THE GOULD CENTER FOR PSYCHOANALYTIC ORGANIZATIONAL STUDY AND CONSULTATION
“Doom in the Conference Room”: The Power of Total Annihilation of Self & Other and its Effects on the Nuclear Physicist’s Mind.
Cornelia Kaufmann, J.D.
To satisfy the ever-spiraling energy consumption caused by modern societies some of our fellow humans have been entrusted with unprecedented & unfathomable powers. In this case we will peek into the inner rooms of the leadership team of a nuclear plant that is plagued by a string of technical incidents necessitating it being taken off grid repeatedly. While a temporary shutdown can indeed be perceived as a powerful defense against the ubiquitous nuclear doom, the ensuing pressure exerted by neighboring communities and countries, the ire of government agencies as well as the media frenzy, is nothing but increasing the stress levels inside the conference room, thus incrementally jeopardizing the safety of many people outside of the room of doom.
Presenter: Cornelia Kaufmann, J.D., is a Lawyer, and holds a master’s degree in coaching and supervision in organizations. For many years she worked as a corporate consultant and executive coach in global mergers & acquisitions and banking, change management for profits and nonprofits, and governments. She is currently pursuing psychoanalytic training.
- Understand the special dynamics at play in HRO’s (High Risk Organizations), and the pressure it exerts on the human psyche for which evolution has not prepared us (yet).
- Understand the role of the consultant as a participant observer.
- Understand the concept of countertransference when working in organizations, the use of psychoanalytic inquiry as method of investigation and the use of supervision as method of data collection.
- Revisit Bion’s concept of basic assumption groups and how, if at all, they are helpful here.
- Revisit Freud’s Model, and see how his insights might advance this case, and how an understanding of the later developed Terror Management Theory (TMT) and Survivor’s Guilt Hypothesis could be useful here.
- Think about how the management team can best be supported going forward.
- Lastly, investigate how these dynamics are currently playing out in the many conference rooms of doom pertaining to pandemics, algorithms, and racism.
An interactive journey into the consulting process highlighting some issues that emerged within the client system and the consultant.
1) Development of the consulting process and choices made along the way.
2) Specificities of HRO’s (High Risk Organization).
3) Use of the psychoanalytic frame within a systemic consulting process.
CE Credits for LCSW’s, LP’s, LCAT’s and LMHC’s
Social Workers: The Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, Inc. (IPTAR) SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0226.
Licensed Psychoanalysts: The Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (IPTAR) is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts (P-0011).
Licensed Creative Arts Therapists: The Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (IPTAR) is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists (#CAT-0037).
Licensed Mental Health Counselors: The Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (IPTAR) is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. (#MHC-0112). (1.5) CE credits will be granted to participants who have registered, have documented evidence of attendance of the entire program and have completed the on-line evaluation form. Upon completion of the evaluation form a Certificate of Completion will be emailed to all participants who comply with these requirements.
The Case Conference Series consists of presentations of applied material from an organizational consultation, executive coaching engagement, or presentation relevant to systems-psychodynamic thinking and practice in organizational as well as clinical settings for therapists and analysts. The format is interactive and all who attend are invited to participate. For further information contact:
(Ferne Traeger @ firstname.lastname@example.org)
IPTAR’s Gould Center is named for Laurence J. Gould, PhD, a psychoanalyst, psychologist, organizational consultant, and international figure in the discipline instrumental in designing and implementing Systems-Psychoanalytic work at IPTAR.
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 | 11:30 am – 1:15 pm
CE Credits Available for LCSW’s, LP’s, LCAT’s and LMHC’s
(included in Fee for this event with pre-registration).
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The Gould Center Administration:
Committee Representative to the IPTAR Board of Directors: Michael Moskowitz, PhD, FIPA
Steering Committee and Faculty: Joseph A. Cancelmo, PsyD, FIPA; Susan Berger, PsyD,FIPA;
Michael A. Diamond, PhD, Dahlia Radley-Kingsley, MBA, MA; Michael Moskowitz, PhD,FIPA;
Ferne Traeger, LCSW, MBA, FIPA; Matthew von Unwerth, PhD, FIPA.
Avi Nutkevitch, PhD
Sharon Horowitz, PhD
M.Gerard Fromm, PhD
CE & CME Credits
IPTAR is a New York State approved provider of CE credits for Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Psychoanalysts, Licensed Creative Arts Therapists. 1.5 CE Credits will be granted to participants who have registered, have documented evidence of attendance of the entire program, and have completed the online evaluation form. Upon completion of the evaluation form, a Certificate of Completion will be emailed to all participants who comply with these requirements.