What is Psychoanalysis?
 It is a treatment for problems that happen in life. One of the goals of this treatment is to help patients know themselves well so they can make conscious decisions about how to live their lives
 to the fullest.

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Outreach Conference: Norka T. Malberg, PsyD

Friday, March 15, 2019

Relationships, Play and Playfulness: A Developmental View

Dr. Norka Malberg will talk about Play and Playfulness, how they are the main way in which human beings find themselves and others. This presentation will focus on the developmental, social, and emotional benefits of play and the value of playfulness for children and adults. Examples of how play and playfulness helps us manage emotions, relate and communicate better and support children in the process of learning and growing will be presented.

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(Professionals will be provided with a verification of attendance to apply for CEUs with their licensing boards)

Norka T. Malberg, PsyD - Second Appearance

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Mentalization Based Treatment: An Introduction To Its Theory and Its Clinical Applications Working With Complex Clinical Cases

The last twenty years have seen the inception of an integration of attachment theory to the clinical repertoire of most clinicians. Attachment research and theory have become a place for clinical integration under the aegis of developmental psychoanalysis. This three-hour-workshop will introduce the participant to the theory and application of Mentalization Based Treatment (MBT). The focus of the presentation will be mainly the work with adults presenting with Borderline Organization. Clinical examples will be used to illustrate the applications of theoretical concepts such as : marked mirroring and epistemic trust.

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Martha Stark, M.D.

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Patients who have never fully confronted – and grieved – the pain of their early-on heartbreak will often cling to their hope that perhaps someday the “object of their desire” will be forthcoming. But there are others who, because of catastrophically shattering early-on disappointments and losses, withdraw completely from the “world of objects” – only to find themselves then overwhelmed with a terrifying sense of alienation, existential angst, and harrowing loneliness. Instead of “relentless hope,” their experience is of “relentless despair.”

Clinical vignettes will be offered that speak to how the therapist, ever attuned to the patient’s intense ambivalence about “remaining hidden vs. being found,” can facilitate the emergence of “moments of authentic meeting” that will restore purpose, meaning, and direction to an existence that was otherwise desolate, impenetrable, and empty.

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Foundations Two 2018-2019

This class has a full enrollment. If you would like to be on the waiting list for future spots in this course, please contact Carol Mason-Straughan at carolms1223@gmail.com

Specific dates TBA

The OSPS Education Committee is pleased to announce a Foundations Two course for the 2018-2019 academic year, offered to students who have completed Foundations One. To facilitate deep and focused discussion, enrollment will be limited to the first eight registrations received, with names drawn if multiple registrations are post-marked on the same day. Please consider carefully the course description attached. If after reading you have interest and feel able to commit to the level of participation needed from students, please return the attached registration form and deposit as soon as possible. The enthusiasm for and participation in Foundations One over the years has been excellent and much-appreciated, and we are excited to offer Foundations Two as a next step in learning more about a psychoanalytic way of working.

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