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Oct
18
6:00 PM18:00

Bruce Reis, PhD:  “Performative and Enactive Features of Psychoanalytic Witnessing"

Bruce Reis, PhD:  “Performative and Enactive Features of Psychoanalytic Witnessing"

With Response by Gretchen Schmutz, PhD

Friday, October 18, 2019

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

401 S. State State St., 8th Floor, Chicago, IL 60609

Fee: $50 (3 CEUs)

Live Streaming Available. Complete Registration and then contact Elree Smith at esmith@icsw.edu for access.

In his paper, Dr. Reis will attempt to broaden the conception of witnessing in analytic work with traumatized patients by extending the idea to incorporate the patient’s developing and varied capacity for witnessing, as well as a witnessing that occurs within the analytic relationship itself. Actions occurring as part of traumatic repetition are understood to represent memory phenomena and are distinguished from dissociated self-state experience. These experiences are not therapeutically intended to be symbolized, but rather lived-through with the analyst, thus transforming the patient’s own relation to the experience. I suggest that the scene in which this living-through takes place is the transference–countertransference matrix, and that it is the analytic encounter that allows traumatic repetition to take on the quality of a communication, an address to another, rather than remain meaningless reproduction. A clinical vignette illustrates the turning of trauma’s imperative for  witnessing into an address in the analytic encounter.  

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Bruce Reis, PhD, FIPA, is a Fellow and Faculty Member at the Institute for  Psychoanalytic Training and Research, New York; an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor in the New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis; and a member of the Boston Change Process Study Group. He is North American book review editor for the International Journal of Psychoanalysis and serves on the editorial boards of The Psychoanalytic Quarterly and Psychoanalytic Dialogues. He is the co-editor (with Robert Grossmark) of Heterosexual Masculinities (Routledge, 2009).

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Gretchen Schmutz, PhD is a psychologist and psychoanalyst practicing in Chicago. She is currently an instructor at the Institute for Clinical Social Work teaching courses in psychoanalytic theory and practice. For many years, she was adjunct faculty at Northwestern University Medical School teaching psychoanalytic technique. Dr. Schmutz was a consultant for Little Friends for more than 15 years providing workshops, seminars, and case consultations in order to bring a psychoanalytic understanding to work with children suffering from primitive mental states and severe developmental trauma.

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The Joseph Palombo Center for Neuroscience & Psychoanalytic Social Work-The Fall Conference 2019: Order, Borders, and Disorders:  Toward a Neuropsychodynamic Understanding of Personality Disorders
Oct
12
8:00 AM08:00

The Joseph Palombo Center for Neuroscience & Psychoanalytic Social Work-The Fall Conference 2019: Order, Borders, and Disorders: Toward a Neuropsychodynamic Understanding of Personality Disorders

Joseph Palombo Center for Neuroscience and Psychoanalytic Social Work 

Presents:

2019 Fall Conference

Saturday, October 12th

Registration: 8:00 AM

 

Order, Borders, and Disorders: Toward a Neuropsychodynamic Understanding of Personality Disorders

 Keynote: Elsa Ronningstam, Ph.D.

Discussant: Anne R. Gearity, Ph.D.

 Clinical Case Presentations by

 Andrea H. Alpert, Ph.D.

 Irma P Khelghati, Psy.D.

Traditionally, presenting symptoms, such as used in DSM categories, have been used to classify personality disorders. The psychoanalytic perspective has provided an understanding of the unconscious psychodynamics that underlies these symptoms. In this conference, the presenters will enlarge on both these approaches by exploring the neuropsychological processes that underly these disorders. Two case presentations and clinical discussions will be used to illustrate how these different approaches may be integrated and ordered to deepen psychotherapists’ understanding of these disorders.

 

 

LOCATION

INSTITUTE FOR CLINICAL SOCIAL WORK

ROBERT MORRIS CENTER

8TH FLOOR AUDITORIUM

401 S. STATE STREET

CHICAGO, IL 606

 

QUESTIONS: (312) 935.4232

 

REGISTRATION AND CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST    8:00 AM TO 8:30 AM

 

CONFERENCE                                                    8:30 AM TO 4 PM

Includes:                                         6 CEUs, Breakfast and lunch

REGISTRATION FEE                        $140

 Registration Ends October 12.                        There are NO REFUNDS

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Aug
16
9:00 AM09:00

Summer in the City: NEUROSCIENCE AND PSYCHOANALYSIS

Summer in the City 2019

Friday, August 16:

NEUROSCIENCE AND PSYCHOANALYSIS

The Wisdom of Psychodynamic Theory: What Does it Offer Us In Our Multicultural World?

Conversations Among Psychodynamic Clinicians

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Since Freud, and across professional and academic disciplines, psychodynamic thinking has been idealized, debated, and at times denigrated as a form of therapeutic practice.   And yet, the meaningfulness and utility of psychodynamic theorizing persists, finding sustained life within ordinary contemporary psychotherapeutic practice.  This series, using discrete sets of psychodynamic theory in combination with personal and clinical associations by small panels of ICSW faculty and doctoral students, will explore how and why these discourses matter in the context of our diverse social world.

3 CEUs per event / 21 CEUs full summer series

Objectives:

1)    To promote consideration of the ways in which psychodynamic theory continues to inform contemporary therapeutic practice.

2)   To facilitate consideration of clinical implications of psychodynamic thinking within diverse practice contexts. 

