The Southeast Florida Association for Psychoanalytic Psychology (SEFAPP)

  Local Chapter — Division 39 / American Psychological Association


Upcoming events

    • 10/06/2018
    • Fort Lauderdale Area - Exact location TBD


    Saturday October 6, 2018

    Special Presentation by: Francoise Davoine, Ph. D.

    Morning Session:

    Madness and the Social Link: Collaborations with Jean-Max Gaudilliere on the Intersection of Creativity and Psychosis.

    Afternoon Session:

    Clinical Encounters with Psychosis from Lacan and Beyond.


    • 11/10/2018
    • Hilton Palm Beach Airport Hotel at 150 Australian Ave., West Palm Beach, FL 33406

    Saturday, November 10, 2018

    Presentation: 9:00 AM12:30 PM

    Registration & Continental Breakfast: 8:30 AM

    CE Credits: Three (3) CE Credits 


    The problem of shame is ubiquitous in psychotherapy, as it is in life, but it is often misunderstood. Both those who suffer from chronic shame and those who treat their suffering may understand the problem as rooted in an individual's low self-esteem or faulty patterns of thought or belief. In Understanding and Treating Chronic Shame: A Relational/Neurobio/ogical Approach, Dr. Pat De Young has argued that chronic shame is rooted, instead, in early relational experience, and that therefore the essence of treating shame should also be relational.

    In a clinical distillation of her book, Dr. De Young will present a talk in two parts. In the first part, she will trace how shame's power of self-disintegration interacts with patients' self-protections to create quite different presentations of chronic shame, three distinct "faces of shame" that appear in clinical practice - dysregulated, deficit, and dissociative types. In the second part of her talk, working from a relational, psychodynamic perspective, she will discuss ways that therapists can find and create moments of meeting with chronically shamed patients, taking into account the quite different kinds of interpersonal fields these types or "faces" of shame co-construct.


    Pat De Young, MA, MSW, PhD, is a psychotherapist and supervisor in private practice in Toronto and a faculty member of the Toronto Institute for Relational Psychotherapy. She has been involved in training therapists in psychodynamic, relational modes of therapy for thirty years. With graduate degrees in literature, clinical social work, and philosophy of education, she is the author of Relational Psychotherapy: A Primer (2003/2015) and Understanding and Treating Chronic Shame: A Relational/Neurobiological Approach (2015).


    Participants will be able to:

    1. Define chronic shame as a right-brain relational phenomenon.

    2. Recognize three manifestations or "faces" of chronic shame as they appear in clinical practice

    3. Describe types of reparative relational meetings appropriate for each "face" of chronic shame


     This program, when attended in its entirety, is offered for 3 CE credits

    SEFAPP is an approved continuing education provider by the Agency for Health Care Administration of the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling (BAP #587, expires March 31, 2019). Division 39 is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  Division 39 maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Division 39 is committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in its continuing education activities.  SEFAPP and Division 39 are committed to conducting all activities in conformity with the American     Psychological  Association's Ethical Principles for Psychologists. Participants are asked to be aware of the need for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program. If participants have special needs, we will attempt to accommodate them. 

    Please address questions, concerns and any complaints to Marshall Fenster, Ph.D. at (954) 597-0820.

    Hilton Palm Beach Airport Hotel 

    150 Australian Ave., West Palm Beach, FL 33406

    • 01/26/2019
    • TBD


    Saturday, January 26, 2019

    PRESENTER:   Nancy McWilliams, Ph.D.

    • 02/24/2019
    • TBD


    Sunday, February 24, 2019

    PRESENTER:   Dan Sheridan, Ph.D.

    • 03/23/2019
    • TBD


    Saturday, March 23, 2019

    PRESENTER:   Don Greif, Ph.D

    • 04/28/2019
    • TBD

    Special Symposium Brunch

    Sunday, April 28, 2019

    PRESENTER:   Robert Spiro, Ph.D., A.B.P.P.


