Possibilities and Impossibilities of Minds

Breaking through Trauma with Witnessing

Akhtar, Parens, Goodman & Meyers, presenting

The Holocaust, mass trauma, and all individual trauma leave dead spaces in the mind and witnessing helps bring about aliveness of mind.  We learn from the witnessing of mass trauma and atrocity how to develop a witnessing process with patients.

Saturday, November 9, 2013
9AM-1:15PM
at the Washington School of Psychiatry
5028 Wisconsin Ave NW #400 Washington DC 20016
3 CE/CME Fee $90

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Restructuring Projection in a Borderline Patient

The Washington School of Psychiatry  presents Jon Frederickson in a Saturday conference, Sept. 22. 

According to psychotherapy research, 50% of patients drop out of treatment prematurely. One reason is that a misalliance occurs. Borderline patients most commonly form a misalliance with a projection rather than a therapeutic alliance with thetherapist. Unable to see the therapist realistically, they cannot collaborate on the therapeutic task.

For full details about this program see:
http://www.wspdc.org/cfpdf/cf-istdp-sept2012.pdf

Ethics Conference

Making Sound Ethical Decisions and Managing the Risks of Clinical Practice in a Country at War – June 24, 11:30-6PM. The Washington School of Psychiatry sponsors an annual continuing education conference in ethics and risk management. Dr Richard Ruth leads this event. For registration and details, visit http://www.wspdc.org/cfpdf/ethics2012.pdf