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Understanding and Working with Rigidity

Presenter: Anne Taylor, LCSW

Monday, February 12th, 2018, 7-9 PM (*Presentation begins promptly at 7:15 PM)
Christian Theological Seminary Counseling Center, 3rd floor parlor
1050 W. 42nd St., Indianapolis, IN 46208

Program Description

We will be thinking about about 3 types of rigidity in individuals:  1.  Obsessive compulsive character style including aspects of functioning and modes of activity;  2. Defensive aspects of entitlement and how they are expressed; and 3. Four modes of functioning in self mutilation. Case examples will be included and invited from participants.

Learning Objectives:

1.  Participants will be able to name 3 aspects of an obsessive personality style.

2.  Participants will be able to summarize how entitlement serves defensive functions.

3.  Participants will understand how self-mutilation/masochism is an expression of rigid character.


About the Presenter

Anne Taylor is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Psychoanalyst who obtained her analytic training at the International Psychotherapy Institute.  Anne has been in private practice for 19 years on the north side of Indianapolis. She sees couples and individuals, and conducts psychoanalytic psychotherapy, psychoanalysis and supervision.  Anne also has a background in Imago Relationship Therapy and Object Relations couples therapy. Anne is local IPI faculty and as well as national IPI faculty.

Schedule and Format
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
The presentation will begin promptly at 7:15 PM with the introduction of the presenter. Light snacks and drinks will be provided, with networking beforehand beginning at 7pm. The meeting will end by 9:00 PM.

Fees, Policies and Participants
Fees are included in membership dues for ISPT Members. Guests are welcome free of charge. The fee is $30 if non-members wish to pursue CE credit. It is the policy of ISPT to encourage multidisciplinary learning. This seminar is appropriate for the intermediate level of knowledge in the area of psychoanalysis. Enrollment is intended for psychologists and other mental health practitioners, graduate students and all who are interested in psychoanalysis.

Non-Member CE Credit

Continuing Education
This program is offered for 1.5 continuing education credits. The entire meeting must be attended in order for attendees to receive certificates. Upon completion of an evaluation form, a certificate will be provided. This serves as documentation of attendance for all participants. Psychologists will have their participation registered through Division 39.

Division 39 is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Division 39 maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Division 39 is committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in its continuing education activities. Division 39 is also committed to APA Ethical Guidelines. Participants are asked to be aware of need 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.