April 5, 2017

ICP and SICP present the Schwartz Memorial Lecture. Friday, 5/5 - Margaret Black Mitchell, LCSW, BCD

Sources of Energy:

Now Moments” meet Relational Process


The findings of infancy researchers have been generally resonant with much of the intersubjective emphasis of a relational perspective, recognizing the deep affective and rhythmic connection between mother and child that serves as a crucible of human development. Some more recent developments, however, seem to emphasize contrasting understandings, particularly around the important issue of the process of clinical change. We will explore this issue and in particular the issue of energy, from the perspective of a relational process and from the perspective of some areas of infancy research. We will look at the contributions of Daniel Stern including “now moments” and “vitality affects” and consider how these contributions have been depicted in their clinical application. Are now moments discrete events? Within the course of therapy, do vitality affects exist unto themselves or is their meaningfulness in part a feature of the interrelated polarities, the “ritual and spontaneity” (Hoffman) engendered by a relational clinical process?





















Margaret Black Mitchell, LCSW, BCD 


is a Founder and Vice-President of IARPP; a Founder, Board Member and Faculty of the Stephen Mitchell Relational Study Center; a Board Director, Director of Continuing Education and Supervisor at NIP; and an Associate Editor of Psychoanalytic Dialogues.

Margaret is co-author, with Stephen Mitchell, of Freud and Beyond, A History of Modern Psychoanalytic Thought, Basic Books 1995. Her published articles concern the relationship between theory and clinical practice.
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Time: 7-9 pm. Registration starts at 6:30
Location: The ICP Library, 1841 Broadway, 4th fl, New York, NY 10023 (enter on 60th St)
Refreshments will be served

To register, go to http://icpnyc.org/sicp/

2 CE credits approved
CE credits are issued under the auspices of The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy.

Fees: $25 - General Admission / $15 - Current Student or Trainee / $20 - SICP Member 
There is a $10 surcharge for registration at the door. 

For information about lectures, contact Barbara Bolas, PhD at sicp.lectures.barbara@gmail.com

About joining SICP, contact Betsy Levine, LCSW at sicp.lectures@gmail.com

February 28, 2017

Friday, 3/24 -- Jody Messler Davies, PhD

The Man Who Would Be Everything 

(To Everyone)  

The Unconscious Realities and Fantasies of 

Psychic Truth and Change


CEU approved

This presentation explores the analytic treatment of a patient who presented himself to the analyst as "a compulsive liar unable to tell the truth."  The work with this patient raises important questions about the importance of "truth" in analytic work, and the relative balance of understanding and insight of actual lived experience, and the co-creation of new experience as it emerges between patient and analyst within their work together.  Are either insight or new experience sufficient, and how does each provide the necessary context for the other.







 












Jody Messler Davies, PhD

Dr. Davies is editor in chief emeritus, and current associate editor of Psychoanalytic Dialogues: The International Journal of Relational Perspectives; Faculty, Supervisor and former co-chair of the Relational track, New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis; Founding Vice President of the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, Founding Board Member of the Stephen Mitchell Relational Studies Center.  She is on the editorial boards of Gender and Sexuality and Psychoanalytic Perspectives, and is also faculty and supervisor at the National Institute for the Psychotherapies, The Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis, and the Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis, Los Angeles.  Dr. Davies is co-author (with Mary-Gail Frawley-O'Dea) of Treating the Adult Survivor of Childhood Sexual Abuse:  A Psychoanalytic Perspective.

She is currently at work on a new book:  Transformations of Desire and Despair:  Clinical Implications of the Theoretical Shift to a Relational Perspective.

Dr. Davies has written on the topics of trauma, dissociation, multiplicity of self organization and termination; as well as a series of papers on sexual and erotic aspects of transference-countertransference processes.

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Time: 7-9 pm. Registration starts at 6:30
Location: The ICP Library, 1841 Broadway, 4th fl, New York, NY 10023 (enter on 60th St)
Refreshments will be served
2 CE credits approved. CE credits are issued under the auspices of The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy.
There is a $10 surcharge for registration at the door.

For information about the lecture, contact Barbara Bolas, PhD at sicp.lectures.barbara@gmail.com
For information on joining SICP, contact Betsy Levine, LCSW at sicp.lectures@gmail.com