ON SITE REGISTRATION AVAILABLE.
ADDITIONAL $15 FOR DAY OF REGISTRATION.
Martha Stark, M.D., is a well known and award winning author on psychoanalytic theory and techniques. She has developed a comprehensive psychodynamic theory of therapeutic action that integrates classical psychoanalysis, the deficiency-compensation perspective of self psychology and other deficit theories, the intersubjective perspective of contemporary relational perspective, and a more holistic perspective that emphasizes the interdependence of mind and body.
Dr. Stark’s particular interest is in the client’s “relentless pursuit of the (bad) object.” The client’s relentless hope is a defense to which she desperately clings in order not to have to feel the pain of her disappointment in the object, the hope a defense ultimately against grieving. The client’s refusal to deal with the pain of her grief about the object fuels the relentlessness with which she pursues it.
Dr. Stark’s focus throughout the day will be on the interface between theory and practice; and she will demonstrate, by way of numerous clinical vignettes, the ways in which the four modes of therapeutic action (awareness, acceptance, accountability, and adaptability) can be used to accelerate transformation of the relentless need to hold on into the adaptive capacity to relent, grieve, accept, let go, and move on.
Martha Stark, M.D., a graduate of Harvard Medical School and the Boston Psychoanalytic Institute, is an adult and child psychiatrist / psychoanalyst in private practice in Boston and Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. In addition, she serves on the Faculty of the Continuing Education Program in the Department of Psychiatry at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Harvard Medical School), is Adjunct Faculty at The Center for Psychoanalytic Studies at the Massachusetts General Hospital (Harvard Medical School), and teaches in the continuing education programs at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology and the Smith College School for Social Work. She was formerly a Teaching Analyst at the Boston Psychoanalytic Institute and a Teaching/Supervising Analyst at the Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis. Dr. Stark is the author of three award-winning textbooks on psychoanalytic theory and technique: Working with Resistance; A Primer on Working with Resistance; and Modes of Therapeutic Action--all three of which have earned the top rating of five stars on amazon.com. She also serves on the editorial boards of the following journals: Journal of the American Association of Integrative Medicine; Journal of Clinical Toxicology; Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine; Advances in Mind-Body Medicine; Journal of Nutritional & Environmental Medicine; and Dose-Response: The Online Journal of the International Dose-Response Society.
Continental Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Snack, and Parking are included.
Certification of Attendance for Continuing Education Credit
These workshops are sponsored by the Los Angeles County Psychological Association (LACPA). LACPA is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. LACPA maintains responsibility for the program and its content. LACPA also is approved by the Board of Behavioral Science as a provider of Continuing Education Units (CEU) for MFTs and LCSWs: Provider No. PCE 276. The licensee is responsible for maintaining records of completed continuing education coursework. LACPA supplies a document that certifies the licensee was present for the entire program and earned the continuing education credits.
It is important to note that APA and BBS continuing education rules require that LACPA only give credit to those who attend the entire workshop. An evaluation of the workshop must be completed. Those who arrive more than 15 minutes for a six hour program, 10 minutes for a four or three hour program, 5 minutes for a two or one and one half hour program; after the scheduled start time or leave before the workshop is complete will not receive CE credit. Partial credit may not be given.
Programs and locations subject to change.
17277 Ventura Blvd, Suite 202, Encino, CA 91316 (818) 905-0410 | Contact LACPA