Center Seminar Series

Treating the More Seriously Ill Patient
in Psychoanalytic Couple Therapy

 Monday, November 13, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for registration and social time

Kansas City Public Library – Plaza Branch, in the Large Meeting Room

In today's mental health practice climate, in which there are more patients seeking treatment because of troubled relationships, many are seeking couple therapy, in spite of one or both of the partners having a more serious psychiatric disturbance. The presentation will address some of the complications and alternations of technique that must be considered when working with the more disturbed dyad.


At the conclusion of this CME event, participants will

  1. Learn the essential working model of psychoanalytic couple therapy from an object relations model.
  2. Learn about the complications of technique that often have to be managed when the analyst is confronted with a couple in which there is a more disturbed partner.
  3. Have an opportunity to hear case examples of these kinds of clinical presentations, with illustrations of the application of these technical modifications.


The program is free to the public; $30 for a certificate of completion for CME or CEU credit payable at the door by cash, check, or credit card.

Richard Zeitner, Ph.D.
Richard Zeitner, Ph.D.

Dr. Richard Zeitner is a clinical psychologist and training and supervising analyst at the Greater Kansas City Psychoanalytic Institute. He is a published author in the areas of psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic couple therapy, and he is Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Missouri Kansas City Department of Psychiatry. He is also on the faculty of the St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute, as well as the International Psychotherapy Institute in Washington, D.C.

Continuing Medical Education Credits

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 the American Psychoanalytic Association and the Greater Kansas City-Topeka Psychoanalytic Center. 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 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. 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.