This session is one of a series of 7 sessions throughout the summer: KLEIN (June 14), WINNICOTT (June 21), RELATIONAL THEORY (July 12), ATTACHMENT THEORY (July 19), SELF PSYCHOLOGY (August 2), NONLINEAR DYNAMICS THEORY (August 9), NEUROSCIENCE AND PSYCHOANALYSIS (August 16)


Panelists:

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Amy Groessl, PhD

Dr. Amy Groessl is a licensed clinical social worker specializing in the treatment of children and adults who have a history of complex trauma, neurocognitive deficits, attachment disorders, and issues related to adoption. She currently provides psychotherapy, clinical supervision, and consultation in a private practice in Chicago. Dr. Groessl was director of the therapy program at Children's Research Triangle (CRT) for 11 years providing direct services, local and national trainings, and managed local and federal funding grants, which included a seven-year project with the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. Besides her clinical work, Dr. Groessl is a visiting lecturer at the Institute for Clinical Social Work teaching courses that focus on qualitative research, trauma, attachment theory, and neuropsychology. In her free time, she enjoys working as a professional genealogist with special interest in helping adoptees research their biological lineage.

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Christine Schmidt, PhD

Dr. Christine Schmidt is a clinical psychologist who has specific interest and expertise in working with youth and families impacted by pre- and post-natal trauma. She began her postdoctoral career in 2001 at the Children’s Research Triangle (CRT), in Chicago, Illinois, where she received extensive training surrounding the assessment and treatment of children who have histories of prenatal substance exposure and complex trauma. Over the course of her 16-year tenure at CRT, Dr. Schmidt lead the child adolescent psychology program, coordinated the student and postdoctoral training program, directed several foundation and national grants, and provided numerous local and national trainings regarding pre- and postnatal trauma. Most recently, Dr. Schmidt has especially enjoyed co-directing a three year grant designed to help address the impact of secondary traumatic stress, compassion fatigue, and vicarious trauma on legal professionals working with youth in the child welfare system. In her current role as an Illinois Department of Children and Family Services consulting psychologist, Dr. Schmidt provides consultative psychological services to administrators, caseworkers, and other professionals involved with the department. Each summer, Dr. Schmidt and her two children, ages 10 and 13 years, appreciate the additional opportunity to help run a two-week overnight camp for children who have special needs, Camp SOAR.

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Tara Thomason, JD, LCSW

Tara Thomason, JD, LCSW, is a psychotherapist who maintains a private practice in Chicago’s West Loop and Glencoe, IL, where she works with children, adolescents and adults. Ms. Thomason has specialized in treating clients who experience complex trauma and provides training and consultation regarding the impact of vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue for professionals. Ms. Thomason is an advanced doctoral student and instructor in the master’s program at the Institute for Clinical Social Work.

Summer in the City Registration Fees:

$50 individual session / $280 full series

Student/Agency Rate: $40 individual session / $210 full series

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Aug
9
9:00 AM09:00

Summer in the City: NONLINEAR DYNAMICS THEORY

Summer in the City 2019

Friday, August 9:

The Wisdom of Nonlinear Dynamics Theory

The Wisdom of Psychodynamic Theory: What Does it Offer Us In Our Multicultural World?

Conversations Among Psychodynamic Clinicians

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Since Freud, and across professional and academic disciplines, psychodynamic thinking has been idealized, debated, and at times denigrated as a form of therapeutic practice.   And yet, the meaningfulness and utility of psychodynamic theorizing persists, finding sustained life within ordinary contemporary psychotherapeutic practice.  This series, using discrete sets of psychodynamic theory in combination with personal and clinical associations by small panels of ICSW faculty and doctoral students, will explore how and why these discourses matter in the context of our diverse social world.

3 CEUs per event / 21 CEUs full summer series

Objectives:

1)    To promote consideration of the ways in which psychodynamic theory continues to inform contemporary therapeutic practice.

2)   To facilitate consideration of clinical implications of psychodynamic thinking within diverse practice contexts. 

This session is one of a series of 8 sessions throughout the summer: KLEIN (June 14), WINNICOTT (June 21), RELATIONAL THEORY (July 12), ATTACHMENT THEORY (July 19), SELF PSYCHOLOGY (August 2), NONLINEAR DYNAMICS THEORY (August 9), NEUROSCIENCE AND PSYCHOANALYSIS (August 16)


Panelists:

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Robert Galatzer-Levy

Robert M. Galatzer-Levy is a clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral neuroscience at the University of Chicago and a faculty member of the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis.  He is the author of Nonlinear Psychoanalysis: Notes From Forty Years of Chaos and Complexity Theory (Routledge, 2017) and is one of the most widely cited theorists in the psychoanalytic literature on nonlinear human development.  He practices child, adolescent, and adult psychoanalysis and psychiatry in Chicago.  

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Greg Rizzolo, MA

Gregory S. Rizzolo, is a faculty member at the Institute for Clinical Social Work in Chicago and an advanced candidate at the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis. His work has appeared in Psychoanalytic Psychology, the Psychoanalytic Study of the Child and the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association. He is the author of The Critique of Regression: A Psychoanalytic Model of Irreversible Lifespan Development (Routledge, 2019).  He practices adult psychoanalysis and psychotherapy in Chicago.

