Christine Kieffer, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist for Adults, Children and Adolescents
Chicago & Winnetka, Illinois

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LECTURES & WORKSHOPS

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2009

2008

2008 “A Ship Made of Paper: From Dissociation to Engagement to Empathy, presented at the February 26 meeting of the Chicago Psychoanalytic Society.

2007

2007 Continuing Education workshop on Socio-Cultural Issues in Psychotherapy at the
Division 39 (Psychoanalysis) of the American Psychological Association, Annual
Spring Conference, 4/07 in Toronto. Co-taught program focused upon how race, class,
ethnicity and gender impact the clinical encounter.

2007 “Beyond Bullying and Being Bullied: from Dissociation to New Modes of Relational
Engagement”, paper presented as part of panel entitled, On Facilitating the
Forward Motion of Clinical Engagement: Relational Models of Child Analysis,
At the Division 39 (Psychoanalysis) of the American Psychological Association
Spring Conference, 4/07, Toronto.

2007 “The Co-Construction of the Analytic Third: how attachment theory and non-linear
dynamic systems theory add to our understanding of what is mutative in
psychoanalysis”, paper presented at the Annual Conference of the International
Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (IARPP), 7/07,
Athens, Greece.

2007 “Obstacles to Succession in Psychoanalytic Organizations”, Presented at the Division
39 meeting of American Psychological Assn., San Francisco, 8/18/07.

2006

2006 “Working at the Edge of Chaos: Psychoanalytic Treatment with Children, Adolescents and their Parents, Panelist and Case Discussant, Section II, Division 39 Mini- Conference, Chicago, 11/11/06

2005

2005 “Restitutive Selfobject Function in the ‘Entitled Victim’: a Relational Self-Psychological
Perspective, 28th International Conference on the Psychology of the Self, Baltimore.

2005 “Phases of Group Development in the Consulting Room and the Community: from
Cohesion towards Alterity”, presented at the Association for Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society, Rutgers University, 11/5.

2005 “Emergence, the Analytic Third and the Groupself: a new view of the developmental line of group cohesion”, presented at the American Psychoanalytic Association Midwinter Meeting, New York, January 20.

2005 “Emergence and the Analytic Third: A Dynamic Systems Perspective on Therapeutic Action”, presented at the Division 39 Spring Meeting, New York, April 14.

2005 “Gender and Desire: Twenty Five Years of Deconstruction and Construction”, panel with E. Toronto and G. Ainslie, at the Division 39 Spring Meeting, New York,April 15.

2004

2004 Presented paper, “Emergence, the Analytic Third and the Groupself”, at the American Psychological Association Spring Meeting, Miami, Florida.

2004 Presented paper, “Entitled victims, The Restitutive Selfobject Fantasy and the Schizoid Solution” on panel entitled, “Living on the Edge: Narcissism and the Culture of Violence” at the American Psychological Association Division 39 Spring meeting, Miami, Florida.

2004 Discussant of Jeffrey Stern’s paper, “The Witch of Us Complex” at the Chicago Psychoanalytic Society, 9/28/04.

2004 Presented paper, “Emergence and the Analytic Third: an intersubjective examination Of selfobject theory in potential space” at the 27th International Conference On the Psychology of the Self, San Diego, 11/04

2004 Lecture on “Selfobjects, Oedipal Objects and Mutual Recognition: a self-psychologica Re-evaluation of the Oedipal Victor, at the Self-psychology series of the Continuing Education program at the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis 3/10/04

2004 Lecture on“Eve’s Bayou” as part of the film series at the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis, 5/12/04. Lecture focused upon the role of unconscious Childhood fantasy in shaping psychopathology as well as father-daughter Relationships

2004 “There’s No Place Like Home”, discussion of Jeffrey Stern’s “The Witch of Us Complex” at the Chicago Psychoanalytic Society, September 28.

2004 “Postmodern Psychoanalytic Perspectives on the Psychology of Gender”, a seminar taught at the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis, Fall.

2004 “Emergence and the Analytic Third: A Dynamic Systems View of Selfobject Experience in Potential Space”, presented at the 27th Annual Conference of the Self, San Diego, California, November 6.

2003

2003 Panelist on “Self-psychological Approaches to Group Psychotherapy” presented at The American Psychoanalytic Assn. Convention, New York City.

2002

2002 Chair and Discussant of panel entitled “Psychoanalytic Group Psychotherapy: a live Demonstration, presented at the Division 39 Spring Meeting, New York City.

