Psychoanalytic Association. He is an associate editor of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis and the Editor of the Analyst at Work section of the IJP. Dr Bronstein introduced the European Working Party Groups to North America and is Chair of the North America Comparative Clinical Methods working party group. He has published numerous papers including, most recently “Mrs. Klein, The Contemporary Kleinians and the Drives: Drive Theory and Clinical Work”, “It Takes Two: What Makes a Psychoanalytic Treatment a Psychoanalysis”.

Location:
Hyatt Regency Bethesda
1 Bethesda Metro Center
Bethesda, MD 20814

Program Fee:
$200 CFS Members
$240 Non-CFS Members
$100 Candidates and Students
No refunds

REGISTER ONLINE: http://contemporaryfreudiansociety.org

Continuing Education Credits:
Physicians: MedChi designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

Psychologists, SW, LPC: Upon completion of this program and evaluation form, participants will be granted 6.5 CE credits.

If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact Harmon Biddle at harmonbiddle@gmail.com.

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.