The Wright Institute

Los Angeles (WILA)

Alumni Association

and

New Center for Psychoanalysis

present

"A Heart Shattered,

The Private Self,

and A Life Unlived:

An Existential – Humanistic

Approach

to Relentless Despair"

 

 

A Virtual 4 CE/CME Event

with Martha Stark, MD

 

WHEN

Saturday, June 5, 2021

12 noon – 4:30 pm (ET)

9:00 am – 1:30 pm (PT)

 

EARLY REGISTRATION

(before 05/29/2021)

General – $130

WILA Alums and NCP Members – $120

Students – $65

 

REGULAR REGISTRATION

(after 05/29/2021)

General – $150

WILA Alums and NCP Members – $140

Students – $80

REGISTER HERE!

Patients who have

never fully confronted

– and grieved –

the pain of their

early-on heartbreak

will often cling

tenaciously to their hope

that perhaps someday

the object of their desire

will be forthcoming.

 

But there are others who,

in the aftermath of

their early-on heartbreak,

will find themselves

withdrawing completely

from the world of objects

– their hearts shattered –

only then to find themselves

overwhelmed by a

terrifying sense of

alienation and

harrowing loneliness.

 

Instead of relentless hope,

their experience is of

relentless despair.

 

In this Zoom Video Conference,

Martha will offer

clinical vignettes

that demonstrate

how the therapist

– ever attuned to the

patient's intense ambivalence

about remaining hidden

vs. becoming found –

can help the patient

overcome her

dread of surrender

to resourceless dependence

(Khan 1972)

such that there can be

moments of authentic meeting

(Guntrip 1969)

between patient and therapist

that restore purpose,

direction, and meaning

to an existence that might

otherwise have remained

desolate, impoverished,

and desperately lonely.

REGISTER HERE!

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of the program,

participants will be able to –

 (1) highlight the primary difference

between relentless hope

and relentless despair

(2) elaborate upon the patient's

intense ambivalence about entering

into the world of objects

(3) explain the relevance of the

concept of dreading surrender to

resourceless dependence upon another

(4) expound upon the importance

of moments of authentic meeting

as offering opportunities for

restoring purpose, meaning, and

direction to a life otherwise unlived

REGISTER HERE!

Saturday, June 5, 2021

12 noon – 4:30 pm (ET)

9:00 am – 1:30 pm (PT)

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