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    • 22 Sep 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM
    • University of Tennessee Medical Center - Morrison Education and Conference Center
    Register

    Appalachian Psychoanalytic Society sponsors a

    Saturday Morning Seminar

    presented by

    Patrick Grzanka,PhD 

    Intersectionality 101: 

    What It Is and Why It Matters 

    for Psychology - and Beyond

    September 22, 2018

    9:00am - 12:15pm

    University of Tennessee Medical Center

    Morrison Education and Conference Center

    1924 Alcoa Highway

    Knoxville, TN 37920


    Program Description
    Intersectionality is a critically important conceptual framework for understanding how social inequality works. Developed by Black feminist and women of color scholars and activists in the U.S. and worldwide, intersectionality helps to expose and critique how systems of inequality, such as racism, sexism, heterosexism, and ableism, collaborate to produce and sustain oppression and privilege. Over the past decade, there has been increased attention on intersectionality in psychology; psychologists' interest in intersectionality offers opportunities and challenges for thinking about how intersectionality applies to research, training, and practice across the discipline. This presentation will provide an overview of intersectionality’s history, key themes and controversies, as well as practical implications of intersectionality for psychological research and practice.

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


    Presenter

    Patrick Grzanka, PhD, is an interdisciplinary social scientist whose work explores how intersecting systems of inequality—namely, race, gender, and sexuality—manifest in science, social policy, and everyday life. He is an Assistant Professor of Psychology, and Core Faculty in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Tennessee. He was formerly on the faculty of Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation and the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, and he has received national recognition for his teaching and scholarship. He holds a PhD from the University of Maryland.

    Schedule

    8:30am Registration and Continental Breakfast

    8:50am Welcome and Introduction

    9:00am Intersectionality: Origins and Foundational Concepts

    10:30am Break

    10:45am Intersectionality: Applications and Implications

    12:15pm Complete Evaluations and Adjourn

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

    1. Describe what intersectionality is and discuss its implications for conceptualizing diversity and multiculturalism in psychology.

    2. List three key concepts in intersectionality studies and discuss how to apply them in the practice of psychotherapy and to other issues in psychology.

    3. Describe how practitioners, scholars, and activists can apply intersectionality studies to challenge and/or modify traditional psychological approaches to diversity, identity, and multiculturalism.

    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 September 17, 2018,

    $55 after September 17, 2018.

    Early-Career Professional Members:

    Free if registered by September 17, 2018,

    $10 after September 17, 2018.

    Graduate Student Members: Free.

    Non-members:

    $60 until September 17, 2018,

    $70 after September 17, 2018.

    Although walk-ins will be accepted, please register online at www.aps-tn.wildapricot.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 seminar. Contact Scott Swan, PhD

    Contact APS President Joyce Cartor, 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 2018-2019 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.

    In order to fulfill licensure requirements, the Rules of the Board of Examiners in Psychology in Tennessee (https://www.tn.gov/health/health-program-areas/health-professional-boards/psychology-board/psych-board/continuing-education.html) 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 to obtain 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:
    Bowleg, L. (2008). When Black + woman + lesbian ≠ Black lesbian woman: The methodological challenges of qualitative and quantitative intersectionality research. Sex Roles, 59, 312–325.

    Cole, E. R. (2009). Intersectionality and research in psychology. American Psychologist, 64, 170-180.

    Collins, P. H. (2015). Intersectionality’s definitional dilemmas. Annual Review of Sociology, 41, 1–20.

    Grzanka, P. R., & Miles, J. R. (2016). The problem with the phrase “intersecting identities”: LGBT affirmative therapy, intersectionality, and neoliberalism. Sexuality Research and Social Policy, 13, 371-389.

