Premature termination is very frequent and is a harmful threat to all treatments. It is an ethical responsibility for therapists to be aware of this threat and address it from the beginning, throughout the clinical work, and beyond the end of treatment. In this presentation, the Novicks will highlight the risks of termination at each phase and suggest an ethical technical approach to prevent breaches.
Jack Novick and Kerry Kelly Novick are child, adolescent and adult psychoanalysts on the faculties of numerous psychoanalytic institutes around the country. They are both Training and Supervising Analysts of the International Psychoanalytic Association. They trained with Anna Freud in London, England, and, in addition to their clinical work, have been active in teaching, research, professional organizations, and the community. They joined other colleagues to found the award-winning non-profit Allen Creek Preschool in Ann Arbor and the international Alliance for Psychoanalytic Schools.
Jack and Kerry Novick have written extensively since the 1960’s, with many book chapters and over 100 articles published in major professional journals. Their book “Fearful Symmetry: The Development and Treatment of Sadomasochism” appeared in 1996 and was re-issued in paperback in 2007. “Working with Parents Makes Therapy Work,” appeared in March 2005, and “Good Goodbyes: Knowing How to End in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis,” was published in March 2006. All three have been translated into several other languages.
“Emotional Muscle: Strong Parents, Strong Children,” a book originally aimed to parents and teachers, came out in 2010 and is now being used as a developmental textbook in psychoanalytic, social work and residency trainings. Their newest book, “Freedom to Choose: Two Systems of Self-Regulation” was published in December, 2016.
After attending this program, participants will be able to:
- List three techniques that address termination issues at all stages of treatment.
- Describe one important ethical factor that therapists/analysts need to consider when patients talk about ending therapy or analysis.
- Articulate two ethical dimensions of teaching about and supervising cases that involve endings.
Who should attend
The instructional level for this activity is advanced.
CFS Members $90
Non-CFS Members $120
Candidates and Students with Valid ID $25
For further information regarding this course, please contact Connie Stroboulis at ConnieS3@aol.com or 732-446-4867.