Past events

06/01/2018 25th Annual Freud Amongst the Arts
04/14/2018 Repairing Old Wounds: The Healing Work of Therapy - Sue Grand, Ph.D
02/11/2018 Too Late to Change? Reflections on Psychotherapy with the Elderly- Marshall Fenster, Ph.D
01/27/2018 Trauma, Narcissism, and Identity Politics: The Clinical is Political
11/12/2017 Donna Bentolila, L.C.S.W., Ph.D. Presents: Dr. Martin S. Bergmann's Last Interview
11/09/2017 Join SEFAPP at IFPE's Conference on "Time" and Stay for Donna Bentolila's Sunday Presentation
10/14/2017 Intimacy and Infidelity:Strange Bedfellows - Presented by: Carl Bagnini, LCSW, BCD - BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND
05/06/2017 24th Annual Freud Amongst the Arts Fundraiser
03/18/2017 “That’s Enough about you, What about Me?” Working with Borderline-Narcissistic Couples
02/26/2017 SEFAPP at the Movies: “Inside Out:” A Story of Emotional Life
01/29/2017 See, Hear, and Feel the Bodies in the Room: Working with Embodied Trauma
01/28/2017 Traumatic Disfigurement: Engaging the Unseen Realities within Body Dysmorphic Disorder
11/12/2016 Individualities: How Personality Differences Matter for Psychotherapy with Nancy McWilliams, PhD, ABPP
10/16/2016 Bullying Amongst Girls
05/14/2016 23rd Annual Freud Amongst the Arts Fundraiser
04/06/2016 Ethical Dilemmas: Ongoing Treatment and the Potentially Violent Patient
03/13/2016 (Members' Only Event) Therapeutic Action: Clinical Case Seminar
03/12/2016 Aggression and Its Vicissitudes
01/10/2016 (Member Only Event) Patients' Secrets, Analysts' Secrets: Their Interaction and Its Impact on the Analytic Process
01/09/2016 On Memory, Listening, Dreaming, and Sharing: The Use of the Analyst's Inner Experiences
11/08/2015 (Member Only Event) Neither Sex nor Gender: Learning from Transgender
11/07/2015 What We Can Learn from Transgender about Sexual and Social Differences
10/18/2015 Film Screenings & Discussion: "Boyhood" & "The Chef" - The Transmission of Masculinity from Divorced Fathers to Their Sons - Views from Hollywood
09/19/2015 In Treatment LIVE: The Reluctant Patient
06/06/2015 Freud Amongst the Arts
04/19/2015 The Green Prince: Film Presentation and Discussion led by Sonia Ioannides, M.D., LMHC and Barbara Lurie, Ph.D., LMFT
03/08/2015 Narcissistic Personality Organization
03/07/2015 Thoughts On Psychoanalytic Political Psychology
01/24/2015 Cancelled: Love and Hate: Passionate Affects of Our Times
12/07/2014 Attachment, Perversion, Play and Involvement: Film Screening and Discussion of “An Affair of Love”
11/15/2014 Psychoanalytic Approaches to Working with Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders
10/12/2014 Symposium Brunch: Understanding the History of Psychopharmacology & Its Clinical Value in the Treatment of Addicted Professionals
09/14/2014 SEFIPP Scientific Meeting-Families Coming Out: Clinical Implications & Clinical Frontiers of LGBTQ Parenting
06/21/2014 21st Annual Freud Amongst the Arts Fundraiser
03/08/2014 Attachment and Mentalization in Borderline and Narcissistic Personality Disorders: Research and Treatment Implications
02/09/2014 SEFAPP At the Movies Presents: "Pan's Labyrinth"
01/25/2014 Let’s Talk About Sex: Developing Clinical Comfort & Competence Working with Sexual Issues in Psychotherapy
12/08/2013 Sunday Symposium Brunch: The Masterson Approach to Differential Diagnosis and the Treatment of Personality Disorders
11/16/2013 A Contemporary Psychoanalytic Approach to the Formation and Understanding of Dreams
10/20/2013 SEFAPP At the Movies Presents: "A Dangerous Method"
09/21/2013 An Analyst Writes the Book Love and Loss: Self Disclosure and Other Issues
05/18/2013 20th Annual Freud Amongst the Arts Fundraiser
04/14/2013 Dramatic Play Reading of "Trauma Ties" by Sheila Felberbaum, L.C.S.W, BCD
03/09/2013 The Analyst’s Subjectivity: Challenges to Self-Care
02/24/2013 SEFAPP At the Movies Presents: "What if the 'Black Swan' was in Treatment?"
01/19/2013 A Killing Over a Girl: the Murder of Larry King
11/10/2012 Relentless Hope: The Refusal to Grieve
11/04/2012 CANCELLED: SEFAPP At the Movies Presents: "Pan's Labyrinth"
09/15/2012 SEFIPP Scientific Meeting: “The Brain and the Mind in Psychotherapy”

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