Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology
Salon | Social Event
Sun, Aug 13, 2017
4:00 - 6:00 pm
The Gallery @ Panorama Framing
3350 Grand Avenue
Oakland, CA 94610
Era A. Loewenstein, Ph.D.
Participant Limit: 



A Psychoanalytic Perspective

Course Overview: 

Please join the NCSPP Community Events Committee as we host a lively, open-platform style discussion at The Gallery @ Panorama Framing in Oakland. This conversation will revolve around a collection of propaganda and resistance art on display at the gallery.

Psychoanalyst Era Loewenstein will begin the discussion, outlining contemporary psychoanalytic perspectives on the totalitarian leader and his propaganda machine. The totalitarian leader is viewed as an agitator who is invested in inflaming the masses’ pain, frustration, resentment, and irrational passions and channeling them into uninhibited violence against selected groups of victims. The relationship between destructive narcissism, perversion, and the totalitarian state of mind will be highlighted. Among the issues we will explore: the unconscious pact between the totalitarian leader and his followers, and the totalitarian leader’s attack on truth, thinking, and science. The resistance art exhibited at The Gallery @ Panorama Framing is seen as exposing and critiquing Trump and his cabinet’s totalitarian methods and their propaganda tactics.

Contact Information: 

For program related questions contact Stephanie King, or Molly Merson,

For questions related to enrollment, locations, CE credit, special needs, course availability and other administrative issues contact Michele McGuinness by email or 415-496-9949.

Community Events Committee

The Community Events Committee works to create gatherings throughout the year where NCSPP members can meet and get to know one another. From social and networking events to the Annual Holiday Party, the focus is on engendering relationships and helping our membership to stay connected.

Stephanie King, Psy.D., Chair
Molly Merson, MFT, Chair
Bhavna Bharvani
Nicole Hsiang, MFT
Sohi Lachini, Psy.D.
Brooke Pomerantz, LCSW