FULL CONFERENCE – 2017 – All 3 Days
Early Registration Discount Available Through 1/31/17
Jointly sponsored by The Continuing Education Program at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center,
a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School;
Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute; and
William James College
Psychodynamic Diagnosis and Treatment of Personality Disorders
Pre-Conference Institute: Thursday, March 23, 2017, 8:45 am – 5:00 pm
The Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel, Boston, MA
Nancy McWilliams, PhD, ABPP, presenter
Psychodynamic therapists wanting to broaden and deepen their clinical skills will have an opportunity to develop proficiency in the use of a new, enhanced classification system for mental health disorders, one that will be explored in detail over the course of the day (Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual (PDM-2). This state-of-the-art paradigm focuses not simply on symptom clusters and maladaptive behaviors as defining “diagnostic categories” but rather on overall mental functioning, interpersonal competencies, emotional intelligence, coping strategies, and self-reflective capacity as defining more nuanced “personality patterns,” the understanding of which will then enable clinicians to formulate more individualized treatment plans for their patients.
More specifically, instead of a diagnostic system that makes clinical distinctions on the basis of superficial, isolated, and observable “traits,” the holistic diagnostic system elaborated upon here –and offered as a complement to the aforementioned system – represents a more in-depth and whole-person approach to mental health issues, etiological factors, underlying psychodynamics, and relational patterns.
With an emphasis always on the interface between theory and practice, clinical material will be presented throughout the day that demonstrates the efficacy of a therapeutic approach informed by a conceptualization of the patient as a complex, multidimensional, unique individual with both “surface” and “depth.”
Educational Objectives: Upon completion of this Pre-Conference institute participants will be able to:
•Elaborate upon the inherent limitations of a diagnostic system that focuses primarily on symptom clusters and observable behaviors;
•Describe the benefits of supplementing such a system with a more holistic perspective that conceives of the patient as a unique, multifaceted individual with complex personality patterns; and
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy 2017
Friday and Saturday, March 24–25, 2017, 8:15 am – 5:00 pm
The Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel, Boston, MA
This extraordinary 13th annual conference features renowned faculty in the field of psychodynamic psychotherapy offering their innovative and evolving reflections on the integration of theoretical constructs into clinical practice, as well as case presentations and discussions by master clinicians.
Our overriding goal will be to widen the scope of applicability of psychodynamic psychotherapy to a broader range of clinical situations and to deepen understanding of the curative process, with special attention to the contributions of both patient and therapist in the unfolding of the “cure.”
Upon completion of this 2-day conference, participants will be able to:
• Elucidate the therapeutic action of psychodynamic psychotherapy;
• Define the contributions of different paradigms to therapeutic change;
• Integrate current theories into actual practice;
• Expand the scope of applicability of psychodynamic constructs to a variety of clinical situations.
Continuing this Year
• Four thought-provoking presentations (two on Friday and two on Saturday) featuring preeminent leaders in the field of psychodynamic psychotherapy.
• Four compelling case presentations (two on Friday and two on Saturday), each followed by two discussions demonstrating the integration of theory and practice.
• The presentations will represent a variety of treatment approaches that will widen the scope of applicability of psychodynamic psychotherapy.
• The case discussants will represent different clinical perspectives that will deepen understanding of therapeutic action.
19 CE/CME Credits
January 31, 2017
January 31, 2017
Fellows & Interns,
Full Conference - PDT6/PP17
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Andrea Celenza, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry (part-time) Harvard Medical School; Faculty, Boston Psychoanalytic Society & Institute and Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis; recipient of several awards; Author, Erotic Revelations: Clinical Applications and Perverse Scenarios, and Sexual Boundary Violations: Supervisory, and Academic Contexts.
Steven Cooper, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry (part-time), Harvard Medical School; Training and Supervising Analyst, Boston Psychoanalytic Society & Institute; Supervising Analyst and Faculty, Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis; Author, A Disturbance in the Field: Essays in Transference-Countertransference Engagement, and Objects of Hope: Exploring Possibility and Limit; Chief Editor Emeritus, Psychoanalytic Dialogues.
Nicholas Covino, PsyD, President, William James College.
