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Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Domestic Violence and Coercive Control

May 14 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Domestic Violence and Coercive Control

A Presentation by
Marie G. Rudden, M.D.

Saturday, May 14, 2022
9:00 am – Zoom Gathering
9:30 am – 12:00 pm – Presentation
Location: Zoom


Dr. Rudden will identify modern methods of evaluating the presence and impact of coercive control by a spouse or domestic partner, as well as evaluating and addressing episodes of domestic violence in one’s patients. Further, she will offer a psychoanalytic perspective, illustrated with case material, on the ways in which some individuals may be susceptible to missing initial cues about their partner’s propensity to coercion or violence and how this may be addressed in a psychoanalytic treatment.

Marie G. Rudden, M.D., is an Assistant Clinical Professor in Psychiatry, Weill-Cornell School of Medicine and an American Psychoanalytic Association Training and Supervising Analyst. She is the North American Chair for the Comparative Clinical Methods Working Party and North American Co-Chair of the IPA Working Parties Committees. In addition, she is an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies and a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis. She has published books and multiple papers on depression, panic disorder, mentalization, regressive group processes, leadership, transference and the analytic relationship, and about “cocoon” self-states.

Brandt, S., & Rudden, M. (2020). A psychoanalytic perspective on victims of domestic violence and coercive control. International Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies.17:215-231.

Jaffee, A. E., Gratz, K, & Messman-Moore, T. L. (2019). Risk for re-victimization following interpersonal and non-interpersonal trauma: Clarifying the role of post-traumatic stress symptoms and trauma-related cognitions. Journal of Traumatic Stress. 32 (1) 42-55.

Kruger, C. & Fletcher, L. (2017). Predicting a dissociative disorder from type of childhood maltreatment and abuser-abused relational tie. Journal of Trauma and Dissociation, 18 (3), 356-372.

Stark, E. (2007). Coercive Control: The Entrapment of Women in Personal Life. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Stein, A. (2013). Cupid’s Knife: Women’s Anger and Agency in Violent Relationships. (Psychoanalysis in a New Key series) New York, NY; Routledge.

At the conclusion of the program, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the presence of coercive control in their patients’ relationships.
  2. Evaluate the presence, impact and degree of danger posed by episodes of domestic violence described by their patients.
  3. Identify factors within one’s patients that led to their difficulties recognizing warning signs about their partners’ propensity toward control and toward violence.
  4. Formulate ways of working psychoanalytically with patients who are or have been in situations of domestic violence or coercive control.


CE CREDITS:                                                     

 2.5 CE credits are available to psychologists, psychoanalysts, and social workers upon complete attendance of this intermediate level event. 2.5 CEUs are offered to LMHCs.

Confidentiality and WMAAPP Policy

     In order to protect the confidentiality of the clinical material, and to adhere to APA ethical guidelines, it is required that those attending the program be either currently licensed mental health professionals, psychoanalysts, or currently matriculated students in mental health programs (psychology, social work, psychiatry, psychoanalysis). Students are required to provide the name of their program. There will be no exceptions.

     Division 39 is committed to accessibility and nondiscrimination in its continuing education activities. Division 39 is also committed to conducting all activities In conformity with the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles for Psychologists. Participants are asked to be aware of the need for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program. If program content becomes stressful, participants are encouraged to process these feelings during the discussion periods. If participants have special needs, we will attempt to accommodate them.     

 Please address questions, concerns or complaints to: Judith Rosenberger. at 917-459-3432.

WMAAPP brochure Rudden 5-14-22


May 14
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
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