Institute-Wide Workshops & Events

Psychotherapy and Aging:
Trauma, Transference and Existential Issues in the Treatment of Older Adults
  

with Amy Schaffer Ph.D.
Saturday, December 4, 2021 – 9:30am-12:30pm EST

This workshop will take place virtually on Zoom.

3 CE credits available. 

In this workshop we will combat ageist assumptions about the limitations of what psychotherapy can offer the aged. Although our field has largely neglected this population, psychodynamic treatment of older adults can be extremely effective—in many cases not only relieving suffering but leading to striking psychological change and more fulfilling lives. Aspects of treatment that we will explore include existential issues, life narrative and the experienced self, transference and countertransference, plus current and revived trauma. We will also explore specific challenges entailed in this work. I will present clinical material and participants will be invited to share theirs as well.

About the presenter:

Amy Schaffer, Ph.D. is a faculty member and supervisor at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy and the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center. She currently serves on the Executive Board of the New York State Psychological Association’s Division of Adult Aging and Development. A licensed psychologist in New York State, she received her certification in Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy from the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy in New York City, where she founded and directed the Two-year Training Program in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.  Her background also includes psychodrama, psychological research, and college teaching.  She has a private practice in Manhattan and has worked clinically with older adults for 40 years. She has published papers in journals and is the author of Blooming in December: Psychodynamic Psychotherapy with Older Adults.

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*The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy 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.

*The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education credit for licensed social workers.

*The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy 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 mental health counselors.

*The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy 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 marriage and family therapists.

*The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists.