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    • 18 Dec 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM (CST)
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    *Rescheduled*

    Francoise Davoine, PhD

    (Paris, France )

    Sunday, December 18, 2022

    Psychoanalysis in time of historical catastrophes, war and pandemic.

    12 noon-3pm (CST): ZOOM


    About the presentation: A recent book was published in France by a historian:  "The unconscious or the oblivion of history". I will contend that  the psychoanalysis of traumas and psychosis deals with history, more precisely with cut out pieces of history, it requests a specific kind of transference which I will describe through clinical vignettes. 

    Francoise Davoine, PhD is a writer, psychoanalyst, and a retired faculty member from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris where she lead weekly seminars on "Madness and the Social lnk" for forty years. She also worked for thirty years as an analyst in psychiatric hospitals and offered weekly outdoor consultations. She was a Member of Lacan's Freudian school until his death in 1981. She is a member of the ISPS and the US branch and an Erikson scholar at the Austen Riggs Center.

    Learning Objectives 

    Following this presentation, participants will be able to:

    1. Learn about two different paradigms in psychoanalysis.

    2. Learn about its link with authors, in time of war and plague, who as Freud says, are our precious allies. 

    This is an All Level Presentation

    Fees

    CCP members: free with annual $175 membership, payable at registration.

    Students:free with annual $150 membership, payable at registration.

    Fellows: free with annual $150 membership, payable at registration.
    Non-CCP members, single admission: $50

    Continuing Education
    This program is sponsored for Continuing Education Credits by the Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis. There is no commercial support for this program, nor are there any relationships between the continuing education sponsor, presenting organization, presenter, program content, research, grants or other funding that could be construed as conflicts of interest. Participants are asked to be aware of the need for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program. If the program content becomes stressful, participants are encouraged to process these feelings during discussion periods. The Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis maintains responsibility for this program and its content. CCP is licensed by the state of Illinois to sponsor continuing education credits for Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Counselors and Licensed Clinical Psychologists (license no. 159.000941 and 268.000020 and 168.000238 Illinois Dept. of Financial and Professional Regulation).

    Professionals holding the aforementioned credentials will receive 3.0 continuing education credits for attending the entire program. To receive these credits a completed evaluation form must be turned in at the end of the presentation and licensed psychologists must first complete a brief exam on the subject matter. No continuing education credit will be given for attending part of the presentation. Refunds for CE credit after the program begins will not be honored. If a participant has special needs or concerns about the program, s/he/they should contact Toula Kourliouros Kalven by December 17, 2022 at: tkalven@ccpsa.org

    References/Suggested Readings

    F. Davoine: Pandemics, Wars, Traumas and Miterature. Routledge 2022.


    F. Davoine, JM. Gaudillière. History beyond trauma. Other Press 2004.


    Abram Kardiner, My analysis with Freud.


    Pat Barker Regeneration Trilogy, featuring  anthropologist, eurologist and psychoanalyst William Rivers during WWI.

    Presented by

    The Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis/CCP Program Committee: Carol Ganzer, PhD, Toula Kourliouros Kalven,  Alan Levy, PhD.

    The Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis is an IRS 501(C)(3) charitable organization, and expenses may be tax deductible to the extent allowed by law and your personal tax situation.



    • 13 Jan 2023
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (CST)
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    Fridays @CCP

    David Scharff, MD

    (Chevy Chase, MD)



    Friday, January 13, 2023

    The Revolutionary Legacies of Fairbairn and Pichon Riviere

    7-9pm (CST): ZOOM


    About the presentation:  This presentation will outline the principal tenets of contributions of W. R. Fairbairn and Enrique Pichon Riviere, two unsung revolutionaries of psychoanalysis, and discuss subsequent developments made possible by their reorientation of psychoanalytic theory.

    David Scharff, M.D., is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown University, as well as at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He is also Co-Founder and Former Director of the International Psychotherapy Institute; former Chair of the International Psychoanalytic Association’s Committee on Family and Couple Psychoanalysis; and editor-in-chief of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in China. He directs training programs in analytic couple and family therapy in Beijing and Moscow. Scharff is the 2021 recipient of the Sigourney Award for pioneering work in psychoanalysis.

    Learning Objectives

    Following this presentation, participants will be able to list:

    1. Three elements of theory that Fairbairn contributed that reoriented analysis towards the centrality of relationships in development.

    2. Two changes suggested by Pichon Riviere that enabled analysis to consider social connection in development and the influence of previous generations.

    This is an Intermediate to Advanced Presentation

    Fees

    CCP members: free with annual $175 membership, payable at registration.

