"Control Mastery Theory"

  • Wednesday, March 13, 2019
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Luton Conference Room, Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital, 1601 23rd Avenue South Nashville, TN 37212


  • If you are not a current member, there is a $10 fee for this event.
  • If you are a current member of the organization, there is no additional fee for this event.

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"Control Mastery Theory"

Vanessa Cirulli, M.A., Psy.D.

Vanessa Cirulli will be talking about "Control Mastery Theory", as put forward in The Psychoanalytic Process: Theory, Clinical Observation, & Empirical Research (Sampson & Weiss: 1986) and How Psychotherapy Works: Process and Technique (Weiss: 1993).

Learning Outcomes:

After attending this presentation, attendees will be able to:

  1. Define and differentiate Control Mastery Theory (CMT) from CBT, psychodynamic, and relational theories, and
  2. Define the principal theoretical constructs of Control Mastery Theory including: Pathogenic Beliefs, Unconscious or Conscious Plans for Change, Goals for Change, Obstacles to Change, and Testing.
  3. Formulate a case using the terminology & concepts of Control Mastery Theory.


6:30 – 7:00 Beverages & hors d'oeuvres
7:00 – 8:30 Presentation and discussion

Parking is available in the garage on Children's Way.

Enter VPH through the northeast side of building facing the South Garage near Children’s Hospital

(see map below)

Continuing Education:

If you wish Continuing Education credits:  1.5 hrs CE offered (cost $10.00 for non-members).  If you want to sign up for CEs in advance, you may register online at nashville-psychoanalytic.org or  nashville-psychoanalytic.wild-apricot.org or you can register at the event.

The Nashville Center for Psychoanalysis & Psychodynamic Psychotherapy is approved by the American Psychological Association to provide continuing education credits for psychologists. The Nashville Center for Psychoanalysis & Psychodynamic Psychotherapy maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


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