Peninsula Psychoanalytic Student Seminar: The Ins and Outs of Trauma

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: The Ins and Outs of Trauma
Dates: Thursdays, January 9, 16, 23, 30
Time: 06:30pm - 08:00pm
Instructor: Shela Fisk, Ph.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

When we think of trauma, we often think of dramatic events such as accidents, wars, 9/11, and hurricanes. We wonder why some people resiliently cope with these events and others remain very traumatized? In this course, we will address these questions as we explore the dynamics of a mind coping with trauma. Clinical examples will be used to illustrate how to work with the meaning of distressing events with traumatized patients.

Shela Fisk, Ph.D., Faculty and Member, SFCP; Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Stanford University Medical School; Private Practice, Palo Alto

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