CIPS Fall 2018
Teleconference Study Groups
Beyond Certainty: Psychoanalytic Interactions with Patients Who Identify as Transgender and/or Gender Non-Binary
Brian Kloppenberg, LP, MFA & Yukari Yanagino, Ph.D., LCSW
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Our four session course will take up the particular challenges that face the psychoanalytic clinician who is working with patients who identify as transgender and/or gender non-binary. The focus will be on the difficulties around arriving at a neutral response to various claims to certain knowledge made by both the analyst and the patient in the destabilizing flux of the analytic process. We will draw upon selected readings from the analytic literature as well as our own and students’ clinical material to elaborate on these issues and develop more nuanced formulations of the various dynamic processes at play.
Brian Kloppenberg, LP, MFA, is a psychoanalyst in private practice in New York City. He is a member of the IPA, IPTAR and NPAP. At IPTAR, he chairs IPTAR-Q, a committee that takes up LGBTQ issues as they pertain to psychoanalytic practice and training. His essays on therapeutic action and the non-normative psychoanalysis of gender and sexuality have appeared in JAPA, Psychoanalytic Psychology and Undecidable Unconscious.
Yukari Yanagino, Ph.D., LCSW, is a psychoanalyst in private practice in New York City. She is a faculty member at the Institute for Psychoanalytic Education at New York University Medical School and an Associate Member at IPTAR. She is also a clinical supervisor at the Institute for Human Identity, conducting research to develop psychoanalytic therapeutic protocols that are relevant to the treatment of transgender and gender non-conforming patients. In particular, she is interested in the examination of the intersectionalities amongst race, gender and sexuality through the application of Freudian theory. She is a member of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the IPA.
DATES: 4 Saturdays, September 15 & 22 & October 6 & 13, 2018
TIME: 10:00 – 11:30 am (PDT); 1:00 – 2:30 pm (EDT)
The registration fee for the series is $100.00. Payment may be made by credit card through the CIPS website. www.cipsusa.org.
Constructing the Frame:
A Discussion of Psychosis in the Analytic Situation
Nancy Cromer-Grayson, LCSW, FIPA & Debra Gill, LCSW, FIPA
When working with psychotic states, the frame is constructed in the analyst’s mind, at times moment by moment during the course of an ordinary hour. In these seminars, we will discuss our work and study of long term cases where the analysand suffered through ruptures of what Rosenfeld (1978) called ‘psychotic islands’. In these cases, early traumas were unable to resolve through mourning or symbolism, resulting in hardened structures, evidenced in delusional forms which developed over the course of time. We have found that the repetitive working through of projective identification leads the analyst to a containing frame. While containment may not be recognized by either analysand or analyst in a particular session, we have found that the capacity to think and create does emerge, sometimes after the hour. Having contact between hours has ultimately proved helpful and supports a transitional space between sessions.
DATES: 3 alternating Sundays, October 7 & 21 & November 4, 2018
TIME: 7:00 – 8:30: 4:00 – 5:30 pm (PDT/PST) pm; 7:00 – 8:30 pm (EDT/EST)
Nancy Cromer-Grayson, LCSW, FIPA is a training and supervising analyst at the Psychoanalytic Training Institute of the Contemporary Freudian Society where she is also on the faculty. She is a supervisor and faculty member at the Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, as well as at the York School for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. She has taught courses in development, latency, unconscious processes and psychoanalytic technique. She has been in long-term Post-Kleinian study groups with both Susan Finkelstein (UPMS) and Rogelio Sosnik. She is also studying couples psychotherapy from a British Object Relations perspective with Vivian Eskin in continuing education groups.
Debra Gill, LCSW, FIPA is a training and supervising analyst at the Psychoanalytic Training Institute of the Contemporary Freudian Society where she is also on the faculty. She is a supervisor and faculty member at the Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. She has also taught at the American Institute for Psychoanalysis as visiting faculty. She has taught courses on unconscious fantasy and dreams, psychosis, and the developmental stage of latency. She has studied with Susan Finkelstein (UPMS) in a long-term Post-Kleinian study group. She is in continuing education groups with Vivian Eskin, studying couples psychotherapy from a British Object Relations perspective.
The registration fee for the series is $75.00. Payment may be made by credit card through the CIPS website: www.cipsusa.org.
ENACTMENT & OTHER ISSUES
Nancy R. Goodman, Ph.D.
Contemporary Freudian Society
Enactments are compelling due to their intimate relationship to unconscious fantasy and the ‘here and now’ of transference and countertransference. This leads us to the living out with patients of unconscious fantasies and object relations configurations. For a long time psychoanalysis considered enactments something to be avoided. This group looks to discover more about the action and interaction sequences that accompany verbal dialogue between analyst and analysands, as well as other issues involved in psychoanalytic treatment.
The group meets monthly. It is currently closed. Ongoing members must update their status with payments of $25.00 per session by credit card through www.cipsusa.org.
BION STUDY GROUP
Maxine K. Anderson, M.D. & Marianne Robinson, Ph.D., M.S.W.
Northwestern Psychoanalytic Society and Institute
This is an ongoing discussion group on the ideas and scholarship of Wilfred Bion and his contributions to the field of psychoanalysis.
The group meets monthly. It is currently closed. Members must update their status with payments of $25.00 per session by credit card through www.cipsusa.org.