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2013 Winter/Spring Events Brochure
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• Modern Group Analysis
The Power of the Group - Four Stories
Group treatment is a cornerstone in the practice of modern psychoanalysis. When combined with individual treatment, it makes for a powerful and effective therapeutic intervention. This series of four stories is a designed to invite discussion of the role group has played in the development of four senior faculty members - all of whom employ group in their work. The dialogues also provide an overview of the dynamic work that is accomplished in group analysis. Presenters are faculty in CMPS's Group Psychoanalysis Training Program. The public, students, and therapists interested in including group psychoanalysis in their practice are welcome.
FRIDAY, MARCH 15th, 7:30PM-9:30PM
Elliot Zeisel, PhD, FAGPA, is a CMPS & NYGSP faculty member and Director of Group Training. He is a Fellow of the American Group Psychotherapy Association.
FRIDAY, APRIL 12th, 7:30PM-9:30PM
Lucy Holmes, PhD, LP, is a CMPS & NYGSP faculty member and the author of The Internal Triangle: New Theories in Female Development and Wrestling with Destiny: The Promise of Psychoanalysis (Release date: March 2013.)
FRIDAY, MAY 3rd, 7:30PM-9:30PM
Jacob Kirman, PhD, is a CMPS control & training analyst. A retired professor of psychology at Queens College, CUNY, he has served on the faculty of several analytic training institutes including CMPS and authored articles on individual and group psychoanalysis.
FRIDAY, MAY 17th, 7:30PM-9:30PM
Dolores Welber, PhD, LP, is a CMPS & NYGSP faculty member and Director of Educational Advisement. With her husband Robert, she founded the Studio School in 1971.
• Scientific Papers
The arousals that occur when we work with narcissism are particularly intense and require us to confront and work through the narcissism in our own personalities. Spotnitz was a pioneer in reconsidering the value of countertransference. We will discuss case material that focuses on the difficulty in distinguishing between subjective and objective countertransference and how that process informs our technique. Recommended readings provided beforehand.
SUNDAY, MARCH 10th, 11AM-12:30PM
Faye Newsome, MA, LP, is on the faculty of CMPS, NYGSP and BGSP. She is also director of the One-Year program and Chair of the CMPS Board of Trustees.
To Have and to Hold: The World of the Compulsive Hoarder
Compulsive hoarders have attracted increasing attention. What can we understand about this disorder and how can we frame a clinical perspective? Join us to view My Mother's Garden, a look into the psychic world of a compulsive hoarder, and to discuss the hoarder as he or she may appear in our practice.
FRIDAY, APRIL 19th, 7:30-9:30PM
Patrice LaMariana, MS, LP, is a CMPS & NYGSP faculty member. She provides consultation and training on hoarding to NY State Protective Services through Hunter Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging and Longevity.
Laurie Godfrey, LCSW, PsyaD, sits on the CMPS and NYGSP Research Committee.
• Continuing Education Series
Modern Psychonalysis: Its Place in Psychoanalytic History
Hyman Spotnitz and the founders of the modern school expanded and modified the Freudian canon so that it evolved into a unique and highly successful approach to both treatment and training but isolated it from the mainstream. The reasons behind this isolation are examined in the larger context of historical and political developments in psychoanalysis.
FRIDAY, MAY 10th, 7:30-9:30PM
Sara Sheftel, PhD, LP, is on a CMPS & NYGSP faculty member and serves as Director of Continuing Education. She is currently working on a book on Hyman Spotnitz and modern psychoanalysis.
• Psychoanalysis & the Arts
Tales from Jail
This film is the pilot for a trilogy of programs about NYC's Riker's Island jail produced for Court TV. Tales from Jail examines the pathology and violence existing in the largest penal facility in the world. The film's many profiles include a double murderer, female inmates, and former NY Jets football star, Mart Gastineau incarcerated for domestic abuse. After the film, Jane Goldberg will elaborate on key psychoanalytic concepts demonstrated in the film. (Film: 46 minutes)
FRIDAY, MARCH 1st, 7:30-9:30PM
Larry Price, BA, an NYGSP student, is a writer, producer, and director of documentaries and series for numerous TV networks. He created the long-running children's series, Booth in Back for HBO and was nominated for an Emmy in 2002 for Talking Beyond 911.