    Students:free with annual $150 membership, payable at registration.

    Fellows: free with annual $150 membership, payable at registration.
    Non-CCP members, single admission: $50

    Continuing Education
    This program is sponsored for Continuing Education Credits by the Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis. There is no commercial support for this program, nor are there any relationships between the continuing education sponsor, presenting organization, presenter, program content, research, grants or other funding that could be construed as conflicts of interest. Participants are asked to be aware of the need for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program. If the program content becomes stressful, participants are encouraged to process these feelings during discussion periods. The Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis maintains responsibility for this program and its content. CCP is licensed by the state of Illinois to sponsor continuing education credits for Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Counselors and Licensed Clinical Psychologists (license no. 159.000941 and 268.000020 and 168.000238 Illinois Dept. of Financial and Professional Regulation).

    Professionals holding the aforementioned credentials will receive 2.0 continuing education credits for attending the entire program. To receive these credits a completed evaluation form must be turned in at the end of the presentation and licensed psychologists must first complete a brief exam on the subject matter. No continuing education credit will be given for attending part of the presentation. Refunds for CE credit after the program begins will not be honored. If a participant has special needs or concerns about the program, s/he/they should contact Toula Kourliouros Kalven by January 12, 2023 at: tkalven@ccpsa.org

    References/Suggested Readings

    Scharff, D.E., Birtles, E.F. (1997). From Instinct To Self: The Evolution And Implications Of W. R. D. Fairbairn's Theory Of Object Relations. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 78:1085-1103.

    Scharff, D. E. (2018) Re-Review of Symbiosis and Ambiguity by Jose Bleger, edited by John Churcher and Leopoldo Bleger, 2013. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 66:5pp 999-1005.

    Scharff, D. E. (2019) “Living in the Object.” In D. E. Scharff, Ed. The Use of the Object in Psychoanalysis: An Object Relations Perspective on the Other. London and New York: Routledge. Pp. 4-16.

    Scharff, D. E., Losso, R. and Setton, L. (2017) Pichon-Rivière’s psychoanalytic contributions: Some comparisons with object relations and modern developments in psychoanalysis. International Journal of Psychoanalysis. 98(1): 129-143.

    Scharff, D. E. (2022) Changing family and marital structure in China: emotional strain at cultural and individual levels. Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in China 5 (1): 34-40.

    Presented by

    The Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis/CCP Program Committee: Carol Ganzer, PhD, Toula Kourliouros Kalven,  Alan Levy, PhD.

    The Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis is an IRS 501(C)(3) charitable organization, and expenses may be tax deductible to the extent allowed by law and your personal tax situation.



    • 3 Feb 2023
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (CST)
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    Fridays @CCP

    David Lichtenstein, PhD

    (New York, NY )

    Friday, February 3, 2023

    To reconsider the death drive

    7-9pm (CST): ZOOM


    About the presentation: This presentation will introduce Lacan’s reformulation of the death drive and explore the importance of the concept for clinical psychoanalytic work.

    One feature of Jacques Lacan’s reformulation of psychoanalytic metapsychology was to reconsider the concept of drive. His intention was to redefine the drive in order to situate it entirely within the psychoanalytic framework of subjectivity and thus to separate and distinguish that psychoanalytic concept from the biological sense of drive. In doing so, Lacan also reformulated the concept of the death drive, making it an essential element in the structure of the subject. Apart from biological determinants, death operates symbolically and in unconscious fantasy in ways that are relevant to both the clinical realm and to cultural and political concerns.

    David Lichtenstein, PhD is a psychoanalyst in private practice in NYC, working with both adults and children. He is the founding Editor of DIVISION/Review, Co-Founder of Après-Coup Psychoanalytic Association and Adjunct Faculty member at the NYU Post Doc. Institute for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, CUNY Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology and The New School University Dept of Philosophy, and has worked with Das Unbehagen (New York) and Le Cercle Freudien (Paris). He has written numerous articles and book chapters especially addressing psychoanalysis as influenced by the work of Jacques Lacan.  He is the co-editor of the recent book The Lacan Tradition (Routledge, 2018). He has led reading groups in New York for many years and is currently teaching Lacan for Clinicians a course for CE credit independently sponsored by the Fifth Floor Associates.


    Learning Objectives

    Following this presentation, participants will be able to:

    1.Describe Lacan’s reformulation of the death drive

    2.Explain the clinical functions of the redefined death drive

    This is an Intermediate Level Presentation

    Fees

    CCP members: free with annual $175 membership, payable at registration.