Summer in the City Registration Fees:

$50 individual session / $280 full series

Student/Agency Rate: $40 individual session / $210 full series

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Aug
2
9:00 AM09:00

Summer in the City: SELF PSYCHOLOGY

Summer in the City 2019

Friday, August 2: The Wisdom of Self Psychology

The Wisdom of Psychodynamic Theory: What Does it Offer Us In Our Multicultural World?

Conversations Among Psychodynamic Clinicians

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Since Freud, and across professional and academic disciplines, psychodynamic thinking has been idealized, debated, and at times denigrated as a form of therapeutic practice.   And yet, the meaningfulness and utility of psychodynamic theorizing persists, finding sustained life within ordinary contemporary psychotherapeutic practice.  This series, using discrete sets of psychodynamic theory in combination with personal and clinical associations by small panels of ICSW faculty and doctoral students, will explore how and why these discourses matter in the context of our diverse social world.

3 CEUs per event / 21 CEUs full summer series

Objectives:

1)    To promote consideration of the ways in which psychodynamic theory continues to inform contemporary therapeutic practice.

2)   To facilitate consideration of clinical implications of psychodynamic thinking within diverse practice contexts. 

This session is one of a series of 7 sessions throughout the summer: KLEIN (June 14), WINNICOTT (June 21), RELATIONAL THEORY (July 12), ATTACHMENT THEORY (July 19), SELF PSYCHOLOGY (August 2), NONLINEAR DYNAMICS THEORY (August 9), NEUROSCIENCE AND PSYCHOANALYSIS (August 16)


August 2 Panelists:

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Karen Bloomberg, PhD

Karen W. Bloomberg, LCSW, Ph.D., is Dean of Students at the Institute for Clinical Social Work and, as faculty, teaches Self Psychology and Couples Therapy.  She is a member of the International Association of Psychoanalytic Self Psychology and has a private practice in both downtown Chicago and Hyde Park treating children, adolescents, adults and couples as well as providing consultation and supervision.

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Denise Davis, LCSW

Denise Davis, LCSW is in private practice where she treats children, adolescents, adults and couples, provides consultation and supervision. In addition to teaching Self Psychology at the Institute for Clinical Social Work, she also teaches at the University of Chicago and at a Clinical Psychology Institute in China. She is a member of the Midwest Self Psychology Study Group and the chairperson of the International Association for Psychoanalytic Self Psychology’s Child and Adolescent Initiative. Her interests are therapeutic action, boundaries and empathic imagination.

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Sarah Goldberg, LCSW

Sarah Goldberg, LCSW, is an advanced doctoral student at the Institute for Clinical Social Work. She is working on a dissertation about psychoanalysts and retirement. Sarah is in private practice in downtown Chicago.

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Gabe Ruiz, MA

Gabriel Ruiz is a psychoanalyst who works with children, adolescents and adults.  He is on the faculty of the Institute for Clinical Social Work and the Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute, and visiting faculty at the Saint Louis Psychoanalytic Institute. His areas of interest include technique, culture, and dreams.

Summer in the City Registration Fees:

$50 individual session / $280 full series

Student/Agency Rate: $40 individual session / $210 full series

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Jul
19
9:00 AM09:00

Summer in the City: ATTACHMENT THEORY

Summer in the City 2019

Friday, July 19: The Wisdom of Attachment Theory

The Wisdom of Psychodynamic Theory: What Does it Offer Us In Our Multicultural World?

Conversations Among Psychodynamic Clinicians

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Since Freud, and across professional and academic disciplines, psychodynamic thinking has been idealized, debated, and at times denigrated as a form of therapeutic practice.   And yet, the meaningfulness and utility of psychodynamic theorizing persists, finding sustained life within ordinary contemporary psychotherapeutic practice.  This series, using discrete sets of psychodynamic theory in combination with personal and clinical associations by small panels of ICSW faculty and doctoral students, will explore how and why these discourses matter in the context of our diverse social world.

3 CEUs per event / 21 CEUs full summer series

Objectives:

1)    To promote consideration of the ways in which psychodynamic theory continues to inform contemporary therapeutic practice.

2)   To facilitate consideration of clinical implications of psychodynamic thinking within diverse practice contexts. 

This session is one of a series of 7 sessions throughout the summer: KLEIN (June 14), WINNICOTT (June 21), RELATIONAL THEORY (July 12), ATTACHMENT THEORY (July 19), SELF PSYCHOLOGY (August 2), NONLINEAR DYNAMICS THEORY (August 9), NEUROSCIENCE AND PSYCHOANALYSIS (August 16)


July 19 Panelists:

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Andrea Barbour, MA

Andrea Barbour, MA is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She specializes in dissociative disorders and psychosis in private practice in Indianapolis, Indiana. Andrea is a fourth year PhD student at the Institute for Clinical Social Work.

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Lynne Tylke, PhD

Lynne Tylke, PhD works with students as an advisor and as a clinical consultant. Her areas of clinical expertise include the neurobiology of trauma, attachment style impact on the therapeutic relationship, and visceral counter transference used to better understand the patient’s preverbal experiences. Lynne also has experience with adult psychotherapy focusing on depression, anxiety, grief work, PTSD, marital issues, and working with adolescents. Her theoretical orientation to practice is psychodynamic with individual relational work. Lynne has been volunteering for The Soldier’s Project since 2008, a non-profit organization that provides free, confidential and unlimited mental health services to any active duty service member or veteran who has served since September 11, 2001.

