SBCPS Extended Study Series on Pluralism

Pluralism in Contemporary Psychoanalysis: Object Relations, Mentalization and the Intersubjective Field

Presenters: Julie Gerhardt, Cheryl Goodrich, Terrance McLarnan, Hugh Grubb and Orit Atzmon

Wednesdays, Sept 2018–April 2019, 10:00–11:30am
Atherton, CA

flyerThe field of psychotherapy has created a matrix of pluralistic approaches to help clinicians better understand and treat patients whose internal worlds have become compromised and distressed. To this end, the Extended Study Series will address touchstones of contemporary analytic thought.

Under the guidance of five experienced psychoanalysts, we will consider the balance/imbalance between Object Relations Theory, Relational Theory, and Field Theory. We will learn about mentalization-based therapy—an evidence-based psychodynamic approach rooted in the field of developmental research with origins in psychoanalysis and attachment theory. We will look at a case that attends to the “primitive” terrain of young children. We will seek to answer the question: how do we develop our capacity to do the transformational work of making deep and vital connections with patients while being pulled into acting as impersonal therapists by the anxieties of the emotional field? And, finally, we will explore the concept of One-Person versus Two-Person psychologies. Are these two coins, two side of the same coin, or is it a Mobius strip?

September 12th, 2018 10:00 AM
Fireside Room::Menlo College
1000 El Camino Real
Atherton, CA 94027
United States
Single Payment
Non-member $ 1,600.00
PINC Member $ 1,550.00
Installments (1 of 3)
First payment - non-member $ 600.00
First payment - member $ 550.00