    Students:free with annual $150 membership, payable at registration.

    Fellows: free with annual $150 membership, payable at registration.
    Non-CCP members, single admission: $50

    Continuing Education
    This program is sponsored for Continuing Education Credits by the Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis. There is no commercial support for this program, nor are there any relationships between the continuing education sponsor, presenting organization, presenter, program content, research, grants or other funding that could be construed as conflicts of interest. Participants are asked to be aware of the need for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program. If the program content becomes stressful, participants are encouraged to process these feelings during discussion periods. The Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis maintains responsibility for this program and its content. CCP is licensed by the state of Illinois to sponsor continuing education credits for Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Counselors and Licensed Clinical Psychologists (license no. 159.000941 and 268.000020 and 168.000238 Illinois Dept. of Financial and Professional Regulation).

    Professionals holding the aforementioned credentials will receive 2.0 continuing education credits for attending the entire program. To receive these credits a completed evaluation form must be turned in at the end of the presentation and licensed psychologists must first complete a brief exam on the subject matter. No continuing education credit will be given for attending part of the presentation. Refunds for CE credit after the program begins will not be honored. If a participant has special needs or concerns about the program, s/he/they should contact Toula Kourliouros Kalven by February 2, 2023 at: tkalven@ccpsa.org

    References/Suggested Readings

    Eissler,K. R. (1971) Death Drive, Ambivalence, and Narcissism. Psychoanalytic Study of the Child 26:25-78.

    Freud, S. (1920) Beyond the Pleasure Principle. SE 18:1-64.

    Lacan, J. (1979) The Neurotic’s Individual Myth. Psychoanalytic Quarterly 48:405-425.

    Nobus, D. (2021) Narcissism and the Pleasures of Extinction: For the Centenary of ‘Beyond the Pleasure Principle’. European Journal of Psychoanalysis Vol 8, No.1.

    Segal, H. (1993) On the Clinical Usefulness of the Concept of Death Instinct. International Journal of Psychoanalysis 74:55-61.

    Presented by

    The Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis/CCP Program Committee: Carol Ganzer, PhD, Toula Kourliouros Kalven,  Alan Levy, PhD.

    The Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis is an IRS 501(C)(3) charitable organization, and expenses may be tax deductible to the extent allowed by law and your personal tax situation.


    • 12 Feb 2023
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (CST)
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    Alan Levy, PhD

    (Chicago, Il)

    Sunday, February 12, 2023

    The Moral Injuries of Everyday Clinical Practice

    10am-1pm (CST):ZOOM


    About the presentation: This program addresses the moral injury that results when clinicians’ deeply held convictions to help people who are experiencing psychological and social distress are seriously impaired by the conditions under which they practice. Clinicians often see their patients without the necessary supports to address their needs in any depth. Instead, patients often are overmedicated and trained to manage their difficulties. There is little time or opportunity to engage their patients deeply. Indeed, clinicians’ capacities to empathically recognize their patients as subjective human beings who have an inner life become constrained. Under these conditions, clinicians may become angry, disillusioned, and demoralized. Mired in the structural and economic limitations in which they function, clinics and agencies tend to define this phenomenon as clinician burnout. They often individualize what is fundamentally a systemic problem or simply treat this as an inconvenient reality to which staff must adjust. As a result, clinicians and agencies alike may embrace simplistic solutions to fundamentally perplexing, complex problems.

    The difficulties in engaging their patients deeply and flexibly result in clinicians dissociating and withdrawing from the lived experience of their patients. They often lose their commitment to their patients, and they feel more like a bureaucrat than a therapist.

    This program will help agency and clinic-based clinicians to identify the factors that militate against deeply their engaging patients. It presents how current conditions result in the moral injury of clinicians. It explores the mutual dissociation that often occurs when clinicians are injured when their fundamental values of helping people who themselves are injured. It will highlight approaches to working with patients under these conditions. The presentation will underscore the fundamental role of clinician communities in combatting the effects of moral injury.

    Alan J. Levy, Ph.D is the President of the Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy.  He is a certified psychoanalyst, having trained at the National Institute for the Psychotherapies in New York. Dr. Levy was on staff in the Departments of Psychiatry of Tufts and Columbia Universities. He has held faculty positions at Columbia, the University of Southern California (USC), Loyola University Chicago, and the University of Chicago.  Dr. Levy was elected as a Distinguished Scholar and Fellow of the National Academies of Practice.  He was awarded the Distinguished Career Award from Simmons University and he received the Educator’s Award from the National Institute for the Psychotherapies.  Dr. Levy maintains a private practice in psychoanalysis and psychotherapy in Northfield, Illinois.

