This course will look at different types of trauma and its many and varied clinical expressions. We will present both historical and contemporary ideas from different streams of psychoanalysis always relating theory to clinical work.
Each evening a psychoanalyst will present on a specific theme and lead the discussion.
May 9: Dr. Clare Pain will explore war trauma, transcultural and refugee issues using film to illustrate theory and practice.
May 16: Dr. Jacinta O’Hanlon will examine the phenomenon of “knowing and not knowing” as it presents in the traumatized person, using theorists from Bion to Bromberg, and providing examples from Seamus Deane’s "Reading in the Dark."
May 23: Dr. Christine Dunbar will look at the treatment of those who have suffered pre-oedipal traumas in addition to other traumas.
May 30: Dr. Anita Johnston will present clinical case material from many psychoanalytic perspectives.
June 6: Dr. Michael O’Mahony will discuss cumulative traumas using clinical material and literature.
Participants will learn to understand in more depth the internal dynamics and effects of trauma on the individual, from several psychoanalytic perspectives.
Participants will learn how to apply the specific treatment approaches to clinical work with traumatized patients.
Participants will have an opportunity to understand trauma effects on a larger scale such as through war, being refugees, etc.
Full-time students in universities and colleges, and mental-health trainees are eligible for a 25% reduction in course fees. Proof of 2012/2013 status needs to be provided. Please contact the tps&i directly to register at a discount.
Refunds must be requested in writing two weeks prior to the beginning of a course. A handling fee of $30 will be retained. After these two weeks, fees cannot be returned.
Christine Dunbar, MD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at University of Toronto, a faculty member of tps&i and a psychoanalyst in private practice
Anita Johnston, MD, is a psychoanalyst at Homewood Hospital, a Lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, an Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry, McMaster University and a faculty member of tps&i
Jacinta O’Hanlon, MD, is a psychoanalyst in private practice and a faculty member of tps&i.
Michael O’Mahony, MD, is a Lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, a faculty member of tps&i, and a psychoanalyst in private practice
Clare Pain, MD is an Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Director of the Psychological Trauma Program at Mt. Sinai Hospital, and a guest faculty at tps&i
For more information about the tps&i Extension Program, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 416-922-7770.
Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits for psychiatrists, as accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and for family physicians from the College of Family Physicians, are available.