Institute, Society, and Foundation Events
2023 - 2024 Society Meeting Schedule
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September 23, 2023 11am - 1pm: Karen Maroda, PhD. The Analyst's Vulnerability: How Our Early Childhood Experiences Impact Our Choice of Theory and Technique. Dr. Maroda expands the conversation about the dynamics in the therapeutic dyad by focusing on the therapist's early experiences and how they impact theory and practice, the natural human limits of empathy, and the role of enactment in the therapeutic process. Please RSVP using this link.
October 14th, 2023 11am - 1pm: Danielle Novack, PhD. Meeting Again, Meeting Anew: A Child Patient Returns as an Adult. A child patient returns to treatment 20 years later providing Dr. Novack a unique window into the child's and the analyst's development. As past meets present, old relational patterns, fears, and wishes emerge in the hear and now. They encounter blind spots, repetitions and enactments but also co-create an ongoing dialectic shaped by past and present. Please RSVP using this link.
November 11th, 2023 11am - 1pm: Donald Moss, MD. The Traumatizing Disorder of Everyday Life. The analyst's capacity to listen, to take in, can feel diminished when events of daily life command so much attention and place new demands on our minds for work. Through three clinical examples, Dr. Moss considers the task of reconfiguring one's capacities, working against restriction and finding one's way toward continued receptivity. Please RSVP using this link.
January 27th, 2024 11am - 1pm: Donnel Stern, PhD. Interpretation: Voice of the Field. For patients, it's seldom the content of the analyst's interpretation that's memorable but rather the feeling of being understood. Within the interpersonal field, the analyst's interpretation gives voice to field shifts that are jointly created between analyst and patient and make way for a new freedom to think and feel. Please RSVP using this link.
March 9th, 2024 11am - 1pm: Steven Stern, PsyD. Needed Relationships: A Complexity-Based Organizing Principle. Psychoanalytic theories are needed to sense, understand and connect with our patients but they can limit the analyst's participation in terms of theoretical and technical categories. Using his concept of needed relationships, Dr. Stern offers a more holistic view of the analyst-patient relationship in all its therapeutic complexity. He invites the therapist to work creatively within the evolving therapeutic space with each patient. Please RSVP using this link.
April 13th, 2024 11am - 1pm: Glen Gabbard, MD. The Elusive Construct of Therapeutic Action. Clinicians and researchers find it difficult to adequately describe how the patient changes and what roles the clinician has in facilitating change. What approaches have been developed to help us understand how patients can expand their understanding of the source of the difficulties and what they can do to improve their lives? Dr. Gabbard will discuss some of the historical and recent efforts that have been made to understand what constitutes therapeutic action in psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic therapy. He will illustrate some of these recent advances with clinical vignettes. Please RSVP using this link.