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

    • 02 Jan 2019
    • 7:15 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Austin Energy Building at 721 Barton Springs Rd. Austin
    • 04 Feb 2019
    • 7:00 PM
    • 25 Feb 2019
    • 8:30 PM
    • 4131 Spicewood Springs Road, Suite C8, Austin 78759
    Register

    Relational Perspectives in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

    The Meeting of Two Embodied Unconscious

    A Salon facilitated by

    Denise Lemos Zaborowski, PhD, LPC-S and Maryrose Galluzzo, LCSW

    February 4th, February 11th and February 25th

    This is an introductory/intermediate level salon for therapists who want to familiarize or strengthen their knowledge of Relational Psychoanalytic concepts and its two-person psychotherapy model.   The readings are intended to facilitate discussions of the meeting of two embodied unconscious, emphasizing both the intrapsychic and the inter-relational psychoanalytic framework.  Participants will have the opportunity to identify unconscious material described in psychotherapy that convey the mutual regulation of interaction between client and therapist, where both are affecting and are affected by each other. This psychotherapy relationship is explored as mutual but asymmetrical.  The therapist’s observant-participation encompasses theoretical groundedness and spontaneity.  The clinical discussions will be centered on the transference-countertransference matrix of experiences, inevitable enactments, and the concept of dissociation/self-states. 

    Learning Objectives:

    1)      Define and contrast the one-person model and two-person model in psychoanalysis.

    2)      Describe the concepts of the Transference-Countertransference matrix, Enactment and Multiple Self-states within a Relational Psychoanalytic perspective.

    3)      Identify examples of clinical situations that emphasize both intra-psychic and inter-relational psychoanalytic perspectives.

    4)      Identify the therapist’s theoretical groundedness/spontaneity and the conceal/reveal dilemma.

    Total CEUs:  4.5 Participants must attend all dates for CEUs.

    Dates and time:   February 4th, February 11th and February 25th from 7 pm – 8:30 pm

    Cost:  $100 for members, $110 for non-members

    Location: Denise’s Office - 4131 Spicewood Springs Rd., Suite C-8, Austin, TX 78759

    Contact Info:

              denisezaborowski@gmail.com 512.573.2669

              mrgalluzzo@gmail.com 512.981.8281

    Readings by date:

    February 4:

    Aron, L. (1991). The Patient's Experience of the Analyst's Subjectivity. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 1(1):29-51.

    February 11:

    Davies, J.M. (2004).  Whose Bad Objects Are We Anyway?  Repetition and Our Elusive Love Affair with Evil.  Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 14(6):711–732.

    February 25:

    Bromberg, P.M. (2003). One Need Not Be a House to Be Haunted:  On Enactment, Dissociation, and the Dread of “Not-Me”- A Case Study.  Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 20(3):689-709

    Bios:

    Denise Lemos Zaborowski, PhD, LPC-S is a psychotherapist in private practice who provides psychoanalytic-oriented supervision and “conversation therapy” for adults in English, Portuguese and Spanish. Denise has 33 years of experience as a clinician and researcher in public mental health in Brazil and  in the US.   She completed an Advanced Master in Clinical Psychology at PUC/RJ.  In the US, Denise completed a Psychoanalytic-oriented PhD at the Wright Institute Berkeley, CA.  More recently she completed a two-year fellowship in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy at the Center for Psychoanalytic Studies, Austin.  Denise’s practice is strongly influenced by Object-Relations, Relational Psychoanalysis and her life experiences. She served on the board of Austin Psychoanalytic as Education-Chair and is currently on the Mentorship Committee. 

    Maryrose Galluzzo, MSSW, LCSW is a clinical social worker and psychotherapist in private practice since 2005.   Her work is informed by object relations, attachment and relational psychoanalysis with a focus on individuation, intimacy, life meaning and purpose.   Prior to becoming a psychotherapist, she worked for many years in the investment banking world as a systems analyst in Manhattan.    In 2003, she decided to follow her inclinations and earned a Master’s in Clinical Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin. She then established a private practice in Austin and Burlingame, CA. She has served on the board of the Austin Psychoanalytic and completed a two-year fellowship in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy at the Center for Psychoanalytic Studies, Austin.   


    • 06 Feb 2019
    • 7:15 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Austin Energy Building at 721 Barton Springs Rd. Austin


    • 07 Feb 2019
    • 7:00 PM
    • 28 Mar 2019
    • 9:00 PM
    • 1612 Astor Place, Austin 78721
    Register

    Interpretation of Dreams: Exploring the Symbols of the Unconscious

    A Salon facilitated by Tara Chivukula, LCSW

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    Thursdays, February 7, 14, 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28, 2019 from 7:00pm - 9:00pm

    Dream Exploration and interpretation has been a central tenet of psychoanalytic tradition since Freud's seminal work, The Interpretation of Dreams (1899). In this salon, we consider Freud's formative influence on the role dreams play in psychoanalysis, along with the contributions of contemporary analysts Montague Ullman, Mark Blechner, and Lou Aron. Using Ullman's experiential dreams processing technique, each member will bring in a dream to interpret.  We will gain understanding into the symbols and content that manifest in dreams, along with proficiency in working with dreams in the clinical setting. Please join us for an evocative and stimulating salon as we journey down the royal road to the unconscious. 

