Seminar on Essential Elements in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Consultation

The Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Consultation Program is offering an 18 CE credit live online seminar to hone the student’s skills at consultation and supervision.

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The learning process involves the study of assigned readings, class discussions, and presentation of clinical vignettes by faculty and participants.

This program is intended for psychoanalytic psychotherapists who are consulting to other therapists and who want to deepen their skills at consultation and supervision.

This educational program is designed for licensed mental health professionals practicing as psychoanalytic psychotherapy consultants who are at various stages of their development (beginner, intermediate and advanced), and who offer consultation in private practice, advanced university programs, and mental health settings.

Program Chair

Suzanne St. John, PhD

Program Date(s):

October 16, 2020 - February 19, 2021

Course Schedule

Seminar meets by Zoom online videoconference. Two half-day intensives meet on Friday, October, 16 2020, 11:30am-3:00pm. US ET and the last day of class on Friday, February 19, 2021, 11:30am-3:00pm US ET. All other classes are held on Tuesday evenings 7:30-9:00 p.m. US ET.

16 Oct
Review of Object Relations for therapy and consultation through the examination of the film narrative, “The Wizard of Oz”
16 Oct
Theory of Internal Objects: Klein, Ogden and Ferro
27 Oct
Principles of Attachment and Bonding in Therapy and Consultation
10 Nov
Systems of Internal Objects unconsciously in therapy and consultation to form the dynamic field
24 Nov
Self and Object: Therapist and Consultant in a system of mutual projective and introjective identification
01 Dec
Assessment of patient symbolic function in therapy and consultation
15 Dec
The development of Containment through the establishment of the concept of the analytic field
05 Jan
Resistance: unconscious elements that protect the patient-therapist and therapist-consultant
19 Jan
The role of the Consultant and finding one’s subjective voice as consultant
02 Feb
Question of limits, of self-disclosure, separation, mourning, and termination.
19 Feb
Review of the essential elements of consulting to the psychoanalytic psychotherapist
19 Feb
Self-evaluation consultant competence in performing the professional role of psychoanalytic psychotherapy consultant

Program Faculty

Charles Ashbach, PhD
IPI National Faculty

Carl Bagnini, CSW, BCD
IPI National Faculty

Douglas Dennett, MD
IPI National Faculty

Suzanne St. John, PhD
IPI National Faculty

Anne Taylor, LCSW
IPI National Faculty

Program Components

The meetings are held by two-way secure, HIPAA-compliant videolink using the Zoom videoconference platform, requiring only a computer, laptop, tablet or smart phone with a camera/microphone and internet access.

The seminar will begin with a Friday, half-day intensive experience, consisting of two classes on October 16, 2020 from 11:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. US ET.  The seminar will continue to meet online twice monthly on Tuesdays from 7:30 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. US ET, evenings October 2020 – February 2021. The seminar will conclude with another Friday half-day intensive seminar, consisting of two classes on February 19, 2021.

All participants will attend the two half-day intensives, which will be conducted on the first and last day of the seminar, and the 8 course meetings on Tuesday evenings ( 1.5 hours each, over a course of five months). The seminar will include readings, didactic presentations and case discussions. The seminar provides 18 hours of formalized instruction to be completed within 5 months.

Course Requirements

Registrants must be licensed mental health professionals practicing as psychoanalytic psychotherapy consultants who are at various stages of their development (beginner, intermediate and advanced), and who offer consultation in private practice, advanced university programs, and mental health settings.

Participants will need the necessary equipment to participate in the Zoom videoconference: a computer, laptop, tablet or smart phone with a camera/microphone and internet connection.

Completion of this course does not ensure that participants are authorized to provide psychotherapy or psychoanalytic consultation/supervision in any specific state or locality.  Participants are responsible for verifying that they meet any licensing requirements for providing psychotherapy or psychoanalytic consultation/ supervision in their own state or locality.

IPI does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, nationality, religion, age, gender, sexual preference or physical handicap.

Educational Objectives

Overall Program Objectives

Participants will:

  • Develop skills and self-evaluate consultant competence in performing the professional role of psychoanalytic psychotherapy consultant.
  • Develop consultant metacompetence in identifying the limits of your knowledge and skills.
  • Develop self-monitoring skills of ongoing performance as consultant to psychotherapy clinicians.

Specific Learning Objectives

Participants will:

Class 1:

  • Describe 3 ways that the film narrative of the “Wizard of Oz” can be experienced as if it were a session or a dream by the consultant.
  • Identify two ways in which the film narrative reflects the patient’s communication of primary issues and concerns to the therapist/consultant.