2002 “How Work With Children Highlights the Essential Elements in Psychoanalytic Treatment” presented as part of a panel entitled, “It’s Child’s Play” for Division 39 at the American Psychological Assn. Convention, Chicago.

2002 Panelist on “Four Institutes, Four Stories—An Intimate Glimpse Into Psychoanalytic Training Across America” at the 25th Annual International Conference on the Psychology of the Self, Washington, D.C.

2001

2001 Co-led workshop with D. Terman for “Critical Moments in Psychotherapy, The Biennial Psychotherapy Conference of the Chicago Psychoanalytic Society.

2001 “Selfobject Experiences and Mutual Recognition” presented at the Division 39 Spring Meeting, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

2001 “How Does Group Analysis Cure?: Narcissistic Rage in Group Treatment”, presented at the Division 39 Spring Meeting, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

2001 Discussion of Mardi Horowitz’ paper, “Defining Character Integrity” at the 24th International Conference on the Psychology of the Self, San Franciso, CA.

2001 Panelist on “Self-psychological Approaches to Group Psychotherapy”, presented at the Fall American Psychoanalytic Assn. Convention, New York City.

2000

2000 “The Importance of Group Identity in the Developing Adolescent” presented at Conference on Youth and Violence, presented in conjunction with the Annual American Psychoanalytic and American Psychiatric Meetings, Chicago, Illinois.

2000 “On Negative Selfobjects, the Overidealization of the Maternal and Mutual Recognition”, presented at the 23rd International Conference on the Psychology of the Self, Chicago, Illinois.

2000 “Midlife Developmental Issues and the Psychoanalytic Candidate” presented at the Fall American Psychoanalytic Assn. Convention, New York City.

1999

 

 1998

1999 “A Self-Psychological Re-View of the Relational Erotic Countertransference Literature”, presented at the Division 39 Spring Meeting, New York City.

1999 “Phases of Group Development: A View From Self Psychology” presented at the Division 39 Spring Meeting, New York City.

1999 Led Advanced Training Institute at the Illinois Group Psychotherapy Society Annual Conference.

1999 “Understanding Phases of Group Development:”, presented at the 22nd International Conference on the Psychology of the Self, Toronto, Canada.

1997

1997 “Groups Within Groups: Leading Groups in Medical Settings”, a workshop co-led with M. Lederberg at the American Group Psychotherapy Assn. Convention, New York City.

1997 “Interfacing Individual and Group: Opportunities and Dilemmas”, a workshop co-led with J. Caligor at the American Group Psychotherapy Assn. Convention, New York City.

1997 Discussant on panel entitled, “Psychoanalysis and Groups: a live demonstration” at The Division 39 Spring Meeting, Denver, Colorado.

1997 “The Oedipal Victor:” presented on panel entitled, “Dancing Through Quicksand:Separation and Individuation Issues”, for Division 39 at the American Psychological Assn. Convention, Chicago, Illinois.

1997 “The Group Therapist as Leader” Chair and Discussant of panel presented for Division 39 at the American Psychological Assn. Convention, Chicago, Illinois.

1997 “Helping Patients and Their Families Cope During Exacerbations” presented at the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Illinois.

1997 “Managing and Using Countertransference with Primitive Patients” presented at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology.

1996

1996 “Group Psychotherapy with Breast Cancer Patients”, paper presented on panel entitled,“Unpolarizing the Mind-Body Split in Groups for Women”, at the American Group Psychotherapy Assn. Convention, San Francisco.

1996 Co-led workshop (with M. Lederberg) entitled, “Staff Support Groups in Health Care Settings: Our Antidote to Burn-Out”, at the American Group Psychotherapy Assn. Convention, San Francisco.

1996 “Countertransference Hate: The Limits of Maternal Love”, presented on panel entitled, “Re-inventing Herstory: Maternal Illusions, Maternal Realities and the Psychoanalytic Dyad” at the Division 39 Spring Meeting, New York City.

1996 Discussant on panel entitled, “How to Add Group Psychotherapy to an Analytic Practice”, At the Division 39 Spring Meeting, New York City.

1996 “Psychological Issues for the Physician to Consider in Working with Breast Cancer Patients and Their Families” at CME workshop for the University of Arizona, held in Chicago.

1995 

1995 Led Two-Day Advanced Training Institute at the American Group Psychotherapy Association Annual Convention, Atlanta.

1995 Co-led workshop (with M. Lederberg) entitled, “Staff Support Groups in Health Care Settings: Our Antidote to Burn-out” at the American Group Psychotherapy Convention, Atlanta.

