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Toronto Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis (TICP) Presents

Tue, October 18, 2022 5:52 PM | Evonne Brant (Administrator)

Joyce Slochower, Ph.D., ABPP

When The Couch Isn’t Enough

When: Saturday, November 5, 2022
Time: 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. EDT

A Virtual Event Via Zoom Videoconference.


About The Presentation

Morning Session:

The Absent Witness: Mourning, Virtually

Is it possible for us to mourn the losses of 2020 and 2021 when, in 2022, we are at best semi-post-Covid? Do we analysts have the requisite psychic and reflective space to help our patients with something that continues to upend the quotidian for all of us?  This presentation explores the impact of existential crises (Covid, political, social, and climate) on our and our patients' ability to mourn within and outside analytic space. 

Afternoon Session:

Sequel: Can We Transcend The Transference

Therapeutic sequels — post-termination friendships between therapist and patient—are an open secret. Although they are hardly uncommon, sequels are rarely named, much less explored. Using the unfinished story of a good treatment and its yet-to-be-defined ending to illustrate, I query and unpack the complexities of treatment sequels for both patient and therapist.


This program has been approved by the Ontario Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists and psychological associates. This program meets the criteria for 4 continuing education credits. This event is an accredited group learning activity (section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA). The specific opinions and content of this event are not necessarily those of the CPA, and are the responsibility of the organizer(s) alone.

Read the full event brochure HERE.

About the Speaker:

Joyce Slochower, Ph.D., ABPP, is Professor Emerita of Psychology at Hunter College & the Graduate Center, CUNY.  Joyce is faculty and supervisor at the NYU Postdoctoral Program, the Steven Mitchell Center, the National Training Program of NIP (all in New York), Philadelphia Center for Relational Studies in Philadelphia and the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California in San Francisco. Joyce has published over 100 articles on various aspects of psychoanalytic theory and technique. Second Editions of her books, Holding and Psychoanalysis: A Relational Perspective (1996) and Psychoanalytic Collisions (2006), were released in 2014 by Routledge. She is co-Editor, with Lew Aron and Sue Grand, of “De-idealizing Relational Theory: A Critique From Within” and “Decentering Relational Theory: a Comparative Critique (2018, Routledge). She is in private practice in New York City where she also runs remote supervision and study groups.

For more information please visit www.ticp.on.ca or call TICP directly at 416.288.8060, or email [email protected].

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