October 6, 2022: 11th Anne W. Alonso, Ph.D., Lecture in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
Awkward Times in Psychotherapy: A Transitional Intersection of Connection and Change
An array of traditional and modern psychotherapeutic approaches employ complex techniques that take intensive training and supervision (individually or in groups settings) to enhance patients’ capacities for rational and meaningful reflections about themselves and their interaction with the world. What is common to all psychotherapies is the humanistic use of relationships to change beliefs, attitudes, and habits that underpin personality functioning. Individuals with borderline personality disorder (BPD) exemplify the human struggle to grow up stably and responsibly, in a way that enables them to fulfill personal goals that build self-esteem and connection with others.
This lecture will describe some key contributions from psychodynamic tradition that are organized around clinical examples that illustrate the symptomatic dimensions of BPD. This lecture aims to, modernize these traditions in terms of concepts from evidence-based treatments for BPD, including good psychiatric management (GPM), a structured clinical approach that most health professionals can apply and employ within treatment settings with patients.
This program is intended for: Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Fellows, Residents, Interns and Nurses
At the end of this presentation participants will be able to:
- Explain core features of borderline personality disorders in developmental terms that connects problems of managing oneself and others to solutions associated with human growth.
- Identify the way awkward moments in psychotherapy represent interpersonal, emotional, cognitive, and behavioral instabilities of borderline personality disorder.
- Apply lessons from evidence-based treatments for borderline personality disorder to realistic interventions for awkward moments, which are both moments of spontaneity and genuine expressions of the self, as well as, opportunities to change through a shared and reflective reassessment of the options patients have to manage responsibly and realistically.
- 1.00 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 Enduring activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 1.00 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 1.00 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.
- 1.00 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.
- 1.00 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 1.00 Continuing Education (CE) credits per presentation for psychologists.