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Angela Song, PhD

Angela Song, PhD, is an alum of ICSW. She received her MA in Social Service Administration from the University of Chicago. She worked in both agency and private practice settings in Chicago before moving to Honolulu, Hawai’i. She currently works with children, adolescents, and adults on the island and is involved in several projects in the field of children’s literature.

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Tara Thomason, JD, LCSW

Tara Thomason, JD, LCSW, is a psychotherapist who maintains a private practice in Chicago’s West Loop and Glencoe, IL, where she works with children, adolescents and adults.  Ms. Thomason has specialized in treating clients who experience complex trauma and provides training and consultation regarding the impact of vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue for professionals.  Ms. Thomason is an advanced doctoral student and instructor in the master’s program at the Institute for Clinical Social Work.

Summer in the City Registration Fees:

$50 individual session / $280 full series

Student/Agency Rate: $40 individual session / $210 full series

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Jul
12
9:00 AM09:00

Summer in the City: RELATIONAL THEORY

Summer in the City 2019

Friday, July 12: The Wisdom of Relational Theory

The Wisdom of Psychodynamic Theory: What Does it Offer Us In Our Multicultural World?

Conversations Among Psychodynamic Clinicians

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Since Freud, and across professional and academic disciplines, psychodynamic thinking has been idealized, debated, and at times denigrated as a form of therapeutic practice.   And yet, the meaningfulness and utility of psychodynamic theorizing persists, finding sustained life within ordinary contemporary psychotherapeutic practice.  This series, using discrete sets of psychodynamic theory in combination with personal and clinical associations by small panels of ICSW faculty and doctoral students, will explore how and why these discourses matter in the context of our diverse social world.

July 12: The Wisdom of Relational Theory

Relational Theory was a term coined to capture various threads of post-Freudian theory development (Ferenzi, Fairbairn, Klein, Winnicott and Kohut) that moved away from the concept of drives as the bedrock of psychic life.

Fueled by the post-modern up-ending of scientific “objectivity” and the explosion of infant developmental research - Relational Theory has a contemporary focus on subjectivity, social attachment, multiplicity and mutuality in the clinical process: providing a distinctive prism to reflect upon facets of multiculturalism, race, gender, sexuality, class and intergenerational processes.

3 CEUs per event / 21 CEUs full summer series

Objectives:

1)    To promote consideration of the ways in which psychodynamic theory continues to inform contemporary therapeutic practice.

2)   To facilitate consideration of clinical implications of psychodynamic thinking within diverse practice contexts. 

This session is one of a series of 7 sessions throughout the summer: KLEIN (June 14), WINNICOTT (June 21), RELATIONAL THEORY (July 12), ATTACHMENT THEORY (July 19), SELF PSYCHOLOGY (August 2), NONLINEAR DYNAMICS THEORY (August 9), NEUROSCIENCE AND PSYCHOANALYSIS (August 16)


July 12 Panelists:

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Cate Desjardins, MSW

Cate Desardins is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist in private practice in the Detroit Metro area, working with adolescents and adults. Cate is also a fourth year doctoral student in the ICSW Distance PhD program.

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Lou Pansulla, MSW

Louis’ current clinical interests include the study of contemporary ‘relational’ theories and practice, and the confluence with diverse populations including race/class/ethnicity/sexualities/gender and gender identities, as it relates particularly to ‘Otherness’ in the political/cultural and psychoanalytic surround. Louis maintains a full-time clinical practice in the Chelsea neighborhood of NYC where he sees a wide range of straight/LGBTQ individuals and their families. He also runs groups, and conducts both individual and group clinical supervision, and is available for consultation by non-profits, academics and corporations, related to ‘diversity’ as well as ‘vicarious traumatization’.

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Steve Vogelstein, MA, LCSW

Steven Vogelstein maintains a private practice in Northfield, Illinois working with adults, adolescents, children and consulting with clinicians, schools, mental health centers, residential treatment centers and pediatric therapy clinics. He is currently a candidate and Chair of the Progression Committee at the Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis. He has taught at Loyola University of Chicago School of Social Work, I.C.S.W., and the Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis Psychotherapy Training Program.

Summer in the City Registration Fees:

$50 individual session / $280 full series

Student/Agency Rate: $40 individual session / $210 full series

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Jun
21
9:00 AM09:00

Summer in the City: WINNICOTT

Summer in the City 2019

Friday, June 21: The Wisdom of Winnicott

The Wisdom of Psychodynamic Theory: What Does it Offer Us In Our Multicultural World?

Conversations Among Psychodynamic Clinicians

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Since Freud, and across professional and academic disciplines, psychodynamic thinking has been idealized, debated, and at times denigrated as a form of therapeutic practice.   And yet, the meaningfulness and utility of psychodynamic theorizing persists, finding sustained life within ordinary contemporary psychotherapeutic practice.  This series, using discrete sets of psychodynamic theory in combination with personal and clinical associations by small panels of ICSW faculty and doctoral students, will explore how and why these discourses matter in the context of our diverse social world.

June 21:  Meet the Winnicotts: Play, holding, and the antisocial tendency in clinical practice.   

Description: Beginning with their work together with evacuated children during the Second World War, Clare and Donald Winnicott cross-fertilized the practice of social work and psychoanalysis. exploring how holding environments can facilitate the healing and maturation of children and adolescents.  In this workshop, the story of their collaboration will be presented and the application of their contributions will be illustrated with case examples.

3 CEUs per event / 21 CEUs full summer series

Objectives:

1)    To promote consideration of the ways in which psychodynamic theory continues to inform contemporary therapeutic practice.

