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March 2018

A Heart Shattered, Relentless Despair, and the Unlived Life

March 10, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST
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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May 2018

Addressing Culture, Oppression, and Sociopolitical Climate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

May 19, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
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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September 2018

Psychoanalytic Reflections

September 8, 2018 @ 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
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: The Annual Paul and Fran Lippmann Lecture Sandra Buechler, Ph.D. Psychoanalytic Reflections Saturday September 8, 2018 9:00 am — Registration/Coffee 9:30 am — 12 pm — Presentation Topic In this talk Dr. Buechler reflects on her own development, as an analyst, teacher, writer, person. Although it will be autobiographical she will comment generally on what she thinks it takes to develop one’s voice. These reflections will include thoughts about the…

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November 2018

Moral Injury and the Intergenerational Transmission of Suicide

November 17, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST
Austen Riggs Center, 25 West Main St.
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Moral Injury and the Intergenerational Transmission of Suicide. A presentation by Jane G. Tillman, Ph.D., ABPP. Saturday November 17, 2018. 9:00 am — 12 pm. Location: The Austen Riggs Center   Topic A family history of suicide confers a risk of suicide on surviving family members, yet the mechanisms for the intergenerational transmission of suicide are poorly understood. The intrapsychic labor that occurs within surviving family members following a suicide is examined, particularly around the issue of moral injury, the…

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April 2019

The Shamanic Roots of Psychoanalysis: On the Wings of Dreams

April 13, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
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 The Shamanic Roots of Psychoanalysis: On the Wings of Dreams A Presentation by: Paul Lippmann, Ph.D. Saturday April 13, 2019 9:00 am — Registration/Coffee 9:30 am — 12 pm — Presentation Location: The Red Lion Inn   Topic While we believe that psychoanalysis was created from the singular genius of Sigmund Freud at the end of the 19th Century, it is clear that the roots of psychoanalysis go much further back…

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May 2019

Daniel Shaw, LCSW: The Relational System of the Traumatizing Narcissist: A System of Subjugation

May 4, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
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: Daniel Shaw, LCSW Saturday May 4, 2019 9:00 am — Registration/Coffee 9:30 am — 12 pm — Presentation location: The Red Lion Inn Topic The theory of traumatic narcissism as developed by the speaker, which describes a relational system organized by the narcissist that results in the subjugation of significant others, will be taught using clinical material illustrated by the author’s work with adult children of highly narcissistic parents. The…

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November 2019

Dynamic Therapy with Self Destructive Borderline Patients: An Alliance Based Intervention for Suicide

November 23, 2019 @ 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM EST
The Red Lion Inn, 30 Main Street
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Dynamic Therapy with Self Destructive Borderline Patients: An Alliance Based Intervention for Suicide Presenter: Eric Plakun, MD - Director/CEO Austen Riggs Center Saturday November 23, 2019 9:00 am — Registration/Coffee 9:30 am — 12 pm — Presentation   Topic In the past 25 years there has been a 25% increase in suicide in the United States. Although there are several manualized behavioral and psychodynamic therapies found efficacious in treatment of suicidal and self-destructive borderline patients, few clinicians are familiar with…

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March 2020

This presentation has been canceled due to the Coronavirus – Shame vs. Guilt, and the Problem of Morality

March 28, 2020 @ 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
The Red Lion Inn, 30 Main Street
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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James Gilligan, M.D. Shame vs. Guilt, and the Problem of Morality Saturday March 28, 2020 9:00 am — Registration/Coffee 9:30 am — 12 pm — Presentation location: The Red Lion Inn For directions: www.redlioninn.com   Topic A psychoanalytic theory of the moral emotions, shame (vs. pride) and guilt (vs. innocence) will be presented, together with the opposite and antagonistic moral value systems and behavior patterns that they motivate—shame-ethics vs. guilt-ethics, and homicide vs. suicide. Shame and guilt are as central…

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April 2020

This presentation has been canceled due to the Coronavirus – Narcissism in Political Life: Perspectives from the Past, Lessons for the Present.

