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Scientific Program -- Donnel Stern, Ph.D.
Lucy Daniels Center
9003 Weston Parkway
Cary, NC 27513
Saturday, January 26, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
Category: Scientific Programs

Relational Freedom: Emergent Properties of the Interpersonal Field

with Donnel Stern, Ph.D.

Program Description
Neither the therapist nor the patient should be considered alone; all clinical events, including all the thoughts and feelings created, moment to moment, by the two participants, involve them both. We will discuss the identification, in the formz of dissociated enactments, of frozen or calcified parts of the field, and the kind of clinical process that holds the potential to thaw the field and breach the enactments.  These ideas will be illustrated with clinical material, offered by the instructor and perhaps by course participants.  

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When:  Saturday, January 26 
Where:  Lucy Daniels Center, 9003 Weston Parkway, Cary, NC  (MAP)
Time: 10 am - 12 noon, onsite registration and refreshments begin at 9:30 am
Cost: $45 ($50 at the door), No Charge for PCC members, LDC staff & board, full-time students with ID and trainees in the departments of social work, psychology and psychiatry

CME credits:2 / CE Credits: 2 / NBCC: 2 clock hours / All others: Letter of Attendance  

Needs based scholarships are available upon request. Contact the Programs Manager for details.

About the Presenter:  Donnel B. Stern, Ph.D. is Training and Supervising Analyst at the William Alanson White Institute in New York City; Clinical Consultant and Adjunct Clinical Professor of Psychology at the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy; and faculty, New York Psychoanalytic Institute. He is the former Editor-in-Chief of Contemporary Psychoanalysis, and Founder and Editor of a book series at Routledge, "Psychoanalysis in a New Key.” A prolific writer, Dr. Stern has written many articles and book chapters, and has authored or co-authored eight books. Most recently, he has authored Relational Freedom: Emergent Properties of the Interpersonal Field (2015) and The Infinity of the Unsaid: Unformulated Experience, Language, and the Nonverbal (2018). Dr. Stern also serves as Associate Editor of Psychoanalytic Dialogues and The Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, and is a member of the editorial boards of Psychoanalytic Inquiry, Psychoanalytic Psychology, and The Psychoanalytic Quarterly. He is in private practice in New York City.

Leaning Objectives: By the end of the session, learners should be able to:

  1. Define unformulated experience and use this conception to characterize their own and their patients’ experience.
  2. Identify enactments and explain the role of dissociation in creating and maintaining them.
  3. Apply their understanding of enactment to the practical task of breaching them.
  4. Apply the idea of relational freedom to their clinical practice in a way that allows greater freedom and spontaneity in the interpersonal field.
This program is intended for psychologists, psychiatrists, clinical social workers, licensed professional counselors, and other clinicians at an intermediate to advanced level.
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CE & CME Information:
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 Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas. 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 2 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. 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.

The Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6518. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.
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