Upcoming events

    • Thursday, November 14, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Luton Conference Room, Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital, 1601 23rd Avenue South Nashville, TN 37212

    "What counts as progress in therapy?"

    John Waide, Ph.D., LCSW and Linda Manning, Ph.D.

    This presentation will be the third of seven presentations in the series "Fundamental Questions in Doing Psychotherapy: Seven Questions, Seven Meetings.". For more information about the series see this link.

    “What counts as progress in therapy?” This question stalks both beginning therapists and seasoned clinicians and is a frequent concern to patients/clients. “Are we making progress?” Both members of the therapeutic dyad have this at least in the backs of their minds. Progress, of course, will look very different for different cases with a variety of specific goals, history, and circumstances. So, how do we know when therapy is on the right track? And what are the typical signs of stagnation in therapy? What are some of the ways clinicians can assess progress? And what are some of the indicators clinicians can use to identify an impasse in a therapeutically helpful way?

    John and Linda will give brief presentations and then engage one another (and those attending) in lively conversation about these fundamental, inescapable questions concerning the practice of psychotherapy (and psychoanalysis).


    John Waide, Ph.D., LCSW is a psychotherapist and psychoanalyst in private practice. A graduate of the Saint Louis Psychoanalytic Institute, in 2001 he co-founded (with Marsha Robertson, LCSW) the Advanced Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (APP) program of the Nashville Center for Psychoanalysis & Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (NC3P) and served as co-director for many years.

    Linda G. Manning, Ph.D. is a Licensed Psychologist providing supervision and consultation for clinicians. She also offers groups and training workshops in somatic psychology and body-centered psychotherapy with her colleague Kenneth Robinson, M.S., M.T.S. Before retiring in April of 2019, she was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Vanderbilt University. She was the Interim Director of the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine and provided mind-body therapy for adults struggling with chronic illness, trauma, and emotional and physical pain. She continues to teach a course on “Trauma: Impact and Intervention” in the Human Development Counseling Program at Vanderbilt. Dr. Manning earned her PhD from the University of Texas at Austin and has completed advanced training in body-centered psychotherapy, mindfulness based practices, and the treatment of trauma.

    Learning objectives. At the end of this talk, participants will be able to:

    1. Describe at least two ways of identifying a therapeutic impasse.
    2. Describe the role of theory as a map in therapy, including strengths and weaknesses of relying on such a “map."

    References: for copies of each, please email V.P.Gay@vanderbilt.edu

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    A flyer for this event can be downloaded ( click here ).


    6:30 – 7:00 Networking & socializing
    7:00 – 8:30 Presentation and discussion

    Parking is available in the garage on Children's Way.

    Enter VPH through the northeast side of building facing the South Garage near Children’s Hospital

    (see map below)

    Continuing Education:

    If you wish Continuing Education credits:  1.5 hrs CE offered (cost $10.00 for non-members).  If you want to sign up for CEs in advance, you may register online at nashville-psychoanalytic.org or you can register at the event.

    The Nashville Center for Psychoanalysis & Psychodynamic Psychotherapy is approved by the American Psychological Association to provide continuing education credits for psychologists. The Nashville Center for Psychoanalysis & Psychodynamic Psychotherapy maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


Past events

Thursday, October 10, 2019 "How can we define therapy to ourselves and explain it to our patients/clients? "
Thursday, September 12, 2019 "What are Typical Problems and Conflicts that Bring People to Therapy?"
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 "Control Mastery Theory"
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 "Am I a Butterfly or a Man? Functions of the Dreams in the Analysis of an Elderly Patient"
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 "You Are My Everything -- Idealization and its Limits"
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 Why Did Dan's Therapy End Up Like This?: A Case of Failed Psychotherapy
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 No April Meeting
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 Carlton Cornett: Being With Patients
Thursday, February 22, 2018 Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: Four Perspectives
Wednesday, November 08, 2017 William Kenner, M.D. "Iatrogenic Trauma: When moral outrages blocks listening and empathy, trauma can ensue."
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 Nilufer Yalman, Ph.D. "The Re-dawning of the Veil"
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 Tom Campbell, M.D.: "Unrecognized Facial Blindness in a Long Term Psychoanalysis"
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Open House for APP: Kavitha Lakshmanan, MSW, LCSW
Wednesday, March 08, 2017 Anne Bartek, MD, "Clinical Challenges in the Treatment of People from Atypical Subcultures"
Wednesday, February 08, 2017 Ira Helderman, Ph.D., LPC, "On Practices and In Theory"
Saturday, December 10, 2016 Holiday Party
Wednesday, November 09, 2016 Ira Phillips, M.D.: "A Case Discussion on Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Supervision"
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 Jeffrey Binder, "Case Formulation: How is it Really Done?"
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 Executive Committee meeting: September
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 Volney Gay: "Atrocity Allegations: Attack on the Innocent"
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 Laura Kreiselmaier, Ph.D.: "Transliminality & Highly Sensitive Personality: Implications for Psychodynamic Therapy"
Wednesday, March 09, 2016 On the Pleasures of Owning Persons: The Hidden Face of American Slavery
Saturday, February 13, 2016 "Creating a Holding Environment"
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 Jeff Binder: Psychotherapy Research for the Psychoanalytic Therapist"
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