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Advanced CE Workshop: Unobtrusive Relational Analyst and Psychoanalytic Companioning

Saturday, November 4, 2017, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Presented by:
Robert Grossmark, PhD

The Unobtrusive Relational Analyst and Psychoanalytic Companioning

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

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With increasing frequency we find ourselves working with patients and states that are not amenable to verbal and dialogic engagement. Such patients are challenging for psychoanalytic work that assumes some verbal expressiveness and reflective function in the patient. Both the classical stance of neutrality and abstinence and a contemporary relational approach that works with mutuality and intersubjectivity can ask too much of these patients. I suggest that the companioning register of the unobtrusive relational analyst offers a new and dynamic way of creating the transformational space that such patients can utilize. For the unobtrusive relational analyst the world of the patient becomes the signature and defining sculptor of the clinical interaction and process. Rather than seeking to bring patients into a more dialogic and related engagement, the analyst companions patients in the flow of enactive engagement into the damaged and constrained landscapes of their inner worlds. Being known and companioned in these areas of deep pain and shame is the foundation on which psychoanalytic transformation and healing rests.

 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the unobtrusive relational analyst position and distinguish this from classical analytic neutrality and abstinence.
  2. Recognize the flow of enactment in their practice and be unobtrusive to this process
  3. Discern patients and states that require a companioning register of engagement as opposed to leaning on interpretive and reflective modes of treatment. 

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Robert Grossmark, PhD teaches and supervises at NIP, the New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis, The Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society, the clinical psychology doctoral program at CUNY and the Minnesota Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis. He co-edited The One & The Many: Relational Approaches to Group Psychotherapy and Heterosexual Masculinities: Contemporary Perspectives from Psychoanalytic Gender Theory, both published by Routledge, and has published numerous psychoanalytic articles.


Continuing Education

This event is approved for 4.0 CE contact hours for psychologists, social workers,  and licensed psychoanalysts:

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.

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.

Fees

Early Registration (ends October 13, 2017)

  • $100 general public
  • $85 NIPPA members
  • $65 candidates & students

General Registration (begins September 16, 2017)

  • $125 general public
  • $110 NIPPA members
  • $90 candidates & students

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.

NIPPA Focus Seminar: Dyadic Expansion of Consciousness and Change

Sunday, November 12, 2017, 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Presented by:
Alessandro Cavelzani, PhD

Mutual Regulation Model, Dyadic Expansion of Consciousness and Therapeutic Change in the Analytic Treatment

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

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The presentation discusses the mutual regulation model and the dyadic expansion of consciousness model as a way to better understand the interaction between the analysand and analyst and the process of therapeutic change. It’s argued that by examining matching, mismatching, and in particular reparation of therapeutic exchanges at the micro-level as well as the macro-level of the therapeutic exchange, including whole sessions or even over multiple sessions provides insight in the establishment of the therapeutic relationship and the formation of Dyadic States of Consciousness. In addition, the process of mismatching and reparation is discussed having multiple different meanings: restoring the working alliance, as well as a crisis and developmental opportunity to dyadically expand the consciousness. Clinical examples are presented.


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Alessandro Cavelzani, PhD is a clinical psychologist, psychoanalyst, and child-parent psychotherapist in Italy. He is a member IARPP (International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy), and a member SIPRE (Relational Psychoanalytic Institute, Italy). For 15 years he has worked with patients struggling with anxiety, depression, relational difficulties with parents and children, cultural adaptation, and race-gender-gay discrimination.

Dr. Cavelzani also trained with Professor Edward Tronick’s research group at the Child Unit, University of Massachusetts/Harvard Medical School, Boston in 2013.


Continuing Education

NIPPA Focus Seminars do not offer CE hours.

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

EMDR Basic Training 2017

September 15th - 17th and November 17th - 19th

5.5 of the 10 consultation hours will occur during the September and November training weekends. the Remaining 4.5 hours will occur in live or Skype Groups on:
Friday, October 6th 3:00-4:30
Friday, October 27th 3:00-4:30
Friday, December 1st 3:00-4:30

EMDR BASIC TRAINING COURSE - FALL 2017

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

Registration Closed

National Institute for the Psychotherapies is pleased to sponsor EMDR Basic Training for Fall 2017

NIP and Big Oak Psychotherapy Training Institute are co-sponsoring a Fall 2017 EMDRIA*-approved EMDR Basic Training and consultation for the integration of this highly effective approach into clinical practice. As an EMDR Institute Regional Basic Trainer, Dr. Karen Alter-Reid uses the EMDR Institute curriculum to provide clinicians with the knowledge and skills to use Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy with a broad range of clients and clinical presentations. Trainings are provided in small groups of 24 or fewer. The training is a six day, two-weekend program, plus three 90-minute consultation groups, extended over ten weeks. Training includes the traditional Weekends 1 and 2, as well as all ten required hours of consultation. Extending the training format helps participants integrate the lecture material, conceptualize where to begin with specific clients and incorporate the standardized protocol into their practice. Each of the two weekends will include lecture, consultation, and experiential components.

This course is designed for licensed mental health practitioners who treat adults and children in a private practice or other clinical setting.  Participants must have an active psychotherapy caseload so that they can begin to integrate and utilize EMDR therapy in their practices during the six-week training period.

