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Inviting the Worst Self to Treatment

October 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

[This event is postponed until Spring 2020]



A Modern Psychoanalytic approach encouraging the blossoming of the whole emotional self, leading to reparation and a deeper healing.

While many therapies strive to help the patient attain their “best” self — reach their highest potential and overcome their negative and self- limiting behaviors – psycho analysis invites the “worst” self. When the patient is helped to blossom emotionally to states of frustration, anger, mistrust, blame and negativity, the psychoanalyst rejoices because that is where the deep healing can begin. In this workshop address extensively studied techniques, such as how the invitation is made, and what constitutes reparation, healing and change.


Claudia Luiz, MA, Cert.Psya.,Psya.D. author of Where’s My Sanity? is a psychoanalyst in private practice in and is on the faculty of the Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies in New York City. She is particularly interested in working with all aspects of human experience and has extensively studied how to help people access their true self. She also specializes in translating the sometimes convoluted world of mental health jargon into meaningful and understandable language.

Continuing Education Objectives: 

Participants will be able to:

  1. Define what is meant by the whole emotional self.
  2. Discuss how encouraging expression of the whole emotional self will lead to healing.
  3. Compare and contrast the modern psychoanalytic approach to other methods.

[This event is postponed until Spring 2020]


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 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

Inviting the Worst Self to Treatment


October 26
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


1581 Beacon St
Brookline, 02446 United States
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