    Learning Objectives

    At the end of this program, participants shall:

    1.Understand the application of the concept of moral injury in clinical practice.

    2.Identify how moral injury leads to dissociation and withdrawal from patients.

    3.Use the clinical community to combat the effects of moral injury to treat their patients.        

    This is an all level presentation

    Fees

    CCP members: free with annual $175 membership, payable at registration.

    Students:free with annual $150 membership, payable at registration.

    Fellows: free with annual $150 membership, payable at registration.
    Non-CCP members, single admission: $50

    Continuing Education
    This program is sponsored for Continuing Education Credits by the Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis. There is no commercial support for this program, nor are there any relationships between the continuing education sponsor, presenting organization, presenter, program content, research, grants or other funding that could be construed as conflicts of interest. Participants are asked to be aware of the need for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program. If the program content becomes stressful, participants are encouraged to process these feelings during discussion periods. The Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis maintains responsibility for this program and its content. CCP is licensed by the state of Illinois to sponsor continuing education credits for Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Counselors and Licensed Clinical Psychologists (license no. 159.000941 and 268.000020 and 168.000238 Illinois Dept. of Financial and Professional Regulation).

    Professionals holding the aforementioned credentials will receive 3.0 continuing education credits for attending the entire program. To receive these credits a completed evaluation form must be turned in at the end of the presentation and licensed psychologists must first complete a brief exam on the subject matter. No continuing education credit will be given for attending part of the presentation. Refunds for CE credit after the program begins will not be honored. If a participant has special needs or concerns about the program, s/he/they should contact Toula Kourliouros Kalven by February 11, 2022 at: tkalven@ccpsa.org.

    References/Suggested Readings

    1. Fourie, C. (2017). Who is experiencing what kind of moral distress? Distinctions for moving from a narrow to a broad definition of moral distress. AMA Journal of Ethics, 1:578-584.
    2. Layton, L. (2014). Some psychic effects of neoliberalism: Narcissism, disavowal, perversion. Psychoanalysis, Culture, and Society, 19(2):161-178.
    3. Shay, J. (2014). Moral injury. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 31:182-191.

    Presented by

    The Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis/CCP Program Committee: Carol Ganzer, PhD, Toula Kourliouros Kalven,  Alan Levy, PhD.

    The Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis is an IRS 501(C)(3) charitable organization, and expenses may be tax deductible to the extent allowed by law and your personal tax situation.


    • 3 Mar 2023
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (CST)
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    Fridays @CCP

    Joyce Slochower, PhD

    (New York, NY)

    Friday, March 3, 2023

    A Few Regrets 

    7-9pm (CST): ZOOM


    About the presentation: In this lecture I turn a critical eye on my own work.  After describing my relational holding model, I will explore its limitations—both theoretical and clinical. What is problematic in the implicit analytic ideal embedded in the concept of holding? How does this vision of therapeutic process both add to and narrow the clinical arena? What is absent, overlooked, or just plain wrong in this perspective?  After delineating the dialectics embedded within the holding metaphor, their crucial and problematic implications, I will muse about what has shifted my relationship to my own theory over time. My aim is to invite us all to push past othering and toward theoretical self-examination.

    Joyce Slochower Ph.D., ABPP, is Professor Emerita of Psychology at Hunter College & the Graduate Center, CUNY.  Joyce is faculty and supervisor at the NYU Postdoctoral Program, the Steven Mitchell Center, the National Training Program of NIP (all in New York), Philadelphia Center for Relational Studies in Philadelphia and the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California in San Francisco.  She is on the Editorial Boards of Psychoanalytic Dialogues, Ricerca Psicoanalitica and Psychoanalytic Perspectives and is on the Board of the IARPP.  Joyce has published over 100 articles on various aspects of psychoanalytic theory and technique.  Second Editions of her two books, Holding and Psychoanalysis: A Relational Perspective (1996) and Psychoanalytic Collisions (2006), were released in 2014 by Routledge. She is co-Editor, with Lew Aron and Sue Grand, of “De-idealizing relational theory: a Critique from within” and “Decentering Relational Theory: A Comparative Critique (2018, Routledge).  She is in private practice in New York City where she sees individuals and couples, runs supervision and study groups.

    Learning Objectives

    Following this presentation, participants will learn:

    1. Describe the relational holding model

    2. Explain the limitations of the holding concept from a relational perspective


    This is an Intermidiate to Advanced Level Presentation

    Fees

    CCP members: free with annual $175 membership, payable at registration.

