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"Hungers & Compulsions" EDCAS Program 2018-2019

 

 

For those suffering from eating disorders, addictions, or compulsions, disavowed longings are experienced as insatiable, powerful, and dangerous. Much contemporary analytic thinking focuses on how to allow patients to voice threatening aspects of self and body, often not encoded in words. For the patient in the throes of an eating disorder, disordered eating, compulsive behavior or addiction, an excess of energy and self are invested in vigilantly measuring ways of living which lack spontaneity, creativity, or play. Symptoms concretize and defend against the danger inherent in any intimate exchange, which requires tolerance for uncertainty and vulnerability, beyond these patients’ reach. Successful therapy is a process that builds the capacity for mutuality and relatedness, and challenges both patient and therapist to risk connection, change, and growth.


THE INSTITUTE_________

The William Alanson White Institute is a psychoanalytic training facility founded in 1943 and incorporated under the New York Education Law in 1946 as a not-for-profit educational corporation. The Institute trains psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and other mental health professionals in the theory and practice of psychoanalysis and offers courses in essential psychoanalytic concepts to individuals in other disciplines who wish to extend their skills and understanding in their own professions. It also provides clinical services and outreach programs to a wide range of populations in New York City and surrounding communities.

 

The curriculum at the Institute is grounded in the interpersonal tradition of psychoanalysis, recognizing the special contributions of two of its co-founders, Harry Stack Sullivan and Erich Fromm. Since its inception, White has been unique among major psychoanalytic training institutes in emphasizing the psychodynamic role of interpersonal relations and interactions within the socio-cultural environment. The founders believed psychoanalysis must address societal as well as individual ills. It is in this spirit that the Eating Disorders, Compulsions and Addictions Service (EDCAS) was established in 1995 to offer clinical services, education, and training. Our goal is to promote a deeper understanding of a treatment approach that draws from the wellspring of contemporary thinking.

 

THE  PROGRAM________

The EDCAS program is a 35 week comprehensive course of study. The program focuses on integrating principles of interpersonal psychoanalysis with other treatment modalities.  Theory and clinical casework are explored in the areas of eating disorders and disordered eating issues, body image, affect regulation, addiction to substances, relationships, exercise, and internet use. The curriculum combines 36 classes of didactic and clinical seminars, guest lectures, case conferences, individual and/or group supervision, and an off-site cooking and networking event.  Its aim is to provide a concentrated, practice-oriented educational experience to mental health professionals who want to use the interpersonal perspective in working with people who have eating disorders, compulsions, or addictions.

 

Each participant will be assigned a mentor who will be available for consultation and support throughout the program. Individual and group supervisory consultation are optional for licensed program participants and offered in the private offices of the program faculty for a period of 20 weeks for a reduced fee of $65 per session for individual and $45 for group. This is a separate fee from program tuition. Participants are invited to attend the EDCAS Clinical Service meetings.

 

ADMISSIONS__________

Preference will be given to licensed mental health professionals practicing psychotherapy, either privately or in institutional settings. Therapists possessing a different educational background or professional experience may also apply. Participants are required to carry malpractice insurance and to provide their own psychotherapy patients for supervision.

 

All faculty and supervisors are graduates of the William Alanson White Institute, with the exception of guest speakers from other analytic institutes or disciplines.

 

All classes will integrate clinical case material. Case material by participants will be encouraged. ALL CLASSES WILL BE HELD ON FRIDAY’S from 2:00-3:45pm at THE WILLIAM ALANSON WHITE INSTITUTE, 20 WEST 74th St., NYC.  Classes will begin on September 14th, 2018.


TUITION__________
The Program tuition is $3850 and is non-refundable after the first three weeks of the start of the program. Should a participant choose to withdraw within the first three weeks, a penalty fee of $250 will be incurred.  Early application is encouraged. Continuing Education credits for physicians, psychologists, social workers, licensed psychoanalysts, Licensed Mental Health Counselors and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists are provided. Application deadline is August 3rd, 2018 and admissions are on a rolling basis of acceptance as space is limited.

