Upcoming events

    • Sunday, September 09, 2018
    • Sunday, June 02, 2019
    • Cambridge, MA
    Register

    Please Note: Trainees must be independently licensed mental health professionals who will need to submit a certificate of malpractice insurance, a copy of license, and a current curriculum vitae.

    Questions: Call Alice Rapkin, PCFINE Administrator, with any questions at 781-433-0906, or send her an email at pcfine1934@gmail.com.

    Program Structure

    PCFINE’s couple therapy curriculum begins with a theoretical overview of our guiding principles. Each subsequent class focuses on specific techniques or focuses of clinical work, tying theory to clinical examples from both students and faculty. The first year of our training program covers topics that prepare clinicians with the fundamentals necessary for providing effective couple treatments (see below). There is also an optional second year program, pursued by a majority of our students, in which clinicians delve more deeply into specific, but common clinical issues facing couples therapy: e.g. infidelity; working with gay and lesbian clients; parenting issues; separation and divorce. In fact, after the second year, some clinicians choose to continue learning with their classmates and arrange for monthly group supervision over several years to follow. PCFINE welcomes our students to become involved in our professional organization which offers continuing education opportunities and professional support in sponsoring talks, case presentations and symposia.

    The first year classes usually meet monthly on Sunday mornings, from 9:00 am-noon, September through June, and are held at the homes of class coordinators. Each half-year has two faculty coordinators present at all classes in addition to the faculty guest speaker there to teach that month's topic. This is to offer a window into the differences in approach that various senior clinicians take, and to allow for continuity of themes between classes. The classes are taught in the manner of a post-graduate seminar with active participation by the students both in exploring the theory presented and around discussion of clinical examples. A syllabus and readings are provided in advance for each meeting. There are a total of 10 sessions with the first and last classes involving longer sessions. As well there is an orientation brunch for students and faculty before the first class meets in September.

    In addition to the monthly class meetings, students will be divided into small groups of 3 or 4 clinicians and assigned to a consultation group leader, a senior faculty member with whom they will meet monthly for two hours at a time mutually agreed upon by the members and the supervisor. This provides an opportunity for ongoing case discussion of the students' work as it is evolving over the course of the training program.

     

    • Sunday, September 23, 2018
    • Sunday, June 02, 2019
    • Newton, MA
    Register

    Please Note: Trainees must be independently licensed mental health professionals who will need to submit a certificate of malpractice insurance, a copy of license, and a current curriculum vitae.

    Questions: Call Alice Rapkin, PCFINE Administrator, with any questions at 781-433-0906, or send her an email at pcfine1934@gmail.com.

    Program Structure

    PCFINE’s couple therapy curriculum begins with a theoretical overview of our guiding principles. Each subsequent class focuses on specific techniques or focuses of clinical work, tying theory to clinical examples from both students and faculty. The first year of our training program covers topics that prepare clinicians with the fundamentals necessary for providing effective couple treatments (see below). There is also an optional second year program, pursued by a majority of our students, in which clinicians delve more deeply into specific, but common clinical issues facing couples therapy: e.g. infidelity; working with gay and lesbian clients; parenting issues; separation and divorce. In fact, after the second year, some clinicians choose to continue learning with their classmates and arrange for monthly group supervision over several years to follow. PCFINE welcomes our students to become involved in our professional organization which offers continuing education opportunities and professional support in sponsoring talks, case presentations and symposia.

    The first year classes usually meet monthly on Sunday mornings, from 9:00 am-noon, September through June, and are held at the homes of class coordinators. Each half-year has two faculty coordinators present at all classes in addition to the faculty guest speaker there to teach that month's topic. This is to offer a window into the differences in approach that various senior clinicians take, and to allow for continuity of themes between classes. The classes are taught in the manner of a post-graduate seminar with active participation by the students both in exploring the theory presented and around discussion of clinical examples. A syllabus and readings are provided in advance for each meeting. There are a total of 10 sessions with the first and last classes involving longer sessions. As well there is an orientation brunch for students and faculty before the first class meets in September.

