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Price: $30.00
Author: Richard D. Chessick, M.D., Ph.D.
Introduction: Richard M. Gottlieb, M.D.
Afterword: Allannah Furlong, Ph.D.
 
Description: The psychoanalytic process takes on a special ambience when the analyst is clearly elderly. The effects of this ambience on the aging analyst’s patients are discussed, and the sparse literature on the subject is reviewed. Clinical vignettes illustrate a number of these effects on the analytic process. Dealing with these special problems requires not only the analyst’s awareness of their existence but a continual monitoring of the transference-countertransference in order to avoid a silent collusion of patient and analyst to pretend these problems do not exist. The dangerous consequences of being unaware of the situation, for both patient and analyst, are discussed. If the influence of the patient’s perception of the analyst’s aging is ignored, it may lead to destruction of the treatment either through massive acting out or by a hopeless stalemate with or without the development of an endless psychoanalysis.
 
Educational Objectives: 

After reading this article and commentary/introduction the participant will be able to:

(1) identify the potential dangers that arise as a consequence of ignoring the effects on treatment for patients with aging analysts; and

(2) monitor transference-countertransference evidence for silent analyst-patient collusions that could derail or destroy the treatment.

Criteria for Completion:

1. Read article
2. Submission of completed evaluation form of the article and the overall evaluation
3. 80% passing grade of post-test questions
 
Continuing Education Credits: 2
Cost: $30.00

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Continuing Professional Education Credit

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Social Workers National Association of Social Workers (NASW)  This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886504845-8856) for 2 Clinical Social Work continuing education contact hours.

American Psychoanalytic Association SW CPE #0186 has received conditional approval from the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work to offer continuing education to licensed social workers, effective 6/23/2015. The Department may subsequently notify the provider that a particular course or courses is/are not acceptable. This conditional approval is in effect until the Department makes a final determination to approve or deny the provider application.

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