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“Recovering From Emotional Suffering: Current Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Told Through Eight Stories of Emotional Healing” with Ron Furedy, MD (SPSI Scientific Session)

September 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Dr. Furedy’s psychoanalytic journey began as an undergraduate psychology student trained in operant conditioning. His experience in hospital psychiatry with its crises and needed medications and his previous immersion in systems theory as a family therapist surprisingly led to his affinity for psychoanalysis. For over five decades as a psychoanalyst and psychodynamic psychiatrist, he has worked with individuals struggling with emotional conflict and pain.

Ronald L. Furedy, MD is an emeritus SPSI Faculty member, a retired Training and Consulting Analyst, and a Fellow Emeritus of the American Board of Psychoanalysis. He is the author of Recovering from Emotional Suffering: Current Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Told Through Eight Stories of Emotional Healing (Amazon, 2022).

“Ronald Furedy’s Psychoanalytic Development:
An Intimate Journey”
Discussant: Lee W. Shershow, MD

In recounting his analytic treatment of eight patients, Dr Furedy describes fascinating clinical material experienced over the course of many years. He also describes a parallel process of understanding himself as he works with his patients. “In effect, he performs self-analysis right in front of us.”

Lee W. Shershow, MD trained at the Los Angeles Psychoanalytic Institute in the 1970s before moving to Portland, Oregon in 1998. He helped develop the Oregon Psychoanalytic Institute, an accredited American institute, where he is a Training and Supervising Analyst.” He was also a medical school classmate of Dr. Furedy’s.

Learning Objectives

After attending this presentation, participants should be able to:

  1. have enhanced skill integrating multiple psychodynamic models of the mind while immersed in a psychodynamic process;
  2. better understand the unconscious developmental conflicts most common during the opening, mid, and end phases of a psychodynamic process;
  3. engage patients suffering from alcoholism, addiction, depression, childhood psychological and sexual trauma, narcissism, dissociative disorders, and “as if” character structures in a psychodynamic psychotherapeutic and psychoanalytic process.
1.5 hours Category II CME. This presentation meets the requirements of WAC 246-924-240 (Definition of Category of Creditable CPE). “This program has been approved for 1.5 CEUs by the NASW Washington State Chapter.” Licensed Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Mental Health Counselors are eligible. Provider number is #1975-144.

If you have a psychoanalytic idea that you would like to present, contact Stan Case or Ron Levin. Presenting offers the benefit of having your idea discussed and further developed.

SPSI Scientific Sessions are free to attendees.

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September 20
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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