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Free Open Session to Explore Training Programs in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis
Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center Library
Pittsburgh, PA
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Free Open Session to Explore Training Programs in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis
An Invitation from Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center!

Explore our James T. McLaughlin Training Program in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy & Training Program in Psychoanalysis by attending afreeOpen Session!

Do you have an interest in working with clients in a new way, or desire to enhance your current practice? Join Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center fora free open session to find out more about psychodynamic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. Participate in the discussion of critical issues in treatment. Open only to those in the mental health professions, or those currently in training to become mental health professionals.

Open Session Date:
Thursday, July 13, 2017
PPC Library
The Kenmawr
401 Shady Ave. Suite B-101
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
with Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center Faculty Members, Catherine Maihoefer, MS, NCC, LPC and Paula Moreci, MSW, LCSW

To Register for the Open Session, click on the link to Brown Paper Tickets below.

Questions? Call us at 412-661-4224

What is Psychodynamic Psychotherapy?
Core Concepts in Psychoanalysis and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy:
1) The Internal World and Subjective Experience
Fantasies, dreams, hopes, impulses, self images, and perceptions of others are richsources of information about the mind.
2) The Unconscious
Much of what we do is unconsciously motivated. Mental contents are censored,repressed, and not easily brought into awareness.
3) Psychic Determinism
Symptoms and behaviors are external manifestations of unconscious processes,although causes of behavior are complex (over determined) and multiple.
4) The Past
Experiences in infancy and childhood are crucial determinants of adult personality.
5) Transference
Past relationships are unconsciously reenacted in the present day, including the therapy situation, and a wealth of information is brought forth for the therapist.
6) Countertransference
The therapist's total reaction to the patient provides information about what the therapist might need to work on for him/herself and provides information about the patient. Both need to be understood in order to further help the patient.
7) Resistance
The mind defends itself against painful feelings, knowledge and seemingly threatening or disruptive change through defense mechanisms. Resistance is atype of defense which can be seen in treatment.

[Source: Psychodynamic Psychiatry in Clinical Practice by Glen O. Gabbard, M.D.]
An Analyst's Perspective
"Therapists are paid to talk to interesting people all day. In this regard, we are in a privileged profession. The pleasures are many: connecting with someone at a profound level of intimacy that is rare in other situations, learning about other cultural and psychological perspectives on matters of great importance to the human condition, and helping others enrich their lives and make changes for the better." -Glen Gabbard, psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, author, and editor

For more information on PPC's training programs, visit: http://www.pghpsa.org/training-in-psychodynamic-psychotherapy-part-time-training-in-psychoanalysis/


Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center Library (View)
401 Shady Ave., Suite B-101
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
United States


Education > Classes
Education > Workshops

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


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