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"Boundaries as Psychic Immune System: More than just where I end, and you begin" with Peter Bounaccorsi
Lucy Daniels Center
9003 Weston Parkway
Cary, NC 27513
Saturday, April 21, 2018, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
Category: Scientific Programs

Boundaries as Psychic Immune System:
More than just where I end, and you begin 

with Peter Buonaccorsi

Issues with boundaries vex therapists and confound many treatments before they can take root. This presentation will give a brief review of boundary conceptions, propose a definition for healthy psychic boundaries from a functional viewpoint, and argue for viewing boundary formation as a developmental achievement that grows within relationship. It will discuss how psychic boundaries mirror the immune system's flexibility to allow nourishment in while keeping "noxious intrusions" out, thus maintaining a healthy internal environment. Case material will illustrate the problem of determining “like" and "not like,” and how this problem results in dysfunction. This presentation will attempt to provide a useful clinical metaphor for working with these challenging problems, fostering a fruitful and ongoing conversation.  

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When: Saturday, December 9, 2017 
Time: 10 am - 12 noon, registration and refreshments being at 9:30 am
CME credits:2 / CE Credits: 2 CategoryA / NBCC: 2 clock hours / All others: Letter of Attendance
 $45 ($50 at the door, if there are seats available) No Charge for PCC members,  LDC staff & board, full-time students with ID and trainees in the departments of social work, psychology and psychiatry.  Needs based scholarships are available upon request. Contact the Programs Manager for details.


About the Presenter:  Dr. Peter Buonaccorsi is a Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist in private practice in Raleigh. He is an advanced Candidate in the Child and Adult psychoanalytic training program of the PCC and is accepting referrals for play therapy and psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Peter did his medical and residency training at the University of Maryland and the University of Maryland/ Sheppard Pratt Program. He completed his child training fellowship at the Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard Medical School. He has particular interest in the overlap between development, biological models, and psychological phenomena. Of note, he holds undergraduate degrees in history, physiology and neurobiology, and can park a tractor trailer if ever the need arises.

Educational Objectives
By the end of this program attendees will:
1.  Be able to distinguish between frame boundaries and psychic boundaries.
2.  Be able to name two characteristics of psychic boundaries.  

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.