Registration Required: Event Fee $20
The Gould Center for Psychoanalytic Organizational
Study and Consultation
CASE CONFERENCE SERIES
Fall 2019/ Spring 2020 Theme:
Working at the Boundary: Inclusion, Exclusion, Identity and Otherness in Groups, Organizations and Nation States.
IPTAR Conference Room — Wednesdays: 11:30am to 1pm
1651 Third Avenue, Suite 205 — NYC 10128
CE Credits Available for LCSW’s, LP’s, LCAT’s and LMHC’s
(included in Fees for this event with pre-registration).
October 23, 2019
M. Gerard Fromm, Ph.D.
Erikson Institute, Austen Riggs Center
Traveling through Time: A Group Intervention in Northern Ireland.
This presentation will report on a one-time group intervention with politicians and civic leaders in Northern Ireland during a time of escalating violence. Time permitting, we will also discuss a more recent intervention with Unionist civic leaders. The first intervention was carried out by a team from the International Dialogue Initiative. It attempted to learn about and in a sense “diagnose” the emotional, psychological obstacles to future efforts to solve problems between these opposing groups. Vamik Volkan was the team leader, and our work was to some degree based on his ideas about large group identity, chosen trauma and impediments to societal mourning.
M. Gerard Fromm, PhD is a Distinguished Faculty member of the Erikson Institute for Education and Research at the Austen Riggs Center. Former Director of the Institute, he began an organizational consulting service for the local community and directed an annual working conference for regional counseling services. He has taught at, and consulted to a number of psychoanalytic institutes across the United States, and is a partner in College Health and Counseling Service Consulting, LLC. He is both a past President of the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations and the Center for the Study of Groups and Social Systems in Boston. Jerry has directed or served on the staff of Group Relations Conferences in the US, Canada, Europe and Israel. Currently, he serves as President of the International Dialogue Initiative, an interdisciplinary group that studies the psychodynamics of societal conflict. An author and editor of four books, he has also written many journal articles. Jerry can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CE Credits for LCSW’s, LP’s, LCAT’s and LMHC’s
Teaching and Learning Method: Case Presentation and Discussion.
Key Topics: Intervention in high conflict situations; Identifying obstacles; Fostering collaboration.
1) To explore the task and structure of an intervention with political and civic groups in conflict.
2) To identify process moments that point to the emotional obstacles interfering with collaborative work.
3) To explore large group identity, chosen trauma and inability to mourn as key factors in addressing societal conflict.
Social Workers: The Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, Inc. (IPTAR) SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0226.
Licensed Psychoanalysts: The Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (IPTAR) is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts (P-0011).
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Licensed Mental Health Counselors: The Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (IPTAR) is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. (#MHC-0112).
(1.5) CE credits will be granted to participants who have registered, have documented evidence of attendance of the entire program and have completed the on-line evaluation form. Upon completion of the evaluation form a Certificate of Completion will be emailed to all participants who comply with these requirements.
The Case Conference Series consists of presentations of applied material from an organizational consultation, executive coaching engagement, or presentation relevant to systems-psychodynamic thinking and practice in organizational as well as clinical settings for therapists and analysts . The format is interactive and all who attend are invited to participate. For further information contact
Dahlia Radley-Kingsley, email@example.com .
IPTAR’s L.J.Gould Center is named for Lawrence Gould, a psychoanalyst, psychologist, Organizational Consultant and international figure in the discipline instrumental in designing and implementing Systems-Psychoanalytic work at IPTAR.
UPCOMING CASE CONFERENCES:
November 13, 2019:
Brian Vitunic, MIA
Internal Reform at the United Nations:
Boundary Mismanagement, Political and Psychosocial Considerations
Michael A. Diamond, Ph.D. — Moderator and Consultant
Brian Vitunic is a political affairs officer in the United Nations Department of Political Affairs
(DPA) in New York. His work has included assignments in Afghanistan, Cyprus, Iraq, and
Tajikistan, and more recently the topic of internal reform at the Organization. He holds a Masters
of International Affairs (MIA) from the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), Columbia
Michael A. Diamond is Professor Emeritus of Public Affairs and Organization Studies, University
of Missouri, Columbia, Organizational Consultant and Steering Committee Member,
The Gould Center.
January 22, 2020:
Susan Berger, PsyD, FIPA
Germans, Poles and Jews — – a step toward
healing an 80 year old collective trauma at the border.
February 12, 2020: TBA
March 11, 2020:
Warren Spielberg, PhD
Psychoanalytic Focus on the Seam: Reflections on Working in the Space between Israelis and Palestinians.
April 22, 2020: TBA
THE GOULD CENTER ADMINISTRATION:
Joseph A. Cancelmo, PsyD, FIPA and Dahlia Radley-Kingsley, MBA, MA
Steering Committee and Additional Faculty: Joseph A. Cancelmo, PsyD,FIPA; Susan Berger, PsyD,FIPA; Michael A. Diamond, PhD.; Dahlia Radley-Kingsley, MBA, MA; Michael Moskowitz, PhD,FIPA; Ferne Traeger, LCSW, MBA, FIPA; Matthew von Unwerth, PhD, FIPA.
Avi Nutkevitch, PhD, Sharon Horowitz, PhD