Short Course – Integrating Somatic and Relational Approaches: Holding Space

 ~with Jane Jacobs, EdD and Rosemary Segalla, PhD


Friday, November 10, 2017 from 2:00-5:15 pm
ICP+P Office, 4601 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 8, Washington, DC 20008


This course will explore how somatic awareness can be successfully incorporated into a relationally based psychotherapy approach.  We will focus on two somatically based procedures: activation of the social engagement system and dual awareness.

Social engagement system.  We know that when babies lack attuned responses to distress from attachment figures they may, as adults, find relationships too unsafe a place to find comfort or regulation.  In the psychotherapy setting, changes we observe in our clients’ bodies may be powerful indicators of distress as it was experienced in infancy.  By sharing our awareness of these indicators and helping our clients find ways to soothe themselves, we can enable them to safely engage in the therapeutic relationship.

Dual awareness.  It is crucial for clients to know they will not be overwhelmed by emotion as they begin to explore deeply disturbing experiences from the past.  Within the attuned relationship the therapist helps the client develop many methods of regulating physiological arousal through breathing, imagery, movement, and other means.   This is often referred to as “resourcing.”   The client then can learn how to be increasingly aware of the sensations associated with distressed states from the past.  At this point the client is able to explore the distressed states using dual awareness: if immersion in the childhood states is too activating the client can shift awareness to the present, eliciting the safety of the therapeutic relationship and using the resourcing methods to regulate excessive arousal.

For more information or to register, please visit https://icpeast.org/short-course-integrating-somatic/ or email administrator@icpeast.org. 3 CEs

Here is a copy of the short course flyer for you to use or share!


Also, you can register now for our December 9th conference, The Love That Dare Not Speak its Name – On the Therapeutic Action and the Limitations of Romance and Desire in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis featuring Steven Kuchuck, LCSW. Click here for more.


Continuing education credit: 3 CE credits available for full attendance. The Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis (ICP+P) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. ICP+P maintains responsibility for this program and its content. ICP+P is approved by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners to offer Category I continuing education credit. Because ICP+P has approval from the Maryland Board, CE credits hours awarded by ICP+P may also be claimed by social workers licensed in Virginia and the District of Columbia. These continuing education credits meet the ANCC standards for nurses. Because these credits are approved by the American Psychological Association, marriage and family therapists licensed in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia will receive continuing education credit. (Marriage and family therapists in other jurisdictions and licensed counselors should inquire with their local Boards regarding continuing education credit.) Attendees from the above professional groups will earn 3 CE credits for attending the conference. Full attendance is required to receive the designated CE credit. ICP+P is accredited by MedChi, the Maryland State Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. ICP+P designates this educational activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAPCSW Conference: Mind & Milieu

March 23-26
Baltimore, MD

Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards
110 South Eutaw Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

This conference will highlight the inextricable link between mind and milieu and the complex relationships between our inner and outer worlds. These perspectives are at the core of social work’s emphasis on “person in environment” and the importance of relationships. We invite you to Baltimore, the birthplace of American psychoanalysis and home to many prominent thinkers who embraced the significance of the worlds within and beyond the consulting room. Join us as we explore and expand our contemporary understanding of the mind/milieu dynamic.

Cosponsored by The Washington Center for Psychoanalysis and
the National Institute for Psychoanalytic Education and Research, Inc. (NIPER), educational arm of AAPCSW.

CONTINUING EDUCATION
17.5 maximum hours offered.
See Conference Program.

For a complete listing of the program, hotel information, and registration, visit www.aapcsw.org 
Conference Info:  718.728.7416
aapcsw@gmail.com

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

Developmental Psychotherapy Across the Lifespan: Integrating Child-Centered Therapy Principles to Treating Adults with Dysregulation

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Presented by Georgia DeGangi, PhD and Marc Nemiroff, PhD

Saturday, November 5, 2016
9:00 am to 12:30 pm
Silver Spring Civic Center

This half-day workshop is designed for clinicians interested in applying developmental psychotherapy to the treatment of adults with disorders of self-regulation and/or experiences of trauma. These individuals are highly sensitive to stimulation from the environment, emotionally reactive, and have difficulty maintaining relationships and an organized, regulated lifestyle. Drs. DeGangi and Nemiroff will present child-centered therapy, a technique that focuses on the process of self-regulation, affect attunement, emotional communication, attachment, and relational knowing. They will give an example of child-centered therapy as applied to a disengaged mother-infant dyad with a highly irritable infant. Dr. DeGangi and Dr. Nemiroff will each present an in-depth case of adults with severe dysregulation and psychically active childhood trauma. The treatment in both cases exemplifies the application of developmental psychotherapy to the adult population.

