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Claire Beth Steinberger, Moderator/Presenter

Sundays: February 26, March 26, April 30 and June 4, 2017
2:00 – 4:00 pm
40 WEST 13 STREET, # 216
(Between 5th and 6th Avenues)
Handicap accessible facility

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The series highlights significant contributions of psychoanalysis to family and couples therapy. The works of five experts are featured, exploring the mysteries — and quagmires — of couple relationships, while expanding the application of interpersonal dynamics to understanding individuals. Areas of focus include: (a) contemporary and post-modern models; (b) diagnosis and dynamics (e.g., multigenerational transmission, “birds of a feather” phenomenon, and narcissistic and traumatic attachment); and (c) intervention strategy (e.g., analytic containment, fantasy and metaphor and field interpretations).

Learning Objectives: After the presentation, participants will be able to:
– Identify the psychoanalytic principles underlying unconscious dynamics in the couple, including the
impact on individual insight and functioning.
– Evaluate the aspects of couple treatment that benefit individual growth and change.
– Compare psychoanalytic ideas in couple assessment and intervention strategy to those in individual
– Describe techniques adapted for couples with narcissistic and traumatic struggles, expanding its
relevance to individual therapeutic interventions.

FEBRUARY 26, 2017: The Nuts and Bolts and Uncanny Configurations of Couples
Claire Beth Steinberger: Supervisory Faculty, NPAP; Clinical Supervisor BOE Family Counseling Program; Senior Psychologist, John F Kennedy Center, NJ; “A Systems Journey: From Culture to Couples” (2017).

MARCH 26, 2017: What is Intimacy?
Graciela Abelin-Sas Rose: NY Psychoanalytic Society and Institute; “Coupledom” (2010); “The Synergizing Potential of Individual and Couple Treatments (2011). International Lecturer.
Peter Mezan: Senior Psychologist Einstein College; Harvard College, Supervising faculty Erik Erikson; Family Lecturer, R. D. Laing Philadelphia Association. International Lecturer.

APRIL 30, 2017: That’s Enough About You, What About Me? Narcissistic Personalities in Couples
Carl Bagnini: “Keeping Couples in Treatment: Working from Surface to Depth” (2012); Founding Faculty International Psychotherapy; Nat’l Chair, Object Relations: Child, Couple, Family Program; Adelphi Univ.

JUNE 4, 2017: Meeting Power in the Couple
Darlene B. Ehrenberg: “The Intimate Edge: Extending the Reach of Psychoanalytic Interaction” (1992); Faculty, William Alanson White; NYU Post-Doctoral Program; Mitchell Center for Psychoanalysis. International Lecturer.

8.0 contact hours will be granted to participants with documented attendance and complete evaluation form. It is the responsibility of the participants seeking CE credits to comply with these requirements. Upon completion, a Certificate of Attendance will be emailed to all participants.
Open to NPAP members and candidates at no cost; and to non-members for a fee of $160/ $40 per session.
Registration is suggested. RSVP: / 212.924.7440
Committee: Alice Entin (Chair), Judy Ann Kaplan, Joan Klein, Edith Laufer, Loveleen Posmentier, Judith Rappaport, Penny Rosen, Claire Steinberger, Hanna Turken.
National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis, SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0139.

National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts. #P-0010.