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Contemporary Freudian Society

Finding Unconscious Fantasy in Narrative, Body Pain and Trauma

One Session Program (3 Contact Hours)

Presenters: Paula Ellman, Carolyn Ellman, Nancy Goodman, Janice Lieberman, Batya Monder, and Arlene Kramer Richards
Date: Sunday, December 3, 2017
Location: Mt. Sinai’s Goldwurm Auditorium, Madison Ave @ 98th St, NYC
Time: 1:00-4:00pm

Nancy Goodman and Paula Ellman chair the two parts of this program introducing discoveries from their new book, Finding Unconscious Fantasy in Narrative, Trauma, and Body Pain: A Clinical Guide (publisher, Routledge 2017. The presentations by contributors in the book demonstrate the way Trauma and Body Pain join and interweave with Narrative in discovering dimensions of unconscious life causing pain and conflict for patients.  Emphasis is on the processes involved to make contact with the patient and with unconscious fantasies appearing as scenes in the “theater of the mind”. Contributors to the book present close process material with patients where body pain and trauma mix with unconscious fantasy.   Throughout these explorations of “finding unconscious fantasy” the interplay of transference and countertransference is focal as enactments evolve to uncover the unsymbolized traumatic mind along with fantasy narratives. Learning how therapeutic work progresses to uncover unconscious fantasy will benefit all psychoanalytic therapists who wish to know more about the psychoanalytic dialogue especially when trauma occupies the mind.

Nancy Goodman: Introduction – Part I

Nancy Goodman: The “Finding Theater” A Schema for Finding Unconscious Fantasy

Janice Lieberman: “Not Quite a Princess”: A Clinical Case

Carolyn Ellman: “Mirror, Mirror on the wall: who’s the fairest of us all.”  Comments on

Janice Lieberman’s case

Paula Ellman: Introduction – Part II    

Arlene Kramer Richards: “Fantasy and Trauma”

Paula Ellman: “A Soma Case of Pain”

Batya Monder: “Discussion of Paula Ellman’s case”

Participants are contributors to a recent book: Finding Unconscious Fantasy in Narrative, Trauma and Body Pain: A Clinical Guide (Routledge, 2017).

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Carolyn S. Ellman, PhD, Adjunct Clinical Professor and Supervisor, NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis; Fellow (Training and Supervising Analyst) and Faculty, Institute of Psychoanalytic Training and Research; Training and Supervising Analyst, Contemporary Freudian Society; Member of IPA and CIPS; Senior Editor of The Modern Freudians; Contemporary Psychoanalytic Technique by Jason Aronson 2000 and Omnipotent Fantasies and the Vulnerable Self, Jason Aronson 1997; Co-Editor, A New Freudian Synthetic, Clinical Process in a New Generation, Karnac Books 2011 (with Andrew Druck, Bert Freedman, and Aaron Thaler).  Wrote several articles on Envy, including (2000) The Empty Mother: Women’s Fear of Their Destructive Envy, Psychoanalytic Quarterly.  Private Practice in New York.

Paula L. Ellman, PhD, ABPP, is a training and supervising analyst in the Contemporary Freudian Society (CFS) and the IPA.  She is Vice President of the CFS Board, a Member of the Committee on Women and Psychoanalysis of the IPA (COWAP) and a Board Member of the North America Psychoanalytic Confederation (NAPsaC) representing the CFS.  She is Visiting Professor at the Sino-American Continuing Training Project for Wuhan Hospital for Psychotherapy, Wuhan China.    She is a co-editor on “Battling the Life and Death Forces of Sadomasochism:  A Clinical Book” published by Karnac Press.  And is co-editing with Nancy Goodman “Finding Unconscious Fantasy in Narrative, Trauma and Body Pain: A Clinical Guide”, Routledge, 2017 and “The Courage to Fight Violence Against Women: Psychoanalytic and Multidisciplinary Approaches”, Karnac,2017.  She has a private practice in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis in North Bethesda, Maryland.

