First Monday of the month, November through May, 7:45 PM
4612 49th ST NW, Washington DC

The overarching frame of reference for this year of study is to deepen our understanding of affect regulation in the context of shame and related experience.

Members who attend this study group will be able to:

  1. Describe which dissociative adaptations to living are at the core of hysteria.
  2. Describe how Type D attachment is related to the generation of hysteria and adult functioning.
  3. Discuss the process you might utilize to add a parameter to a treatment, e.g. music, dance, or poetry.
  4. Describe what you would consider in the possibility of disclosing sexual thoughts or feelings to a patient where you are being challenged by them about whether you have them or not.
  5. Describe the range of emotions that are part and parcel of the shame spectrum of emotion.
  6. Describe your personal sentiments about what is the opposite of shame.
  7. Discuss attackment styles of relating and the extent to which they have been present in your psychotherapy practice or your life.
  8. Describe the role of conflict between activation of the attachment system and the competitive or ranking motivational systems in the genesis of attackment styles of relating.
  9. Describe the relationship between humiliation and narcissism.
  10. Describe how humiliation relates to sadomasochism.
  11. Describe the significance of the nonverbal in hysteria.
  12. Explain some aspects of the relationship between humiliation and hysteria.
  13. Describe how the fear of humiliation motivates and mediates relationships.
  14. Explain how the humiliation triangle and the Karpman drama triangle are related.