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Dehumanization In Everyday Life: “Neuro-disgust”

Thursday, October 11, 2018, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Presented by: Irit Felsen, Ph.D.

Dehumanization In Everyday Life: “Neuro-disgust”

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

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Dehumanization is usually thought of in relation to extreme situations associated with war and political conflict. However, dehumanizing perceptions of others are invoked and involved in much more mundane situations, and even in the relationships between healthcare providers and patients. We would like to think that we, as professionals dedicated to care of others, are not susceptible to dehumanizing perceptions of others. Yet modern research in social cognitions and studies in neuroaffective science show that even individuals who consciously hold egalitarian and caring attitudes are likely to respond in biased ways to certain patients, in particular to those who appear very different from us, as is often the case in our multi-cultural environment, or those who evoke responses of “neuro-disgust”.

This presentation will focus on non-conscious emotional bias to explore the factors that are associated with such responses toward particular ‘others.’ Rooted in the evolutionary history of the human species and the human brain as a social organ, these responses cannot be eradicated by intellectual training alone. The presentation will offer ways for healthcare providers and others to develop the self-regulation skills necessary to counteract automatic non-conscious processes that represent emotional and neural dehumanizing perceptions of others.

Learning Objectives:

  1. The participants will learn about dehumanization as a process that is not restricted to extreme situations but occurs in everyday situation and even in healthcare.

  2. The participants will learn how to identify internal signs within themselves that signal perceptions of others as ‘less human’ and create risk for unintentional discriminatory bias.

  3. The participants will learn how to effectively counter automatic, unintentional perceptions of others that are associated with elevated risk for dehumanizing them.


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Irit Felsen, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of trauma and traumatic loss. She is an Adjunct Professor at Yeshiva University, and she maintains a private practice in NJ, where she works with individuals, couples, families, and groups. Dr. Felsen is co-chair of the NGO committee on Mental Health in Consultative relationship with the United Nations and a researcher with the Yale University Trauma Study Group, Genocide Studies Program.


Continuing Education

This event is approved for 2 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.  

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.

Emerging from Narcissistic Parental Shadows

Sunday, October 14, 2018, 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Presented by:
Jenny Kahn Kaufmann, Ph.D.
Peter Kaufmann, Ph.D.

Emerging from Narcissistic Parental Shadows

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

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We will discuss patients who have developed as extensions of their narcissistic parents.  They’ve provided self-regulatory functions for their parent(s) and felt cared for and protected in return, but at the expense of evolving their independent authenticity. While these patients vitally need to emerge as their independent selves, this very emergence threatens this fundamental tie to the parent and their basic sense of self. 

Whatever the catalyzing circumstances, these patients come to a crisis point in which they feel they must differentiate from their narcissistic parents, yet also dread this.  We will outline the conflicted process through which we enable these patients to emerge from the shadows of their parents’ narcissism.  Several illustrative cases will be presented, and audience members will be encouraged to present relevant work.

 


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Jenny Kahn Kaufmann, Ph.D. is Faculty, Training and Supervising Analyst at the William Alanson White Institute.  She’s also Faculty of IPPP and IPPP on-line.  She’s supervised Psychiatric Residents at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital for close to 20 years.  Her focus on loss and its impact on the development of the self is reflected in her teaching and writing.

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Peter Kaufmann, Ph.D. is faculty and supervisor at IPSS and NIP and co-director of IPSS. Teaching such courses as “The Evolution of Psychoanalysis,” he has a particular interest in comparative psychoanalysis and in efforts to integrate the clinical approaches and sensibilities represented by different theoretical perspectives.  His papers on  “Working with Men Who Please Too Much”, “On Transforming the Reparative Quest” and “When Empathy Opens” reflect this comparative and integrative interest.


Continuing Education

NIPPA Focus Seminars do not offer CE hours.

