Appalachian Psychoanalytic Society


Upcoming Events

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


    Fall Conference

    Usha Tummala-Narra, PhD 

    See me, feel me, hear me, heal me:
    Cultural Competence in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

    Saturday, October 21, 2017


    University of Tennessee Medical Center

    Morrison Education and Conference Center

    1924 Alcoa Highway

    Knoxville, Tennessee  37920


    Description of Program

    See me,

    Feel me, 

    Hear me,

    Heal me.

    These simple lyrics from Tommy obscure the fact that it is no easy task to see, feel, hear, let alone heal, patients, particularly those who come to us from vastly different cultural and experiential worlds. We may too easily assume that we know our patients' experiences and fail to truly see, feel, and hear them.

    What is it like to be physically violated, beaten, raped, or assaulted because of the color of your skin, your gender identity, or your religious or ethnic background? Most of us cannot imagine the genuine terror of being pulled over for a simple traffic violation if your color is brown or black. Nor can we imagine what it is like to live in minute-by-minute fear of being deported. We can’t fully imagine the petty indignities of having assumptions made about one’s experience without ever having been asked about it. 

    Even when we are trying our best, we truly can’t comprehend these foreign experiences by thinking that we intellectually grasp them. It’s inevitable that we will reach for stereotypes to understand our patients from different backgrounds and cultures, but it is imperative that we also abandon the stereotypes in order to find the individual. So, how can we come to understand these and other experiences from our cultural positions of relative safety and privilege? 

    Psychoanalysis is used to dealing with interpersonal and intrapsychic factors in understanding psychological symptoms and disorders. How then do we incorporate an additional factor: the socially and politically created and maintained forces and prejudices that impact some of our patients? Our benign interest in the patient’s experience cannot ignore the fact that we and the patient are cultural creations. The challenge is to listen from a position of relative privilege without defensiveness or obsequiousness. And if we can do this, what is the importance of the therapeutic relationship in addressing the effects of oppression on patients’ senses of safety, functioning and relational lives? We find our path to a meeting of minds through a recognition of our irreducible cultural embeddedness.  

    Listening to you, I get the music,

    Gazing at you, I get the heat,

    Following you, I climb the mountain,

    I get excitement at your feet.

    During this conference, Dr. Tummala-Narra will discuss how a psychoanalytic perspective can deepen our understanding of how cultural forces are vitally implicated in any attempt to understand our patients, especially patients whose complex cultures, ethnicities, and sexualities differ from our own.

    This program meets the requirements for psychologists licensed in the state of Tennessee for continuing education that pertains to cultural diversity.  

    Presenter

    Usha Tummala-Narra, PhDa graduate of Michigan State University Clinical Psychology Program, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Counseling, Developmental, and Educational Psychology at Boston College, Massachusetts. She is the author (or co-author) of more than 40 journal articles and the author of Psychoanalytic Theory and Cultural Competence in Psychotherapy (APA Books, 2016), and the recipient of the Division of Psychoanalysis' Johanna Krout Tabin Award as well as the Diversity Award.

    Schedule

    8:30am Registration and Continental Breakfast

    8:50am Welcome and Introduction

    9:00am Framing Sociocultural Issues from a Psychoanalytic Perspective

    This presentation will focus on conceptualizing cultural competence from a psychoanalytic perspective, including the ways in which psychoanalytic concepts offer unique insights for understanding the role of sociocultural context in the patient’s and therapist’s lives. Dr. Tummala-Narra will emphasize the role of the patient's indigenous narrative and the use and interpretation of language and affect in psychotherapy.

    10:30am Break with Refreshments

    10:45am Negotiating Sociocultural Identity in the Context of Oppression

    This presentation will center on the complexity of cultural identity formation within the context of choice and constraint. There will be a
    focus on the impact of sociocultural oppression on the intrapsychic and interpersonal worlds of the patient and the therapist, and how ongoing trauma (pre- and post-election) influences the therapeutic frame and process.

    12:15pm Lunch

    Please note that lunch will be “on your own.” Morrison’s Cafeteria will be open, of course, and you are free to "brown bag" your lunch. As always, APS graduate student members will supply coffee, tea, and bottled water plus snacks throughout the day. Contributions to GSAF are greatly appreciated.


    1:15pm Case Presentation and Discussion

    This case presentation will illustrate the concepts presented in the morning with the goal of deepening participants' understandings of how sociocultural context shapes conscious and unconscious processes in the therapeutic relationship. A discussion with the
    audience regarding impressions of theory and technique will follow the presentation.

    2:45pm Break with Refreshments

    3:00pm Addressing Sociocultural Issues in Clinical Training

    This part of the conference will focus on the importance of self-examination and the impact of instability in our sociopolitical climate on clinical training programs, including supervision. Dr. Tummala-Narra will discuss some dilemmas inherent to clinical training that are related to sociocultural issues, and participants will be asked to share their experiences in training and to examine their own goals for engaging with issues of diversity in practice and training.

    4:30pm Complete Evaluations and Adjourn.

    Learning Objectives

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

    1. Describe at least two notions from contemporary psychoanalytic theory that can help clinicians examine their own, often unconscious, biases in order to hear patients' experiences more fully.

    2. Define cultural competence, including the impact of unconscious determinants of cultural biases, as it relates to psychoanalytic understanding.

    3. Describe at least three components or phases of cultural identity formation and describe how factors of choice and constraint affect each.

    4. Name at least three common cultural assumptions, especially personally relevant ones, and describe how one can utilize such self-reflection to navigate cultural differences in psychotherapy.

    5. Describe at least two approaches for navigating emotional responses and ideological tensions resulting from the current political climate as they emerge in treatment with patients.

    6. Describe dilemmas that derive from cultural differences and that affect training and supervision, and explain at least two strategies for addressing them with students/trainees. 

    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 16, 2017:

    Members and Scholars: $90

    Non-members: $125.

    Early-Career Professional and Graduate Student Members: $10

    AFTER October 16, 2017 and at the door:

    Members and Scholars: $105.

    Non-members: $140.

    Early-Career Professional and Graduate Student Members: $25

    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 6 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.

    In order to fulfill licensure requirements, the Rules of the Board of Examiners in Psychology in Tennessee (http://tn.gov/health/article/board-of-examiners-in-psychology) state that psychologists must obtain three continuing education hours that pertain to cultural diversity as specifically noted in the title, description of objectives, or curriculum of the presentation, symposium, workshop, seminar, course or activity. Cultural diversity includes aspects of identity stemming from age, disability, gender, race/ethnicity, religious/spiritual orientation, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and other cultural dimensions.

    This program meets the requirements for psychologists licensed in the state of Tennessee for continuing education that pertains to cultural diversity.  

    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

    Contemporary Psychoanalytic Views on the Experience of Immigration (2013).pdf

    Cultural Competence as a Core Emphasis of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (2014).pdf

    Psychoanalytic Applications in a Diverse Society (2013).pdf

    Fors, Malin. (In Press).  A Grammar of Power in Psychotherapy. APA Books.

    Greene, B. (2007). How difference makes a difference. In J. C. Muran (Ed.), Dialogues on difference: Studies of diversity in the therapeutic relationship (pp. 47–63). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. 

    Holmes, D. E. (2006). The wrecking effects of race and social class on self and success. The Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 75(1), 215–235

    Sue, D. W. (2001). Multidimensional facets of cultural competence. The Counseling Psychologist, 29, 790–821

    Tummala-Narra, Pratyusha. (2016). Psychoanalytic Theory and Cultural Competence in Psychotherapy.  APA Books.

    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

    November 1-4, 2017

    Nashville Airport Marriott
    600 Marriott Drive
    Nashville, TN 37214
     

    APS members attend for TPA member prices – a significant discount. You may access the registration information and the entire schedule for the convention at tpaonline.org. 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.

    Registration information includes an option to attend for only one day rather than for the entire convention.  If you have any problems accessing the TPA-member pricing, please let Bill MacGillivray know (drmacg@comcast.net).

    Saturday, November 4, 2017

    Two three-hour presentations co-sponsored by APS

    Gary Grossman, PhD

    Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with Gay Men: A Presentation in Two Parts.

