Society of the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy

SICP Weekend Day

Join us for a day of learning, lunch, and camaraderie at SICP’s Saturday weekend retreat.

Date: April 13th 2024

Time: 10:30AM-4:30PM

5 NYS Credits

Presentation 1: The Existential Scream with Holly Levenkron and Response by Patricia Ticineto Clough

The vignettes I’ll discuss illustrate how malignant narcissism, dissociation of anger and shame, can silence authentic parts of the self, paralyzing the patient/analyst relationship. Against a background of Class, Race, Immigration and Cultural dislocation we’ll consider how scars of searing emotional turmoil bring analyst and patient to share a negating of “voice” of “authentic truths” for the sake of not rocking the “analytic boat”. Often stopped by hidden shame, and the analytic communal third, patient and analyst mitigate aspects of selfhood by turning a dissociated eye, colluding to seek silence as a protective sanctuary. We’ll ask if the boat may need to be rocked for any movement in such toxic fields to occur; for The Existential Scream” to be expressed and worked with.

About the presenters:

Holly Levenkron, LCSW, LICSW, is former Director of the Psychoanalytic Training Program at ICP where she supervises, teaches and serves on the Curriculum Committee. She has lectured internationally, has had articles published in Psychoanalytic Inquiry, Contemporary Psychoanalysis and CIER Clinica e Investigacion Relational spanning subjects on Dissociation and Enactment. She is a contributor to Playing with Reality by Adam Phillips, and founding editor of PARAMETERS, (1991-1995), an in-house ICP Psychoanalytic Newsletter. She sees people privately in Cambridge, MA and NYC.

Patricia Ticineto Clough is a professor emerita of sociology and women studies at City University of New York. She is the author of several publications, among them, Autoaffection: Unconscious Thought in the Age of Teletechnology, and most recently, The User Unconscious: Affect, Media, and Measure.  She is co-editor of The Affective Turn: Theorizing the Social, and Beyond Biopolitics Essays in the Government of Life and Death. Clough is a practicing psychoanalyst in New York City where she also teaches at National Institute for the Psychotherapies and the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy where she is supervisor and member of the Training Committee and  the Curriculum Committee. 

Presentation 2: Creativity and the Queering of the Psychotherapeutic Space with Brian Harris and Kristin Long

Using creative arts therapy techniques can be a powerful means of accessing unconscious material in the session space while also upsetting the traditional power dynamics of the therapist-patient dyad.  This workshop will use clinical case material, active participant engagement, and contemporary theories to explore how creativity can enhance and ameliorate a verbal psychotherapy process.  Come ready to physically engage, play, and grow.

About the presenters:

Brian T Harris, PhD, MT-BC, LCAT is co-founder and co-director of Harris and Long Psychotherapy. He holds a PhD in Expressive Therapies and is a faculty member at New York University.

Kristin Long, DPsa, RDT/BCT, LCAT, LP, is co-founder and co-director of Harris and Long Psychotherapy. She has a full-time private practice in New York City working with children, adolescents, families, and adults

NYS Continuing Education Information

*The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts.

*The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy is recognized by the NYS Education Department State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education credit for licensed social workers.

*The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors.

*The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists.

*The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists.

*The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists.