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Emotional Communication: Modern Psychoanalytic Techniques for the Family

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June 2, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Emotional Communication Series

Emotional communication is both the common experience of resonating emotionally with another person or group and a specific clinical technique. Modern psychoanalysis offers a range of theory based, goal-directed techniques in which clinicians use repeated countertransference emotional inductions to make interventions.  This series offers four seminars on the use of emotional communication:  in clinical work and training, in the classroom setting, in family life and with people suffering from dementia.

Emotional Communication:  Modern Psychoanalytic Techniques for the Family

Saturday, Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 1:00 to 2:30 PM



Lorette Dussault, Psya.D., and her daughter Jessica Richards will share their experiences of the impact of emotional communication on adoption, attachment, and family dynamics.


Dr. Dussault has extensive clinical and administrative experience in the foster care system.  Her daughter, Jessica Richards, and she share personal experience in that system as well.

Continuing Education Objectives: 

Participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the impact of types of emotional communication on family dynamics as they relate to the experience of adoption and attachment.
  2. Discuss the underlying theoretical concepts as to the effectiveness of emotional communication:  when it is indicated, and when it may fail or succeed.
  3. Apply the use of emotional communication to one’s own clinical work or family.

CE Target audience:  Psychologists (all levels), Social Workers, Counselors

Fee:  Free or $25 per event for 1.5 CE’s/Clock Hours*


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

CE Target audience:  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 on 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


June 2, 2018
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm