Upcoming Courses & Events
Engage in great conversation while we sip affordable, delicious happy hour drinks and munch on tasty bites. Join us on the outdoor patio, which features lights and a giant redwood tree, as we talk about graduate and professional life. This is a great opportunity to unwind after your day and start spring off right with your colleagues. The Double Standard is conveniently located in downtown Oakland, just steps from the 19th Street BART station.
What might the oceanic feeling have to do with music? One answer is that Freud claimed to feel neither of them, a biographical detail that is often attributed to his anxiety about undifferentiation, a fear of sameness, literal homophobia. This program resumes a Freudian voyage potentiated by his sea-change theory of sexuality using contemporary cultural objects including William Finnegan’s surfing memoir, Barbarian Days; John Luther Adams’ environmentalist composition for orchestra, “Become Ocean”; and Frank Ocean’s Blonde trilogy to explore and contrast the erotics of identification (based on shared experience) with sexual complementarity (based on difference) through the work of Adam Phillips, Harold Boris, Leo Bersani, and Jean Laplanche.
This course has been cancelled.
Psychoanalysis began as a technique for freeing up blockages in desire that Freud thought created neurosis. In this class, we will take a fresh look at Oedipal dynamics in an effort to understand how the inhibition or liberation of desire works to either free the mind and its development, or constrict it. Through this study, I hope students will gain an understanding as to why the Oedipal Complex remains of central value both theoretically and clinically.
Due to the frenetic pace of agency work in community mental health, finding time for self-care and building professional connections, among other things, can be hard! The social mixers intend to address both needs by providing a culturally engaging social event where folks who do similar work across different agencies can get together to build connections in a relaxing and fun way.