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Instructions Not Included: Shifts in Culture, Shifts in Psychoanalysis
Saturday, March 9, 2013 from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM (EST)
New York, NY
Coffee & Registration: 9:30am
Conference: 10:00am - 1:30pm
Ruth Burtman, Ph.D.
Rebecca Harrington, LCSW
Adam Kaplan, Ph.D.
Scott Quasha, Psy.D.
J.P. Cheuvront, Psy.D.
Psychoanalytic theory has always evolved with changes in culture, though often at a slower pace than clinical practice. This creates a dilemma for psychoanalysts. If theory is our map, then how do we navigate a 21st century treatment with a 20th century compass? What if our patient isn’t even on the map? Facing these quandaries, many of us end up feeling at odds with the traditional frame, but tentative about when and why to rework psychoanalytic convention.
This conference will focus on the work of four analysts with cases at the heart of 21st century cultural realities, but outside the spotlight of most canonical psychoanalytic theory and technique. Their clinical examples take us into the worlds of transgender teenagers, treatment via Skype, becoming Facebook friends with a patient and navigating clinical boundaries when a young patient becomes terminally ill. In thinking about these cases, our aim is to explore how we might continually adapt theory to the lived demands of clinical psychoanalysis in today’s world. Our intention is to generate ways we can expand theory and practice to provide for the greatest breadth of our patients’ experiences, desires and needs.
J.P. CHEUVRONT, PSY.D. is training faculty and supervisor at the Institute for the Psychoanalytic Study of Subjectivity, New York. He is co-chair for the 2014 APA Division 39 Annual Spring Meeting to be held in New York City, and author of numerous published articles. His private practice is in New York City.
RUTH BURTMAN, PH.D. is a Co-Director of the Institute for the Psychoanalytic Study of Subjectivity where she is on faculty and a training analyst. She is also the director of the One-Year Introduction to Psychoanalytic Self Psychology and Intersubjectivity program at IPSS. Dr. Burtman is on the faculty and a supervisor at the National Institute for Psychotherapies. She is in private practice in New York City treating children, adults, couples and families.
REBECCA HARRINGTON, LCSW maintains a full-time private practice in New York City working with adults in individual, couples, and group therapy. She is on faculty at PPSC where she is an instructor, supervisor, and training analyst.
ADAM KAPLAN, PH.D. is an Attending Clinical Psychologist at New York-Presbyterian Hospital where he is also the Coordinator of the Adult Track of the Psychology Internship Training Program. He has a faculty appointment at Columbia University and maintains a private practice in New York City. Adam is affiliated with the Institute for the Psychoanalytic Study of Subjectivity.
SCOTT QUASHA, PSY.D. is a psychologist with years of experience in middle and elementary schools, and is an instructor at Brooklyn College. Scott earned his master’s degree at Columbia University, and completed his doctoral work at St. John’s University, where he researched the impact of GSA clubs in middle school settings. Scott practices privately in Manhattan, as well, and leads an LGBTQ youth group for students ages 11-14 years old.
CONFERENCE CHAIR: Tara Anderson, LMSW
COMMITTEE: Fred Aiese, LCSW, Josh Dodes, LMSW, Paul Robinson, LMSW, Melissa Walker, LCSW
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Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center is a psychoanalytic training institute PPSC is dedicated to using multiple theoretical perspectives to provide high-level training in psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy to psychologists, social workers and other qualified mental health practitioners. PPSC graduates psychoanalysts and psychotherapists who represent our unique tradition of diversity, recognition and respect for the individual. In the spirit of what we believe psychoanalysis to be, PPSC is committed to community, curiosity and collegiality that foster openness to learning from each other. This is the foundation of our training of students and how they work with each patient.
PPSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual preference, national or ethnic origin or analytic orientation in the administration of its admissions and educational policies.