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The Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute Continuing Education Program is underwritten by an anonymous donor in honor of Dr. Arnold Goldberg and by Yellowbrick. The Mental Health in Prisons conference is underwritten by Dentons LLP. 

 

 

Descriptions (in calendar order)

Reading Freud

First Wednesday of the month, beginning Sept 4, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 
Robert Galatzer-Levy, MD
 
In this in-depth, chronological reading of Sigmund Freud's writings, a picture emerges of Freud's thinking and its historical context. Participants include psychoanalysts, mental health professionals, scholars in the humanities and social sciences, college and graduate students and anyone who wants to study Freud's writing.
 
Robert Galatazer-Levy serves on the faculty of the Institute and is a clinical professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences at University of Chicago.
 
CE Credits: NA | Fee: None  
 

Law and Psychoanalysis

Third Wednesday of the month, beginning Sept. 18, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 
Robert Galatzer-Levy, MD
 
Focused on the relationship between law and psychoanalysis, participants will explore topics including the significance of confidentiality for psychotherapy, the lack of effect of Anna Freud's ideas on custody evaluations, and the psychology of the desire to punish. Participants include psychoanalysts, mental health professionals, legal professionals, and other scholars.
 
CE Credits: NA | Fee: None
 

Work With Children, Adolescents and Families

9 Wednesdays, beginning Sept. 18 (Fall), January 8 (Winter) and TBD (Spring)
Ann Kaplan, PhD
 
Participants will think psychoanalytically about the inner world of the child in the context of the adult relationships in which they are embedded. Group members will present their work with children and adolescents with the goal of helping professionals understand how best to use the relationship to foster development. Psychotherapists, school social workers, teachers and others with responsibility for guiding children or adolescents in any setting are welcome.
 
Ann Kaplan is an adult and child analyst on the faculty of the Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute and Chair of Child and Adolescent Analysis in the Psychoanalytic Education Program.
 
Educational Objectives
After attending this session, participants should be able to: 
  1. Have a better understanding of how best to use the relationship with a child/adolescent to foster development. 
CE Credits: 11.25 | Fee: $280 
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Psychotherapy with Adults

6 Fridays, 2 to 3:15 p.m., beginning October 18 (Fall) 
12 Fridays, 2 to 3:15 p.m., beginning December 6 (Winter) and March 20 (Spring)
Leo Weinstein, MD
 
Participants will consider listening on many levels as clinicians present case material to the group, with the goal of deepening exposure to psychoanalytic methods of psychotherapy and understanding how to translate listening into effective therapeutic interventions. The group welcomes mental health professionals who work in agencies, institutions or private practice settings. 
 
Leo Weinstein is Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and a faculty member and past Associate Dean of the Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute.
 
Educational Objectives
After attending this session, participants should be able to: 
  1. Track the process of transference in sessions. 
  2. Track the process of countertransference in sessions. 
 
CE Credits: 7.5 | Fee: $187 (Fall)
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CE Credits: 15.0 | Fee: $375 (Winter and Spring)

 

Mental Health In Prisons: Psychoanalytic Perspectives -- A Symposium 

Saturday, October 26, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at National Louis University, 122 S. Michigan Ave., 2nd floor

Presenters: Stephanie Gangemi, LCSW, Elizabeth Kita PhD, Anne Dailey, JD and Joseph Galenek, PhD + national experts on mental-health treatment in prisons: Amanda Antholt, JD, senior attorney, Equip for Equality; Fred Cohen, PhD, Professor Emeritus, SUNY-Albany School of Criminal Justice; Pablo Stewart, MD, Clinical Professor, University of California-San Francisco, and facilitated by Harold Hirshman, JD, Senior Counsel, Dentons LLP
 
Attendees will use the analytic lens of psychoanalysis to frame discussion about the day-to-day reality of mental health treatment in our prisons and the implications, both among those most affected and for the community at large. 
 
Educational Objectives
After attending this session, participants should be able to: 
  1. Describe the impact of systemic dehumanization. 
  2. Utilize the lens of psychoanalytic thought to apply principles of inclusiveness and personal agency to work with those affected by the carceral state. 
 