    Students:free with annual $150 membership, payable at registration.

    Fellows: free with annual $150 membership, payable at registration.
    Non-CCP members, single admission: $50

    Continuing Education
    This program is sponsored for Continuing Education Credits by the Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis. There is no commercial support for this program, nor are there any relationships between the continuing education sponsor, presenting organization, presenter, program content, research, grants or other funding that could be construed as conflicts of interest. Participants are asked to be aware of the need for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program. If the program content becomes stressful, participants are encouraged to process these feelings during discussion periods. The Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis maintains responsibility for this program and its content. CCP is licensed by the state of Illinois to sponsor continuing education credits for Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Counselors and Licensed Clinical Psychologists (license no. 159.000941 and 268.000020 and 168.000238 Illinois Dept. of Financial and Professional Regulation).

    Professionals holding the aforementioned credentials will receive 2.0 continuing education credits for attending the entire program. To receive these credits a completed evaluation form must be turned in at the end of the presentation and licensed psychologists must first complete a brief exam on the subject matter. No continuing education credit will be given for attending part of the presentation. Refunds for CE credit after the program begins will not be honored. If a participant has special needs or concerns about the program, s/he/they should contact Toula Kourliouros Kalven by March 2, 2023 at: tkalven@ccpsa.org

    References/Suggested Readings

    Aron, L., Grand, S., & Slochower, J. (2018a). De-idealizing relational theory: A critique from within. Routledge. 

    Slochower, J. (2014b). Holding and psychoanalysis: A relational perspective (2nd ed.). Routledge. (Original work published 1996) 

    Slochower, J. (2014c). Psychoanalytic collisions (2nd ed.). Routledge. (Original work published in 2006) 

    Winnicott, D. W. W. (1965). The maturational processes and the facilitating environment. Hogarth Press. 

    Balint, M. (1968). The basic fault. Tavistock.

    Presented by

    The Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis/CCP Program Committee: Carol Ganzer, PhD, Toula Kourliouros Kalven,  Alan Levy, PhD.

    The Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis is an IRS 501(C)(3) charitable organization, and expenses may be tax deductible to the extent allowed by law and your personal tax situation.


    • 24 Mar 2023
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (CDT)
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    Fridays @CCP

    Celia Brickman, PhD.,LCPC

    (Chicago, IL)

    Friday, March 24, 2023


    The Racial Legacy of Freud’s Psychoanalysis 

    7-9pm (CST): ZOOM


    About the presentation: This talk will investigate the implicit racial assumptions embedded within Freud’s foundational works of psychoanalysis. We will chart the origins of these assumptions in the colonial anthropology from which Freud borrowed, and then track their absorption into Freud’s metapsychology through an analysis of his category of the primitive. Finally, we will consider some implications for the contemporary practice of psychoanalysis.

    Celia Brickman, Ph.D., LCPC is a faculty member at the Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis and an adjunct faculty member at the Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute. She practices psychotherapy at the Center for Religion & Psychotherapy of Chicago, where she is scholar-in- residence and formerly was the director of education. She is the author of Race in Psychoanalysis: Aboriginal Populations in the Mind (Routledge, 2018), whose first edition was nominated for the Gradiva Award for Historical, Cultural and Literary Analysis in psychoanalysis. She received her PhD from the University of Chicago.  


    Learning Objectives

    Following this presentation, participants will be able to:

    1.Participants will be able to identify and explain some of the racial biases in the foundational works of psychoanalysis.

    2. Participants will be able to explain how these biases may affect their work, and in so doing, will become more able to skillfully work with patients who struggle with the effects of racism.

    This is an Intermidiate to Advance Level Presentation

    Fees

    CCP members: free with annual $175 membership, payable at registration.

    Students:free with annual $150 membership, payable at registration.

    Fellows: free with annual $150 membership, payable at registration.
    Non-CCP members, single admission: $50

    Continuing Education
    This program is sponsored for Continuing Education Credits by the Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis. There is no commercial support for this program, nor are there any relationships between the continuing education sponsor, presenting organization, presenter, program content, research, grants or other funding that could be construed as conflicts of interest. Participants are asked to be aware of the need for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program. If the program content becomes stressful, participants are encouraged to process these feelings during discussion periods. The Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis maintains responsibility for this program and its content. CCP is licensed by the state of Illinois to sponsor continuing education credits for Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Counselors and Licensed Clinical Psychologists (license no. 159.000941 and 268.000020 and 168.000238 Illinois Dept. of Financial and Professional Regulation).

