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October 2019

How Do I Recognize When Countertransference is Interfering?

October 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
BGSP, 1581 Beacon St
Brookline, 02446 United States
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Details Details Countertransference is omnipresent in our psychoanalytic work. Studying how this phenomenon can lead to countertransference resistance is one of our major tasks. This workshop offers an opportunity for clinicians to present countertransference issues that are resulting in treatment impasses and interfering with making therapeutic interventions. Modern psychoanalytic understanding of theory and technique will be highlighted to address these resistances.   Presenter: Faye Newsome, M.A., Cert.Psya. is a senior Training and Supervising Psychoanalyst at the Boston Graduate School of…

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Addictions: A Perfect Storm?

October 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
BGSP, 1581 Beacon St
Brookline, 02446 United States
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Details A synthesis of evolutionary and psychoanalytic perspectives offers an understanding of how biological, psychological and technological factors have converged to fuel the current explosion of chemical and behavioral addictions. Why hasn’t our experience with addictive behaviors over the years (centuries!) enabled us to avoid this disaster? What are the psychological resistances to doing what needs to be done to prevent addictions from taking hold and to helping people to escape from their deadly grip? How can we resolve these…

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Inviting the Worst Self to Treatment

October 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
BGSP, 1581 Beacon St
Brookline, 02446 United States
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  Details 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…

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November 2019

Film Discussion: Water, Trauma and Re-Birth in ROMA

November 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
BGSP, 1581 Beacon St
Brookline, 02446 United States
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Details From its deceptively simple opening shot to its complex narrative weaving nostalgia, personal and social history, Oscar-winning director Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity, 2014) conjures a moment from his own past that moves from autobiography to the poetic and the political as he re-visits the world of his childhood in 1970’s Mexico. Against a series of exquisitely filmed black and white images we are invited into the often dream-like evocation of the world of family, nurturance and trauma that holds both…

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How to Have an Awful Marriage

November 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
BGSP, 1581 Beacon St
Brookline, 02446 United States
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Details We have come far since Jay Haley, founder of Strategic Family Therapy, wrote a useful, “unself-help” article on this topic decades ago. Building on his paper, tonight’s talk adds current research about the science of marriage and love. The presenter will further highlight psychoanalytic and cultural perspectives. With a 53% divorce rate in the U.S., increasing our understanding of this issue and, by contrast, its solutions, is work for us all. Presenter: Frances Bigda-Peyton, Ed.D.,Cert.Psya. is on the teaching…

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December 2019

Freeing the Creative Process

December 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
BGSP, 1581 Beacon St
Brookline, 02446 United States
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Details Panel presentation of various clinical and theoretical considerations to writing. This panel examines, through case study, theories and personal experience, how the creative process is freed and what interferes with that freedom. It explores questions such as: why do we hold creative impulses in check? Why are writing and painting and other artistic expressions held apart from real life? What is the meaning of originality? What does it take to finish a creative work? Discussion will be relevant to…

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