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Scientific Meeting

Lecture | Monday September 13

Location: via Zoom Videoconference

Philip C. Wilson Nineteenth Memorial Lecture

"Aches, Pains, Rumbles, Restlessness: Embodied Countertransference Reactivity in Clinical Sessions"

This lecture will address the bodily intensities and sensations that come alive within the consulting room of the novice to the most experienced clinician that may go unrecognized, unmetabolized, and unprocessed. 


Kathryn J. Zerbe, MD

CME/ Social Work CE Credits Available

About the Speaker(s)

Kathryn J. Zerbe, MD is Training and Supervising Analyst, Oregon Psychoanalytic Institute and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Oregon Health Sciences University.

Dr. Z. is the author of 4 books and over 150 papers, chapters, and reviews, and she speaks nationally and internationally on topics such as eating disorders, resilience, therapeutic action, and creative growth over the lifecycle. Her books The Body Betrayed: Women, Eating Disorders and Treatment (1993/1995) and Integrated Treatment of Eating Disorders: Beyond the Body Betrayed (2008) are considered landmark contributions in the field. She attempts to bring psychodynamic principles and their applications to life in her writing and teaching to reach others outside the formal walls of psychoanalytic institutes and centers.

For her clinical, educational, and scholarly contributions, Dr. Zerbe has received numerous awards including the Alexandra Symonds Award from the American Psychiatric Association, the Edith Sabshin Teaching Award from the American Psychoanalytic Association, 7 “Best Teacher” of Psychiatry Residents awards, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Eating Disorder Association. She maintains a private practice in Portland, Oregon. Her recent written contributions focus on secrets in psychotherapy, somatic countertransference, and the bodymind relationship.

About the Presentation

The body/mind relationship of patient and therapist is receiving a new focus in psychodynamic clinical work in the 21st Century. This lecture will address the bodily intensities and sensations that come alive within the consulting room of the novice to the most experienced clinician that may go unrecognized, unmetabolized, and unprocessed. Patients often speak with and about their bodies, and the clinician who pays attention to these communications and those emanating from within our own body has an additional resource to understand what may be transpiring within the dyad. Because the analyst’s somatic and/or embodied countertransference reactions can also alert us to what is unconsciously split off, withheld, or burdensome that we may be holding for our patient, attention will be given to the often-neglected issue of the clinician’s self-care.

Learning Objectives

1. Demonstrate the importance of working with one’s bodily reactions as one guide in a therapeutic process
2. Recognize and use somatic/embodied countertransference reactions more effectively
3. Use 2 – 3 conceptual tools to facilitate, communicate, and understand unconscious communications that can become a source of transformation for patients.

CME / Social Work CE statement
ACCME Accreditation Statement for Joint Providership 
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 the American Psychoanalytic Association and the Psychoanalytic Association of New York (PANY). 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 1.5 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.
Psychoanalytic Association of New York, affiliated with NYU Langone Health is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0124.

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