Peninsula Psychoanlaytic Student Seminar: Analytic Listening, Analytic Thinking, and Analytic Speech

Peninsula Psychoanalytic Student Seminars 2013 - 2014

SFCP offers these student seminars as a community service intended to supplement local training with psychoanalytic clinical instruction.  The courses are offered free of charge to psychiatry residents and fellows, and to pre-doctoral and post-doctoral psychology, clinical social work, and MFT interns.  All courses are offered Thursday evenings, 6:30 to 8:00PM.  To register, please email Aaron Chow at  If you would like more information about these seminars, please call Michael Loughran, Ph.D., Peninsula Chair of Student Outreach, at (650) 323-3049.  Once you register, you will be called a week prior to class to coordinate getting the readings.  The seminars below will meet at Stanford in the Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Building at 401 Quarry Road in Room 1211 (first floor).

Title: Analytic Listening, Analytic Thinking, and Analytic Speech
Dates: Thursdays, February 6, 13, 20, 27, 2014
Time: 06:30pm - 08:00pm
Instructor: Lynn Alexander, Psy.D.
Location: Stanford's Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Building, Room 1211
401 Quarry Road
Stanford, CA 94304
Cost: Free
To Register: Please email Aaron Chow at

What defines analytic listening and distinguishes it from any other kind of psychotherapy is that it attempts to listen to the unconscious.  In this class we will look at a variety of examples of analytic listening, and how it differs from ordinary listening.  Analytic thinking and analytic speech are also unique to the analytic process because the analyst is constantly attempting to think about, understand, and communicate that understanding through interpretation of something of what is being unconsciously, rather than consciously, communicated.

Lynn Alexander, Psy.D., Member, Faculty and Personal and Supervising Analyst, PINC; Faculty, NCSPP and Palo Alto Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program; Private Practice, Palo Alto.

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