Greater Kansas City-Topeka Psychoanalytic Center

Full-Day Workshop



Understanding, Diagnosing,

and Treating

the Difficult Patient


by Glen O. Gabbard, M.D.


Saturday, May 4, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Doors open at 8:30 a.m. for registration. Lunch included.


 Johnson County Community College

Capitol Federal Conference Center, Rm. A-B

12345 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS 66210

This workshop will provide an overview of the different kinds of difficulty encountered with patients in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis and the therapeutic strategies to deal with them.


Learning Objectives:

After attending this session, participants should be able to:

 1.  Identify and understand the common forms of difficulty encountered in patients who come for therapy and analysis.


2. Improve the therapeutic strategies for specific forms of treatment difficulty in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. 



Early Bird: (ends April 16)

       Regular, $150; Center Member, $130; Candidates/Residents/Students, $85


After Early Bird:

       Regular, $160; Center Member, $145; Candidates/Residents/Students, $100 


Online registration has ended.  To check availability of seats, please contact

our office at or call 816-512-7438.


Participants will receive a certificate of completion for CME or CEU credits.


Contact GKCTPC at 816-512-7438 or


Refund Policy:  Cancellations must be received one week in advance to receive a refund.


Glen O. Gabbard, MD is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine and Training and Supervising Analyst at the Center for Psychoanalytic Studies in Houston. He was formerly Director of the Menninger Hospital in Topeka, Kansas and Director of the Topeka Institute for Psychoanalysis. He is the author of over 350 scientific papers and book chapters and the author or editor of 28 books, including Narcissism and Its Discontents: Diagnostic Dilemmas and Treatment Strategies with Narcissistic Patients, Psychodynamic Psychiatry in Clinical Practice: 5th edition (translated into 11 languages), Long-Term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: a Basic Text: 3rd Edition, Gabbard's Treatments of Psychiatric Disorders: 5th Edition, Textbook of Psychoanalysis: 2nd Edition, Love and Hate in the Analytic Setting, Boundaries and Boundary Violations in Psychoanalysis, and The Psychology of the Sopranos. From 2001-2007 he was Joint Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis, the first non-British Editor of that journal. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Mary Sigourney Award in 2000 for outstanding contributions to psychoanalysis, the APA/NIMH Vestermark Award in 2010 as outstanding educator, the APA Adolf Meyer Award in 2004, and the APA Distinguished Service Award in 2002. He lectures widely in Europe, South America, and Australia.

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 6 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.