Upcoming Courses & Events
In high school-based settings (and other community mental health ones) therapists become quite immersed in the worlds of their patients. They observe how they impact those around them in the milieu, talk to their teachers and school administration staff about academic performances and peer relationships, and have collateral meetings with their parents. This additional information about and experience of a patient’s world adds to their psychic presence and can significantly impact the transference-countertransference matrix.
Community mental health practitioners are asked to address a range of clients’ needs, including case management and advocacy work, which can bring about complex enactments between therapist and client.
Given that the essential training of skilled therapists is experiential in nature and covered by the arena of supervision, the supervisory relationship makes a vital and crucial contribution to the clinical growth and development of a psychotherapeutic and psychoanalytic identity.
In this presentation, Winnicott’s theory of infant development is expanded to consider the unique psychic situation of twins. Two infants come into being in a matrix of relationships that is more complex than the single baby-mother unit. The mother of twins is preoccupied with both of her babies, and their internal worlds will include a social context in addition to a sense of an individual self. Their formative experiences include conflicts between being primary and environmental, between being interrupted and being an interruption.
The board of directors is pleased to announce the expansion of course offerings to the North Bay. We are encouraging all members who are interested in teaching for NCSPP to submit a course proposal of your area of interest and expertise.