Partners in Thought: Working with Unformulated Experience, Dissociation, and Enactment 

NCSPP is proud to present its 23rd Annual Lecture, May 22, 2010, in San Francisco . Please join us for an invigorating day with Donnel Stern, Ph.D., and interlocutors Sam Gerson, Ph.D., and Susan Sands, Ph.D.

Curiosity is an active attitude of openness toward one's own experience, a willingness -- so thorough that it transcends conscious intentionally -- to allow our many "feelings of tendency" to fulfill them in formulated experience. Any compromise of curiosity is some variety of dissociation. Curiosity and dissociation are reciprocals of one another, two ends of a continuum. The interpersonalization of dissociation can become an enactment -- an unformulated experience. With our esteemed presenters, we will explore the significance of "witnessing" in the analytic process and the disruption to witnessing caused by dissociation and enactment. 

5/22/10 9:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m., 2300 California St, San Francisco. 
Register at www.ncssp.org