    Grzanka, P. R. (2018). Intersectionality and feminist psychology: Power, knowledge, and process. In C. B. Travis & J. W. White (Eds.), Handbook of the psychology of women: Vol 1. History, theory, and battlegrounds (pp. 585-602). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

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

    • 27 Oct 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • University of Tennessee Medical Center - Wood Auditorium


    Appalachian Psychoanalytic Society hosts a

    Saturday Morning Seminar

    presented by


    Sheldon Solomon, PhD

    on

    The Worm at the Core: 

    On the Role of Death in Life


    October 27, 2018

    10:00am - 1:15pm

    PLEASE NOTE 10am START!

    University of Tennessee Medical Center

    Wood Auditorium

    1924 Alcoa Highway

    Knoxville, TN 37920


    Program Description
    The uniquely human fear of death has a pervasive effect on human beings’ thoughts, feelings, and behavior (Becker, 1973).  Humans manage the terror of death by adhering to culturally constructed beliefs about reality that provide a sense that one is a person of value in a world of meaning, and thus eligible for either literal or symbolic immortality (Solomon, Greenber & Pyszczynski, 1991).  The quest for immortality underlies some of humankind’s most noble achievements.  It also, however, engenders some of our most ignominious affectations, including: hostility and disdain for people with different beliefs (Goplen & Plant, 2015); indifference to, or contempt for, the natural environment; and, the mindless pursuit of material possessions—which, if unchecked, may render humans the first form of life responsible for their own extinction.  Dr. Solomon will present an overview of these ideas and the resulting empirical work surrounding  terror management theory (TMT) that corroborates them, and consider the implications of these notions for personal and interpersonal behavior (Vahrmeyer & Cassar, 2017), as well as for clinical practice (Tong, E., Deckert, A., Gani, N., Nissim, R., Rydall, A., Hales, S., Rodin, G., & Lo, C., 2016).

    Presenter

    Sheldon Solomon, PhD, is a Professor of Psychology at Skidmore College.  His studies of the effects of the uniquely human awareness of death on behavior have been supported by the National Science Foundation and Ernest Becker Foundation, and were featured in the award winning documentary film Flight from Death: The Quest for Immortality.  He is co-author of In the Wake of 9/11: The Psychology of Terror and The Worm at the Core: On the Role of Death in Life.  Dr. Solomon is an American Psychological Society Fellow, and a recipient of an American Psychological Association Presidential Citation (2007), a Lifetime Career Award by the International Society for Self and Identity (2009), and the Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs Annual Faculty Award (2011).

    Schedule

    9:30am Registration and Continental Breakfast

    9:50am Welcome and Introduction

    10:00am Becker's "Denial of Death", and its hypothesized role as the "mainstream of human activity"

    10:30am Empirical support for death anxiety: Terror Management Theory (TMT) 

    11:30am Break

    11:45am Social/interpersonal implications of TMT 

    12:15pm Clinical implications of TMT

    1:15pm Complete Evaluations and Adjourn

    Learning Objectives

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

    1.  Explain the basic tenets of terror management theory (TMT) as it relates to  human psychology and behavior.

    2. Utilize contemporary empirical research to describe at least three of the pervasive effects (generally non-conscious) that death anxiety has on human attitudes and behaviors.

    3. Describe at least three diagnostic and treatment considerations for addressing the effects of existential anxieties on psychological and non-psychological disorders.

    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 October 22, 2018,

    $55 after October 22, 2018.

    Early-Career Professional Members:

    Free if registered by October 22, 2018,

    $10 after October 22, 2018.

    Graduate Student Members: Free.

    Non-members:

    $60 until October 22, 2018,

    $70 after October 22, 2018.

    Although walk-ins will be accepted, please register online at www.aps-tn.wildapricot.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 Joyce Cartor, 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 2018-2019 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:
    Becker, E, (1973). Denial of death. New York : The Free Press.

    Goplen, J. & Plant, E. (2015). A religious worldview: Protecting one's meaning system through religious prejudice. Personality And Social Psychology Bulletin,  41 (11), 1474-1487.

