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April 22, 2023: Paul Lerner Scholar's Symposium: Joyce Cartor, PhD

  • 22 Apr 2023
  • 9:30 AM - 12:15 PM
  • University of Tennessee Medical Center, Morrison Education and Conference Center, 1924 Alcoa Highway, Knoxville, TN 37920


Appalachian Psychoanalytic Society
a local chapter of the Society for Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychology (Division 39) 
of the American Psychological Association

presents the annual

Membership Meeting

followed by the 

Paul Lerner 
Scholar's Symposium


Joyce Cartor, PhD 
Affect Regulation
and Personality Structure

Saturday, April 22, 2023

University of Tennessee Medical Center
Morrison Education and Conference Center
1924 Alcoa Highway
Knoxville, TN 37920

Description of Program: Paul Lerner Scholar's Symposium
This intermediate level presentation will examine affect regulation: what it is, why it’s important, and how it develops.  We will explore the ways in which both temperament and parenting affect the development of affective regulation in children, and how affective regulation relates to the development of a capacity to mentalize. We will also examine different attachment styles and the implication of these styles for affective regulation. In the second hour, we will look at certain personality styles and how the ability to be affectively regulated is important in their development. Case examples will be presented.


9:00am Registration

9:30am  APS Membership Meeting

9:55am  Introduction of Joyce Cartor, PhD

10:00am  Affect Regulation

11:00am  Break

11:15am  Affect Regulation and Personality Structure

12:15pm  Complete Program Evaluations and Adjourn. 

Educational Objectives
After attending this intermediate-level program in full, participants will be able to:
1. Define affect regulation and its importance to psychological development in the child and adult.
2. Compare and contrast different personality styles and disorders and their relation to affect regulation.

Joyce Cartor, PhD is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Knoxville, Tennessee. She has been a member of APS for over 30 years and has served at various times as Treasurer, Member-at-Large, and President. She is currently serving as Past President.


This program is open to all APS members. It is not limited to individuals practicing in a predominately psychoanalytic mode. The material will be appropriate for clinicians with intermediate levels of experience and knowledge.

Professional and Scholar Members:
Free.  Please register online by April 19, 2023.

Early-Career Professional Members:
Free.  Please register online by April 19, 2023.

Graduate Student Members: 
Free.  Please register online by April 19, 2023

Please join APS in order to participate in this program.    

APS Membership

Eligible professionals can join APS or renew their membership for the 2022-2023 program year for $80. Scholars and Early-Career Professionals can also join/renew for

$45. Graduate students may join or renew for $25.

American Psychological Association Approval Statement
Division 39 is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Division 39 maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Continuing Education
This program, when attended in its entirety, is available for 2.0 continuing education credits. Participants who attend in full and complete a program Evaluation and Learning Assessment will receive a certificate of attendance.  Partial credit for partial attendance is not available.  Psychologists will have their participation registered through Division 39.

APS and Division 39 are committed to conducting all activities in conformity with the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles for Psychologists. APS and Division 39 are also committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in continuing education activities. 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 discussion periods.

Selected References and Recommended Reading
Blum, B., Goodman, G., Rentrop, C., Malberg, N. & Agrawal, P. (2022) Gender, Attachment Patterns, and Mental Representations of Parents and Self as Predictors of Young Adolescents’ Trauma Symptoms. Journal of Infant, Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy 21:309-324 

Fonagy, Gergley, Jurist & Target. (2002) Affect regulation, mentalization and the
development of the self. Other Press: New York.

Shill, M. (2022) Adaptation, Affect, and the Ego - Some Thoughts on Hartmann. Psychoanalytic Inquiry 42:204-216.

Please address requests, questions, concerns and any complaints to APS President Renee Repka, PhD.

There is no commercial support for this program nor are there any relationships between Division 39, APS, presenter, program content, research, grants or other funding sources that could reasonably be construed as conflicts of interest. During the program, the validity/utility of the content and risks/limitations of the approaches discussed will be addressed.

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