 

WEEK 1    FRIDAY EVENING EVENT   6:00 - 8:00pm    September 14th, 2018

Wine & Cheese Reception

INTRODUCTION: INTERPERSONAL PERSPECTIVES ON EATING DISORDERS, COMPULSIONS & ADDICTIONS.

  • Welcome by Jean Petrucelli, Ph.D., Director and Co-Founder of EDCAS, Supervising Analyst
  • Donnel Stern, Ph.D., Training & Supervising Analyst, William Alanson White Institute --------The Interpersonal Perspective in Clinical Treatment
  • Orientation: Meet and greet participants and faculty

 

EATING DISORDERS

WEEKS 2 & 3 September 21st and 28th

EATING DISORDERS:  CLINICAL APPLICATIONS UTILIZING THE INTERFACE OF CONCEPTS OF ATTACHMENT, SELF REGULATION, AFFECT REGULATION, NEUROBIOLOGY AND THE ANALYTIC RELATIONSHIP

Course Instructor: Jean Petrucelli, Ph.D.

Using clinical case material, this course will present a detailed, practical exploration of how one works analytically with anorexic, bulimic, and binge-eating patients beyond symptom alleviation.  Understanding the neurobiological underpinnings and the implications of these findings in clinical treatment, the concepts of attachment theory, self regulation and affect regulation will be viewed as interpersonal constructs. The need for novelty will be illustrated in clinical moments where the relational field shifts. The ongoing exploration of interactions between patient and therapist, the many “bodies” in the room, why a particular intervention is chosen, as well as transferential and countertransferential concerns will be discussed. Issues of the often neglected work with male eating disordered patients, body obsession, diagnosis, assessing the level of care, and techniques involving contracts, food charts, and food language as metaphor, will be viewed as part of the bridge one builds to enter the ritual-filled world of the eating disordered patient.

 

WEEKS 4 & 5 October 5th and October 12th

EATING DISORDERS: THE INTERPERSONAL TREATMENT OF THE INDIVIDUAL AND THE FAMILY

Course Instructor: Judith Brisman, Ph.D.

This class will present an interpersonal approach to the treatment of anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder, with a particular focus on the role of the family in the treatment of children, adolescents and young adults. Because of the complexity of eating-disordered patients’ dynamics and the urgency of life-debilitating symptoms, treatment often involves extension of the boundaries of traditional analytic work -- both with the individual and the family. An approach is offered in which direct symptom intervention occurs within the framework of an interpersonally-based analytic approach. Work with the family in that regard will be considered, contrasting it to the evolving family-based treatment models in which direct re-feeding by parents is urged. When is direct re-feeding helpful?  When does it hurt?   Questions regarding treatment choice will be explored and discussed. Complications, roadblocks, and treatment goals will be considered in developing an understanding of how best to reach these often unreachable patients.

 

WEEK 6 October 19th

UNDERSTANDING AND DEALING WITH OBESITY: PSYCHOLOGICAL FACTORS IN BARIATRIC SURGERY AND THE IMPACT OF CHANGES IN THE PHYSICAL SELF

Course Instructor: Janet Tintner, Psy.D.

This class will present the basics of how to assess suitability for, and treat the sequelae of, bariatric surgery, including a review of available surgeries. Bariatric surgery is viewed as a tool (not a solution) in working with desperation and intractability in the treatment of obesity. Examining the choice for surgery and the responses to weight loss, is a vehicle for approaching the broader question of how one works with a problem (obesity) that is stigmatizing, extremely difficult to treat, and where issues of maintenance are paramount.

 

WEEK 7 October 26th

BINGEING: WHEN TOO MUCH IS NOT ENOUGH AND NOT ENOUGH IS TOO MUCH

Course Instructor: Anne F. Malavé, Ph.D.

This class will examine the range of bingeing experiences, from the bingeing that follows anorexic constraint, to full-blown bulimia, to binge-eating disorder, with the aim of connecting behaviors with underlying psychic phenomena.  We will use clinical material to illustrate techniques that engage patients in connecting the surface behavior with its emotional sources.