    Professionals holding the aforementioned credentials will receive 2.0 continuing education credits for attending the entire program. To receive these credits a completed evaluation form must be turned in at the end of the presentation and licensed psychologists must first complete a brief exam on the subject matter. No continuing education credit will be given for attending part of the presentation. Refunds for CE credit after the program begins will not be honored. If a participant has special needs or concerns about the program, s/he/they should contact Toula Kourliouros Kalven by March 23, 2023 at: tkalven@ccpsa.org

    References/Suggested Readings

    1. Brickman, C. (2018). Race in Psychoanalysis: Aboriginal Populations in the Mind. New York and Abingdon, Oxon.: Routledge.


    2. Fanon, F. (1952/1967). Black Skin White Masks. Charles Lam Markham (Trans.) New York: Grove Press. 


    3. Freud, S. (1912-1913). Totem and Taboo. In J. Strachey et al. (Trans.), The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud, Volume XIII. London: Hogarth Press. 

     --------. (1921). Group Psychology and the Analysis of the Ego. In J. Strachey et al. (Trans.), The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud, Volume XVIII. London: Hogarth Press. 


    4. Hartman, S. (1997). Scenes of Subjection: Terror, Slavery and Self-Making in Nineteenth-Century America. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press.


    5. Stocking Jr., G.   (1987). Victorian Anthropology. New York: Free Press.


    Presented by

    The Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis/CCP Program Committee: Carol Ganzer, PhD, Toula Kourliouros Kalven,  Alan Levy, PhD.

    The Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis is an IRS 501(C)(3) charitable organization, and expenses may be tax deductible to the extent allowed by law and your personal tax situation.






    • 21 Apr 2023
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (CDT)
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    Fridays@CCP

    Christopher Bonovitz, PsyD

    (New York ,  NY)

    Friday, April 21, 2023


    All But Dissertation (ABD), All But Parricide (ABP); Young Adulthood and the Mutual Act of Individuation

    7-9pm (CST): ZOOM


    About the presentation: In this paper, the author examines young adulthood as a developmental stage in its own right and as distinct from adolescence. The author describes the tasks and various factors that contextualize young adulthood and highlights a common developmental crisis that young adults often experience with regard to achieving self-responsibility and individuation. Drawing on Loewald’s seminal work in understanding the process of individuation and the mutual dimension to the act of parricide, attention is given to those young adult patients who struggle with committing this symbolic murder of the parent/analyst, especially when confronted with a narcissistically vulnerable parent who is unable to allow him or herself to be “killed off.” Detailed case examples are presented in which analyst and patient collude to avoid the act of parricide, and the complicated enactments that ensue as a result.

    Dr. Christopher Bonovitz is Faculty, Supervising & Training Analyst, William Alanson White Institute; Clinical Associate Professor of Psychology & Clinical Consultant, New York University (NYU) Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy & Psychoanalysis; Faculty & Supervisor, the Mitchell Center for Relational Studies, & the Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis; Associate Editor, Psychoanalytic Dialogues & the Journal of Contemporary Psychoanalysis. Co-Authored an edited book with Andrew Harlem entitled, Developmental Perspectives in Child Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, published by Routledge in 2018 as part of the Relational Book Series edited by Lew Aron & Adrienne Harris. He also recently published a series of articles on the Waiting Room in Psychoanalytic Dialogues. 

    Learning Objectives

    Following this presentation, participants will be able to:

    Identify the key features of young adulthood

    To explain what is mutual in the process of individuation

    This is an Intermediate Level Presentation


    Fees

    CCP members: free with annual $175 membership, payable at registration.

    Students:free with annual $150 membership, payable at registration.

    Fellows: free with annual $150 membership, payable at registration.
    Non-CCP members, single admission: $50

    Continuing Education
    This program is sponsored for Continuing Education Credits by the Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis. There is no commercial support for this program, nor are there any relationships between the continuing education sponsor, presenting organization, presenter, program content, research, grants or other funding that could be construed as conflicts of interest. Participants are asked to be aware of the need for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program. If the program content becomes stressful, participants are encouraged to process these feelings during discussion periods. The Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis maintains responsibility for this program and its content. CCP is licensed by the state of Illinois to sponsor continuing education credits for Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Counselors and Licensed Clinical Psychologists (license no. 159.000941 and 268.000020 and 168.000238 Illinois Dept. of Financial and Professional Regulation).

