Events

Upcoming events

    • 22 Nov 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • The Menninger Clinic 12301 Main Street Houston, TX 77035
    • 40
    Register

    Dr. Ringstrom will discuss his model for doing relational couples work. Treatment goals include the actualization of self-experience in an intimate relationship, the capacity for mutual recognition, and the relationship having a mind of its own. Based on his book, A Relational Psychoanalytic Approach to Couples Psychotherapy, Dr. Ringstrom will describe the six steps in which these themes are achieved. The steps wed theory and practice, are non-linear, and offer specific clinical guidelines for working with couples. His presentation will use illustrative clinical material to bring the concepts to life. An engaging and stimulating presenter, Dr. Ringstrom will combine didactic material with extensive audience interaction. A master at using playfulness and improvisation in therapy, he has an amazing talent for making complex concepts clear in practical ways.

    At the conclusion of this live presentation, participants should be able to:

    • The participants will learn how apply the three organizing themes: self-actualization in an intimate relationship, mutual recognition, and the “relationship having a mind of its own” as a bridge for connecting important elements of contemporary psychoanalysis.

    • The participants will learn how to identify and work with the couple as a complex nonlinear system.

    • The participants will learn how to identify stultifying “binaries” in the couples’ relationship and learn how to generate the principle of “thirdness” in their place.

    • The participants will learn about the considerable modifications in psychoanalytic technique that this model sheds on both individual and couple’s psychotherapy in light of this shift in perspective. 

    $50.00 Professional Rate

    $25.00 Student Rate

    Forms of payment accepted are Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. Registration will be finalized with receipt of payment. Payments must be made in advance. No checks or cash will be accepted at the door.

    Registration is limited to 80 attendees; so sign up today.

     Continuing Education Credits

    2.0 contact/credit/clock hours have been designated by The Menninger Clinic for the following disciplines:

    Physicians

    Psychologists

    Social Workers

    Licensed Professional Counselors

    Addictions Professionals

    Special Dietary or ADA Needs 

    For ADA, dietary or lactation needs, please email directly to: 

    Michelle A. Taylor: 

    mataylor@menninger.edu 


    • 09 Dec 2019
    • 8:15 AM - 5:00 PM
    • The Menninger Clinic 12301 Main Street Houston TX 77035
    • 26
    Register
    Menninger's Family Education Day offers patients' families the opportunity to learn about psychiatric, behavioral and addictive disorders to elevate their understanding of treatment approaches. Additionally, participants will learn ways to strengthen understanding within the family. Equally important is the chance to meet other families going through similar experiences.

    The day's educational sessions are led by Menninger faculty and staff and cover topics that include attachment, mentalizing, psychotherapy, pharmacotherapy, recovery planning and more.

    For the detailed schedule of the day, click here.

    There is no cost to attend. Continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments are provided.

    For assistance with registration, special dietary or ADA needs, please contact:    

    Michelle A. Taylor

    Coordinator of Education and Training

    mataylor@menninger.edu

    • 13 Dec 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • The Menninger Clinic - 12301 Main Street, Houston, TX 77035
    • 5
    Register
    Radically Open-Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO-DBT) is a transdiagnostic treatment designed to address a spectrum of difficult-to-treat disorders sharing similar phenotypic and genotypic features associated with maladaptive over-control—such as anorexia nervosa, chronic depression, and obsessive compulsive personality disorder.

    Over-control has been linked to social isolation, aloof and distant relationships, cognitive rigidity, highly detailed focused processing, risk aversion, strong needs for structure, inhibited emotional expression, and hyper-perfectionism.

    While resting on the dialectical underpinnings of standard DBT, the therapeutic strategies, core skills, and theoretical perspectives in RO-DBT often substantially differ. For example, RO-DBT contends that emotional loneliness secondary to low openness and social-signaling deficits represents the core problem of over-control, not emotion dysregulation.

    RO-DBT also significantly differs from other treatment approaches, most notably by linking the communicative functions of emotional expression to the formation of close social bonds and via skills targeting social-signaling and changing neurophysiological arousal. 