    Lifshin, U., Greenberg, J., Zestcott, C., & Sullivan, D. (2017). The evil animal: A terror management theory perspective on the human tendency to kill animals. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 43 (6), 743-757.

    Solomon, S.,Greenberg, J., & Pyszczynski, T. (1991). A terror management theory of social behavior: The functions of self-esteem and cultural worldviews. In M. Zanna (Ed.), Advances in experimental social psychology (Vol. 24, pp. 93–159). San Diego, CA: Academic Press.

    Tong, E., Deckert, A., Gani, N., Nissim, R., Rydall, A., Hales, S., Rodin, G., & Lo, C. (2016). The meaning of self-reported death anxiety in advanced cancer. Palliative Medicine, 30 (8), 772-779.

    Vahrmeyer, M., & Cassar, S. (2017). The paradox of finitude in the context of infinitude: Is death denial an essential aspect of being in the world?  Existential Analysis: Journal of the Society for Existential Analysis, 28 (1), 151-165.

    Contact:

    If participants have special needs, we will attempt to accommodate them. Please address requests, questions, concerns and any complaints to APS President Joyce Cartor, 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 Nov 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM
    • University of Tennessee Medical Center - Morrison Education and Conference Center


    Appalachian Psychoanalytic Society hosts a

    Saturday Morning Seminar

    with 

    Jenelle Slavin-Mulford, PhD,

     and Michelle Stein, PhD,

    entitled

    The Narrative Speaks: 

    An Introduction to

     Scoring and Clinical Applications of the 

    Social Cognition 

    and Object Relation Scale - 

    Global Rating Method (SCORS-G)


    November 10, 2018

    9:00am - 12:15pm

    University of Tennessee Medical Center

    Morrison Education and Conference Center

    1924 Alcoa Highway

    Knoxville, TN 37920

    Click for directions to venue.

     
    Program Description

    The Social Cognition and Object Relations Scale (SCORS) rating system (Westen et al., 1990), specifically the SCORS-G (Westen, 1995) has become one of the most commonly used measures to code object-relational content via narrative material (TAT, Early Memory, and Psychotherapy narratives as well as Clinical Interviews). It has a strong theoretical foundation and is able to assess sophisticated underlying constructs, specifically dimensions of object relations. To date, the SCORS-G has been used predominantly for clinical research in the fields of personality assessment and psychotherapy process and outcome. Regarding psychotherapy process and outcomes research, the SCORS-G has been used to predict alliance, psychotherapy attendance, change, and psychotherapeutic technique. This measure has been steadily increasing in popularity because of its ability to translate research to practice, and is being used with a variety of populations (Clemence & Lewis, 2018; Mullin, Hilsenroth, Gold, & Farber, 2018; see Stein & Siefert, 2018 and Stein & Slavin-Mulford, 2018 for thorough empirical review of rating system). This presentation aims to highlight the structure, content, and scoring of this measure in addition to how the SCORS-G can be applied to a range of clinical settings.

    Presenters

    Jenelle Slavin-Mulford, PhD, is an assistant professor at Augusta University. She received her PhD. in Clinical Psychology from the Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies at Adelphi University. She then completed her clinical internship and postdoctoral fellowship at The Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School. Her research interests include personality assessment, training/supervision, and psychotherapy process and outcome. Her work in these areas has led to her appointment to the editorial board of the journal Psychotherapy.

    Michelle Stein, PhD, received her doctorate from Adelphi University-Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies. She completed her clinical internship at Sagamore Children's Psychiatric Center and completed her clinical postdoctoral training at Massachusetts General Hospital's (MGH) Psychology Assessment Center in psychological, personality, and neuropsychological assessment. She has been a staff psychologist at MGH since 2010.

