WSPP: Self States in Normality, in Pathology, and in Creativity

Friday, April 26, 2013, 9:30am – 12:30pm:
9:30-11:30am: presentation by Richard Waugaman, MD
11:30am-12:30pm: discussion moderated by Elizabeth Rankin, LiCSW

This seminar will examine self states in normality, pathology, and creativity. Bromberg’s important work has familiarized many of us with the concept of multiple self states. Dr. Waugaman will discuss the way that various ego states manifest in all of us. We have ego states that stay “awake” while “we” sleep, and our dreams constitute the thoughts of those ego states. While some creative artists may have DID, many do not, but seem to have unusual access to ego states that are unavailable to most people. Extending his previous work in DID, Dr. Waugaman will explore these self/ego states.

Presenter: Richard M. Waugaman, M.D. is Training and Supervising Analyst, Emeritus at the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute; Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown University; Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at USUHS; and Reader at the Folger Shakespeare Library. He has 30 years of clinical experience in the intensive treatment of patients with dissociative identity disorder. He was formerly Director of the Dissociative Disorders Program at Chestnut Lodge. 45 of his more than 100 publications are on Shakespeare and the psychology of pseudonymity. Most of the former can be found at www.oxfreudian.com. He has also written ten publications on dissociative disorder.

Registration: Free for WSPP members; $40 for non-members. (Non-members are invited to join WSPP for $60.00 and save on registration.) This workshop earns 3 Continuing Education credits (sponsored by the APA)- for an additional cost of $10. We still have space for more, but do ask that you register and send CE payment ($10) beforehand. The registration form can be downloaded from here: http://www.wspp-dc.org/registration.htm
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Sign-Ins are from 9:00-9:20am. Please try to arrive early enough to sign in before the seminar starts. There will be refreshments and opportunities to socialize – so please come early.

Location:
BCC Services Center
4805 Edgemoor Lane
Bethesda, MD
Located at the Metro-Red Line (Bethesda). Turn left upon exiting the escalator, walk towards the plaza skywalk

WSPP: A Local Chapter of the Division of Psychoanalysis (39) of the APA. For more information about learning objectives, CE’s, registration and WSPP policies, please visit our website: www.wspp-dc.org

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The Washington Society of Psychoanalytic Psychology (WSPP) is an official local chapter of Division 39 of the American Psychological Association, the APA division interested in psychoanalysis. We are an educational organization which offers seminars and short courses on modern psychoanalytic ideas and approaches. We are open to all practicing psychotherapists. In our seminars and short courses, we emphasize and foster a collegial atmosphere in which members and attendees learn from experienced, psychoanalytically-oriented clinicians, and in which all feel free to discuss the way the presenter’s ideas and approaches pertain to their own clinical experience. Over many years, we have developed a seminar format that actively welcomes the participation of all. For many, it is a rich and rewarding opportunity for professional growth and networking.

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About WSPP

The Washington Society of Psychoanalytic Psychology (WSPP) is an official local chapter of Division 39 of the American Psychological Association, the APA division interested in psychoanalysis. We are an educational organization which offers seminars and short courses on modern psychoanalytic ideas and approaches. We are open to all practicing psychotherapists. In our seminars and short courses, we emphasize and foster a collegial atmosphere in which members and attendees learn from experienced, psychoanalytically-oriented clinicians, and in which all feel free to discuss the way the presenter’s ideas and approaches pertain to their own clinical experience. Over many years, we have developed a seminar format that actively welcomes the participation of all. For many, it is a rich and rewarding opportunity for professional growth and networking.