    At the conclusion of this live presentation, participants should be able to:

      1. Explain a new bio-social theory for OC
      2. Describe the RO-DBT treatment structure
      3. Describe new RO-DBT treatment strategies designed to enhance willingness for self-inquiry and flexible responding.
      4. Describe the RO-DBT treatment hierarchy
      5. Describe a novel treatment mechanism positing open expression = trust = social connectedness
      6. List examples of strategies designed to improve pro-social cooperative signaling via activation of the parasympathetic nervous system’s social-safety system

        $125.00 Professional Rate

        $75.00 Student Rate

        Forms of payment accepted are Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. Registration will be finalized with receipt of payment. Payments must be made at the time of registration.

        No checks or cash will be accepted at the door.

        Registration is limited to 60 attendees. Continental breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided for all paid attendees.

         Continuing Education Credits

        6.5 contact/credit/clock hours have been designated by The Menninger Clinic for the following disciplines:

        Physicians

        Psychologists

        Registered Nurses

        Social Workers

        Licensed Professional Counselors

        Addictions Professionals

        Certificates of attendance will be awarded for participants in disciplines other than listed above.

        ADA/Lactation Needs 

        For ADA, or lactation needs, please email directly to: 

        Michelle A. Taylor: 

        mataylor@menninger.edu 

        • 07 Feb 2020
        • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
        • The Menninger Clinic 12301 Main Street Houston, TX 77035
        • 80

        In this lecture, Dr. Fonagy, one of the founders of mentalization-based treatment (MBT), will look at the techniques associated with the MBT approach for group psychotherapy. He will focus on the aims of group therapy as well as the specific techniques and processes used by MBT group therapists to enhance mentalizing in a range of patient groups. The introduction to mentalizing groups (MBT – I), which is a structured approach taken usually before initiating individual and group therapy using an MBT approach, will also be covered. 

        Dr. Fonagy also will discuss specific alternative structures which developers of MBT have adopted in relation to group therapy, including the structured approach developed in Norway and the more psychodynamic approach taken by colleagues in the Netherlands. Recordings of group therapy taken as part of the trial of MBT for antisocial personality disorder currently ongoing in UK probation services will be shown.

        At the conclusion of this live presentation, participants should be able to:

        • Understand the unique features of the MBT approach to group psychotherapy.
        • Identify key features of the MBT – I approach to introducing patients to the nature of mentalizing and the basis for mentalization-oriented therapy.
        • Recognize, and practice, simple techniques developed by structural group therapists using MBT.
        • Appreciate the difference between MBT and other dynamic approaches to group psychotherapy.

        $50 - Professional Rate

        $25 - Student Rate

        Forms of payment accepted are Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. Registration will be finalized with receipt of payment. Payments must be made in advance. No checks or cash will be accepted at the door.

        Registration is limited to 90 attendees; so sign up today.

         Continuing Education Credits

        2.0 contact/credit/clock hours have been designated by The Menninger Clinic for the following disciplines:

        Physicians

        Psychologists

        Social Workers

        Licensed Professional Counselors

        Addictions Professionals

        Special Dietary or ADA Needs 

        For ADA, dietary or lactation needs, please email directly to: 