    Schedule

    8:30am   Registration and Continental Breakfast

    8:50am   Welcome and Introduction

    9:00am   Mission Statement, Theoretical Background of SCORS-G, Psychometric Properties, Summary of Empirical Findings

    9:30am   Scoring (review of 8 dimensions and scoring criteria)

    10:30am   Break

    10:45am   Clinical Applications: Case conceptualization, providing psychoeducation to patients, psychological assessment

    12pm   Wrap-Up

    12:15pm   Complete Evaluations and Adjourn

    Learning Objectives

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

    1. Describe the theoretical framework behind the conceptualization and development of the SCORS-G.

    2. Describe the psychometric properties and ways the SCORS-G has been used in the empirical literature.

    3. Rate narratives using the SCORS-G at a beginner level.

    4. Apply the eight SCORS-G dimensions to clinical material at a beginner level. This includes: case conceptualization, psychoeducation to patients, and psychological assessment.

    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 November 5, 2018,

    $55 after November 5, 2018.

    Early-Career Professional Members:

    Free if registered by November 5, 2018,

    $10 after November 5, 2018.

    Graduate Student Members: Free.

    Non-members:

    $60 until November 5, 2018,

    $70 after November 5, 2018.

    Although walk-ins will be accepted, please register online at www.aps-tn.wildapricot.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 Joyce Cartor, 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 2018-2019 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:
    Clemence, A., & Lewis, K. (2018). Flexibility and rigidity in object relational functioning: assessing change in suicidal ideation and global psychiatric functioning using the SCORS–G. Journal of Personality Assessment, 100, 135-144.

    Mullin, A., Hilsenroth, M., Gold, J., & Farber, B. (2018). Facets of object representation: process and outcome over the course of psychodynamic psychotherapy. Journal of Personality Assessment, 100, 145-155.

    Stein, M., & Siefert, C. (2018). Introduction to the special section on the social cognition and object relations scale–global rating method: from research to practice. Journal of Personality Assessment, 100(2), 117-121.

    Stein, M.B., & Slavin-Mulford, J. (2018). The Social Cognition and Object Relations Scale-Global Rating Method (SCORS-G): A comprehensive guide for clinicians and researchers. New York, NY: Routledge.

    Westen, D. (1995). Social Cognition and Object Relations Scale: Q-sort for projective stories (SCORS–Q). Unpublished manuscript, Department of Psychiatry, The Cambridge Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA.

    Westen, D., Barends, A., Leigh, M., Mendel, M., & Silbert, D. (1990). Social Cognition and Object Relations Scale (SCORS): Manual for coding interview data. Unpublished manuscript, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

    Contact:

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

    • 08 Dec 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • University of TN Medical Center, Morrison Education and Conference Center


    Fall Conference

    Donnell Stern, PhD 

    Emergent Properties 

    of the Interpersonal Field

    Saturday, December 8, 2018

    8:30am - 4:30pm

    University of Tennessee Medical Center

    Morrison Education and Conference Center

    1924 Alcoa Highway

    Knoxville, Tennessee  37920


    Description of Program


    Presenter

    Donnell Stern, 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

    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 

    2:45pm Break with Refreshments

    3:00pm 


    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 December __, 2018:

    Members and Scholars: $90

    Non-members: $125.

    Early-Career Professional and Graduate Student Members: $10

    AFTER December __, 2018 and at the door:

    Members and Scholars: $105.

    Non-members: $140.

    Early-Career Professional and Graduate Student Members: $25

    Online registration will close on December __, 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 Joyce Cartor, 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 Joyce Cartor, PhD.

    APS Membership:

    Eligible professionals can join APS or renew their membership for the 2018-2019 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


    Contact

    If participants have special needs, we will attempt to accommodate them. Please address requests, questions, concerns and any complaints to the APS President Joyce Cartor, 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 Feb 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM
    • University of Tennessee Medical Center - Morrison Education and Conference Center


    Appalachian Psychoanalytic Society presents a

    Saturday Morning Seminar

    with

    James E. Gorney, PhD

    on

    The Initial Interview in Clinical Practice


    February 9, 2019

    9:00am - 12:15pm

    University of Tennessee Medical Center

    Morrison Education and Conference Center

    1924 Alcoa Highway

    Knoxville, TN 37920

     
    Program Description

    Presenter

    ____, PhD is a clinical psychologist  

    Schedule

    8:30am Registration and Continental Breakfast

    8:50am Welcome and Introduction

    9:00am 

    10:30am Break

    10:45am 

    12:15pm Complete Evaluations and Adjourn

    Learning Objectives

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

    1.

