American Association for
Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work

Area News & Regional Programs
Events - 2014

The Complexity of Human Bonds: Its Impact on Treatment

April 5, 2014 | New York, NY
Program & Registration Form

Presented by the New York Chapter
Registration & breakfast: 8:45 – 9:30am | Program: 9:30 - 1:30pm
The Allen-Stevenson School
132 East 78 Street, New York, NY [ Map ]

Michael Stone, Stuart Perlman, Lou Pansulla, Ellyn Freedman, Susan Sherman (moderator)

Committee Members:
Penny Rosen (Chair), Janet Burak, Michael De Simone, Ellyn Freedman, Roslyn Goldner, Dianne Kaminsky, Sanda Bragman Lewis, Barbara O’Connor, Louis Pansulla, Myrna Ram, Roberta Shechter, Diana Siskind, Carol Thea.

Erotic Feelings within the Therapeutic Relationship:
Transference-Countertransference Or is it love? Personal, Technical and Ethical Considerations

April 12, 2014 | Chapel Hill, NC
Program & Registration Form

Presented by the North Carolina Chapter
Registration and Refreshments: 8:30 am
Workshop: 9:00 - 11:00 am
UNC School of Social Work - Room 135
325 Pittsboro St., Chapel Hill, NC 27514 [ Map ]

Registration Contact:
Archana Aragon
Email: archana.aragon@gmail.com
Tel: (919) 608-4821

Cost for Early Registration:
$30 for AAPCSW Members
$40 for Non-members
$10 for Students or Candidates
NOTE: If check is received after April 5, 2014 please add an additional $15 *
* UNC Students are not subject to this additional fee.
Two Ethics/Contact hours will be available for this event.

Panel: Terrie Baker, LCSW, Heather Craige, LCSW, Emory Gross, LCSW, BCD

Presentation: This workshop begins with the viewing of a recording of a renowned psychoanalyst as he interviews a patient (actually, an actress) who expresses her wish for the therapist to acknowledge her feminine attractiveness. The therapist proceeds to demonstrate his technique and manner of responding to this women. Our panelists will provide commentary on the analyst’s response, and offer further thoughts and insights on the challenges of sexual desire within the therapeutic relationship.

Panel Discussants

Terrie Baker, MS, MSW, is a clinical social worker and psychoanalyst in private practice serving adults in Chapel Hill. She is a graduate of the Psychoanalytic Institute of the Carolinas. Ms. Baker is co-chair of the NC chapter of AAPCSW and is Associate Director of the Psychoanalytic Education Center of the Carolinas where she also serves on the Curriculum, Psychoanalytic Education and Governance Committees. She also serves on the Boards of the NC Psychoanalytic Society and the NC Foundation.

Heather Craige, MSW, is a clinical social worker and psychoanalyst in private practice serving children and adults in Raleigh. She was a founding board member of the Lucy Daniels Foundation, a co-founder of the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center of NC, and served as Chair of the NC Psychoanalytic Foundation. She teaches courses on attachment and contemporary psychoanalytic theories through the Psychoanalytic Education Center of the Carolinas and provides supervision and case consultation to clinicians at all levels of experience.

Emery Gross, LCSW, BCD, is faculty, training and supervising analyst at The New York Institute for Psychoanalytic Self Psychology and The Harlem Family Institute; a founding member of The American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work and Coordinator of the Committee of the Association for Psychoanalytic Self Psychology. He is a former President of the New York Society of Clinical Social Work (Metropolitan Chapter), in private practice and is a consultant to psychoanalysts.

Regional Funding for Conferences and Education Programs

AAPCSW has created a pilot project for allocating funds of up to $5000 to be loaned to local areas, regions for educational programs. The purpose of this project is to encourage regional programs that do not have the scope of our bi-annual conference, but require some financial support to develop. Such conferences could be a day or a day and ½ in length, draw on local and national expertise and would be aimed at attracting an audience from beyond the immediate local area.

The first allocation of these funds (a maximum of $5000) would be for a conference to be held in 2014. Preference will be given to proposals that are timely in topic and include social workers as the primary presenters. Proposals for this money need to be submitted by January 31, 2014.

