March 2, 2022 Monthly Meeting

7:30 PM – 9:00 PM Central Time

Zoom Platform – REGISTER HERE

1.5 CEs

Monthly meetings are always free of charge. CE certificates are $20 for non-members.

The brain is primed to locate other(s). Our monthly meeting will be a discussion of the implications for psychotherapy. There will be a  brief review of definitions of self from various psychological and neurobiological perspectives, e.g., Gilligan, Kohut, Fairbairn, Guntrip, Palombo, Bowlby, Schore, Cozolino, Siegel, Lyons-Ruth plus various works on the neurobiology of spatial navigation of the human mind. A case example will be described to illustrate self development vis a vis the other(s) with relevant neurobiological considerations.

Learning Objectives

After attending the program in its entirety, attendees will be able to:

1) contrast & compare psychological perspective of self-development with neurobiological considerations

2) apply selected neurobiological functions to participant’s practice of psychotherapy


O’Connor, M.R. (2019).Wayfinding: The Science and Mystery of How Humans Navigate the World. New York, NY: St. Martin’s Press.

Palombo, J. The Neuropsychodynamics Treatment of Self-Deficits: Searching for Complementarity(2017). New York, NY: Routledge.

Lyons_Ruth, K. (2005). The Two-Person Unconscious: Intersubjective Dialogue, Enactive Relational Representation, and the Emergence of New Forms of Relational Organization, a paper that is an elaboration of Working Paper 3 (K. Lyons-Ruth) of the Change Process Study Groups of Boston(Jeremy Naum, Chair)

CONTINUING EDUCATION: Division 39 is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Division 39 maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  Austin Psychoanalytic is approved by the Texas State Board of Social Workers Examiners (Provider # 5501) to provide continuing education for social workers and the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists (Provider #1138). We also meet the requirements to provide continuing education for the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. This program, when attended in its entirety, is available for 1.5 continuing education credits. Division 39 is committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in its continuing education activities. Division 39 is also committed to conducting all activities in conformity with the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles for Psychologists. Participants are asked to be aware of the need for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program. If program content becomes stressful, participants are encouraged to process these feelings during discussion periods. If participants have special needs, we will attempt to accommodate them. Please address questions, concerns and any complaints to There is no commercial support for this program nor are there any relationships between the CE Sponsor, presenting organization, presenter, program content, research, grants, or other funding that could reasonably be construed as conflicts of interest. Participants will be informed of the utility/validity of the content/approach discussed (including the basis for the statements about validity/utility), as well as the limitations of the approach and most common (and severe) risks, if any, associated with the program’s content.


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