    Part I: Developmental and Cultural Considerations
    3 CE credits, Introductory (Type I)
    Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 Noon

    Course Description:This presentation focuses on the experiences of boys who grow up to identify as gay. Drawing on the broad body of research on LGBT stigma, minority stress, societal and family rejections, and experiences with adult gay men and adolescents in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, the psychological consequences of empathic failures, rejections, and microaggressions during early childhood, especially the Oedipal stage, will be addressed. Links between these early disruptions and internalized homophobia in adolescence and adulthood will be highlighted. The unique challenges faced by gay adolescents in a society that does not fully recognize them will also be discussed. Video clips from television and film will be used to illustrate common experiences of gay youth, adolescents, and adults including experiences of shame, self-hatred, self-realization, coming-out and romance. Clinical examples will be used to demonstrate the relevance of these developmental theories to a psychoanalytic model. This presentation uses confidential clinical vignettes that may include references to familial rejection, bullying, risky sex, substance abuse, self-hatred, and anti-gay attitudes.

    Part II: Clinical Considerations
    3 CE credits, Introductory (Type I)
    Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM

    Course Description: Adolescent and adult gay men who seek psychotherapy have a unique opportunity to address the psychological impact of growing up in a culture that privileges heterosexuality. Drawing on a psychoanalytic model of development, this presentation reviews the psychological sequelae of childhood rejections, empathic failures, microaggressions and violence in the histories of gay men in therapy. Clinical examples will focus especially on the impact of homophobia, and its internalization, on adolescent and adult self-esteem and romantic relationships. Clips from television and film will be viewed to enhance our immersion into the experiences of gay youth and adults. After attending this presentation, clinicians will be better able to recognize and address the unique transferences and countertransferences that emerge in psychotherapy with gay men. This presentation uses confidential clinical vignettes that may include references to familial rejection, bullying, risky sex, substance abuse, self-hatred, and anti-gay attitudes.

    This program is designed to meet Tennessee Board of Examiners in Psychology continuing education requirements for licensure renewal in the area of Cultural Diversity. Other programs may also meet these criteria, but TPA is designating this one. For further information, please refer to the Rules and Regulations of the TN Board of Examiners in Psychology.

    Presenter: Gary Grossman, PhD, is a psychologist and psychoanalyst with more than 35 years’ experience working with gay men. He is an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, UCSF and Training/Supervising Analyst at the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis, where he also chairs the Psychoanalytic Education Division. Dr. Grossman was the Chair of the Committee on LGBT Issues (now known as the Committee on Gender and Sexuality) of the American Psychoanalytic Association from 2000-2005, and served on that committee through 2016. He is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Gay & Lesbian Mental Health and a Co-Editor of the Sex & Gender Section of Psychoanalytic Terms & Concepts (Auchincloss & Samberg, Eds.), published in 2012 by the American Psychoanalytic Association and Yale University Press. His paper, “Queering Psychoanalysis,” was published in the 2002 volume of The Annual of Psychoanalysis. He is in private practice of psychoanalysis, psychotherapy and consultation in San Francisco.


    For more information, visit the TPA site at TPA.

    • 11 Nov 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM
    • University of Tennessee Medical Center - Wood Auditorium
    Register


    Timothy L. Hulsey, PhD

    presents a Saturday Morning Seminar

    on

    Action and Responsibility:
    Toward a Psychoanalytic Moral Theory


    November 11, 2017
    9:00am - 12:15pm

    Wood Auditorium
    1924 Alcoa Highway
    Knoxville, Tennessee 37920
    Program Description

    Psychologists receive graduate training in ethics and are expected to abide by the APA Code of Ethics in their professional behavior. That Code was most recently revised in 2016 (after much debate) to address the actions of psychological professionals who oversaw and participated in enhanced interrogation activities for the US government. The ensuing scandal shook the profession's identity and brought into stark relief flaws inherent in the Code. The leadership of APA’s Division 39 were among the fiercest critics of the APA’s actions. This crisis made clear the gulf between professional ethics and morally-acceptable behavior. It also demonstrated that psychoanalytic understanding of ethical behavior differs from that of the Code. What is less clear is precisely how psychoanalytic theorists and practitioners understand morality.

    This intermediate presentation will focus on the epistemological assumptions of psychoanalytic theory and how those assumptions have informed approaches to moral development, behavior, and decision-making. We will review both classical and modern psychoanalytic moral theories and the applications of these ideas to the professional ethics, clinical work, and research. We will discuss the influence of philosophy on the development of psychoanalytic theories of moral development. We will also examine psychoanalytic moral theories directly, including Freud’s drive theory, Hartmann’s ego psychology, and the object relations theories of Melanie Klein and Donald Winnicott.  Finally, we will examine the implications of moral assumptions for clinical practice. 

