Upcoming Courses & Events
The centerpiece of this two-meeting course will be the viewing and analysis of a video of a supervision session conducted by Dr. Sarnat and videotaped at the American Psychological Association’s film studio. (Relational Psychodynamic Supervision, APA, 2016).
In the first meeting, we will view the video, tracking the supervisor's struggles as she tries to “teach” the supervisee, but with limited supervisee learning taking place.
In the second meeting, we will discuss selected chapters from Dr. Sarnat’s most recent book, Supervision Essentials for Psychodynamic Psychotherapies (APA, 2016).
Welcome spring with the PLC’s biannual happy hour event! Join us for drinks and appetizers, now that we have settled into the academic/professional year! This is a great chance to meet and mingle with a community of friends and colleagues in various stages of their careers to talk about classes, internships, professional life, and whatever else piques your interest!
This event will consider how analytic practice can be affected by thinking about infants and children, asking how (and whether) we can talk about babies and patients in the same breath. Video illustrations will be included, and case material will be considered. The presentation will bring together what remains vital in the classical psychoanalytic traditions with the emerging Intersubjectivist-Relational sensibility, including new findings in the areas of attachment, infant-parent interaction research, developmental neuroscience, trauma, and the like.
Join the PLC and Dr. Mali Mann for a screening and discussion of the 2017 Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language Film, The Salesman, which follows an Iranian couple whose lives are thrown into turmoil by an act of sexual violence. Throughout the aftermath, themes of compassion and revenge intersect. Persian refreshments will be offered.
Psychoanalytic psychology both pathologizes and remains open-minded about the uses of technology. Patients’ use of technology as a form of communication in their worlds — as well as a way of showing/telling the therapist aspects of their lives — is now commonplace as technology rapidly continues to impact society and therapeutic spaces. This course will reconsider theory and technique regarding the analytic frame in a technologically saturated world.