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

    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

    Click here for directions to the venue.  


    Description of Program

    Dr. LaMothe will discuss and emend Christopher Bollas’ notion of transformational objects with the aim of identifying the attributes and consequences of negative or deformational objects/processes in society. More particularly, an emended version of Bollas’ notion is used to identify a particular social-political pathology extant in the United States. In brief, Dr. LaMothe argues that these objects/processes deform a civic subjectivity by (1) undermining the civic respect or mutual-personal recognition that is necessary for positive public-political subjectivity, (2) heightening social-political distrust, which corrupts the polis’ space of appearances and civic cooperation, (3) foreclosing an openness to learning and social-political accountability, and (4) attenuating freedom because of a shared obsessive preoccupation with achieving and maintaining political dominance.

    Discussion will allow the presenter and the audience to apply these concepts to the APA Code of Ethics and the TN Code Annotated.

    Please click here to read Dr. LaMothe's published article by the same title.  

    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.

    Presenter
    Ryan LaMothe, PhD, is professor of pastoral care and counseling at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology in southern Indiana. Over the last 24 years, he has published over 160 articles and book reviews, as well as 6 books and 2 edited volumes. These publications address topics in psychoanalysis, psychology of religion, pastoral theology, and most recently pastoral political theology. In 2017, he received Springer Publishing Award titled, "Transforming the World One Article at a Time." He has served on three editorial boards of peer reviewed journals. He lives with his wife (and one diva cat) in Louisville.

    Schedule
    8:30am Registration and Continental Breakfast

    9:00am Introduction; Transitional and Transformational Objects/Processes and Their Relation to Political Subjectivity 

    10:30am Break 

    10:45am Forms of Political Humiliation as Deformational Objects/Processes: Implications for Psychoanalytic Therapists and the Ethical Practice of Psychoanalytic Therapies 

    12:15pm Complete Evaluations and Adjourn.


    Learning Objectives

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

    1. Depict, critique, and emend Bollas’ concept of transformational objects and demonstrate its application to the clinical situation.

    2. Link Bollas’ psychoanalytic concept to political subjectivity or civic self.

    3. Identify criteria for social pathology vis-à-vis the political realm.

    4. Identify sources that deform civic or political subjectivity and how this impacts the clinical situation.

    5. Describe how the current deformation of the political space and its subjects influences the clinician’s ethical decisions according to the APA Code of Ethics and the TN Code Annotated.

    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 9, 2019

    Professional and Scholar Members: $50.

    Non-member Professionals: $65.

    Early-Career Professional Members: $25.

    Graduate Student Members: $10.

    AFTER March 9, 2019 and at the door

    Professional and Scholar Members: $60.

    Non-member Professionals: $75.

    Early-Career Professional Members$35.

    Graduate Student Members: $20.

    Online registration will close on March 14, 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 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

    See http://www.apa.org/ethics/code/index.aspxfor 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://www.tn.gov/sos/rules/1180/1180.htmfor an Official Compilation of the Rules and Regulations of the State of Tennessee, Chapters 1180-1, 1180-2, 1180-3, and 1180-4.

    Bollas, C. (2015). Psychoanalysis in the age of bewilderment: On the return of the oppressed. International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 96(3): 535-551.

    LaMothe, R. (2015). The Willy Lomans of a market society: Addressing political-economic sources of suffering in pastoral counseling. Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling, 2, 102-112.

    LaMothe, R. (2017). Care of Persons, Care of Polis: Toward a Political Pastoral Theology. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books.

    LaMothe, R. (2017). The market society and psychological suffering: A Fanonian approach. Free Associations: Psychoanalysis and Culture,Media, Groups, and Politics. 18(1): 48-69. 

    LaMothe, R. (2018). Pastoral Reflections on Global Citizenship: The Political in Light of Care, Faith, and Community. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

    LaMothe, R. (2018). The dynamics of political humiliation and resistance as 
    psychosocial well-being. Free Associations, 19 (1): 1-20.

    LaMothe, R. (2018). Sickness in the body politic: Christopher Bollas and the deformation of political spaces and subjects.
    Free Associations, 74: 84-104.

    Rogers-Vaughn, B. (2016). Caring for Souls in a Neoliberal Age. New York: Palgrave.


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


    Appalachian Psychoanalytic Society sponsors a

    Saturday Morning Seminar


    TOPIC AND PRESENTERS

    TO BE DETERMINED

    Drs. Ronda Redden-Reitz and Michael Sanders

    will present the content originally scheduled

    for this date in fall 2019. 


    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


    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

09 Feb 2019 Saturday Morning Seminar: James E. Gorney, PhD
08 Dec 2018 Fall Conference: Donnel Stern, PhD
10 Nov 2018 Saturday Morning Seminar: Jenelle Slavin-Mulford, PhD, and Michelle Stein, PhD
27 Oct 2018 Saturday Morning Seminar: Sheldon Solomon, PhD
22 Sep 2018 Saturday Morning Seminar: Patrick Grzanka, PhD
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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