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September 2016

Journalist/Analysand Writes about Termination

September 17, 2016 @ 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
The Red Lion Inn, 30 Main Street
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States

WMAAPP Western Massachusetts and Albany Association for Psychoanalytic Psychology  presents: Helen Epstein Journalist/Analysand Writes about Termination Saturday September 17, 2016  9:00 am — Registration/Coffee 9:30 am — 12 pm — Presentation   PRESENTER Helen Epstein (www.helenepstein.com) is the author of eight books including Children of the Holocaust, Where She Came From: A Daughter’s Search for her Mother’s History, and with Paul Ornstein, Looking Back: Memoir of a Psychoanalyst. Born in Prague, she grew up in Manhattan, graduated from Hunter College…

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October 2016

The Presence of the Absent: Therapy with Families and Ghosts

October 29, 2016 @ 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
The Red Lion Inn, 30 Main Street
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States

WMAAPP Western Massachusetts and Albany Association for Psychoanalytic Psychology  presents: The Annual Lippmann Program  Carlos E. Sluzki, M.D. The Presence of the Absent: Therapy with Families and Ghosts Saturday October 29, 2016  9:00 am — Registration/Coffee 9:30 am — 12 pm — Presentation   PRESENTER Carlos E. Sluzki, M.D., is a psychiatrist, psychoanalyst and family therapist by training, currently Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at George Washington University of Medicine in Washington D.C. Argentine by birth and training, his…

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January 2017

Entering Into One of Life’s Most Intimate Moments: End of Life Care in the 21st Century

January 28, 2017 @ 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
The Red Lion Inn, 30 Main Street
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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This will be a day long learning experience. 08:30 - 09:00 - Registration and light breakfast 09:00 - 12:30 - Presentation 12:30 - 01:30 - Lunch 01:30 - 05:00 - Presentation PRESENTERS Joan Berzoff, MSW,Ed.D.,Professor Emerita, nationally renown speaker, teacher and author, Director of Smith College’s End of Life Certificate Program. Lew Cohen,MD, a palliative care psychiatrist, who has written over 150 papers related to research on this topic. Lew practices and does research at Baystate Medical Center. Susan Gerbino, PhD,…

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April 2017

On the Limitations of Love: Romance and Loss in Psychoanalysis

April 1, 2017 @ 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Stockbridge Town Hall, 50 Main Street
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Event Type: Discussion Presenter: Steven Kuchuck,LCSW Start Time: 04/01/2017 at 09:30 am End Time: 04/01/2017 at 12:00 pm Will there be Refreshments Prior? Yes If there is, arrive minutes prior to start time. If there is, these Refreshments will be served: PRESENTER Steven Kuchuck, LCSW: Editor-in-Chief; Psychoanalytic Perspective, Associate Editor; Routledge Relational Perspective Book Series, Board Member, supervisor, faculty and Co-Director of Curriculum for adult psychoanalytic training program; National Institute for the Psychotherapies (NIP), and faculty/supervisor at the NIP National…

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May 2017

Somatic Experiencing: In the Realms of Trauma, Dissociation, and Dysregulation – What we can do when what we do is really not good enough

May 6, 2017 @ 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Austen Riggs Center, 25 West Main St.
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Event Type: Discussion Presenter: David Levit, Ph.D., ABPP Start Time: 05/06/2017 at 09:30 am End Time: 05/06/2017 at 12:00 pm Will there be Refreshments Prior? Yes If there is, arrive minutes prior to start time. If there is, these Refreshments will be served: PRESENTER David Levit, Ph.D., ABPP is a Diplomate in Psychoanalysis and in Clinical Psychology. His faculty positions are: Faculty and Supervising Analyst, Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis (MIP); Co-Founder, Co-Chair, and Faculty, MIP Postgraduate Fellowship-West; Associate Clinical Professor,…

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October 2017

Engaging Racial and Other Diversities in the Psychoanalytic Process: the Central Roles of Radical Openness and Curiosity

October 14, 2017 @ 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
The Red Lion Inn, 30 Main Street
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Anton Hart, Ph.D. Engaging Racial and Other Diversities in the Psychoanalytic Process: the Central Roles of Radical Openness and Curiosity Saturday October 14, 2017 9:00 am — Registration/Coffee 9:30 am — 12 pm — Presentation   location:  The Red Lion Inn  For directions: www.redlioninn.com   Topic Starting from the premise that racial, ethnic and other forms of discrimination and negation represent dissociative defenses involving a profound failure of curiosity, this presentation addresses issues of difference and “othering” as they emerge and…

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November 2017

How the Developmental Science of Early Childhood Informs Therapy with Children and Adults

