Lovebirds Fouling their Nest: A Videotaped Consultation with a Couple Struggling Against Repetition Yet Yearning for Repair

The Baltimore Society for Psychoanalytic Studies
Presents
John Zinner, MD
“Lovebirds Fouling their Nest: A Videotaped Consultation with a Couple Struggling Against Repetition Yet Yearning for Repair”
Sunday, December 4, 2016
9:30 AM Continental Breakfast, Sign-In and Registration
10:00 AM-1:00 PM Presentation
Sheppard Pratt Conference Center
6501 N. Charles St. Baltimore, MD 21285

Registration: In order to register, please fill out our online registration form (http://www.bspsmaryland.org/upcomingconference.html) and mail in payment.       Make checks payable to Baltimore Society for Psychoanalytic Studies and mail to:  BSPS, PO Box 20910, Baltimore, MD 21209-0910.

Refund Policy: Program fees are non-refundable.

Important disclosure information:  None of the planners and presenters of this CE program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

 

Sunday, September 25, 2016: BSPS Conference on Psychoanalytic Dimensions of Opiate Addiction with Clark J. Hudak, Jr., PhD

The Baltimore Society for Psychoanalytic Studies
Presents
Clark J. Hudak, Jr., PhD
“Psychoanalytic Dimensions of Opiate Addiction”
Sunday, September 25, 2016

9:30 AM Continental Breakfast, Sign-In and Registration
10:00 AM-1:00 PM Presentation
Sheppard Pratt Conference Center
6501 N. Charles St. Baltimore, MD 21285

Program Description:
According to the American Society for Addiction Medicine (ASAM), addiction is considered a primary, chronic, and relapsing brain disease, characterized by an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors. Addiction can profoundly impact family, social, occupational, psychological, and somatic functioning. Opioid use has been around for centuries, but in recent years, its use and abuse has increased to the point of it becoming a worldwide health problem. Addiction to heroin, morphine, and prescription narcotics, is on the rise due to an increased availability by doctors and the pharmaceutical companies. In 2014, in the US alone, it is estimated that 1.9 million had a substance abuse disorder involving prescription pain medication, while an additional 586,00 had an abuse disorder involving heroin. Of the approximate 50,000 accidental drug overdoses during that same time span, it is estimated that close to 30,000 were related to narcotics.
The treatment of the compulsive drug user, specifically the opioid addict, requires a multifaceted approach. In the stabilization phase, medically assisted treatment is necessary, typically by either detoxification, or by the use of agonist medications, such as methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone. Once the patient is medically stable, the sustainability for long-term recovery requires clinical methods that address the underlying psychopathology of the patient. The four major theories of psychoanalysis, i.e.: Drive Theory, Ego Psychology, Object Relations, and Self-Psychology, can be useful to our understanding of compulsive drug use. This seminar will review pertinent literature and utilize case material.
About the Speaker:
Clark J. Hudak, Jr., PhD is a clinical social worker with over 35 years in private practice, and with a specialization in the field of addictions. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Social Work (UMAB), where he received his MSW & PhD degrees. He has been an Adjunct Faculty at UMAB and is currently a lecturer/instructor for CAPA (China American Psychoanalytic Alliance). He has expertise in treating sexual disorders, pathological gambling, and substance abuse. He has directed several treatment programs for pathological gambling and substance abuse, and is the founder and CEO of Recovery Network, which is a comprehensive behavioral health clinic in Baltimore, MD. Recovery Network offers residential and outpatient services for treatment of substance abuse, and other addictive behaviors. In addition, Dr. Hudak has had advanced training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy thru the Baltimore-Washington Psychoanalytic Institute, and psychoanalysis through the Contemporary Freudian Society of Washington DC, where he is an advanced candidate. His extensive experience with treating opioid addiction is considerable, and he believes that treating the underlying psychopathology is essential for sustaining long term recovery.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:
1. Identify diagnostic indicators of opioid addiction
2. Discuss pharmacological therapies in the stabilization phase of treatment of drug abusers;
3. Describe typical defenses used by compulsive drug users;
4. Apply psychoanalytic concepts and principles to a conceptualization of the psychopathology of compulsive drug use;
5. Explain an addictive personality syndrome, utilizing psychoanalytic theory
6. Describe techniques for treating opiate addiction and compulsive drug abuse that are based in psychoanalytic theory

Who Should Attend?
Mental health professionals (psychiatrists, psychologists, clinical social workers, licensed professional counselors, pastoral counselors) and persons with an interest in psychodynamic and psychoanalytic thinking and application. The instructional level of this activity is advanced.
CE Credits:

CE credits are granted to participants with documented attendance and completed evaluation forms. Attendance is monitored. Credit will not be granted to registrants who arrive late, or depart early. Credit will be granted to participants who submit a completed evaluation form at the end of the session. It is the responsibility of participants to comply with these requirements. Upon completion of this program, participants will be given 3 CE credits. Baltimore Society of Psychoanalytic Studies is recognized by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners as a sponsor of continuing education activities. The Maryland Board of Examiners of Psychologists recognizes Continuing Education credits granted by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners.

Registration:

In order to register, please visit our website, www.BSPSmaryland.org, and fill out our online registration form. Make checks payable to Baltimore Society for Psychoanalytic Studies and mail to: BSPS, PO Box 20910, Baltimore, MD 21209-0910.
Program fees are non-refundable.

