Why Psychodynamic Training is Needed in Community Mental Health by Paul Letendre, LMHC

1.5 CE Credits

This paper describes the various benefits of integrating a psychodynamic orientation in community mental health work. The case study provided illustrates the application of psychodynamic theory to forming a working alliance, attending to sociocultural issues in the therapeutic relationship, and the roles of transference/countertransference to processing grief and loss.

1. Discuss the impact of managed care organizations on professional training and psychotherapy.
2. Describe how the use of psychodynamic concepts can improve functioning in community mental health agencies.
3. Revise therapeutic interventions to include psychodynamic and social justice approaches.

Paul Letendre, LMHC is a licensed mental health counselor in private practice and an adjunct professor of psychology at Johnson and Wales University. His research experience and interests include studies in trauma, sociocultural issues, intimate relationships, and psychoanalytic theory. He is a writer and speaker at psychology conferences around North America.


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Date(s) - March 8, 2017
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Central Congregational Church
296 Angell Street (Diman Street entrance)
Providence, Rhode Island

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