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The Impact of the Analyst's Real Life and Other External Factors on the Psychoanalytic Process with Aisha Abassi, MD (Lecture)

  • May 01, 2020
  • 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
  • Montview Blvd Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia Street, Denver, CO 80220
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Description:  In this presentation, Dr. Abbasi will emphasize the importance of the analyst being able to discuss how external events either in her life or in the environment surrounding the analytic dyad, impact the analytic process. She will use detailed clinical material to illustrate these ideas, which are often given short shrift in analytic work.


  1. Identify how external factors affect the analytic work in subtle and not so subtle ways.
  2. Employ the knowledge gained to listen to their patients in increasingly sophisticated ways.
  3. Modify the way they work when issues of external reality come up in analytic material.
Biography:  Dr Aisha Abbasi is a training and supervising analyst at the Michigan psychoanalytic Institute and it’s immediate past president. She is  the pro bono executive director of the Mel Bornstein Clinic for psychoanalysis and psychotherapy, which is a supporting organization of the Michigan psychoanalytic Institute. Dr. Abbasi is an associate editor of the journal of the American psychoanalytic association. She’s also on the editorial board of the psychoanalytic quarterly and on its Board of Directors.

She is the author of the book The Rupture of Serenity: external intrusions and psychoanalytic technique . It was originally published by Karnac books and now under Routledge press. She has recently also co-edited a book with Dr. Salman Akhtar on the topic of privacy: developmental, Cultural and technical perspectives


 MEMBER  $20.00  FREE

Parking: There is plenty of free parking in the church lot or on the streets nearby.

Location: McCollum Room within Montview Blvd. Presbyterian Church

CME Certificates:  In order to receive a CME certificate, the attendee must: pre-register, pay in full, attend the entire session, and complete an evaluation within 14 days after the program.  CME certificates will be sent by email within a month following the event after attendees are cross referenced by registration, payment, sign-in, and completion of the evaluation. 

Cancellation & Certificate Replacement Policy:  There will be no refunds of fees for cancellations within 7 days of the event.  If awarded a CME certificate, please retain for your records. There will be a $3 charge if the Society office has to resend a certificate.

Please click here for a printable flyer.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation require-ments and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Psychoanalytic Association and The Denver Psychoanalytic Society. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.


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