 

WEEK 8 November 2nd

GIRLS!  DEVELOPMENTAL CHALLENGES FROM PUBERTY TO ADOLESCENCE

Course Instructor: Jacqueline Ferraro, D.M.H.

This class will focus on puberty and developmental issues in girls, taking into account efforts to develop an identity and sense of self as girls move through this critical period in their lives.  The transition through puberty into adolescence involves significant changes in their physiology, body image, and cognition, with accompanying social and emotional elements. Coping with all of these changes can involve efforts to control weight (restricting and/or bingeing), cutting, drug and alcohol use, and sexual experimentation and activity. Relevant vignettes will be incorporated into class discussion.

 

WEEK 9 November 9th

‘EVERY BITE YOU TAKE’: THE SCIENCE OF FOOD

Course Instructor: Jean Petrucelli, Ph.D.

The brain in your gut exerts a powerful influence over your head. But the gut may have a physiological and psychological response that relates to the science of food itself. Why sugar and why salt? When you take a bite of food you experience the physical and chemical interaction in your mouth. Simultaneously, you are evaluating the sensation of food from the initial anticipation to the perception of its arrival on your palate to the first bite, chewing and swallowing. Your mouth ‘feels’ food. People eat mindfully and mindlessly as they hunger for connection, creativity, aliveness, peace and solace. When are cravings emotionally based and when are they confused with physical hunger and what does the science of food have to do with it? This class will explore how we recognize and demystify food myths; experientially practice mindful eating; understand the science of food; and use food discourse in creative embodiments of subjectivity.

 

WEEK 9             ** EVENING     November 9th 6:00-9:30pm

LOCATION: The Institute of Culinary Education, 225 Liberty St., New York, NY

Each student will have the opportunity to participate in a networking and interactive dinner event hosted by the Institute of Culinary Education, from 6:00-9:30pm. This unique hands-on event involves cooking as the entertainment. The evening will begin with hors d’oeuvres or an antipasto platter, open bar of wine and soft drinks, and the glass will be split into groups to begin cooking. When finished, students are seated and served the meal that the group prepared….and of course…no one will leave hungry!

 

WEEK 10 November 16th

EATING AND THE GENDERED SELF

Course Instructor: Sarah Schoen, Ph.D.

This course will consider how cultural, developmental, and psychological forces influence the relationship between eating and gendered identity. The focus will be on how feelings about eating and bodies are tied to a person’s experience of themselves as a man, or as a woman.  For people with eating problems, experiences of self as desiring and desirable are often played out in relationship to food and body size. Clinical material will be used to explore how both the patient’s and therapist’s gendered selves, including feelings about their bodies and appetites, shape and transform the interpersonal field.

 

WEEK 11 November 30th

BODY IMAGE

Course Instructor: Elizabeth Halsted, Ph.D.

What are the ingredients in a body image and how is it made? As a psychological term body image has had significant obstacles in definition and conceptualization, limiting its usefulness in psychoanalytic formulations and interventions. We will explore conceptual tools that address this deficit in order to deepen our appreciation of the key ingredients contained in a body image and their functions in affect regulation and character.  We will explore clinical material to unpack the components of body image, formulate interventions aimed to increase integrative capacity, and generate the creation of new and more robust body images.

 

WEEK 12 December 7th  2:00-4:30pm

INVITED GUEST SPEAKERS ******EXTENDED TIME SESSION*****

THE ROLE OF THE NUTRITIONIST & MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS in the Treatment of Eating Disorders

Moderator: Jean Petrucelli, Ph.D.

Guest Speakers will include Judy Schwartz, MD; Karen Rosewater, MD; Wendy S. Ziecheck, MD; Theresa Kinsella, MS, RD,; Robin Millet, MS, RD, CDN; Marina S. Kurian, MD, FACS

A multi-disciplinary approach to treatment involving the use of adjunct modalities will be examined in a roundtable discussion. Guest Speakers will include Nutritionists, Internists, Gynecologist and a Bariatric Surgeon.