Robert Fox, LICSW, Adjunct Faculty, Lesley University Division of Counseling and Psychology; Founder and Director, Institute for Existential-Psychoanalytic Therapy; Co-Founder and Steering Committee, New England Center for Existential Therapy.
James P. Frosch, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry (part-time), Harvard Medical School; Training and Supervising Analyst, Faculty, Boston Psychoanalytic Society & Institute.
Richard Geist, EdD, Founder, Teaching and Supervising Analyst, Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis; Executive Board, International Association for Psychoanalytic Self Psychology; Author, Investor Therapy; Co-Editor, Psychology of Investing, Associate Editor, International Journal of Psychoanalytic Self Psychology.
James Herzog, MD, Training and Supervising Analyst, Faculty, Boston Psychoanalytic Society & Institute; Supervisory Analyst, Sigmund Freud Institute, Zurich, Switzerland; Author, Father Hunger.
Anton O. Kris, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, (part-time), Harvard Medical School; Training and Supervising Analyst, Faculty, Boston Psychoanalytic Society & Institute; Trustee, Anna Freud Centre and Sigmund Freud Archives; Author, Free Association: Method and Process.
Carolynn Maltas, PhD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology (part-time) Harvard Medical School; Founding member and Director of Education of the Psychodynamic Couple and Family Institute of New England (PCFINE); Past president (Family and Couple Therapy) of Division 39 of APA.
Alfred Margulies, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Associate Chair, Department of Psychiatry, Cambridge Health Alliance; Training and Supervising Analyst, Boston Psychoanalytic Society & Institute; Recipient, Harvard Medical School Faculty of Medicine Prize for Excellence in Teaching; Recipient, Massachusetts Psychiatric Society 2013 Outstanding Psychiatrist Award in Clinical Psychiatry; Co-Founder, Cambridge Health Alliance Program for Psychotherapy; Author, The Empathic Imagination.
Nancy McWilliams, PhD, ABPP is on the faculty of at Rutgers University’s Graduate School of Applied & Professional Psychology. She is author of Psychoanalytic Diagnosis, Psychoanalytic Case Formulation; and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. She is Associate Editor of the Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual (rev. ed. 2016). She is a former president of the Division of Psychoanalysis (39) of the American Psychological Association and is on the editorial board of Psychoanalytic Psychology.
Anna Ornstein, MD, Teaching Associate in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Supervising Analyst, Boston Psychoanalytic Society & Institute and Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis; Professor Emerita of Child Psychiatry, University of Cincinnati; Co-Director, International Center for the Study of Psychoanalytic Self-Psychology; Author, My Mother’s Eyes, Holocaust Memoirs of a Young Girl, Co-Author, Empathy and the Therapeutic Dialogue.
Rafael Ornstein, MD, Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Faculty and Co-Chair, Program Committee, Boston Psychoanalytic Society & Institute.
Stuart Pizer, PhD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School; Founding Board Member, Faculty, Supervising Analyst, and former President, Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis; Associate Editor, Psychoanalytic Dialogues; Author, Building Bridges: The Negotiation of Paradox in Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalytic Dialogues, Building Bridges: The Negotiation on Paradox in Psychoanalysis
Eric Plakun, MD, Associate Medical Director, Director of Admissions, Austen Riggs Center; Distinguished Life Fellow, American Psychiatric Association, Recipient, Massachusetts Psychiatric Society 2003 Outstanding Psychiatrist Award in Clinical Psychiatry; Editor, New Perspectives on Narcissism and Treatment Resistance and Patient Authority.
Elizabeth (Libby) Shapiro, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry (part-time), Harvard Medical School; Supervisor, Cambridge Health Alliance.
Carolyn Stack, PsyD, Faculty and Supervising Analyst, Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis; Co-Editor, Bringing the Plague: Toward a Postmodern Psychoanalysis.
Usha Tummala, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Boston College; Past chair of the Multicultural Concerns Committee, for Division 39, APA; Author of Psychoanalytic Theory and Cultural Competence in Psychotherapy.
William J. Ventimiglia, DMin, Training Board, Supervising and Training Analyst, Faculty Member, and former President of the C. G. Jung Institute of Boston and of the New England Society of Jungian Analysts.
James Walton, MD, Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; President, Boston Psychoanalytic Society & Institute; Training and Supervising Analyst, Boston Psychoanalytic Society & Institute.