UNDERSTANDING SOCIAL CONSTRUCTIONISM AND ITS PRACTICAL APPLICATION TO PSYCHOANALYTIC PSYCHOTHERAPY AND PSYCHOANALYSIS

It has now been more than 30 years since Irwin Hoffman first began popularizing a social constructivist approach in psychoanalysis. Socially constructed and co constructed are now regular terms that are used by psychoanalysts when discussing our ongoing efforts to work with intersubjective phenomenon in both clinical work and theoretical formulations.

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4 Sessions: Tuesday, Jan. 11, 18, 25; Feb. 1, 2022
Make-up Date: Feb. 8, 2022
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm 
Schedule: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm: Lecture/Presentation; 9:00 pm - 9:30 pm: Group Discussion

All courses will take place online. 
Seminar sessions are not recorded.

Registrants are expected to be able to attend all sessions in their entirety. Should your availability change, please contact the BPSI office (office@bpsi.org) to remove your course registration and allow other interested participants to attend. 

Registration Deadline: Thursday, January 5, 2022

 

UNDERSTANDING SOCIAL CONSTRUCTIONISM AND ITS PRACTICAL APPLICATION TO PSYCHOANALYTIC PSYCHOTHERAPY AND PSYCHOANALYSIS

 It has now been more than 30 years since Irwin Hoffman first began popularizing a social constructivist approach in psychoanalysis.  Socially constructed and co constructed are now regular terms that are used by psychoanalysts when discussing our ongoing efforts to work with intersubjective phenomenon in both clinical work and theoretical formulations.  Despite this relative comfort most analysts do not really have an in depth understanding of both the source of these ideas and what they mean in practical terms.  This course will address both of those points by introducing participants to the groundbreaking work of Harold Garfinkel and his followers in founding Ethnomethodology, a science that studied human actions aimed at creating and sustaining an ongoing sense of objective reality in social situations. We will also utilize these ideas to expand our thinking about clinical technique and to elucidate the powerful role played by the social world in shaping intrapsychic reality on a continuous basis.


Instructors

Michael Dvorkin, EdD
Psychoanalyst Member, Psychoanalytic Training Program Faculty, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program Faculty, and Explorations in Mind Program Faculty, BPSI. Private practice in Brookline, MA.


This course is open to licensed mental health clinicians and trainees on the path to licensure. 


Learning Objectives

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

  1. Describe key elements of the Ethnomethodological paradigm.
  2. Describe how core ethnomethodological ideas directly inform psychotherapeutic process and ideas.
  3. Explain the psychoanalytic concepts of neutrality, psychic representation, resistance, and projective identification from an ethnomethodological point of view.
  4. Demonstrate techniques of contextual and metaphoric communication, authority, interpretation thru implied action, and the use of the self in treatment.
Scholarships are available for all BPSI programs.

FEE:
$275 Course Fee

$250 Early Bird (available until 12/21/2021) Use Code at Checkout: EB2022USC
The fee is waived for Early Career Clinicians and BPSI Members, Trainees, and Partners. Scholarships are available upon request.

 

Explorations in Mind: Community Education at BPSI is made possible by the generous support of BPSI Members and friends. To make a gift to BPSI, contact Carole Nathan (cnathan@bpsi.org or 617-266-0953 x101),
go to www.bpsi.org, or send mail to BPSI, 141 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459.
 
 
Program Administrator
Stephanie Cavanaugh: scavanaugh@bpsi.org

Program Co-Chairs
Holly Friedman Housman, LICSW: holly@housman.org
Chris Lovett, PhD: cglovett44@gmail.com
 

Continuing Education 

Physicians: CME credits are not available for this course.

Psychologists: CE credits are not available for this course.

Social Workers: CE credits are not available for this course.

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.


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(s), 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 to or administration of its educational programs, scholarship programs or employment.