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Unconscious Fantasy in Narrative, Body Pain and Trauma at CFS

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The Contemporary Freudian Society Presents Finding Unconscious Fantasy in Narrative, Body Pain and Trauma
Sunday, October 21, 2018 1:00-4:00pm
PRESENTERS: Paula L. Ellman and Nancy R. Goodman (Chairs).
Part I – Nancy R. Goodman, Janice Lieberman, and Carolyn S. Ellman
Part II – Paula L. Ellman, Batya Monder, and Arlene Kramer Richards

Nancy Goodman and Paula Ellman chair the two parts of this program introducing discoveries from their new book, Finding Unconscious Fantasy in Narrative, Trauma, and Body Pain: A Clinical Guide (publisher, Routledge 2017. The presentations by contributors in the book demonstrate the way Trauma and Body Pain join and interweave with Narrative in discovering dimensions of unconscious life causing pain and conflict for patients. Emphasis is on the processes involved to make contact with the patient and with unconscious fantasies appearing as scenes in the “theater of the mind”. Contributors to the book present close process material with patients where body pain and trauma mix with unconscious fantasy. Throughout these explorations of “finding unconscious fantasy” the interplay of transference and countertransference is focal as enactments evolve to uncover the unsymbolized traumatic mind along with fantasy narratives. Learning how therapeutic work progresses to uncover unconscious fantasy will benefit all psychoanalytic therapists who wish to know more about the psychoanalytic dialogue especially when trauma occupies the mind.

Nancy Goodman: Introduction – Part I

Nancy Goodman: The “Finding Theater” A Schema for Finding Unconscious Fantasy

Janice Lieberman “Not Quite a Princess”: A Clinical Case

Carolyn Ellman: “Mirror, Mirror on the wall: who’s the fairest of us all” Comments on Janice Lieberman’s case

Paula Ellman: Introduction – Part II

Arlene Kramer Richards “Fantasy and Trauma”

Paula Ellman: “A Soma Case of Pain”

Batya Monder “Discussion of Paula Ellman’s case”

Participants are contributors to a recent book: Finding Unconscious Fantasy in Narrative, Trauma and Body Pain: A Clinical Guide (Routledge, 2017).

Books for Sale at Event: Cash or check only

Location: Mt. Sinai’s Hatch Auditorium, Madison Ave @ 100th Street, NYC

Program Fee:

$50 CFS Members

$60 General

$25 Candidates and Students

No refunds

REGISTER ONLINE: https://contemporaryfreudiansociety.org/professional-education/new-york-ny/new-york-calendar/

REGISTER BY MAIL:

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Email:

Please mail this form with your payment made to “CFS”

CFS-NY 10/21/18

11 Bunker Hill Drive

Manalapan, NJ 07726

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the program, participants will be able to:

1. Describe the modalities involved in the process of finding unconscious fantasy particularly in working with patients with trauma and body pain.

2. Apply an understanding of the process of finding unconscious fantasy to working both in the concrete and in metaphor with psychoanalytic case material.

3. Identify the way enactment processes bring about symbolization of unconscious fantasy.

Who Should Attend:

The instructional level for this activity is advanced. Mental Health Professionals (psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, licensed professional counselors, e.g. LPs, LCATs, and pastoral counselors) and those with an interest in psychodynamic and psychoanalytic thinking and clinical applications.

Continuing Education Credits:

Social Workers: The Psychoanalytic Training Institute of the Contemporary Freudian Society SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0087. CE credits are granted to participants with documented attendance of the entire program and completed online evaluation form. No partial credits will be offered. It is the responsibility of the participants seeking CE credits to comply with these requirements. Upon completion of this program and online evaluation form, participants will be granted 3 CE credits.

