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When: Friday, Friday, April 13, 2018 from 12:30 – 3:45 pm (3 CEs)
Where: ICP+P Office, 4601 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 8, Washington, DC 20008
Given the increasing attention to the role of the body in treating trauma, dissociative disorders and other clinical conditions, many traditionally trained psychodynamic psychotherapists are exploring somatic interventions. Following ICP+P’s Institute on Embodying the Unspoken Self last year, this short course explores how to incorporate somatic interventions into psychodynamic psychotherapy.
- When might somatic interventions be clinically indicated?
- How do the foundations of a self psychological, relational psychotherapy enhance (and perhaps prove essential to) somatic work?
- How does the role of the therapist change when incorporating somatic techniques?
Alexandra Kaghan will present the case of a ten year psychotherapy which began as a traditional, self psychology/relational therapy and expanded to incorporate somatic techniques. Judy Marx will discuss how the therapy and the therapeutic relationship shift when somatic interventions are included, as well as how they remain constant.
Participants in this short course will be able to:
- Identify at least three clinical situations for which somatic interventions are particularly useful.
- Provide examples of at least three types of somatic interventions that could be incorporated in psychodynamic psychotherapy.
- Describe how a self-psychological, relationally-informed psychotherapy enhances somatic psychotherapy.
- Describe how the therapist’s role vis-à-vis directiveness and psychoeducation differs from the traditional psychodynamic psychotherapist’s role.
This program is appropriate for clinicians at all levels of experience and offers 3 CEs.
Alexandra Kaghan, MSW, is a psychotherapist in private practice in Vienna, Virginia with 35 years of experience treating adults and adolescents. Before starting her private practice, she was the Director of the Eating Disorders Program at Family Counseling Center, Fairfax, Virginia. She has completed the Advanced Psychotherapy Program at the Washington School of Psychiatry as well as Level I and Level II training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. She subsequently served as an assistant in Level I training and currently serves on the Board of Directors of ICP+P.
Judy Marx, PhD, most recently co-chaired ICP+P’s year-long Institute on Embodying the Unspoken Self: Attachment, Trauma, Neurobiology and the Body. Her clinical interests include somatic psychotherapy; the impact of race, ethnicity, religion, gender and socio-economics on psychotherapy; and transition and loss in the life cycle. She has been in a private practice in Washington, DC for more than thirty years.
Cost and Registration:
$60 for ICP+P Members, Fellows, Unaffiliated Students
$30 for ICP+P 1st Year Members, Beginning Professionals and Graduate Student Members
$90 for Non-Members
A refund for cancellation is available up to 10 days before the seminar.
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Continuing education credit: 3 CE credits available for full attendance. The Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis (ICP+P) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. ICP+P maintains responsibility for this program and its content. ICP+P is approved by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners to offer Category I continuing education credit. Because ICP+P has approval from the Maryland Board, CE credits awarded by ICP+P may also be claimed by social workers licensed in Virginia and the District of Columbia. These continuing education credits meet the ANCC standards for nurses. Because these credits are approved by the American Psychological Association, marriage and family therapists licensed in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia will receive continuing education credit. (Marriage and family therapists in other jurisdictions and licensed counselors should inquire with their local Boards regarding continuing education credit.) Attendees from the above professional groups will earn 3 CE credits for attending the conference. Full attendance is required to receive the designated CE credit. ICP+P is accredited by MedChi, the Maryland State Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. ICP+P designates this educational activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
*Alexandra Kaghan, MSW and Judy Marx, PhD, as presenters and planners, have informed us that they do not have a conflict of interest and have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests pertaining to this educational activity. Any references to “off-label” (non-FDA approved) use of medication, products or devices will be explicitly disclosed in the presentation.
CE Credit is granted to participants with documented attendance at individual workshops and completed evaluation forms for those sessions. Credit will not be granted to registrants who are more than 15 minutes late or depart more than 15 minutes early from a session. Please arrive at least 10 minutes before the scheduled start time of 9:00 am to allow time to check in.
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