SBCPS Extended Study Series on Trauma in Psychoanalysis

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Human Psyche Under Attack: Intrusion or Incursions in the Human Mind

The South Bay Community for Psychoanalytic Study, in collaboration with the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern CA (PINC) is pleased to announce its 2019-2020 Extended Study Series, Human Psyche Under Attack: Intrusion or Incursions in the Human Mind.

Wednesdays 10 am - 11:30 pm, Sept. 25, 2019 - April 15, 2020

flyerIn our analytic field, we must listen to and be the receptor of the patient’s dissociated and unformulated experience. To do this, we must be equipped with knowledge of the many aspects of trauma including neurological, historical transmission, contemporary relational trauma, witnessing, or early infant and childhood experiences. This year the South Bay/PINC Study Series will study the place of trauma in psychoanalysis. We will begin with the neuropsychology of trauma, revealing its impact on the brain, then explore specialized treatment techniques. We will peer into the rumble between Ferenczi and Freud given their oppositional positions regarding the origins of trauma and the resulting impact of analyst on patient. We will review psychoanalytic studies concerning the impact of trauma on second and third generations, that began to proliferate in the 1970’s after many years of silence. Studies suggest that pathological symptoms originate from wounds, scares, historical gaps and dissociative states which are passed, unconsciously, from one generation to the other. We will become acquainted with the work of important contributors to the study of trans-generational transmission of familial and social trauma. Trauma can be depicted in film by evoking the experience of dissociation and integration. We will view three films as a medium to capture psychic reality and the reclamation of memory in powerful aesthetic ways. We will discuss how unformulated experiences (D. Stern) and the “not-me” aspects of self (Bromberg) become integrated in the analytic relationship through dreams, archetypal images, enactments and review of past experiences. And finally, clinical material will be presented to illustrate how dissociation cloisters away assets to personality as well as aspects of trauma.

Our faculty includes Denni Liebowitz, LCSW, Era A. Loewenstein, Ph.D., Teresa Bailey, Ph.D., Orit Atzmon, Ph.D. and Katherine Olivetti, M.A., MSW. Our Series will be held at Menlo College, 1000 El Camino Real, Atherton. Classes will be 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. We begin September 25 and extend through April 15th. Costs will be $1600 for general public, $1550 for PINC members and $1500 for students. We welcome all clinicians who have an interest in psychoanalytic psychotherapy. We look forward to new faces and will enjoy gathering with those of you have have joined with us in the past.

Note: there is an opening event on September 14. It has a separate, open registration. Yearlong study series registrants need not register separately. See for details.

September 25th, 2019 12:00 AM   through   April 15th, 2020 12:00 AM
Fireside Room::Menlo College
1000 El Camino Real
Atherton, CA 94027
United States
Event Fee(s)
Single Payment
Non-member $ 1,120.00
PINC Member $ 1,085.00
Student or PINC Candidate $ 1,050.00
Installments (1 of 3)
First payment - non-member $ 420.00
First payment - member $ 385.00
First Payment - student $ 350.00
Installment (2 of 3) $ 350.00
Installment (3 of 3) $ 350.00