Class 2:

  • Identify one way each theorist (Klein, Ogden and Ferro) contributes to the understanding on internal objects in therapy and consultation.
  • Describe one example from Ferro which has expanded technique in therapy and consultation.

Class 3:

  • Describe two unconscious elements that the therapist/consultant can identify in the patient’s treatment.
  • Identify two examples of how the use of attachment experiences enables the therapist and consultant to gain access to the patient’s emotions and unconscious.

Class 4:

  • Identify 2 examples of a “set” of internal objects that can be experienced by patient, therapist, and consultant.
  • Describe 2 examples of a “set” of internal objects that can form the dynamic field in therapy and consultation.

Class 5:

  • Describe 2 examples of patient, therapist, and consultant in a system of mutual projective and introjective identifications that form a “triangular” or “parallel” process.
  • Identify 2 examples of consultant containment for the unsolved problem that is blocking the treatment between patient and therapist.

Class 6:

  • Describe 2 examples of a patient’s symbolic or lack of and the resulting experience for therapist/consultant to understand t for the treatment.
  • Explain the development of a “waking dream” state in the therapist and consultant to discover the “characters” that emerge in the patient’s treatment.

Class 7:

  • Identify 2 examples of containment established in the patient/therapist and by the therapist/consultant.
  • Describe one example of how the consultant can support the therapist in the development of proto-visual thought elements and proto-emotional feelings in following the flow of the patient’s sessions and treatment.

Class 8:

  • Describe one example of how the consultant can identify resistance for the therapist through the understanding of the “bulwark”, “bastion” or emergence of an evacuation element in the patient’s treatment.
  • Explain the role of “reverie” in the consultant in which images can lead toward the therapist’s and patient’s hidden unconscious world.

Class 9:

  • Identify one example of the consultant use of their emotions and imagination to expand the links between conscious and unconscious states to support the therapist.
  • Describe 1 example of the consultant identifying the “iatrogenic” dual influences within the pair of the therapist-consultant.

Class 10:

  • Identify an example of the separation and mourning process of therapist-consultant termination.
  • Describe one example of the consultant constructing a “private space” to gain access to support the therapist.

Class 11:

  • List 2 essential elements of consulting to the psychoanalytic therapist.
  • Describe one example as a consultant of an essential element in consulting that may become problematic and identify possible resolutions.

Class 12:

  • Describe 2 examples of a consultant assessing metacompetance in identifying the limits of their knowledge and skills.
  • Describe 3 ways for a consultant to self-monitor when providing consultation or supervision to therapists.

Continuing Education Credit Hours

Continuing Education Credit will be provided for each class of the seminar.

Total of 18 CE hours for the seminar.

Total CE hours for the 2 Friday half day classes 4x 1.5 = 6 CE hours

8 Tuesday Evening meetings 8x 1.5 = 12 CE hours

Total CE hours for the seminar = 18 CE hours

Registrants in this seminar will earn CE credit in relation to the stated objectives. Participants are responsible for verifying that IPI CE credit is accepted by the licensing boards in their own states.

Registration

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Registration Deadline:  September 30, 2020

Tuition and Fees

Tuition: $545

Discounted tuition of $465 is available for Full and Associate Members

 

Membership Benefits

Become a member of IPI at the “Associate Member PLUS”, or “Full Member PLUS” level and you will receive an IPI Zoom Pro account as one of your member benefits.
HIPAA compliant Zoom video accounts are provided for all IPI Associate Member Plus and Full Member Plus memberships. IPI has a HIPAA Business Associate Agreement with Zoom, which provides a HIPAA compliant platform for our accounts. HIPPA compliance is strongly recommended for all internet-mediated clinical work and clinical teaching. The “PLUS” add-on to the IPI membership gives the user the ability to host online meetings with multiple people at the same time. [Current members can upgrade to the “Plus” account and only pay the difference in price from your current membership level.]
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Should you have any questions about the program or the application process, please feel free to contact:

Suzanne St. John, PhD - ccadmissions@theipi.org

Continuing Education Information

The International Psychotherapy Institute, IPI, is approved by The American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. IPI maintains responsibility for the program and its content. The International Psychotherapy Institute has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6017. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The International Psychotherapy Institute is responsible for all aspects of the programs. The International Psychotherapy Institute is an approved sponsor of the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners for continuing education credits for licensed social workers in Maryland. The International Psychotherapy Institute 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.

Participants are responsible for verifying that IPI CE credit is accepted by the licensing boards in their own states. Please note: At this time we are aware that CE credit for IPI events will not be accepted by the New Jersey Board of Social Work.

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