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Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas

2015-2016 Scientific Program Series


Dear Colleages,

I am very excited to announce a special Friday night scientific program on March 18th featuring Steven Shapiro, PhD. Dr Shapiro is a Clinical Psychologist and nationally know expert in Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy who will present a talk entitled, Transforming Resistance, An Introduction to Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy. In this talk he will describe ways of working with resistance to accelerate stalled treatments. Please join us for what should be a fascinating talk!


Peter Buonaccorsi, MD

PCC Program Chair


Transforming Resistance:

An Introduction to Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy

Presenter: Steven Shapiro, PhD


Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Date: Friday, March 18th

Location: Lucy Daniels Foundation, Cary

Registration & refreshments begin at 7:00 pm

Cost:$45 ($50 at the door)





Many patients interfere with the very progress they seek through resistance to the psychotherapy process. Not infrequently, they terminate prematurely before reaching their goals. This results in tragic consequences for the client, as well as frustration and a sense of failure for the therapist.


By adopting an active, selective and precise focus, as well as an experiential, attachment-based and emotionally engaged stance, therapists can create the level of safety and attunement patients need to risk abandoning chronic defensive patterns and shift to healthier functioning. By following proven principles and detailed clinical maps, participants will be introduced to techniques for bypassing or restructuring defenses efficiently, keeping anxiety in an optimal range of tolerance toward the goal of compassionately and effectively facilitating transformational experiences. This approach helps patients access and realign with healthy, buried and previously inaccessible internal resources indicative of resilience as rapidly as possible.


A brief didactic overview and patient video(s) will be used to demonstrate moment to moment methods for moving beyond symptom management to enable patients to abandon chronic coping patterns that were once necessary, but have long outlived their usefulness and access deeply buried, unconscious conflicts, to facilitate corrective experiences, activate resilience and restore vitality.





Steven S. Shapiro, Ph.D is a clinical psychologist in private practice in suburban Philadelphia with over twenty-five years of clinical and teaching experience. Dr. Shapiro has been practicing various forms of Experiential Dynamic Therapy(Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy/ STDP and Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy/ AEDP), since the mid-1990's. He has been studying withDr. Diana Fosha, the developer of AEDP, since 2003. Dr. Shapiro is a Senior Faculty and Founding Member of the AEDP Institute in NYC. He provides lectures, training groups and individual consultation nationally. His presentations are often commended for translating complex clinical theory into clear, precise, and practical techniques which are easily understandable and can be applied immediately in clinical settings by therapists of various orientations. For sixteen years, he was Director of Psychology at an emergency psychiatric hospital, where he provided intensive individual and family treatment, and functioned as a treatment team leader, with a range of severe presentations and involuntarily committed patients, including severe personality disorders, trauma, substance abuse and psychiatric emergencies. Experience in this setting informs much of his work on transforming resistance with challenging patients.



Upcoming Program:


A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Paradigm Shift: Psychoanalysts Change Their Minds, Too.


Presented by Christine Erskine, LCSW

Date/Time:Saturday, April 9 / 10am - 12 noon

Registration and Refreshments begin at 9:30 am

Location:Lucy Daniels Foundation, Cary, NC

Cost: $45 ($50 at the door)




If you have any questions, please contact the Administrator at 919-490-3212or

Special accommodations may be made for participants with disabilities. Please contact the Administrator at the number below to make arrangements. Our refund/cancellation policy is available upon request. Up to 2Category I CME credits are offered through the American Psychoanalytic Association. PCC is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer up to 2Category A CE hours for Psychologist and 2 clock hours for LPCs. Letters of attendance will be provided to all others. See below for details.



Lucy Daniels Foundation (LDF) is located at 9001 Weston Parkway in Cary, NC. From I-40, take exit 287, Cary/Harrison Avenue. Proceed toward Cary on Harrison Avenue, approximately one-half mile. Turn right onto Weston Parkway and travel for 1.5 miles. The LDF is across the median on the left. Continue driving another 0.1 mile and make a U-turn at the median break to return to the LDF, now on your right. After turning into the LDF drive, you may park alongside the building or in the upper parking lot. (The LDF is located in the end of the building closer to Weston Parkway; the section of the building housing the Lucy Daniels Center for Early Childhood is at the far end, closer to the upper parking lot.)


Target Audience

Open to mental health professionals and anyone else with an interest in this topic. This program is at an intermediate instructional level.


Educational Objectives

to be posted



CE/CME Information:


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Psychoanalytic Association and North Carolina Psychoanalytic Society. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 2AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.


The Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinasmaintains responsibility for this program and its content.


The Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinashas been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6518. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinasis solely responsible for all aspects of the program.


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