Sessions Geared for Psychotherapists

Wednesday February 14th


Discussion Group 5: Advances in Contemplative Psychotherapy

Discussion Group 8: Psychoanalytic Aspects of Assisted Reproductive Technology

Discussion Group 13: Modern Ego Psychology: Dreams and the Ego


*Committee Sponsored Workshop: Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training: Who’s Doing What


 *Discussion Group 16: Psychoanalysis and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Discussion Group 32: The Analyst’s Pregnancy


Research Seminar: Outcomes and Process in Evidence-Based Psychodynamic Psychotherapies”

Two-Day Clinical Workshop #3: Psychotherapy Process and Technique (Part 1)

Discussion Group 34: Psychoanalytic Treatment for Older Adults: Sex and Aging

Discussion Group 41: Treatment Resistance

Discussion Group 42: Shame Dynamics

Discussion Group 48: Ethics Behind the Couch: Ethical and Technical Challenges Posed by Money


Thursday February 15th


Discussion Group 52: Failed Cases: Understanding Our Patients and Ourselves

Discussion Group 56: Psychoanalytic Family Therapy

*Discussion Group 59: Psychotherapist Associates Present: What Shapes the Therapist, Shapes the Therapy

Discussion Group 64: Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Women


Candidates’ Council Master-Teacher Award: The Difficult Patient


Committee Sponsored Workshop: Gender and Sexuality


Candidates’ Forum: “He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not:” Working with Negative Transference

Scientific Paper Prize: “Comparative Effectiveness of Cognitive Therapy and Dynamic Therapy

Discussion Group 68: Facing the Facts: Self-Disclosure and the Analytic Relationship

Discussion Group 69: Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapeutic Hospitals

Discussion Group 74: Disruptions, Dilemmas and Difficult Decisions

Discussion Group 81: Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Music

Discussion Group 83: Pharmacotherapy and Psychoanalysis


Two-Day Clinical Workshop #3: Psychotherapy Process and Technique, Part 2

Discussion Group 85: Psychoanalytic Approaches to the Seriously Disturbed Patient

Discussion Group 86: Treating the Suicidal Patient

Discussion Group 87: Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy of Patients with Cancer

Discussion Group 92: The Application of Psychoanalytic Thinking to Climate Change

Discussion Group 94: Trauma in the Transference


**Clinical Conference #1 for Residents, Psychology and Social Work Trainees, and Students: Transitional Objects at the End of Life


Discussion Group 99: The Psychoanalytic Treatment of Patients with Psychosomatic Symptoms
Discussion Group 100: Towards an Understanding of Loneliness and Aloneness


*Programs sponsored by the Psychotherapy Department

**Sponsored by APsaA Fellows – recommended for early career therapists and trainees

Friday February 16th


Plenary Address: Between Action and Inaction: Analytic Intimacy


The 2018 Candidates’ Council Paper Prize: “Excluding the Excluders, Excluding Ourselves

Ethics Course: Decreasing Liability: Assessing Risk of Danger to Self and Others

*Committee Sponsored Workshop 12: The Business of Practice: Increasing Session Frequency: Challenges and Opportunities

 Scientific Paper 2: Affective Engagement and the Psychoanalytic Process


Plenary Address: “Playing in the Darkness: Use of the Object and Use of the Subject”

*7:30PM: Social Event!

 Psychotherapy Department Information and Networking Event – open to all psychotherapists registered for scientific meeting!


Saturday February 17th


**Clinical Conference #2 for Residents, Psychology and Social Work Trainees, and Students: A Journey from Anger to Love: Working in an Intensive Short-term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (STDP) Model.


Science Department Session 1: Panic Focused Psychodynamic Psychotherapy


Committee Sponsored Workshop 13: Practice Building Today: Building Practice by Building the Analyst


Psychoanalysis in the Community Symposium: Does Immigration Stress or Strengthen Structure? Symposium II: Female Perversion in Contemporary Techno-Culture



Scientific Paper 3: The Phenomenology of Wealth Shame


Sunday February 18


**Clinical Conference #3 for Residents, Psychology and Social Work Trainees, and Students:
Dynamics of Coercion When Anorexia Nervosa Invades the Medical Service.


Panel IV: Re-examining Psychoanalytic “Reconstruction” from Today’s Two-Person Perspective


*Programs sponsored by the Psychotherapy Department

**Sponsored by APsaA Fellows – recommended for early career therapists and trainees


The 2018 National Meeting offers numerous sessions of interest to psychotherapists, some of which are included here. Please be sure to review the Preliminary Program for additional sessions as well as full session descriptions prior to registering.