Important disclosure information: None of the planners and presenters of this CE program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Contact: For additional information, please contact BSPS by email: contactbsps@BSPSmaryland.org

Pre-registration fees:
• $45 BSPS members
• $65 Non-members
• $15 Full-time student members
• $25 Full-time student non-members
**Pre-registration fees apply only if registration and payment are received by Monday, September 19, 2016.

Registration received after Monday, September 19, 2016 or at the door:
• $50 BSPS members
• $85 Non-members
• $20 Full-time student members
• $30 Full-time student non-members

Sunday, January 31, 2016: BSPS Conference on “Forms of Play and Their Effect on the Treatment of Depression” with Camay (Camie) Woodall, Ph.D

The Baltimore Society of Psychoanalytic Studies

Presents

Camay (Camie) Woodall, Ph.D.

“Forms of Play and Their Effect on the Treatment of Depression”

Sunday, January 31, 2016

 9:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast, Sign In and Registration

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Presentation

Sheppard Pratt Conference Center

6501 N. Charles Street

Baltimore, MD 21285

Program Description:

Depression drains a patient’s energy and can compromise memory. Therapists can help patients in treatment for depression develop a connection to their earlier, non-depressed self to strengthen and augment psychodynamic interventions. Those experiences are not readily remembered while the patient is depressed, which may contribute to the anhedonia we observe.

The narrative of those earlier experiences contains joyous, life-affirming aspects from the patient’s pre-puberty which prove auspicious for the treatment. With this reconnection, the patient can invest the ongoing psychotherapy with more energy and hope.

We will discuss ways to seek out and celebrate patients’ early experiences to complement rather than detract from other therapeutic processes. An in-depth case study will be presented, as well as material from a number of additional cases.

More Information and Registration:  In order to register, please visit our website, www.BSPSmaryland.org, and fill out our online registration form.  Make checks payable to Baltimore Society for Psychoanalytic Studies and mail to:  BSPS, PO Box 20910, Baltimore, MD 21209-0910.

Program fees are non-refundable.

Membership:  We invite you to renew your membership, or become a new member for the 2015-2016 year, with great savings, as well as benefits by visiting our website, www.BSPSmaryland.org, and select the membership information tab and fill out our online registration form.

Contact:  For additional information, please contact BSPS by email: contactbsps@BSPSmaryland.org

 

 

Sunday, December 13, 2015: BSPS Ethics Conference on “The Therapist’s Use of Power: Ethical and Unethical Dimensions” with David I. Joseph, M.D.

The Baltimore Society for Psychoanalytic Studies

Presents

David I. Joseph, M.D.

 “The Therapist’s Use of Power: Ethical and Unethical Dimensions”

Sunday, December 13, 2015

 9:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast, Sign In and Registration
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Presentation
Sheppard Pratt Conference Center
6501 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21285

Program Description:

David I. Joseph, M.D. will discuss how power is an inherent aspect of all relationships. A corollary of this premise is that individuals experience their own power with regard to their sense of self and in relationship to others. Power is neutral, neither good nor evil. How power is used determines whether an individual has acted ethically or unethically. It is useful to consider how we use power in our daily, non-professional lives, as spouses and partners, as parents, as professionals and in all the other roles that we inhabit. Examining instances in which power has been used unethically in relationships other than the therapist-patient relationship provides a framework for exploring the dynamics of power within the therapeutic relationship.

A central tenet of the therapeutic relationship is that the therapist inherently possesses greater power than the patient, but it is important to gain an understanding of the sources of this power and not simply take it as a given. In fact, the sources of power within the relationship are many and often subtle. In this presentation, we will discuss a number of clinical situations involving the explicit use of power to clarify its role and to create a means by which we can better evaluate the ethics of our actions as therapists.

More Information and Registration:  In order to register, please visit our website, www.BSPSmaryland.org, and fill out our online registration form.  Make checks payable to Baltimore Society for Psychoanalytic Studies and mail to:  BSPS, PO Box 20910, Baltimore, MD 21209-0910.

Program fees are non-refundable.

Membership:  We invite you to renew your membership, or become a new member for the 2015-2016 year, with great savings, as well as benefits by visiting our website, www.BSPSmaryland.org, and select the membership information tab and fill out our online registration form.

Contact:  For additional information, please contact BSPS by email: contactbsps@BSPSmaryland.org

 

Sunday, September 14, 2014: BSPS Conference on The Adult Attachment Interview (AAI) in Practice with Unresolved Loss and Trauma with Dr. Shoshana Ringel

The Baltimore Society for Psychoanalytic Studies

Presents

Dr. Shoshana Ringel, PhD

 “The Adult Attachment Interview (AAI) in Practice with Unresolved Loss and Trauma”

Sunday, September 14, 2014

9:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast, Sign In and Registration
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Presentation
Sheppard Pratt Conference Center
6501 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21285

 Program Description:

This presentation will include a discussion of attachment theory regarding grief and mourning, and the AAI criteria for unresolved loss and trauma. Dr. Ringel will describe her study with secure, dismissive and preoccupied participants who experienced loss and factors related to participants’ difficulty in resolving loss of significant others. She will analyze transcript samples and show how the AAI defines unresolved loss and trauma. Finally, Dr. Ringel will discuss applications to clinical practice and will present relevant clinical material.

More Information and Registration:  In order to register, please visit our website, www.BSPSmaryland.org, and fill out our online registration form.  Make checks payable to Baltimore Society for Psychoanalytic Studies and mail to:  BSPS, PO Box 20910, Baltimore, MD 21209-0910. 

Program fees are non-refundable.

Contact:  For additional information, please contact BSPS by phone: 410-665-3550 or email: contactbsps@BSPSmaryland.org