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    Maternal Altruism and Boundary Violation: A Supervisory Challenge

    Wednesday, January 9, 2013
    8:30 PM

    Beth J. Seelig, M.D.
    Training & Supervising Analyst, Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research at Columbia University;
    Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University, Dept. of Psychiatry

    will present on

    Maternal Altruism and Boundary Violation: A Supervisory Challenge

    Altruism, defined by Seelig & Rosof (2001) as, "a range of both normal and pathological behaviors that are consciously intended to, and actually may, benefit another," is characteristic of most, if not all, analysts and therapists. The problematic initial presentation and the re-analysis of a highly caring and altruistic therapist (Mrs A) who is involved in an ongoing boundary violation with a borderline patient is presented. Mrs A's boundary violation, its meaning as an enactment of the transference/countertransference between her and her patient, the transference/countertransference between Mrs A and the author, and Mrs A's traumatic early life history and prior analysis are discussed.

    Students, academics and clinical professionals in the analytic community are encouraged to attend.

    Donations Accepted

    New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
    247 East 82nd Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
    The Marianne & Nicholas Young Auditorium


    Educational Objectives: After attending, participants will be able to

    1) Appreciate complex dynamics of boundary violations between supervisee and patient;

    2) Appreciate the danger of enactments by supervisor; and

    3) Learn how to devise therapeutic actions beneficial to both patient and supervisee.


    Information regarding CME credit for physicians

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.



    The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of \\\[2\\\] AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


    IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

    Information regarding CE credit for psychologists


    Who Should Attend: Mental health professionals (psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and licensed psychotherapists)

    APA-approved CE Credits:

    Psychologists: The New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education programs for psychologists. NYPSI maintains responsibility for this program and its content. APA-approved CE credits are granted to participants with documented attendance and completed evaluation forms. After submitting a completed evaluation form, attendees will receive a pdf documenting credit via email.


    Persons with disabilities: The building is wheelchair accessible and has an elevator. Please notify the registrar in advance if you require accommodations.


    DISCLOSURE: None of the planners or presenters of this CE program has any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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guidance • support • stress • anxiety • depression • conflict • hyperactivity • identity disorders • socialization • self-esteem •