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Emotional Communication:  Modern Psychoanalytic Techniques for Working with “Post-Verbal” People

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April 21, 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 Working with “Post-Verbal” People

Saturday, April 21, 2018 | 1:00 to 2:30  PM



This panel discussion presents the use and effects of emotional communication in the post-verbal world of dementia, including working with patients with Alzheimer’s disease.



Marjorie A. Goodwin, PsyaD, PMHCNS-BC, MS, RN is on the faculty BGSP.  Dr. Goodwin has over 30 years of experience as a psychiatric clinical nurse specialist. She has a special interest in working with seniors and their families as they navigate the challenges of aging.

Christina Healy, RN, MA, Cert Psya is on the faculty at BGSP.  She has over 20 years of experience as a psychiatric nurse clinician working with the senior population, including individuals with addictions and Alzheimer’s.

Joyce Smith, MSW is a doctoral candidate at BGSP.  She has extensive clinical experience in a variety of mental health settings.

Continuing Education Objectives: 

Participants will be able to:

  1. Explore the theory and motivation behind the use of emotional communication.
  2. Explore emotional communication, especially as it applies to work with patients with dementia.
  3. Explore and discuss how the concept of emotional communication can make a difference when used within the family context with parents with dementia.

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

Fee:  Free or $25 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


April 21, 2018
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm