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Good Stuff: Courage, Gratitude, Generosity, Forgiveness

Mar 17, 2014 09:00am -
Apr 11, 2014 05:00pm

Event Description

Good Stuff: Courage, Gratitude, Generosity, Forgiveness

Online - March 17 - April 11, 2014 | Weekend-In-Residence – April 5 – 6, 2014 at MSPP

Salman Akhtar, M.D., instructor; Usha Tummala-Nara, Ph.D., teaching assistant

This course will be delivered over four 1-hour long sessions. The first session will focus on courage, second on generosity, the third on gratitude, and the fourth on forgiveness. In each of these sessions, developmental origins of the respective capacities as well as their psychopathologic variants will be discussed. Illustrative vignettes from daily life, culture at large, and clinical work will be presented in all four sessions. While developmental and psychopathological concerns will be raised, the emphasis will remain upon the application of these insights to conducting psychotherapy and psychoanalysis.

Learning objectives:

1) Differentiate between fearlessness, courage, and counterphobia

2) Enumerate the pathological syndromes of generosity

3) List the pathological syndromes of gratitude

4) Demonstrate how to empathize better with patients having difficulty with forgiveness

5) Employ the forgoing insights to improve clinical skills

PPP14-2 | 28 CE Credits | $975

4 hours of asynchronous lectures and 12 hours of online threaded conversations plus a 12 hour required weekend-in-residence (WIR)

Salman Akhtar, M.D., is a Professor of Psychiatry at Jefferson Medical College, and Training and Supervising Analyst at the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia. He has served on the Editorial Boards of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis, Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, and Psychoanalytic Quarterly. He is currently the Book Review Editor of the International Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies. His nearly 300 scientific publications include 16 solo-authored books, Broken Structures (1992), Quest for Answers (1995), Inner Torment (1999), Immigration and Identity (1999), New Clinical Realms (2003), Objects of Our Desire (2005), The Damaged Core (2009), Turning Points in Dynamic Psychotherapy (2009), The Comprehensive Dictionary of Psychoanalysis (2009), Immigration and Acculturation (2011), Matters of Life and Death (2011), The Book of Emotions (2012), Psychoanalytic Listening (2013), Good Stuff (2013), and Sources of Suffering (2014). Dr. Akhtar is, most recently, the recipient of the prestigious Sigourney Award (2013).

Event Type:Certificate Program
Category:Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Early registration ends on Feb 11, 2014.
Regular registration starts on Feb 12, 2014 and ends on Apr 11, 2014.
Late registration starts on Apr 12, 2014.


Registration Fees
Fee TypeEarlyRegularLate
 Good Stuff: Courage, Gratitude, Generosity, Forgiveness - PPP14-2
Member Fee: $975.00$975.00$975.00
Non-Member Fee: $975.00$975.00$975.00

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