 

WEEK 13 December 14th

BRIDGING THEORY AND PRACTICE: CLINICAL CONUNDRUMS

Course Instructors: Sarah Schoen, Ph.D.; Jean Petrucelli, Ph.D. and members of the EDCAS Steering Committee

This course will use transference and countertransference data to bridge theoretical knowledge and clinical experience. Students will be encouraged to raise clinical dilemmas in an informal and spontaneous discussion. Themes in clinical material that integrate interpersonal and relational concepts in work with eating disordered patients will be highlighted.

 

WEEK 14 December 21st

EATING DISORDERS AND THE ORTHODOX JEWISH COMMUNITY: IT’S COMPLICATED

Course Instructors: Sharon Kofman, Ph.D. & Caryn Gorden, Psy.D.

This course will explore the increased incidence of eating disorders within the Orthodox Jewish population from a psychoanalytic perspective. Contemporary socio-cultural, historical, and religious factors that contribute to Jewish identity will be examined. The role of ritual and eating practices, family and gender dynamics, and cultural issues specific to the body, desire, and sexuality will be discussed. We will consider the role of unconscious historical influences, such as the legacy of persecution, genocide, and intergenerational transmission of trauma, as critically contributing to this symptom picture in survivor families. Discussion will involve noteworthy clinical features, treatment dilemmas and countertransference experiences.

 

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WEEK 15 January 4th

BLENDING CBT/DBT AND INTERPERSONAL PSYCHOTHERAPY IN THE TREATMENT OF EATING DISORDERS

Course Instructor: Carrie Gottlieb, Ph.D.

This course will examine the similarities and differences between cognitive behavioral and dialectical behavior therapies and interpersonal psychotherapy. The integration of these therapies will be explored as they pertain to treatment and conceptualization of individuals with eating disorders.  Discussion will focus on the blending of these approaches in treatment.

 

WEEK 16 January 11th

EATING DISORDERS IN THE CONFLUENCE OF GENDER IDENTITY, SEXUALITY, RACIAL DIVERSITY AND CULTURAL PLURALISM

Course Instructors: Toni Andrews, Ph.D.; Eugenio Duarte, Ph.D.; Rosa Lim, Ph.D.

Eating disorders are not just white, middle-class, heterosexual, cisgender and able-bodied, young girls’ illnesses. This class explores personal, political and clinical issues of race and gender in eating disorder treatment including differences between gender roles, sexual orientation and gender identity as well as specific risk and protective factors, the impact of oppression and assimilation stress on identity development, and culturally relevant treatment implications.

 

WEEK 17 January 18th

THE HORMONAL BODY AND ITS IMPACT ON THE PSYCHE
Course Instructor: Sue Kolod, Ph.D.

The impact of hormones on the psyche, of particular relevance to sexuality, appetite and self experience, has been largely avoided in contemporary psychoanalytic thought. Psychoanalytic treatment has focused on the ways in which the mind affects the body, i.e., how psychological conflict can be expressed through physical symptoms. This class will explore how the body can affect the mind.  Research will be cited from evolutionary biology and endocrinology and case material will be used to demonstrate how an inquiry into hormonal experience can inform clinical work.

 

WEEK 18 January 25th

EMOTIONAL MODULATION

Course Instructor: Sandra Buechler, Ph.D.

Emotions are a primary means of intrapersonal and interpersonal communication. As clinicians and as human beings, how can we best hear and use their messages? How can we learn to modulate them, to bring out their potential to enhance life, rather than detract from it? These questions will be explored in this course, with an emphasis on their clinical applications and a focus on the emotional cues that form a vital part of the fabric of the treatment interchange, as well as the rest of human experience.

 

WEEK 19 February 1st

THE PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY OF EATING DISORDERS AND ADDICTIONS

Course Instructors: A. Mittsi Crossman, M.D. & Melanie Israelovitch, M.D.

The psychopharmacology of substance disorders, including those involving food, encompasses a complex interplay between biological, psychological, and sociological factors intrinsic to the disorders and to their treatments. This course will address the indications and contraindications for the application of a variety of psychopharmacological agents as a component of treatment. Participants will be encouraged to present questions from their own practices.

