2018 - 2019 East Bay Yearlong Program

Susan Yamaguchi, LCSW and Lara Weyland, PhD, Co-Chairs
Diana Fuery, PhD and David Socholitzky, Committee Members

THERAPEUTIC ACTION:
CONTEMPORARY THINKING ABOUT WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO

“…the soul of analytic technique is to free analyst and patient from the normal social constraints and so favor development of the inner world.” Neville Symington, 1983

What do we mean by therapeutic action and what are the theoretical constructs and clinical applications that help us deepen our clinical work? Freud’s psychoanalysis was a “one-person psychology” that privileged the patient’s insight delivered through the authority of the analyst. His belief that “cure,” achieved through the uncovering of early unconscious repressed experiences, would “free” the patient from earlier developmental stages of fixation. As ideas developed by Klein and her followers, Bion and the British Middle School concerning “what worked’ evolved, an exploration of what happens in and between the minds of the patient and analyst became critical to understanding analytic process. Contemporary analytic thinkers consider affective relatedness crucial for therapeutic growth, as it is analyst’s receptivity, openness, and ability to interpret unconscious processes that facilitates therapeutic action.

Dates: Fridays, September 7, 2018 - May 24, 2019
Time: 12:00noon - 01:30pm
Location: The Dream Institute
1672 University Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94703
Program Fee: $ 1,300.00
Class Size: Registration will be limited to 8 participants.

More information will be available shortly.

A BRIEF REVIEW OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF INTERACTIVE THEORIES OF THERAPEUTIC ACTION

David Socholitzky, PhD and Susan Yamaguchi, LCSW
Fridays, September 7, 14, 21, 2018

THERAPEUTIC ACTION AND INTERACTION

Jeanne C. Harasemovitch, LCSW
Fridays, September 28; October 5, 12, 19, 26, 2018

THE CAPACITY TO PLAY

Kirsten Beuthin, LMFT
Fridys, November 2, 9, 16, 30; December 7, 2018

EXAMINING THEORY IN PRACTICE AND DEVELOPING THEORY FROM PRACTICE: A DIDACTIC CASE CONFERENCE

David Socholitzky, PhD and Susan Yamaguchi, LCSW
Fridays, December 14, 2018; January 4, 11, 18, 2019

PATHOLOGICAL ORGANIZATION: HISTORY OF THE CONCEPT AND ITS USEFULNESS IN CLINICAL WORK

Helen Schoenhals Hart, Dr. med
Fridays, February 1, 8, 15, 22, 2019

BION AND PSYCHE SOMA. AN EXPLORATION OF THE LINK BETWEEN PHYSICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT: THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SEEING AND KNOWING IN BION’S “THE IMAGINARY TWIN”

Georgine Marrott, PhD
Fridays, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 2019

EXAMINING THEORY IN PRACTICE AND DEVELOPING THEORY FROM PRACTICE: A DIDACTIC CASE CONFERENCE

David Socholitzky, PhD and Susan Yamaguchi, LCSW
Fridays, April 5, 12, 19, 26, 2019

TRANSFERENCE AND COUNTERTRANSFERENCE AS A MEDIUM FOR THERAPEUTIC ACTION

Robert Bartner, PhD
Fridays, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 2019

Eligibility

This program is designed for psychotherapists seeking further education in psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Participants in treatment with one of the instructors should inquire about the opportunity to take a comparable course in one of the other programs.

If you have any questions about your level of preparation, please contact either of the East Bay Extension Division Yearlong Co-Chairs, Susan Yamaguchi, LCSW, at 650-303-4424 or Lara Weyland, PhD, at 510-531-5354.

* A small number of participants with academic or artistic backgrounds may apply to the seminar series with permission of the Chair of the SFCP Extension Division. The Chair will consider these applications case-by-case and offer participation as space allows. In addition, anyone participating must meet with the Chair to discuss confidentiality rules concerning clinical material and sign an agreement to uphold confidentiality.