Tue, Sep 25, 2018 to Tue, Oct 30, 2018
7:30 - 9:00 pm
Israel Katz, M.D.
CE Credits: 
Participant Limit: 

$315 General Public
$225 Full Members
$200 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 11, 2018
NCSPP offers online course registration and payment using PayPal, the Internet’s most trusted payment processor. All major credit cards, as well as checking account debit payments, are accepted.


Six Dialogues on Freud and the Sexual

Course Overview: 

The goal of this course is to introduce students to the theoretical and clinical relevance of Freud’s notion of infantile sexuality, which remains revolutionary and radical even after more than a hundred years. We start with the second of Freud’s Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality, where he discusses sexuality in infancy and childhood. We will read a new English translation of Freud’s 1905 original German text of a “non-Oedipal” and potentially non-heteronormative psychoanalysis, along with Strachey’s translation that incorporates Freud’s later editions and rewritings. We will then discuss the manifestations of the sexual in the clinical situation, including the des­tinies/fates of the sexual drive, erogenous zones, the object, and the transference, with a consideration of sexual stages and afterwardsness (après-coup). We will focus on specific basic concepts and their usefulness in our everyday clinical work, with ample room for discussion.

Course Objectives: 
  • Participants will be able to explain Freud’s concept of infantile sexuality.
  • Participants will be able to describe central themes for each of the psychosexual stages in Freud’s work.
  • Participants will identify and discuss an example of oral conflicts in the clinical situation.
  • Participants will assess the importance of issues related to the anal stage in clinical work.
  • Participants will discuss at least three of the historical and contemporary influences which have contributed to the changes in our current understanding of psychosexuality.
  • Participants will prepare a discussion of the most relevant aspects of Freud’s theory of psychosexual stages and how it can be incorporated in contemporary clinical work.
Empirical Reference: 
Wallerstein, R. S. (2006). The relevance of Freud's psychoanalysis in the 21st century: Its science and its research. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 23(2), 302-326.

Israel Katz, M.D., is a member and faculty at SFCP. He has taught on Freud and psychoanalysis in France, Spain, and Latin America and, more locally, at SFCP, NCSPP, and Access Institute. Dr. Katz has a private practice in psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, and psychiatry in San Francisco.

Target Audience & Level: 

This intermediate class is for clinicians with some basic understanding of and appreciation for psychoanalytic theory. It will focus on theoretical models as well as clinical implications.

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 Cameron Murphey at or 425-652-2673.

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