Society of the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy

SICP Lectures Series 2020-2021:

For more information about SICP’s lectures, please visit http://sicplectureseries.blogspot.com/

Note: All lectures are Friday nights, from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. At this time, all lectures will be held virtually via Zoom.

If you have questions about SICP lectures, contact Barbara Bolas, PhD, at sicp.lectures.barbara@gmail.com

SICP Lecture with Tony Bass, PhD
Friday, March 5, 2021
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

SICP Lecture with Jody Messler Davies, PhD
Friday, May 7, 2021
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Imagining Psychoanalysis:

I’s Wide Open— Imagination, Seeing and Change

with Anthony Bass, PhD

Friday, March 5, 2021

7:00-9:00pm EST, online Zoom

You can’t depend on your eyes, when your imagination is out of focus.” Mark Twain

“The possible’s slow fuse is lit by the imagination.” Emily Dickinson

This presentation will consider the crucial role of imagination in psychoanalytic work, and its relation to therapeutic creativity. We will explore some differences between imagination and fantasy, and examine the ways in which learning to gain increasingly free access to one’s own imaginary realms in the presence of our patients facilitates points of access to our patients’ and our own internal worlds. We will see how expanding our imagination’s reach deepens psychoanalytic work, and allows freer uses of enactment and enhanced access to other transference/countertransference encounters that lead to change, growth and access to unconscious experience for patient and therapist alike. The structure of the evening will include a brief talk, followed by discussion and the application of these ideas to challenging therapeutic moments.

About the Presenter: 

Anthony Bass, PhD is an associate professor and consulting supervising analyst at the NYU Postdoctoral Program, and on the faculty, and training and supervising analyst at the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. He is a member of the faculty at the Manhattan Institute, ICP, the National Institute for the Psychotherapies National Training Program, the Institute for Relational Psychoanalysis of Philadelphia and the Stephen Mitchell Center for Relational Studies, where he is a founder and president. He is editor emeritus of Psychoanalytic Dialogues, and a founding director of IARPP. He is on the board of the Sandor Ferenczi Center of New York City, and has been a visiting professor at the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute. He leads clinical study groups and leads workshops throughout the US and Europe.

Registration for this event has closed. 


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About SICP

SICP is the professional society of ICP, The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, a New York State not-for-profit corporation with offices at 33 West 60th Street, New York, NY.

SICP sponsors educational activities that further professional discourse within ICP as well as in the broader psychoanalytic community.

The SICP Lecture Series is an annual series of four lectures on topics of interest to the psychoanalytic and psychotherapeutic community, including The Schwartz Memorial Lecture, which is co-sponsored by The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy.

In addition, each year SICP hosts ‘SICP Weekend,’ a weekend-long retreat comprised of several lectures as well as additional opportunities for learning, networking and connection.


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SICP membership runs from January 1st through December 31st.
 
Please note: 2019 ICP graduates receive complimentary membership! Please email us at robinmathewslcsw@gmail.com to register your membership with SICP.
 
For SICP Membership, mail a check made out to “SICP” to:
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NY, NY 10128
 

 

Continuing Education Information

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 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.