"Creating a Holding Environment"

  • Saturday, February 13, 2016
  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • VPH 3046 (Third floor at Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital) 1601 23rd Avenue South Nashville, TN 37212

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You are invited to
The Nashville Psychoanalytic Study Group
​February Meeting 2016

Philip Chanin, Ed.D., ABPP, CGP
presenting
 
​"Creating a Holding Environment:
A Case Study in Utilizing Individual and Group Therapy, the Internet, and Multiple Therapists in the Treatment of the Traumatized Patient"​

discussion moderated by
Volney Gay, Ph.D.

(1.5 hours CEUs certificates available*)

Abstract by Dr. Chanin:

I believe that we often learn the most from our therapeutic work with our most difficult patients.  I will present an ongoing psychotherapy case which highlights the challenges we face in working with traumatized individuals.  I have chosen this case partly because there are many email exchanges with the patient which illustrate my effort to maintain an adequate “holding” environment for her, while at the same time trying to keep to a psychotherapy frame which would dictate that therapy takes place in the office, and not over the Internet.  I believe that we often learn the most from our therapeutic work with our most difficult patients.  I will present an ongoing psychotherapy case which highlights the challenges we face in working with traumatized individuals.  I have chosen this case partly because there are many email exchanges with the patient which illustrate my effort to maintain an adequate “holding” environment for her, while at the same time trying to keep to a psychotherapy frame which would dictate that therapy takes place in the office, and not over the Internet.  

While you will notice a number of thoughts and behaviors in this case which suggest a borderline level of personality organization, I find it more useful to approach this case from the perspective of the impact of severe neglect and trauma on this individual’s personality and coping skills.

This is also a case which illustrates my belief that with many patients, especially those with traumatic histories, we need to provide multiple modalities and sessions per week, as we seek to build enough positive introjects from the therapy hours, in our “David and Goliath” battle with the patient’s years of neglect and/or trauma.  In this case, I have provided weekly individual and group therapy.  The patient is also being seen concurrently by Nashville therapist Christina Oliver, M.A., for weekly individual psychotherapy, including EMDR and Ego State trauma work. In this case, I have provided weekly individual therapy and weekly group therapy along with my co-leader, Nashville therapist Julia Marx, MFA, MA.

Dr. Philip Chanin has been practicing as a clinical psychologist for the past 39 years, in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee.  He has degrees from Amherst College and the University of Massachusetts.  His practice in Nashville includes working with adults of all ages, couples, and groups.  He is Board Certified through the American Board of Professional Psychology, is a nationally certified Group Therapist, and is an Advanced Imago Therapist.  He is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he is currently leading a process group for the 3rd year psychiatric residents.  He is a former Chair of the Board of Directors of the Nashville Psychotherapy Institute.

VPH 3046 
(Third floor at Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital)
1601 23rd Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37212

noon--12:30PM light lunch 
12:30PM– 2:00PM presentation and discussion

 Parking is available in the garage on Children's Way

Take the elevator to the 3rd floor

*CEUs are offered without affiliation. They may or may not be recognized by some professional organizations and licensing agencies.


$10 due at door for non-NPSG members.

Dues for 2015-2016:

$25/academic year for students.

$100/academic year for NPSG members who are not members of APsaA*

$125 dues for NPSG members who are members of APsaA*

No charge for current APP (Advanced Psychodynamic Psychotherapy) students.


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