 

WEEK 20 February 8th

CASE PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION BY CANDIDATES

Course Instructors: Discussion by EDCAS Faculty members and class participants

 

COMPULSIONS

WEEK 21                               February 15th

CULTIVATING CURIOSITY IN EXERCISE ADDICTION

Course Instructor: Anton Hart, Ph.D.

This course will present an overview of the concept of cultivating curiosity. It will address the ways in which addictive and compulsive symptoms can be seen as problematic ways of dealing with the difficulties of lived experience. Practical considerations for cultivating curiosity in patients with addictive and compulsive exercise and body-image symptoms will be presented.

 

WEEK 22                               February 22nd

INTERNET ADDICTION and the use of TECHNOLOGY MEDIATED COMPULSIVE RELATIONSHIPS

Course Instructor: Phillip Blumberg, Ph.D.

This class will situate on-line addictions within the broader context of sexual compulsions. Psychobiological and psychodynamic processes, including impairments in self-regulating systems, as well as separation-individuation conflicts which have been associated with on-line compulsions, will be reviewed. The class will examine the “virtual” nature of cyber sexuality--including chat rooms, interactive games, erotic e-mail, and web cams--and what it indicates about the changing nature of the contemporary American social character.

 

WEEK 23                               March 1st

WHEN COMPULSIONS ARE SOLUTIONS: CYBERSEX AND INTERNET PORN

Course Instructor: Todd Essig, Ph.D.

This course will explore clinical examples in which seemingly compulsive technologically-mediated sexual activity is later understood to have served crucial developmental and transitional functions. A treatment strategy is presented in which both the gains and losses of technology-mediated sexual experiences are explored. Three general questions are addressed: How does it work that technology can successfully mediate relationship experience? How and when does such mediation fail? What are the important differences between technologically-mediated relationship experiences and those experiences that come from being bodies together?

 

WEEK 24                               March 8th

SEXUAL ABUSE, COMPULSION, & DYSFUNCTION

Course Instructor:  Richard B. Gartner, Ph.D.

This course will explore how sexual abuse, sexual compulsivity, and sexual dysfunction are interrelated factors in understanding compulsive, "anorectic," and/or kinky sexual behavior. We will focus on clarifying and sorting through the potential meanings of patients' sexual expression. Additionally, we will look at treatments that either develop alternate sexual expression or help the patient feel more comfortable with sexual patterns that he or she perceives as shameful or abnormal.

 

ADDICTIONS

WEEK 25 March 15th

TREATING ADDICTIONS FROM AN INTERPERSONAL & RELATIONAL APPROACH

Course Instructor: Jean Petrucelli, Ph.D.

The treatment of substance abuse, be it alcohol or drugs, presents clinicians with patients who are psychotherapeutically difficult to reach and who create unique transference/countertransference patterns. Case material will be used to explore the interplay between attending directly to the addiction and disengaging from the pull to do so between therapist and patient. The emphasis in treatment is on how relational interactions contribute to and maintain addictive patterns. Using a multiple states dissociative model, this class will focus on various treatment issues and concerns including: how the addiction functions as an attempt to repair, the myths of addiction, affect regulation, and the concepts of mindfulness, helplessness and powerlessness.

 

WEEK 26 March 22nd

THE CONVERGENCE OF HARM REDUCTION THERAPY AND RELATIONAL PSYCHOANALYSIS IN TREATING SUBSTANCE MISUSE

Course Instructor: Debra Rothschild, Ph.D.

Harm Reduction Therapy is a form of treating substance misuse that expands the traditional "disease concept" model to one that allows for an individualized approach based on the needs of each patient. Harm Reduction Therapy aims to reduce any harm or risk that substance use may impose on the user or on others, and its practice is collaborative and emphasizes respect for the individual and treatment of a whole person in context. In this respect, it differs from the traditional treatment of alcoholism or substance abuse that has focused on the elimination of misuse or addiction. We will introduce and review psychoanalytic theories specifically relevant to the treatment of substance misuse and show how they dovetail with Harm Reduction therapy. Clinical material will be used to demonstrate an integrated approach to treatment based on the converging principles of Harm Reduction and Relational Psychoanalysis.

