Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Tampa Bay Institute for Psychoanalytic Studies, Inc. (T-BIPS)
Co-sponsored by Tampa Bay Psychoanalytic Society, Inc
Healing Haunted Lives
Part III. Treating Trauma Survivors: Healing through Witnessing
Presenter: Bruce Reis, Ph.D.

DATE: Saturday, February 7, 2009
TIME: 9:00 a.m.-12:15 pm and 1:15-4:30 p.m. (Refreshments: 8:45-9:00 a.m.)
LUNCH: 12:15-1:15pm: Boxed lunch will be available by reservation for additional $10
(bring-your-own bag lunch, optional).
If boxed lunch is required, please RSVP with $10 check no later than February 1st.

LOCATION: Tampa Bay Crisis Center, One Crisis Center Plaza (on Bearss Ave, just west of I-275 and west of Florida Ave),Tampa, Florida 33613

PROGRAM FEE: $75 [$25-students/candidates] (includes 6 CE credit hours).
Registration deadline February 1, 2009.
(Add additional $10 if register after Feb 1st)
Add $10 for lunch.
AM Presentation:

In the healing of trauma in the analytic interaction, witnessing is explored as a basic function of analysis with severely traumatized individuals. We will understand the concept of witnessing and how the term is variably applied, as well as look at its multiple forms (e.g. enactive and performative). These modes of communication convey "truths" that are not always available in words, but are communicated via the transference-countertransference matrix. Process notes from an ongoing treatment will illustrate the method of listening to absences within the trauma narrative and the importance of "being-with" a patient in moments of traumatic reactivation.

PM Presentation:

The afternoon presentation will include the viewing of the film "Fearless," starring Jeff Bridges and Rosie Perez, about survivors of a plane crash, and will serve to kick off discussion about survivor fantasies, guilt, and disconnection.
1. Participants will learn the specific qualities of traumatic narration that make impossible a coherent account of massive trauma.
2. Participants will be able to differentiate enactive from performative forms of witnessing in the clinical encounter.
3. Participants will have an appreciation for the unique role that transference-countertransference plays in the witnessing process.
Continuing Education Credits: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of The American Psychoanalytic Association and the Tampa Bay Psychoanalytic Society. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians and takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity.
The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this educational activity for a maximum of 6 hours in category 1 credit towards the AMA Physicians' Recognition Award. Each physician should only claim those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. Disclosure information is on record indicating that participating faculty members have no significant financial relationships to disclose.
The Tampa Bay Psychoanalytic Society has been approved by the Florida Dept. of Health to provide Continuing Education Accreditation to Psychologists (Provider # PCE-46, Exp. 5/10) and Clinical Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, Mental Health Counselors (Provider # BAP 423, Exp. 3/09). The Society certifies that these courses meet the requirements of the Board on an hour-per-hour basis for continuing education credits.
Tampa Bay Institute for Psychoanalytic Studies, Inc TRAUMA SERIES WORKSHOP:
Saturday, February 7, 2009 Presentation by Bruce Reis, Ph.D. WITNESSING
First Name: Last Name: Degree: License #:
Address: City: State: Zip:
Telephone:( ) **E-mail Address**

Are you requesting continuing education credit? Yes ____No____ (ALL SHOULD REGISTER!) Are you purchasing lunch? Yes ___ No ____ (if yes, add $10)

Please return Registration by SATURDAY, February 1, 2009: Mail check (made out to T.B.I.P.S.) and form to: 300 S. Hyde Park Ave, #220, Tampa,FL 33606;

Call Heather Pyle (813) 857-9044 or Lycia Alexander-Guerra (813) 908-5080 for further information.
Pre-registration is optional - all welcome at the door! If boxed lunch is required please RSVP no later than February 1, 2009

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