Upcoming Courses & Events
One of the cornerstones of psychoanalytic theory is the idea of the unconscious, but just what this means can be elusive. This course will review major psychoanalytic theories of the unconscious, including those of Freud, Klein, Bion, and Matte Blanco. We will discuss the role of the unconscious in object relations and developmental theories as well as consider the unconscious in light of contemporary explorations in consciousness.
NCSPP’s Pre-licensed Clinicians Committee invites you to the 20th in a series of conversations with senior clinicians in the field of depth psychology. Join your colleagues for a stimulating evening of food, wine, and conversation with Dr. Fernando Castrillon, a candidate psychoanalyst with the Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis in Berkeley. Dr. Castrillon’s research interests include the production of subjectivity, ecopsychology, and poststructuralist social/cultural theory.
This presentation will include a roundtable discussion on how some of the same factors that influence interpersonal exchanges also promote change and collaboration in decision-making, from psychoanalytic theory to ideas found in leadership and negotiation. For example, first impressions play a role in shaping initial dialogue in both psychotherapy and policy negotiation.