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Consultation and Assessment Conference

Our attempt to assess patients at the beginning of treatment is limited by many unknowns. What can we learn and know from the patient at the beginning and what can we not know? How is this knowledge similar or different from a traditional psychiatric, psychological or social work interview? What specifically are we trying to assess and for what purposes? […]

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Dr. Stephanie McEwan Completes Original Motion Picture: “I Slept with Freud”

Dr. Stephanie McEwan, a former Clinical Psychoanalysis Fellow at the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia, has completed an original motion picture, entitled, “I Slept with Freud.” In this movie, an anxious college student majoring in psychology is visited in a vivid dream by six famous psychoanalysts who provide the college student with analytic counsel and engage in (a few entertaining and occasionally […]

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Hope, Love, and Happiness

The concepts, feelings, and experiences of love, hope, and happiness are powerful features in people’s lives. Not surprisingly, love, hope, and happiness can play a role in the treatment context as individuals participate in therapy seeking to live more satisfying lives.  In this course participants will 1) review the history of the concepts of hope, love and happiness in clinical […]

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Pharmacology for Non-Prescribers

This program will begin with an introduction about how drugs work on the body and how the body works on drugs. Dr. Feinberg will present information about psychological experiences such as anxiety and insomnia, depression, and psychosis, and the types of drugs used to treat them, such as mood stabilizers and anti-manic drugs. He will discuss what these drugs should […]

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Enacting Identity: Normative Unconscious Processes

Beginning with Fromm’s assertion of a “social unconscious” and vignettes from the 50s and 60s that illustrate how clinical interpretations can contribute to reproducing a sexist status quo, the presentation demonstrates how unconscious psychosocial processes permeate identity formation and clinical work. Examples of racist, sexist, and classist enactments in the clinic demonstrate the workings of normative unconscious processes that sustain […]

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Explorations of Applied Psychoanalysis When Collaborating with Other Professionals

Psychoanalytically informed work outside of the clinical psychotherapeutic situation has been gaining increasing attention in recent years. In this course, we will focus on ways to apply psychoanalytic/ psychodynamic concepts in other settings, especially when attempting to collaborate with other professions, such as in law, healthcare, and business. Our meetings should serve as a workshop to inspire each participant to […]

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Consultation and Referral Service

The Consultation and Referral Service offers evaluation and referral services by the members of the Center, who are extensively trained and highly skilled psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers. All of our members have completed or are pursuing rigorous post-graduate training as psychoanalysts or psychoanalytically oriented psychotherapists. Treatment is provided in the private offices of our members, throughout the Delaware Valley and […]

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Trans* and Sexual Orientation Reading Group

Gender and sexual minorities face significantly higher risks of medical and mental health problems related to violence, marginalization and impoverishment. This reading group will concentrate on the application of analytic and psychodynamic theories to clinical work with trans* and/or queer identified persons through the use of a trans* and queer competent lens (the * is used metaphorically to capture the […]

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