        Michelle A. Taylor

        Coordinator of Education and Training 

        mataylor@menninger.edu 


      Past events

      25 Oct 2019 Non-Suicidal Self-Injury Prevention and Management
      21 Oct 2019 Family Education Day - October 21, 2019
      27 Sep 2019 Alumni Mixer for Graduates from the Baylor College of Medicine Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
      27 Sep 2019 John M. Oldham National Mental Health Symposium: The Problem of Shame
      19 Aug 2019 Family Education Day - August 19, 2019
      14 Aug 2019 Non-Suicidal Self-Injury Prevention and Management
      13 Aug 2019 Non-Suicidal Self-Injury Prevention and Management
      06 Aug 2019 3.5-Day Child Attachment Interview Training Course
      01 Aug 2019 Distinguished Clinicians Series - Mentalization Based Supervision: Supervising in MBT by Peter Fonagy, PhD
      21 Jun 2019 Cultural Competency: An Introduction to Working with LGBT Populations
      20 Jun 2019 Fifth Annual Community Integration Conference - Hope and the Courage to Continue
      17 Jun 2019 Family Education Day - June 17, 2019
      26 Apr 2019 Ethics and Science in Treatment: Switching Lenses - Jon G. Allen, PhD
      15 Apr 2019 Family Education Day - April 15, 2019
      29 Mar 2019 Navigating Ethical Challenges in Clinical Practice as Supervisor and Clinician - Sandra A. Lopez, LCSW, ACSW, DCSW
      15 Mar 2019 Distinguished Clinicians Series with Peter Fonagy, PhD - Mentalizing and Substance Use Disorder (SUD)
      18 Feb 2019 Family Education Day - February 18, 2019
      18 Jan 2019 Distinguished Clinicians Series with Peter Fonagy, Ph.D. - Mentalizing and Trauma
      14 Dec 2018 Radically Open DBT - Karyn Hall, PhD
      10 Dec 2018 Family Education Day - December 10, 2018
      16 Nov 2018 Distinguished Clinicians Series with Peter Fonagy, Ph.D. - Mentalizing with Avoidant/Narcissistic Personality Disorder
      09 Nov 2018 3.5-Day Child Attachment Interview Training Course
      15 Oct 2018 Family Education Day - October 15, 2018
      28 Sep 2018 Distinguished Clinicians Series with Thomas Ellis, PsyD, ABPP - Rethinking Conventional Care with Suicidal Individuals: What You Should Know about Suicide-Specific Interventions
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      14 Jun 2018 Psychotherapeutic Hospital Treatment - Hope, Faith, Despair and Doubt
      31 May 2018 Psychotherapeutic Hospital Treatment - Talking to Patients and Families about Depression
      30 May 2018 Distinguished Lecturer Series with Peter Fonagy, PhD - Shared Decision Making and Peer Support
      18 May 2018 Rethinking Psychotherapy from an Ethical Perspective
      03 May 2018 Psychotherapeutic Hospital Treatment - Psychological Trauma and Dissociative Disturbance
      19 Apr 2018 Psychotherapeutic Hospital Treatment - A Personal Approach to Clinical Formulations
      16 Apr 2018 Family Education Day - April 16, 2018
      30 Mar 2018 Distinguished Lecturer Series with Peter Fonagy, PhD - Gaining Epistemic Trust
      15 Mar 2018 Psychotherapeutic Hospital Treatment - The Value and Limitations of Plain Old Therapy
      22 Feb 2018 Psychotherapeutic Hospital Treatment - Human Attachment and Spiritual Connection
      19 Feb 2018 Family Education Day - February 19, 2018
      01 Feb 2018 Psychotherapeutic Hospital Treatment - Ethical Foundations of Psychotherapeutic Hospital Treatment
      29 Jan 2018 Distinguished Lecturer Series with Peter Fonagy, PhD - Techniques in Mentalizing
      18 Jan 2018 3.5-Day Child Attachment Interview Training Course
      18 Dec 2017 Family Education Day - December 18, 2017
      21 Aug 2017 Family Education Day - August 21, 2017
      09 Aug 2017 4-Day Child Attachment Interview Training Course
      22 Jun 2017 Third Annual Community Integration Conference - To Hold, Maintain and Keep: Mind-Body Approaches to Community Integration
      19 Jun 2017 Family Education Day - June 19, 2017
      17 Apr 2017 Family Education Day - April 17, 2017
      20 Feb 2017 Family Education Day - February 20, 2017
      18 Feb 2017 Living Healthier Together
      17 Oct 2016 Family Education Day - October 17, 2016
      15 Aug 2016 Family Education Day - August 15, 2016
      20 Jun 2016 Family Education Day - June 20, 2016
      18 Apr 2016 Family Education Day
      21 Mar 2016 Family Education Day
      18 Jan 2016 Family Education Day
      07 Dec 2015 Family Education Day
      19 Oct 2015 Family Education Day
      15 Jun 2015 Family Education Day
      03 Jun 2015 A4CIP Conference - My Place in the Community: Building Supportive Integration for Mental Health Recovery
      01 May 2015 The Second Annual John M. Oldham National Mental Health Symposium: The Problem of Trauma - Discovering Resilience
      21 May 2014 Oak Brook, Ill., networking luncheon for behavioral health professionals
      20 May 2014 Skokie, Ill., networking luncheon for behavioral health professionals
      11 Apr 2013 Valuable Opportunities for Your Practice: A Symposium and Workshop on Mentalization
      08 Jun 2012 3rd Annual Patient Alumni Weekend
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