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Thirteenth Annual Summer School Immersion Course 

 Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy

Beyond words:
Listening to the body in psychotherapy

Featuring: Jon Frederickson, MSW, Esther Rosen, Ph.D., and Maury Joseph, Psy.D.

Sunday, June 10-Friday, June 15, 2018

Fee

$1650 inclusive of tuition, room and board

Payment can be made in full now or a deposit, $300, can be placed now with the balance due on May 15.

Continuing Education Credit Hours

CE/CME: 27

Location: Graves Mountain Lodge, Syria, Virginia 22743

Space is limited.  Your space is reserved once we receive your fee.
Online registration at www.wspdc.org/02018-0610.html

For more information, contact Jon Frederickson at jf1844@gmail.com

Imagine you are studying with highly skilled Short Term Dynamic Therapy clinicians within a group of devoted students, surrounded by the mountains of the Shenandoah National Park.  You are able to study videotapes and discuss clinical issues all day long and party all night with your new-found friends.  Surrounded by nature, in the early evening you watch black bears amble down from the mountains to nibble cherries from the nearby orchard.  You sit on the porch in front of your room gazing out over the mountain valleys watching the sunset.  This is not a fantasy.  It is the Summer School of the Washington School of Psychiatry Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy Training Program.  Come join us for our annual intensive training week!

Beyond words:
Listening to the body in psychotherapy

From fish to birds to mammals all the way to humans, creatures communicate non-verbally. Even though we humans speak, what our words mean depends on our bodily communications. In this course, we will teach you to listen with your eyes by emphasizing nonverbal dimensions such as patterns of facial expression, gesture, vocal tone, and posture. Through specific group exercises we will help you listen beyond the words to the nonverbal communications that express deeper, more fundamental, and unconscious truths. Before, you learned to listen to the spoken word. Here, you will learn to listen to the patient’s body and hear how it is speaking to you. Learning to hear those non-verbal communications will completely change the way you listen to what is under the words.

We will help you notice micro-expressions of affect, gestures, tonal expression, and postures in therapy. We will study videotaped therapy sessions and analyze videotapes of a convicted murderer, an interview with a child molester, and political interviews. Learning to listen with your eyes will help you hear what is under the words so you can better speak to the patient’s heart.

On Thursday and Friday, we will offer group supervision. You can bring a videotape of your case, you can just talk about your case, or you can role-play your patient to get practical help in your work. We make sure to create a culture of compassion. After all, we are all fellow learners and mistake makers who join together to help each other get better as therapists and persons.

Location:  Graves Mountain Lodge is located just outside Syria, Virginia, a two and one half hour drive from Washington, D.C. 

Access: Some may wish to rent a car. Those of you needing a ride should contact Jon Frederickson jf1844@gmail.com in advance. We will do our best to arrange rides for you to the summer school.

Housing:  Fee paid directly in advance to the Washington School of Psychiatry.  Rooms are modest but nice, usually with a wonderful view of the valley.  We have reserved a set of rooms for the summer school, so all reservations must be made through the Washington School of Psychiatry wowears@wspdc.org  or 202-237-2700.

Accommodations: single and double rooms are available.  The lodge is in the mountains and the temperature will probably be in the 70’s to low 80’s during the day and cool down at night into the fifties.  Hiking, fishing, horse riding, and swimming are all possible at Graves Mountain Lodge.

Nota Bene: When we say this is out in the country, we aren’t kidding!  There is no cell phone service available.  You must drive about ten miles away to get cell phone service.   But wireless internet is available.

Food:  Housing fee covers dinner Sunday, all meals Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, breakfast and dinner on Wednesday, and breakfast Friday.   Meals are buffet style in a Southern country style. We eat together.

Travel:  For those traveling by airplane, Dulles International Airport is closest to the summer school.  Next closest is Reagan/National Airport.  For directions, see below. 

View:  To learn more about this place, go to www.gravesmountain.com. From past experience, we can guarantee it is far more beautiful than what you see on the web.

