RELATIONAL FREEDOM AND THERAPEUTIC ACTION presented by Donnel B. Stern, Ph.D.
SUGGESTED AUDIENCE: PSYCHIATRISTS, PSYCHOLOGISTS, SOCIAL WORKERS, COUNSELORS AND OTHER MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
Kenmawr Building Community Room
401 Shady Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Cost: $80 with CEs/CMEs
$40 General Admission
Relational freedom is Dr. Stern's own interpersonal and relational conception of the field in psychoanalysis and psychotherapy. He considers the emergent qualities of the interpersonal field, which never include the patient or analyst alone, but always both participants. Building on the foundation of unformulated experience, dissociation and enactment, Dr. Stern considers how the interpersonal field can both facilitate and inhibit experiencing. Greater freedom in the interpersonal field makes the freedom to experience possible, and therefore underpins therapeutic action. Changes in the kinds of relatedness that are facilitated and inhibited involve a mode of therapeutic action that is always co-present with the more traditional approaches emphasizing understanding and interpretation of transference-countertransference. Case material will be presented to illustrate these ideas in practice.
About Dr. Stern:
Donnel B. Stern, Ph.D. is a psychoanalyst and psychotherapist in private practice in New York City. He is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the William Alanson White Institute in New York and an Adjunct Clinical Professor and Consultant at the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. He is the author of Unformulated Experience: From Dissociation to Imagination in Psychoanalysis (1997), Partners in Thought: Working with Unformulated Experience, Dissociation and Enactment (2010), with I. Hirsch, Interpersonal Perspectives in Psychoanalysis, 1960s-1990s: Rethinking Transference and Countertransference (2017), with I. Hirsch, Further Developments in Contemporary Interpersonal Psychoanalysis, 1980s-2010s: Evolving Interest in the Analysts Subjectivity (2017) and The Infinity of the Unsaid: Unformulated experience, Language, and the Nonverbal (2018). The current presentation is drawn from his text Relational Freedom: Emergent Properties of the Interpersonal Field (2015). He is also the founder and editor of Psychoanalysis in a New Key, a book series published by Routledge.
At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:
1. Define and explain Dr. Sterns conceptions of the interpersonal field, emergent experience as unbidden, enactment as the interpersonalization of dissociation and the freeing of clinical relatedness as an ever-present mode of therapeutic action.
2. Analyze a clinical case example, explaining how relaxation of constrictions in the interpersonal field might be mutative and how this might be facilitated.
Continuing Medical Education Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the American Psychoanalytic Association and Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum number 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 the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.
APA-American Psychological Association Statement:
Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education programs for psychologists. Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center maintains responsibility for the program and its content.
This program is being offered for 2.0 continuing education credits.
Participants must pay tuition fee, sign in, attend the entire seminar, and complete an evaluation in order to receive a certificate of completion. Participants not fulfilling these requirements will not receive a certificate. Partial credit is not available.
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401 Shady Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
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