2)   To facilitate consideration of clinical implications of psychodynamic thinking within diverse practice contexts. 

This session is one of a series of 7 sessions throughout the summer: KLEIN (June 14), WINNICOTT (June 21), RELATIONAL THEORY (July 12), ATTACHMENT THEORY (July 19), SELF PSYCHOLOGY (August 2), NONLINEAR DYNAMICS THEORY (August 9), NEUROSCIENCE AND PSYCHOANALYSIS (August 16)


June 21 Panelists:

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Kerstin Blumhardt, MSW, PhD

Kerstin Blumhardt, MSW, PhD is an instructor in the master’s and doctoral programs at ICSW.   In this capacity, she teaches clinical practice courses and provides case consultation to students.   She also maintains a private practice in Burr Ridge, IL where she works with children, adolescents, and adults.   Dr. Blumhardt’s areas of clinical expertise include psychodynamic family therapy, child and adolescent psychotherapy, and couples treatment.    

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Huey Hawkins, PhD Student

Huey Hawkins MSW, LCSW is in private practice in St. Louis MO and is a 4th year doctoral student at ICSW.   With clinical experience  in high schools, the Family Court and the Department of Pediatrics at the Washington University School of Medicine, he has worked passionately with children and adolescents of color, the LGBTQ community, and adults with diverse challenges.  His advanced training at the St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute and ICSW have afforded him an in-depth way of understanding personality development and the workings of the mind.  

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Joel Kanter, MSW

Joel Kanter, MSW, LCSW-C is in private practice of clinical social work in Silver Spring, Maryland.  He serves on the faculty of the Institute for Clinical Social Work and the China American Psychoanalytic Alliance.  He is a Consulting Editor of the Clinical Social Work Journal and has been recognized as a Distinguished Practitioner by the National Academy of Practice in Social Work.  He has authored over 50 articles and book chapters in social work, psychiatric and psychoanalytic journal.  His book Face to Face with Children: The Life and Work of Clare Winnicott was published by Karnac in 2004. 

Summer in the City Registration Fees:

$50 individual session / $280 full series

Student/Agency Rate: $40 individual session / $210 full series

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Jun
14
9:00 AM09:00

Summer in the City: KLEIN

Summer in the City 2019

Friday, June 14: KLEIN

The Wisdom of Psychodynamic Theory: What Does it Offer Us In Our Multicultural World?

Conversations Among Psychodynamic Clinicians

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Since Freud, and across professional and academic disciplines, psychodynamic thinking has been idealized, debated, and at times denigrated as a form of therapeutic practice.   And yet, the meaningfulness and utility of psychodynamic theorizing persists, finding sustained life within ordinary contemporary psychotherapeutic practice.  This series, using discrete sets of psychodynamic theory in combination with personal and clinical associations by small panels of ICSW faculty and doctoral students, will explore how and why these discourses matter in the context of our diverse social world.

3 CEUs per event / 21 CEUs full summer series

Objectives:

1)    To promote consideration of the ways in which psychodynamic theory continues to inform contemporary therapeutic practice.

2)   To facilitate consideration of clinical implications of psychodynamic thinking within diverse practice contexts. 

This session is one of a series of 7 sessions throughout the summer: KLEIN (June 14), WINNICOTT (June 21), RELATIONAL THEORY (July 12), ATTACHMENT THEORY (July 19), SELF PSYCHOLOGY (August 2), NONLINEAR DYNAMICS THEORY (August 9), NEUROSCIENCE AND PSYCHOANALYSIS (August 16). Sessions can be attended and purchased singly, or as an entire series.


June 14 Panelists:

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Ariel Carter, MA Student

Ariel Carter is a second-year master’s student at the Institute for Clinical Social Work. She holds a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago poetry, philosophy, and fine art. She does clinical work with children and adolescents. Her training in creative writing and analytic philosophy informs her work, as does an interest in inter-generational trauma and alienation vs authenticity.

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Michael Mudgett, PhD Student

Michael Mudgett, LCSW, is a current PhD student at ICSW. He completed both his undergraduate studies in psychology and master’s degree in social work from Grand Valley State University in the state of Michigan. Michael began his career as a clinical case manager in a community mental health setting where he worked primarily with adults living with severe mood and psychotic disturbances. He also worked in an outpatient mental health clinic on Chicago’s west side, providing psychotherapy and intake services. Michael is now practicing within a group private practice in Chicago.

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Joan Servatius, PhD

Joan Servatius is a faculty member, clinical consultant, and Practicum Chair at ICSW. She also maintains a clinical practice where she works with adolescents, adults, and couples. She is interested in clinical process topics and has completed research using the case study method to study perspectives of clinical social workers who are psychodynamic psychotherapists on deepening the treatment.

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Jennifer Tolleson, PhD

Jennifer Tolleson is in private practice in Chicago, where she does psychotherapy with adolescents, adults, and couples, and clinical consultation with therapists. She is on the faculty of ICSW, and is the Chair of Continuing Education. Jennifer teaches courses on clinical practice

and psychoanalytic theory. She is published in the areas of urban violence, trauma, and the intersections of psychodynamic practice and sociocultural critique. Jennifer received her PhD from Smith College.

