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December, 2021

Friday
3
This is a webinar via Zoom:
11:30 AM
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This presentation addresses the challenges met when working with patients who cannot “work together” with an analyst, who are not sufficiently able to symbolize and mentalize. We will address both patients who suffer disturbances in the area of self-other definition, continuity and regulation of self, as well as patients who can appear to be more related and reflective, but harbor sequestered self states that are dominated by areas of unrepresented and unsymbolized trauma and neglect.
This presentation will present the position of the unobtrusive relational analyst who companions the patient in the emergence of illusion, fragmentation and non-relatedness and privileges the inner world of the patient that becomes the signature and defining sculptor of the clinical interaction and process.
Unrepresented and unformulated trauma and neglect announce themselves in the flow of mutual enactive engagement and rather than seek to move the patient into greater relatedness and insight, the analyst companions the patient in the emergence of yet to be known and thought narratives of trauma and fragmentation. The tilt is toward an ontological position that privileges being-with the patient rather than epistemological where meaning can be symbolized and interpreted.
Friday
17
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3-part Zoom webinar continuing our antiracism education with Dr. Nathalie Edmond.
- Each of the three meetings will be two hours.
- Meetings will be every 2-4 weeks, giving participants time to do pre-work and digest material.
- This will earn 6 CE‘s, and counts toward Cultural Competence.

REGISTRATION DETAILS:
- Cost for all three webinars is $200 for members, $280 for non-members.
- Registration is required only once.
- Registering for one, registers you for all three.
- Registrants are expected to attend all three meetings.

PRE-WORK:
- Pre-work materials are meant to deepen your understanding of the many forms racism can take in our lives in preparation for our conversations. It gives background information for the topic being covered & is sent prior to each session. Some Material Covered:
- Cultural genogram (for therapists).
- Article by Peggy McIntosh on unpacking the invisible knapsack.
- Various blogs, questionnaires and videos from drnatedmond.com .
- Micro-aggressions article by Gerald Wing Sue.
- Multiculturalism and psychotherapy article by Dr. Kenneth Hardy.
- Harvard implicit bias test.
- Article on being a better ally and doing power analysis in conversations.

FYI: Look for the Nov. 5th pre-work & zoom link in the registration confirmation email.
- Future readings & session-specific Zoom links will be emailed closer to the next meeting.

January, 2022

Friday
21
This is a webinar via Zoom:
11:30 AM
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We carry the weight of our early attachment relationships for a long time. These early unconscious origins have an enduring impact on our affect regulation strategies and attachment bonds. Understanding five different dimensions of this new paradigm is essential to have a deeper understanding of what attachment theory and research offers the clinician. Affect regulation strategies associated with histories of secure, insecure and disorganized patterns developed in infancy and childhood lead adaptive and less adaptive attachment relations through life. Histories of secure attachment also function as protective factors (resilience) while histories of organized insecure patterns and disorganized patterns function as risk factors for development. These affect regulation strategies are expressed as defensive/coping mechanisms and in transferential/countertransferential reactions in therapy. This seminar will examine how Attachment Theory offers new psychotherapeutic approaches that help our patients carry that weight and lift that burden.

February, 2022

Friday
18
This is a webinar via Zoom:
11:30 AM
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In the context of abusive parenting, splitting or alienation from self is a survival strategy that maintains children’s attachment to caregivers by disowning themselves as “bad” or “unlovable.” This deeply painful failure of self-acceptance may result in lifelong shame and self-loathing, difficulty self-soothing, and complications in relationships with others. Without internal compassion and some sense of worth, it is difficult to take in the compassion and acceptance of others. To overcome alienation from self, therapy must focus on cultivating clients’ mindful awareness of their disowned selves and disowned experience. As clients discover their trauma-related younger selves and bring them “home” emotionally, they spontaneously begin to feel an internal sense of safety that changes the felt experience of abandonment and betrayal. By integrating strategies inspired by Structural Dissociation theory, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and Internal Family Systems into our work, we will explore the therapeutic power of fostering internal secure attachment to clients’ most deeply disowned selves.

April, 2022

Friday
29
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...but how you digest, absorb and assimilate. It is more than just the foods consumed that determines the extent of the impact. We will explore how the digestive tract (from mouth to anus) influences our ability to utilize what we eat and also how diverse and important the aspects of our microbiota and microorganisms are in their impact on mental health. From sugar induced mood swings and food additives to the beneficial aspects of nutrient-dense, health promoting foods that have been shown to positively or negatively influence our patients‘ mental health, we will explore a wide range of foods that impact the brain‘s function. Join us on this journey!