News: Webinar: Psychoanalytic Understanding of War-Related Trauma

 

Webinar Offers Psychoanalytic Understanding of War-Related Trauma

New York, NY – December 07, 2015 – The Service Members and Veterans Initiative of the  American Psychoanalytic Association (APasA) in partnership with the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis is offering a four-part, live Webinar course introducing healthcare professionals to psychoanalytic contributions on war-related trauma. The courses will be free and provide continuing medical education / continuing education credits* to eligible participants. The courses are especially relevant to clinicians working with veterans and service-members.

Each course will be presented by R. Dennis Shelby, MSW, PhD, faculty member at the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis and former director of the Military/Veterans Specialization of the Institute for Clinical Social Work; and Michael Miller, MSW, PhD, a graduate from the Institute for Clinical Social Work’s military and veteran’s specialization.  Miller is a psychiatric social worker at the Veterans Affairs Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center and Clinics in White City, Oregon.

“Since World War I, psychoanalysts have added a unique perspective in understanding the complexity of suffering brought on by war,” said Shelby. “These courses will not be another set of seminars offering a check list of symptoms and treatments of PTSD, but instead will offer frontline clinicians working with veterans and military personnel valuable insight into the impact war has on the human mind.” 

Each 90-minute course is organized into a historical timeline that will present fundamental concepts from extensive psychoanalytic literature on war-related trauma. The courses will illustrate the continued usefulness of psychoanalytic ideas and theories, from Sigmund Freud to present day analysts who work toward increasing our understanding of war trauma and improving treatments.

The course will include:

  • Session 1 – January 5, 7:30pm (CT): Foundational Ideas:  Sigmund Freud & Early Freudians - Watch here
  • Session 2 – January 19, 7:30pm (CT): Objects and Ego: W. Ronald Fairbarin & Abram Kardiner  - Watch here
  • Session 3 – February 2, 7:30pm (CT): Psychodynamics and Cognitive Models: Roy Grinker & Mardi Horowitz  - Watch here
  • Session 4 – February 16, 7:30pm (CT): Self Psychology:  Anna Ornstein, Doris Brothers & Robert Stolorow  - Watch here

Reading materials (see below).

*PhysiciansThis activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Psychoanalytic Association and the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose. PsychologistsThe Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  Social WorkersThe Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis is approved as a continuing education sponsor for social workers by the Department of Professional Regulations of the State of Illinois.  The Institute designates this continuing education activity as earning 1.5 hours of Continuing Education for Social Workers.  Professional Counselors:  The Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis is approved as a continuing education sponsor for Professional Counselors and Clinical Professional Counselors by the Department of Professional Regulations of the State of Illinois.  The Institute designates this continuing educational activity as earning 1.5 hours Continuing Education credit. Marriage and Family Therapists: The Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis is approved as a continuing education sponsor for Marriage and Family Therapists by the Department of Professional Regulations of the State of Illinois.  The Institute designates this continuing educational activity as earning 1.5 hours Continuing Education credit.
 
About APsaA
The American Psychoanalytic Association is a professional organization of psychoanalysts with approximately 3,300 members. The Association is comprised of psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, educators, researchers and students who have an interest in psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic therapy.  Visit www.apsa.org for more information.
 

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Reading Materials:

Below are the selected readings for each course. Many of the readings are available through PEPWeb. If you or your institution does not subscribe to PEPWeb, you may purchase a one day pass to obtain access and download these papers. You may also be able to find some of the reading materials online. Consult your institution or public library.

Session 1 – January 5, 7:30pm (CT): Foundational Ideas:  Sigmund Freud & Early Freudians

Ferenczi, S., Abraham, K., Simmel, E., Jones, E. (1921). Psychoanalysis and the War Neuroses. The International Psycho-Analytical Library, 2:1-59. London, Vienna, New York.

Freud, S. (1920). Beyond the Pleasure Principle. The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud, Volume XVIII.

Session 2 – January 19, 7:30pm (CT): Objects and Ego: W. Ronald Fairbairn & Abram Kardiner

Fairbairn, W.D. (1952). Psychoanalytic Studies of the Personality. London: Tavistock Publications Limited. Chapter III: The War Neuroses—Their Nature and Significance (1943)

Kardiner, A. (1941)  The Traumatic Neuroses of War. National Research Council, Washington: DC

Session 3 – February 2, 7:30pm (CT): Psychodynamics and Cognitive Models: Roy Grinker & Mardi Horowitz

Grinker, R.R. and Spiegel, J.P. (1963) Men Under Stress. Mcgraw-Hill, New York: NY

Murray, J.M. (1944). The Syndrome of Operational Fatigue in Flyers. Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 13:407-417.

Horowtiz, M. (2011). Stress Response Syndromes: PTSD, Grief, Adjustment and Associative Disorders. Jason Aronson, New York: NY.

Session 4 – February 16, 7:30pm (CT): Self Psychology:  Anna Ornstein, Doris Brothers & Robert Stolorow

Ornstein, A. (1994). Chapter 9 Trauma, Memory, and Psychic Continuity. Progress in Self Psychology, 10:131-146.

Stolorow, R.D. (2007).  Anxiety, Authenticity, and Trauma: The Relevance of Heidegger’s Existential Analytic for Psychoanalysis. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 24:373-383.