How Psychoanalytic Thinking Enriches Trauma Treatment: Toward a Meaningful Synthesis of Contributions from Psychoanalysis and Trauma Studies (2023 Psychodynamics-Psychoanalytic Virtual Seminar)
This two-day virtual seminar will challenge the either/or qualities of many trauma-relevant approaches and paradigms and demonstrate how psychoanalytic perspectives can enrich and empower our therapeutic efforts. We will explore the constructive perspectives that emerge from an alternative both/and stance, choosing to understand, reconcile, and work around differences, permitting clinicians to mobilize the power of divergent models and contributions on behalf of the therapeutic needs of individual patients. Presenters Ira Brenner, Charis Cladouhos, Elizabeth Howell, Shelly Itzkowitz, Rick Kluft, John O’Neil, Adah Sachs, and Valerie Sinason will address a number of difficult topics. These include reviewing the role of instinct theory in trauma treatment, rethinking sexuality and the Oedipal complex in the treatment of the traumatized, the value of new ancillary psychedelic modalities, the underappreciated contributions of Bowlby, Fairbairn, and Ferenczi, and Bion, and returning ideas and approaches discarded by Freud to the mainstream of clinical work.
Participants attending the full conference will receive 12 APA and ASWB continuing education credits and 12 ISSTD Certificate Program credits. Information about credits for each session are included in the information for each session. Participants will receive individual certificates for each session attended for the sessions which they meet the requirements for. To earn credits, participants must attende the full session and complete a session evaluation for each session.
Early registration ends October 17, 2023 at 5:00 PM US Eastern Time. Prices will increase for emerging professional and professional/retired rates at that time by $50.
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Registration is only available for two days for this event. Live sessions cannot be purchased individually. Registered attendees will have exclusive access to the recordings of this event for 60 days following the live event.
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- ISSTD defines a student as those enrolled in a program of study leading to a degree or certification in the mental health field and who have an interest in trauma and dissociation.
- ISSTD defines an emerging professional as mental health professionals who have completed an advanced degree and are in the first three years of their career (or first three years after graduation for researchers).
- If you do not fall into one of the above categories please register as Professional/Retired.
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- Group rates are available for groups of five or more from the same hospital, facility, or university. Please email ISSTD HQ for assistance with group rates. For groups of 5-9 the discount is 10% off registration fees, for groups of 10 or more the discount is 15% off registration fees.
Cancellations must be received in writing via email or fax. A processing fee of $45 will be charged for cancellations received on or before Tuesday, October 31, 2023 at 5:00 PM ET. No refunds will be issued for no-shows. Refund requests will not be accepted after October 31, 2023. Not all requests will be granted. Substitutions for attendees are accepted until October 31, 2023.
ISSTD is fully committed to conducting all activities in strict conformation with the APA and ASWB grievance procedures.
During this conference, conference organizers, presenters and staff will address any concerns that arise. Every effort will be made to address the concerns during the conference when possible. If these individuals are unable to address the participant’s concerns, the complaints and grievances shall be presented in writing to ISSTD Headquarters at email@example.com. These will be forwarded on for review by the Virtual and Regional Conference Committee.
Social Workers: Should social workers have a specific grievance, these grievances will be addressed by D. Michael Coy, LICSW. In situations where the social worker would have a conflict of interest, then, Christine Forner, MSW will review the grievance.
ISSTD strives to resolve grievances in a manner that is in the best interest of the participant. All complaints and grievances are reviewed within 5 working days. Formal grievances are required to be written and emailed as directed above and will be responded to within 15 business days.
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