 

WEEK 27 March 29th

INTEGRATING 12-STEP PROGRAMS INTO A PSYCHOANALYTIC THERAPY

Course Instructors: Elizabeth Halsted, Ph.D. and Gayle Lewis Ph.D., MSCS

The use of adjunct modalities in the treatment of addictions is often essential to the recovery process. This course will explore the 12-step model and offer a conceptual approach to usefully think about its strengths and weaknesses.  A case that includes Overeaters Anonymous will be presented in order to discuss the specifics of an integrated treatment.

 

WEEK 28 April 5th

WORKING WITH WEED: TREATMENT IMPLICATIONS OF CANNABIS USE AMIDST CULTURAL AND LEGAL SHIFTS

Course Instructor: Steven Tublin, Ph.D.

After many decades of prohibition, cannabis use seems to be heading toward widespread legalization.  Already, states where cannabis is legal have seen changes in patterns and methods of use. Increased availability throughout the country will likely lead to decreased cost which will lead to increased use and misuse. This may lead to unique psychotherapy challenge as cannabis poses relatively little health risk to users. Indeed, some users rely on it daily to work well and include it in most leisure activities with little regret. This class will address the ramifications of cannabis misuse and the challenges of working with patients reluctant to limit their intake.

 

WEEK 29 April 12th

TREATING ADDICTION IN THE ADOLESCENT AND COLLEGE STUDENT

Course Instructors: Patricia Bellucci, Ph.D. & Michelle Kennedy, LCSW.

This course will address questions of use and abuse of drugs and alcohol among young adults and adolescents. Developmental conflicts, self-medication, and the social context in which this population functions --i.e., school, peer group, family-- will be discussed. The use of consultation, transference, countertransference, and referral to adjunct treatments will be considered.

 

WEEK 30 April 26th

THE INTERFACE OF SPIRITUALITY, PSYCHOANALYSIS AND ADDICTION IN WORKING WITH PATIENTS IN RECOVERY

Course Instructor: Ann B. Chanler, Ph.D.

This class will focus on the interface of spirituality, with particular attention paid to mindfulness and psychoanalysis when working with patients in recovery. We will consider the value of loving kindness while peeling away the layers of deeply embedded feelings of inadequacy, pain and anger. Spirituality helps addicts connect to suffering with compassion. Like psychoanalysis, it encourages reflection and non-judgmental self-awareness. It creates an internal spaciousness through non-reaction and helps build self-respect. Both inspire a generosity towards self, self-confidence and a positive self-identity. Discussion of how the interpretation of events-- not the events themselves-- that cause distress will be explored.


WEEK 30 EVENING April 26th  FRIDAY 6:00 - 8:00pm

SPECIAL EVENING EVENT

DISSOCIATIVE IDENTITY DISORDER: THE REAL MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR

PRESENTER: Sheldon Itzkowitz, Ph.D.

In practice, clinicians can miss the subtle state changes that accompany dissociation. Patients at the extreme end of the continuum of dissociative disorders can help us understand pathological dissociation as a means of maintaining rigid boundaries around self-states for the purpose of emotional survival. Traumatic dissociation results when the normal process of dissociation becomes rigidified and the child's mind becomes structuralized in such a way that the developing sense of "me-ness" or "I" that leads us all to feel as if our minds are singular, unitary, and bounded, is derailed. The result is, depending on the level and intensity of trauma and dissociation, the emergence of multiple centers of experience or self-states.

Dr. Itzkowitz will present a series of video clips of his work with patients who suffer from DID to show how shifts in self states occur.   He will demonstrate how he engages these states and uses his experience intersubjectively to help patients loosen their defensive reliance on dissociation.

 

WEEK 31 May 3rd

ENSLAVED BY DESIRE: RELATIONSHIP ADDICTION

Course Instructor: Jill Howard, Ph.D.

This course will use Fairbairn’s theory of the exciting-rejecting object as a way to think about addictive relationships. We will consider this theory as one explanation for people being unable to sustain long-term monogamous relationships. This issue will be explored, through readings and case material, as a dynamic that helps explain the difficulty we see with patients getting married and with people having extra-marital affairs.

