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Contemporary Freudian Society

Listening to Unconscious Dialogue: Creating Meaningful Contact in the Analytic Dyad

One Session Program (6.5 Contact Hours)

Presenters: Speakers: Stefano Bolognini, MD and Abbot Bronstein, PhD; Presenters: Maurice Apprey, PhD, CFS Training Analyst and Debra Zatz, MSW, CFS Member; Discussants: Daniel Ciudin, MD, CFS Member, and Shelley Rockwell, PhD, CFS Training Analyst
Date: Saturday, October 14, 2017
Location: Hyatt Regency Bethesda, 1 Bethesda Metro Center, Bethesda, MD 20814
Time: 9:00am-5:00pm

We are thrilled to have these two leaders in Psychoanalytic Theory and Practice join us for a fascinating clinical demonstration and discussion of psychoanalysis today.

Dr. Stefano Bolognini, President of the International Psychoanalytic Association, will discuss his thoughts about Intersubjective, Interpersonal and Interpsychic Theory and Practice.  Dr. Bolognini is with the Italian Psychoanalytic Society.

Dr. Abbot Bronstein will talk about the influence of the Contemporary British Kleinians on clinical practice, looking closely at the moment to moment unfolding of the process.  Dr. Bronstein is with the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis.

Both will respond to a clinical case, each from their own perspective.  There will be time throughout the day for lively discussion among all participants.

Stefano Bolognini, MD, Honorary Member of the Contemporary Freudian Society, is a Psychiatrist, Training, Supervising & Teaching Analyst and former President of the Italian Psychoanalytic Society.  Dr Bolognini became IPA Board Representative for Europe and then President of the International Psychoanalytic Association from 2013 to 2017.  During the 4 years, he regularly visited the psychoanalytic societies in the 3 regions, connecting them with the IPA community.  Dr Bolognini has published 210 papers and is the Author of several books including “Secret Passages – Theory and Technique of the Interpsychic Relationship” plus a collection of tales “Like Wind Like Wave”.  “Psychoanalytic Empathy” has been published in Italian, English, German, French, Spanish and Brazilian – Portuguese.  He is the founder of the “IPA Encyclopaedic Dictionary of Psychoanalysis” and of the new IPA Regions e – Journal “Psychoanalysis Today”.   Dr Bolognini lives and practices in Bologna, Italy.

Abbot A. Bronstein, PhD is a Psychoanalyst, Faculty and Member of the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis.  Dr Bronstein is a Training, Supervising Analyst in the IPA.   He was recently honored as The Distinguished Analyst at the meetings of the American Psychoanalytic Association.  He is an associate editor of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis and the Editor of the Analyst at Work section of the IJP.  Dr Bronstein introduced the European Working Party Groups to North America and is Chair of the North America Comparative Clinical Methods working party group.  He has published numerous papers including, most recently “Mrs. Klein, The Contemporary Kleinians and the Drives:  Drive Theory and Clinical Work”, “It Takes Two: What Makes a Psychoanalytic Treatment a Psychoanalysis”.

Learning Objectives:

After attending this program, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the concept of unconscious fantasy as it emerges in the transference;
  2. Explain a variety of meanings of the concept of “Here and Now” as applied to clinical case material;
  3. State an example of a “Here and Now” interpretation from a Contemporary Kleinian point of view
  4. Explain the differences between the concepts of “intersubjective”, “interpersonal” and interpsychic”;
  5. Describe the therapeutic utilization of the symbolic equivalence between bodily and psychic functions in treatments;
  6. Describe the distinction between “interpsychic” and “transpsychic”, both conceptually and as applied to clinical case material
Continuing Education Contact Hours:

Physicians: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society, and The Contemporary Freudian Society. MedChi is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. MedChi designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  The Contemporary Freudian Society is authorized by MedChi to grant CMEs for this program.  Upon completion of this program and online survey, participants will be granted certificates for   6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 credits.

Psychologists: The Contemporary Freudian Society is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  The Contemporary Freudian Society maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  CE credits are granted to participants with documented attendance of the entire program and completed evaluation form.  It is the responsibility of the participants seeking CE credits to comply with these requirements.  Upon completion of this program and evaluation form, participants will be granted 6.5 CE credits.

Social Workers: The Social Work Boards of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia will grant continuing education credits to social workers attending a program offered by an APA authorized sponsor, provided they comply with the requirements stated above for Psychologists.

Professional Counselors:  The Boards of Professional Counselors in the District of Columbia and Virginia will accept continuing education credits for Counselors attending a program offered by an APA-authorized sponsor, provided they comply with the requirements stated above for psychologists.  The Board of Professional Counselors in Maryland will accept CE credits granted by a program that is recognized by the Maryland Board of Examiners for Psychologists and Social Workers.

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.

CFS Members $200
Non-CFS Members $240
Candidates and Students with Valid ID $100
No Refunds
For further information regarding this course, please contact Connie Stroboulis at or 732-446-4867.
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