November 18, 2017 @ 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
The Red Lion Inn, 30 Main Street
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Claudia M. Gold, M.D. How the Developmental Science of Early Childhood Informs Therapy with Children and Adults  Saturday November 18, 2017  9:00 am — Registration/Coffee 9:30 am — 12 pm — Presentation   Topic Psychoanalysts have known for over a century that early experience matters. In this program we will explore contemporary research at the interface of developmental psychology, neuroscience, and genetics that seeks to understand the way these experiences become incorporated in the body, brain, and mind. This area…

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December 2017

“ Where Should We Begin? ” : The Couples Therapy Work of Esther Perel , Part 2

December 8, 2017 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The home of Jane Kristal, 33 Sunset Ave.
Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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A discussion group led by Patricia Everett, Ph.D. Friday, December 8, 2017 , 7 pm – 9 pm Wine and cheese will be served. DESCRIPTION OF EVENT : (After a lively study group discussion of one of Esther Perel’s podcasts on October 21, we decided as a group to meet again soon to discuss another one of her podcasts.) Esther Perel, the couples and family therapist whose focus on desire, infidelity, and sex in long - term relationships has recently…

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January 2018

Event Canceled!

January 26 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The home of Jane Kristal, 33 Sunset Ave.
Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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Unfortunately we have been forced to cancel this event due to illness Gender and Power: How to Understand Their Abuses A study group led by Jane Kristal, Ph.D. This meeting is a follow-up to the lively discussions we've had this fall, provoked by listening to two of Esther Perel's couples therapy podcasts. We are currently being bombarded daily by revelations of workplace harassment and the abuse of women. Why is it that such behavior is endemic in work situations and beyond?…

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March 2018

Termination: The Afterlife

March 3 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The home of Jane Kristal, 33 Sunset Ave.
Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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A Pioneer Valley study group Open for wmaapp members only

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A Heart Shattered, Relentless Despair, and the Unlived Life

March 10 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Austen Riggs Center, 25 West Main St.
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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A Heart Shattered, Relentless Despair, and the Unlived Life Martha Stark, M.D. Saturday March 10, 2018 9:00 am — Registration/Coffee 9:30 am — 12 pm — Presentation   Topic Patients who have never fully confronted—and grieved—the pain of their early-on heartbreak will often cling to their hope that perhaps someday the “object of their desire” will be forthcoming. But there are others who, because of catastrophically shattering early-on disappointments and losses, withdraw completely from the “world of objects” - only…

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April 2018

Working With Patients’ Dreams in Psychotherapy

April 2

A five session course on: Working With Patients' Dreams in Psychotherapy Paul Lippmann, Ph.D. April, 2018 This course is open for members only and limited to 10 participants. To join wmaapp please go to wmaapp.org Course description: In each meeting, the course instructor and participants will discuss a participant's patient's dreams. The goal is for integration between the logical and the playful-imaginative as we proceed inward to the heart of the dream and outward to the relationship between dream and…

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What Happens When Psychoanalysis Goes to Work? A Way of Thinking about Life in Organizations

April 7 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Schacht Center for Health and Wellness Smith College, 21 Belmont Avenue
Northampton, MA 01060 United States
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What Happens When Psychoanalysis Goes to Work? A Way of Thinking about Life in Organizations A discussion group led by M. Gerard Fromm, Ph.D. Saturday April 7, 2018 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Open to WMAAPP members and guests. (Members wishing to bring guests are asked to call  Patricia Everett in advance, (413) 256-3539.) There is no fee. DESCRIPTION OF EVENT: “No other technique for the conduct of life attaches the individual so firmly to reality as laying emphasis on…

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May 2018

Addressing Culture, Oppression, and Sociopolitical Climate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

May 19 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Red Lion Inn, 30 Main Street
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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WMAAPP Western Massachusetts and Albany Association for Psychoanalytic Psychology presents: Usha Tummala-Narra, Ph.D. Addressing Culture, Oppression, and Sociopolitical Climates in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Saturday May 19, 2018 9:00 am — Registration/Coffee 9:30 am — 12 pm — Presentation   Topic This presentation highlights psychoanalytic understandings of the sociocultural context in psychotherapy. Dr. Tummala-Narra describes a framework for a systematic inclusion of cultural competence as a core emphasis of psychoanalytic psychotherapy. A historical overview of psychoanalytic neglect of cultural context will be…

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June 2018

“Nasty Women”: Forging a New Narrative on Female Aggression

June 3 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Joanne Yurman’s Office, 31 Main Street
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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"Nasty Women": Forging a New Narrative on Female Aggression A discussion led by: Janet R. Zuckerman, Ph.D.  Sunday June 3, 2018 11:00 am - 1:00 pm Location: The office of Joanne Yurman, Ph.D. 31 Main Street, 2nd. Floor Stockbridge, MA 01262 This event is open to WMAAPP members only and space is limited. To ensure your seat and to receive a copy of this paper, please RSVP to joanneyurman@gmail.com or call her at 413-298-7146 http://wmaapp.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Berkshire-Study-Group-Zuckerman-6-3-2018.pdf

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