Mon, Apr 1, 2013 to Mon, May 13, 2013
7:00 - 9:00 pm
St. Clement's Church
2837 Claremont Boulevard
Berkeley, CA 94705
CE Credits: 
Participant Limit: 

$210 General Public
$185 NCSPP Full Members
$160 NCSPP Associate Members
$130 NCSPP Student Members
$130 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.

Tuition does not include the cost of readers.

Early Registration Deadline: 
March 18, 2013

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Course Overview: 

Introducing A New Series:
Discovering Fundamental Principles in Psychoanalysis

This series will help participants establish a foundation to create their own clinical perspectives and develop greater confidence in their own clinical judgment. Participants may also experience new discoveries to integrate into their theoretical stance.  Read more ...


From Charcot's and Janet's ideas of hysteria as a degenerative and dissociative disorder, to Breuer and Freud's focus on repression and the discovery of the "talking cure," this class will look at and critique some of the ways early historical ideas continue to shape our current clinical thinking.

This course will focus on two pivotal historical moments in early psychoanalytic history: Freud's early focus on repression and his critical transition from a focus on early trauma to his later understanding of neurosis as being the result of a complex psychical process that demanded a more sophisticated clinical response. We will discuss fundamental psychoanalytic principles and their clinical application, using the instructor's case examples and participants' vignettes to integrate these ideas.

The class will also focus on the process of uncovering unconscious content and help participants see how their clinical focus shapes their clinical experience with the patient

Course Objectives: 
  • Participants will be able to describe the clinical implications of Freud?s focus on repression and the centrality of the pathological effects of the isolation of mental contents.
  • Participants will be able to articulate the clinical implications of Freud's shift from the seduction theory to his first topographical model of the mind. They will be able to apply the topographic model to their clinical practice.
  • Participants will be better able to differentiate uncovered, unconscious material which has a traumatic and external origin, versus material which derives from unconscious phantasy.
Target Audience & Level: 

This course is open to NCSPP Members, interns, intermediate and advanced students of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

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.

Contact Information: 

For program related questions contact Morgan Lloyd at 510-295-3588.

For questions related to enrollment, locations, CE credit, special needs, course availability and other administrative issues contact Michele McGuinness by email or 415-457-9949.