CE Credits: 0 | FEE: $40  
CE Credits: 6.5 | FEE: $75 
 
 

Treating Trans Patients: Containing Complexity and Embracing Embodiment

Saturday, Nov. 9, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
Susan Vaughan, MD
 
The increased visibility of transgender and gender-non-binary people in society represents both a welcome human rights movement that challenges the oppressive and longstanding gender binary as well as a challenge to psychoanalytic understanding of gender, which has long been rooted in this binary. 
 
Clinicians working with trans and gender-non-binary patients are faced with outmoded theory as well as countertransference reactions to their patients that can limit their understanding but also with the opportunity to grow and learn in their understanding of the range of gendered human experience. However, there is also much to know when approaching treatment of these patients, ranging from a medical understanding of the possibilities for body modification to the need to focus on the reasons for seeking treatment as they relate (and don’t relate) to gender. 
 
Susan Vaughan will explore “lessons learned” from her years in clinical practice at the edges of this transformation of our view of gender.  In addition, she will discuss WPATH (World Professional Association for Transgender Health) Guidelines for health professionals to assist transsexual, transgender, and gender nonconforming people with safe and effective pathways to achieving lasting personal comfort with their gendered selves. The seminar will end with a case presentation to further illustrate an affirming standard of care. 
 
Susan Vaughan directs the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research and is Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Columbia University Department of Psychiatry. She is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst in private practice with interest in trauma, sexuality and gender.
 
Educational Objectives
After attending this session, participants should be able to: 
  1. Explain the rationale and steps in the WPATH guidelines for transgendered individuals. 
  2. Apply psychoanalytic techniques to the understanding of issues arising in the treatment of transgendered patients. 
 
CE Credits: 4.0 | Fee: $100 
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Psychotherapy with Adults 2.0: Deepening the Treatment

9 Fridays, beginning January 10, 3 to 4:25 p.m. 
Judith Newman, LCSW
 
Through close listening to clinical material presented by group members, we will explore: psychoanalytic listening, therapeutic action and interventions that deepen the treatment. Participants will learn to connect the material to the patients inner world, and how to consider who can benefit from intensive treatment, how to assess, and how to present the recommendation to suitable patients. Some experience with psychodynamic psychotherapy required.
 
Judith Newman is a Training and Supervising Analyst, Director of Adult Clinical Services at the Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute, and in private practice in Chicago.
 
Educational Objectives
After attending this session, participants should be able to: 
  1. Assess and identify who would benefit from intensive treatment. 
  2. Use material from the patient's inner world to make the recommendation, and interventions that help them begin to work on a deeper level. 
 
CE Credits: 11.25 | Fees: $280
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The Collaboration in Child Therapy: Therapists, Child and Parent

Friday, Feb. 28, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Melinda Litwin, MSW, Renee Rapp, LCSW, Ruth Richman, LCSW, Celeste Soden, LCSW 
 
When more than one therapist is called upon to see different members of the same family, questions arise about professional collaboration. There is scant literature available on guidelines for therapists. This workshop will provide theoretical and clinical examples in the areas of privacy, trust and effective communication to increase therapists’ competency in collaborative efforts. 
 
The presenters are all therapists with the Institute’s Child Grief Center. 
 
Educational Objectives 
After attending this session, participants should be able to: 
  1. Understand the use of collaboration between therapists as a vehicle for treatment of multiple members. 
  2. Understand how some forms of collaboration can cause distrust among individuals being seen. 
 
CE Credits: 2.0 | Fee: $60 (with light supper)
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Gender 2020: Psychoanalysis Adjusts Its Vision

Friday March 6, 7 to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 7, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (registration available half hour before start time)
Jack Drescher, MD, Melanie Suchet, PhD and discussion panel of Chicago-area clinicians
 
A century ago Freud declared, “Anatomy is destiny.” Since then conceptions of gender have undergone a profound transformation. Feminist theory, queer theory and ideas of intersectionality—the interconnected institutions of gender, race and class cannot be examined separately—have influenced psychoanalytic thinking in the 21st century. Our psychoanalytic psychology of gender is being worked and reworked to incorporate the ways each person expresses and experiences gender as an important aspect of personal and social identity.
 
The conference will address issues of fluency in gender terminology, the rethinking of the developmental process once gender is not destiny but fluid, the impact of gender shaming and violence on personal identity and social mores, and enhanced gender sensibility in the clinical situation.
 
