Appalachian Psychoanalytic Society


Upcoming Events

    • 10 Feb 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM
    • University of Tennessee Medical Center - Morrison Education and Conference Center


    Jamie Kyne, PhD

    presents a Saturday Morning Seminar
    entitled

    Who is Healing Whom?

    Stark, Ehrenberg, 
    and Davoine & Gaudilliere 
    Illuminate a Treatment of 
    Post-Traumatic Sadomasochism

    February 10, 2018
    9:00am - 12:15pm

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

    Program Description
    This presentation will be organized around reflections on an ongoing, long-term psychotherapy case. Material from this case will be illuminated by references to the work of Martha Stark, Darlene Ehrenberg, and the team of Francoise Davoine and Jean-Max Gaudilliere.

    STARK
    Martha Stark has worked to develop an integrative model of therapeutic action that takes into consideration schools of thought from the history of psychoanalytic theory and practice that are often considered more competing than complementary. Stark says, in the introduction to her text, Modes of Therapeutic Action, “It is my belief that most psychotherapeutic models boil down to advocating either … enhancement of knowledge, provision of experience, or engagement in relationship -- as the primary therapeutic agent” (Stark, 1990).  Stark’s (2015) work illuminates the complementarity of these three therapeutic agents in a way that is relevant to our work with virtually any patient while showing how particular patients need relatively more or less of each of these agents.

    Over the course of a long treatment (ten years plus), the presenter has found Martha Stark’s writing, teaching, and supervision especially helpful towards better understanding and making use of powerful and frightening enactments. Stark’s “Model 3” has served this therapy especially well and will be a focus of this presentation. Stark (2015) writes of Model 3:

    Model 3, the intersubjective perspective of contemporary relational theory, emphasizes authentic engagement with others; its goal is to offer the patient an opportunity to play out, on the stage of the treatment, her unresolved childhood dramas and ultimately to encounter a response different from what she had both expected and feared. As the patient is confronted with the sobering reality of the dysfunctional dynamics that she unwittingly and compulsively delivers into her relationships, she will be forced to evolve to a place of greater accountability for her actions, reactions, and interactions. (p.17)

    EHRENBERG

    Additionally, Darlene Ehrenberg’s (1992) writing in the service of deepening the authenticity of the working alliance between therapist and patient will be used to add perspective to this case presentation. Ehrenberg’s “interactive perspective” supports and enriches Stark’s Model 3 (2015, Stark gives Ehrenberg a lot of credit in helping the former develop her Model 3). Ehrenberg writes:

    An interactive perspective also helps to clarify why in some instances the analyst’s “abstinence” carries as much risk of negative iatrogenic consequences as does active intervention. Although silence at times obviously can be respectful and facilitating, at other times it can be cruel and sadistic, or it can be based on fear of engagement, among a host of possible other meanings and functions.                    

    In this case presentation the matter of giving and receiving (information, psychic contents, warmth, pain) vs. abstinence and withholding figures prominently. The presenter’s own experience of learning and growth (modifying interpretations of his countertransference and counter-resistance for more workability) will be discussed.

    DAVOINE & GAUDILLIERE
    Finally, Francoise Davoine and Jean-Max Gaudilliere, in History Beyond Trauma (2004), apply war psychiatrist Thomas Salmon’s principles of Proximity, Immediacy, Expectancy, and Simplicity to the treatment of trauma survivors. Almost two years ago in the case to be discussed, an explosively aggressive interaction erupted between the presenter and the patient. The architecture of the working alliance changed dramatically and in such a direction that Davoine and Gaudilliere’s
    insights were required to provide a way forward with the treatment. They assert that the treatment of severe trauma makes requirements of the therapist along the lines of (a) becoming personal with their patients, (b) working in a way that includes an awareness of and use of their own personal flaws, and (c), bring their own history of trauma into the work in a manner that respects the structure of the therapy.

    Intersubjective accountability, deep authenticity, and frequent confrontations with the therapist’s flaws and limitations have featured prominently in the ongoing, long-term treatment that will be the focus of this presentation.


    Presenter
    Jamie Kyne, PhD, earned his doctorate in clinical psychology and an M.A. in theology from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. He and his wife moved to Nashville in 1993 where he has been in private practice seeing patients in individual, couples, family, and group psychotherapy, providing individual and group supervision to therapists, and psychologically oriented consultation to organizations. He has served on the Boards of the Nashville Psychotherapy Institute and the Nashville Rowing Club. He and his wife, Carolyn, have two children currently in college.

