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SCIENTIFIC MEETING – Analytic Safety: Navigating the Shifting Sands – A Relational Perspective

SCIENTIFIC MEETING - Analytic Safety:  Navigating the Shifting Sands - A Relational Perspective

Presenter: Hazel Ipp PhD, C. Psych

Wednesday, September 22, 2021: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

TPS Scientific Meeting: Open to Members, Affiliates/Guests, TIP Candidates, and ATPPP Trainees Only

In this paper, I explore the complex dialectics of safety and risk for both analyst and patient in the analytic setting. The dynamic and fluid quality of both safety and risk are considered in relation to the ongoing levels of conscious and unconscious communication that inhabit the analytic space. These dimensions of our clinical work are expanded and illustrated through the detailed account of a 10 year analysis of a young woman battling for her psychic and physical life.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this presentation participants will be able to:

  1. Understand more about the inter relationship of safety and risk.
  2. Understand the distinction between empathic attunement and relationally achieved empathy.
  3. Understand more about the interweaving of implicit and explicit communication.
Hazel Ipp PhD, C. Psych

Psychoanalyst in private practice in Toronto.

Past President and founding and current Board Member of the International Association of Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy.

Chief Editor Emeritus, Psychoanalytic Dialogues: The International Journal of Relational Psychoanalysis

Editorial Board of Contemporary Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalysis: Self and Context.

Founding board member and Vice President. Faculty and supervisor: Toronto Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis.

Faculty and supervisor. Isipsé (Rome)

She presents, teaches, and supervises nationally and internationally.

This event is eligible for Section 1 CME credits (0.5 credits/hour). This event is an accredited group learning activity (section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certificate Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, approved by the Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA). The specific opinions and content of this event are not necessarily those of the CPA, and are the responsibility of the organizer(s) alone. As per the Royal College standard, each presentation provides a minimum of 25% interactive learning.

Full-time students in universities and colleges, and mental-health trainees are eligible for a 25% reduction in course fees. Proof of 2021/2022 status needs to be provided. Please contact the tps&i directly to register at a discount.

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