Courses & Groups

 

Book & Practice Discussion Group:  (Coloni/Civili)zation & Its Discontents

Tuesdays, 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. ET

January 16th- March 5th

Can psychoanalytic psychotherapy liberate the patient and if so, from what? How can we distinguish between the acts of civilizing and colonizing? When and how do we recognize violence in the treatment room, and is it an inevitable part of healing? And how do we learn to witness and harness holy rage rather than repress it? Juxtaposing Freud’s Civilization & Its Discontents with Fanon’s The Wretched of the Earth, we will explore these provocative questions in ways both textual and contextual. The group will meet for an hour & a half, via Zoom & is open to licensed clinicians. Each week we will discuss a portion of the books with a brief intro by the consultant. Group members will take turns presenting cases & getting input from each other. Particular attention will be paid to role of play in decolonizing both intrapsychic and interpersonal oppression (e.g., racism, gender, ability) in the 21st Century.

 

Book & Practice Discussion Group: Bisexuality in Psychotherapy & Freud’s Three Essays

Tuesdays, 10:00-11:30 a.m. ET

January 16th- March 5th

How do a patient’s and/or therapist’s bisexuality inform their treatment? How has psychoanalytic theory both informed and misinformed, centralized and marginalized, bisexual identity? And what does gender have to do with all of this? This 8-week group will focus on a close reading & discussion of Freud’s Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality. The group will meet for an hour & a half, via Zoom & is open to licensed clinicians. Each week we will discuss a chapter of the book with a brief intro by the consultant. Group members will take turns presenting cases & getting input from each other. Particular attention will be paid to role of binarisms and defenses in gender and sexual orientation and how they show up in both intrapsychic and interpersonal oppression in the 21st Century.

Fee for the groups is $500.

*Depending on your state and licensure this course may be eligible for up to 8 CEs. Please inquire if interested.

 

Biweekly Group Supervision

Alternating Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00 p.m. ET

Six to eight members. Focus of supervision will be on psychodynamic theory and practice. Open to all clinical disciplines. Hours can be used in partial completion towards licensure in CA, DC, MA, NY and OR for LCSWs & LICSWs.

Consultant Bio: Mike Langlois, LICSW received his BA from Connecticut College in 1991, and his MSW from Smith College School for Social Work in 1994. He has over 30 years of experience counseling children, adolescents & adults. He is currently a teaching associate in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Mike is licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. MA Lic: 1027261 CA Lic: 61390 OR Lic: L5785 NY Lic: 089194 DC Lic: LC200002900

Paying It Forward

If you have financial need please contact me for options. If you have significant financial privilege, and you want to support early career therapists from a variety of racial and class backgrounds, you are welcome to fund a full or partial scholarship for one of the above courses or supervision group stipend.