Psychoanalysts: The Psychoanalytic Training Institute of the Contemporary Freudian Society is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts #P-0021. CE credits are granted to participants with documented attendance of the entire program and completed online evaluation form. No partial credits will be offered. It is the responsibility of the participants seeking CE credits to comply with these requirements. Upon completion of this program and online evaluation form, participants will be granted 3 CE credits

Important Disclosure Information:

None of the planners and presenters of this program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:

Carolyn S. Ellman, PhD, Adjunct Clinical Professor and Supervisor, NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis; Fellow (Training and Supervising Analyst) and Faculty, Institute of Psychoanalytic Training and Research; Training and Supervising Analyst, Contemporary Freudian Society; Member of IPA and CIPS; Senior Editor of The Modern Freudians; Contemporary Psychoanalytic Technique by Jason Aronson 2000 and Omnipotent Fantasies and the Vulnerable Self, Jason Aronson 1997; Co-Editor, A New Freudian Synthetic, Clinical Process in a New Generation, Karnac Books 2011 (with Andrew Druck, Bert Freedman, and Aaron Thaler). Wrote several articles on Envy, including (2000) The Empty Mother: Women’s Fear of Their Destructive Envy, Psychoanalytic Quarterly. Private Practice in New York.

Paula L. Ellman, PhD, ABPP, is a training and supervising analyst in the Contemporary Freudian Society (CFS) and the IPA. She is Vice President of the CFS Board and Overall Chair of the Committee on Women and Psychoanalysis of the IPA (COWAP). She is Visiting Professor at the Sino-American Continuing Training Project for Wuhan Hospital for Psychotherapy, Wuhan China. She is a co-editor with Nancy Goodman of “Finding Unconscious Fantasy in Narrative, Trauma and Body Pain: A Clinical Guide”, Routledge, 2017 and “The Courage to Fight Violence Against Women: Psychoanalytic and Multidisciplinary Approaches”, Karnac,2017 in addition to co-editing Battling the Life and Death Forces of Sadomasochism: A Clinical Book”, Karnac Press 2013. She has a private practice in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis in North Bethesda, Maryland.

Nancy Goodman, PhD, is a training and supervising analyst with the Contemporary Freudian Society, Washington DC, and the IPA. Recent publications extend her work in unconscious fantasy and trauma and violence in the mind: Finding Unconscious Fantasy in Narrative, Trauma, and Body Pain: A Clinical Guide (edited with Paula Ellman, Routledge, 2017) and The Courage to Fight Violence against Women (edited with Paula Ellman, Karnac, 2017). Other recent work includes: The Power of Witnessing: Reflections, Reverberations, and Traces of the Holocaust (edited with Marilyn Meyers, Routledge, 2012), Battling the Life and Death Forces of Sadomasochism (edited with Harriet Basseches & Paula Ellman, Karnac, 2013). Dr. Goodman has held Chair positions in the Training Institute including Director, the Progressions Committee, and now the Curriculum Committee. She is Director of the online Virtual Psychoanalytic Museum, www.thevirtualpsychoanalyticmuseum.org and maintains a psychoanalytic practice in Bethesda, Maryland.

Janice S. Lieberman, PhD, is a Training and Supervising Analyst, Faculty Member at IPTAR (Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research). She served on the Editorial Board of JAPA for ten years and is the author of many papers and presentations on gender, deception, body narcissism, greed and envy, and psychoanalysis and art. She is co- author (with Helen Gediman) of “The Many Faces of Deceit: Omissions, Lies and Disguise in Psychotherapy” and is the author of “BodyTalk: Looking and Being Looked at in Psychotherapy”. Her soon to be published book is “Clinical Evolutions on the Superego, Body and Gender in Psychoanalysis” (Routledge). She serves on the IPA Committee on Gender and Sexual Diversity Studies.

Batya R. Monder, MSW, BCD, is a training and supervising analyst at the Contemporary Freudian Society, a member of the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research and a member of the International Psychoanalytic Association. She was the Editor of The Round Robin, a psychoanalytic newsletter of Section I of Division 39 of the American Psychological Association, from 2002 to 2007. She is the co-editor (with Joseph Cancelmo and Hattie Myers) of Warmed by the Fires: Selected Papers of Allan Frosch, I.P. Books, in press, and is a curator of the online Virtual Psychoanalytic Museum, www.thevirtualpsychoanalyticmuseum.org. She maintains a private practice in Manhattan.

Arlene Kramer Richards is a Training and Supervising Analyst with the Contemporary Freudian Society, a Fellow of the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, and a member of the International Psychoanalytical Association. She is a Professor at the Tianjin Medical School in Wuhan, Chinda. Her most recent book is “Listening to Understand” published in 2016 and edited by Nancy Goodman.

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