Neuropsychoanalysis – Foundations of the Self

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Foundations of the Self: A Neuropsychoanalytic Perspective

Margaret Zellner, PhD

Monthly, Friday Jan 17 to Friday Jun 5, 11:45 AM–1:15 PM

flyerThis tele-seminar with Dr. Maggie Zellner will focus on the development of the embodied, emotional sense of self. We will read the work of Katerina Fotopoulou and Manos Tsakiris. It is their contention that the core self is relational and formed initially in the attachment relationship. We will discuss the implications of their work for psychoanalytic theory, and read commentaries from analytic theorists like Peter Fonagy and Mark Solms. NOTE: This class will be held at an office near Rockridge BART. For those unable to attend in person, there will be room for four people to attend by ZOOM. Dr Zellner will attend the first class in person.

Dates: Jan 17, Feb 7, Mar 6, Apr 3, May 1, Jun 5

After taking this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the neural circuitry of attachment processes
  2. Explain the phenomenological (1st person) and social cognitive (3rd person) theories of the self
  3. Describe and evaluate Fotopoulou’s 2nd person, embodied self
  4. Describe the neural processes associated with embodied cognition and fantasy
  5. Evaluate evidence for genetics vs experience in the constitution of the self
  6. Develop clinical hypotheses about self-related deficits in various psychopathologies
  7. Describe the contributions of prior experience to predictions of current self-other interactions
  8. Develop clinical hypotheses about self-related process during life transitions
  9. Integrate data on the neurochemistry involved with self-related processes and their implications for treatment

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The Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California (PINC) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PINC maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course meets the qualifications for Continuing Education Credit(s) for PhDs, MFTs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

January 17th, 2020 11:45 AM
Private office in Oakland
United States
Event Fee(s)
Seminar (onsite) $ 345.00
Seminar (offsite) $ 345.00
CE Credits (9) $ 75.00