    2.

    3.

    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 4, 2019,

    $55 after February 4 2019.

    Early-Career Professional Members:

    Free if registered by February 4, 2019,

    $10 after February 4, 2019.

    Graduate Student Members: Free.

    Non-members:

    $60 until February 4, 2019,

    $70 after February 4, 2019.

    Although walk-ins will be accepted, please register online at www.aps-tn.wildapricot.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 Joyce Cartor, 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 2018-2019 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 Joyce Cartor, 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.

    • 16 Mar 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • University of Tennessee Medical Center - Morrison Education and Conference Center

    Appalachian Psychoanalytic Society presents a Spring Conference
    with

    Ryan Lamothe, PhD

    entitled  

    Sickness in the Body Politic:

    Bollas’ Negative 

    Transformational 

    Objects & Processes 

    and the

     Current Deformation of Political

     Space and Subjects

    Saturday, March 16, 2019
    9:00am - 12:15pm

    University of Tennessee Medical Center

    Morrison Education and Conference Center

    1924 Alcoa Highway

    Knoxville, Tennessee  37920

    Description of Program


    Presenter

    Ryan LaMothe, PhD, 


    Schedule
    8:30am Registration and Continental Breakfast

    8:50am Welcome and Introduction

    9:00am Presentation Part 1 

    10:30am Break with Refreshments

    10:45am Presentation Part 2

    12:15pm Complete Evaluations and Adjourn.

    Learning Objectives

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

    1. 

    3. 

    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 11, 2019:

    Professional and Scholar Members: $50.

    Non-member Professionals: $65.

    Early-Career Professional Members: $5.

    AFTER March 11, 2019 and at the door:

    Professional and Scholar Members: $60.

    Non-member Professionals: $75.

    Early-Career Professional Members$15.

    Graduate Student Members: Free.

    Online registration will close on March __, 2018.

    Although walk-ins will be accepted, please register online at www.aps-tn.wildapricot.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 Joyce Cartor, 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 Joyce Cartor, PhD.

    APS Membership:

    Eligible professionals can join APS or renew their membership for the 2018-2019 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 the APS President  Joyce Cartor, 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


    • 13 Apr 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM
    • University of Tennessee Medical Center - Morrison Education and Conference Center
    Register


    Appalachian Psychoanalytic Society sponsors a

    Saturday Morning Seminar

    presented by

    Ronda Redden Reitz,PhD

    and Michael Sanders, PhD

    TOPIC TO BE DETERMINED

    April 13, 2019

    9:00am - 12:15pm

    University of Tennessee Medical Center

    Morrison Education and Conference Center

    1924 Alcoa Highway

    Knoxville, TN 37920


    Program Description


    Presenters

    Ronda Redden Reitz, PhD, is an clinical psychologist

    Michael Sanders, PhD, is a clinical psychologist

    Schedule

    8:30am Registration and Continental Breakfast

    8:50am Welcome and Introduction

    9:00am 

    10:30am Break

    10:45am 

    12:15pm Complete Evaluations and Adjourn

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

    1. 

    2.

    3. 

    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 April 8, 2019,

    $55 after April 8, 2019.

    Early-Career Professional Members:

    Free if registered by April 8, 2019,

    $10 after April 8, 2019.

    Graduate Student Members: Free.

    Non-members:

    $60 until April 8, 2019,

    $70 after April 8, 2019.

