Lecture | Event
Sat, May 6, 2017
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

The David Brower Center

2150 Alston Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
Orna Guralnik, Psy.D.
CE Credits: 
Participant Limit: 

$210 General Public
$160 Full Members
$90 CMH Members
$90 Friend of NCSPP Members
$90 Associate Members
$40 Student Members
$40 Scholarship Rate (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.

Early Registration Deadline: 
April 22, 2017

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Course Overview: 

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Course Objectives: 
  • Participants will be able to identify at least three factors that influence first impressions in psychotherapy and policy negotiation.
  • Participants will be able to describe why gender and racial stereotypes are important considerations in public policy.
  • Participants will be able to define what is meant by a critical moment and explain its possible outcomes.
  • Participants will be able to describe how public policy bridges the gap between private internal experience and collective psychology.
Empirical Reference: 

Bornstein, R.F. and Masling, J.M. (Eds). (1998). Empiricad Perspectives on the Psychoanalytic Unconscious. Washington D.C.: American Psychological Association.


Orna Guralnik, Psy.D., is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst. She is faculty at the National Institute for the Psychotherapies St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital, and the Stephen Mitchell Center; visiting scholar at PINC; co-editor of the Psychoanalytic Dialogues Blog; and associate editor of Psychoanalytic Dialogues and Studies in Gender & Sexuality. Dr. Guralnik co-founded the Center for the Study of Dissociation and Depersonalization at the Mount Sinai Medical School and publishes on the topics of dissociation, depersonalization, and culture.

Target Audience & Level: 

This event is open to all mental health practitioners, with moderate to extensive experience with clinical work, and some background in the principles of psychoanalytic theory.

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 Garrett Howard at garretthowardmft@gmail.com or (510) 982-1280.

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.

Program Committee

The Program Committee is responsible for the Annual Lecture and for the presentation of various Scientific Meetings. The Annual Lecture is given by an internationally known analyst, while the Scientific Meetings generally feature the work of local psychoanalysts and others who are developing new ways of thinking about psychoanalysis.

Jeremy Mintz, Psy.D., Chair
Danni Biondini, MA
Danielle Dunchok, Psy.D.
Maneesh Saini, MA
Monika Telichowska, Psy.D.