Jane Goldberg, PhD, is a CMPS & NYGSP faculty member.
Decoding the Tablecloth
This award-winning, autobiographical one-woman show, written and performed by Gabriela Kohen and directed by Connie Grappo, explores the transmission of trauma over five generations. Displaced from Poland to Argentina and finally Brooklyn, Ms. Kohen finds herself growing up Jewish and Latina in New York City. She portrays over twenty characters in this black comedy set in the 1970's disco scene, Argentina's tango halls, and the 1940's Warsaw ghetto. Dan Gilhooley follows with a discussion on the psychoanalytic concepts enacted in the show.
FRIDAY, APRIL 26th, 7:30PM-9:30PM
Gabriela Kohen, MFA, is a CMPS student who received her acting degree from the American Conservatory Theater. She runs drama therapy groups with survivors of domestic violence at Sanctuary for Families and with women who have been sexually trafficked at Restore NYC. She serves on the faculty of Therapeutic Arts Alliance of Manhattan.
Dan Gilhooley, PsyaD, LP, is a CMPS & NYGSP faculty member who has written extensively about the clinical process. He is also an artist and art teacher.
• CMPS & NYGSP Student Association Award Winning Paper Series
Standing Where the Towers Fell: A Study of Psychic and Physical Collapse and Reconstruction
This talk examines the evolution of a research project in terms of the interplay between emerging clinical material, relevant literature, and the writing process. A profound terror of annihilation formed the nucleus of this case and over the span of treatment, the patient began to contextualize death and move toward life. It addresses the author's experiences in conducting the analysis, with a focus on how the research itself became an effective tool in treating this primitive patient.
FRIDAY, MARCH 8th, 2013 7:30-9:30PM
Mark Buenzie, MFA, MS, LP, is a recent CMPS graduate. This paper is based on his research project by the same title; it received the 2012 Gradiva Award for Best Student Paper and the Phyllis W. Meadow Research Award for Best Psychoanalytic Research Project.
• Semester Course
Introduction to Modern Psychoanalysis
This popular course offers the fundamentals of psychoanalysis in general and modern psychoanalytic theory and technique in particular to those considering psychoanalytic training. Topics include transference, resistance, countertransference, and emotional communication. Open to clinicians and the public.
February 25; March 4, 11, 18; April 8, 15, 22, 29; May 6, 13.
$250 for 10 sessions.
CMPS Faculty: Mark Tallent, PhD, and Jennifer Wade, LCSW, LP.
• Open Seminars for Clinicians
Breakfast Seminar - FRIDAY, MARCH 22nd, 9:30AM-11:00AM
Modern Psychoanalytic Approaches to Harm Reduction
Harm reduction is a set of strategies to reduce the consequences of drug use and improve quality of life, including safer use, managed use, and abstinence. Clinicians meet clients "where they're at" to learn their emotional defenses and strengths. Learn the principles of harm reduction and their relationship to modern psychoanalytic techniques. Bring cases to discuss. Complimentary breakfast with RSVP.
Raul Plasencia, LCSW, LP, is a CMPS graduate with extensive experience with addiction.
Teresa Solomita, LCSW, NCPsya, is a CMPS graduate who works in an outpatient mental health setting where she treats many MICA patients using a harm reduction model.
Lunch Seminar - FRIDAY, APRIL 19th, 1:00PM-2:30PM
Social Workers and the Couch: Is Psychoanalytic Training for You?
Join us for lunch and an exploration of the ways that modern psychoanalytic training can expand and strengthen your clinical insights and supervisory skills. We will discuss psychoanalytic training and the challenges involved, so you can come to a better understanding about whether psychoanalytic training is a path you want to follow. Complimentary lunch with RSVP.
Tracy Morgan, LCSW, is an advanced candidate at CMPS and host of podcast New Books in Psychoanalysis which recently received a Gradiva Award for Best New Media.
Raul Plasencia, LCSW, LP, is a CMPS graduate with extensive experience in agency social work.