Mon, Sep 21, 2015 to Mon, Oct 26, 2015
7:30 - 9:00 pm

St. Clement's Episcopal Church

2837 Claremont Boulevard
Berkeley, CA 94705
Margo Chapin, MFT
CE Credits: 
Participant Limit: 

$315 General Public
$225 Full Members
$198 CMH Members
$180 Associate Members
$135 Student Members
$135 Scholarship (prior approval required to register at this fee)

Tuition listed above is for early registration ($40 discount off full fee, $15 discount for NCSPP Student Members). For registrations received after the deadline, full tuition will be applied to all registrations.

Tuition does not include the cost of readers.

Early Registration Deadline: 
September 07, 2015

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Advanced Klein (Clinical Klein)

Course Overview: 

This six-week course is the second in our two-course series, “An Introduction to Melanie Klein.” In this course, we will deepen our understanding of contemporary Kleinian theory and technique by closely studying two clinically oriented papers. During the first three weeks of the course, we will study a paper showing an example of clinical work with a child. In the second half of the course, we will discuss a paper that focuses on clinical work with an adult patient. As we study the clinical material in these two papers, we will consider how the therapist listens to the patient’s material, making sense of the transference, counter-transference, and unconscious phantasies. We will use the clinical material in the two case examples to consider the relationship between theory and technique. At the end of the course, we will consider how we might use the ideas that we have learned in the course to understand our current work with our patients.

(Note: This course is a follow-up to the previous Klein course held in the spring. Previous participants are encouraged to continue their study. However, this course is also open to all interested. Some familiarity with Klein is preferred.) 

Course Objectives: 

After completing this six-week course, participants will be able to:

  • Define what Melanie Klein means by the infant envying the mother.
  • Define what Melanie Klein means by the term 'internal object'.
  • Explain why greed is destructive.
  • Differentiate Melanie Klein's notion of true repair from manic repair.
  • Provide one reason why splitting is important.
  • Name one aspect of the mourning process.
  • Describe one problem with envy.
  • Describe Melanie Klein's notion of the primal scene.

Margo Chapin, MFT, is a faculty member of SFCP and a psychoanalyst practicing in Oakland. She teaches widely in the Bay Area and leads private training groups for clinicians.

Target Audience & Level: 

This course is for clinicians with some previous exposure to Klein’s theories and/or who are intermediate to advanced experience in clinical work with a background in psychoanalytic principles.

Cancellation & Refund Policies: 

Enrollees who cancel at least SEVEN DAYS prior to the event date will receive a refund minus a $35 administrative charge. No refunds will be allowed after this time.  Transfer of registrations are not allowed.

Contact Information: 

For program related questions contact or (510) 295-3588.

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.

Education Committee

The Education Committee is responsible for the development of a variety of courses and workshops given throughout the year in San Francisco and the East Bay.

Shannon Rogers, MFT, Chair
Stephanie Chen, Ph.D.
Julia Conant, Psy.D.
Morgan Lloyd, LCSW
Cameron Murphey, MFTi
Anna Zozulinsky, MS