Summer in the City Registration Fees:

$50 individual session / $280 full series

Student/Agency Rate: $40 individual session / $210 full series

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May
10
6:00 PM18:00

In Our Multicultural Clinical World, Is Freud Relevant? A Conversation Among Psychodynamic Clinicians

In Our Multicultural Clinical World, Is Freud Relevant?:  A Conversation Among Psychodynamic Clinicians

Synopsis:  In different eras and cultures, and across professional and academic disciplines, Freud has been held as an object of idealization, derision, and ambivalence. Clinically, his thinking continues to be debated and critiqued, while also finding sustained life within ordinary psychotherapeutic practice.  This panel of senior faculty of the Institute for Clinical Social Work will present snapshots of their own thinking on the question of Freud’s clinical relevance today, especially in the context of our diverse world, and our growing sensitivity to race, class, gender, sexualities, and all forms of social location.   There will be ample time for conversation with the audience.

Objectives:

  1. To promote consideration of the ways in which Freud continues to inform, or does not inform, contemporary therapeutic practice.

  2. To facilitate consideration of clinical implications of Freud’s thinking today within a context of diverse subject locations and identities. 

CEU’s:  2.5

Fee:  $50

Panel:  Barbara Berger, PhD, Sherwood Faigen, MA, Allan Scholom, Ph.D., Dennis Shelby, Ph.D. Andrea Alpert Ph.D., LCSW

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Barbara Berger, Ph.D. has a full time private practice in Chicago.  She is faculty emeritus and a member of the Board of Trustees at the Institute for Clinical Social Work in Chicago.  She is an editor for The Clinical Social Work Journal and The Psychoanalytic Social Work Journal.  Dr. Berger has served as  President of The American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work and a Chair of the Social Work Academy in the National Academies of Practice.  She was elected as a Distinguished Practitioner in 2002, received the award for Distinguished Service from the Institute for Clinical Social Work in 2012, and The Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work in 2013.

Most recent publications:

Contemporary Clinical Practice:  The Holding Environment Under Assault, Ed. Ruderman, Ellen and Tosone,

Chapter 7: A Perfect Storm:  The Influence of Outside Forces on Social Work Education, Springer, NY, 2013, p 61-72.

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Sherwood Faigen is ICSW’s Conceptual Foundations Coordinator, a member of the Curriculum Committee, an instructor in the Conceptual Foundations and Clinical Sequences, a clinical consultant, and a member of dissertation committees. He practices psychotherapy for adults and adolescents in Oak Park, Illinois, consults with parents to understand and relate more effectively to their children, and works with couples regarding relationship difficulties. In addition, he provides clinical consultation to psychotherapists. A graduate of the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Therapy Program, his primary interests include intensive psychodynamic treatment with adolescents and adults and the interface between psychodynamic theory and the practice of clinical work with a variety of populations and settings.

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Allan Scholom, PhD is on the Faculty of ICSW, Secretary of the Board and on the Faculty of the Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis and President of the Psychologist-Psychoanalyst Section of the Division of Psychoanalysis of APA. He has served as President of the Chicago Association for Psychoanalytic Psychology, First Vice Chairperson of the Chicago Community Mental Health Board, and Founder and Chairperson of the Illinois Coalition of Mental Health Professionals and Consumers. He has been a consultant to mental health organizations, schools, government and businesses. Dr. Scholom has written and presented widely on the interface between psychoanalysis and politics, primarily regarding mental/health care issues. His teaching includes Case Conferences, and classes on Clinical Process, Understanding Dreams, and Psychoanalysis, Culture and Politics. Dr. Scholom is in the private practice of psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, and consulting with professionals and students in Chicago.

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R.Dennis Shelby is a supervising analyst at the Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute and is Director of Distance Learning. He is on the faculty of the Si Chuan He Guang Clinical Psychology Institute, Chengdu, China, the HamAva Institute of Tehran, Iran and Professor Emeritus of the Institute for Clincal Social Work. He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association and was a 2019 winner of the Edith Sabshin Award for excellence in teaching Psychoanalytic concepts to students not enrolled in Psychoanalytic training. Dennis is the principal researcher on a funded grant that is exploring how culture is negotiated in intercultural Psychoanalytic education.

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Andrea Harris Alpert, PhD, LCSW has been on the Faculty of the Institute for Clinical Social Work since 2015 and Chair of the Admissions Committee starting in 2017.  Dr. Alpert received her Master’s degree at Columbia University in New York and her doctorate at the Institute for Clinical Social Work. Her doctoral dissertation is entitled The Vicissitudes of Hope in the Psychoanalytic Clinician. Dr. Alpert has presented on the topics related to the therapist’s subjectivity including "Hope in the Countertransference"; "Staying the Course:The Therapist’s Use of Self with a Primitively Organized Adult Patient;" "Mothers as Clinicians: Influence on Clinical Work."  Dr. Alpert maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Downtown Chicago where she works with adolescents, adults, and couples. 

 
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2019 Spring Conference Making Connections: Women, Global Violence, and the Refugee Experience
Apr
27
8:00 AM08:00

2019 Spring Conference Making Connections: Women, Global Violence, and the Refugee Experience

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ICSW Annual Conference

Saturday April 27, 2019 

Sponsored by the Institute for Clinical Social Work, the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis, and the Kedzie Center

8:00-5:30 at ICSW, the Robert Morris Center, 401 S. State Street Chicago

Live Streaming Available*

8.5 LSW/LCSW/LPC/LCPC CEU’s provided, which satisfy requirements for the Diversity requirement.**

Lunch will be provided. 