    Schedule
    8:30am Registration and Continental Breakfast

    8:50am Welcome and Introduction

    9:00am 

    10:30am Break

    10:45am 

    Learning Objectives
    After attending this introductory-level seminar in full, participants will be able to:

     

    Selected References/Recommended Reading

    Participants
    This program is open to all APS members and other interested mental health professionals who may not be members. It is not limited to individuals practicing in a predominately psychoanalytic mode. The material will be appropriate for clinicians with introductory levels of experience and knowledge.

    Registration
    Professional and Scholar Members:

    $45 until February 5, 2018,

    $55 after February 5, 2018.

    Early-Career Professional Members:

    Free if registered by February 5, 2018,

    $10 after February 5, 2018.

    Graduate Student Members: Free.

    Non-members:

    $60 until February 5, 2018,

    $70 after February 5, 2018.

    Although walk-ins will be accepted, please register online at www.aps-tn.org in advance to assure adequate food and seating.

    If you prefer to pay by check, please mail your payment to:
    Scott Swan, PhD
    APS Treasurer
    1005 Kenesaw Avenue
    Knoxville, TN 37919.

    Refunds honored with written/electronic notice at least 24 hours before date of conference. Contact Scott Swan, PhD

    Contact the APS President Bill MacGillivray, PhD to negotiate fees, if needed.


    Facility is accessible to persons who are physically challenged. Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons requesting them.

    APS Membership
    Eligible professionals can join APS or renew their membership for the 2017-2018 program year for $80. Scholars can join/renew for $50 and Early-Career Professionals can 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 3.0 continuing education credits. With full attendance and completion of a program Evaluation and Learning Assessment, a certificate will be issued. 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.

    Contact
    If participants have special needs, we will attempt to accommodate them. Please address requests, questions, concerns and any complaints to APS President Bill MacGillivray, 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.

    • 17 Mar 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • University of Tennessee Medical Center - Morrison Education and Conference Center

    Spring Conference

    with

    Jane G. Tillman, PhD, ABPP

    entitled  

    Moral Injury 

    and the 

    Intergenerational

    Transmission 
    of Suicide

    Saturday, March 17, 2018

    University of Tennessee Medical Center

    Morrison Education and Conference Center

    1924 Alcoa Highway

    Knoxville, Tennessee  37920

    Description of Program

    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 potential emergence of a mysterious object relation, and the relation of these to the Third. Survivors may embark on what Apprey (2014) has called an “urgent errand” which can lead to the emergence of identifications with the family member who has performed suicide. Various case examples of the intergenerational transmission of suicide will be discussed in an effort to elucidate dynamic formulations about this particular state of mind.

    Presenter

    Jane G. Tillman, PhD, ABPP is the Evelyn Stefansson Neff Director of the Erikson Institute for Education and Research at the Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge, MA. A clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst at the Austen Riggs Center, Dr. Tillman has a research interest in suicide prevention, intervention, and post-vention. She is on the editorial boards of Psychoanalytic Psychology and the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association. She is the principal investigator on several studies related to suicide survivors and the long- term trajectory of suicidal thinking and behavior. She earned her doctoral degree in psychology at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.

    Schedule
    8:30am Registration and Continental Breakfast

    8:50am Welcome and Introduction

    9:00am Part 1 

    10:30am Break with Refreshments

    10:45am Part 2

    Complete Evaluations and Adjourn.

    Learning Objectives

    After attending this intermediate-level program in full, participants will be able to:

    1. Define moral injury.

    2. Identify the intrapsychic alterations that are associated with suicidal states of mind.

    3. Utilize a psychodynamic formulation about suicidal thinking that occurs in patients with a family history of suicide.

    Participants

    This program is open to all APS members and other interested mental health professionals who may not be 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.

    Registration Fees and Policies:

    BY March 12, 2018:

    Professional and Scholar Members: $___.

    Non-member Professionals: $___.

    Early-Career Professional and Graduate Student Members: $__

    AFTER March 12, 2018 and at the door:

    Professional and Scholar Members: $___.

    Non-member Professionals: $___.

    Early-Career Professional and Graduate Student Members: $__.

    Online registration will close on March 15, 2018.

    Although walk-ins will be accepted, please register online at www.aps-tn.org in advance to assure adequate food and seating.

    If you prefer to pay by check, please print the Conference Registration form, and mail with your payment to:

    Scott Swan, PhD
    APS Treasurer
    1005 Kenesaw Avenue
    Knoxville, TN 37919.

    Refunds honored with written/electronic notice at least 24 hours before date of conference. Contact Scott Swan, PhD

    Contact the APS President Bill MacGillivray, PhD to negotiate fees, if needed.