    Professionals holding the aforementioned credentials will receive 2.0 continuing education credits for attending the entire program. To receive these credits a completed evaluation form must be turned in at the end of the presentation and licensed psychologists must first complete a brief exam on the subject matter. No continuing education credit will be given for attending part of the presentation. Refunds for CE credit after the program begins will not be honored. If a participant has special needs or concerns about the program, s/he/they should contact Toula Kourliouros Kalven by April 20, 2023 at: tkalven@ccpsa.org

    References/Suggested Readings

    Bonovitz, C. (2007) Whose Who in the Psychoanalytic Situation: Subject, Object, and

    Enactment in the Relational and Contemporary Kleinian Traditions. Psychoanalytic Dialogues 17:411-437.

    Bonovitz, C. (2010) The Interpersonalization of Fantasy: The Linking and De-Linking of

    Fantasy and Reality. Psychoanalytic Dialogues 20:627-641

    Bonovitz, C. (2021) The Waiting Room as an Extension of the Treatment: Transference and

    Countertransference across the Consulting and Waiting Rooms. Psychoanalytic Dialogues 31:50-62.

    Levy-Warren, M. H. (1996). The Adolescent Journey: Development, Identity Formation,Psychotherapy. Northvale, NJ:  Aronson.

    Loewald, H. (1979). The waning of the Oedipus complex. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association,  27,  751-775.

    Presented by

    The Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis/CCP Program Committee: Carol Ganzer, PhD, Toula Kourliouros Kalven,  Alan Levy, PhD.

    The Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis is an IRS 501(C)(3) charitable organization, and expenses may be tax deductible to the extent allowed by law and your personal tax situation.

    Best regards,
    Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis

    • 12 May 2023
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom
    • 465
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    Fridays @CCP

    Nancy McWilliams, PhD, ABPP

    (Newark, NJ)

    Friday, May 12, 2023

    Rethinking Madness: An Argument for a Dimensional Understanding of Psychopathology 

    7-9pm (CST): ZOOM


    About the presentation: The intentionally “neo-Kraepelinian” orientation (categorical concepts, with present-versus-absent criteria) of the current DSM and ICD taxonomies are inconsistent with clinical experience. In the DSM, for example, there are only a limited number of conditions labeled as psychotic. Many clinicians, in contrast, have viewed psychopathology dimensionally, inferentially, and contextually, using the term “psychotic” in broader ways. In that tradition, this talk will argue for a psychotic level of many psychological conditions that bring individuals to treatment, not merely the schizophrenic illnesses and psychotic mood disorders. Emphasis will be put on the clinical value of construing psychopathology dimensionally.

    Nancy McWilliams, PhD is a retired professor of clinical psychology at Rutgers University’s Graduate School of Applied & Professional Psychology and practices in Lambertville, New Jersey. She is author of Psychoanalytic Diagnosis (1994, rev. ed. 2011), Psychoanalytic Case Formulation (1999), Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (2004) and Psychoanalytic Supervision (2021) and is associate editor of both editions of the Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual (2006, 2017). A former president of Division 39 (Psychoanalysis) of the American Psychological Association, she has been featured in three APA videos of master clinicians. She is on the Board of Trustees of the Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge, MA. Her books are available in 20 languages, and she has taught in 30 countries.

    Learning Objectives

    Following this presentation, participants will be able to:

    1. Compare and contrast a dimensional, inferential, and contextual conceptualization of psychosis with contemporary descriptive and categorical diagnostic conventions;
    2. Name three psychopathologies for which there is evidence of their existing along a spectrum from healthy to psychotic.

    This is an Intermediate Level Presentation

    Fees

    CCP members: free with annual $175 membership, payable at registration.

    Students:free with annual $150 membership, payable at registration.

    Fellows: free with annual $150 membership, payable at registration.
    Non-CCP members, single admission: $50

    Continuing Education
    This program is sponsored for Continuing Education Credits by the Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis. There is no commercial support for this program, nor are there any relationships between the continuing education sponsor, presenting organization, presenter, program content, research, grants or other funding that could be construed as conflicts of interest. Participants are asked to be aware of the need for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program. If the program content becomes stressful, participants are encouraged to process these feelings during discussion periods. The Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis maintains responsibility for this program and its content. CCP is licensed by the state of Illinois to sponsor continuing education credits for Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Counselors and Licensed Clinical Psychologists (license no. 159.000941 and 268.000020 and 168.000238 Illinois Dept. of Financial and Professional Regulation).

