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These events are of interest to both the general public as well mental health professionals.
This paper explores the impact of depression on adult couple relationships and proposes that a couple’s relationship, itself, might, sometimes, be considered “depressed.” Couple relationships are most vulnerable to break down during pregnancy and their children’s infancy. At this time the couple must manage several demanding developmental tasks, both as individuals and as a couple. The phenomenon of postnatal/ perinatal depression in new parents is well recognized. The concept of couples being “perinatally depressed” offers other ways of understanding the complexity of couples’ developmental tasks. The long-term trans-generational consequences of emotional learning by both parents and children at this time crucially influence the making of future couple relationships. These issues are explored with reference to psychotherapy with two couples experiencing depression perinatally.
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Molly Ludlam, MA having recently retired from clinical practice as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist with couples, individuals, and parents, she now focuses on teaching, consulting, writing and editing. She is the Founding Editor of the International Journal of Couple and Family Psychoanalysis. Other publications include Couple Attachments: Theoretical and Clinical Studies (2007), co-edited with V.Nyberg; and most recently “Failure in Couple Relationships and in Couple Psychotherapy” (2014) in: B. Willock, R. Coleman, Curtis & L. Bohm, (Eds), Understanding and Coping with Failure: Psychoanalytic Perspectives; “Sitting with Marital Tensions: the work of Henry Dicks in applying Fairbairn’s ideas to couple relationships, “(2014), in: D. Scharff & G. Clarke (Eds) Fairbairn and the Object Relations Tradition; and “The Perinatally Depressed Couple and the Imperative of Mourning” (2014) in: K.Cullen, E. Bondi, J. Fewell, E. Francis, & M. Ludham (Eds). Making Spaces: Putting Psychoanalytic Thinking to Work. She was recently appointed to serve as External Examiner at Tavistock Relationships, UK, from 2016-2019.
Psychotherapy of New York, NY LCSW, PC, CEP #0263 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. Course completion certificates will be awarded via email, to those who have attended the full length of all sessions in a course, after the completion of an online course evaluation.
These clinical seminars will focus on the contribution the Modern Kleinians have made to working with patients with more severe pathology. Typically, they struggle with either absent or persecutory internalized objects, cruel superegos, feelings of fragmentation, and a failure of self-object differentiation. Primitive defenses including projective identification, splitting, denial, manic triumph, as well as omnipotent solutions and devaluation are used in an attempt to avoid overwhelming feelings of anxiety, despair, and/or narcissistic humiliation. These patients are prone to develop intense and primitive transferences which in turn provoke disturbing counter- transference responses, since the analyst is made to carry what the patient experiences as terrifying.
In this seminar series, we will have three participants present their case and the group will work on coming to an understanding of the unconscious communications that the analyst is being asked to contain. Willingness to present is understood as a prerequisite to attend.
Several of the articles we will read as supplement to the clinical material we will hear are as follows:
– Steiner, J. (1987). The Interplay Between Pathological Organizations and the Paranoid-Schizoid and Depressive Positions. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 68:69-80.
– Steiner, J. (1994). Patient-Centered and Analyst-Centered Interpretations: Some Implications of Containment and Countertransference. Psychoanal. Inq., 14:406-422
– Felman, M. (1993). The Dynamics or Reassurance. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 74:275-285
– Roth, P. (1994). Being True to a False Object: A View of Identification. Psychoanal. Inq., 14:393-405.
Phillida Rosnick, PhD is a Training and supervising analyst at CFS. She is a member of APsaA, IPA and a Guest Member of the British Psychoanalytical Society. She is on the faculty of the PTI-CFS.
Ann Rudovsky, LCSW is a Training and Supervising analyst at CFS. She is a member of APsaA, and the IPA. She is on the Faculty of the PTI-CFS.
At the conclusion of this program participants will be able to:
Social Workers: The Psychoanalytic Training Institute of the Contemporary Freudian Society 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 6 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 6 CE credits.
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.
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