    Although walk-ins will be accepted, please register online at www.aps-tn.wildapricot.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 seminar. Contact Scott Swan, PhD

    Contact APS President Joyce Cartor, 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 2018-2019 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 Joyce Cartor, 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.

    • 11 May 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 12:15 PM
    • University of Tennessee Medical Center - Morrison Education and Conference Center


    Paul Lerner Scholar's Symposium



    Assessments that Don't Stink 

    (or Evaluations That Might Actually Be Useful): 

    Yet Another Lesson 

    in Using Your Own Sadism


    presented by 

    Vance Sherwood, PhD


    Saturday, May 11, 2019

    10:00am–12:15pm

    PLEASE NOTE 10am START TIME. 


    University of Tennessee Medical Center

    Morrison Education and Conference Center

    1924 Alcoa Highway

    Knoxville, TN 37920


    Description of Program: Lerner Symposium

    To be determined

    Schedule:

    9:30am   Registration and Continental Breakfast

    9:50am   Introduction of 2019-2020 APS Board

    10:00am   Lerner Symposium

    11:00am  Break

    11:15am  Lerner Symposium

    12:15pm  Complete program evaluations and adjourn.

    Educational Objectives:

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

    1. 

    2.

    3.

    Presenter:

    Vance Sherwood, PhD is a Clinical Psychologist in private practice in Knoxville, Tennessee.  

    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 ____ 2019.

    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 Joyce Cartor, 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 2.0 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 and Recommended Reading:

    Contact:

    Please address requests, questions, concerns and any complaints to APS President Joyce Cartor, 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.

Past Events

19 May 2018 Paul Lerner Scholar's Symposium: Jeffrey Binder, PhD, ABPP
14 Apr 2018 Saturday Morning Seminar: Joyce Cartor, PhD, and Bill MacGillivray, PhD, ABPP
17 Mar 2018 Spring Conference: Jane G. Tillman, PhD, ABPP
10 Feb 2018 Saturday Morning Seminar: Jamie Kyne, PhD
09 Dec 2017 Saturday Morning Seminar: Michael Olson, PhD
11 Nov 2017 Saturday Morning Seminar: Timothy L. Hulsey, PhD
04 Nov 2017 Tennessee Psychological Association: Gary Grossman, PhD
21 Oct 2017 Fall Conference: Usha Tummala-Narra, PhD
07 Oct 2017 ABCs of LGBT Health Care - Co-sponsored by APS and the Tennessee Equality Project
23 Sep 2017 Saturday Morning Seminar: Kristie Kirby, PhD
20 May 2017 Paul Lerner Scholar's Symposium: James Gorney, PhD
15 Apr 2017 Spring Conference: Mark O'Connell, PhD
04 Mar 2017 Saturday Morning Seminar: Anne Adelman, PhD
11 Feb 2017 Saturday Morning Seminar: Mary Ellen Griffin, PhD, and Leticia Flores, PhD, with Connor Smith
10 Dec 2016 Saturday Morning Seminar: Joyce Cartor, PhD
12 Nov 2016 Saturday Morning Seminar: Jane Tillman, PhD
05 Nov 2016 Tennessee Psychological Association: Sandra Buechler, PhD
22 Oct 2016 Fall Conference: Jeanne Safer, PhD
10 Sep 2016 Saturday Morning Seminar: William MacGillivray, PhD, ABPP
07 May 2016 Paul Lerner Scholar's Symposium - Rosalind I. J. Hackett, PhD
23 Apr 2016 Spring Conference - Suzanne Iasenza, PhD
06 Apr 2016 Division 39 Spring Conference - Atlanta, Georgia
05 Mar 2016 Building Attachment Across States: Healing the Spectrum of Dissociative Symptoms in Children and Adolescents - Joyanna Silberg, PhD
13 Feb 2016 This Patient Is Driving Me Nuts: Making Therapeutic Use of Countertransference - Mary Ellen Griffin, PhD
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