A Preconference Performance by Her Story Theater will take place on Friday evening, April 26. (Conference Registration is required).

Synopsis

Human understanding, upon which clinical practice is based, is rooted in compassion derived from contact with experiences outside our own. One irony about this comes with the realization that we are more alike than the differences which have been made of us. ICSW’s full day conference will focus on experiences of women who are living —often— off our symbolic professional register, whose lives are beyond the reach of our formal theories and practices. We will hear from (and about) women —both globally and locally— who have suffered violence and injustice. In coming together we can expand the domain of our understanding and learn something about ourselves, as clinicians and as citizens.

Educational Objectives

1) Attendees will learn about the physical and psychological impact of the global and local scope of human rights violations against women.

2)  Attendees will learn the unique clinical needs and medical outcomes of women who have suffered gender-based violence, oppression, and discrimination.

Program Outline

8:00am - Coffee, Light Breakfast

8:45am Welcome and Introductory Remarks: Jennifer Tolleson, PhD, ICSW Faculty, Chair of Continuing Education 

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

Female Genital Mutilation:  Human Rights Versus Cultural Rites. The practice of female genital cutting has been followed by many different cultures and societies across the ages and continents. It is an ancient, culturally sanctioned trauma involving the removal of parts or all of the external female genitalia. Approximately 200

million women have undergone FGM/C worldwide, while in Africa a further 3 million girls are at risk of the practice this year. As a result of migration, cases of this practice have been documented in

the United States where 500,000 women, between the ages of 15 and 49, are estimated to have been cut or are at risk of being cut.  Trauma imprints from this injurious tradition may include lifelong health

complications. In addition to medical consequences, many girls and young

women suffer serious psychological distress, sexual difficulties and social

stigmatisms from the effects of FGM/C. This presentation will discuss the significant psycho-neurological and psycho-sexual impacts, as well as explore the historical transmission and subsequent intergenerational trauma of FGM/C. Clinical examples will be included in the presentation. 

9:00am - Joanna Vergoth, LCSW, Founder/Executive Director, forma. (Keynote)

10:30am - Break

10:45am - Julia Geynisman-Tan, MD, Fellow, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Northwestern Prentice Women’s Hospital. (Keynote)

11:15am - F.A. Cole, Humanitarian, author, and anti-FGM activist (Keynote)

11:45am - Lunch (and Moderated Table Talk)

AFTERNOON PROGRAM

12:45pm - Discussion

1:15pm - Setting the Frame

Carleen Miller, PhD, Immigration and Refugee Program, Church World Service, Aimee Hilado, PhD, LCSW, RefugeeOne, and Wahidah Abu Taib, RefugeeOne

These three speakers will focus on the experience of displaced women and girls, particularly refugees forced to flee their own countries. Clinical considerations for understanding the experience of forcibly displaced females will be explored.

2:00pm - Jennifer Bing, Director the Palestine-Israel program for the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC). 

Ms. Bing will discuss the unique intersections of being Muslim, Arab, and female in these times.

2:30pm - Cindy Eigler, MSW, Director of Policy and Strategic Initiatives, Chicago Torture Justice Center  

Out from the Shadows: The True Magnitude and Impact of State Violence Against Women.

3:00pm - Break

3:15pm - Milka Ramirez, PhD, Associate Dean, ICSW 

Dr. Ramirez will discuss how the matrix of oppression, unseen violence, compulsory heterosexuality and heteropatriarchy serve as interlocking systems of oppression that give rise to gender-based violence against women who love women.

3:45pm - Marianne Joyce, LCSW, Kovler Center of the Heartland Alliance.  

Ms. Joyce will address the global scope of human rights violations against women, and the unique clinical needs of women who have been tortured.

4:15pm - Panel Roundtable

5:15pm - Closing Remarks:  Ida Roldan, PhD, Academic Dean, ICSW

Presenter Bios

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Joanna Vergoth, LCSW, NCPsyA, is the Founder and Executive Director of forma, with 20 years of experience as a business executive followed by 20 years of experience as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Psychoanalyst. As a mental health professional, she has dedicated herself to the healing of trauma. In addition to her public service, private practice, clinic and advocacy work, Ms. Vergoth has also studied and volunteered with organizations in London, Cairo, New York and Chicago which provide services to refugees, children of divorce, recovering prostitutes, and immigrant African women and girls. Over the past decade she has become a committed activist in the cause of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM/C), first as Coordinator of the Midwest Network on Female Genital Cutting, and most recently with the creation of forma, which is dedicated to providing comprehensive, culturally- sensitive clinical services to women and families affected by FGM/C as well as offering psychoeducational outreach, advocacy and awareness training.

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Julia Geynisman-Tan, M.D., is a Fellow, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Northwestern Prentice Women's Hospital. Dr. Geynisman-Tan joined Northwestern’s FPMRS Fellowship after completing her residency at New York Presbyterian - Weill Cornell in New York City and her medical degree from University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. She earned her undergraduate degree in Biology at the University of Illinois. Dr. Geynisman-Tan is a surgeon who focuses her practice on pelvic floor reconstruction, management of urinary and fecal incontinence and repair of trauma to the genitourinary system. In addition, Dr.Geynisman-Tan is an asylum evaluator for Physicians for Human Rights and has conducted research on the medical outcomes of FGM/C. She also runs a clinic for female survivors of human trafficking (ERASETrafficking.org) and is involved in a number of local and national organizations on human trafficking.