Nancy Goodman, PhD, is a training and supervising analyst with the Contemporary Freudian Society, Washington DC, and the IPA. Recent publications extend her work in unconscious fantasy and trauma and violence in the mind: Finding Unconscious Fantasy in Narrative, Trauma, and Body Pain: A Clinical Guide (edited with Paula Ellman, Routledge, 2017) and The Courage to Fight Violence against Women (edited with Paula Ellman, Karnac, 2017).  Other recent work includes: The Power of Witnessing: Reflections, Reverberations, and Traces of the Holocaust (edited with Marilyn Meyers, Routledge, 2012), Battling the Life and Death Forces of Sadomasochism (edited with Harriet Basseches & Paula Ellman, Karnac, 2013). Dr. Goodman has held Chair positions in the Training Institute including Director, the Progressions Committee, and now the Curriculum Committee. She is Director of the online Virtual Psychoanalytic Museum, www.thevirtualpsychoanalyticmuseum.org and maintains a psychoanalytic practice in Bethesda, Maryland.

Janice S. Lieberman, PhD, is a Training and Supervising Analyst, Faculty Member and is on the Board of Directors at IPTAR (Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research). She served on the Editorial Board of JAPA for ten years and is the author of many papers and presentations on gender, deception, body narcissism, greed and envy and psychoanalysis and art. She is co- author (with Helen Gediman) of “The Many Faces of Deceit: Omissions, Lies and Disguise in Psychotherapy” and is the author of “Body Talk: Looking and Being Looked at in Psychotherapy”. She is working on her next book on loss of integrity tentatively titled “Psychoanalysis and Cultural Change: Clinical Evolutions on the Superego, Body and Gender” (Routledge). She is on the IPA Committee on the Study of Gender and Sexual Diversity.

Batya R. Monder, MSW, BCD, FIPA, is a training and supervising analyst at the Contemporary Freudian Society (CFS) and a member of the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (IPTAR). She also serves on the IPA Committee on Perspectives on Aging.  She teaches in the CFS psychotherapy program and has given electives on aging at CFS and at the Confederation of Independent Psychoanalytic Societies (CIPS).  She was the Editor of The Round Robin, a psychoanalytic newsletter of Section I of Division 39 of the American Psychological Association, from 2002 to 2007. She has written and presented on enactment, shame, perversion, and sexual abuse. She maintains a private practice in Manhattan.

Arlene Kramer Richards is a Training and Supervising Analyst with the Contemporary Freudian Society, a Fellow of the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, and a member of the International Psychoanalytical Association.  She is a Professor at the Tianjin Medical School in Wuhan, China.  Her most recent book is “Listening to Understand” published in 2016 and edited by Nancy Goodman.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the program, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the modalities involved in the process of finding unconscious fantasy particularly in working with patients with trauma and body pain.
  2. Apply an understanding of the process of finding unconscious fantasy to working both in the concrete and in metaphor with psychoanalytic case material.
  3. Identify the way enactment processes bring about symbolization of unconscious fantasy.
Continuing Education Contact Hours:

Social Workers: The Psychoanalytic Training Institute of the Contemporary Freudian Society SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0087.  CE credits are granted to participants with documented attendance of the entire program and completed online evaluation form.  No partial credits will be offered.  It is the responsibility of the participants seeking CE credits to comply with these requirements.  Upon completion of this program and online evaluation form, participants will be granted 3 CE credits.

Psychoanalysts: The Psychoanalytic Training Institute of the Contemporary Freudian Society is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts #P-0021.  CE credits are granted to participants with documented attendance of the entire program and completed online evaluation form.  No partial credits will be offered.  It is the responsibility of the participants seeking CE credits to comply with these requirements.  Upon completion of this program and online evaluation form, participants will be granted 3 CE credits.

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 $50
Non-CFS Members $60
Candidates and Students with Valid ID $25
No Refunds
For further information regarding this course, please contact Connie Stroboulis at ConnieS3@aol.com or 732-446-4867.
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