Series of Four Outreach Seminars

Register for as many of the four presentations as you want to attend.

Seminar 1: Mirror, Mirror, on the wall…I need mirroring but that’s not all...Distinguishing the Patient’s Needs for Mirroring and for Otherness in the Transference 

Seminar 2: Case Presentation: Adult Grief & Loss, Complicated by Being Raised by an Alcoholic Mother  

Seminar 3: The Value of Psychodynamic Thinking in the Context of Organizational Change and Executive Leadership  

Seminar 4: Outside In: Cross-cultural Perspectives in Clinical Work 

 1.5 CEUs/CMEs available per $40 presentation

Video Conferencing: Online participation may be available for clinicians who do not live in Cincinnati or the surrounding areas. To inquire about attending through videoconferencing systems, please send an email message to Mary VanAusdall at [email protected]   

Wednesday, October 4, 6:30-8:00 PM 

Mirror, Mirror, on the wall…I need mirroring but that’s not all…
Distinguishing the Patient’s Needs for Mirroring and for Otherness in the Transference

Presenter: Alexander H. Smith, Jr., Ed.D. ABPP

Psychoanalytic psychotherapy requires a fluid-like capacity to understand the patient’s experience both within an intersubjectively formed meaning, and as a state of Otherness, having separate identities, ideas, and affective meanings. The intersubjectivity elicits the mirroring of the patient’s functional capacities and their attending feeling states. The recognition of Otherness means that both therapist and patient come to grasp the differences between one another as states of autonomy and self-directed growth. 

 In this presentation, we will review the historical context of the mirroring concept and its current status. We will also consider Otherness as its polarized opposite, and how each pole creates an opportunity to re-work developmental failures and later conflicts through diagnostically tracking these two processes. 

 Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to define the psychological action of mirroring based on the Greek myth of Narcissus, and the its evolution as a psychological concept.
  • Participants will be able to summarize the key points of mirroring in the therapeutic relationship.
  • Participants will be able to identify and interpret the characteristics of Otherness as they emerge from mirroring states, and how to address them interpretively. 

Dr. Smith will provide reprints of his 2014 article in Psychoanalytic Review: Oh That I Might Be Parted from My Body: Mirror Perplexity and the Nonrelational Self.

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Wednesday, October 11, 6:30-8:00 PM

Adult Grief & Loss, Complicated by Being Raised by an Alcoholic Mother

Presenter: Judith McAuliffe, LPCC-S – Clinical Counselor of Cancer Family Care

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to describe normal vs. complicated grief & loss & the complications adult children of alcoholics experience following the death of a parent.
  • Participants will describe the obstacles alcoholism presents to a daughter in forming a healthy early relationship with mother & its’ lifelong impact on her.
  • Participants will describe the many forms complicated grief can take & how destructive it can be to its’ victims.                                                                            

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Wednesday, October 18, 6:30-8:00 PM

The Value of Psychodynamic Thinking in the Context of Organizational

Change and Executive Leadership 


Presenter: Tamara Campbell, M.D., Psy.D.

Cincinnati Center for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, and Cincinnati VA Medical Center 

 Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to understand the source of anxieties and fear in organizational members when change occurs
  • Participants will be able to examine complementary and self destructive roles members of management teams take with respect with one another.
  • Participants will be able to understand the concept of emotional intelligence 

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Wednesday, October 25, 6:30-8:00 PM

Outside In: Cross-cultural perspectives in clinical work 

Presenter: Loan Vo, MSW, LISW-S

BridgePointe Psychological and Counseling Services 

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will examine location of self in relation to others through sociocultural lens
  • Participants will describe challenges to the therapeutic alliance & treatment relationship with clients who are culturally and ethnically different from the therapist
  • Participants will describe how psychodynamic perspectives facilitate clinical work in inter and intra-cultural therapeutic treatment 

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Register for as many of the sessions as you plan to attend.

Fee: $40 per session

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

CMEs/CEs: CMEs and CEs are available for psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, professional clinical counselors, marriage and family therapists, and psychiatric nurses. 1.5 units per session for a maximum of 6 units if attending all four sessions. If you are licensed outside the state of Ohio, see important details below.

*Continuing Education Information

Continuing Education Credits for physicians

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 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

*** 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.

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose

Continuing Education Credits for all other licensed mental health professionals:

A maximum of 6 CEs are approved for psychologists licensed in Ohio by the Ohio Psychological Association for this seminar. - #311788735

  • A maximum of 6 CEs are approved for social workers, counselors, and marriage and family therapists licensed in Ohio by the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker & Marriage and Family Therapist Board (Ohio CSWMFT.) #RCST111403

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 [email protected] at the Cincinnati Psychoanalytic Institute.

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