Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Bereavement and Mourning

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Loss and mourning are part of every successful psychoanalytic treatment, but many practitioners are unaware of the many ways that psychoanalytic thinking about this has evolved since Freud’s and Klein’s landmark papers. In this course the concept of loss and bereavement will be extended beyond death and touch on the full range of losses that must be grieved.

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6 Sessions: Wednesdays, Mar 6, 13, 20, 27, Apr 3, 10, 2019

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

BPSI, 141 Herrick Road

Newton Centre, MA 02459


This course is open to intermediate and advanced licensed mental health clinicians . Continuing education credits are offered for physicians, psychologists, and social workers.


Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Bereavement and Mourning

 

Loss and mourning are part of every successful psychoanalytic treatment. This course will sample readings from every era of psychoanalytic thinking beginning with a close reading of Freud’s “Mourning and Melancholia” through more contemporary views of bereavement and mourning. Readings and a brief video will sample memoir that capture the texture of loss and its aftermath. The concept of loss and bereavement will be extended beyond death and touch on the full range of losses that must be grieved. Participants will be encouraged to present clinical material from their practice.

 


Instructors

Stephanie Brody, PsyD -- Psychoanalyst Member, Supervising and Training Analyst, and Faculty of the Psychoanalytic Training and Explorations in Mind programs, BPSI. Clinical instructor in Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School and Clinical Associate (part time). Attending Psychologist, Pavilion Unit, McLean Hospital. Private practice in Lexington, MA.

 

Joseph M. Schwartz, PhD -- Psychoanalyst Member, ATP Supervisor, and Faculty of the Psychoanalytic Training, Advanced Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training (ATP), Fellowship in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, and Explorations in Mind programs, BPSI. Private practice in Cambridge, MA.

 

Learning Objectives
After attending this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the process of mourning leading to identification in Freud’s landmark work “Mourning and Melancholia”.
  2. Identify the clinical characteristics distinguishing normal from complex mourning.
  3. Identify factors that predispose patients to difficulties in the process of grieving personal losses.
  4. Describe modifications of the classical psychoanalytic understanding of mourning development by contemporary Neo-Kleinian and Relational theorists.
  5. Identify and develop skills to address narcissistic defenses against mourning.
    Facilitate the development of commemorative rituals in patients struggling with unresolved grief..



References

Frosch, J. P. (2014). From grievance to grief: Narcissism and the inability to mourn. Canadian Journal of Psychoanalysis, 22:259-275.

O'Rourke, M. (2011). The long goodbye: A memoir. New York: Riverhead Books.

Macdonald, H. (2014). H is for hawk. New York: Random House.

Slowchower, J. (2011). Out of the analytic shadow: On the dynamics of commemorative ritual. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 21:676-690.

 

 

Schedule
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm: Lecture/Presentation; 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm: Group Discussion.



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 physician. The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 9 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 9 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 has been submitted. Please contact us at office@bpsi.org or 617-266-0953 for the status of the 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.

Licensed Mental Health Clinicians: NBCC credits are not available for this course.

Please note: Licensed Mental Health Clinicians may request continuing education credit on an individual basis from NBCC, through their Continuing Education Credit Verification process.

Cancellation Policies & Procedures
Any program participant requesting their individual program registration be canceled, must submit their request in writing via email to Drew Brydon 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/Director of Continuing Education, 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 and loan programs or employment.

 

 

 

 

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