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

The Efficacy of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Saturday, October 20, 2018, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Presented by:
Jonathan Shedler, PhD

The Efficacy of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

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

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Psychodynamic therapy is an evidence-based treatment. In the morning lecture—based on the internationally acclaimed article, The Efficacy of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy—Dr. Shedler will describe the seven core features of contemporary psychodynamic psychotherapy in clear, jargon-free language. Dr. Shedler will discuss scientific evidence for the benefits of psychodynamic therapy and how it compares to other “evidence-based” treatments like CBT and antidepressant medication. Dr. Shedler will also describe how the active ingredients of all effective psychotherapies draw on (often unacknowledged) psychodynamic principles, such as enhancing self-knowledge, identifying problematic relationship patterns, and addressing these patterns in the “here and now” of the therapy relationship.

The remainder of the day will have a practical, hands-on clinical focus, building on concepts from the morning lecture. Participants will develop a deeper understanding of contemporary psychodynamic therapy through clinical case presentations by workshop participants with case discussion, “live” clinical supervision, and role playing to demonstrate clinical interventions. Dr. Shedler will emphasize the role of clinical case formulation as a road map to effective psychodynamic treatment.

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe seven distinctive features of contemporary psychodynamic therapy.

  2. Compare benefits of psychodynamic therapy with those of CBT and antidepressant medication.

  3. Develop a deeper understanding of the clinical treatment process thorough case discussion, role play, and live clinical supervision.


Jonathan Shedler, PhD is an internationally known author, consultant, and master clinician and teacher. His article The Efficacy of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy firmly established psychodynamic therapy as an evidence-based treatment. He is an editor and contributor to the Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual, author of the Shedler-Westen Assessment Procedure (SWAP) for personality diagnosis and case formulation, and numerous scientific and scholarly articles. He previously served as Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.


Continuing Education

This event is approved for 4.0 CE contact hours for psychologists, social workers, mental health counselor 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.

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.

Fees

Early Registration
$100 general public
$85 NIPPA members
$65 candidates & students

General Registration
$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.

 

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Body Approaches for Analytic Therapists

Mondays, October 29, 2018 to December 17, 2018 at 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Integrating Somatic Modalities with Relational Psychoanalysis

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

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This course can be taken as a stand-alone course, or as a required part of NIP’s Certificate Program in Psychotherapy Integration. The course focuses on incorporating the body into psychoanalytic work; how the body can be an access route to the unconscious and how somatic modalities can effectuate change. The course will include theory, the scientific underpinnings of somatic approaches, but the practical application of somatic modalities will be emphasized.

The course will be taught at NIP in eight seminar-style classes, each lasting one hour and fifty minutes. Class meeting are held are Mondays, October 29, November 5, 12, 19, 26, December 3, 10, and 17, from 1:00 to 2:50pm.

Each session will include a didactic presentation of somatic theory and techniques, skills training, and discussion of case material drawn from the practices of the instructor and students. Active learning will be facilitated by demonstrations of techniques and opportunities for in-class practice. Readings will include writings by Schore, Bromberg, Ogden, and others.

Students will be charged $600.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify which physical tendencies of the client to track, and how to bring to the client's attention those that are relevant.

  2. How to get psychological or emotional meaning from bodily sensations and physical tendencies and how mindfulness is used as an access route to the emotions, thoughts, images, and memories that are associated with the narrative.

  3. How to use somatic modalities to effectuate change and to alter unconscious beliefs, motivations, expectations/assumptions, and relational patterns that are not optimal or beneficial.


Cheryl Feigenson, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and advanced candidate in the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. She has had extensive training in the application of somatic modalities for the treatment of trauma (Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute).

Dr. Feigenson is an adjunct assistant professor at Hunter College, CUNY, in the Department of Educational Foundations and Counseling Programs. She was formerly the Assistant Director at SUNY Purchase Counseling Center.


Continuing Education

This event is approved for 14.0 CE contact hours for psychologists, social workers, and licensed psychoanalysts:

In order to receive CE credits, you cannot arrive more than 15 minutes late to each session or leave 15 minutes to each session. If you miss one session, you will receive partial credit at the discretion of the instructor. No credits will be given if more than one session is missed.

This live in-person course is approved for CE credits for Pscyhologists, Psychoanalysts, LMSWs and LCSWs. This course in not approved for LMHCs.

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.

Refunds, & Cancellation Policy

No refunds for partial attendance. Refunds will be given up to a week prior to the first session.