6:30-8:00 PM

CE/CMES: 1.5

FEE: $40



Description:The concept of “enactment” continues to occupy a prominent place in today’s psychoanalytic thinking and practice. Despite being a central concept within and across all psychoanalytic theories and traditions, it continues to have no agreed upon definition. While the word “enactment” suggests an episodic or discrete event, and discussions in the literature tend to emphasize the behavioral component of the phenomenon, its essence is an underlying, dynamically meaningful, unconscious process. Within what I call the enacted dimension of analytic process, a part of every treatment, a new version of the patient’s early conflicts, traumas, and formative object relationships is inevitably created, without awareness or intent, in the here-and-now of the analytic dyad. Within this “play within the play,” repressed or dissociated aspects of the patient’s past are not just remembered, they are re-lived. When these actualizations become available for conscious reflection, they form the basis for genuine and transforming experiential insight.

Gil Katz, Ph.D

Dr. Katz has written widely on the topic of enactment, most recently a book entitled: The Play within the Play: The Enacted Dimension of Analytic Process. In addition to enactment, he has written on such subjects as the analytic usefulness of working within the metaphor, the parallel process phenomenon in analytic supervision, and analytic understandings of father-son rivalry in biblical tales. He is in private practice in New York City, and is involved in these training centers: ¨ NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis – Teaching Faculty & Clinical Consultant, Contemporary Freudian Track¨ Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (IPTAR).

  Educational Objectives:

  • Discuss the concept of enactment and review its historical evolution
  • Describe the enacted dimension of analytic process—the continuously evolving second dimension of analytic treatment that exists alongside of and interwoven with the treatment’s verbal content
  • Distinguish Contemporary Freudian and Relational/Intersubjective perspectives on enactment, in particular the relationship between enactment and analytic technique and the different meanings of the concept “co-creation”
  •  Illustrate the centrality of the enacted dimension in the treatment of patients with a history of trauma, abuse, and early object loss via clinical vignettes
  •  Demonstrate support for these ideas from current research in cognitive neuroscience 

 Dr. Karl Stukenberg interview with Dr. Gil Katz CLICK HERE to watch video

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Location: Cincinnati Psychoanalytic Institute, 3001 Highland Ave., Suite C, Cinti, Ohio, 45219


1.5 CMEs/CEs are available for psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, professional clinical counselors, marriage and family therapists, and psychiatric nurses who attend the session in its entirety.*** If you are licensed outside the state of Ohio, see important details below.*


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 providership of the American Psychoanalytic Association and Cincinnati Psychoanalytic Institute. 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 1.5 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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*** No Partial Credit Given. You must arrive within 10 minutes of the start time and stay until 10 minutes of the end time to receive CE credit.


*CPI will file with the ACCME, OPA, and Ohio CSWMFT Boards. Participants from states other than Ohio will need to file with their respective licensing boards. CPI will issue a certificate of attendance to those who complete the seminar, but this issuance does not guarantee CEU acceptance by boards other than the ACCME, OPA and Ohio CSWMFT. For more information, contact Mary Kroeger-Vuyk at at the Cincinnati Psychoanalytic Institute.