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CLINICAL EDUCATION MEETINGS - Getting Better: Impediments and Aids to Psychic Change

Date: Feb 13, 2018 10:00 am
February 13

Margaret Crastnapol, Ph.D.

Getting Better: Impediments and Aids to Psychic Change

Margaret Crastnopol (Peggy), Ph.D., is a faculty member of the Seattle Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, and a supervisor of psychotherapy at the William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis, and Psychology. She is also a training and supervising analyst at the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis, Los Angeles. She writes and teaches nationally and internationally about the analyst’s and patient’s subjectivity; the vicissitudes of love, lust, and attachment drives. Her latest book , Micro-trauma: A psychoanalytic understanding of cumulative psychic injury, explores the "micro-traumatic" or small, subtle psychic hurts that build up to undermine a person’s sense of self-worth, skewing his or her character and compromising his or her relatedness to others. These injuries amount to what has been previously called "cumulative" or "relational trauma." Taking a fresh approach, Margaret Crastnopol identifies certain specific patterns of injurious relating that cause damage in predictable ways; she shows how these destructive processes can be identified, stopped in their tracks, and replaced by a healthier way of functioning.She is in private practice for the treatment of individuals and couples in Seattle, Washington.

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