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Blooming in December: Psychodynamic Psychotherapy with Older Adults


Psychodynamic treatment of older adults can be extremely effective. The assaults, losses, and indignities accompanying older age are many and may exacerbate old relational conflicts, revive early trauma, and erode the sense of self. In the context of therapy, it presents opportunity. Aspects of treatment that we will explore include current and revived trauma, the narrative self, transference, countertransference, and existential issues. We will also discuss specific challenges entailed in this work. Presenter Amy Schaffer, […]


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


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. 2 CE HOURS AVAILABLE FOR MOST NYS PRACTITIONERS 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 […]


Internal Family Systems: A Psychoanalytic Tool

Dialogues In Clinical Moments: Small-group Discussions of the Latest in Psychoanalytic Thought and Practice Today, Treating the Gamut of Presenting Problems and Diagnoses CONTINUING EDUCATION – 2 CE HOURS INTERNAL FAMILY SYSTEMS (IFS) is a guided meditation technique that mirrors the main goals and aims of psychoanalysis. Richard Schwartz who developed the IFS technique noticed that if we are able to feel our feelings as physically embodied, we then have access to multiple feeling states […]