What's Happening Now:
New Challenges in Clinical Practice
May 21, 2023
Live Online via ZOOM with Lecture and Discussion
AAPCSW-NY sponsors a panel with Karen Baker, Barbara Berger, Lou Pansulla, and moderator Boris Thomas.
[ 3 CEs ]
Date: Sunday, May 21, 2023
Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm ET
Fee: $15-$75 (Open to Public)
Location: (Online via ZOOM, Lecture/Discussion)
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National Institute for Psychoanalytic Education and Research in Clinical Social Work, Inc. (NIPER), educational arm of the American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work (AAPCSW). Co-sponsors: Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center (PPSC), www.ppsc.org, and Institute for Clinical Social Work (ICSW-Chicago), www.icsw.edu
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Moderator: Boris Thomas, JD, PhD, LCSW-R
Each presentation will be followed by dialogue among the panelists and audience.
Barbara Berger, PhD, LCSW
On Being a White Woman Therapist with Women of Other Cultures
Embedded in the current sociological environment, this paper applies psychodynamic concepts to the experience of a white female therapist working with women from diverse cultures. The complexity of interracial and cross-cultural therapeutic relationships is illustrated, including ruptures and repairs.
After attending this presentation, participants will be able to:
- Discuss a language and set of sociological concepts through which we can discuss and understand conscious and unconscious racial and cultural bias.
- Explain psychodynamic theoretical ideas in working through ruptures due to racial or cultural rifts.
- Identify the complexity of interracial and cross-cultural therapeutic relationships, as seen clinically in the intersections of socio-cultural and psychological issues.
Louis Pansulla, MSW, LCSW
Current theoretical and clinical implications in working with Trans and Non-Binary patients today bring with it many challenging and shifting considerations. Woven into our complex, contemporary and ever-oscillating theoretical conceptualizations around “gender,” this presentation will illuminate some current clinical thinking and challenges facing clinicians in working with Trans, Non-Binary children, adults, and their families. Some counter-transferential and socio-political elements will be examined.
The Clinical Vicissitudes in Work with ‘Gender’, in a Post-Modern, Gender-fluid
and ‘Shape-shifting’ Gendered World
After Attending this presentation, participants will be able to:
- Explain contemporary theoretical ideas and considerations related to ‘gender’, in working with trans, non-binary and cisgender patients.
- Identify some current complexities facing psychodynamic clinicians in their work with trans, and non-binary patients.
- Describe some socio-political and counter-transferential factors affecting our clinical work with these populations.
Karen Baker, MSW
A Therapist's Reflection on Child and Adolescent Work During the Pandemic and Afterwards
In March 2020, the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic caused a shift in the ways in which we lived our lives. As clinicians, we had to abruptly stop seeing our patients in-person and move to telehealth, a format of treatment that many of us were not accustomed to. The pandemic was a trauma for all of us. This paper will describe two telehealth therapies during the lockdown and afterwards. One, a 5-year-old boy whose therapy began on ZOOM and the other, an adolescent who shifted from in-person therapy to telehealth. In the course of transitioning to remote work, many questions emerged in the presenter's mind. What would be different? What would remain the same? Would development be thwarted due to anxieties and isolation? How did it evoke echoes of early trauma for each of these boys? These questions will be discussed in the presentation.
After attending this presentation, participants will be able to:
- Identify concepts and techniques applied to treatment during the transition to telehealth.
- Describe the underpinnings of early trauma as it emerged in telehealth therapy.
- Discuss what changed and what remained the same in the intersubjective field during the shift to telehealth and afterwards.
Karen E. Baker, MSW — Past President, AAPCSW. MI Council for Psa. and Psychotherapy. Faculty, Institute for Clinical Social Work. Past Child Development Director, Allen Creek Preschool. Author, articles on schizoid and sadomasochistic defenses, dissociation, and child analysis. Co-editor, Special Issue, Child/Adolescent Psychoanalysis/Psychotherapy, PSW. Private practice, Ann Arbor, MI.
Barbara Berger, PhD, LCSW, BCD — Past-President, AAPCSW. Faculty Emerita/Board Trustee, Inst for Clinical SW, Chicago. Distinguished Practitioner, National Academies of Practice. Recipient, Distinguished Service Award, Inst for Clinical SW; and AAPCSW Lifetime Achievement Award (2013). Editor, Clinical SW Journal, and Psychoanalytic SW. Author, papers on developmental issues. Private practice, Chicago, IL.
Louis Pansulla, MSW, LCSW — Past Board Member, AAPCSW. Core Faculty, Institute for Clinical Social Work (ICSW), Chicago. Core Faculty, Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy (ICP), NY. Author, papers on Relational theory and Gender, and Sexualities. Private practice, Brooklyn and Manhattan, NY.
Boris Thomas, JD, PhD, LCSW-R — Emeritus Faculty, ICSW, Chicago; ICP, New York. Author, on race, culture and gay male relationships; Speaker, on intersectionality and the unconscious integration and re-enactment of legal/socio-political systems. Private practice, New York, NY.
Conference Committee: Penny Rosen (Chair), Janet Burak, Joshua Dolman, Dan Hoffman, Dianne Kaminsky, Judith Rosenberger, Lance Stern, Carol Thea
3 CE Contact Hours Offered
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