Mostly Dead is Slightly Alive!
Surviving Drug Addiction with your Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Patients
This six-week course offers an experiential way of learning about clinical issues pertaining to drug addiction in the context of psychoanalytically oriented psychotherapy. The course, divided into six weekly topics, offers readings and materials associated to psychic aliveness, its risks and relation to isolation, omnipotence, embodiment and dissociation.
We will use music, poetry, film, and clinical case material to feel our way into each week’s topic, providing a more embodied experience than the usual didactic approach to this material.
NCSPP is aware that historically psychoanalysis has either excluded or pathologized groups outside of the dominant population in terms of age, race, ethnicity, nationality, language, gender, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, disability, and size. As an organization, we are committed to bringing awareness to matters of anti-oppression, inequity, inequality, diversity, and inclusion as they pertain to our educational offerings, our theoretical orientation, our community, and the broader world we all inhabit.
Substance use disorders occur broadly across many social, racial, and cultural groups. In this course we will elicit and attend to cultural and linguistic contexts of addiction in the case material, in the formulations we construct, and in considering the treatment settings and personal experiences of the clinicians participating in the course.
This course is for licensed clinicians with moderate to extensive experience in clinical work, including familiarity with case conference and handling of confidential clinical material. Interest, but no formal training, in addiction treatment is required, We will use clinical material provided by the students or instructor to collaboratively generate psychoanalytic case formulation. Study materials will include psychoanalytic papers, as well as other media of film, music, and poetry.
Enrollees who cancel at least SEVEN DAYS prior to the event date will receive a refund minus a $35 administrative charge. No refunds will be allowed after this time. Transfer of registrations are not allowed.