Fundamentals of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy II
This seminar, open to mental health clinicians or those enrolled in graduate mental health training, is offered by the Berkshire Psychoanalytic Institute and will focus on integrating an understanding of psychoanalytic theory with psychodynamic psychotherapy technique. NO PREREQUISITES
Location: First Floor Conference Room, The Austen Riggs Center, Stockbridge, MA
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Severe Character Pathology
4 sessions: Tuesdays, October 6, 13, 20 & 27 (7:00 PM – 8:30 PM)
Instructor: Lyn Yonack, MA, MSW is a psychoanalyst and psychotherapist in private practice in Great Barrington where she works with adults, adolescents, and couples and provides supervision to mental health practitioners and clinical consultation to organizations. She is on the BPI faculty and Affiliate Faculty at the Austen Riggs Center.
This course will look through a psychodynamic lens at the challenges that inevitably arise in work with patients for whom profound psychic pain expresses itself in borderline and narcissistic character organization. Using psychoanalytic literature and clinical material, we will consider theoretical formulations, symptomatic and diagnostic descriptions, implications for the patient’s life and treatment as well as developmental and traumatic anomalies that typically contribute to this cluster of disordered thinking, relationship and behavior. CE/CME Credits: Maximum of 6 units available
Educational Objectives – the participant will be able to:
1. Define the concept and recognize the signs and symptoms of severe character pathology within a psychodynamic context.
2. Identify early developmental and traumatic anomalies that put a person at risk for borderline or narcissistic character organization.
3. Evaluate the clinical challenges presented by patients with severe character pathology and develop strategies for containing and working with those challenges in a dynamically-oriented psychotherapy.
Registration is complete when payment is received. ~ Readings will be provided to registrants in PDF format via email.
Please make checks payable to BPI and mail with completed registration to:
Berkshire Psychoanalytic Institute, P.O. Box 877, Stockbridge, MA 01262
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