Playing with Reality: Potential Space and its Collapse during COVID-19

This program will consider the impact of virtual therapy on psychoanalytic work with children made necessary by the COVID-19 pandemic. The move to remote work, in which sessions are conducted on screen rather than in person, profoundly affects the customary setting of analytic treatment.

This field is required.
This field is required.


 

Saturday, November 20, 2021
 
10:00 AM EST Online Program & 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 Friday, November 19, 2021 at 10:00 AM EST.

 

The Annual Beata Rank Program

This program will consider the impact of virtual therapy on psychoanalytic work with children made necessary by the COVID-19 pandemic. The move to remote work, in which sessions are conducted on screen rather than in person, profoundly affects the customary setting of analytic treatment. For some children, this represents a significant, internal challenge, while for others, the screen opens new creative possibilities. Donald Winnicott’s significant contributions to work with children and adolescents directly address questions raised by work in this new setting. This program is relevant for clinicians interested in exploring Winnicott’s ideas on transitional and potential space as a framework for addressing this move of therapy to the virtual setting. How can Winnicott’s ideas on transitionality and early childhood development help us understand the importance of psychic space and its impingements for the creative elaboration of personal experience in this contemporary context? 
 
 

Speakers

Angela Joyce (Presenter)
is a Fellow in training and supervising psychoanalyst, and child psychoanalyst at the British Psychoanalytical Society. She is Chair of its psychoanalytic training Curriculum Committee and a member of the Education Committee. Angela Joyce is the Chair of the Winnicott Trust.
 
Karen Melikian (Discussant)
is on the Adult and Child Faculty at BPSI. She is a supervising social worker in the Child and Adolescent Programs at Mclean Hospital.
 
Lawrence Brown (Moderator) 
is a Supervising Child Analyst at BPSI and President, Boston Group for Psychoanalytic Studies; He is Immediate past Co-chair of Child Analysis, BPSI.

 

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.

 
The target audience for this program is mental health clinicians at all levels of training and members of the community.
 

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

  1. Define Winnicott’s concepts of transitional space and potential space. 
  2. Describe the relationship between transitional space and potential space and the virtual clinical setting.
  3. Describe two creative and positive impacts of remote work on the psychoanalytic setting with children. 
  4. Describe two negative impacts of remote work on the psychoanalytic setting with children. 

Schedule

10:00 am – 10:10 Introductions; 10:10 – 11:00 Presentation; 11:00 am - 11:20 Discussant; 11:20 – 12:00 pm Discussion and Q and A.
 
Scholarships are available for BPSI programs.
FEE:
$85 Progrsm Fee
$75 Early Bird Special (available until 11/08/2021) Use Code at Checkout: EB2021PWR
 
 
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 the 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 NFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s)* to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
*Financial relationships are relevant if the educational content an individual can control is related to the business lines or products of the ineligible company.
-Updated June 2021-

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 pr
 
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.

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