Psychoanalytic Myths About Termination and Real Considerations in Ending Therapy
With Kenneth Frank, PhD
In his 1968 biography, Nobel Prize winner, Max Planck, cynically wrote, “A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.” A case in point is the one-person model of classical psychoanalysis and its enduring influence over practice even after the relational era began to take hold in the 1990’s. Old notions, including those about termination, die hard; remarkably, even today, the classical legacy based on metapsychological theory from the past continues to confuse us as we move beyond these earlier notions. Tracing evolving ideas about ending therapy, we will cast aside myths that bring false certainty but mask complexity and specificity. In their place, we will discover what relational theory and empiricism based on clinical experience and the testimony of actual patients have to say about endings. Selected readings, clinical material, and discussion will provide clinicians with guidance through their unique closing experiences with each individual patient.
The course is taught on Fridays, from 3:00-4:30pm, March 4, ``11, 18, 2022 (meets 3 times)
I. To identify historical themes that distinguish earlier from current notions about ending therapy.
II. To become familiar with the thinking of several leading relational theorists about ending therapy.
III. To gain empirical as well as theoretical information to guide clinical practice.
Kenneth Frank, PhD, is a Co-Founder and Board Director at NIP and Co-Director of NIP’s Psychotherapy Integration Program. He is also Former Clinical Professor in Psychiatry at Columbia University. A senior clinician, he has published over 60 books and articles, is Senior Consulting Editor of Psychoanalytic Perspectives, and has lectured extensively on psychotherapy. He practices in NYC, Englewood, NJ, and online.
This class is approved for 4.5 CE contact hours for psychologists, social workers, and psychoanalysts:
The National Institute for the Psychotherapies is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education credits for psychologists. The National Institute for the Psychotherapies maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
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Personalized CE certificates will be emailed at the end of this event after completing and passing an online quiz and evaluation form (as required by NYSED). Attendance on all days are mandatory for CE credits.
Refunds, & Cancellation Policy
Cancellation requests made more than a week prior to the event will be given a full refund of registration fees. Refunds will not be granted for cancellation requests made within a week of the first day of the event or for no-shows on any of the days event take place.
Tickets for Psychoanalytic Myths About Termination can be booked here.
|Ticket Information||Ticket Price|
|General Registration - General Public||USD 125|
|NIP Candidate||USD 65|
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