The Complexity of Human Bonds: Its Impact on Treatment with AAPCSW

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American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work
The Complexity of Human Bonds: Its Impact on Treatment
Saturday, April 5, 2014
8:45 – 9:30 am Registration and Breakfast
               9:30 – 1:30 pm Panel Presentation and Discussion
The Allen-Stevenson School
132 East 78 Street (bet. Lex. & Park), New York, NY
Michael H. Stone
Personality Disorders: The Treatable and the Untreatable
The presenter will focus on the personality disorders that are more accessible to the treatment modalities currently available, on those which are difficult to treat, and those which go beyond our current abilities, such as the extremely narcissistic, the anti-social, and psychopathic.
Stuart Perlman
Faces of Trauma: Painting the Unseen Among Us
Award-winning Documentary: Struggles in Paradise
This filmmaker/psychoanalyst painted portraits in oil of 110 homeless people on Venice Beach, CA. The faces on canvas and the interviews in the film force the viewer to bear witness to the long-lasting consequences of trauma. The psychological journey of this project will be discussed and excerpts from the film will be shown.
Louis Pansulla
Us. Them and the “Others”: Consideration of “Belongingness” and Where We Feel at Home
The writer will examine the paradoxical nature of “otherness” through the Relational prism of certain marginalized and traumatized groups of LGBTQ people. Case material will focus on implications for our psychoanalytic “connectivity” with these patients and beyond, exploring how the analyst’s subjective life, mind, and psychology inform this analytic space.
Ellyn Freedman
Political Aggression: Effects on Bonding and the Immigration Experience
Growing up within the context of chronic and chaotic political aggression and violence has a profound impact on the shaping of self, experience, and response to trauma. This paper will describe how socio-political surround in the country of origin affects the immigration experience to the U.S. in the struggle as “other” in search of home.
Moderator: Susan Sherman
Each presentation will be followed by a dialogue among the panelists and audience.
After attending these presentations, participants will be able to
– Identify personality disorders that are accessible to current treatment modalities
  and those that are difficult to treat.
– Describe the effects of trauma, violence, and marginalization on the formation
   of the self.
Ellyn Freedman   PsyD LCSW
Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis, Los Angeles. China American Psychoanalytic Alliance. Author, articles on couples treatment and immigration. Private Practice, New York, NY.
Louis W.Pansulla Jr.   MSW LCSW
Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, NY. China American Psychoanalytic Alliance. Author, articles on LGBTQ issues and “otherness.” Private practice, New York, NY.
Stuart Perlman  PhD
Institute of Contemporary Psychanalysis, Los Angeles. Author, The Therapist’s Emotional Survival: Dealing with the Pain of Exploring Trauma. NAAP Gradiva Award winner. Private Practice, Los Angeles, CA.
Michael H. Stone   MD  
Columbia Psychoanalytic Institute. Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons. Author, Personality Disorders: Treatable and Untreatable; The Anatomy of Evil; and topics of serial killers and violent offenders. Private practice (psychiatry, neurology, psychoanalysis), New York, NY.
Susan B. Sherman  DSW
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center. Smith College School of SW. Editorial Board, Psychoanalytic Social Work. Co-Editor, Understanding Adoption. Private practice, New York, NY.
Conference Chair: Penny Rosen, MSW LCSW BCD-P
Committee: Janet Burak  LCSW, Michael De Simone, PhD LCSW,
Ellyn Freedman  PsyD LCSW, Dianne Kaminsky MSW LCSW BCD
Sanda Bragman Lewis  MSW LCSW, Barbara O’Connor  MSW LCSW,
Louis Pansulla  MSW LCSW, Myrna Ram MSW LCSW,
Roberta Shechter  DSW, Diana Siskind  MSW LCSW, Carol Thea MSW LCSW BCD.
Important disclosure information: None of the planners and presenters of this CE program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.
AAPCSW is a membership organization for clinicians practicing psychoanalysis or psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
City, State
                                                           Before 3/10/14           after 3/10/14
Regular                                                           $80                         $95
Graduate Students,
  Psychoanalytic candidates*                           55                            65
   *with documentation
Please make check payable to NIPER** and mail with this form to:
NIPER c/o Schwartz Partners, 25-79 31st Street, Astoria, NY 11102-1748
For more information contact: Janet Burak LCSW
4 CEUs offered –
AAPCSW is a national clinical social work organization providing CEUs
**National Institute for Psychoanalytic Education and Research, educational arm of AAPCSW
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