The Southeast Florida Association for Psychoanalytic Psychology (SEFAPP)

  Local Chapter — Division 39 / American Psychological Association

Upcoming events

    • 04/14/2018
    • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine Florida Atlantic University - Gelb Auditorium - 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431

    Presenter: Sue Grand, Ph.D

    CE Credits: Three (3) CE Credits


    In recent years, therapists are increasingly concerned about the effects of trauma on our patients. Early childhood neglect, violence, sexual abuse, dissociation and PTSD: we recognized how these were troubling our patient.  This allowed us to normalize their predicament, reduce their shame, and help them resolve their pain.   

    Recently, the trauma field is inquiring into another form of trauma: old wounds that children absorb from their forebears about the massive cultural traumas that these forebears endured. In families, these wounds are often untold memories. For therapists and patients alike, these untold stories can take shape in our personal, interpersonal, and our creative lives. They can cause us to live a life of self-sacrificing caregiving; they can also cause us to irrationally blame or attack the others in our lives. 

    Healing these wounds involves knowing the untold story, and understanding how we unconsciously repeat, and try to repair, that story. In this presentation we will focus on the way women's bodies tell the story, or are used by others to tell that story. Through clinical and historical material, this presentation will link up to a prevailing theme in our contemporary culture: the relationship between power, sexual abuse, and the transmission of paralysis and silence. We will look at therapeutic strategies for repair for both victim and predator. 


    Dr Sue Grand is faculty and supervisor at the NYU Postdoctoral Program in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis; faculty, the trauma program at the National Institute for Psychoanalysis; faculty, the Mitchell Center for Relational Psychoanalysis; visiting scholar at the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California; and a fellow at the Institute for Psychology and The Other in Boston. She is an associate editor of Psychoanalytic Dialogues and of Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society. She is the author of The Reproduction of Evil: A Clinical and Cultural Perspective and The Hero in the Mirror: From Fear to Fortitude. She is the co-editor of two books on the trans-generational transmission of trauma: The Wounds of History AND Trans-generational Transmission and the Other. She is also the co-editor of two forthcoming books on Relational Psychoanalysis: De-centering relational psychoanalysis AND De-idealizing Relational Psychoanalysis. She is in private practice in NYC and in Teaneck NJ. She can be contacted at:


    1- Participants will be able to define trans-generational transmission of trauma

    2- Participants will be able to identify perpetrator states and practices

    3- Participants will be able to link history and culture with sexual dysfunction


    9:15am-10:15am - After the Violence: Historical Wounds and Sexual Transgressions

    11:00am-12:00pm - Its not Black and White: On love, mourning, and repair

    12:00pm-12:30pm: Discussion

    12:30pm: Complete Learning Assessment & Adjourn

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    If you would like to renew your membership or join SEFAPP and benefit from the member discount, please add $90 ($60 for Early Career or $30 for Student with ID).

    Join us at a new conference location courtesy of the Florida Atlantic University College of Medicine."


     Exit I-95 at Glades Road and proceed east towards the ocean

     Turn left at the second entrance to FAU at the traffic light

     (East University Drive)

     Stay in the left lane

     Turn left at the first traffic light at 20th Street

     Stay in the right lane

     The entrance to Parking Lot 2 will be on your right. You can also access Parking Lot 4 from this entrance



    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 EXP. 3/2019). This program, when attended in its entirety, is offered for 3 CE credits. Division 39 is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. (CE Provider # 50-1832). 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 via email to or by phone to (954) 597-0820.

    • 06/01/2018
    • 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Palm Beach Dramaworks, 201 Clematis St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401


    Registration opening soon!

    An annual gathering in honor of Freud's birthday and in celebration of SEFAPP, it's founders, Board of Directors, membership, & friends of Psychoanalysis 

    Enjoy a wine, food, and music reception, and a pre-theatre talk followed by a production of Peter Shaffer's Equus.

    A psychiatrist attempts to treat a young man who has a troubling obsession with horses.

    Please consider making a tax deductible contribution if you are not able to attend the event. Just select a Contribution amount on the Registration form.

    If you are bringing a GUEST, please register the guest separately. You can do this by clicking New Registration (bottom button) on last page of your own reservation.

Past events

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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