1995 “The Role of Paradox and Process in Working Through Struggles for Autonomy”, presented as part of a panel that I also chaired entitled, “Understanding Paradox in Dependence, Autonomy and Creativity”, at the Division 39 Spring Meeting, Los Angeles, CA.

1995 “Oedipal Victors: Identificatory Processes and Relational Patterns”, presented as part of a panel entitled, “Fathers and Daughters: Reviewing and Reconstructing the Family Romance, presented at the Division 39 Spring Meeting, Los Angeles, CA.

1995 Discussant on panel entitled, “Training the Psychoanalytic Group Therapist”, for Division 39 at the American Psychological Assn. Convention in New York City.

1995 Presented a workshop, “Combining Individual and Group Treatment” for Division 49 At the American Psychological Assn. Convention in New York City

1994

1994 “Group Psychotherapy with Physically Ill Patients”, presented at the Illinois Group Psychotherapy Assn. Annual Convention.

1994 “Psychological Intervention with Breast Cancer Patients”, presented at the Illinois Psychological Assn. Annual Convention.

1994 “Psychological Intervention with Breast Cancer Patients”, presented at the Reframing Women’s Health Institute, sponsored by the Center on Research on Women & Gender at the University of Illinois/Chicago.

1994 “Some Socio-cultural Determinants of Empathy in the Clinical Encounter”, presented as part of a panel that I chaired entitled, “The Limits of Empathy: Toleration & Management of Divergent Experiences in the Analytic Dyad” at the Division 39 Spring Meeting in Washington, D.C.

1994 Discussant on panel entitled, “The Context of Trauma: implications for Psychoanalytic Group Psychotherapy”, presented at the Division 39 Spring Meeting in Washington D.C.

1994 Chaired panel entitled, “The Re-emergence of Combined (Individual & Group) Psychoanalytic Therapy”, presented at the Division 39 Spring Meeting in Washington D.C.

1993

1993 Led Two-Day Training Institute at the American Group Psychotherapy Assn. Annual Convention.

1993 “The Manifest Dream as the Royal Road to the Unconscious in Group Psychotherapy”, Presented at the Division 39 Spring Meeting in New York City.

1993 Chaired Panel Entitled, “Constructions of Gender Identity: Discovery and Integration; Presented paper entitled, “The Role of Merger Fantasies in the Establishment Of Sexual Identity”, at the Division 39 Spring Meeting in New York City.

1993 The Use of Dream Interpretation in Group Psychotherapy”, Grand Rounds Presentation at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York City.

1993 Discussant on Panel entitled, “Shame and Identity Formation in Group Psychotherapy” Presented at the American Psychological Assn. Annual Convention.

1993 Taught Continuing Education workshop on “Psychological Issues in the Treatment of Breast Cancer Patients”, at the American Psychological Assn. Annual Convention.

1992

1992 “Combining Individual and Group Psychotherapy”, presented at the American Group Psychotherapy Assn. Annual Convention.

1992 “Interface Issues in Combining Individual and Group Psychotherapy”, lecture given at a Grand Rounds presentation in the Dept. of Psychiatry at Northwestern University Medical School.

1991

1991  “Dealing with Issues of Identity Diffusion by Utilizing Psychoanalysis after Group Psychotherapy”, presented at the Division 39 Annual Spring Meeting.

1990

1990  “Treating the Addictive Personality in Group Psychotherapy” – American Group Psychotherapy Assn. Annual Convention.

1990 “The Group As Family Analog” – presented at the Illinois Psychological Assn. Annual Convention.

1989

1989 Principles of Group Treatment – A series of lectures delivered at the Dept. of Psychology University of Illinois/Chicago.

1989 “Understanding Defenses in Group Psychotherapy” – a lecture given at the Des Plaines Valley Community Mental Health Center.

1989 “Combining Individual and Group Psychotherapy” – Illinois Psychological Assn. Annual Convention.

 1988

1988 “Everything You Wanted To Know About Group Therapy But Were Afraid To Ask” Co-presentation with Leon Hoffman and Hylene Dublin at the Illinois Psychological Annual Convention.

1987

1987 “Dealing with Issues of Burnout in Group Therapy” – Illinois Group Psychotherapy Society Annual Conference.

   1986

1986 “Combining Individual and Group Psychotherapy” – Illinois Group Psychotherapy Society Annual Conference.

1985

1985 “Group Psychotherapy in the Treatment of Eating Disorders” – Illinois Group Psychotherapy Society Annual Conference.

 

 

 

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