12 Register Online at www.williamjames.edu/ce Master Series in Clinical Practice Self-Compassion: An Antidote to Shame Christopher Germer, PhD, instructor Friday, May 18, 2018 9:00 am – 4:30 pm Shame is ubiquitous in psychotherapy. There is often an element of shame when a patient arrives at our office door, and our stickiest emotions, such as grief, anger, guilt or despair, often have a vein of shame running through them. However, when looking carefully at the nature of shame, we discover that it is an innocent emotion—it comes from the wish to be loved. Self-compassion is a powerful antidote to shame. Self- compassion helps patients establish a secure base inside themselves even when that didn’t occur in childhood. In this experiential workshop, participants will learn how to alleviate shame using self-compassion practices as well as the therapy relationship. MS99 | 6 CE/CME Credits Erotic Transferences: What Countertransferences Can Illuminate Andrea Celenza, PhD, instructor Friday, June 1, 2018 9:00 am – 4:30 pm Some form of erotic transferences frequently arise in the course of psychodynamic psychotherapy, yet clinicians feel unprepared to cope with the level of desire and erotic material likely to emerge. This workshop addresses deficiencies in our literature to encourage more open discussion about erotic transferences in all of their manifestations. Dr. Celenza will discuss the varieties and meanings of the therapist countertransference over the course of a treatment process. She will discuss the analysis of a range of erotic transferences from the therapist’s point of view, and how these countertransference experiences aid the therapist in understanding unconscious factors in the patient’s experience. MS100 | 6 CE/CME Credits Developmental Issues Throughout the Life Cycle for Same Sex Oriented Individuals and Couples Marshall Forstein, MD, instructor Friday, June 8, 2018 9:00 am – 4:30 pm Same sex oriented people face particular developmental issues throughout the life cycle. This workshop will focus on the intrapsychic and psychosocial constructs that impact the formation of identity using various theoretical models as they impact the typical developmental stages of life. Conceptual models of “coming out” at different stages of life and the ensuing psychological/social issues will be viewed using case material. Four different approaches to conceptualizing the specific issues faced by GLBTQ people include: The Minority Stress Model, the Life Course Perspective, The Intersectionality Perspective, and the Social Ecology Perspective. The use of the psychodynamic formulation in approaching the patient will view same sex orientation as one aspect of identity that requires a careful view of transference and countertransference. MS101 | 6 CE/CME Credits