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Portland, OR 97210

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM PDT
Category: CE

Is Truth Relevant?

Instructor: Duane Dale, MD
Course Dates:  9/18, 10/16, 11/20, 12/8/2019, 1/15, 2/19, 3/18, 4/15, 5/20/2020
Course Time: 7:00 – 8:30pm
Total CMEs Possible: 13.5

Course Description: This series of nine monthly seminars will be discussing articles from a 2016 Psychoanalytic Quarterly Special Issue discussing the topic, “Is Truth Relevant?” Recent speakers for OPC programs prompted the desire to explore further the meaning of ‘truth’ in our clinical work from different perspectives. This issue of the Quarterly provided a ready-made syllabus and an opportunity to explore with colleagues these complex and challenging ideas and writings by a number of prominent analytic writers.

A quote from Jay Greenberg’s introduction will help in describing what we will be discussing: “The responses of our contributors converge in their view that truth continues to be relevant, although each paper in its own way emphasizes that not only relevance, but also truth itself, is inseparable from the context within which it emerges. This convergence—and the nuanced vision of psychoanalytic process that it reflects—is matched by generative differences in the authors’ understanding of when, how, and under what circumstances our analysands can be helped to know and to use the truth in the service of benign therapeutic change. In developing their ideas about these areas of similarity and difference, our authors are advancing a conversation about some of the most important issues with which psychoanalysts of all persuasion are struggling today.”

Learning Objectives: At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  1. Critique how well the authors address the question of the relevancy of truth in psychoanalytic clinical work
  2. Compare and contrast the different perspectives presented in the article
  3. Apply concepts discussed to one’s clinical work

Registration Fee: $450
Professional Level Member Rate: $405
Students/Residents: $225 (call for discount code) 

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the Oregon Psychoanalytic Center. 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 a maximum of 13.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.


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