Appalachian Psychoanalytic Society


Upcoming Events

    • 23 Sep 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM
    • To Be Announced


    Kristie Kirby, PhD

    presents a Saturday Morning Seminar

    on

    Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Neurofeedback Training, and EMDR:
    Integrating Techniques 
    with Traditions

    September 23, 2017
    9:00am - 12:15pm

    Location to be Announced
    Knoxville, Tennessee 

    Program Description

    One of our goals as psychodynamic psychotherapists is the alleviation of suffering.  When a therapist can respond empathically and offer options for the resolution of suffering, the patient’s trust increases and the commitment to therapy is enhanced.  In this introductory presentation, two techniques will be considered that provide the therapist with options beyond those of the traditional talking cure.  

    Neurofeedback has emerged as a powerful clinical tool that can improve brain functioning and affect-regulation which are core issues for most of our patients.  Dr. Kirby thinks of neurofeedback as a relational technology because, by training the brain in certain ways, the patient’s  capacity for empathy is enhanced, which has interesting implications for attachment theory.    

    With neurofeedback, clinicians help the brain become more flexible and self-regulated as well as better able to resolve trauma and free itself from substance abuse.  Despite its clinical utility, the field of neurofeedback has been plagued by conflict in the decades since its development.  Dr. Kirby will briefly explore this history and discuss some of the issues that emerge when neurofeedback is integrated into the practice of psychotherapy.   Case examples of her work will be used to illustrate the process. 

    EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy) is another technique that has proven to have utility in resolving PTSD and other conditions.  While the procedure itself seems absurd, the research continues to show that it has effective and robust outcomes.  When using EMDR, patients often identify unique and unexpected resolutions to their problems.  Dr. Kirby will discuss the theories which explain the “mechanisms of action” that could account for these outcome studies.  She will also discuss how psychodynamic theory (including the notion of potential space) can inform an EMDR therapist.  Again, case examples will be used to illustrate the process.  

    Presenter

    Kristie Kirby, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and neurofeedback practitioner in private practice in Brentwood, TN. She received her doctoral degree in Psychology from the University of Montana, in Missoula, and completed a pre-doctoral internship at Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, NY. Her first post-graduate position was in Syracuse where she completed neuropsychology evaluations for children and adults. She also taught undergraduate classes in Adolescent Psychology and Abnormal Psychology at a local junior college. Following this, she worked as a staff psychologist on the inpatient and outpatient services at Ridgeview Psychiatric Hospital in Oak Ridge, TN, eventually going into private practice with Professional Psychotherapy Associates. Dr. Kirby supervised graduate students in the Outpatient Clinic at the University of Tennessee as well as through her private practice. She completed a two-year certification program in Advanced Psychodynamic Psychotherapy under the auspices of the St. Louis Psychoanalytic Society. 

    Following Level 1 and Level 2 training in EMDR, she became a member of the Nashville EMDR Therapists. She began training in Neurofeedback in 2006 and has completed four Advanced Summits, as well as ongoing monthly supervision with the Othmers. She has served on the Board of the Appalachian Psychoanalytic Society and the Board of the Advanced Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Group. She has been a presenter with the Montana Psychological Association, the Nashville Psychotherapy Institute, the Appalachian Psychoanalytic Society, and given many presentations for the public. 

    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. Define the “global efficacy” of neurofeedback.

    2. Explain the differences between a neurofeedback theory of brain-based behavior and a theory of brain-wave normalization.

    3. Differentiate the glial-centric approach from the neuronal-centric approach to neurofeedback training.

    4. Describe how neurofeedback training can influence brain development and the security of relational attachment.

    5. Describe the mechanism of action in EMDR, and list contraindications for the use of EMDR in clinical practice.

    6. List at least two ways that psychodynamic theory informs the use of EMDR.

    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 September 18, 2017,

    $55 after September 18, 2017.

    Early-Career Professional Members:

    Free if registered by September 18, 2017,

    $10 after September 18, 2017.

    Graduate Student Members: Free.

    Non-members:

    $60 until September 18, 2017,

    $70 after September 18, 2017.

    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.

    • 07 Oct 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Hilton Knoxville

    Tennessee Equality Project

    is hosting a day-long conference on


    ABCs of LGBT 

    Health Care


    Saturday, October 7, 2017

    8:30am-5:00pm

    Hilton Knoxville

    501 West Church Avenue

    Knoxville, Tennessee

    Data from national health organizations like the US Office for Disease Prevention and Health Promotion and the CDC show that LGBT individuals suffer from health disparities related to stigma, discrimination, and denial of their civil and human rights. Common consequences of such disparities include high rates of psychiatric distress, substance abuse and suicide. Health care providers have professional and ethical obligations to provide culturally competent care for LGBT patients, yet many individuals and organizations still struggle to meet the complex and unique needs of these patients.