 

Directions to the summer school from Dulles airport:
I-66 West
Route 29 South at Gainesville via Exit 43 A
Continue until 7 miles South of Culpepper.
Right on Route 609.  Continue for 9 miles.
Right on North 231.  Continue for one half mile.
Left on Route 670.  Continue four miles.
Graves Mountain Lodge on the left.
Take the lane up to the large white building.
The summer school is held on the ground floor.
Go to the office on the second floor to register and get your room key.
If you get lost, call the Lodge at 540-923-4231.

 

Summer School 2018 Schedule

Sunday, June 10

Arrival and registration

 

2-3PM

Jon Frederickson—Welcome and introductions

 

3-5 pm

Jon Frederickson: On non-verbal communication

 

6:30PM

Dinner

Monday, June 11 

9AM-1PM

Video analysis: non-verbal communication during denial

 

1-2PM

Lunch

 

2-4PM

Video analysis: non-verbal communication during passivity

 

4-5PM

Group process

 

6:30PM

Dinner

Tuesday, June 12

9AM-1PM

Video analysis: non-verbal communication during projection

 

1-2PM

Lunch

 

2-4PM

Video analysis: non-verbal communication

 

4-5PM       

Group process

 

6:30PM

Dinner

Wednesday, June 13

9AM-12PM    

Video analysis

 

12-6PM 

Play day: go for a hike, a horse ride, take a swim, or nap!

 

6:30PM

Dinner

Thursday, June 14

9AM-1PM

Group supervision

 

1-2PM

Lunch

 

2-4PM

Group supervision

 

4-5PM

Group process

 

6:30PM

Dinner

Friday, June 15

9AM-12PM

Group supervision

 

12-1PM 

Group process and Goodbyes

Presenters

 Jon Frederickson, MSW, is on the faculty of the ISTDP Training Program at the Washington School of Psychiatry, and faculty of the Laboratorium Psykoeducaji in Warsaw.  He is also the founder of the ISTDP Institute, www.istdpinstitute.com He has a private practice in supervision and training in Washington, D.C.  He has presented in the US, Canada, Great Britain, France, Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Poland, Italy, India, Dubai, and Australia. He is the author of Co-Creating Change: Effective Dynamic Therapy Techniques which won the first prize in psychiatry at the British Medical Association Book Awards in 2014, and also the author of The Lies We Tell Ourselves which is translated into Polish and Farsi.

Esther Rosen-Bernays, PhD is in private practice in Rockville Md, where she offers individual psychotherapy and individual and group supervision. Esther has been on the faculty of the ISTDP program at WSP. In the past she has served as the chair of this program as well of the Faculty-Clinical Council, a group representing faculty at WSP.

Maury Joseph, PsyD (mauryjoseph.com) is a psychologist in Washington, DC, specializing in treatment-resistant depression and anxiety, and medically unexplained physical symptoms. He is co-founder of the Institute for Emotions and Health in DC, a practice focused on diagnosis, treatment, and research of medically unexplained physical symptoms. He is chair of the ISTDP training program at the Washington School of Psychiatry, and serves as an assistant clinical faculty member at George Washington University and adjunct faculty at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

 

Registration

Tuition, room and board
Degree/Field
Special needs or requests

Cancellations and Refunds

Refunds will be made for cancellations received at the School office in writing at least 10 days before the seminar date and are subject to a non-refundable administrative fee of $50.

Who should attend?

The workshop is intended for psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, psychiatric nurses, licensed professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, physicians, medical students, and other graduate students.

Accreditation

The Washington School of Psychiatry is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Washington School of Psychiatry maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The School is approved by the Social Work Board of the State of Maryland as a provider of continuing education for social workers in DC, MD, VA and WV.

The Washington School of Psychiatry has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6388. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Washington School of Psychiatry is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

The Washington School of Psychiatry is accredited by MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Washington School of Psychiatry designates each session for a maximum of 27_ AMA PRA Category I Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure of Commercial Support and the Unlabeled use of a commercial product. No member of the planning committee and no member of the faculty for this event have a financial interest or other relationship with any commercial product.