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William Pinney, Ph.D.
“Treatment Impasses and the Work of Paul Russell”
Sunday, May 19, 2019
The Sheppard Pratt Conference Center
6501 N. Charles St, Baltimore, MD, 21204
Sign-in, Registration, and Networking: 9:30 AM
Paul Russell once wrote, “There is no real treatment process that does not include some piece of therapy for the therapist.” This program will detail Russell’s contribution to our understanding of complicated treatment impasses, detailing various of his contributions but focusing primarily on his 1975 paper “The Theory of the Crunch.” Participants will be introduced to this work and its prescient focus on the co-contributions of both patient’s and therapist’s intermingling psychologies to the treatment process, particularly as they combine to create treatment ruptures and/or impasses.
Much of Russell’s work presages many core aspects of the Relational perspectives focus on co-creation and the therapeutic use of enactments. These theoretical understandings will be examined in the context of a case presentation of a many year, three times weekly psychotherapy that presented significant challenges to both the patient and the therapist.
About the Speaker:
William Pinney, Ph.D. is a Clinical Psychologist in private practice in Washington, DC. He is the Chair of the Supervision Training Program at the Washington School of Psychiatry, as well as faculty and supervisor in the Clinical Program on Psychotherapy Practice at the Washington School of Psychiatry. He is also the Co-Coordinator of Faculty Development at the Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, as well as a faculty member and supervisor in the Contemporary Approaches to Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy program at ICP&P.
At the end of this program:
Participants will be able to discuss Paul Russell’s work on the repetition compulsion and enactments in the context of current analytic perspectives on enactments.
Participants will be able to navigate complicated enactments and treatment ruptures/impasses.
Participants will be able to apply Russell’s work to current Relational perspectives on treatment impasses.
Who should attend? Mental health professionals: psychiatrists, psychologists, clinical social workers, licensed professional counselors, pastoral counselors, as well as persons with an interest in psycho-dynamic and psychoanalytic thinking and application. The instructional level of this activity is advanced.
CE Credits: CE credits are granted to participants with documented attendance and completed evaluation forms. Attendance is monitored. Credits will not be granted to registrants who arrive late or depart early. Credits will be granted to participants who submit a completed evaluation form at the end of the session. It is the responsibility of participants to comply with these requirements. Upon completion of this program, participants will be given 3 CE credits. This program is being co-sponsored by The Contemporary Freudian Society (CFS). The Contemporary Freudian Society is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.
The Contemporary Freudian Society maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Baltimore Society for Psychoanalytic Studies is recognized by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners as a sponsor of continuing education activities.
Registration: Make checks payable to “BSPS” and mail to: BSPS, PO Box 20910, Baltimore, MD 21209-0910.
Refund Policy: Program fees are refundable up to the Monday before the conference.
Important disclosure information: None of the planners and presenters of this CE program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Contact: For additional information, please contact BSPS by email:contactbsps@BSPSmaryland.org
$45 BSPS members
$15 Full-time student members or recent graduates*
$25 Full-time student or recent graduate* non-members
Note: Pre-registration fees apply only if registration and payment are received by Friday, May 17, 2019.
Registration received after Friday, May 17, 2019 or at the door:
$50 BSPS members
$20 Full-time student members or recent graduate* members
$30 Full-time student or recent graduate* non-members
Become a member:
$70 Membership only (enables you to pay membership rates for this seminar)
* Recent graduates are those who received their professional degrees within the last year.