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Our Patients' Relationships to the Communities in which They Live
Lucy Daniels Foundation
9001 Weston Parkway
Cary NC, 27513
Saturday, May 13, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
Category: Scientific Programs

Our Patients' Relationships to the Communities in which They Live:  
An Underutilized Psychoanalytic Perspective

Presented by Dorothy Holmes, PhD

The paper will examine conscious and unconscious dimensions of the inner and outer communities/places in which our patients live.  It will offer perspectives on the psychodynamic importance of those communities.  Clinical vignettes will be presented to illustrate how the treatment process benefits from engagement of the commmunities in which our patients live. 

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About the Presenter: Dorothy Evans Holmes, PhD, is Professor Emeritus of Clinical Psychology at The George Washington University where she was Program Director and Director of Clinical Training from 2005 to 2011. She is also a Teaching, Training and Supervising Analyst Emeritus at the Baltimore Washington Institute for Psychoanalysis. As of July 1 of 2016, she has been appointed Teaching, Training and Supervising Psychoanalyst at the Psychoanalytic Education Center of the Carolinas. Dr. Holmes has written extensively on intrapsychic influences of race, gender and their impact on psychoanalytic treatment process. Currently, she serves on the Board of Directors of the National Register of Health Service Psychologists, the Program Committee of the American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA), and its Task Force on Diversity. She has served on the Ethics Committees of APsaA and the American Psychological Association (APA), and on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis and the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association.

Dr. Holmes has received numerous honors for her scholarship on multiple cultural factors and the effects of cultural trauma, including that she was the 2012 recipient of an APA Division 39 Career Achievement Award for outstanding contributions to the advancement of women’s and racial issues in psychoanalysis. She was the 2014 Helen Meyers Traveling Psychoanalytic Scholar. She was the Plenary Speaker for the National Meeting of the American Psychoanalytic Association on January 15, 2016. She is also the invited Plenary speaker for the meetings of the American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work, March, 2017. Presently, she is in private practice in Bluffton, SC.

When: Saturday, May 13, 2017 
Where: Lucy Daniels Foundation (click here for directions)
Time: 10 am - 12 noon, registration and refreshments being at 9:30 am
CME credits:2 / CE Credits: 2 Category A / NBCC: 2 clock hours / All others: Letter of Attendance

Educational Objectives:

  1. Identify their patients' important communities and their relevance to psychoanalytic treatment process;
  2. Develop treatment approaches that enable patients to work through conflicts regarding the communities in which they live.

Fee $45 ($50 at the door)
No Charge for PCC members, full-time students with ID and trainees in the departments of social work, psychology and psychiatry.  Needs based scholarships are available upon request. Contact our administrator for details.

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CE & CME Information:
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Psychoanalytic Association and Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.


The Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


The Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6518. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.


Contact: admin@ncanalysis.org