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The Imaginative Bridge to Relational Contact: From the Random to the Meaningful presented by Loren Sobel, M.D.
Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center Library
Pittsburgh, PA
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The Imaginative Bridge to Relational Contact: From the Random to the Meaningful presented by Loren Sobel, M.D.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.  


Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center
401 Shady Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA  15206

Cost:  $40 with CEs/CMEs
      $20 General Admission
What unconscious processes may be active within the analytic field of patient and analyst when clinical moments enter the awareness of one or both participants initially feeling random or arbitrary? As these seemingly random and arbitrary moments emerge unbidden, what shape may these emerging experiences take as they effervesce at the fringe of our awareness? How might we capture these emerging experiences in their embryonic form and hold them long enough to grow them into meaningful moments of relational contact? In this presentation I aim to illustrate how clinical moments that initially feel arbitrary or random may capture unconscious bidirectional communications within the analytic field that hold the potential for significant meanings if we can linger in these seemingly random moments long enough to let our imaginations act.

Learning Objectives:
1. Participants will be able to provide a clinical example where moments that initially feel random or arbitrary may capture unconscious bidirectional communications that hold potential for significant  meanings.
2. Participants will be able to identify how the use of an imaginative objecta shared scenecan form a bridge between initial seemingly random moments and moments of meaningful relational contact and understanding.
3. Participants will be able to discuss how  Interpersonal/Relational Field theory may inform technical ways to think about and work with these seemingly random or arbitrary moments.

About Our Presenter:
Loren Sobel M.D. earned his medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and completed his psychiatry residency at the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic at the University of Pittsburgh where he served as Chief Resident for Psychotherapy Training.

He is a recent clinical graduate of the Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center and currently teaches part of the advanced curriculum for the James T. McLaughlin Training Program in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. He is a volunteer Clinical Faculty member at the University of Pittsburgh where he teaches the introductory course and an advanced elective in psychodynamic psychotherapy to psychiatry residents. Dr. Sobel serves on the board of the Clinic Without Walls, a low-fee clinic that provides psychodynamic psychotherapy to the community for those who are uninsured or underinsured.

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.


Need more information?  Call Pittsburgh Psychoanaltyic Center @ 412-661-4224 or email:  administration@pghpsa.org


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


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


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