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September 2018

Intensive Study Group
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
St. Clement's Church, East Bay

Under the guidance of insightful, experienced instructors, this year’s intensive study groups will investigate theoretical approaches to the negative and practical engagements with it in the clinical setting, considering such topics as trauma, the fusion of Eros and the death drive, negative therapeutic reaction, psychic retreats, perverse modes of relating, destructive narcissism, and excessive splitting. In some sections, reading assignments will be supplemented by films or include plays that vividly illustrate course themes. We invite you to explore with us how apparent challenges to psychotherapy may vitally contribute to the process of human transformation.

7:30 - 9:00 pm
St. Clement's Church, East Bay

The goal of this course is to introduce students to the theoretical and clinical relevance of Freud’s notion of infantile sexuality, which remains revolutionary and radical even after more than a hundred years. We will focus on specific basic concepts and their usefulness in our everyday clinical work, with ample room for discussion.

October 2018

Lecture | Event
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
The David Brower Center, East Bay

Join NCSPP and PCPG for our 11th Annual Psychoanalytic Couple Psychotherapy Lecture as we host David Hewison of Tavistock Relationships. Dr. Hewison will highlight Winnicott's and Bollas’ rich contributions to psychoanalysis and elaborate his own view on how these ideas can be creatively applied to understanding couple relationships. Shawnee Cuzzillo will serve as discussant and, in the afternoon, Dr. Hewison will illustrate his innovative ideas with a couple case presentation.