NEW YORK PSYCHOANALYTIC SOCIETY & INSTITUTE:
WORKS IN PROGRESS
Marianne and Nicholas Young Auditorium
247 East 82nd St., between 2nd & 3rd, NY, NY 10028
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Wednesday, June 5, 2013, 8:30 p.m.
An Alternative Conception of Termination & Follow-up
Joseph Schachter, M.D., Ph.D.
Please register via www.nypsi.org under Events and Lectures
Traditional psychoanalytic theory prescribes total patient-analyst separation after termination to facilitate mourning the loss of the analyst. This paper provides a rationale derived from contemporary (especially relational/interpersonal) theory for an alternative conception of termination and follow-up based on the central role of the analyst as a real person involved in a mutually caring patient-analyst relationship.
Patient-analyst follow-up may provide numerous positive benefits: the patient may re-experience the analyst’s caring, may re-invigorate helpful introjections of the analyst, and have additional opportunity to deal with unresolved idealization of the analyst. The analyst may learn about the patient’s unpredictable, inevitable post-termination changes, positive and negative, and improve his/her understanding of the course and outcome of treatment.
Joseph Schachter received his Ph.D. from Harvard and M.D. from NYU. He completed his psychoanalytic training at the Columbia University Psychoanalytic Center for Training and Research. He was chair of the IPA Subcommittee on Evaluation of Research Proposals and Results and has published extensively on various topics ranging from neonatal physiology, schizophrenia, and analytic practice and theory. His most recent work is on analytic outcome and contact after analysis.
Educational Objectives: After attending, participants will be able to
1. Learn the history of traditional psychoanalytic concepts of termination.
2. Learn the rationale for post-termination follow-up contacts with the analyst.
Information regarding CME credit for physicians
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the New York Psychoanalytic Society and 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  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Information regarding CE credit for psychologists
The New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education programs for psychologists. NYPSI maintains responsibility for this program and its content. APA-approved CE credits are granted to participants with documented attendance and completed evaluation forms. After submitting a completed evaluation form, attendees will receive a pdf documenting credit via email.
Persons with disabilities: The building is wheelchair accessible and has an elevator. Please notify the registrar in advance if you require accommodations.
DISCLOSURE: None of the planners or presenters of this CE program has any relevant financial relationships to disclose.