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).
January 22, 2020
Susan S. Berger, Psy.D.
Germans, Poles and Jews
healing an 80-year-old collective trauma at the border
- Dr. Berger will depict events in Berlin and Zbaszyn, Poland commemorating the 80th Anniversary of the “Polenaktion,” the October 1938 deportation of 9,000 Polish-born German-Jewish men across the border to Poland. Zbaszyn is the border town — with a population of 5,500 — that responded compassionately to the overwhelming influx of refugees. The traumatic events of 1938 are commemorated there intergenerationally in a way that preserves the importance and meaning of that response. In Berlin, there was also a commemoration, which included current members of the German government acknowledging the actions of the Third Reich and its impact as a part of their history. Attendance at both of these extraordinary events included Germans, Poles, and descendants of those deported in 1938.
Susan S. Berger is a psychoanalyst and psychotherapist working with Adults, Children and Adolescents, a Training and Supervising Psychoanalyst at IPTAR’s Training Program in Adult Psychoanalysis and a member of the Gould Center Steering Committee. Dr. Berger is a former Co-Director of IPTAR’s Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Program and has written about Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma, including as it pertains to the Holocaust.
With Michael A. Diamond, Ph.D. — Moderator and Consultant
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.
- Participants will become familiar with the related events and significance of the Polenaktion.
- Participants will become familiar with the development and organization of the commemorations in both Zbaszyn and Berlin.
- Participants will develop a greater understanding of the intergenerational impact of the Polenaktion.
Case presentation that includes a summary of the traumatic event of the Polanaktion, a summary of the commemoration events (including video clips) and discussion.
- What was the experience of deported Polish-born German-Jewish men and their older adolescent sons during the Polenaktion, and what was the response of the town of Zbaszyn?
- What were the most salient characteristics of the commemoration of the Polenaktion for each of the participant groups in relation to the nature of the collective trauma they each experienced, and what was healing about it?
- What enabled the town of Zbaszyn to respond then, and all of the participant groups to respond now, to the trauma of the Polenktion?
- What implications may be drawn in dealing with other collective traumas both past and present?
CE Credits for LCSW’s, LP’s, LCAT’s and LMHC’s
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(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.
UPCOMING CASE CONFERENCES
February 12, 2020:
Gilbert Kliman, MD
Psychoanalytic Listening to Victims of the U.S. Government and Private Jails
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
M.Gerard Fromm, PhD