Concrete Thinking in Clinical Practice and Everyday Life (Pasadena, CA.) | View Full Calendar
Presented by Chris Minnick, M.D.
To be an infant is to be concrete. One task of early childhood is to move past concrete thinking to more abstract and symbolic thought. Unfortunately, the greater the disruptions of infancy by such things as prematurity, adoption, disturbance in a parent, the more likely it is that some areas of excessively concrete thinking persists.
This course overviews mental development in relation to concrete versus abstract/symbolic thought and its developmental relationship to psychic maneuvers including projective processes, superego formation, somatization, etc. We explore the impact of concreteness on childhood learning disorders and more serious mental illness and behavioral disorders and finally the impact of concreteness in the therapist.
Upon completion of this program participants should be able to
· Explain with examples how an infant’s thinking is concrete and how that normally evolves into a capacity for abstract/symbolic thought
· Show the relationship between concrete thinking and childhood learning disorders, concrete/behavioral disorders and more severe emotional disturbances
· Outline the importance of the therapist’s recognition of his or her own concrete thinking and its impact on his clinical work.
Chris Minnick, M.D., is a training and supervising analyst at the New Center for Psychoanalysis and conducts a private practice in Pasadena where he treats children, adults and couples.
Saturday, April 14, 2012
9 AM – 1 PM
Fuller School of Psychology, Rm. 311
180 No. Oakland St., Pasadena
$75 pre-registration; $80 at the door
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT
IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of these CME/CE programs have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the New Center for Psychoanalysis. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for the maximum number of 4 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The New Center for Psychoanalysis is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. New Center for Psychoanalysis maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Full attendance is required for psychologists to receive credit; partial credit may not be awarded based on APA guidelines. Psychologists report directly to the MCEP using its form. For the psychologists’ records, certificates of attendance are provided at the completion of the course.
SOCIAL WORKERS AND MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS: CE
The New Center for Psychoanalysis is an approved provider for continuing education credits for LCSWs and MFCCs/MFTs (provider # PCE 674). This course meets the qualifications for 4 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Only the actual number of hours spent in the educational activity may be claimed for credit.
The New Center for Psychoanalysis is an accredited provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider #CEP1112). Registered Nurses may claim only the actual number of hours spent in the educational activity for credit.