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The Difficult Patient: A psychoanalytic perspective–Eric Plakun, MD

February 16 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Presenter: Eric Plakun, MD

This presentation will describe the role of enactments in the experience of patients as “difficult.” A list of transference-countertransference paradigms will be discussed that contribute to the difficulty of work with abuse survivors, and clinical examples provided. This presentation will also discuss shared elements of psychotherapy across therapy schools of thought in work with suicidal patients.  

Eric Plakun, MD is the Associate Medical Director at the Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge, Ma.  In 2017, Dr Plakun was honored by the American Psychoanalytic Association for his extensive career “championing psychoanalysis and psychodynamic psychotherapy within American psychiatry and paving the way toward a return to a more individualized treatment model.”

Details regarding meeting time, cost, and location will follow. For any further questions, please contact APS Program Committee Chair, Nancy D. Chase, PhD, LCSW, nchase.lcsw@gmail.com


About Continuing Education

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

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 (name of accredited provider) and (name of nonaccredited provider). The (name of accredited provider) is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.”

The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. CEU credits will be provided for Social Workers, LPCs, and LMFTs.


February 16
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Nancy Chase, PhD, LCSW