Somatic Receptivity in the Analyst (The 2020 Winter Academic Lecture)

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Thursday, January 16, 2020


6:30 PM - Community Reception (Berenson Hall, Hebrew College, 160 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459)


7:00 PM - Lecture (Berenson Hall, Hebrew College, 160 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459)

The 2020 Winter Academic Lecture


Contemporary psychoanalytic thinking emphasizes the importance of the analyst’s receptivity in promoting and deepening the intersubjective field. The strain on the analyst’s capacity to maintain a state of somatic receptivity, openness and engagement when unrepresented psychic states predominate will be illustrated through the presentation of three clinical episodes from an analysis. The importance of the analyst’s listening posture, subjective experience, and mode of engagement, and their effects on the analyst’s ability to take in and give beginning representation to the unrepressed unconscious message sent from the patient are highlighted.


Dolan Power, PhD (Presenter) Faculty, BPSI; Founding Board Member, Boston Group for Psychoanalytic Studies; Supervisor and Faculty, MIP; Private Practice, Cambridge, MA.

Danielle Speakman, PhD (Discussant) Candidate Student, BPSI; Faculty, Lesley University; Private Practice, Cambridge, MA.

Igor Weinberg, PhD (Discussant) Psychotherapy Student, BPSI; Assistant Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Psychologist, McLean Hospital.

Lucinda Di Domenico, MD (Moderator) Faculty, BPSI; Supervisor of Psychiatry, Tufts Medical Center; Private Practice, Newton Centre, MA.


This program is made possible by the generous support of BPSI Members and Friends. Your gift to BPSI supports education in the fields of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy. To make a gift, please visit


This program will be of interest to mental health clinicians at all levels of training. 

Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe somatic receptivity in the analyst.
  2. Discuss the symbolizing function of the object.
  3. Discuss transformations in hallucinosis.
  4. Discuss body concentration in the analyst.


7:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Presentation; 8:00 pm - 8:15 pm: First Discussant; 8:15 pm - 8:30 pm: Second Discussant;
8:30 pm – 8:40 pm: Response from Presenter; 8:40 pm - 9:00 pm: Discussion and Q&A.

Scholarships are available for all BPSI programs.
FEE: $55 Early Bird (use code: EB2019WIN); $65 Regular (as of  12/21/2019)
The fee is waived for Early Career Clinicians, Residents, and Students, and BPSI Members, Trainees, and Partners.

Continuing Education 
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Psychoanalytic Association and the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose. 
Psychologists: The Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This program fulfills the requirements for 2 hours of CE. 
Please note: Per APA requirements, psychologists must attend 100% of a course in order to be eligible for continuing education credit.
Social Workers: Application for social work continuing education credits has been submitted. Please contact us at or 617-266-0953 for the status of social work CE accreditation.
Please note: Per NASW requirements, social workers must attend 80% of a course in order to be eligible for continuing education credit.
The Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6913. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  The Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This program offers 3 NBCC Clock Hours.


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Any program participant requesting their individual program registration be canceled must submit their request in writing via email to Drew Brydon at For fee-based events, a request for cancellation (and refund using the original form of payment) must be received no later than 48 hours in advance of the event. Requests received later than 48 hours prior to the event will not be processed or accepted. All approved refunds are subject to a $10.00 administrative fee. If BPSI cancels an event, all registrants will receive a full refund of fees paid (no administration charge) no later than two business days following the scheduled date of the event, using the original form of payment.

Grievance Policy
Please address any questions or concerns about your experience at this or any program or event you have attended at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute to the Program Chair, via the Senior Administrator/Continuing Education Administrator, BPSI, 141 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459;; 617.266.0953.

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