Click here to learn more from our website or to get a flier.

Click here to register online.

3.0 CEs for Attendance.


Continuing education credit:  3 CE credits available for full attendance. The Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis (ICP+P) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. ICP+P maintains responsibility for this program and its content. ICP+P is approved by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners to offer Category I continuing education credit. Because ICP+P has approval from the Maryland Board, CE credit hours awarded by ICP+P may also be claimed by social workers licensed in Virginia and the District of Columbia. These continuing education credits meet the ANCC approval standards for nurses and the approved standards for marriage and family therapists. Attendees from the above professional groups will earn 3 CE credits for attending the conference. Full attendance is required to receive the designated CE credit. ICP+P is accredited by MedChi, the Maryland State Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. ICP+P designates this educational activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

2016-2017 Institute ~ Embodying the Unspoken Self: Attachment, Trauma, Neurobiology and the Body

 EARLY REGISTRATION SAVINGS END SOON!
Psychotherapy is known as “the talking cure.”  Through words, patients describe memories and inner experiences, allowing empathically attuned therapists to enter that world.  But how can this process unfold when patients have no words for, and may not know, their own experiences?  Trauma specialists confront the difficulties of working with material not available to conscious awareness and verbal formulation.  P. Ogden, Levine, van der Kolk and others assert that the body holds the story and keeps the score, and that trauma may be revealed not in words but in somatic, unsymbolized sensory fragments and symptoms. Similarly, attachment researchers demonstrate the critical influence of injuries resulting from nuanced early failures of care during the preverbal period that set the stage for later dysfunction.

In four full-day conferences, the Institute on Embodying the Unspoken Self provides the opportunity to learn state of the art science and theory of how the body contains and communicates unformulated material, and effective techniques to access implicit memory, integrate previously inaccessible pieces of the patient’s past, and alleviate the patient’s distress.  Three hour pre-conferences will also be offered the Friday before each Saturday full day session for those who are interested in deepening their understanding of the topics and their clinical applications.

1st Conference ~ Infant Research and Adult Treatment with Beatrice Beebe, PhD ~ September 24, 2016

2nd Conference ~ The Polyvagal Theory with Stephen Porges, PhD ~ December 10, 2016

3rd Conference ~ Integrating the Body in the Psychotherapy of Trauma with Kathy Steele, MN, CS ~ February 25, 2017

4th Conference ~ Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Treatment of Trauma and Attachment with Ame Cutler, PhD ~ May 6, 2017

There is so much more information on the Institute on our website. Take advantage of early registration pricing and package deals. Please visit www.icpeast.org/2016-Institute to learn more. Early registration pricing ends on June 20th.

Continuing Education Credit: The Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy+Psychoanalysis (ICP+P) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. ICP+P maintains responsibility for this program and its content. ICP+P is approved by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners to offer Category I continuing education credit. Because ICP+P has approval from the Maryland Board, CE credit hours awarded by ICP+P may also be claimed by social workers licensed in Virginia and the District of Columbia. These continuing education credits meet the ANCC approval standards for nurses and the approved standards for marriage and family therapists. 7 CE credits will be awarded for attending each Saturday conference, at which full attendance is required to receive the designated CE credit. ICP+P is accredited by MedChi, the Maryland State Medical Society, to provide continuing medical education for physicians. ICP+P designates this educational activity for a maximum of 28 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Three (3) CE credits will be awarded for attendance following each pre-conference session.

2015 Stacia I. Super Memorial Ethics Conference

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2015 Stacia I. Super Memorial Ethics Conference

 When Life Intervenes: Working In the Intersection of Personal and Professional

Sunday, December 6, 2015
1 PM – 4:30 PM
George Washington University
West Hall – Mount Vernon Campus

 Speakers:

Allen Dyer, MD.

In the Wake of the Tsunami: When the Doctor Becomes a Patient

Tarpley Long, MSW. 

The Last Taboo: Ethical Considerations in Ageing and Retirement

Cornelia Lischewski, PsyD.

When an Analyst’s Analysis Goes Terribly Awry

 3 CME/CE Credits

 WCP Full, Life and Corresponding Members: $70
Friends, Basic and Non-Members: $100
Students (other than those in WCP Training Programs): $50

 Registration at:  www.wcpweb.org