Mental Freedom and Psychic Growth

International Visiting Scholar: Michael Parsons, MD
Discussant: Annie Sweetnam, PhD
Case Presenter: Elizabeth Weisz, PhD

Saturday, April 14, 2018, 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM

flyerMichael Parsons, a leading thinker in the Independent Tradition of British Object Relations, takes us into the core of what it means to be truly present in the therapeutic encounter. In describing the internal analytic setting, he elaborates and extends Bion’s concepts of analytic reverie and dream-work, helping to extend the reach of analytic work into diverse settings and populations. In this conference, Dr. Parsons will present his paper, Free Association and the Death Drive: The Solemn Freedom of Psychoanalysis. His paper will be followed by a discussion by Annie Sweetnam whose poetic sensibility offers a similarly rich and creative approach to the clinical encounter. In the afternoon, Elizabeth Weisz will present a clinical case to Dr. Parsons, followed by audience discussion.

A box lunch is included with registration.

April 14th, 2018 9:00 AM
Brower Center Goldman Theater, 2150 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
United States
Non-Member $ 190.00
PINC Member $ 170.00
Student, Candidate, Academic $ 100.00
FT CMH Worker $ 80.00
Box Lunch (included)
Chicken $ 0.00
Vegetarian $ 0.00
CE Credits (5) $ 50.00