A CLINICAL WORKSHOP: THE BUDDHIST WHEEL OF LIFE AND DEATH
AND PSYCHOANALYTIC PSYCHOTHERAPY SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 2019
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
PRESENTER: PAUL C. COOPER, MS, LP
The Wheel of Life & Death functions as a pictorial representation of cyclic existence or “samsara.” It is comprised of a series of concentric circles that detail how the mind is structured and functions. It serves as a template for mapping out and understanding internal mental processes, the range of emotional and psychological states that contribute to our sense of identity and their behavioral manifestations that can contribute to identifying both internal and relational dynamics, which can expand our awareness and choices that in turn can contribute to healthy and constructive responses to self and others. This four-hour didactic and experiential workshop will examine the elements and dimensions of the wheel in relation to psychoanalytic concepts and practices with an eye toward personal growth and the therapeutic process and will include applications to clinical and meditation practice.
Participants will: 1) Develop enhanced psychoanalytic listening skills through the use and practice of insight oriented meditation, 2) become familiar with the Psychology of the Buddhist Wheel of Life & Death as it relates to psychotherapeutic technique, and 3) understand how the Buddhist notion of 12 links of dependent-arising relate to psychoanalytic theory and technique.
Paul C. Cooper, MS, LP NYS Licensed Psychoanalyst, Ordained Soto Zen Priest & Transmitted Teacher, Co-Founder, Director, Teacher: Two Rivers Zen Community, Narrowsburg, NY. Faculty and Supervisor: Metropolitan Institute for Training In Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Adult Program; Contemplative Studies Project, NY. Director: Realizational Practice Study Group, NY. Board of Directors, Chair: Spirituality and the Psyche Committee for The International Forum for Psychoanalytic Education; Co-founder, Director and Guiding Teacher at the Zen & Psychoanalysis Realizational Practice Study Group in NYC. Former Dean of Training at National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis; Faculty, Training Analyst, Supervisor and Senior Member: NPAP, IEA. He has written numerous award-winning poems and articles.His books include: Zen Insight, Psychoanalytic Action: Two Arrows Meeting (2018: Routledge), The Zen Impulse and the Psychoanalytic Encounter (2010, Routledge), Into the Mountain Stream: Psychotherapy and Buddhist Experience (Ed.: 2007: Jason Aronson) and Solitary Moon (2017: Three Stones Press).
TIME: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
LOCATION: 145 East 35th Street, #5FE, (between Lexington & 3rdAvenues)
FEE FOR ONLINE ATTENDANCE: $50 (on ZoomUs)
The New York State Education Department has approved this workshop for 4 contact hours (CEUs) for LMSWs, LCSWs, LMHCs and LPs. A certificate will be emailed upon request to those who attend on site, sign the attendance sheet at the end of the workshop, complete an evaluation and pay an administrative fee of $15. There is no charge for those affiliated with MITPP, MCMH or MSPP.
SPACE FOR THE WORKSHOP IS LIMITED.
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The New York State Education Department has approved this workshop for 3 contact hours (CEUs) for LMSWs, LCSWs, LMHCs and LPs. A certificate will be emailed upon request to those who sign the attendance sheet at the end of the workshop, complete an evaluation and pay an administrative fee of $15. There is no charge for those affiliated with MITPP, MCMH or MSPP.