    Health care providers can learn about basic principles for enhancing LGBT cultural competency, including: LGBT service needs and barriers; clinical implications; and suggestions for appropriate treatment to increase awareness of providers who wish to improve their services to this population. While presentations are targeted specifically towards health care providers, LGBT patients and their loved ones may also find the presentations valuable.

    Invited speakers include the following:

    Jessye Cohen-Filipic is a licensed psychologist and an assistant professor of psychology at Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY.  She served on the American Psychological Association’s Board of Educational Affairs (BEA) Virtual Work Group on Restrictions Affecting Diversity Training in Graduate Education.

    Vida Khavar is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) who has practiced for over 20 years. She began as a clinician in child welfare agencies throughout Los Angeles, and has pursued her passion of working with families. Vida is currently the project director for Get REAL California, which advances child welfare policies and promotes well-being practices for LGBTQ children.

    Ernie Hoskins is Prevention Director at Positively Living, a non-profit organization serving those struggling to survive the challenges created by HIV/AIDS, homelessness, mental illness, addiction, and disabilities. He directs Project ACT (Awareness, Counseling, Testing), focusing on the LGBTQ community.  Ernie and his husband Todd have been together for over 10 years.

    Carmen Tapiador is a pediatric endocrinologist in Knoxville, Tennessee. She is  affiliated with East Tennessee Children's Hospital and the University of Tennessee Medical Center. She received her medical degree from University of the East College of Medicine, and has practiced for more than 20 years. She moved to Knoxville in 2002.

    LGBT community members and health care providers are invited to attend this FREE conference. We are making registration for providers available early, as seating is limited for the conference.  There is no registration fee to attend; American Psychological Association Continuing Education credits (5) are available for psychologists and mental health providers for a $75 fee. Attendance at the entire conference is required to receive CE credits.

    Please register at the following link:

    https://tnep.nationbuilder.com/abcs_of_lgbt_health_care

    Contact TEP’s Knoxville/Anderson/Blount Committee Chair Leticia Flores or visit their Facebook Page to get more information:

    lyfloresphd@gmail.com

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/TEPEastTN/

    • 21 Oct 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • University of TN Medical Center, Morrison Education and Conference Center


    Fall Conference

    Usha Tummala-Narra, PhD 

    TITLE: 

    To Be Announced

    Saturday, October 21, 2017


    University of Tennessee Medical Center

    Morrison Education and Conference Center

    1924 Alcoa Highway

    Knoxville, Tennessee  37920


    Description of Program

    To be announced.  

    Presenter

    Usha Tummala-Narra, PhD

    Schedule

    8:30am Registration and Continental Breakfast
    8:50am Welcome and Introduction
    9:00am 
    10:30am Break with Refreshments
    10:45am 
    12:15pm Lunch Served at Conference Site
    1:15pm 
    3:00pm Break with Refreshments
    3:15pm 
    4:30pm Complete Evaluations and Adjourn.

    Learning Objectives

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

    1.

    2.   

    3. 

    4. 

    5.

    6. 

    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 October 17, 2017:

    Members and Scholars: $115.

    Non-members: $150.

    Early-Career Professional and Graduate Student Members: $35

    AFTER October 17, 2017 and at the door:

    Members and Scholars: $130.

    Non-members: $165.

    Early-Career Professional and Graduate Student Members: $50.

    Online registration will close on October 19, 2017.

    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.

    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 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.

    • 04 Nov 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Nashville Airport Marriott

    Tennessee Psychological Association 
    Annual Convention

    Nashville Airport Marriott
    600 Marriott Drive
    Nashville, TN 37214 

    APS members attend for TPA member prices – a significant discount. To receive the discount, print the registration form available at tpaonline.org and mail it in with a check on which you indicate your APS membership. 

     On-line registration is not an option for those who would like to receive the TPA-member registration price.

    Saturday, November 4, 2017

    Two three-hour presentations co-sponsored by APS

    Gary Grossman, PhD

    Program 1:

    To Be Determined


    Program 2:

    To Be Determined


    For more information, visit the TPA site at TPA.

    • 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

    on 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

    To be announced.

    Presenter

    Jane G. Tillman, PhD, ABPP is a psychologist and psychoanalyst at the Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge, MA where she is the Director of the Erikson Institute for Education and Research. Dr. Tillman has a research interest in suicide, and has published papers on the effect of patient suicide on clinicians, states of mind preceding a near-lethal suicide attempt, and the intergenerational transmission of suicide.

    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:

    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

    • 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


    Short-Term Brief

     Psychodynamic

     Psychotherapy


    presented by 

    Jeffrey Binder, PhD

    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

    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:

    Presenter:

    Jeffrey Binder, PhD

    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:

    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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