 

WEEK 32 May 10th

ELUSIVE LOVE IN LOVE AND FANTASY

PART ONE: SEARCHING FOR LOVE FROM THE OUTSIDE IN

Course Instructor: Sivan Baron, J.D., LCSW

Part one will explore the ways in which patients with eating disorders, compulsions and addiction are in "relationship" with their object of abuse/addiction. We will also look at the way that fantasies about romantic love/partnership operate as solutions to conscious and unconscious depressive anxieties.  In fantasy, the romantic partner becomes the object that magically delivers happiness, wholeness and even thinness. Case material will be presented for discussion.

PART TWO: IN LOVE AND FANTASY

Course Instructor: Evelyn Hartman, Ph.D.

This course will examine addictions and obsessions with different types of fantasies of love, whether actualized or not, that impede having fulfilling love relationships. The focus will be on understanding the factors that contribute to creating these fantasies as well as the power that sustains them.

 

WEEK 33 May 17th

COUPLES UNCONSCIOUS COLLUSION IN COMPULSIONS

Course Instructor: Shelly Goldklank, Ph.D.

Birds of a feather flock together and opposites attract. Clinical couples often present with a similarity of underlying fears and a complementarity of styles in dealing with those fears. Thus, in some clinical couples, addictions or eating disorders present in one partner are consistent with attributes that initially attracted that partner to the other because of shared unresolved dilemmas. They have fundamentally similar issues which they have coped with in opposite styles. The complaints about the disorder are, therefore, not only telling about the partner who has them, but also about unresolved issues in the mate. Participants in this class will use this understanding to gain leverage in helping the couple change.

 

WEEK 34 May 31st

RELATIONAL SUMMARY

Course Instructor: Emily Kuriloff, Psy.D.

Designed to follow basic grounding in theory and technique, this course will provide a closer, more in-depth look at theory and praxis regarding the understanding and treatment of eating disorders, addictions, and compulsions. The work of current interpersonal, feminist, post-modern, and “queer” clinicians will be discussed and applied to interesting and challenging clinical case material from both students and the instructor.

 

WEEK 35 June 7th

CASE PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION BY CANDIDATES

Time: 200-3:45pm followed by

 

GRADUATION CEREMONY FRIDAY EVENING 4:00-5:15pm

 

DIRECTOR and CO-FOUNDER, EDCAS

Jean Petrucelli, Ph.D.

 

EDCAS STEERING COMMITTEE

Jacqueline Ferraro, D.M.H.; Carrie Gottlieb, Ph.D.; Elizabeth Halsted, Ph.D.; Jill Howard, Ph.D.; Sue Kolod, Ph.D.; Gayle Lewis, Ph.D., MSCS; Anne Malavé, Ph.D.; Sarah Schoen, Ph.D.; Janet Tintner, Psy.D.

 

FACULTY & SUPERVISORY CONSULTANTS

Toni Andrews, Ph.D.

Sivan Baron, J.D., LCSW

Patricia Bellucci, Ph.D.

Phillip Blumberg, Ph.D.

Judith Brisman, Ph.D.

Sandra Buechler, Ph.D.

Ann Chanler, Ph.D.

Eugenio Duarte, Ph.D.

Todd Essig, Ph.D.

Jacqueline Ferraro, D.M.H.

Richard B. Gartner, Ph.D.

Shelly Goldklank, Ph.D.

*Caryn Gorden, Psy.D.

*Carrie Gottlieb, Ph.D.

Elizabeth Halsted, Ph.D.

Jill Howard, Ph.D.

Melanie Israelovitch, M.D.

*Sheldon Itzkowitz, Ph.D.

*Michelle Kennedy, LCSW

Sharon Kofman, Ph.D.

Sue Kolod, Ph.D.

Emily Kuriloff, Psy.D.

*Gayle Lewis, Ph.D. MSCS

*Rosa Lim, Ph.D.

Anne F. Malavé, Ph.D.

