Saturday, October 10-Friday, November 6, 2020
Martha Stark, MD, Instructor
Martha will demonstrate the transformative power of “optimally stressful” psychotherapeutic interventions that repeatedly juxtapose “unhealthy defense” and “healthier adaptation” – such that the tension created by the patient’s experience of this mismatch will ultimately prompt the locking in (or “reconsolidation”) of new, updated, and more empowering narratives in the place of the old, outdated, and disempowering ones. She will propose that “therapeutic memory reconsolidation” is indeed the organizing principle whereby the mind can be reprogrammed and the brain rewired in both short- and long-term intensive psychotherapies – such that a more evolved perspective can be achieved and new meaning made of previously unmastered early-on relational traumas.
Martha Stark, MD , Faculty, Harvard Medical School; CEO, SynergyMed for MindBodyHealth; Adjunct Faculty, Smith College School for Social Work; and Former Faculty, Boston Psychoanalytic Institute and Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis. Author: Working with Resistance; A Primer on Working with Resistance; Modes of Therapeutic Action; The Transformative Power of Optimal Stress; and Psychotherapeutic Moments. She is Co-Director (with Andrea Celenza, PhD) of the Center for Psychoanalytic Studies.
18 CE Credits | $450