The Southeast Florida Association for Psychoanalytic Psychology (SEFAPP)

  Local Chapter — Division 39 / American Psychological Association


Upcoming events

    • 01/26/2019
    • 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
    • Embassy Suites by Hilton - Boca Raton

    Nancy McWilliams, Ph.D., ABPP

    9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

    8:30 AM - Registration and Continental Breakfast

    6 CE Credits Available

    Embassy Suites by Hilton - Boca Raton

    661 NW 53rd Street,Boca Raton, Florida, 33487



    This workshop will focus on issues of mortality and human limitation as they affect both therapist and patient in the clinical process. Dr. McWilliams will explore issues of aging in the therapist, including practical and ethical challenges for those of us facing the diminishments of later life (e.g., cognitive decline, hearing loss, diminution of energy).  She will also note some clinical advantages of being an elderly therapist (e.g., breadth of knowledge, wisdom, humility, sense of proportion, increased compassion), drawing attention, in this context, to the difference between knowledge and wisdom. She will address aging in patients, including issues of diagnosis and treatment, with special reference to the section on “Later Life” in the second edition of the Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual – the only international classification system that includes attention to the elderly. Finally, she will highlight, in work with patients of any age, the therapeutic benefits of acknowledging and mourning limitation. The emphasis throughout will be on clinical applications of the material; clinical vignettes will illustrate the concepts considered. Two case presentations of patients in later life will be addressed in depth, with ample opportunity for audience participation in the discussion.


    Nancy McWilliams, Ph.D. teaches at Rutgers University’s Graduate School of Applied & Professional Psychology and has a private practice in Lambertville, NJ. She is author of Psychoanalytic Diagnosis (1994; rev. ed. 2011), Psychoanalytic Case Formulation (1999), and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (2004), all with Guilford Press. She has edited, coauthored, or contributed to several other books, and is Associate Editor of the Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual (2006; 2nd ed. 2017).  A former president of the Division of Psychoanalysis (39) of the American Psychological Association, she is on the editorial board of Psychoanalytic Psychology. Dr. McWilliams is a graduate of the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis and is also affiliated with the Center for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis of New Jersey.

    Awards include the Gradiva prize (1999), the Goethe Scholarship Award (2012), the Rosalee Weiss award for contributions to practice (2004), the Laughlin distinguished teacher award (2007), the Hans Strupp Award for teaching, practice and writing (2014), and the Division 39 awards for both Leadership (2005) and Scholarship (2012). She has given commencement addresses for the Yale University School of Medicine and the Smith College of Social Work. The American Psychological Association chose her to represent psychoanalytic therapy in a 2011 remake of the classic film, “Three Approaches to Psychotherapy.” Her writings have been translated into twenty languages.

     OBJECTIVES: After this workshop, participants will be able to:

    1. Articulate three common professional misconceptions about working with elderly patients.
    2. Explicate the different life tasks for individuals who are respectively “young old” (ages 55-64) “middle old” (65-74), “old old” (75-84), and “oldest old (85+).
    3. Use the “Later Life” section of the Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual (Guilford, 2017) to conceptualize central psychological issues in elderly patients.
    4. Identify three professional challenges that confront aging therapists.
    5. Discriminate conceptually between knowledge and wisdom.
    6. Describe the relationship between limitation, mourning, maturation, and recovery from depression.


    8:30am  – 9:00am Registration and Continental Breakfast
    9:00am  – 9:15am Welcome and Introduction - Efrain Gonzalez, Psy.D.
    9:15am  – 10:45am Paper and Discussion: Issues of Aging and Mortality in Both Therapists and Patients -  Nancy McWilliams , Ph.D., ABPP
    10:45am – 11:00am Break
    11:00am – 12:30pm Paper and Discussion: Limitation: Its Maturational Functions in Individuals of All Ages and Psychologies
    12:30pm – 2:00pm Lunch on your own 
    2:00pm  – 3:30pm  Case Presentation by Ann Toback-Bair, LCSW with response by Dr. McWilliams and audience discussion
    3:30pm – 3:45pm Break
    3:45pm – 5:15pm Case Presentation by  Seth E. Lobdell, Ph.D., LCSW with response by Dr. McWilliams and audience discussion
    5:15pm Complete Learning Assessment and Adjourn

    If you would like to renew your membership or join SEFAPP and benefit from the member discount, please CLICK HERE





     This program, when attended in its entirety, is offered for 6 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 SEFAPP Administrator at (954) 597-0820.

    • 02/24/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Home of Barbara Lurie


    Sunday, February 24, 2019

    PRESENTER:   Dan Sheridan, Ph.D.

    • 03/23/2019
    • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Doubletree at Deerfield Beach


    Saturday, March 23, 2019

    PRESENTER:   Don Greif, Ph.D

    • 04/28/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Home of Barbara Lurie

    Special Symposium Brunch

    Sunday, April 28, 2019

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


Past events

11/10/2018 Understanding and Treating the Three Faces of Chronic Shame - Patricia DeYoung, Ph.D.
10/06/2018 A Memorial Conference in Honor of Donna Bentolila, Ph.D., LCSW - Sponsored by The Southeast Florida Association for Psychoanalytic Psychology, The Florida Psychoanalytic Center, and The Ticho Foundation.
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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