TRAINING DATES:
September 15th- 17th and November 17th-19th

5.5 of the 10 consultation hours will occur during the September and November training weekends. The remaining 4.5 hours will occur in live or Skype groups on:
Friday, October 6th 3:00-4:30
Friday, October 27th 3:00-4:30
Friday, December 1st 3:00-4:30

Curriculum
▪   Supervised small group practice on each training day.
▪   Physiological overview of the adaptive information processing system.
▪   Specialized history-taking to identify dysfunctional patterns and causes.
▪   Treatment planning to address past events, current triggers, and future needs.
▪   Stabilization techniques across the attachment spectrum.
▪   Reduction of overt symptoms and achieving comprehensive mental health.
▪   Addressing the full range of trauma and other disturbing life events.
▪   Applications to combat trauma and first responders.
▪   Applications to addictions, grief, anxiety, depression, and somatic disorders.
▪   Applications to natural and person-made disasters.
▪   Applications to family and couples therapy.
▪   Personal use for therapist to process vicarious traumatization.

In accordance with EMDR Institute Basic Training guidelines and the EMDR International Association's guidelines, 20 hours of lecture, 20 hours of practicum, and 10 hours of consultation are included in the training course.

* EMDRIA is the EMDR International Association that sets standards and accredits EMDR training programs.

The training curriculum is approved by Dr. Francine Shapiro, the developer of EMDR and director of the EMDR Institute, and the EMDR International Association.

Click HERE for EMDRIA requirements to be trained in EMDR.

Once you register online, you will be sent registration materials to complete and submit.


ABOUT BIG OAK PSYCHOTHERAPY TRAINING INSTITUE FACULTY and NIP FACULTY:

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Dr. Karen Alter-Reid is a clinical psychologist and EMDR Institute Regional Trainer.  She is Faculty, EMDR Senior Consultant and Trainer at the National Institute for the Psychotherapies' Integrative Trauma Program.  She is an integrationist and utilizes a variety of treatment modalities within a relational psychodynamic frame.  Dr. Alter-Reid As Co-Coordinator of the Fairfield County Trauma Recovery Network, she has overseen trauma/EMDR education and treatment of first responders, presented authored article in the EMDR Journal of Practice and Research and Marilyn Luber's edited compilation, EMDR Therapy and Emergency Response on her TRN work. She also co-created a "Therapy for Therapists" program to ensure clinician's mental health when experiencing a 'shared primary community trauma with their clients.  This model was used in New Orleans and in Sandy Hook, CT.  Currently, Dr. Alter-Reid is Clinical Consultant to the  grant, Project Safe Neighborhoods,  which utilizes EMDR treatment with court-involved youth in Bridgeport and New Haven.  This year, she co-authored  a chapter with Dr. Ruth Heber, The Trans-generational Impact of Anti-Semitism:  Searching for EMDR Targets to Heal Internalized Stigma and Expand Identity.  Dr. Alter-Reid has presented at the ISST-D conference, the EMDRIA conference, Grand Rounds at Jacobi Hospital and Grand Rounds at Hartford Hospital, and other seminars nationwide.

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Nancy Bravman, LCSW, is the Associate Director of NIP's Integrative Trauma Program. She has a particular interest in the integration of psychoanalytic psychotherapy and trauma-informed approaches to treatment.  She is an EMDRIA (EMDR International Association) Consultant, and is also trained in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Somatic Experiencing and IFS (Internal Family Systems).

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Sarah St. Onge, PhD is the Director of the Integrative Trauma Program at the National institute for the Psychotherapies and Co-Chair of the Certificate Program in Integrative Trauma Studies at NIP.  An EMDRIA Approved Consultant, Sarah is a certified EMDR therapist, and is currently studying to be a Somatic Experiencing practitioner. Sarah maintains a private practice in Manhattan where she provides integrative trauma treatment for children, adolescents and adults, and conducts psychoeducational and neuropsychological evaluations.

Hope Payson, LCSW, LADC is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Addictions Counselor, EMDRIA Approved Consultant, and EMDRIA Specialty Presenter. She specializes in the use of EMDR to address PTSD, complex trauma and chemical dependency. Hope is a Consultant and Facilitator for the Big Oak Psychotherapy Training Institute.

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Dr. Salvi, PhD is an EMDRIA Approved Consultant and is both Consultant and Facilitator for the Big Oak Psychotherapy Training Institute. She is a licensed psychologist, licensed clinical social worker, and Coordinator of the Westchester County Trauma Recovery Network.  She maintains a private practice in White Plains, NY where she provides integrative treatment for children, adolescents and adults.


Continuing Education

This event is approved for 50.0 CE contact hours for APA and NYS Department of Education for social workers, licensed psychoanalysts & licensed mental health clinicians

40.0 CE contact hours are approved for this course by non-NYS social workers, graduate nursing professionals, LMFT's and psychologists.

Reviewers' Track: Are you already trained in EMDR and want to review the training to strengthen your understanding and skills?  Take the entire basic training at the Early Registration rate and earn 10 hours toward EMDRIA Certification. In the reviewers' track, consultation and practice sessions will focus on how to more fully integrate EMDR therapy into your current clinical setting.

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 all days, including the two weekend events and the three Live/Skype Group sessions.

Fees

Early registration (before June 30th):  $1,895.00
General Admission:  1,995.00

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.