Larry Hedges, Ph.D., Psy.D., ABPP., began seeing patients in 1966 and completed his training in child psychoanalysis in 1973. Since that time his primary occupation has been training and supervising psychoanalysts and psychotherapists individually and in groups on their most difficult cases. He was the Founding Director of the Newport Psychoanalytic Institute in 1983 where he continues to serve as supervising and training analyst. Throughout his career Dr. Hedges has provided continuing education courses for psychotherapists throughout the United States and abroad. He has consulted or served as expert witness on more than 400 complaints against psychotherapists in 20 states and has published 21 books on various topics of interest to psychoanalysts and psychoanalytic psychotherapists, three of which have received the Gradiva award. During the 1909 centennial celebrations of The International Psychoanalytic Association his 1992 book, Interpreting the Countertransference, was named one of the key contributions in the relational track during the first century of psychoanalysis. In 2015 Dr. Hedges was distinguished by being awarded honorary membership in the American Psychoanalytic Association for his many contributions to psychoanalysis through the years.
There are a few things you should know about The Listening Perspectives Study Center
- We are an equal opportunity organization at all levels and in all ways—in employment, training, and consultation. Every effort will be made to accommodate minority, disadvantaged, and challenged individuals in whatever way possible. Contact us with your needs.
- We abide by the Code of Ethics of the American Psychological Association and agree to honor in whatever ways possible the ethical codes of the other mental health professions.
- All grievances are to be taken up with the director of the center directly. If a disagreement arises then within 30 days a third party suitable to both parties will be sought to mediate.
- Enrollment fees, procedures, and refund polices are usually spelled out on the brochures advertising each course and appear below.
- Enrollment in Continuing Education courses is generally limited to persons who are licensed in or students in one of the mental health disciplines. Exceptions will be carefully screened for appropriateness by the Director. All courses are in the intermediate to advanced training level for licensed therapists.
- Continuing Education courses at the center generally do not use confidential materials. But it is the responsibility of the instructor to introduce confidential matters in a professional and ethical manner and to check to be certain that the situation is appropriate and secured.
- In the highly unlikely event that any educational procedure is deemed to be potentially stressful, every attempt to clarify this possibility and to notify participants in advance will be made.
- The center generally teaches from a psychoanalytic model that does not include untested, unproven, “breakthrough” types of findings or techniques. Should any unproven, speculative, or innovative findings or techniques be referenced they will be clearly advertised as such.
- Please take up any questions with the office manager and/or the Director.
A Different Concept of Continuing Education!
—Ongoing intensive interactive experiences with colleagues and peers
—Advanced tutorial experiences featuring in-depth clinical readings with dynamic case applications
—An intimate and confidential small group setting for a highly personalized learning experience
Modern psychoanalytic psychotherapy is relational. Relationships that we learn from develop over time. Relationships require personal commitment and meaningful working together. The ongoing, intensive, small group experience has evolved over 45 years at the Listening Perspectives Study Center as the setting of choice for mental health professionals to improve their skills and to develop themselves in relation to their work. Each ongoing intensive course has a content with a dynamic, contemporary, and personal appeal.
Our courses are small and limited in enrollment so in order to be in the group you want call, fax, or e-mail your registration as early as possible. Study materials often take time to order so that you have them in time to read in preparation for the first class.
Fees and Refunds
Unless otherwise specified, half tuition is due at the time of registration and the other half at the time of the first class. Payments can be arranged and some scholarships are available. Full refunds are made if the course is cancelled by fax or letter 10 days before the first meeting. Half refund is made if the course is cancelled in writing by the end of the second session. 90 minute make-up sessions can be scheduled with the instructor for a tutorial fee of $100. Inquire about other ways of making up missed classes.
Lateness and Make-up Work
All classes start and end promptly so be sure to arrive early! Small study groups generally run in parallel sections meeting on consecutive days in one week. You may attend one of the other meetings as a make-up if you are unable to attend your own group.
Certificates and Credits
The Listening Perspectives Study Center is approved to provide Continuing Education Credits for Psychologists, Marriage and Family Therapists, Social Workers, and Nurses. The exact number of credits awarded is equal to the number of contact hours for each event and is specified on the Syllabus and the Registration Form. Marriage and Family Therapists and Social Workers Provider Number: PCE348. California Board of Registered Nursing Provider Number: CEP12038. The Listening Perspective Study Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. The Listening Perspectives Study Center maintains full responsibility for the program.
Continuing Education Information
The Listening Perspective Study Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Listening Perspectives Study Center maintains responsibility for the program and its content.
The California Board of Behavior Science recognizes Continuing Education Credits awarded by providers approved by the American Psychological Association to Marriage & Family Therapists and Licensed Clinical Social Workers.
Listening Perspectives Study Center is fully committed to conducting all activities in strict conformance with the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles of Psychologists as well as the code of ethics of the California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists. Listening Perspectives Study Center will comply with all legal and ethical responsibilities to be non-discriminatory in promotional activities, program content and in the treatment of program participants. The monitoring and assessment of compliance with these standards will be the responsibility of the Education Chair.
While Listening Perspectives Study Center goes to great lengths to assure fair treatment for all participants and attempts to anticipate problems, there will be occasional issues which come to the attention of the center staff which require intervention and/or action on the part of the center staff or an officer of Listening Perspectives Study Center. This procedural description serves as a guideline for handling such grievances.
When a participant, either orally or in written format, files a grievance and expects action on the complaint, the following actions will be taken.
- If the grievance concerns a speaker, the content presented by the speaker, or the style of presentation, the individual filing the grievance will be asked to put his/her comments in written format. The continuing education Chair will then pass on the comments to the speaker, assuring the confidentiality of the grieved individual.
- If the grievance concerns a workshop offering, its content, level of presentation, or the facilities in which the workshop was offered, the center chair will mediate and will be the final arbitrator. If the participant requests action, the center chair will:
- attempt to move the participant to another workshop or
- provide a credit for a subsequent year’s workshop or
- provide a partial or full refund of the workshop fee.
- Actions 2b and 2c will require a written note, documenting the grievance, for record keeping purposes. The note need not be signed by the grieved individual.
- If the grievance concerns Listening Perspectives Study Center CE program, in a specific regard, the continuing education Chair will attempt to arbitrate.
Please contact us to submit a complaint, or if you have additional questions.