Please join us for the 35th Annual SICP Weekend! This beloved tradition is an opportunity to enhance our clinical understanding while enjoying relaxing community time. We will be in a serene mountainside retreat at the Edith Macy Conference Center (www.edithmacy.org). CEU credits will be offered under the auspices of ICP.
Balin Anderson and Gabriel DeCicco will respectively explore and discuss the clinical implications of a therapist’s pregnancy and gender transition. They will highlight the similarities and differences inherent in these “coming out” experiences. When transitioning to a congruent gender identity or choosing to gestate in order to become a parent, the therapist finds themself undertaking necessary, involuntary, and inevitable disclosures. Notably, these disclosures cannot be delayed until the analyst feels sufficiently comfortable, unambivalent, and “analyzed.” Rather, clinical disclosures of pregnancy and transition must be made alongside and concurrently with the analyst’s own evolving intrapsychic process vis a vis gender identity and pregnancy. Gabriel and Balin will share clinical vignettes where the therapist’s gender transition or pregnancy heightens the therapeutic dyad’s focus on embodiment, dependency, sexuality, transferential and countertransferential constellations, and shifts in identity and roles both in and outside of the treatment room. Finally, they will ask attendees to reflect on their own experiences of such disclosures in the course of their own work.
Balin Anderson, LCSW is a graduate of Psychodynamic and Psychoanalytic training programs at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy in NYC. She received her MSW from the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St Louis. Balin maintains a private practice in Denver, Colorado, where she lives with her husband Nilesh, daughter Willa, and dog Hudson.
Gabriel DeCicco, LCSW-R is a graduate of Psychodynamic and Psychoanalytic training programs at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy in NYC. He serves on the board for The Society of the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy. He received his MSW from the NYU School of Social Work. Gabriel has a private practice one block East of Herald Square in Manhattan.
Writer Anne Lamott describes writing as a process in which we access “the river of the unconscious.” Working with the unconscious is integral to writing just as it is integral to psychoanalytic work. In this workshop we will merge the two, clinical work and writing. We will talk about the writing process and we will write in short spurts in response to prompts. (You will not have to share any of your writing unless you choose to). These prompts will give you insight to your patients, your countertransference and to aspects of the work that you may not have been aware of or thought about in the past. We will also spend some time talking about psychoanalytic writing, how one generates ideas, and mapping out a potential paper.
Sandy Silverman, LCSW is faculty and supervisor at ICP, The Stephen Mitchell Relational Study Center and The Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center. She has written papers on analytic vulnerability, gender and trauma. Her work has been published in Psychoanalytic Dialogues, Studies in Gender and Sexuality and she has chapters in various analytic books. She is in private practice in NYC.
Friday March 27
7pm Dinner with facilitated discussion to follow
Saturday March 28
7-9am Breakfast for Friday night guests
10:30am Morning program
3:30pm Afternoon program
5:30-6:30pm Leisure time
7:30pm Dinner with karaoke & dancing to follow
Sunday March 29
9:15am Sound Healing and Meditation for Vicarious Traumatization
Edith Macy Conference Center is a serene retreat center located on 400 wooded acres.
Contact Mara Nellis at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-252-2116 for more information or with any registration questions.
SICP Weekend Committee
Mara Nellis, LCSW, Co-Chair
Erin O’Mara, LCSW, Co-Chair
Thomas Bow, LCSW
Gabriel DeCicco, LCSW
Betsy Levine, LCSW, President
Robin Mathews, LCSW, Treasurer
Erin O’Mara, LCSW, Vice President
Gabriel DeCicco, LCSW, Member-at-Large
DRIVING DIRECTIONS FROM NEW YORK CITY Major Deegan North (1-87). Exit Saw Mill Parkway North. Exit Taconic State Parkway North (Exit #26). Exit Pleasantville Road, (Not Pleasantville, 117, Not Pleasantville 9A). Turn left onto Pleasantville Road. Make your second right onto Chappaqua Road (before the overpass). Chappaqua Road appears as if leading you back to the Parkway. Continue straight for approximately 2 miles passing lake on your right. Conference Center will be on your left. Guest parking is on the right. Shuttle service is available from the guest parking lot. Please use the phone located in the kiosk for shuttle service. Allow approximately 5 minutes for pickup.
TRAIN Take the Metro-North line, which is accessible from Grand Central Station, to the Chappaqua station stop. The train ride is approximately 55 Minutes. We are located less than 10 minutes from Chappaqua station.
*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.