2019-20 Continuing Education Course Preview

Consultation Groups
Conferences
Workshops
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Reading Groups

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The Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute Continuing Education Program is underwritten by an anonymous donor in honor of Dr. Arnold Goldberg. Psychoanalysis Today is sponsored by Yellowbrick Foundation 

 
Descriptions (in formation)

Reading Freud

6:30 to 8:30 p.m. First Wednesday of the month, beginning Sept 4

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.

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Law and Psychoanalysis

6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Third Wednesday of the month, beginning Sept. 18

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.

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Psychotherapy with Adults

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 Associate Dean of the Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute and Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Work With Children, Adolescents and Families

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.

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Mental Health In Prisons: Psychoanalytic Perspectives -- A Symposium 

Saturday, October 26, 2019 | 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, October 26 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.
 

Psychotherapy with Adults 2.0: Deepening the Treatment

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.

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Gender 2020: Psychoanalysis Adjusts Its Vision

7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday March 6 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 7, 2020 | Featured presenters: Jack Drescher, MD | Melanie Suchet, PhD

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.

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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 TBA 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 TBA 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 TBA 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 TBA hours Continuing Education credit for Professional Counselors. CE Sponsor License #197.000202.

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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 TBA 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.