NIPPA Focus Seminar: All Talk – No (Therapeutic) Action

Sunday, December 10, 2017, 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Presented by:
Kenneth A. Frank, PhD

All Talk – No (Therapeutic) Action: Expanding the Psychoanalytic Model of Change

National Institute for the Psychotherapies
250 West 57th Street, Suite 501
Conference Room
New York, NY 10107

Registration Opening Soon

Traditionally, psychoanalysts and other psychotherapists train in and practice a single approach. Based on a multidisciplinary model of therapeutic change, Dr. Frank takes the position that it is unnecessarily and artificially limiting to follow one therapeutic approach exclusively. Several currently popular nonanalytic approaches, such as Cognitive-Behavioral, EMDR, Internal Family Systems, and Sensorimotor psychotherapies, each brilliant in its own right and developed independently, have progressively converged with one another and with psychoanalysis. Through theoretical exploration of these models we will examine how unitary approaches can be combined into an expanded psychoanalytically-based model of therapeutic action, and will illustrate the application of this model through a case study.


Kenneth A. Frank, PhD is one of the founders of NIP and Co-Director of its Psychotherapy Integration Training Program. He is formerly Clinical Professor in Psychiatry, Columbia University in the City of New York, is on numerous institute faculties, and is Senior Consulting Editor of Psychoanalytic Perspectives. Much of his work falls at the intersection of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy integration. He has completed two books (with a third in progress), lectures internationally, and has published more than 60 papers, mostly in psychoanalytic journals, with many devoted to the topic he will discuss.


Continuing Education

NIPPA Focus Seminars do not offer CE hours.

The National Institute for the Psychotherapies is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education credits for psychologists. The National Institute for the Psychotherapies maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The National Institute for the Psychotherapies is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0018.

The National Institute for the Psychotherapies is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts #Psyan-0004.

National Institute for the Psychotherapies (NIP) is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0059.

The event is free, but pre-registration is required.

Integrative Trauma Colloquium: Shame and the Shameless

Thursday, December 14, 2018, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Presented by:

Sue Grand, PhD

Shame and the Shameless: Creative and Destructive Transmissions

National Institute for the Psychotherapies
250 West 57th Street, Suite 501
Conference Room
New York, NY 10107

Registration Opening Soon

Shame is a pervasive and problematic affect. Psychoanalysts have articulated these problematic features: the way shame cripples the self and self-agency, igniting rage, vengeance, withdrawal from intimacy and the urge to humiliate others. As clinicians we see these states assailing our patients. As citizens, we witness the violent consequences that occur in humiliated cultures. Thus, as psychoanalysts, our emphasis has been on the healing of shame. But as individuals and as citizens, we are also witness to another phenomenon: an absence of shame where shame should be present. From a systems perspective it sometimes appears as if the world is split between those who suffer an excess of shame, and those who disown their own shame by displacing it into others. This split is maintained in our psyches, in our families, and in our cultures, reproducing a shame imbalance in these systems. This mechanisms keeps power dynamisms intact.

 

In this presentation, we will we take a psycho-cultural perspective, examining both the developmental and cultural arrangements of shame AND shamelessness. When is shame destructive and when can it function as a creative force? When does it close us down to recognizing the other, and when does it open our eyes to the other? Can it actually enhance empathy and agency? How do we recalibrate these systemic distributions of shame so that inequality and power dynamisms begin to shift? To examine these questions we will look at intrapsychic, interpersonal, and cultural examples, with reference to gender race and class. 

 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Examine the developmental trajectory of shame
  2. Contrast with the developmental trajectory of shamelessness
  3. Discuss skills to ameliorate excess shame and evoke healthy shame where it is absent

Sue Grand, PhD is faculty and supervisor at the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis; faculty, the trauma program at NIP; faculty, the Mitchell Center for Relational Psychoanalysis; visiting scholar at the Psychoanalytic Institute for Northern Calif; fellow, Institute for Psychology and the Other. She is an associate editor of Psychoanalytic Dialogues and Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society. She is the author of The Reproduction of Evil: A Clinical and Cultural Perspective and The Hero in the Mirror: From Fear to Fortitude. She is the co-editor of The Wounds of History: Repair and Resilience in the Trans-generational Transmission of Trauma and Trans-generational Trauma and the Other: Dialogues Across History and Difference. She is in private practice in NYC and in Teaneck NJ.


Continuing Education

This event is approved for 2.0 CE contact hours for psychologists, social workers, licensed psychoanalysts, and licensed mental health clinicians

The National Institute for the Psychotherapies is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education credits for psychologists. The National Institute for the Psychotherapies maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The National Institute for the Psychotherapies is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0018.

The National Institute for the Psychotherapies is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts #Psyan-0004.

National Institute for the Psychotherapies (NIP) is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0059.

Personalized CE certificates will be distributed at the end of this event. Due to New York State requirements, persons arriving more than 15 minutes late or leaving more than 15 minutes early will not receive a CE certificate.You must attend all parts of both days. 

Fees

$50 general public
$40 candidates & students
$10 NIP candidates

Refunds, & Cancellation Policy
Cancellation requests made more than a week prior to the event will be given a full refund of registration fees. Refunds will not be granted for cancellation requests made within a week of the event or for no-shows on the day of the event.