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"BETWEEN COUNTERPHOBIA AND COWARDICE: Some Reflections on the Nature of Courage"
Bigelow Conference Center and Reception Center (former WPA Historical Society)
Pittsburgh, PA
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"BETWEEN COUNTERPHOBIA AND COWARDICE: Some Reflections on the Nature of Courage"
Friday, March 10, 2017
7:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.

Bigelow Conference Center and Reception Center(formerly the WPA Historical Society)
4338 Bigelow Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Cost: $80 - 2 CEs/CMEs Awarded
$40 - General Admission (without credit)

This presentation will focus on the nature and developmental origins of courage. Various forms of courage including physical, intellectual and moral courage will be highlighted. Distinction will be made between primary fearlessness ('un-fear'), secondary fearlessness, and counterphobia on one hand, and courage on the other. The implications of these ideas to the conduct of psychotherapy and psychoanalysis will be elucidated, especially as these pertain to the patient's courage and to the analyst's courage. Illustrative vignettes from daily life and culture-at-large will be presented.

Learning Objectives
As a result of attending this presentation, the attendee will be able to:
1. Enumerate various types of courage.
2. Distinguish between courage, fearlessness, and counterphobia.
3. Identify two specific ways in which these concepts apply in clinical work.

AboutDr. Akhtar:

Salman Akhtar, M.D. is Professor of Psychiatry at Jefferson Medical College and a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia.He has served on the editorial boards of all the three majorpsychoanalytic journals, namely, the International Journal of Psychoanalysis, the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, and the Psychoanalytic Quarterly. Dr. Akhtar has delivered many prestigious addresses and lectures including, most recently, the Inaugural Address at the first IPA-Asia Congress in Beijing, China (2010). Dr. Akhtar is the recipient of the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association's Best Paper of the Year Award (1995), the Margaret Mahler Literature Prize (1996), the American Society of Psychoanalytic Physicians' Sigmund Freud Award (2000), the American College of Psychoanalysts' LaughlinAward (2003) the American Psychoanalytic Association's Edith Sabshin Award (2000), Columbia University's Robert Liebert Award for Distinguished Contributions to Applied Psychoanalysis (2004), the American Psychiatric Association's Kun Po Soo Award (2004), the Irma Bland Award for being the Outstanding Teacherof Psychiatric Residents in the country (2005), and the Nancy Roeske Award (2012). Most recently, he received the Sigourney Award (2013), which is the most prestigious honor in the field of psychoanalysis. Dr. Akhtar is an internationally-sought speaker and teacher, and his books have been translated in many languages, including German, Turkish, and Romanian. His interests at wide and he has served as the Film Review Editor for the International Journal of Psychoanalysis, and is currentlyserving as the Book Review Editor for the International Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies. He has published 8 collections of poetry and serves as a Scholar-in residence at the Inter-Act Theatre Company in Philadelphia. His more than 300 publications include 85 books.


This presentation will focus on the nature and developmental origins of courage. Various forms of courage including physical, intellectual and moral courage will be highlighted. Distinction will be made between primary fearlessness ('un-fear'), secondary fearlessness, and counterphobia on one hand, and courage on the other. The implications of these ideas to the conduct of psychotherapy and psychoanalysis will be elucidated, especially as these pertain to the patient's courage and to the analyst's courage. Illustrative vignettes from daily life and culture-at-large will be presented.

Learning Objectives
As a result of attending this presentation, the attendee will be able to:
1. Enumerate various types of courage.
2. Distinguish between courage, fearlessness, and counterphobia.
3. Utilize these ideas for enhancing psychotherapeutic skills.

CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION STATEMENT:
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirementsand policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Educationthrough the joint providership of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center . The American Psychoanalytic Association is accreditedby the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for amaximum of [2] AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS:
None of theplanners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financialrelationships to disclose.
APA --American Psychological Association Statement:
Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center maintains responsibility for the program and its content.
Social Workers,LicensedMarriage and Family Therapists:
The Pennsylvania Board of Social Work approves of credits issued by APA sponsors. Therefore the Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center is able to offer continuing education credits to social workers and counselors per Section 49.36(a) (6) ix)of the regulations at the time of offering.
The accuracy and utility of the material presented has been reviewed by our Education Committee. While the content of the workshop or course is intended for the further education of professionals in the field, it is by no means comprehensive training, and should not be considered such. Further reading, training and consultation may be required. No treatment should be undertaken outside the limitations of your skills and expertise. Expressive forms of psychodynamic psychotherapy is contraindicated in the treatment of some mental illnesses and should not be used to treat all kinds of mental illness.

Location

Bigelow Conference Center and Reception Center (former WPA Historical Society) (View)
4338 Bigelow Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
United States


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Education > Classes
Education > Workshops

Minimum Age: 18
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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