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Clinical Conference: Kathryn White, PhD Topic:  The role of artistic and relational expression in healing trauma

  • 05 May 2018
  • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • New Haven Lawn Club


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The Connecticut Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology

Presents a Clinical Conference

Kathryn White, PhD 

Title TBA

Topic: The role of artistic and relational expression in healing trauma

Watch for Registration Opening!

 May 5, 2018

10:30 am – 12:30 pm
The New Haven Lawn Club
193 Whitney Ave, New Haven

Lunch will follow for all attendees


Madness, trauma and the creative process are intrinsically unconventional and disruptive. When we are the listener and observer, we can be discombobulated in our efforts to understand what we hear and witness. Exploring the landscape of uncertainty in creative and analytic work, this presentation also explores how the message of the creator is processed and reflected in relationship and how this challenges established perspectives. 

The format of this presentation will be highly interactive, involving a film, other visuals, and discussion integrated throughout.

The film, created by the patient, powerfully documents a series of interactions between the filmmaker and her severely mentally ill mother. Theoretical presentation will identify ways to utilize the work of Balint, Brothers and others to foster work with trauma, especially rage and the desire to forgive. 


Kathryn White, PhD is a CSPP member, in private practice in New Haven, formerly supervising Clinical Faculty of the Department of Psychology at the University of Tennessee, and twice President of the Applanchian Psychoanalytic Society.

Relevant to this presentation, her review of Doris Brother's book, Toward a Psychology of Uncertainty: Trauma-Centered Psychoanalysis can be found at http://www.apadivisions.org/division-39/publications/reviews/uncertainty.aspx


Additionally, her review of the Jungian Jerome Bernstein's book, Living in the Borderland: The Evolution of Consciousness and the Challenge of Healing Trauma is at http://www.apadivisions.org/division-39/publications/reviews/borderland.aspx


The New Haven Lawn Club

193 Whitney Ave, New Haven

Conference Schedule

10:00 – 10:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast

10:30 – 12:30 Presentation

12:30  –  1:00  Lunch for All Attendees

To Register and Pay

(Will Open Soon)

Register and pay online with your credit card or paypal.  

To pay by check, print and fill out the registration form and mail with your check to Conference Registrar, Nir Yehudai, LMSW, 303 Mansfield St #1, New Haven, CT 06511 Mailed registrations must be postmarked by April 24 to qualify for early registration discount.

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Refunds will be given in full if the Conference Registrar, Nir Yehudai, LMSW, is contacted at Nir Yehudai no later than the Monday before the conference.

Recommended Readings

Shay, J. (2014).  Moral Injury            

Psychoanalytic Psychology 2014, Vol. 31, No. 2, 182–191.


The conference is appropriate for professionals interested in the practice of psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy. The instructional level of this conference is intermediate.

Learning Objectives

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Continuing Education

This conference has been approved for for 2 continuing education hours (NASW & Div. 39)

Division 39 is committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in its continuing education activities. Participants are asked to be aware of needs for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program. If program content becomes stressful, participants are encouraged to process these feelings during discussion periods. If participants have special needs, we will attempt to accommodate them.

Please address questions, concerns and any complaints to Ellen Nasper, PhD, at Ellen Nasper.


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