Jack Drescher is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, Past President of the Group for Advancement of Psychiatry and a Past President of APA’s New York County Psychiatric Society. He is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and Faculty Member, Columbia Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research and also serves on the faculty of New York University’s Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. He is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the William Alanson White Institute. 
 
Melanie Suchet is a New York City based psychoanalyst, clinical practitioner, writer and teacher who builds bridges across the disciplines of psychoanalysis, queer theory, critical race theory and contemplative practices. She is a faculty member of New York University’s Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis and faculty member of the Stephen Mitchell Center for Relational Studies, as well as associate editor of Psychoanalytic Dialogues and a contributing editor of Studies in Gender and Sexuality. 
 
Educational Objectives
After attending this session, participants should be able to:
  1. Describe contemporary understanding of gender development utilizing psychoanalytic theory and queer theories.
  2. Apply knowledge of differences between anatomical, genital assignation and psychical, social affirmation of gender toward more attuned work with patients.
CE Credits: 1.5 | Fee: $40 (Friday only)
CE Credits: 7.0 | Fee: $175 (Saturday only) 
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CE Credits: 8.5 | Fee: $190 (both days)
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The Disrupted Binary: What do Children and Parents Have to Say About It?

Friday, April 17, 7 to 8:30 p.m. 
Denia Barrett, LCSW and Ann Kaplan, PhD
 
Gender stereotypes emerge during the preschool years. While young children recognize and identify gender stereotypes, it has been shown that children also reject social exclusion based on those stereotypes. 
 
This requires a sophisticated coordination of more than one perspective about gender at the same time, which can feel confusing, liberating, affirming or disturbing. How do children encounter gender fluidity in today’s zeitgeist? What do they have to say about it and how do they integrate it into their lives? What constitutes comfort with their gendered self and the selves of others? This workshop will utilize clinical examples of work with children and their parents on contemporary understandings of gender. 
 
Ann Kaplan is an adult and child analyst on the faculty of the Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute and Chair of the Child/Adolescent Psychoanalysis Committee. Denia Barrett is Director of the Institute’s Child and Adolescent Treatment Center and a faculty member at the Institute. 
 
Educational Objectives
After attending this session, participants should be able to: 
  1. Describe children’s group dynamics in relation to gender stereotypes and those who are gender non-conforming. 
  2. Utilize an understanding of how individual children integrate contemporary concepts of gender into their experience of self. 

 
CE Credits: 2.0 | Fee: $60 (with light supper) 
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Location

Programs take place at the Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute, 122 South Michigan Avenue, Suite 1300, except as noted.

Fees, Scholarships and Policies

Advance Registration: Advance registration is encouraged to insure space. Day-of registration not available for all workshops, please verify ahead of time.

Cancellation and Refunds: Registrations may be cancelled 48 hours in advance for a partial refund or credit toward another 2018-19 continuing education program.

Scholarships and Group Rates: Scholarship assistance as well as a 10% discount for groups of 5 or more are available on request.

Questions, requests, cancellations? Please contact Damita Wilson, continuing education coordinator, with requests, cancellations, or other questions at: dwilson@chicagoanalysis.org or 312-897-1411.

Registration for all classes is online via links above or consult the schedule here.

Accreditation

Physicians: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Psychoanalytic Association and The Chicago Psychoanlaytic Institute. The American Psychoanalytic Association, APsaA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 116.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Psychologists: The Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute is approved as a continuing education sponsor for Psychologists by the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. The Institute designates this continuing education activity as earning 116.75 hours of Continuing Education for Psychologists. CE Sponsor License #268.000091.

Social Workers: The Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute is approved as a continuing education sponsor for Social Workers by the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. The Institute designates this continuing education activity as earning 116.75 hours of Continuing Education for Social Workers. CE Sponsor License #159.000122.

Professional Counselors: The Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute is approved as a continuing education sponsor for Professional Counselors by the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. The Institute designates this continuing educational activity as earning 116.75 hours Continuing Education credit for Professional Counselors. CE Sponsor License #197.000202.

Marriage and Family Therapists: The Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute is approved as a continuing education sponsor for Marriage and Family Therapists by the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. The Institute designates this continuing educational activity as earning 116.75 hours Continuing Education credit for Marriage and Family Therapists. CE Sponsor License #168.000204.

Important Disclosure Information for All Learners: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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