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William T. Kirwan, D. Min., Ph. D.
“Dr. Ronald Fairbairn and Object Relations Theory”
Sunday, March 10, 2019
The Sheppard Pratt Conference Center 6501 N. Charles St, Baltimore, MD, 21204
Conference 10AM-1PM Sign-in, Registration, and Networking: 9:30 AM
Program Description: Ronald Fairbairn arguably may be considered one of the major influences in the relational and object relations theories of the psychoanalytic thinking of today. This presentation will give highlights of Fairbairn’s life which demonstrate the evolution of his intra-psychic model and its four unconscious sub-egos (selves).
Integrated into the overview of the model as seen today will be the insights of more recent adherents of Fairbairn’s thinking, including David and Jill Scharff, James Masterson, Harry Guntrip, David Celani, John Sutherland and others.
The Personality Disorders, Borderline and Narcissistic, and the Schizoid, Obsessive and Hysteric structures will be seen in the Fairbairn matrix. The patient’s ongoing narrative will be viewed through the Object Relations lens, with careful attention to transference projections emerging from the sub-egos, eg, the rejecting and exciting objects, and the “internal saboteur” selves.
About the Speaker: William T. Kirwan is Program Director of a Ph.D. clinical counseling program, sponsored by eight graduate schools in Asia and based in Manila, Philippines. The current cohort of students come from seven countries. Thus, he is abroad for much of the year.
Dr Kirwan is a Fellow of the International Psychotherapy Institute and holds a certificate from The St Louis Psychoanalytic Institute.
Learning Objectives: At the end of this program, participants will be able to:
1. Describe the basics of Ronald Fairbairn’s intra-psychic model of behavior.
2. Discuss the contributions of Masterson, Scharff & Scharff, Harry Guntrip, John Sutherland and others who use and enhance the model for today.
3. Discuss the therapeutic implications of seeing the patient’s narrative through the lens of the objects relations paradigm.
Who should attend? Mental health professionals: psychiatrists, psychologists, clinical social workers, licensed professional counselors, pastoral counselors, as well as persons with an interest in psychodynamic 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 through 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, March 8, 2019.
Registration received after Friday, March 8, 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.