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MITPP 2019 Summer Institute: Psychoanalytically Informed Work With Chronic Pain

Start Date: Tuesday, June 18, 2019
End Date: Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Location: New York, NY 10023
Description: PSYCHOANALYTICALLY INFORMED WORK WITH CHRONIC PAIN PATIENTS: DEVELOPING THE CAPACITY TO LISTEN TO THE LANGUAGE OF SOMA AND PSYCHE
Instructor: Michele Cohen, LCSW, FIPA
Chronic pain is an increasingly complicated public health concern, particularly in light of today’s opiate crisis. Patients who suffer from physical pain conditions experience isolation, despair, helplessness, hopelessness and frustration, but often have difficulty putting their feelings into words. Most do not seek out therapy as a means of understanding themselves, preferring magical solutions to rid themselves of pain. For this reason, people suffering from chronic pain can often be difficult to engage in treatment. This workshop will explore techniques associated with reaching out to an underserved group of patients. We will approach this population from the vantage of psychoanalysis, time-limited psychoanalytic psychotherapy, and support groups. Participants will be introduced to challenges unique to chronic pain patients, gain an understanding of defenses and resistances presented by chronic pain patients, and gain an understanding of transference, countertransference, projective identification and enactment in the context of working with chronic pain patients.
TUESDAY, June 18, 25, July 2
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM 4.5 Contact Hours
FEE: $100
275 Central Park West, #1F (between 87th& 88th Streets)
Url: mitpp.org
Posted: Saturday, April 13, 2019
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