The Continuing Education Program Committee of NPAP Presents This is Me, Is That You? My Work with Schizophrenic Patients Presenter: Steven Poser, PhD
The Continuing Education Program
Committee of NPAP
This is Me, Is That You? My Work with Schizophrenic Patients
Steven Poser, PhD
Claire Steinberger, LP
Sunday, February 19, 2023
5pm – 7pm
Live Online via Zoom: Workshop
(Registration is required in order to receive the zoom link)
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Friday, February 17, at 1pm
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BETWEEN 1PM AND 2PM
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17
As part of the presenter’s training to become a psychoanalyst, nearly 30 years ago, he secured a clinical internship at one of the grand old 19th century mental hospitals in upstate New York, now, sadly, gone, as are most of these old-fashioned, idealistic “insane asylums.” He was given the key to a locked ward of 40 chronically psychotic women and proceeded to sit with them for one day a week over the course of two years, 1994-1996. He never set out to “cure” them of their madness, but rather to become a meaningful presence in their lives that might have some therapeutic impact. This presentation will offer a personal introduction to that experience and the theoretical orientation that supported his approach to these patients.
Learning Objectives: After attending this presentation, participants will be able to
– Describe the hallmarks of chronic schizophrenia.
– Explain the psychoanalytically informed approach to the psychotherapy of schizophrenic patients.
Bio: Steven Poser, PhD, practices psychoanalysis in NYC for more than 25 years. Since 2016 he is a member of the Faculty Psychotherapy Conference, Dept. of Psychiatry, Mt. Sinai Hospital. He is the author of The Misfit (RosettaBooks, 2011), the first study of Marilyn Monroe’s psychopathology and her relationship with her last psychiatrist, Dr Ralph Greenson. He has published many journal articles, essays, book chapters and reviews in art criticism and in psychoanalysis. In 2014, he published Though This be Madness, New York: RosettaBooks, about the visionary American artist Forrest Bess, who tried to make himself into a hermaphrodite. In 2016, he published an essay on the psychoanalytic treatment of schizophrenia in the JAPA. In 2019, his essay, “Lucia,” a portrayal of his work with a hospitalized schizophrenic woman, was published as a chapter in Women and the Psychosocial Construction of Madness, London: Rowman & Littlefield. In 2022, he completed This Is Me, Is That You? – a memoir of his work with three chronically psychotic women he came to know during his clinical internship.
NPAP Members I $25
Other Professionals I $40
Other Candidates/Students I $15
Contribution I Strongly Encouraged
2 CE 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.
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(Sunday) 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm