Six One Way, Half a Dozen Another? Comparing Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis

Freud (1919) noted that the wide scale application of psychoanalysis as a therapy “will compel us to alloy the pure gold of analysis with the copper of direct suggestion." He continued, “whatever form this psychotherapy for the people may take, its most effective ingredients remain those borrowed from psychoanalysis” (p. 168).

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Thursday, January 21, 2021

7:00 pm EST Online Lecture & Discussion
Online registration is required for this program. All registrants will receive a Zoom Meeting Link.
To receive Continuing Education, registration must be completed by Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 7:00 pm EST.

 

The 2021 Winter Academic Lecture

 

This year, BPSI's Academic Lectures explore the nature of our therapeutic treatments. Our first lecture looked at psychoanalytic process. What makes a process psychoanalytic and how do we facilitate its development? This second lecture will explore a related theme, examining the similarities and differences between psychodynamic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis.

Freud (1919) noted that the wide scale application of psychoanalysis as a therapy “will compel us to alloy the pure gold of analysis with the copper of direct suggestion." He continued, “whatever form this psychotherapy for the people may take, its most effective ingredients remain those borrowed from psychoanalysis” (p. 168). Ever since, psychoanalysis and psychotherapy have been uneasy bedfellows, similar yet distinguished even as their distinctions over the years have blurred. 

What are the hallmark features of each modality in clinical practice? What can be accomplished with each treatment, and what specific goals differ in each? Does our work and thinking as a therapist in weekly psychotherapy diverge from our work as an analyst or as a therapist with an increased frequency treatment? Is suggestion an unholy alloy or a ubiquitous feature in all our work?

Our evening includes a panel of three BPSI members, two of whom have completed both the advanced psychotherapy and analytic trainings. Our fourth panelist will be the audience. A handout will be sent to registrants to facilitate the audience’s engagement with the material on the way to discussion with our presenters.

This program will clarify the similarities and differences of our treatment modalities for clinical work in a manner that will refine our decisions in providing patient care.

 

Speakers

Stephen B. Bernstein, MD (Moderator)
Training and Supervising Analyst, BPSI and a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Tufts University School of Medicine; Private Practice, Brookline, MA.
 
James P. Frosch, MD (Panelist)
Training and Supervising Analyst, BPSI; Private Practice, Cambridge, MA.
 
Caryn Mushlin, LICSW (Panelist)
Fifth year candidate in Psychoanalytic Training and a Graduate of the Adult and Child Advanced Training Program in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, BPSI; Private Practice, Adult, Child and Adolescent, Brookline, MA.
 
Alison Phillips, MD (Panelist)
Faculty, Advanced Training Program in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Graduate Psychoanalytic Training Program and Advanced Training Program in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, BPSI; Private Practice, Wellesley, MA.

 

This program is made possible by the generous support of BPSI members and friends. Your gift to BPSI supports
psychoanalytic and psychotherapy education and ensures the future of our field. To make a gift, please visit www.bpsi.org.

 

 
This program is appropriate for mental health clinicians at all levels of training. 
 

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

  1. Describe two ways in which psychoanalytically oriented psychotherapies and psychoanalysis are similar.
  2. Describe two differences between psychodynamically oriented psychotherapies and psychoanalysis.
  3. Describe two ways in which increased frequency and the use of the couch in psychoanalysis allows for an experience that is different than the experience in a psychotherapy with less frequency and without the use of the couch.
  4. Describe two considerations for selecting patients for weekly psychotherapy, increased frequency psychotherapy, or psychoanalysis.

 

Schedule
7:00-7:15 pm: Welcome; 7:15 – 8:20 PM: Moderator introduction and 3 Panel Members’ Presentations; 8:20 –8:30 pm: Moderator engaging Panel members; 8:30 – 9:00 pm: Audience engagement.

 
Scholarships are available for all BPSI programs.
FEE:
$75 Lecture Fee
$65 Early Bird Special (available until 01/11/2021) Use Code at Checkout: EB2021CPPP
 
 
Continuing Education 
Physicians:
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 office@bpsi.org 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 2 NBCC Clock Hours.

 

Event Cancellation Policies & Procedures
Any program participant requesting their individual program registration be canceled must submit their request in writing via email to Drew Brydon-Cardoso at dbrydon@bpsi.org. 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; office@bpsi.org; 617.266.0953.

The Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, Inc., 141 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459, does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, age, sexual orientation, national origin or handicap in the admissions, administration of its educational programs, scholarship programs or employment.

 

 

 

 

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