Clinical Case Presentation and How To Foster the Analytic Process

Presenter: Avedis Panajian, PhD ABPP

The conference will focus on clinical case presentations. There will be at least two therapists presenting during each meeting. The presentation could be process notes from a session or raw material of a session. Dr. Panajian will attempt to demonstrate the struggles the therapist is having in understanding the patient. The focus will be from an analytic perspective to help understand the process between the patient and the therapist. The significance of the rhythm and the flow of the communication will be focused. Dr. Panajian will assist on how to foster the evolution of an analytic process. The complexity of resistances, transference/countertransference issues will be explored. Emotional reactions and ways of listening will be addressed. Different forms of interventions and different functions of language will be explored. Thought processes in facing the unknown of a session will be discussed. Dr. Panajian will also focus on making inferences whether the therapist is dealing with verbal or pre-verbal material during the therapeutic encounter. Part of each meeting, participation and discussion will be encouraged.

This webinar will not be recorded.

Category Details
Time Saturdays at 9:00 – 11:00 am
Dates September 17,  October 22,  November 19,  December 17,  January 21  (2022-23)
Location Online via Zoom
Fee COR Members: $350;  Non-members: $425
CEUs 2.0 for each attended class; 10 hours total

Scholarships Are Available

For many years, thanks to a generous donor, COR has been able to offer scholarships to those who need financial assistance. Please complete the Scholarship Request Form if you need a scholarship.

Avedis Panajian
Avedis PanajianPhD, ABPP
Avedis Panajian, PhD ABPP, is a Fellow of the International Psychoanalytical Association, a certified psychoanalyst, researcher, senior lecturer, and licensed psychologist in California. He has served as a board member of the Western Regional Board for Diplomates in Clinical Psychology of the American Board of Professional Psychology. He has chaired Diplomate examinations and served as a licensure examiner for many years for the California Board of Psychology. He has also received the Distinguished Educator Award from the California Board of Psychology. Dr. Panajian is a supervising and training analyst at the Psychoanalytic Center of California, Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis and at the Newport Psychoanalytic Institute. Dr. Panajian’s research interests include infantile development, trauma, and the treatment of severe emotional disorders.

Course CEU Tests and Evaluation

As as a part of Washington State requirements, each student who is wanting to claim class credits toward their license CEUs is required to complete a quiz, with a passing grade of 70%. You can take the quiz as many times as needed. Once the class is completed the final quiz will also have a course evaluation, which is also required, but can be completed anonymously.


Quiz Links

Week 1 – 9/17/22 Quiz 1
Week 2 – 10/22/22 Quiz 2
Week 3 – 11/19/22 Quiz 3
Week 4 – 12/17/22 Quiz 4
Week 5 – 1/21/23 Quiz 5 / Evaluation

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