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Master Class: Ruptures and Crises in Termination, Jill Salberg, PhD

October 14, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT


WCSPP’s Leadership and Development Committee is inviting all graduates of psychoanalytic training programs* to a one time master level class 

Ruptures and Crises in Termination
Jill Salberg, PhD.


The difficulties involved in ending treatment are complex and can present challenges and possibilities for analyst, patient and the therapeutic dyad.  It is no surprise that a variety of crises can arise when ending a treatment. When the history of the patient includes complex trauma involving parental neglect, sexual abuse and alcoholism, the ending process is especially ripe for enactments.  I will be presenting a case with a long-term analytic patient, where a crisis occurred which stalled our ending.  Ironically, it was when we began our termination phase that the enactment occurred, revealing further work that needed to be explored. This challenge of not being able to end while ending demonstrates how rich a crisis around ending can be. 

*This is a master class for graduates of psychoanalytic training programs only. You will be asked to confirm the name of your psychoanalytic training institute and date of graduation.

JILL SALBERG, Ph.D., ABPP is faculty and supervisor at the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, the Stephen Mitchell Center for Relational Studies, Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy and member of IPTAR. She is the editor of and contributor to Good Enough Endings: Breaks, Interruptions and Terminations from Contemporary Relational Perspectives (2010) and is Editor of Psychoanalytic Credo: Personal and Professional Journeys of Psychoanalysts (2022).   She has co-edited with Sue Grand, The Wounds of History: Repair and Resilience in the Transgenerational Transmission of Trauma, and Transgenerational Trauma and the Other: Dialogues Across History and Difference, (2017), both won the Gradiva Award (2018).  She conceived of and co-edits a Book Series,Psyche and Soul: Psychoanalysis, Spirituality and Religion in Dialogue at Routledge/Taylor&Francis Group. She has conceived of and co-edits a book series, Psyche and Soul: Psychoanalysis, Spirituality and Religion in Dialogue at Routledge/Taylor&Francis Group. She is in private practice in Manhattan.