Austin Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology (ASPP)

A local chapter of the Division of Psychoanalysis (Division 39) of the American Psychological Association (APA)


Center for Psychoanalytic Studies (CFPS)

An institute affiliated with the American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA)

Introduction to the Fundamentals of Psychoanalysis

A Clinical Salon Presented by

Elayne Lansford, PhD

Monday,September 11, 2017 7:00pm-8:30pm

Monday,September 18, 2017 7:00pm-8:30pm

Monday, September 25, 2017 7:00pm-8:30pm

Monday,October 2, 2017 7:00pm-8:30pm

6 CE/CME/CEU/Professional Development Credits in the topic of clinical practice

Elayne Lansford’s home

Division 39 is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Division 39 maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 

This four session salon will strengthen participants’ foundations in the basic principles of psychoanalytic psychotherapy: the dynamic unconscious, use of the developmental perspective in psychotherapy, defense mechanisms, transference, and countertransference. We will look at the evolution of psychoanalytic thought from ego psychology to object relations, self psychology, and attachment theory, and briefly address psychoanalytic ties to current neurobiological work. The role of theory in clinical practice will be addressed throughout the sessions. Format will involve lecture, discussion, and case presentation if time allows.

Learning Objectives:

After attending the program in its entirety, participants will be able to:

-         Define the unconscious in psychoanalytic terms.

-         Describe how developmental history informs psychoanalytic practice.

-         Define transference and how it works in psychoanalytic therapy.

-         Define countertransference and how it can be used by psychoanalytic therapists.     

-         Identify psychoanalytic defense mechanisms: which are primitive and which are mature.

-         Define the terms self object, mirroring transference, and idealizing transference.

-         Explain the differences between secure, avoidant, anxious, and disorganized attachment styles.

-         Define the terms observing ego and mentalizing and explain how they exist in the psychoanalytic process.

Elayne Lansfordobtained her PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1982. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 1984, where she was an adjunct professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center and at Trinity University. She then worked for 8 years with a multi-specialty medical clinic in Austin, before beginning a private practice in Austin in 1992. She has been an assistant adjunct professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin since 1985, teaching students how to practice psychoanalytically informed psychotherapy. She has been a member of the San Francisco Psychotherapy Research group since the late 1980s, and has been a faculty member and supervisor at their annual international conferences for the last 15 years.

Reading List:

Gabbard, G  (2004).Long Term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: A Basic Text.American

Psychiatric Publishing,


Basch,  M. (1980). Doing Psychotherapy.United State of America: Basic Books.

Maroda, K. (1977). The Power of Countertransference, J Aaronson,

McWilliams, N. (2011). Psychoanalytic Diagnosis, Second Edition: Understanding Personality Structure in Clinical Process, Guilford.

Schore, A. (2012). The Science of the Art of Psychotherapy,

Wallin, D. (2007). Attachment in Psychotherapy. New York, New York: Guilford Press,

Winnicott, D. (1993).Through Paediatrics to Psycho-Analysis: Collected Papers.  New York New, York: Routledge

Continuing Education   

6.0 CE/CME/CEU/Professional Development creditsin clinical practice if the conference is attended in its entirety

CEs: This program, when attended in its entirety is available for 6.0 continuing education credits. Division 39 is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Division 39 maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Participants must attend 100% of the program in order to receive a Certificate of Attendance. Division 39 is committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in its continuing education activities. Division 39 is also committed to conducting all activities in conformity with the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles for Psychologists. Participants are asked to be aware of the need for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program.  If program content becomes stressful, participants are encouraged to process these feelings during discussion periods.  If participants have special needs, we will attempt to accommodate them.  Please address questions, concerns and any complaints to Lisa Madsen,  MD, at (319) 400-7708 or  There is no commercial support for this program nor are there any relationships between the CE Sponsor, presenting organization, presenter, program content, research, grants, or other funding that could reasonably be construed as conflicts of interest. During the program, the presenter will discuss the validity and utility of the content and associated materials, the basis of such statements about validity/utility, and the limitations of and risks (severe and most common) associated with the content, if any. The program also provides 6 Professional Development credits for psychologists in Texas.

CME: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the Center for Psychoanalytic Studies. APsaA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. APsaA designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category I credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE: None of the planners or the presenter of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships or conflicts of interest to disclose.

ASPP is approved by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors (Provider # 1138) to provide continuing education for licensed professional counselors in Texas.

ASPP is approved by the Texas State Board of Social Workers Examiners (Provider # 5501) to provide continuing education activities for social workers.

Salon Coordinator:    Ryan Parker, LCSW, Education Chair of ASPP

Contact Ryan Parker at with questions or concerns about the program content. Contact the ASPP Administrator, Beth Martinez, atasppaustin@gmail.comor (512) 481-2484 with questions about payment.       


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ASPP Member  $120  
Non Member  $140  
Early Career Professional (within 10 years graduation)  $80  
Graduate Student  $60  


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Refund Policy: Full refund, minus $25 administrative fee, is available with written notice of cancellation received by 09/4/17. No refund available on or after 9/5/17.

Replacement Fee for Certificate of Attendance: There is a $10 fee to replace a lost Certificate of Attendance, or to provide a Certificate because the attendee did not get it at the conference

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