Guidelines [24KB .doc]
Regional Funding Proposal Application [55KB .doc ]

Archived Events

Lesbian Parenting: Facts and Fantasies

January 11, 2014 | San Francisco, CA

Presented by the Northern California Chapter
Co-Chairs: Velia Frost, LCSW & Rita Karuna Cahn, LCSW
Program: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Home Office of Gabie Berliner, PhD, LCSW
120 Commonwealth Ave., San Francisco, CA 94118 [ Map ]
Tel: 415-751-3766 | Seating is limited. RSVP to: ritakaruna@mac.com

Dr. Linder observes that, “intentional lesbian parenting is a relatively recent socio-cultural phenomenon. Here in the San Francisco Bay Area we have one of the largest lesbian parenting communities in the country, and in fact, in the world.” She will present research findings from her Sanville Institute doctoral dissertation, “Lesbian Non-biological Mothers/Parents During the Transition to Parenthood,” and she will share fantasies of lesbian mothers and parents from her interviews and clinical work. Her presentation will address relationship satisfaction, division of labor, gender dynamics, sex, and point to contrasts with opposite sex parenting couples. The transition to parenthood and the role of the non-biological mother/parent will be emphasized. As always, we welcome your observations and countertransference experiences from your own clinical work.

Janet Linder, PhD, LCSW is in private practice in San Francisco and Berkeley for nearly three decades. She is on the faculties of the Women's Therapy Center and The Psychotherapy Institute, Berkeley. She leads a weekly supervision group for new therapists, and specializes in working with trauma, addiction, gender, parenting, and couples.  She received her PhD from the Sanville Institute.

Conference: Cultural Awareness in Psychodynamic Practice:
Implications for Clinical Technique and Research

February 2, 2014 | Washington, DC

AAPCSW is a co-sponsor of the conference.
Visit: www.cprincdc.org

Unity & Diversity: Psychoanalytic Fair, A Historic Gathering

February 8, 2014 | New York, NY
Conference Poster
Visit: psychoanalyticfair.org

Interested in psychoanalytic training? Wondering about psychoanalysis and its different traditions? Come gather with all the institutes conveniently under one roof for an unprecedented and historic event! On Saturday, February 8th The Psychoanalytic Fair will present a unique opportunity to learn about the multiple avenues for psychoanalytic training available in the NYC and Tri-State area, and to engage the audience in a dialogue about the role of psychoanalysis in the 21st century.

The day will feature information booths and an exciting panel with:
Lewis Aron, Ph.D. - A Psychotherapy for the People
Richard Reichbart, Ph.D. - Black Psychoanalysts Speak
Sherry Salman, Ph.D. - Dreams of Totality
Frank Summers, Ph.D. - The Psychoanalytic Vision
Jamieson Webster, Ph.D. - The Life and Death of Psychoanalysis

Co-sponsored by:
APA Division 39 - American Psychological Association: Psychoanalysis
NYSPA Division of Psychoanalysis - New York State Psychological Association
NAAP - National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis
AAPCSW - American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work
ABAP, inc. - The American Board for Accreditation in Psychoanalysis, Inc.
APsaA - American Psychoanalytic Association
ACPEinc - The Accreditation Council for Psychoanalytic Education, Inc.
Psi Chi - International Honor Society in Psychology
Teachers College Career Services

Providing Mental Health Services Legally and Ethically in
the Age of Cyberspace

February 8, 2014 | Los Angeles, CA
Event Program

Southern California Chapter Law & Ethics Training for the Advanced Clinician

Presenter: Carole Bender, JD, LCSW
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Place: The Luxe Hotel, 11461 Sunset Blvd., L.A. 90049 [ Map ]
CEU's: 6 BBS CEU Credits
Cost: $125.00 (Includes light breakfast & lunch)

To register call or email:
Pat Walter, MFT/ATR: 818-990 5499 / patriciasuewalter@hotmail.com or
Pat Sable, PhD: 310-476-0928 / patsable@icloud.com

Carole Bender, JD,LCSW, is Past President of the CSCSW and Past Chair of their Standards and Ethics Committee. She has presented training on law and ethics to mental health clinicians in hospital and agency settings, schools of social work, as well as at national and state conferences.

Submitted by Carole Bender, JD, LCSW, Board Member of the AAPCSW Southern California Chapter.