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)

A center affiliated with the American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA)

Transference, Projection and Enactments:
Intrapsychic Perspectives on the Interpersonal Dimensions of the Clinical Hour

A Salon facilitated by Marianna Adler, PhD and Stacy Stewart, PhD

2401 Trail of Madrones,  Austin 78746

Tuesday September 20, Tuesday September 27, Tuesday October 4, Monday October 10; 7:30-9pm

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. 

Our salons are friendly gatherings at the homes and offices of members of ASPP that intend to promote psychoanalytically and psychodynamically oriented knowledge at both beginning and advanced levels. The fees are aimed to support these and other ASPP programs. Our theme this year is “Conflicts, Enactments and Resolution.”

Within the clinical frame, patient and analyst come together for the purpose of understanding the patient and his inner world, especially those aspects of his inner world that create difficulties in life and relationships.  Yet this inner world is not directly available to us, but must be inferred on the basis of behaviors, emotional states and analytic intuition (the latter grounded in an understanding of human development, personality dynamics and the nature of mind).  Psychoanalytic theory has given us a number of concepts to help us organize our understanding of clinical experience and its intrapsychic dimensions.  This salon will explore three of these concepts: projection, transference and enactment.  An on-going psychotherapy case will be presented and will allow us to apply what we are learning to clinical material.  After attending this course, attendees will be able to 1) identify the primary resistances and defenses that are shaping the clinical hour in the clinical material presented. (2) define what Betty Joseph means by "Here" and "Now" and how these two terms characterize her distinctive understanding of transference. (3) using the concept of transference as defined by Betty Joseph, describe how it is operating in the clinical material that will be presented. (4) define what Money-Kyrle means by "normal Counter-transference" and describe the pressures on the therapist that might interfere with the therapist's optimal functioning. (5) describe the role of Projective Identification, as defined by Feldman, in provoking enactments in the clinical encounter. (6) identify ways in which projection and projective identification are shaping the interaction between therapist and patient in the clinical material presented. (7) identify two ways in which McLaughlin uses the term "enactment" and consider ways in which this concept might illuminate the clinical material considered by the class. (8) describe how non-verbal behaviors can carry unconscious communications between therapist and patient.  Identify any such unconscious communications in the clinical material being considered.

CME/CE/CEU/PD credits: 6 (Participants must attend all 4 sessions for credit)

Facilitators: Marianna Adler, Ph.D., RABP, is a psychologist and a Training and Supervising psychoanalyst in private practice in Austin, Texas. She is on the faculty of the Center For Psychoanalytic Studies in Houston and Austin where she has taught classes in both psychoanalysis and psychodynamic psychotherapy. She is a Fellow of the American Board of Psychoanalysis and currently serves on that bodies Certification Committee. She has previously presented papers to both the Houston-Galveston Psychoanalytic Society and the Austin Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology on such topics as mourning and psychoanalysis, shame, Jacques Lacan, and creative inhibitions. Her paper “Bion and the Analytic Attitude” was the lead article for Round Robin, Winter 2010. “The Blank Page: Creative Imagination and its Inhibitions” was published in the Canadian Journal of Psychoanalysis in 2008.

Stacy Stewart, PhD, is a clinical psychologist in private practice. She is also currently an adjunct faculty member in the psychology department at Austin Community College. She has a MA in educational psychology from The University of Texas at Austin and a PhD in clinical psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. Her research has focused on dreams following traumatic experiences as well as pharmaceutical interventions in patients with major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. She is currently a training candidate in analytical psychology with the Interregional Society of Jungian Analysts. Stacy has previously served on the board of the Austin Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology as treasurer. 

Location: 2401 Trail of Madrones,  Austin 78746

Dates/Times: 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/10; 7:30-9pm
Contact: Marianna Adler; Work 512-453-9225, Cell 512-663-9772;
Required reading:

September 20 This first session will be devoted to familiarizing ourselves with an on-going 2x per week psychotherapy case that will form the basis for our future discussions.  Patient history and some initial clinical material will form the basis for discussion.  In subsequent sessions we will use our readings to further deepen our understanding of the case.
September 27 Joseph, Betty (2013).  Here and Now: My Perspective.  International Journal of Psychoanalysis, Vol 94: 1-5 O’Shaughnessy, Edna (2013). Where is here? When is now?  International Journal of Psychoanalysis, Vol. 94: 7 – 16
October 4  Feldman, M. (1997). Projective identification: The analyst’s involvement. International Journal of Psychoanalysis78, 227-241. Money-Kyrle, R.E. (1956). Normal Counter-Transference and Some of its Deviations. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 37:360-366
October 10
Jacobs, Theodore (2001).  On Unconscious Communications and Covert Enactments: Some Reflections on Their Role in the Analytic Situation.  Psychoanalytic Quarterly, Vol. 21: 4-23 McLauglin, JT (1991).  Clinical and Theoretical Aspects of Enactments. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association.  Vol. 39: 595 - 614

CME: These activities have 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 these live activities for a maximum of 6 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. 

CEs: These programs, when attended as required in each specific salon, are available for 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 at least 80% 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 at . 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. ASPP also provides Professional Development credits for psychologists in Texas.

ASPP is approved by (1) the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors (Provider # 1138) to provide continuing education for licensed professional counselors in Texas and (2) the Texas State Board of Social Workers Examiners (Provider # 5501) to provide continuing education for social workers.


Registration for Salon 2016

To register, (1) contact facilitator and (2) complete the following form and bring your payment to the first class or mail this form and payment to ASPP, P.O. Box 162082, Austin, TX  78716 

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Salon Fees                               Circle applicable fee:

ASPP Members $150

Non-Members of ASPP $170

Institute Candidates/ECPs* $95

* Early career professionals within 3 years of graduation

Full-Time Graduate Students $60

                                                Salon: 6cr                                      



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Refund Policy: Full refund, minus $25 administrative fee, is available with written notice of cancellation received seven days prior to the event. No refund available seven days prior to the event.

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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