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COURSE ONE – Psychological Trauma: A Clinical Psychoanalytic Approach

COURSE ONE - Psychological Trauma: A Clinical Psychoanalytic Approach

Course Coordinator: Jacinta O’Hanlon

Seminar Leaders: Michael O’Mahony, Clare Pain, Alex Tarnopolsky, Heather Weir

Thursday, 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm: September 5, 12, 19, 26, October 3, 2019 (5 evenings)

Fees: $300

Registration Deadline: August 25, 2019
Preregistration is required.

This course will look at various clinical presentations of psychological trauma and how treatment is conducted. The main focus will be the interweaving of external events and inner reality in the origins of a trauma. This theme will be discussed from different theoretical perspectives by each faculty member. A different psychoanalyst will present on a specific theme each evening using many clinical examples and there will be ample time for discussion.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the course the participants will be able to:

  1. Understand in more depth the internal dynamics and the effects of trauma on the individual.
  2. Learn how to work psychotherapeutically with various types of clinical presentations of trauma.
  3. Understand the effects of trauma in society globally.
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Jacinta O’Hanlon, LRCP&SI, FRCP

Jacinta O’Hanlon is a Psychiatrist and Psychoanalyst in private practice. Faculty TPS&I.

Michael O’Mahony, MD FRCP(C)

Michael O’Mahony is a Psychoanalyst in Private Practice, Lecturer in Department of Psychiatry at University of Toronto, Faculty TPS&I.

Clare Pain*, MD

Clare Pain is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at University of Toronto, Director of Psychological Trauma Program at Mount Sinai Hospital.

Alex Tarnopolsky, MD, FRCPsych (UK), FRCPC(C)

Alex Tarnopolsky is a Training Analyst, Canadian Psychoanalytic Society, Fellow of the British Psychoanalytical Society, Psychoanalyst in private practice, Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Founder and former Chair of the Trauma and Dissociation Programs in Whitby (now Ontario Shores) Mental Heath Centre, and in the Department of Psychiatry, Mount Sinai Hospital, Faculty TPS&I.

Heather Weir, MD, MRCPsych (Lon), FRCP

Heather Weir is a Psychoanalyst in Private Practice, President of TPS, Lecturer of University of Toronto, Appointments at UHN and HSC, Faculty TPS&I.

* By invitation.

The Extension Courses are eligible for Section 1 CME credits (0.5 credits/hour).

Full-time students in universities and colleges, and mental-health trainees are eligible for a 25% reduction in course fees. Proof of 2019/2020 status needs to be provided. Please contact the tps&i directly to register at a discount. Refunds must be requested in writing two weeks prior to the beginning of a course. A handling fee of $30 will be retained. After these two weeks, fees cannot be returned.

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