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Clinical Series — Once People Begin, They Want to Get Away

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April 6, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Clinical Series
Psychoanalysis: Not What You Think, More Than You Can Imagine

Psychoanalytic theory is a major contributor to the foundations of psychology, and many of its tenets are incorporated into twenty-first century study and treatment of extreme emotional suffering. But psychoanalysis is widely misunderstood. This is an exciting time for psychoanalysis, as “neuroscience objectively confirms much of what Freud believed about the mysterious workings of the unconscious (Dennis, 2017).”

This series asks the clinical questions: What are we trying to accomplish in psychoanalytic treatment, and what gets in the way? Each topic includes research-based theory that informs innovative techniques.  These techniques are effective in addressing the difficulties of meaningful and lasting change.

The seminars have much for the experienced clinician, as well as for the person new to the field.

Session II

First Problem: Once People Begin, They Want to Get Away

Beginning any type of psychological treatment can arouse conscious and unconscious fears of what might be uncovered. These fears are often manifested in simple behaviors such as tardiness, missed appointments or unpaid fees. This presentation explores the ways these and other behaviors can threaten treatment and offers interventions to address the problems. Clinicians are invited to bring their cases to discuss.


William Sharp, Cert. Psya, Psya.D. is a psychoanalyst and assistant teaching professor at Northeastern University in Boston. He is on faculty of the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis where he is the program director of the Masters in Counseling program. He maintains a private practice in Brookline, MA. He is a much sought-after public speaker and has numerous publications on a variety of psychoanalytic topics, including a book on evidence-based approaches to psychoanalytic counseling.


Continuing Education Objectives: 

Participants will be able to:

  1. Define and list treatment-destructive resistances
  2. State when to join and when not to join a patient’s-treatment destructive resistance
  3. Explain why joining works in the resolution of resistances to progressive communication

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BGSP is authorized to provide CEs for:  Psychologists (all levels), Social Workers, Counselors

Fee:  Free or $20 for 1.5 CE’s/Clock Hours*

*Full refund available if you cancel one week prior to the event. If you have any questions, email info@bgsp.edu.

Offering CEs for:  Psychologists (all levels), Social Workers, Mental Health Counselors

Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. BGSP maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5676. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Application for social work continuing education credits is being submitted. Please contact us at ContinuingEd@BGSP.edu for the status of social work CE accreditation.

For information on continuing education credits for nurses, social workers, or marriage and family counseling, call 617-277-3915.

The Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education.

Direct inquiries may be made regarding the accreditation status by NECHE to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact: New England Commission on Higher Education, 3 Burlington Woods Drive, Ste 100, Burlington, MA 01803-4514, 781-425-7785 or email: info@neche.org

Approved Continuing Education Provider - NBCC


April 6, 2019
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


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Brookline, MA 02446 United States
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