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May 2019

Lecture | Event
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
The David Brower Center, East Bay

This presentation is designed to describe the multiple factors in the marginalization of Black youth, including a failure in society’s mentalization of Black boys, a phenomenon most often reflected in the denial of their developmental period of “boyhood.” Thus, rather than an image of Black boys as vulnerable and at risk, a mentalized social image of what has been described as “a denigrated self-image” is perpetuated. The research documenting the need for this presentation grew out of “The Brotherman Study,” a project that interviewed 40 lower- to upper-middle-class Black boys and their parents to give credence to their voices and individual needs. This course is designed for all mental health professionals, from beginning to advanced levels. It is geared towards clinicians who wish to further their knowledge and expand their skill base in psychodynamic clinical work with Black boys.

June 2019

Salon | Social Event
7:00 - 9:00 pm
WestCoast Children's Clinic, East Bay

NCSPP’s Pre-licensed Clinicians Committee invites you to the 24th in a series of conversations with experienced clinicians in the field of depth psychology. Join your colleagues for an evening of food, wine, and timely discussion with Dr. Francisco González about Social/Community Psychoanalysis, which not only has links to questions of culture, race, ethnicity, and identity, but also opens the larger question of what we understand psychoanalysis itself to be.

September 2019

Intensive Study Group
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
St. Clement's Church, East Bay

This year-long study course will take up various conceptualizations of the body in psychoanalysis. Therapists from a range of theoretical backgrounds will use contemporary texts, contemporary artists, and writings to explore the psychological development of body-mind. The body that is born, the body that registers pain and trauma, the body that heals, and the body that dies, and the territories in between.