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 Fee for this event with pre-registration).
March 11, 2020
Warren Spielberg, PH.D.
Psychoanalytic Focus on the Seam:
Reflections on Working in the Space
between Israelis and Palestinians
Typically, when groups are in conflict, consensual validation of history and justice are impossible. Attempts to force the other to “see our point” are fruitless and destructive. However, as analysts and clinicians, we can contribute to illuminating the psychodynamics that perpetuate stalemate and conflict in Israeli-Palestinian relations. Dr. Spielberg will summarize his work over the past 30 years: as a consultant to the Peace Now-Palestinian Authority Youth Dialogue Project; a Fulbright Scholar in residence at a Palestinian university; and a researcher with UNICEF on a study of the young men of East Jerusalem. He invites us to think together in new ways to overcome psychological barriers that prevent constructive engagement and dialogue.
Warren Spielberg is a psychologist and psychoanalyst who in addition to his work with Israeli and Palestinian youth, is Co-Editor of the two-volume The Psychology of Black Boys and Adolescents (2015), a member of the American Psychological (APA) Task Force on treatment guidelines for boys and men, the recipient of the Practitioner of the Year Award by the APA for his work with the FDNY post 9/11, and has consulted to the NYC Mayor’s Young Men’s Initiative and the Obama Foundation. He maintains a private practice in Brooklyn Heights, where he works with children, families and adults. His website is warrenspielberg.com
Susan S. Berger, Psy.D. — Moderator and Consultant
Susan S. Berger is a member of the Gould Center Steering Committee, an IPTAR Fellow and former Co-Director of IPTAR’s Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Program. She works with adults, adolescents as well as children and their parents in her private practice.
- Participants will become familiar with some of the psychological dynamics that underpin the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
- Participants will become familiar with the process of psycho-political dialogue.
- Participants will develop a greater understanding of the psychological dynamics that has undermined the Camp David Accords
Case presentation, simulation activity and discussion
- How to develop a transitional space between combatants as to promote constructive dialogue and working arrangements
- How to work with group enactments central to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that threaten dialogue and partnership.
- How to work with conflicts between individual and group identities
- How to gauge the success of encounters and projects
CE Credits for LCSW’s, LP’s, LCAT’s and LMHC’s
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).
Licensed Creative Arts Therapists: 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 creative arts therapists (#CAT-0037).
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, firstname.lastname@example.org .
IPTAR’s L.J.Gould Center is named for Laurence J. Gould, PhD, a psychoanalyst, psychologist, Organizational Consultant and international figure in the discipline instrumental in designing and implementing Systems-Psychoanalytic work at IPTAR.
(Evaluations and CE Certificate Links will be sent out 1-2 weeks after the program date)
UPCOMING CASE CONFERENCES
April 22, 2020: The Asylum Seekers Program of IPTAR — Individual, Small and Large Group Experiences of Supervisors and Therapists Working Within and the Boundaries of the Consulting Room.
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
M.Gerard Fromm, PhD