“I Would Prefer Not To”: Andre Green And The Work Of The Negative | 01/26/2019

Class size is limited. Registration closes on Thursday, January 24, 2019.

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Thomas P. Helscher, Ph.D.
LAISPS Training Analyst

January 26, 2019
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Course will be held in the LAISPS classroom
12011 San Vicente Blvd., Suite 520
Los Angeles, CA  90049

This Course is Approved for 4 CE/CME’s

Elizabeth E. Berlese, Ph.D.
Extension Program Chair


Our most difficult patients manifest a refusal to live, grow, change, or engage. In this course, we will explore how Andre Green’s ideas about the work of the negative – specifically, his concepts of the dead mother, his revision of the death instinct, and his concept of negative hallucination, can help us understand and thereby begin to unlock the psychic prisons in which our patients put themselves (and us) in the treatment.


This program meets the needs of all mental health professionals, including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and marriage and family therapists


Upon completion of this activity participants should be able to:

  • Differentiate positive and negative narcissism.
  • Identify strategies by which patients detach their libido from the world.
  • Help Patients create “patches” for blank spaces created by representational deficits.
  • Better contain and metabolize the blank and depressive states of the borderline patients.


Important Disclosure: None of the planners or presenters of this CME/CE program has any relevant financial relationship to disclose.

Accreditation and Credit Designation Statement

Accreditation Statement: LAISPS is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical
edu cation for physicians. LAISPS takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

Physicians: LAISPS designates this educational activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should only claim credit
commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This credit may also be applied to the CMA Certificate in Continuing Medical
Psychologists: LAISPS is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. LAISPS
maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Board of Behavioral Sciences: The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts courses approved by the APA for Continuing Education for LCSW, LMFT, LPCC and LEP licenses.

Please Note:

  • Participants must complete an online evaluation within 2 weeks of completing this CE/CME activity in order to receive credit.
  • According to APA guidelines, CE credit can only be awarded to psychologists for full attendance