Workshops & Modules

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Upcoming PCGS Workshops & Modules

Basic Principles of Psychoanalysis 


with Allana Stark, LCSW
July 16, 23, 30, August 6, 13, 20, 27, 2021; 3:00pm – 4:30pm EST

This course will be held virtually via Zoom.

The purpose of this course is to introduce clinicians that have not had previous training in psychoanalysis to the fundamental theoretical and technical principles of the psychoanalytic lens in clinical work.  One goal of this class is to consider the difficult relationship psychoanalysis has had in its history with LGBTQ+ identities and expression, cultural difference, gender, and race, among many other individual, intersectional levels of identity, and to consider the impact this has for both clinicians and patients within the LGBTQ+ community who endeavor to use some of what psychoanalysis has to offer.  We will explore how the development of psychoanalysis offers us thoughts about frame, neutrality, and boundaries that can assist us to create a space in which the deepest levels of a client’s psyche can be engaged in the work. As well, we will trace how, over the development of multiple psychoanalytic traditions, different takes on the basic principles show us that there has come to be a dynamic, parallel, unfolding conversation within the psychoanalytic community around what the mechanism of therapeutic action is, and how and why therapy can be mutative.  Among the concepts we will explore are:

  • The psychoanalytic frame, what it is and why it matters;
  • The meaning and clinical use of transference and counter-transference dynamics;
  • What is meant by the unconscious and how is it engaged in clinical work;
  • Neutrality and issues of self-disclosure and boundaries;
  • Theories of therapeutic change and how they impact interpretation and the clinical stance;
  • Trauma/rupture, working through, and repair in therapy, and in a world of modern psychoanalytic theory that is, increasingly, written for, about, and by persons whose identities psychoanalytic history has at one time pathologized or ignored; and
  • What it means to listen analytically, and why it matters, both in the consultation room, and in our continuing writing, thinking, and teaching about how what we do fosters human growth and well-being.

About the Presenter: 

Allana Stark, LCSW, JD, is a graduate of ICP’s PCGS and Four Year Analytic Programs, and NIP’s Integrative Trauma Program.  She is a supervisor and faculty at ICP and a member of the PCGS Executive Committee.  She is in private practice in New York and Florida (teletherapy).

Upcoming PCGS Workshops & Modules

Basic Principles of Psychoanalysis 
with Allana Stark, LCSW
July 16, 23, 30, August 6, 13, 20, 27, 2021; 3:00pm – 4:30pm

Book Event: Working with Survivor Siblings in Psychoanalysis: Ability and Disability in Clinical Process
with Johanna Dobrich, LCSW
Sunday, September 12, 2021; 11:00am – 2:00pm

In Depth Clinical Work with Transgender Patients
Presenters TBD
Saturday, September 18, 2021; 10:00am – 5:00pm

LGBTQ Experience; Then and Now
with Gary Jacobson, LCSW and Kathleen Miller, LCSW
Fridays, October 8, 15, 29, November 5, 12, 19, 2021; 1:30pm – 3:00pm

Suicidality in the LGBT Community
with TBD
Reschedule date pending

To be notified when registration opens for these events, please sign up for our mailing list here.

 

For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations please contact Tobin Berliner at 212-333-3444 ext 109 or pcgs@icpnyc.org
Refund Policy: Please note that refunds for all PCGS events are available up until one week before the start of the workshop or module, unless otherwise stated.

Looking for more PCGS-sponsored workshops and modules?

PCGS is a co-sponsor of the Sex Therapy Collaborative, which brings relational, intersectional sex therapy training to NYC. Please visit http://icpnyc.org/stc for a full schedule of upcoming events!

 


 

Continuing Education Information

AASECT CE Credit Information

Select programs meet the requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and are approved for CE credits. These CE credits may be applied toward AASECT Certification and renewal of certification.

NYS Continuing Education Information

*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 NYS Education Department 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.