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Upcoming Courses & Events

Salon | Social Event
12:00 - 4:00
Golden Gate Integral Counseling Center, San Francisco

Join the PLC and Dr. Jed Sekoff for a screening and discussion of the Oscar-nominated film, Arrival, a science fiction drama exploring communication with extraterrestrial intelligence. Following the screening, Dr. Sekoff will discuss the film’s themes through a psychoanalytic lens, including “otherness” (and our response to it) and our relation to time, memory, and loss. Popcorn will be served.

Course
7:30 - 9:00 pm
St. Clement's Episcopal Church, East Bay

In this course, we will examine the unconscious defense strategies that patients employ to manage unbearable pain. We will examine the theoretical underpinnings of these strategies looking at autistic and dissociative defenses as well as feelings of deadness, the claustrum, and the work of the negative. Case material will serve as a springboard for thinking about strategies to enliven these patients in our clinical work.

Salon | Social Event
6:00 - 8:00 pm
The Double Standard, East Bay

Engage in great conversation while we sip affordable, delicious happy hour drinks and munch on tasty bites. Join us on the outdoor patio, which features lights and a giant redwood tree, as we talk about graduate and professional life. This is a great opportunity to unwind after your day and start spring off right with your colleagues. The Double Standard is conveniently located in downtown Oakland, just steps from the 19th Street BART station.

We are committed to the study of psychoanalytic psychology and to encourage its interest in Northern California's professional and general communities.

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