Monday, September 22 2014


Welcome to the Minnesota Chapter of The American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work.

AAPCSW MN is open to all clinical social workers who wish to support our aims and purposes. Our members include agency practitioners, private practitioners, psychoanalysts, and psychoanalytically or psychodynamically oriented psychotherapists. Further, AAPCSW membership is open to all mental health disciplines who share in the commitment to psychoanalytic and psychodynamic practice and research.

Check our our Sunday Seminars.


AAPCSW Fall Conference
November 1, 2014, 9a.m. – 1 p.m.

INFANT OBSERVATION: One Way of Learning to Connect With Primitive Emotional Experiences in Yourself and Your Clients

“When two personalities meet, an emotional storm is created.” – Wilfred Bion

Esther Bick first introduced infant observation (IO) in the training program of child psychotherapists and later for adult analysts at the Tavistock Clinic in London in 1948. Mrs. Bick was especially interested in the baby’s internal world as well as the development of the baby’s mind in connection with his/her environment. Her method of infant observation proved to be an essential tool for psychotherapists to develop their receptivity to early nonverbal states of mind, allowing them to connect with primitive emotional experiences in themselves and their clients.

You are invited to hear how a Tavistock IO experience can enhance and broaden specific clinical skills and to experience for yourself the intensity, intuitive insights, and creativity that participation in such an experience can foster.

The day promises to be clinically rich, educational and enjoyable, so save the date now and please join us in November.