    Learning objectives: 

    1. Utilize Ullman's Dream Process to interpret and understand latent and manifest content of dreams.

    2. Learn how to utilize dream work in clinical practice.

    3. Utilize dream work to understand transference, resistance, introductory sessions, and termination

    References: 

    Aron, L (1989). Dreams, narrative and the psychoanalytic method. Contemporary Psychoanalysis. 25: 108 – 127.

    Blechner, M. (2001). The Dreams Frontier. NJ: The Analytic Press.

    Freud, S. (1900) Chapter VI. The Dream Work. Pgs. 311-344. The Interpretation of Dreams.

    Freud, S. (1917) The manifest and latent content of dreams and latent thoughts. Lecture VII. Pgs. 138-153. Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis.

    Ullman, M. (1984). Group Dream Work and Healing. Contemporary Psychoanalysis. 20: 120-130

    Bio: Tara Chivukula, LCSW is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist in Austin, TX. Tara specializes in work with individuals around issues of culture, race, identity, transition, and intergenerational trauma. She is a graduate of Columbia University School of Social Work and completed analytic training at the Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis, Inc. in New York City. Tara is currently the Division 39, Section IV local chapter representative. She is in private practice in Austin, TX. 

    • 06 Mar 2019
    • 7:15 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Austin Energy Building at 721 Barton Springs Rd.


    • 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).

    • 03 Apr 2019
    • 7:15 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Austin Energy Building at 721 Barton Springs Rd. Austin

    April Monthly Meeting

    • 27 Apr 2019
    • TBA

    REGISTRATION COMING SOON

    Sara Ahmed observes that recognition “produces rather than simply finds its object,” in other words, the techniques of psychoanalytic engagement produce the patients we can recognize. This leaves psychoanalysts attempting to witness and recognize trauma and violence with tools that may themselves re-inscribe violence to their patients. Using case material, this presentation explores the use of animals  - the patient’s kitten, not a therapeutic support animal - to attempt to response-ably witness and interrupt transgenerational violence. While Harold Searles in 1960 urged psychoanalysis to incorporate animals and the nonhuman environment within the clinical space, most psychoanalytic theory has ignored the integral role of animals in human lives. This case situates a kitten at the center of a racist enactment between the white therapist and a Latina-identified patient.  In this case, the kitten became an important actor and participant, engaging the patient to interrupt potential transgenerational patterns of violence. Integrating Searles’ conflicting ideas with current work on the nonhuman within cultural studies, this presentation will explore the ambivalent dependence of the human on the nonhuman, the co-emergence of these categories and subjectivities, and ways to consciously link these areas of experiencing in our clinical and theoretical work in ways that can open up space for response-able forms of witnessing and recognition.

    Learning Objectives:

    1)  Participants will be able to reconsider the roles of the nonhuman, including animals, in clinical work

    2) Participants will be able to conceptualize transgenerational racial trauma as it manifests in the clinical space

    3) Participants will be able to expand ideas of witnessing and how it can function in the clinical space

    References:

    Apprey, M. (2003). Repairing history: Reworking transgenerational trauma. In D. Moss (ed.) Hating in the first person plural: Psychoanalytic essays on racism, homophobia, misogyny and terror, pp. 3-28. New York: Other Press.

    Boulanger, G. (2012). Psychoanalytic witnessing: Professional obligation or moral imperative? Psychoanalytic Psychology, 29(3): 318-324.

    Moss, D. (Ed.) (2003) Hating in the First Person Plural. London: Other Press.

    Roth, M.S. (2012). Memory, trauma, and history: Essays on living with the past. NYC: Columbia University Press.

    Searles, H. (1960). The nonhuman environment in normal development and in

    schizophrenia. New York: International Universities Press.

    Bio: Katie Gentile, Ph.D. is Professor of Gender Studies and Chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies at John Jay College of Criminal Justice (City University of New York). She is the author of Creating bodies: Eating disorders as self-destructive survival and the 2017 Gradiva Award winning The Business of being made: The temporalities of reproductive technologies, in psychoanalysis and cultures, both from Routledge. She is the editor of the Routledge book series Genders & Sexualities in Minds & Culture and a co-editor of the journal Studies in Gender and Sexuality. She has published most recently on restorative and community-based justice and institutional betrayal around sexual misconduct and the cultural and psychic production of temporalities around reproduction,  fetal personhood, and the nonhuman. She is on the faculty of New York University’s Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis and the Critical Social Psychology program at the CUNY Graduate Center. She is in private practice in New York City.

    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).



    • 01 May 2019
    • 7:15 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Austin Energy Building at 721 Barton Springs Road, Austin


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