Continuing Education: Theory and Practice of Relational Psychoanalytic Integration
Mondays, September 17, 2018 to October 22, 2018 at 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Theory and Practice of Relational Psychoanalytic Integration
The National Institute for the Psychotherapies
250 West 57th Street, Suite 501
New York, NY 10107
“If all you have is a hammer, then everything looks like a nail” (Maslow, 1962). Experienced clinicians know that no single approach can adequately address the complexity of personality and behavioral change, and that the ability to integrate multiple therapy approaches enhances their clinical effectiveness. But how does an analytically-oriented therapist best do this?
This six-session seminar presents Relational Psychanalytic Integration, an approach to therapy that honors the clinically grounding framework of relational psychoanalysis and assimilates insights and methods from other approaches, CBT, for example, to enhance it.
We explore the field of psychotherapy integration, and the theoretical and pragmatic issues that arise in combining modalities in our work. Readings include papers by Bresler, Bucci, Frank, Gold, Lyons, Safran, Wachtel and others. Readings are discussed in the context of clinical work.
At the completion of the course, participants will have a coherent theoretical framework that, true to relational psychoanalysis, grounds them with integrating complementary methods in their psychoanalytically-based practice.
Class meetings are held on Mondays, Sept 17, 24, Oct 1, 8, 15, and 22, from 1:00 to 2:50.
Tuition is $450.
Registration in this seminar is limited. Participants must be licensed, experienced, and conversant with the basic literature and concepts of psychoanalysis. This course is required for NIP’s Certificate in Psychotherapy Integration Program (PIP). Register at Eventbrite for single courses. Applications for the full certificate program in psychotherapy integration can be found online at nip.inst.org.
- Students will be able to describe the historical and theoretical background of psychotherapy integration.
- Students will be able to describe “assimilative” integration and how it differs from other major approaches.
- Students will be able to integrate outside methods in their practice in ways that blend seamlessly with a relational psychoanalytic baseline approach.
Kenneth A. Frank, Ph.D. is a Co-Founder and Director of NIP, and Founder and Co-Director of PIP. He has more than 60 publications on psychoanalysis, psychotherapy integration, and related topics. He is a Former Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University, and is Senior Consulting Editor of Psychoanalytic Perspectives.
This event is approved for 11.0 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.
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.
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.
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 first day of the event or for no-shows on any of the days event take place.