course »An Analytic Frame of Mind (Part 1): Exploring Psychodynamic Frameworks to Enhance Community-Based Work with Complexly-Traumatized Youth (and You!)

Date: 7/6/2022, 12:00 pm—2:00 pm
County: Training Offerings
Sponsor: WestCoast Children’s Clinic
Phone: 510-269-9030
“In this 2-hour training, we will begin to define and explore “psychodynamic” as a potential framework that may be useful in serving and supporting complexly-traumatized youth in a community mental health setting. Specifically, we will first consider “”what is a psychodynamic approach”” and then go on to consider why such approaches may be useful. We will explore analytic concepts that could be especially relevant, including Frame, Transference and Countertransference, Parallel Process, Evacuation (Denial, Negation, Projection), Projective Identification, (Re)Enactments, “The Third,” Containment/Metabolization, and Negative Capability. We will practice applying these concepts to case vignettes. Throughout, we are encouraged to engage critically about the history, limitations, and complications of such an approach. “