    Facility is accessible to persons who are physically challenged. If participants have special needs, we will attempt to accommodate them. Please address requests, questions, concerns and any complaints to Bill MacGillivray, PhD.

    APS Membership:

    Eligible professionals can join APS or renew their membership for the 2017-2018 program year for $80. Scholars can join/renew for $50 and Early-Career Professionals can 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 __ continuing education credits. With full attendance and completion of a program Evaluation and Learning Assessment, a certificate will be issued. 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.

    Contact:

    If participants have special needs, we will attempt to accommodate them. Please address requests, questions, concerns and any complaints to the APS President Bill MacGillivray, 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, as indicated.  

    Selected References/Recommended Reading

    Tillman, JG. The Intergenerational Transmission of Suicide: Moral Injury and the Mysterious Object in the Work of Walker Percy. J Am Psychoanal Assoc. 2016:541-567.

    Shay, J. Moral injury. Psychoanal Psychol. 2014;31(2):182-191.

    Apprey, M. A pluperfect errand. Free Assoc. 2014;(66):16-29.

    Rey, JH. That Which Patients Bring to Analysis.pdf. Int J Psych. 1988;69:457-470.


    • 07 Apr 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM
    • To Be Announced


    Saturday Morning Seminar

    with

    Henry Seiden, PhD

    on

    Poetry, Metaphor 
    and Psychoanalysis


    April 7, 2018
    9:00am - 12:15pm

    University of Tennessee Medical Center

    Morrison Education and Conference Center

    1924 Alcoa Highway

    Knoxville, TN 37920

     

    Program Description


    Presenter

    Henry Seiden, PhD is a clinical psychologist 

    Schedule

    8:30am Registration and Continental Breakfast

    8:50am Welcome and Introduction

    9:00am TBA

    10:30am Break

    10:45am TBA

    12:15pm Complete Evaluations and Adjourn

    Learning Objectives

    After attending this introductory-level seminar in full, participants will be able to:

    1) 

    2) 

    3) 

    4) 

    Participants

    This program is open to all APS members and other interested mental health professionals who may not be 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.

    Registration

    Professional and Scholar Members:

    $45 until April 2, 2018,

    $55 after April 2, 2018.

    Early-Career Professional Members:

    Free if registered by April 2, 2018,

    $10 after April 2, 2018.

    Graduate Student Members: Free.

    Non-members:

    $60 until April 2, 2018,

    $70 after April 2, 2018.

    Although walk-ins will be accepted, please register online at www.aps-tn.org in advance to assure adequate food and seating.

    If you prefer to pay by check, please mail your payment to:
    Scott Swan, PhD
    APS Treasurer
    1005 Kenesaw Avenue
    Knoxville, TN 37919.

    Refunds honored with written/electronic notice at least 24 hours before date of conference. Contact Scott Swan, PhD

    Contact the APS President Bill MacGillivray, PhD to negotiate fees, if needed.

    Facility is accessible to persons who are physically challenged. Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons requesting them.

    APS Membership:
    Eligible professionals can join APS or renew their membership for the 2017-2018 program year for $80. Scholars can join/renew for $50 and Early-Career Professionals can 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 3.0 continuing education credits. With full attendance and completion of a program Evaluation and Learning Assessment, a certificate will be issued. 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/Recommended Reading:

    Contact:

    If participants have special needs, we will attempt to accommodate them. Please address requests, questions, concerns and any complaints to APS President Bill MacGillivray, 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.

    • 19 May 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM
    • University of Tennessee Medical Center - Morrison Education and Conference Center


    Paul Lerner

     Scholar's

    Symposium



    A Critical Look

    at Case Formulation:

    How Is It Really Done?


    presented by 

    Jeffrey L. Binder, Ph., ABPP

    Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Vanderbilt University
    Founding Member of APS


    Saturday, May 19, 2018

    9:00am–12:15pm


    followed by the 

    APS Membership Meeting

    from 12:30-1:30pm.


    University of Tennessee Medical Center

    Morrison Education and Conference Center

    1924 Alcoa Highway

    Knoxville, TN 37920


    Description of Program: Lerner Symposium

    Case formulation is considered to be a crucial prerequisite for the conduct of successful psychodynamic psychotherapy. It’s the therapist’s guide throughout the treatment and is supposed to keep her (or him) focused on relevant content. Psychodynamic therapists of all disciplines are taught one or more methods of case formulation. However, do clinicians really use these methods once we are on our own out there in the practice world? First, Dr. Binder will briefly review representative samples of case formulation methods commonly taught in psychodynamic training programs. Then, he will discuss two major reasons why it is unlikely that these methods are widely used in practice. Also, Dr. Binder will look at structured case formulation models developed by clinical research teams to use in short-term psychodynamic therapy research and practice and which were inspired by the desire to overcome the limitations of traditional formulation methods. These models also are unlikely to be used in practice as they were taught to be used, for the same reasons that limit use of the more traditional formulation methods. Then, Dr. Binder will propose a more feasible conception of achieving and conveying an initial understanding of your patients. This method actually is a version of a narrative style used by a wide variety of past and present novelists. From this initial understanding, Dr. Binder will describe how a case formulation is elaborated as a personal story throughout the treatment.  He will present examples of initial formulations as well as video illustrations.

    Schedule:

    8:30am   Registration and Continental Breakfast

    8:50am   Introduction to 2018-2019 APS Board

    9:00am   Lerner Symposium

    10:30am  Break

    10:45am  Lerner Symposium

    12:15pm  Complete Evaluations.

    12:30pm   Membership Meeting.  Please join the APS Board for a discussion hour regarding activities and programs. 

    Educational Objectives:

    After attending this intermediate-level program in full, participants will be able to:

    1. Describe the purpose of generic psychotherapy case formulation.

    2. Describe psychodynamic, research-informed, structured case formulation models.

    3. Apply psychodynamic, research-informed, structured case formulation models in practice with adults.

    4. Describe the strengths and limitations of unstructured and structured psychodynamic case formulation models. 

    5. Utilize a practically feasible method of deriving an initial psychodynamic case formulation.

    Presenter:

    Jeffrey L. Binder, PhD, ABPP is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Vanderbilt University. Previously he held academic positions at the University of Michigan, the University of Virginia, and the Psychology Department at Vanderbilt University. For almost two decades, Dr. Binder collaborated on therapy research and various writing projects with the late Hans Strupp. From 1991 until September 2014, Dr. Binder was (at various times) Professor, Program Chair, and Dean at the Georgia School of Professional Psychology in Atlanta. He is a diplomate in Clinical Psychology of the American Board of Professional Psychology, as well as a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Georgia Psychological Association, and the Academy of Clinical Psychology. He has authored or co-authored three books on short-term psychodynamic psychotherapy: Psychotherapy In A New Key. A Guide To Time-Limited Dynamic Psychotherapy (1984); Key Competencies In Brief Dynamic Psychotherapy. Clinical Practice Beyond The Manual (2004/2015); and Core Competencies In Brief Dynamic Psychotherapy. Becoming a Highly Effective and Competent Brief Dynamic Psychotherapist (2013). He also has published numerous articles and book chapters on the topics of psychotherapy and psychotherapy training. Dr. Binder has been Chief Psychologist of a CMHC in Michigan, Director of Outpatient Services of a CMHC in Charlottesville, VA, and Director of Adolescent Services and Adult Services at a Nashville psychiatric hospital. He has had a clinical practice conducting psychotherapy and supervision for over 40 years. Dr. Binder is a founding member of APS.

    Participants:

    This program is open to all APS members. The material will be appropriate for clinicians with intermediate levels of experience and knowledge.

    Registration Fees and Policies:

    Members are asked to register online in order to help us plan the event (and especially the breakfast!), but there is no charge for this event.

    Online registration will close on May 16, 2018.

    Facility is accessible to persons who are physically challenged. If participants have special needs, we will attempt to accommodate them. Please address requests, questions, concerns and any complaints to Bill MacGillivray, PhD.

    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 ___ continuing education credits. With full attendance and completion of a program Evaluation and Learning Assessment, a certificate will be issued. 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:

    Betan, E.J. & Binder, J.L. (2017). Psychodynamic therapies in practice: Time-Limited Dynamic Psychotherapy. In Consoli, A.J., Beutler, L.E., & Bongar, B. (Eds.). Comprehensive textbook of psychotherapy. Theory and practice. Second Edition. New York: Oxford University Press.

    Binder, J.L. (2004). Key competencies in brief dynamic psychotherapy. Clinical practice beyond the manual. New York: The Guilford Press.

    Binder, J.L., & Betan, E.J. (2013). Core competencies in brief dynamic psychotherapy. Becoming a highly effective and competent brief dynamic psychotherapist. New York: Routledge.

    Eells, T.D. (2015). Psychotherapy Case Formulation. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

    Contact:

    Please address requests, questions, concerns and any complaints to APS President Bill MacGillivray, 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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