Annual MGH Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Case Conference: Locked-in: Reminiscing of a Glorious Past, Ruminating on an Ideal Future

January 23, 2021

Annual MGH Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Case Conference: Locked-in: Reminiscing of a Glorious Past, Ruminating on an Ideal Future

Psychodynamic psychotherapy is one of the fundamental treatment modalities for all mental health professionals, and research confirms its efficacy and value (Abbass et al, 2006; Anderson & Lambert, 1995; Knekt et al 2008; Leichsenring et al, 2004; Leichsenring & Rabung, 2008; de Maat et al 2013; Shedler, 2010. Moreover, the principles rooted in the practice of psychodynamic therapy (e.g., empathy, the therapeutic alliance, unconscious meanings, transference, countertransference, and resistance) apply broadly to all mental health treatments.

Intensive and ongoing training paired with supervised clinical experience is required to become competent and maintain competency in the practice of psychodynamic psychotherapy. Despite the need for ongoing training and education, there have been major cuts over the past decades in mental health spending at state and national levels that have led to significant reductions in psychodynamic training. The current gap between clinicians’ needs for training and the available resources designated to meet those needs continues to widen and affects best practice of psychodynamic psychotherapy.

Target Audience

This course is intended for:

  • Practicing Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Psychiatrists
  • Mental Health Care Practitioners

Learning Objectives

This case conference is designed to help participants:

  1. Apply the principles of psychodynamic formulation, i.e., bridge a detailed narrative of what happened in a particular case to the patient’s symptoms and their various conscious and unconscious meanings.
  2. Describe themes that are commonly encountered during the psychodynamic treatment process, including transference and countertransference phenomena, resistance, enactment, and working through.
  3. Explain various psychodynamic psychotherapeutic techniques in clinical practice.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of McLean Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. McLean Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    McLean Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • 2.75 Nursing Contact Hours

    Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 13, sections 13, 14, 14A, 15 and 15D and Chapter 112, sections 74 through 81C authorize the Board of Registration in Nursing to regulate nursing practice and education.

    This program meets the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (244 CMR 5.00) for 2.75 contact hours of nursing continuing education credit. Advance practice nurses, please note: Educational activities which meet the requirements of the ACCME (such as this activity) count towards 50% of the nursing requirement for ANCC accreditation.

  • 2.75 Participation

    This course allows other providers to claim a Participation Certificate upon successful completion of this course.

    Participation Certificates will specify the title, location, type of activity, date of activity, and number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ associated with the activity. Providers should check with their regulatory agencies to determine ways in which AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ may or may not fulfill continuing education requirements. Providers should also consider saving copies of brochures, agenda, and other supporting documents.

  • 2.75 Psychologists CE Credit

    The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

    This offering meets the criteria for 2.75 Continuing Education (CE) credits per presentation for psychologists.

Course opens: 
01/01/2021
Course expires: 
01/23/2021
Event starts: 
01/23/2021 - 9:00am
Event ends: 
01/23/2021 - 1:00pm
Rating: 
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Event begins on 1/23/2021 at 9:00AM EST 

9:00 AM   -  Start 

9:15 AM   -  Welcoming Remarks / Intro 

  •      Robert Waldinger, MD 

9:20 AM   -  Endowment Award for Leadership in Advancement of Mental Health 

  •       Kathy Ullman, PhD

9:30 AM   -  Case Presentation 

  •       Charles Masaki, MD

10:05 AM -  Break (15 Minutes) 

10:20 AM -  Discussion Panel (20 Mins per Panelist) 

  •        Laura Crain, MD
  •        Daniel Mollod, MD 
  •        Paola Contreras, MD 

11:20 AM -  Audience Discussion 

12:30 AM - Participants Complete Evaluations (on Credit Claim page) 

Available Credit

  • 2.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of McLean Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. McLean Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    McLean Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • 2.75 Nursing Contact Hours

    Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 13, sections 13, 14, 14A, 15 and 15D and Chapter 112, sections 74 through 81C authorize the Board of Registration in Nursing to regulate nursing practice and education.

    This program meets the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (244 CMR 5.00) for 2.75 contact hours of nursing continuing education credit. Advance practice nurses, please note: Educational activities which meet the requirements of the ACCME (such as this activity) count towards 50% of the nursing requirement for ANCC accreditation.

  • 2.75 Participation

    This course allows other providers to claim a Participation Certificate upon successful completion of this course.

    Participation Certificates will specify the title, location, type of activity, date of activity, and number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ associated with the activity. Providers should check with their regulatory agencies to determine ways in which AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ may or may not fulfill continuing education requirements. Providers should also consider saving copies of brochures, agenda, and other supporting documents.

  • 2.75 Psychologists CE Credit

    The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

    This offering meets the criteria for 2.75 Continuing Education (CE) credits per presentation for psychologists.

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Event begins on 1/23/2021 at 9:00AM EST 

9:00 AM   -  Start 

9:15 AM   -  Welcoming Remarks / Intro 

  •      Robert Waldinger, MD 

9:20 AM   -  Endowment Award for Leadership in Advancement of Mental Health 

  •       Kathy Ullman, PhD

9:30 AM   -  Case Presentation 

  •       Charles Masaki, MD

10:05 AM -  Break (15 Minutes) 

10:20 AM -  Discussion Panel (20 Mins per Panelist) 

  •        Laura Crain, MD
  •        Daniel Mollod, MD 
  •        Paola Contreras, MD 

11:20 AM -  Audience Discussion 

12:30 AM - Participants Complete Evaluations (on Credit Claim page