    In addition to the monthly class meetings, students will be divided into small groups of 3 or 4 clinicians and assigned to a consultation group leader, a senior faculty member with whom they will meet monthly for two hours at a time mutually agreed upon by the members and the supervisor. This provides an opportunity for ongoing case discussion of the students' work as it is evolving over the course of the training program.

     

    • Saturday, April 27, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Shipley Auditorium, Newton Wellesley Hospital, Newton, MA
    Register

    Members must be logged-in
    to register for the Early-Bird rate.

    Otherwise the choice will remain 'grayed-out'.

    Please note: If you desire parking, choose the options with Parking Voucher included.


     Reclaiming Intimacy in a Digital Age:

    Developing Relational Strategies for
    Families, Couples, and Their Therapists

    Todd Essig, Ph.D.

    9:00 am to 4:30 pm, Saturday, April 27th, 2019

    Shipley Auditorium, Newton Wellesley Hospital
    2014 Washington Street, Newton, MA 02462

    Click here for brochure

    Technology’s influence on human relationships has become ubiquitous. No intimate relationship remains unaffected by what we do on and with screens. When families, friends, and couples gather, multiple interactive screens are typically involved. People now text instead of talking to each other; sext, or access online pornography, instead of touching each other; and video chat instead of visiting. Even psychotherapy, in all its forms, is increasingly influenced by some type of screen relation. Sometimes screens enter the therapy as a topic, sometimes as a problem to be addressed, and sometimes as the treatment setting. As therapists, we are confronted with what this all means and what to do about it. What are the gains? What are the losses? And what can we do to maximize the former and minimize the latter?

    In this interactive workshop Todd Essig, a pioneer in understanding the psychological consequences of technology, will provide attendees with a clinically-focused and historically-grounded framework for understanding the current intersection of relationships and technology. Dr. Essig’s framework is also designed to adapt to the uncertainties of future developments such as robotics and other forms of artificial intimacy, the other “AI.” With lively examples and demonstrations, this workshop will empower attendees to develop their own strategies for relating to, through and with technology, applicable to both treatment relationships with patients and to the relationships patients bring to treatment.

    Todd Essig, Ph.D., is a Training and Supervising Psychoanalyst at the William Alanson White Institute and faculty in the adult certificate program in psychoanalysis. He has served on the editorial boards for Contemporary Psychoanalysis and the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association and recently co-edited, along with Gillian Isaacs Russell, a special issue of Psychoanalytic Perspectives on technology. For 16 years, until 2009, he was Director and Founder of The Psychoanalytic Connection where he developed numerous innovative uses of information technologies for mental health professionals. In the aftermath of 9/11 he helped organize and served as Board Chair for the New York Disaster Counseling Coalition (NYDCC). He currently writes “Managing Mental Wealth” for Forbes where he covers the intersection of technology, public life and private experience. His clinical practice is in New York City where he treats individuals and couples, almost all of whom come to his office.


    PARTICIPANTS:

    This program is open to all PCFINE members, other interested mental health professionals and students. It is intended for those with a beginner, intermediate, or advanced level of knowledge and experience.


    EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES:

    At the conclusion of this program the participants will be able to:

    1. Describe a model for intimate relationships suitable for understanding the influence of technology.

    2. Outline three features of technologically-mediated relationships that differentiate them from physically co-present relating.

    3. Define “technoference” and describe its primary influence on parent-child interactions.

    4. List four motives driving online dating behavior other than trying to find a date or a mate.

    5. Describe the problems with using an addiction model to diagnose and treat excessive and problematic Internet over-use.

    6. Outline three principles of psychodynamic treatment (be it with families, couples or individuals) fundamentally altered in remote, technologically-mediated treatment contexts.

    7. Articulate the “state-of-the-art” understanding of the relationship between childhood well-being and online behavior.



     

     

    • Sunday, September 29, 2019
    • Sunday, June 14, 2020
    • Cambridge, MA
    Register

    Please Note: Trainees must be independently licensed mental health professionals who will need to submit a certificate of malpractice insurance, a copy of license, and a current curriculum vitae.

