New York State Society for Clinical Social Work Met Chapter Committee on Psychoanalysis Co-sponsored with The Advanced Clinical Education Foundation of the NYSSCSW Presents:


3.0 Contact Hours Will Be Awarded for This Program

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Course Number: 221      Location: Manhattan

Steven Kuchuck, DSW, LCSW

Date: Sunday, November 18, 2018
Time: Registration: 10:00am-10:30am
  Workshop:    10:30am-1:30pm


National Association for Psychological Psychoanalysis (NPAP)
40 West 13th Street
(btwn 5th & 6th Ave's)
New York, New York

In this workshop, Steven Kuchuck explores the impact of the therapist’s life experience and psychological make-up on the treatment. By expanding psychoanalytic study to include an examination of events in the clinician’s childhood and adult life as well as related psychodynamic issues, Dr. Kuchuck focuses on ways in which these experiences, crises, and dynamics affect both clinical choices and the tenor of the therapist’s presence in the consulting room. Related, he looks at the relationship between the clinician’s subjectivity, theoretical interests, and technique, and explores areas of overlap and differentiation between two phenomena that are often confused; the larger issue of the therapist’s subjectivity, and self-disclosure.

When subjectivity becomes bracketed or dissociated, access to countertransference and insight into how the therapist affects the patient becomes limited; therapeutic data may be missed. Dr. Kuchuck therefore addresses various ways of tracking and using subjectivity in order to further the therapeutic action. He also considers the impact on the treatment of the therapist’s temperament, conflicts around being seen or hidden, and struggles with self-care.

HANDOUTS: Bibliography/References

After attending this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify at least two ways in which their life experience affected a theoretical choice or clinical intervention that they made.
  2. List two or three reasons why it is important to track their subjective responses to patients.
  3. Provide at least one example of how identifying a moment in which an aspect of their subjectivity impacted a clinical choice which led to a therapeutic gain.


Presenter:Steven Kuchuck, DSW, LCSW is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Psychoanalytic Perspectives, Co-Editor; Routledge Relational Perspectives Book Series, President of the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (IARPP) and Board Member, supervisor, faculty, Co-Director of Curriculum for the psychoanalytic training program at National Institute for the Psychotherapies (NIP), and faculty/supervisor at the NIP National Training Program, Stephen Mitchell Relational Study Center, the Institute for Relational Psychoanalysis of Philadelphia and other institutes. Dr. Kuchuck lectures nationally and internationally and his teaching and writing focus primarily on the clinical impact of the therapist’s subjectivity. In 2015 and 2016 he won the Gradiva Award for best psychoanalytic book: Clinical Implications of the Psychoanalyst’s Life Experience: When the Personal Becomes Professional and The Legacy of Sandor Ferenczi: From Ghost to Ancestor (co-edited with Adrienne Harris). His clinical and supervisory practice is in Manhattan and he also offers individual and group consultation online.

The space can accommodate approximately 70 attendees.

This seminar is appropriate for clinicians with all levels of experience.

Who May Benefit from attending: Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW) Licensed Masters of Social Work (LMSW), Licensed Psychoanalysts ( LP), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT), Licensed Psychologists and Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC).

  • Contact Hours will be awarded once the entire course is completed, as evidenced by signing in and out and completing a course evaluation.
  • Certificates will be emailed approximately ten business days after the completion of the course.
  • For questions regarding disability access please contact Kristin or Jennifer, at time of registration, so that we can see to it that arrangements are made to accommodate your special needs:
  • For questions regarding course content, please contact Kristin or Jennifer:
  • In the event of any grievance please contact Dr. Susan Klett, Director of Professional Development at


Advanced Clinical Education Foundation of the NYSSCSW, Inc., 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 #0056, Licensed Psychoanalysts #P-0017, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists #MFT-0028 and Licensed Mental Health Counselors #MHC-0045.

Social workers, participating in this course will receive 3.0 continuing education clock hours.

Event Registration

Contact hours for this course
applicable for:

          LMSW         LP

Registration: 10:00am-10:30am
Workshop:    10:30am-1:30pm


                Members  $65
                Non-members $70
                Students with ID: $20
    Student fees are only for social work
        master level, full time students.

On Site:  
                Additional fee of $10.00

Please note:      
                   On Site charge takes
                  effect on Nov. 15, 2018


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                registration click:

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             For inquiries e-mail:

             Don Appel, LMSW at

Early Registration is strongly encouraged. 
You will receive an email confirming attendance and registration fee
having been paid.  If room capacity has been reached prior to your registration,
you will be added to our waitlist.

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