7:00 PM19:00

Joining, Mirroring, and Modeling at Academy of Clinical and Applied Psychoanalysis, NJ

Joining, Mirroring, and Modeling

Friday September 20, 2019 7:00-9:00pm

Earn 2 CE credits

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Presenter: Paul Geltner, DSW

Joining, mirroring, and modeling are the most distinctive ways that Modern Psychoanalysis has developed to communicate with patients on an emotional level. These emotional communications serve the broad goal of helping the patients to consciously experience and express in words their unintegrated feelings. However, each type of emotional communication works best in a specific transference state and serves a slightly different purpose in terms of meeting maturational needs and in resolving resistances/modifying defenses within the analytic relationship. This workshop will discuss in detail the similarities and differences between these ways of communicating, and work towards providing guidelines for when, how, and why to use them.

Paul Geltner, DSW is the author of Emotional Communication: Countertransference Analysis and the Use of Feeling in Psychoanalytic Technique, as well as papers on dreams, child analysis, and evolutionary understanding of psychoanalytic theory. He trained at the Center For Modern Psychoanalytic Studies, in New York City. He has has been the Director of Psychoanalytic Education at the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center, and has taught at the Northern Rockies Psychoanalytic Institute, Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies, Mid-Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis and Group Therapy, and the Colorado Center for Modern Psychoanalysis. He is in private practice in New York City. He specializes (in-person and remotely) in individual and group case consultation and professional development with psychoanalysts and psychoanalytic psychotherapists.

ACAP is an approved provider of CEU’s for social workers, counselors, art therapists, psychologists, psychoanalysts, and nurses.

Please visit our website to see all our continuing education statements.

There is a suggested donation of $20

There is a $15.00 fee for CE certificates. (There will be a $15 charge for a replacement certificate)

To register call Lori at 973-629-1002 or email

ACAP – 301 S. Livingston Avenue, Livingston, NJ 07039 973-629-1001

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