    Questions: Call Alice Rapkin, PCFINE Administrator, with any questions at 781-433-0906, or send her an email at pcfine1934@gmail.com.

    Program Structure

    PCFINE’s couple therapy curriculum begins with a theoretical overview of our guiding principles. Each subsequent class focuses on specific techniques or focuses of clinical work, tying theory to clinical examples from both students and faculty. The first year of our training program covers topics that prepare clinicians with the fundamentals necessary for providing effective couple treatments (see below). There is also an optional second year program, pursued by a majority of our students, in which clinicians delve more deeply into specific, but common clinical issues facing couples therapy: e.g., infidelity; working with gay and lesbian clients; parenting issues; separation and divorce. In fact, after the second year, some clinicians choose to continue learning with their classmates and arrange for monthly group supervision over several years to follow. PCFINE welcomes our students to become involved in our professional organization which offers continuing education opportunities and professional support in sponsoring talks, case presentations and symposia.

    The first year classes meet monthly on Sunday mornings, from 9:00 am-noon, September through June, and are held at the homes of class coordinators. Each half-year has two faculty coordinators present at all classes in addition to the faculty guest speaker there to teach that month's topic. This is to offer a window into the differences in approach that various senior clinicians take, and to allow for continuity of themes between classes. The classes are taught in the manner of a post-graduate seminar with active participation by the students both in exploring the theory presented and around discussion of clinical examples. A syllabus and readings are provided in advance for each meeting. There are a total of 10 sessions with the first and last classes involving longer sessions. As well there is an orientation brunch for students and faculty before the first class meets in September.

    In addition to the monthly class meetings, students will be divided into small groups of 3 or 4 clinicians and assigned to a consultation group leader, a senior faculty member with whom they will meet monthly for two hours on Sundays following classes. This provides an opportunity for ongoing case discussion of the students' work as it is evolving over the course of the training program.

     

    • Sunday, September 29, 2019
    • Sunday, June 14, 2020
    • Newton, MA
    Register

    Please Note: Trainees must be independently licensed mental health professionals who will need to submit a certificate of malpractice insurance, a copy of license, and a current curriculum vitae.

    Questions: Call Alice Rapkin, PCFINE Administrator, with any questions at 781-433-0906, or send her an email at pcfine1934@gmail.com.

    Program Structure

    PCFINE’s couple therapy curriculum begins with a theoretical overview of our guiding principles. Each subsequent class focuses on specific techniques or focuses of clinical work, tying theory to clinical examples from both students and faculty. The first year of our training program covers topics that prepare clinicians with the fundamentals necessary for providing effective couple treatments (see below). There is also an optional second year program, pursued by a majority of our students, in which clinicians delve more deeply into specific, but common clinical issues facing couples therapy: e.g. infidelity; working with gay and lesbian clients; parenting issues; separation and divorce. In fact, after the second year, some clinicians choose to continue learning with their classmates and arrange for monthly group supervision over several years to follow. PCFINE welcomes our students to become involved in our professional organization which offers continuing education opportunities and professional support in sponsoring talks, case presentations and symposia.

    The first year classes usually meet monthly on Sunday mornings, from 9:00 am-noon, September through June, and are held at the homes of class coordinators. Each half-year has two faculty coordinators present at all classes in addition to the faculty guest speaker there to teach that month's topic. This is to offer a window into the differences in approach that various senior clinicians take, and to allow for continuity of themes between classes. The classes are taught in the manner of a post-graduate seminar with active participation by the students both in exploring the theory presented and around discussion of clinical examples. A syllabus and readings are provided in advance for each meeting. There are a total of 10 sessions with the first and last classes involving longer sessions. As well there is an orientation brunch for students and faculty before the first class meets in September.

    In addition to the monthly class meetings, students will be divided into small groups of 3 or 4 clinicians and assigned to a consultation group leader, a senior faculty member with whom they will meet monthly for two hours at a time mutually agreed upon by the members and the supervisor. This provides an opportunity for ongoing case discussion of the students' work as it is evolving over the course of the training program.

     

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