12/4/2021- Creative Engagement: The Heart of Therapeutic Process

Henry Markman, MD
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Saturday, December 4, 2021, at 9:00 am to 12:00 pm PST. Live Webinar.

Creative Engagement: The Heart of Therapeutic Process

This course will present ideas based on the instructor’s book, Creative Engagement in Psychoanalytic Practice. This course will explore what it means to be clinically creative: the unique way each therapist creatively finds--often struggles to find—therapeutic ways to relate to and meet the patient in order to offer a potential space where developments at a deep level can occur. The singular, indeterminate quality of the encounter asks for an engagement that is flexibly responsive, imaginative, authentic, and at times spontaneous. Topics include authenticity, presence, improvisational accompaniment-attunement, the emotional work of surrender and mourning, modes of transformation, mutuality, and living with uncertainty.

Course Objectives:

  • The participants will discuss the basic elements of a creatively engaged approach through didactic presentation and clinical illustration
  • The participants will describe the sort of emotional work needed to engage creatively
  • The participants will compare the range of clinical concepts that make up a creatively engaged approach, including authenticity, presence, spontaneity and improvisation, and embodied attunement.

Henry Markman, MD, has been in psychoanalytic practice for over thirty years. He is a Training & Supervising Analyst, SFCP. His book, Creative Engagement in Psychoanalytic Practice that has recently been published this year. Other recent publications include “One-Sided Analysis is No Longer Possible”: The Relevance of “Mutual Analysis” in Our Current World,” (PEP 2021); “The Good, the Bad, The Ugly, and the Dead: A Typology of Analytic Fields,” (fort da 2018); “Presence, Mourning, Beauty: Elements of Analytic Process,” (JAPA, 2017); “Accompaniment in Jazz and Psychoanalysis,” (Psychoanal. Dialogues 2020); “Embodied Attunement and Participation" (JAPA 2020); “Listening to Music, Listening to Patients: Aesthetic Experience in Analytic Practice” (PEP 2006). Dr. Markman is in clinical practice in Berkeley, where he also consults and leads study groups.

Date & Time: Saturday, December 4, 2021, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm PST. Live Webinar.
Zoom invite will be sent out a few days prior to the course date.

Location: Virtual format—Zoom
Contact Administrative Coordinator Sierra Wilson with any questions or concerns: sbrown@tpi-berkeley.org.

 Fee if Registration Completed: by 11/3/21 after 11/3/21
TPI Members $75 $100
Nonmembers $95 $120
Prelicensed Students/Associates $55 $80

CE: 3 Credits. $10 additional fee for CE credits. Attendees must participate in live sessions to receive CE's. The Psychotherapy Institute is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing professional education for psychologists, LMFTs, LCSWs, and LPCCs (provider number PSY005). The Psychotherapy Institute maintains responsibility for these programs and their content (see Registration and Course Policies).

Registration Closes: 
Friday, December 3, 2021 - 3:00pm
$10 fee