Moving Through and Being Moved By: Embodiment in Development and in the Therapeutic Relationship

Psychoanalytic thinking has moved far beyond the neutral analyst and now encompasses the mutual influence between patient and therapist. But the full nature of two-person influence has only begun to be articulated.

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Saturday, December 5, 2020
9:00 AM 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 Friday, December 4, 2020 at 10:00 AM EST

 

In honor of Jeremy P. Nahum, MD

 

Psychoanalytic thinking has moved far beyond the neutral analyst and now encompasses the mutual influence between patient and therapist. But the full nature of two-person influence has only begun to be articulated.  In this program, at the intersection of psychoanalysis and affective neuroscience, we will further expand analytic ideas of mutual influence by illustrating their central roles in the developmental process and the clinical process.

We start from the idea that people are not isolates, but are always participating in each other’s experiences. We share other’s experiences and they share ours, continuously. We are always consciously and non-consciously moving through each other’s experiences of self and world in embodied ways involving action, affect and intention.

Therapeutic process is not merely about resolving conflicts or symbolizing mental content but is more centrally about catalyzing new capacities for relationship. Change occurs in moving through others and their moving through us. This embodied dance with special partners, who have become highly charged others for us, occurs largely outside of consciousness. The embodied moving through process in psychotherapy drives the long developmental trajectory involved in coming to know one’s own and others’ minds.  This process also develops the capacities that will lead to greater and greater relational abilities to engage.

A clinical presentation will illustrate these processes of how one may be moved by moving through the other. Discussion with those participating will extend the focus of mutual influence through an experiential sharing of perspectives.

 



Speakers

Bruce Reis, PhD (Presenter)
Member of the Boston Change Process Study Group, Dr Reis is a Training and Supervising Analyst at IPTAR; Regional Editor for North America at the IJP;  and Faculty, NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis 

Heather Churchill, PsyD (Clinical Case Presenter)
Staff Psychologist and Associate Director of the Therapeutic Community, and  Coordinator of the Health and Wellness Program at The Austin Riggs Center, Stockbridge, MA

Jack Foehl, PhD (Discussant)
Training & Supervising Analyst and President-Elect at BPSI; Faculty and Supervisor at Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis; Associate Professor, NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy & Psychoanalysis and Executive Editor, Psychoanalytic Dialogues.

Karlen Lyons-Ruth, PhD (Moderator)
Member of the Boston Change Process Study Group, Dr. Lyons-Ruth is Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; principal investigator of the Mother-Infant Neurobiological Development (MIND) Study; and an Affiliate Scholar of the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute.   

 

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 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 how the therapist's and patient's bodies speak in therapy through the wholeness of the gestalt of words, movement and affect.
  2. Explain in what ways the therapy dyad’s moving through process occurs outside of consciousness.
  3. Discuss the ways the therapeutic process of the dyad involves catalyzing new capacities for relationship.
  4. Describe how the process of embodied experience in the therapy dyad is related to the developmental trajectory of being known in the minds of others and of knowing one’s own mind.

 

Schedule

9:00 am - 9:10 am: Introductions, Karlen Lyons-Ruth; 9:10 am - 10:00 am: Presentation: Bruce Reis; 10:00 am -10:10 am Break; 10:10-10:50 am: Case presentation-Heather Churchill; 10:50 am - 11:10 am: Discussant-Jack Foehl; 11:10 am - 11:40 am: Discussion between presenters and Audience;  11:40 – 12:00: Tribute & Memorial in honor of Jeremy P. Nahum.

 
Scholarships are available for all BPSI programs.
FEE:
$75 Lecture Fee
$65 Early Bird Special, use code at checkout: EB2020TR (available until 11/23/2020) 
 
The fee is waived for Early Career Clinicians, Residents, and Students, and BPSI Members and Partners.

 

Boston Change Process Study Group (BCPSG)
Nadia Bruschweiler Stern, MD; Karlen Lyons Ruth, PhD; Alexander C. Morgan, MD;
Jeremy P. Nahum, MD (1939-2019); Bruce Reis, PhD
Audience discussion will include participation by members of the Study Group

 

Nadia Bruschweiler-Stern, MD
Dr. Bruschweiler-Stern is a pediatrician and child psychiatrist and directs the Swiss Brazelton Center. Her focus is on infant development, psychological changes of parenting, and early intersubjectivity.  She is co-author with Daniel Stern of "Birth of a Mother."

Alexander C. Morgan, MD
Dr. Morgan is an adult psychoanalyst in Newton, a faculty member of the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, and an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School at Cambridge Health Alliance. His interests include applying early developmental findings across the life span.

Jeremy P. Nahum, MD
Dr. Nahum was a practicing psychoanalyst, psychotherapist, and couples therapist in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  He taught in the development sequence at both the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute and the Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis. He was part of the Psychotherapy Research program at Massachusetts General Hospital.  He was a psychiatric consultant to the Family Pathways Project at the Cambridge Health Alliance. It was his mind and spirit that gave birth and nurtured the Boston Change Process Study Group from its beginning in 1994 until his death in 2019.


 
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 3 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 3 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 2.5 NBCC Clock Hours.

 

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