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The Seasoned Clinician's Notebook - Beverly Simmons, PhD
Saturday, October 15, 2022, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST
Category: Events

The Seasoned Clinician’s Notebook: 
How Psychoanalytic Concepts Inform the Practice of Psychotherapy 
"Looking ahead: How psychoanalytic ideas can be used to inform clinical practice today and among future generations of effective therapists” 
Beverly Simmons, PhD
In this presentation, Dr. Beverly Simmons will discuss how an analytic understanding can inform clinical practice in a wide variety of treatment environments and therapeutic modalities. She will offer a brief history of major areas of psychoanalytic thought, examine how theoretical concepts have shifted over time, discuss what has remained, and respond to critiques of psychoanalytic ideas in contemporary practice. Dr. Simmons will also discuss how an analytic orientation supports an ongoing growth mindset that impacts the therapist’s clinical choices, self-care practices, and long-term stability in an ever-changing world.  


This is the fourth in a series that features clinicians from a range of disciplines who will share how they use concepts from psychoanalysis to enrich their clinical work, from cultivating creativity to working with addictions. All are welcome, at no cost, to learn from these experienced psychotherapists. CEUs will not be offered for these events, but Letters of Attendance will be sent. 

About the presenter:  

Beverly Simmons is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) with a PhD from Smith College in Northampton, MA. Her professional passion is integrative clinical practice that is rooted in traditional as well as contemporary psychoanalytic theories, intersects with neuroscience, and is always contextualized within the social environment. In addition to the original Freudian concept of a dynamic unconscious, Dr. Simmons has a specific interest in her clients' internal sense of agency that offers an appreciation of the responsibility and accountability that come with increased self-awareness and a growth mindset.  She has practiced in NC for nearly 20 years and maintains a professional practice with a diverse client population in Raleigh, NC.

Clinicians from all theoretical backgrounds and levels of experience are welcomed.

Confidentiality notice: All case material will be carefully disguised. We ask that participants agree to hold all material presented with the utmost care, following ethical professional guidelines.

Final presentation in this series:
November 5, 2022 10:00am - 12:00pm - Heather Craige, MSW