Upcoming Courses & Events
NCSPP and PCPG are honored to host Andrew Balfour, of the Tavistock Clinic, at this year’s 7th Annual Couple Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Event. Mr. Balfour will talk from a psychoanalytic perspective about working with couples in older age. Mr. Balfour will discuss how, for older couples negotiating this stage of life conjointly, the threat of breakdown surrounding the integrity of mental and physical functioning can present profound psychic difficulty, as well as opportunities for working through earlier problematic emotional dynamics. Drawing from his clinical work, Mr. Balfour will present a paper exploring some of the developmental challenges and opportunities in psychoanalytic work with older couples. Leslye Russell, MFT, will serve as discussant and, in the afternoon session, a local clinician will present a clinical case of a couple to Mr. Balfour.
In this course concepts such as Individuation will be explored to assist participants in understanding how the Self in relation to the ego can be the root of initiating shifts that lead to outcomes in our lives. Jung stated, based on his studies of Alchemy, that the outcome of an analysis results in both the patient and the analyst being transformed. A short film of Carl Jung will further illuminate his concepts and theoretical ideas, as will case material discussed within a Jungian frame.
The board of directors is pleased to announce the expansion of course offerings to the North Bay. We are encouraging all members who are interested in teaching for NCSPP to submit a course proposal of your area of interest and expertise.
psych‘O’analysis: explorations in truth
Thursday, October 23 – Sunday, October 26, 2014
Los Angeles, California
Wilfred Bion’s ideas and concepts shook the psychoanalytic world of his time and continue to do so today. We welcome those who are new to Bion’s ideas as well as those who have known and used these concepts for decades. Join us in October, 2014, for a rich, creative and clinically useful conference.