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F. A. Cole is an award-winning humanitarian, author, and anti-FGM activist who has used her childhood and young adult experiences to design a blueprint to defeat Female Genital Mutilation in her home country, Sierra Leone. A survivor of FGM, child sexual assault, and rape, Cole focuses on empowering survivors and provides needed tools (financial, emotional, and educational) to help them overcome their ordeal via her various platforms. An inspirational speaker who strongly believes in transparency, Cole is winning the trust of many as she openly shares her experiences on national and international platforms. Cole has worked with legislators in Pennsylvania and Maine as these States push to criminalize the practice of FGM. Founder of Take Back The Power, an annual conference held in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Cole uses this platform to educate communities on the dangers of FGM.

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Carleen Miller, PhD, is Deputy Vice President for the Immigration and Refugee Program of Church World Service, a faith-based organization focused on finding sustainable responses to hunger, poverty, displacement and disaster. Carleen received her PhD in Clinical Social Work from the Institute for Clinical Social Work in Chicago, and is currently a first-year analytic candidate at the National Institute for the Psychotherapies in New York City.

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Aimee Hilado, PhD, LCSW  teaches, conducts research, and maintains a clinical practice with trauma-exposed refugee populations in the Chicagoland area. She is an Assistant Professor of Social Work at Northeastern Illinois University.  In 2011 she established the RefugeeOne Wellness Program, a mental health program at the largest refugee resettlement agency in Illinois.  Dr. Hilado presents nationally; her most recent edited book is Models for Practice With Immigrants and Refugees: Collaboration, Cultural Awareness, and Integrative Theory. She is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago and Erikson Institute. 

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Wahidah Abu Taib, Rohingya Refugee, Burma, and Home Visitor, RefugeeOne Wellness Program

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Jennifer Bing directs the Palestine-Israel program for the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) in Chicago. Jennifer began her advocacy for Palestinian children after working as a teacher in a Quaker school in Ramallah during the first Palestinian uprising (1986-1989). During those years she also worked as a field worker and researcher for Save the Children, documenting the impact of the first popular uprising on Palestinian children under the age of 16. Jennifer has worked with AFSC since 1989, organizing dozens of speaking tours, conferences, educational workshops, protests, delegations, and public events. She has produced two documentary films about the Palestinian American community in Chicago (“Benaat Chicago: Growing Up Female and Arab in Chicago” and “Collecting Stories from Exile: Chicago Palestinians Remember 1948”) and serves as a resource to people interested in activism and advocacy for human rights. Jennifer currently works with Defense for Children International Palestine on their joint campaign, “Israeli Military Detention: No Way to Treat a Child.” She also co-leads the educational project “Gaza Unlocked” with her AFSC colleagues in the US and Gaza.

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Milka Ramirez, PhD, LCSW is the Associate Dean and Director of the Master’s program at ICSW.  She has published, conducted research, and has presented locally and nationally on topics related to violence against LGBTQ+ populations. She is a co-founder of En Las Tablas Performing Arts, a community-based, grass roots, not-for-profit organization, in Chicago’s Hermosa community that utilizes Performing Arts programming to build community engagement, encourage self-expression, and deter community violence. Dr. Ramírez earned her PhD in Social Work from the University of Illinois, Chicago.

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Cindy Eigler, MSW is Co-Executive Director at the Chicago Torture Justice Center. She is nationally recognized for her role in building local movements to end mass Through her work with Generative Somatics, Cindy recognizes the many impacts of individual and systemic trauma and believes that centering peoples’ healing and transformation are integral for our movements to succeed. She holds a graduate degree in Social Work and Community Organizing from the University of Chicago. Her family is from Venezuela, and Cindy is fluent in Spanish.

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Marianne Joyce, LCSW has eighteen years’ experience implementing a trauma-informed, integrated treatment model for global refugee mental health programs. As manager of Support Services at the Heartland Alliance Marjorie Kovler Center in Chicago, she has extensive experience training and managing multidisciplinary teams to assist survivors of human rights violations, and developing a large network of pro bono community-based providers responding to survivors’ needs. Ms. Joyce is involved in direct services as a therapist and supervisor, educates in community settings about torture treatment and advocates for survivor issues locally and globally.

**Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Psychoanalytic Association and Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

*To Live Stream this event, complete registration at the link below and then contact Shawna Jennings at sjennings@icsw.edu or 312-935-4232.

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2019 Spring Pre-Conference Mind Side: A Performance About Domestic Sex Trafficking by Her Story Theater
Apr
26
5:30 PM17:30

2019 Spring Pre-Conference Mind Side: A Performance About Domestic Sex Trafficking by Her Story Theater

2019 Spring Pre-Conference Mind Side: A Performance About Domestic Sex Trafficking by Her Story Theater

Mind Side is a staged reading with four actors focusing on the traumatic experience of domestic sex trafficking.  A journey through childhood, recruitment, grooming, seasoning, and into “the life” and its aftermath with be depicted.  MIND SIDE shows how experiences impact a sex trafficked victim’s mental, behavioral, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being.  It also includes a scene with a therapist after a molestation and a social worker afet a victim is arrested for prostitution.  The performance concludes with a post show discussion with the experts allowing the audience to process the issues.

Cost: $40.00 *Conference registration and attendance is required to attend this event*

For questions or more information contact Shawna Jennings sjennings@icsw.edu or 312-935-4234.

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