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American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work

Alienation in Today’s World: Implications for Clinical Practice
Saturday, May 21, 2016
8:45 – 9:30 am Registration and Breakfast
9:30 – 1:30 pm Panel Presentation and Discussion
The Nightingale-Bamford School, 20 East 92 Street (bet. 5th & Madison) New York, NY

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Arlene Kramer Richards
Lucille Spira
The Spiral of Loneliness and Alienation
Being lonely, people take comfort in the internet. The internet decreases face-to-face contact with others. The touch and smell of another person gets lost and that makes the person lonelier. Richards will discuss people in this downward spiral through clinical vignettes. Spira will highlight some of the relevant

psychoanalytic and social science literature on loneliness as it relates to practice.

Daniel Shaw
Alienation and the Allure of Cults
Groups that promise community and transformation become cultic when they are led by traumatizing narcissists. A variety of factors that cause a sense of alienation contribute to the vulnerability that leads some individuals to seek an antidote to their suffering by becoming followers in such groups. This presentation explores the relational system of subjugation in which cultic leaders ensnare their followers.

Jeffrey Longhofer
Alienated Youth, Mentally Ill, or Identified with Violent Parents?: No Fault Parenting in a Violent Society
The term “alienation” has been applied to youth at particular moments in history to understand social positioning, individual and collective action, youth violence in the popular culture (e.g., media), and in social and psychological theory. Identifications with cultures of violence, including parental cultures (i.e., “norm circles”), might offer explanatory accounts of violent action. Data from the presenter’s study of the manifestos left by youth shooters will be discussed.

After attending these presentations, participants will be able to
– Identify different types of loneliness and distinguish them from other symptoms/disorders.
– Describe the healthy and less healthy defenses used to cope with loneliness including use of the internet.
– Identify the traumatizing narcissist and the nature of subjugation trauma which he or she inflicts on others.
– Define the dynamics of the relational system of the leaders and followers in cultic groups.
– Describe youth violence in a culture of violence.
– Explain youth identifications with parental violence.

Moderator: Cathy Siebold

Each presentation will be followed by a dialogue among the panelists and audience.

4 CE Contact hours offered
National Institute for Psychoanalytic Education and Research in Clinical Social Work (NIPER), Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0022.

Conference is sponsored by NIPER, educational arm of AAPCSW.

AAPCSW is a membership organization for clinicians practicing psychoanalysis or psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

Conference Committee:
Penny Rosen MSW LCSW BCD-P (Chair); Janet Burak MSW LCSW, Michael De Simone PhD LCSW; Ashley Fasano MSW; Ellyn Freedman PsyD LCSW; Danita Hall MSW LCSW;
Dianne Kaminsky MSW LCSW BCD; Sanda Bragman Lewis MSW LCSW; Myrna Ram MSW LCSW; Roberta Shechter DSW LCSW; Carol Thea LCSW BCD.

Important disclosure information:
None of the planners and presenters of the CE program have any relevant financial relationship to disclose.
Jeffrey Longhofer, PhD, LCSW Co-President-Elect, AAPCSW. Rutgers Univ. School of SW. Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center. Co-author, On Being and Having a Case Manager: A Relational Approach to Recovery in Mental Health. Author, A-Z of Psychodynamic Practice. Private practice, Highland Park, NJ.

Arlene Kramer Richards, EdD IPA, IPTAR; Contemporary NY Freudian Society. Co-Editor, Myths of Mighty Women: Their Application in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy; articles on topics of gender, women’s psychology, and loneliness. Private practice, New York, NY.

Daniel Shaw, LCSW National Inst. for the Psychotherapies; Inst. for Contemporary Psychoanalysis; Westchester Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. Author, Traumatic Narcissism: Relational Systems of Subjugation; papers on analytic love, spirituality, cults, and narcissism. Private practice, New York and Nyack, NY.

Lucille Spira, PhD LCSW NYSPP, AAPCSW. Co-Editor, with A.K. Richards and A.A. Lynch, Encounters with Loneliness: Only the Lonely (Best anthology, Gradiva Award, 2014); Co-editor: Myths of Mighty Women: Their Application in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. Private practice, New York, NY.

Cathy Siebold, DSW LCSW Past-President, AAPCSW. PPSC. CAPA. Author, The Hospice Movement: Easing Deaths Pains, and articles on attachment theory, intersubjectivity, gender, and the erotic transference. Private practice, New York, NY.
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