    Professionals holding the aforementioned credentials will receive 2.0 continuing education credits for attending the entire program. To receive these credits a completed evaluation form must be turned in at the end of the presentation and licensed psychologists must first complete a brief exam on the subject matter. No continuing education credit will be given for attending part of the presentation. Refunds for CE credit after the program begins will not be honored. If a participant has special needs or concerns about the program, s/he/they should contact Toula Kourliouros Kalven by May 11, 2023 at: tkalven@ccpsa.org

    References/Suggested Readings

    Garrett, M. (2019). Psychotherapy for psychosis: Integrating cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic treatment. New York: Guilford.

    Gordon, R. M. (2009), Reactions to the Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual (PDM) by Psychodynamic, CBT and other non-psychodynamic psychologists. Issues in Psychoanalytic Psychiatry, 31, 55–62.

    Lingiardi, V., & McWilliams, N. (Eds.) (2017). Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual, 2nd ed. New York: Guilford Press. 

    McWilliams, N. (2021). Diagnosis and its discontents: Reflections on our current dilemma. Psychoanalytic Inquiry, 41(8), 565-579.

    Sharp, C., Wright, A. G. C., Fowler, J. C., Frueh, B. C., Allen, J. G., Oldham, J., & Clark, L. A. (2015). The structure of personality pathology: Both general (‘g’) and specific (‘s’) factors? Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 124(2), 387-398. 

    Presented by

    The Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis/CCP Program Committee: Carol Ganzer, PhD, Toula Kourliouros Kalven,  Alan Levy, PhD.

    The Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis is an IRS 501(C)(3) charitable organization, and expenses may be tax deductible to the extent allowed by law and your personal tax situation.



    • 9 Jun 2023
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom
    • 477
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    Fridays @CCP


    Alan Bass, PhD

    (New York, NY)

    Friday, June 9, 2023

    Why Metapsychology? 

    7-9pm (CST): ZOOM


    About the presentation: Freud's metapsychology is often considered outdated, misguided, and unscientific.  The lecture will situate the development of metapsychology in the context of all Freud's thinking about unconscious processes, and will try to show why it is a living theory.

    Alan Bass, PhD is a psychoanalyst practicing in New York City, where he is a training analyst and faculty member of IPTAR (the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research).  He is also a member of the Contemporary Freudian Society, and is on the graduate philosophy faculty of the New School for Social Research.  He is the author of three books (Difference and Disavowal: The Trauma of Eros; Interpretation and Difference: The Strangeness of Care; and Fetishism, Psychoanalysis, and Philosophy) and the translator of four books by Jacques Derrida.

    Learning Objectives

    Following this presentation, participants will be able to:

    1. Understand the necessity of metapsychology.
    2. Understand the overall principles of Freud's metapsychology.

    This is an Intermidiate Level Presentation

    Fees

    CCP members: free with annual $175 membership, payable at registration.

    Students:free with annual $150 membership, payable at registration.

    Fellows: free with annual $150 membership, payable at registration.Non-CCP members, single admission: $50

    Continuing EducationThis program is sponsored for Continuing Education Credits by the Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis. There is no commercial support for this program, nor are there any relationships between the continuing education sponsor, presenting organization, presenter, program content, research, grants or other funding that could be construed as conflicts of interest. Participants are asked to be aware of the need for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program. If the program content becomes stressful, participants are encouraged to process these feelings during discussion periods. The Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis maintains responsibility for this program and its content. CCP is licensed by the state of Illinois to sponsor continuing education credits for Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Counselors and Licensed Clinical Psychologists (license no. 159.000941 and 268.000020 and 168.000238 Illinois Dept. of Financial and Professional Regulation).

    Professionals holding the aforementioned credentials will receive 2.0 continuing education credits for attending the entire program. To receive these credits a completed evaluation form must be turned in at the end of the presentation and licensed psychologists must first complete a brief exam on the subject matter. No continuing education credit will be given for attending part of the presentation. Refunds for CE credit after the program begins will not be honored. If a participant has special needs or concerns about the program, s/he/they should contact Toula Kourliouros Kalven by June 8, 2023 at: tkalven@ccpsa.org

    References/Suggested Readings

    -The Interpretation of Dreams, Chap. 7.  S.E. 5


    -"Instincts and Their Vicissitudes," S.E. 14.


    -"Repression," S.E. 14.


    -"The Unconscious," S.E.14.


    -Beyond the Pleasure Principle, S.E. 18.

    Presented by

    The Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis/CCP Program Committee: Carol Ganzer, PhD, Toula Kourliouros Kalven,  Alan Levy, PhD.

    The Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis is an IRS 501(C)(3) charitable organization, and expenses may be tax deductible to the extent allowed by law and your personal tax situation.



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