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"New Empathy for Old Diagnoses:
A Clinical Conversation with Nancy McWiliams "
The Denver Psychoanalytic Society and the Colorado Society for Clinical Social Work are co-sponsoring what promises to be a very exciting conference entitled
"New Empathy for Old Diagnoses: A Clinical Conversation with Nancy McWilliams" The Conference will be held Saturday, April 17, 2010 at the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora. Nancy McWilliams, PhD
Two papers will be presented -
- The Schizoid Experience: The Torment of Loneliness, the Terror of Attachment
- The Cruel Dilemma of Paranoia: The Conviction that Relationship Destroys the Self
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Utilizing the clear, down-to-earth style so evident in her books, Nancy McWilliams offers a fresh perspective on the topic of descriptive diagnosis. Her keen clinical insight helps transcend the usual boundaries between "pathology" and "healthy," recognizing, for example, that each of us - patient and therapist alike - manifests a unique personality style. She helps to break down the distinction between "us" and "them." In her article published in the Psychoanalytic Review, (1993), "Some Thoughts About Schizoid Dynamics," she writes, "I have always been more interested in exploring individual differences" rather than debating what is and is not pathological.
In her newest work, Dr. McWilliams argues her belief that "mental health professionals have over pathologized paranoia." She will be reading her unpublished article, "Treating Clients With Paranoid Dynamics" at our conference on April 17, 2010 here in Denver. Once again, moving away from categorical clinical descriptions, she promises to invite us to question our current perspectives of both diagnosis and treatment.
We are fortunate to have Dr. McWilliams join us next spring. She is an accomplished psychologist, psychoanalyst, author, presenter and considers herself an "amateur singer." When asked "Where do you see your interests taking you in the future," she replied, "I'm not sure what I'll find myself excited by in the future. Typically, I get fascinated by things I learn while working with patients, so it depends on who happens to walk into my office seeking help."
Dr. McWilliams is author of "Psychoanalytic Diagnosis: Understanding Personality Structure in the Clinical Process" (1994), "Psychoanalytic Case Formulation (1999), and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy: A Practitioner's Guide" (2004), all with Guilford Press, and is Associate Editor of the "Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual" (2006), as well as numerous articles and book chapters.
Judith Wallerstein, M.D. - All day Friday, October 12, 2007
"Long Term Effects of Divorce and Remarriage on Children and Parent-Child Relationship; Therapeutic Considerations"
Presenters: Tom Avery, LCSW and Cheryl Straus-Witty, Ph.D.
The Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis
& The Denver Psychoanalytic Society are proud to present:
Allan Schore, Ph.D
Affect Regulation and
the Repair of the Self
(Denison Auditorium – UCHSC east of Colorado Blvd. on 9th)
Author of: (*see book reviews below)
Affect Regulation and the Origin of the Self
FRIDAY EVENING: THE NINTH RENE SPITZ MEMORIAL LECTURE
6:30 p.m. reception in the Humphries Lounge above Denison Auditorium
7:30 Lecture in the Denison Auditorium east of Colorado on 9th Avenue
SATURDAY SYMPOSIUM: 8:00-9:00 a.m. Registration/Continental Breakfast
9:00-4:30 p.m. Symposium with Dr. Schore
(Break-time refreshments provided ...
with lunch on your own in the area)
Details regarding parking and local restaurants will be available closer to the event.
FEES: Friday reception, lecture and Saturday Symposium: $175.00
$150.00 Inst./Soc. members
$125.00 All students
Friday reception and lecture only: $50.00
$30.00 Inst./Soc. members
$25.00 All students from any school
Special hotel rates are available at the Loews Hotel ($99 for weekends, and $112 for weekdays)
if you mention you are attending the UCHSC Schore conference.
--Our contact at the hotel is Jody Powers at 303-639-1624.
--You can get additional information from their website at www.loewshotels.com
See related Continuing Education courses being offered this winter and spring.