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Finding Hope in Hard Times: Working Intersubjectively in Times of Crisis
– Presented by Jane Rubin, PhD, PhD, PsyD [SEMINAR]
Third Friday of the Month Oct 2021 thru May 2022
Fri October 15, 2021 | 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
The events of the past year—the global pandemic, the continuing battles against racism and white supremacy, the California wildfires—have left many people feeling increasingly hopeless about their lives. Many of these people are our patients. How do we help them to regain a sense of possibility in these difficult times? This issue is complicated by the fact that many of the things that are contributing to our patients’ sense of hopelessness are contributing to ours, as well. How can we help our patients if we share their sense of hopelessness? Or, alternatively, how can we help them if we don’t—if our patients feel that we don’t share their sense of hopelessness and therefore can’t understand them?
Intersubjectivity theory is uniquely positioned to help us understand how the interaction of a patient’s subjectivity with our own can either help or hinder our patients’ ability to develop and sustain a sense of hope and possibility. This seminar will combine case presentations with the study of relevant articles to strengthen participants’ confidence in their ability to help their patients find hope in a time of crisis.
Upon completion of this workshop, participants should be able to:
- Define intersubjective conjunctions and identify them in their work.
- Define intersubjective disjunctions and identify them in their work.
- Explain the process of working productively with intersubjective conjunctions.
- Explain the process or working productively with intersubjective disjunctions.
- Explain how the selfobject dimension of the transference contributes to emotional regulation in times of crisis.
- Explain how to work with the repetitive dimension of the transference to help patients cope more successfully in times of crisis.
- Identify sequences of disruption and repair in clinical case material.
- Demonstrate ways of successfully repairing disruptions of the selfobject transference.
Jane Rubin 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.
$260 early registration 10 days prior to seminar; $280 after
$340 early registration up to 10 days prior to seminar, $360 after
CEs: 16 CEs for LMFTs, LCSWs, and Psychologists.
Community Institute for Psychotherapy is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Community Institute for Psychotherapy maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Cancellations must be received in writing 10 business days prior to the seminar or class for a refund minus a $25 cancellation fee.
Accommodations will be made wherever possible to those with disabilities. Please let us know of any disabilities upon registration, to ensure proper accommodations are put in place prior to workshop/training.
Grievance Procedure: CIP will respond to complaints in a reasonable, ethical and timely manner, when submitted by program attendees in writing to the Chair of CIP’s Professional Development Committee.
Anti-Discrimination Policy: CIP shall not discriminate against any individual or group with respect to any service, program or activity based on gender, race, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, age or other prohibited basis. CIP does not require attendees to adhere to any particular religion or creed in order to participate in training. CIP will not promote or advocate for a single modality of treatment that is discriminatory or likely to harm clients based on current accepted standards or practice.
*There is no conflict of interest or commercial support related to this CE program.