Jean Petrucelli, Ph.D.

*Debra Rothschild, Ph.D.
Sarah Schoen, Ph.D.

Janet Tintner, Psy.D.

Steven Tublin, Ph.D.

 

*Guest Faculty

 

Brochure Design: Jean Petrucelli, Ph.D.   Layout: Carlos Anthony Acha

Cover Artwork by Cecelia Webber  www.ceceliawebber.com.

This program is approved for 67.5 Continuing Education Contact Hours, (CE, CME credits) for Psychologists, Physicians, and Social Workers. Credits are calculated on a credit per hour basis.

 

CE Credits for Psychologists:

The William Alanson White Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor Continuing Education for Psychologists. The William Alanson White Institute maintains responsibility for these programs and their contents.

 

CE Credits for Social Workers:

The William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis and Psychology, SW CPE is re cognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0159.

 

CME credits for Physicians:

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and polices of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the William Alanson White Institute. 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 (2) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

For Licensed Psychoanalysts:

William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis and Psychology is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts. #P-0007.

 

For Mental Health Counselors:

William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis and Psychology is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors. #MHC-0025

 

For Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists:

William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis and Psychology is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0019.

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

 

 

 

Special Highlights for Program Participants


** NETWORKING DINNER

The faculty organizes a Networking Dinner that provides students and faculty a chance to talk informally and get to know each other. This creates opportunities for personal and professional connections, and each year that we do it, much fun is had by all. The fee for this dinner is covered in the cost of your tuition. This event will be held at The Institute of Culinary Education, 225 Liberty St., NYC on the evening of Friday, November 9th from 6-9:30pm. We will be cooking our own meal together as a group.

 

**DIRECTORY

We will supply every student with a Directory book for all of the program participants and faculty. In addition to your name and contact information, your listing will include a one or two paragraph description of your background, your areas of specialization and interest, and patient populations with whom you work.  It will also list whether you are part of any managed care panels and if you have a sliding scale fee. We have found this to be tremendously helpful for making referrals and building one’s practice.

 

 

** JOURNAL SUBSCRIPTION: We also offer a one-year online complimentary subscription to the journal Contemporary Psychoanalysis.



**SPECIAL OFFER!**

All Accepted EDCAS Students Receive


A One Year Complimentary “Online” Subscription to:

CONTEMPORARY PSYCHOANALYSIS
Journal of the William Alanson White Society
and William Alanson White Institute

An Extraordinary Forum for Psychoanalytic Ideas and Clinical Innovations

Susan Fabrick, MA, LCSW and Ruth Livingston, Ph.D., Editors-in-Chief

The Latest Contributions of Established Writers Fresh Ideas from New Voices!

 


**SAVE THE DATE!**

EDCAS 2018-2019 CALENDAR for TUESDAY 10:00 CONFERENCES

These conferences are open to all EDCAS students—past and current – in addition to members of the White Institute. It is not mandatory to attend….just icing on the cake.

 

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TIME: 10:00 – 11:30am

PLACE: The William Alanson White Institute, Rm 3A

DATE: Tuesday, October 2th, 2018

TITLE: Anorexia Nervosa and the Analyst's Paternal Function

PRESENTER: Tom Wooldridge, Psy.D., ABPP CEDS


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TIME: 10:00 – 11:30am

PLACE: The William Alanson White Institute, Rm 3A

DATE: Tuesday, December 4th, 2018

TITLE: Therapeutic Encounters with the Somatic Self: A Clinical Case Presentation

PRESENTER: Julie Marcuse, Ph.D.


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TIME: 10:00 – 11:30am

PLACE: The William Alanson White Institute, Rm 3A

DATE: Tuesday, March 5th, 2019

TITLE: Treating Opiod, Alcohol, and other Drug Problems: What Every Practitioner Needs to Know

PRESENTER: Arnold M. Washton, MD.

 

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TIME: 10:00 – 11:30am

PLACE: The William Alanson White Institute, Rm 3A

DATE: Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

TITLE: Tales of Love and Loss

PRESENTER: Galit Atlas, Ph.D.