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The Philadelphia Center for Psychoanalytic Education


Upcoming events

    • 16 Mar 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • The Inn at Swarthmore

    Date: Saturday March 16, 2019 

    Time: 9:00 am-12:30 

    Location: The Inn at Swarthmore 

    CE Credits: 3   

    Workshop Description: 

    During times of national crisis, Lincoln and FDR used the presidency to unite the country, inspire hope and reassure a fearful nation.  In contrast, today's politics seeks to instill fear, not contain it.  We are barraged by twenty-four hours of breaking news and tweets, so-called "alternative facts," and insults that foster division and polarization.  Reliance on the norms and rules to which we have grown accustomed can no longer be taken for granted. 


    The first part of this program will address the consequences of living and practicing under the impact of the toxic stress from the political climate, both on our health and in our work as clinicians. We will discuss how the politics of fear, hate and polarization play out in the consulting room.  The second part of this program will address clinical work in the community.  The panel members will discuss their advocacy work both in the local community and beyond



    Cindy Baum-Baicker, PhD -  "The Toxic Stress Consequences of the Current Political Climate: Not Fake News."

    Barbara L. Goldsmith, PsyD  "The Politics of Polarization and Hate and the Illusion of the Therapist's Freedom from Impingements. 



    Rebecca Ergas, PhD -Asylum work at the border

    Julie Mayer, PsyD  - Social justice podcast “shrinks on third

    Renee Roy, MA  “The Psychology Students for Social Responsibility"


    Program Moderator:

    Dennis Debiak, PsyD


    A continental breakfast will be served.


    Program fees: 

    Regular fee is $75 (no early or late registration)

    Members of PSCP, PSPP & IGCP Faculty: $60

    Student fee: $10

    Registration: (and full program details) @ PSCP website*:

    Note: *PSCP: The Psychology Network is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PSCP: The Psychology Network maintains responsibility for this program and its contents 

    Sponsored by: 

    PSCP: The Psychology Network (PSCP) 

    The Philadelphia Center for Psychoanalytic Education (PCPE)

    The Institute of Graduate Clinical Psychology at Widener (IGCP)

Past events

23 Sep 2018 The Piggle Speaks: Rereading Winnicott's Classic Case in Light Of Conversations with the adult "Gabrielle."
27 Jan 2018 Conference Announcement: Creative Strategies for Trauma Treatment
23 Jan 2018 The Intergenerational Transmission of Attachment Patterns Within a Cultural Context in Child Treatment
11 Jan 2018 IRPP Classes Dues and Registration Spring 2018
30 Aug 2017 IRPP Classes and Dues -- Fall 2017
04 Jun 2017 Open House
26 Feb 2017 Town Hall Meeting
11 Feb 2017 Cultural & Contextual Subjectivities & Dilemmas in the Clinical Encounter
09 Jan 2017 Assembling a Gendered Self at Adolescence
20 Oct 2016 Ferenczi and His Heirs: The Evolving Role of the Analyst’s Subjectivity in Clinical Practice
07 Sep 2016 Assembling a Gendered Self at Adolescence
13 Apr 2016 IRPP Classes and dues
02 Apr 2016 The Freud/Ferenczi Letters, a Staged Reading of Selected Letters
01 Mar 2016 Treating Couples on the Brink
13 Feb 2016 AGAIN: Three Perspectives on a Psychotherapy Case
20 Jan 2016 IRPP Classes and dues
17 Nov 2015 Race, ethnicity, and the trans-generational transmission of trauma: Clinical process meets cultural perspectives
09 Sep 2015 IRPP Classes
11 Mar 2015 THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. PLEASE RETURN FOR FURTHER INFORMATION. Where's the baby? Keeping the child in mind in psychoanalysis. Reading seminar and workshop.
31 Jan 2015 Treating Eating Disorders in an Analytic Context: Clinical Conundrums
28 Oct 2014 The therapist’s fear of harming and the perpetuation and resolution of enactments
21 Sep 2014 Psychoanalysts on the Street: Community Initiatives in Philadelphia and Beyond
26 Feb 2014 Dynamic Linking of Psyche and Soma: Redefining the Terms of Engagement in Relational Psychoanalysis
30 Jan 2014 The Impact of Infidelity and the Influence of Individual Therapists on the Couple and the Couple Therapy: Pitfalls and Possibilities
20 Nov 2013 “Relationalizing” Winnicott: A Dialogue with Joyce Slochower
20 Oct 2013 Virtue Ethics, Clinical Wisdom, and Narratives from the "Virtuous" Psychoanalyst
20 Sep 2013 Bringing Back Childhood For the Future of Society
02 Feb 2013 Again: Multiple Perspectives on a Psychotherapy Case
28 Nov 2012 Intersubjectivity in the treatment of dissociation: Converging perspectives from affective neuroscience, relational psychoanalysis, and empirical research
10 Oct 2012 'Winnicott's Search for Himself as a Clinician'
20 Feb 2012 Clinical Writing and The Personal Essay (February 20 and 27, March 10)
20 Jan 2012 Expanding the Frame
23 Oct 2011 PCPE Ethics Workshop
12 Sep 2011 Bruce Reis Reading Seminar and Workshop
04 May 2011 Therese Ragen Reading Seminar
22 Jan 2011 Again: Three Perspectives on a Psychotherapy Case
21 Mar 2009 Special Ethics Workshop: Ghislaine Boulanger, Ph.D. "When Diagnoses Obscure The Real: Ethical Considerations Surrounding Posttraumatic Stress Disorder"
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