April 18, 2020 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
The Red Lion Inn, 30 Main Street
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Narcissism in Political Life: Perspectives from the Past, Lessons for the Present Presenter: Dr. Elizabeth Lunbeck More information will be available here soon.

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September 2020

Shame vs. Guilt, and the Problem of Morality

September 26, 2020 @ 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
Zoom

Event Type: Class Presenter: James Gilligan, M.D. Start Time: 09/26/2020 at 09:30 am End Time: 09/26/2020 at 12:00 pm PRESENTER James Gilligan, MD., is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Adjunct Professor of Law at New York University. From 1966 to 2000 he taught at the Harvard Medical School, where he headed the Institute of Law and Psychiatry and studied the causes and prevention of violence as Director of the Massachusetts Prison Mental Health Service. From 1999 to 2001 he…

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November 2020

You Say Seduction and I Say Coercion: The Gray Areas of Sexual Consent

November 7, 2020 @ 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM EST
Zoom

Presenter: Sue Kolod, Ph.D. November 7, 2020  Zoom Gathering 9:00 am Presentation 9:30 am - 12:00 pm   PRESENTER Sue Kolod, Ph.D. is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the William Alanson White Institute and teaches in it’s adult certificate program in psychoanalysis. She is Co-Chair of the Committee on Public Information of the American Psychoanalytic Association where she edits the blog, Psychoanalysis Unplugged. In addition, Dr. Kolod is representative from North America to the Board of the International Psychoanalytic…

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February 2021

Cancelled event – Stop “killing them with kindniceness:” Why the incorporation of antiracism tenets into psychodynamic psychotherapy are a praxis of justice and reparation

February 13 @ 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM EST
Zoom

Dear Friends, We are sorry to announce that this event has been cancelled. WMAAPP Presenter: Monique Bowen, Ph.D. February 13, 2021 9:00 - Zoom Gathering 9:30 am - 12:00 pm - Presentation Upon registering a link will be emailed PRESENTER Monique Bowen, Ph.D. is Professor, Core Faculty and Associate Chair in the Department of Clinical Psychology at Antioch University (New England campus). Dr. Bowen maintains an appointment as Clinical Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at SUNY Downstate Medical Center,…

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March 2021

The Fate of Subjective Experience in Psychology, Psychoanalysis, Neuroscience, and Philosophy

March 27 @ 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
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Presenter: Morris Eagle, Ph.D. Start Time: 03/27/2021 at 01:30 pm EDT End Time: 03/27/2021 at 04:00 pm EDT PRESENTER Morris Eagle, Ph.D. is Professor Emeritius at the Derner Institute, Adelphi University. He is Distinguished Faculty Member at New Center for Psychoanalysis (NCP) in Los Angeles; former President of Division 39; a former Erikson scholar at Austen Riggs; and a recipient of the Sigourney Award in 2009. He is now retired after more than 60 years in private practice in New…

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April 2021

On the Disappearance and Transformation of Dreams in Modern Life: A Socio-Psychoanalytic View

April 17 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
Zoom

On the Disappearance and Transformation of Dreams in Modern Life: A Socio-Psychoanalytic View Paul Lippmann, Ph.D. Saturday April 17, 2021 9:00 am—Zoom Gathering 9:30 am —  12 pm — Presentation   Topic This is the 2nd in a three-lecture series. This lecture: On the Disappearance and Transformation of Dreams in Modern Life: A Socio-Psychoanalytic View follows lecture #1: On the Shamanic Roots of Psychoanalysis; and precedes #3: On Death and Dying from a Psychoanalytic and Personal Perspective.  In this current…

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May 2021

Did Trump Make Narcissism Great?

May 15 @ 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
Zoom

Elizabeth Lunbeck, Ph.D.  Did Trump Make Narcissism Great?  Saturday May 15, 2021 9:00 am—Zoom Gathering 9:30 am —  12 pm — Presentation PRESENTER INFO Elizabeth Lunbeck, Ph.D., is a professor of the history of science at Harvard University, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the history of the psychotherapies, of the psychological sciences, and of the fortunes of psychoanalysis in American culture. She is the author of the prize-winning book, The Psychiatric Persuasion: Knowledge, Gender, and Power in…

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