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Getting Unstuck: Insights from Contemporary Psychoanalysis for Overcoming Therapeutic Impasses

Presented By: Jane Rubin, PhD, PhD, PsyD | February 24, 2018 | 10 am – 2 pm

Location: CIP, 1330 Lincoln Avenue, Suite 201, San Rafael, CA 94901

Cost: $75 early registration, up to 10 days prior to seminar, $85 after

CIP Member Rate: $50 early registration, up to 10 days prior to seminar, $60 after

CEs: 4 CEs for MFTs & LCSWs and 4 CEs for Psychologists

Jane Rubin Bio: 

Jane Rubin, PhD, PhD, PsyD, received her PhD in Philosophy from UC Berkeley, her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the Wright Institute, and her PsyD in Contemporary Psychoanalysis at the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis in Los Angeles. She is in private practice in Berkeley.       

Course Description:

Protracted, unresolved impasses with patients are deeply demoralizing to therapists. Whether they result in early termination or long periods of time in which no progress is being made, impasses eat away at our self-confidence and sense of efficacy.

Unfortunately, some of the theories we turn to for help in resolving impasses only make the situation worse. Contemporary psychoanalysis—especially contemporary self-psychology and intersubjectivity theory—provides tools for understanding and resolving therapeutic impasses. This class will compare how different contemporary theories understand therapeutic impasses and provide practical tools for resolving them. Participants are encouraged to bring examples of impasses from their own work.

Learning Objectives: 

Upon completion of this workshop, participants should be able to:

 

  1. Identify various types of therapeutic impasses and how best to work with them. 
  2. Distinguish between intersubjective conjunctions and disjunctions and between the dread to repeat and the dread not to repeat. 
  3. Understand how to work effectively in each of these situations.

 

Course Schedule/Outline: 

 

9:30 am – 10:00 am  Registration

10:00 am – 11:30 am Self psychology: Understanding empathic ruptures and how to work with them.

11:30 am – 12:30 pm Intersubjectivity and specificity theory: The limitations of relying solely on  the concept of empathic ruptures. Additional tools from intersubjectivity theory and specificity theory for understanding and overcoming therapeutic impasses.

12:30 pm – 12:45 pmBreak

12:45 pm – 1:15 pmThis part of the workshop will focus on the how-tos of working with impasses: how to recognize when an impasse has occurred; how to understand it and what kinds of interventions are appropriate. 

1:15 pm – 2:00 pmParticipants will present examples of impasses from their own work and the group will discuss various ways of understanding and working with them based on the course material.

 

 

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