Upcoming events

    • 01/23/2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM (EST)

    PRESENTER:   Michael O'Loughlin, Ph. D

    Saturday, January 23, 2021

    9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

    ZOOM - Virtual Conference

    *A preregistration zoom sign-in will be sent in the email

    acknowledging your registration.



    In the first part of the presentation I will begin with an exploration of Ireland’s Great Hunger. Looking particularly through the prism of my own family experience growing up in Ireland, I will illustrate the ways in which the psychological sequelae of that trauma live on in the psychic lives of Irish people and the Irish diaspora. I will explore the implications of spectral presences, ghostly echoes, and uninvited guests in our lives, and in our patients’ lives. I will examine the consequences for the future professional and relational life of a child who, growing up in the shadow of psychic deadness, is, in the words of Andre Green, simply “forbidden to be”. What kind of relational conundrums does such a child—later adult—present in therapy as she/he grapples with impossible mourning for an inherited loss?

    Following discussion, I will move to the second part of my presentation, which will focus on clinical work with children. Drawing on my own clinical work, including slides of children’s drawings, I will illustrate the ways in which the suffering of parents is, in the words of Judith Kestenberg, transposed into the child. I will offer clinical examples of how desire may be fostered in a child who has previously failed to experience his or her own experience, and whose only form of living is through ventriloquation of parental desire—a desire experienced by the child as an anxiety-producing demand.


    Michael O’Loughlinis a professor in the College of Education and Health Sciences and in Derner School of Psychology at Adelphi University, as well as faculty in the Postgraduate Programs in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. He has conducted asylum evaluations since 2005, and he has trained hundreds of physicians and mental health workers in asylum evaluation processes. In 2017 he founded the Adelphi Asylum Project which has permitted doctoral students to engage in asylum work under supervision. He is co-editor of the journal Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society. He has written and edited books on childhood subjectivity, on inter-generational trauma and historical memory, on cultural issues in psychotherapy, and on the psycho-social origins of psychosis and severe psychic distress. His most recent book, written with Secil Arac-Orhun and Montana Queler, and released in 2019, is Lives Interrupted: Psychiatric Narratives of Struggle and Resilience. He edits a book series, Psychoanalytic Studies: Clinical, Social, and Cultural Contexts, which currently has 13 titles published or in preparation, and he is co-editor with Awad Ibrahim, Gabrielle Ivinson and Marek Tesar of  a second book series, Critical Childhood & Youth Studies: Clinical, Educational, Social and Cultural Inquiry. He has a private practice for psychotherapy and psychoanalysis on Long Island, New York. He is currently working on a book on the traumatic sequel of Ireland’s Great Hunger. Website: http://michaeloloughlinphd.com


    1. Be able to explain the relationship between trauma, history and memory, and articulate how this relationship might present with patients in the consulting room.
    2. Be able to identify 3 leading theorists who have applied intergenerational understanding to clinical work with children, and what their key contributions were.
    3. Formulate 3 clinical implications arising from considering the transposition of parental or ancestral trauma into children


    9:00 am - 9:15 am Welcome and Introduction
    9:15 am - 10:15 am Ghostly Echoes and Uninvited Guest in the Lives of Patients and Therapists
    10:15 am - 10:45 am Discussion
    10:45 am - 11:00 am Break
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm Clinical Work With Children
    12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Discussion
    12:30 pm   

    *Learning assessments will be emailed to participants for CE credits 


    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 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, 2021). 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.

    • 02/28/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM (EST)
    • ZOOM - Virtual Symposium


    Sunday, February 28th

    10:00 AM to 1:30 PM

    Presented By:

    Arnold Richards, M.D. & Arlene Kramer Richards, E.D.

Past events

11/07/2020 The Second Annual Dr. Antonio R. Virsida Commemorative Conference "The Artistry of Relationship: The Psychotherapy of Psychosis, Trauma and Other Extreme States"
10/18/2020 Complex Trauma & Dissociation: EMDR Enhanced Psychodynamic Treatment
07/26/2020 SEFAPP Town Hall: Teletherapy in the Age of Pandemics
06/06/2020 CANCELLED - 27th Annual Freud Amongst the Arts
02/23/2020 Movie Series - The Cakemaker - Paper Presented by Richard Steinberg, Ph.D.
01/18/2020 Push Me/Pull Me, Baby Me/Control Me: A Psychodynamic Model for Couple Psychotherapy
11/02/2019 Mourning and Memory: Reflections in Honor of Dr. Antonio R. Virsida
10/20/2019 Stories of Termination - Presented By: Linda B Sherby, Ph.D., ABPP
05/18/2019 26th Annual Freud Amongst the Arts
04/28/2019 I Never Thought I Would See 16: Trauma, Substance Abuse, Suicide and the Good Life - Presented by Robert Spiro, Ph.D., A.B.P.P.
03/23/2019 Quarreling with Culture: The Value of Discontent-Clinical Implications- Presented by: Don Greif, Ph.D.
02/24/2019 Working with Sexual Orientation Issues Through a Self-Psychology Framework - Presented by: Dan Sheridan, Ph.D.
01/26/2019 Aging and Limitation: Clinical Reflections - Nancy McWilliams, Ph.D.
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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