Letting Our Parents Grow Up and Change — or How Parental Representations Expand and Shift in Life and in Treatment | 03/02/2019


Class size is limited. Registration closes on Thursday, February 28, 2019.

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Mary-Joan Gerson, Ph.D.
LAISPS Visiting Faculty

March 2, 2019
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 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 3 CE/CME’s

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


Parental death, a milestone of parenting, or any new phase in adult development can disrupt accustomed views of parental figures.  However, this disruption is often not sufficiently recognized for its growth possibilities. This course will enable practitioners to remain alert to new images and reflections of parents that emerge throughout treatment and to, sometimes, encourage new, lived encounters with parents.  A view of psychoanalytic development which moves beyond the usual childhood imprinting and includes lifespan issues will be discussed. A full length case study will be presented and participants are encouraged to present clinical and personal material.


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:

  • Describe how parental representations change over the lifespan.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of lifespan psychoanalytic theory
  • Explain new implications of transference investigation on parental representation.
  • Identify countertransference issues in discussing parental representations.

For those who are not already members of LAISPS, $5.00 of this registration fee qualifies you as a Community Member of LAISPS for the academic year (September 1 to August 31 of the following year).   Each LAISPS Community Member is entitled to access to the LAISPS library, the right to receive any announcements of LAISPS course offerings, lectures and other events.  Community Members have the right to enroll in educational courses for which they have the requisite qualifications and for which space is available.  Enrollment in certain courses and curricula, especially courses and curricula leading to the award of a degree or certificate, is restricted and only available to members on a competitive basis with enrollment not guaranteed.


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 3 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