Life in the Upside Down: Working with Borderline States
Saturday, May 12th, 2018, 9:00am – 1:00pm
4.0 CE Credits
Presented by Thomas P. Helscher, Ph.D., FIPA
- Understand how the contact barrier divides conscious from unconscious process in the mind, and how deficits in it manifest in the clinical setting.
- Understand how to detect projective identifications and how to work with them in the session.
- Describe and interpret the borderline experience of being in the ‘upside down.’
- Be able to help their borderline patients begin to ‘mentalize’ their unrepresented emotional experience.
- Understand how trauma damages the contact barrier and the patient’s ability to emotionally digest their experience.
Thomas Helscher, Ph.D., FIPA
Dr. Helscher, Ph.D., FIPA is a Training and Supervising Analyst at LAISPS and a faculty member at WILA. He is a member of the University of California Interdisciplinary Psychoanalytic Consortium and of the Lacanian Forum, and teaches in the UC Veterans Writing Workshop. He is in private practice in Santa Monica.
Wright Institute Los Angeles is approved by the California Psychological Association, which is recognized by the Board of Psychology and the Board of Behavioral Science to sponsor continuing education for Psychologists, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists, and Licensed Clinical Social Workers. Wright Institute Los Angeles maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. Full attendance in addition to the completion of the appropriate evaluation form are required in order to receive CE credits. CPA OPD provider number WLA001.