    This program is designed to meet the requirement for psychologists licensed in the state of Tennessee to obtain continuing education in ethics and the law. Psychologists are advised to review the following documents prior to the program; Dr. Hulsey will entertain questions and discussion on these documents during the program. 

    See http://www.apa.org/ethics/code/index.aspx for the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct.

    http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/tncode/ for Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 63, Chapter 11.

    http://share.tn.gov/sos/rules/1180/1180.htm for an Official Compilation of the Rules and Regulations of the State of Tennessee, Chapters 1180-1, 1180-2, 1180-3, and 1180-4.

    Please click here to review the ASPPB Code of Conduct (2013). 

    Presenter

    Timothy L. Hulsey, PhD, who earned his doctoral degree in clinical psychology, is the Associate Provost and Director of Honors & Scholars Programs and Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  He has authored a monograph and seven peer-reviewed articles on moral development and moral decision-making.  

    Schedule

    8:30am Registration and Continental Breakfast

    8:50am Welcome and Introduction

    9:00am Ecce Homo: The Genealogy of (Psychoanalytic) Morals

    10:30am Break

    10:45am The Psychology of Everyday Morality: 
    Drive Theory, Ego Psychology, and Object Relations

    12:15pm Complete Evaluations and Adjourn. 

    Learning Objectives

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

    1) Compare and contrast moral codes with ethics codes, TCA, and the American Psychological Association's Code of Ethics.

    2) Describe the historical and philosophical contexts within which psychoanalytic ideas about morality arose.

    3) List two philosophical and two theoretical assumptions psychoanalysis makes about the development of moral beliefs.

    4) Describe how drive theory, ego psychology, and object relations theories explain the development of moral beliefs.

    5) List at least two implications of psychoanalytic moral assumptions for psychoanalytically-informed clinical practice.

    Selected References/Recommended Readings

    Dendy, E.B. (2010). Inherent contradictions in the ego ideal. The Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 79(4), 991-1023.

    Hulsey, T.L., & Hampson, P.J. (2014). Moral expertise. New Ideas in Psychology, 34, 1-11.

    Lear, H. (2014). Mourning and moral psychology. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 31(4), 470-481.

    Russell, F. (2012). Unity and synthesis in the ego ideal: Reading Freud’s concept through Kant’s philosophy. American Imago, 69(3), 353-383.

    Shapiro, D. (2017). A psychodynamic view of action and responsibility: Clinical studies in subjective experience. New York, NY: Routledge.

    Teo, T. (2015). Are psychological “ethics codes” morally oblique? Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology, 35(2), 78-89.

    Walsh, R.T.G. (2015). Introduction to ethics in psychology: Historical and philosophical grounding. Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology, 35(2), 69-77.

    http://www.apa.org/ethics/code/index.aspx for the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct.

    http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/tncode/ for Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 63, Chapter 11.

    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 November 6, 2017,

    $55 after November 6, 2017.

    Early-Career Professional Members:

    Free if registered by November 6, 2017,

    $10 after November 6, 2017.

    Graduate Student Members: Free.

    Non-members:

    $60 until November 6, 2017,

    $70 after November 6, 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 complete the attached 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. 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.

    This program is designed to meet the requirement for psychologists licensed in the state of Tennessee to obtain continuing education in ethics and the law. For further information, please refer to the Rules and Regulations of the Tennessee Board of Examiners in Psychology.

    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.

    • 09 Dec 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM
    • University of Tennessee Medical Center - Morrison Education and Conference Center


    Michael Olsen, PhD

    presents a Saturday Morning Seminar
    on

    Implicit Bias

    December 9, 2017
    9:00am - 12:15pm

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

    Program Description

     

    Presenter

    Michael Olsen, PhD, is a clinical psychologist 


    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 December 4, 2017,

    $55 after December 4, 2017.

    Early-Career Professional Members:

    Free if registered by December 4, 2017,

    $10 after December 4, 2017.

    Graduate Student Members: Free.

    Non-members:

    $60 until December 4, 2017,

    $70 after December 4, 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.

    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.

    • 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
    on

    Countertransference and the
    Therapist's "Badness"

    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

     

    Presenter

    Jamie Kyne, PhD, is a clinical psychologist 


    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

    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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