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How Our Work As Therapists Changes Us As People

February 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST


Katonah Study Group joins WCSPP: How Our Work As Therapists Changes Us As People

Presented by: Andrew Klafter, MD

Moderated by: Mark Banschick, MD

2 CE HOURS available for:NY Practitioners – LCSWs, LMSWs, LPs, LMFTs, LMHCs, LCATs, PHDs, PSYDs

Based on 25 years of intensive psychotherapy work with patients and intensive supervision, training, and consultation with therapists, Dr. Klafter will describe his observations about how psychotherapists are affected by their relationships with their patients. Drawing on object relations theories of psychological development, Dr. Klafter will devote specific attention to the impact of a professional psychotherapy career on the therapist’s real-life interpersonal relationships, adult personality development, marriage and romantic relationships, parenting, political views, religious beliefs, and friendships.

Andrew Klafter, MD: Dr. Andrew Klafter is an adult and adolescent psychiatrist, psychotherapist, and psychoanalyst. He is director of the Advanced Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Training Program at the Cincinnati Psychoanalytic Institute, and also serves at Track Leader for the Technique Curriculum in their Analytic Training Program.

Dr. Klafter has served as a psychotherapy supervisor and lecturer at the University of Cincinnati Psychiatry Residency Training Program, where he is a six-time winner of the Golden Apple Teaching Award. Dr. Klafter is also a 2024 winner of the American Psychoanalytic Association’s Esther Sabshin Teaching Award for his innovative techniques in teaching about psychoanalytic theory and technique.

Dr. Klafter has led trainings and seminars in the U.S. and overseas. He has published on various topics related to psychoanalytic theory and technique, as well as the interface between psychoanalysis and religion. In his private life, Dr. Klafter is an accomplished photographer and musician, the proud father of four girls, proud father-in-law of one son-in-law, and recently became a grandfather.

Mark Banschick, MD is the co-founder of The Katonah Study Group for Integrative Medicine, now in its 25th year.

Dr. Banschick completed a residency in Psychiatry at Georgetown University and a Child Fellowship at New York-Presbyterian Medical Center. He is a contributor to Psychology Today with sixteen million readers to date – and author of The Intelligent Divorce book series.

Recently, Mark co-founded Alums for Campus Fairness promoting healthy dialogue on college campuses, with over 50,000 members representing 75 colleges.

Dr. Banschick works with children and adults in private practice in Stamford, CT.