Events

Austin Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology Monthly Meetings



All monthly meetings will be meeting in the auditorium in the Austin Energy Building at 721 Barton Springs Road, across the street from the Long Center. Our first meeting of the year will be September 7th from 7:15 to 9:00 p.m. Thereafter, we’ll meet on the first Wednesday of the month from October through May.

 Salons

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 Conflict, Enactments and Resolution.


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Conference/ Workshop Cancellation Policy

A full refund minus $25 administration fee will be issued for all cancellation requests received one week prior to day of the conference or workshop. No refunds will be issued after that time.

All requests must be in writing. Send email to info@asppaustin.org.


Upcoming events

    • 05 Sep 2018
    • 7:15 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Austin Energy Building at 721 Barton Springs Road

    Abstract:  Recent Psychoanalytic writings have revised classic psychoanalytic models of the unconscious to take account of what we now recognize as the intersubjective nature of mind.  This presentation reviews the way intersubjective theories have effected our understanding of the origin and nature of mind and the implications for our clinical work.  Beginning with Freud's Topographical and later Structural model, this presentation looks at how some of Freud's most basic concepts were reworked and reconceptualized by the French psychoanalyst Jean Laplanche and the Italian analysts departing from and expanding on the ideas of Wilford Bion so as to take account of the intersubjective foundations of human consciousness.

    1.5 CE

    • 03 Oct 2018
    • 7:15 PM - 9:00 PM
    • TBA

    More info coming soon!

    • 27 Oct 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    Register

    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) present:

    In Dark Times: Psychoanalytic Practice and Ethics As a Form of Resistance

    with Era Loewenstein, PhD: San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis

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    Theodor Adorno, the Frankfurt School philosopher who was profoundly influenced by psychoanalysis and was forced to flee Nazi Germany in the 1930s, described fascist propaganda as “psychoanalysis in reverse.” Using contemporary psychoanalytic perspectives I will demonstrate in this presentation how more than ever the psychoanalytic attitude, practice and ethics can be seen as an antidote to totalitarian states of mind and to totalitarianism. The talk will explore how the practice and the ethics of psychoanalysis, that are based on the pursuit of personal truth, humility, tolerance for otherness and the commitment to becoming familiar with and to own disavowed aspects of oneself, can be seen as active ways to resist fascism during these dark times when powerful anti-democratic forces are on the rise in the US and in Europe. The capacity to bear doubt and to face the unknown while developing what Bion termed the capacity to stay in a state of negative capability will be discussed in this context as well. Clinical illustrations of these topics from adult and child treatments will be included.

    Learning Objectives: 1) Participants will be able to describe at least three characteristics of a totalitarian state of mind. 2) Participants will be able to demonstrate how totalitarian states of mind are antithetical to psychoanalytic practice and ethics.3) Participants will be able to describe how psychotherapists and psychoanalysts may drift into totalitarian states of mind.4) Participants will be able to describe how psychotherapists can guard against sliding into totalitarian states of mind.

    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. 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 13.5 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 for social workers and the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists (Provider #1138).



    • 04 Jan 2019
    • 22 Feb 2019
    • TBA

    REGISTRATION COMING SOON

    • 30 Mar 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • TBD

    REGISTRATION OPENING SOON

    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) present:

    2019 Clinical Conference

    The Use of One’s Unconscious as an Instrument of the Analysis


    with Lawrence Brown, PhD: Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute

    We will explore three pathways for representing the analyst’s unconscious experience in the here-and-now of the clinical hour: reveries, countertransference dreams and joke-work. The author terms these three activities spontaneous unconscious constructions.  These appear unbidden in the analyst’s mind during the session and signal the analyst’s unconscious work to give meaning to the emotions that arise within the context of the unconscious intersubjective field of the moment.  Clinical material from the analysis of an adult man is presented to illustrate the analyst’s use of a joke, a reverie and a countertransference dream as three modalities that unconsciously represent the emotions alive in the analytic encounter.


    LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

    1. Participants will understand the common processes involved in the spontaneous formation of dreams, jokes and reveries.
    2. Participants will learn the clinical applications of the three pathways to representing the analyst’s unconscious experience in the clinical hour.

     BIBLIOGRAPHY:

    Ogden, T. (2004) This art of psychoanalysis: Dreaming undreamt dreams and interrupted cries.IJP, 85: 857-877.

    Brown, L. J. (2007) On dreaming one’s patient: Reflections on an aspect of countertransference dreams.  Psa Q, 76: 835-861.

    Ferro, A. (2009) Transformations in Dreaming and Characters in the Psychoanalytic Field,. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 90:209-230


    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. 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 13.5 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 for social workers  and the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists (Provider #1138).

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