ISG INTRODUCTORY EVENT:
THE TERRITORY OF THE BODY:
Psychoanalytic Conceptualizations of the Psyche-Soma
In this introductory event to the yearlong intensive study groups in San Francisco and the East Bay, we will explore how to work with the territory of the body. We invite you to join our informal, dynamic conversation with Betsy Kassoff, Audrey Martin, and Tom Wooldridge. If you’re considering registering for the upcoming ISG in the fall, this introductory conversation is an opportunity to engage with thoughtful community members, enjoy a prelude to the year’s ISG, and bring your questions and comments about the topic to the instructors.
In the coming Intensive Study Groups, we will investigate theoretical approaches and practical engagements with the body in the clinical setting. Topics such as gender and culture, self-harm, sexuality, dissociation, and the language of bodily experience will be discussed.
Betsy Kassoff, Ph.D., is a psychologist and psychoanalyst in San Francisco. She provides services and teaches at a number of community mental health sites and graduate programs. Dr. Kassoff sees individuals and couples in her private practice, provides consultation, supervises, teaches, and writes on the intersection of relational psychoanalysis and the sociopolitical.
Audrey Martin, MFT, is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist in private practice in San Francisco and Berkeley, where she sees adults and adolescents. Audrey has been involved as a preschool mental health consultant, and served as the former Training Director of the Master’s Level Intern Program at the McAuley Institute, Adolescent Inpatient and Outpatient units.
Tom Wooldridge, Psy.D., ABPP, is a psychoanalyst, board-certified clinical psychologist, and associate professor at Golden Gate University. He has published two books: Understanding Anorexia Nervosa in Males and Psychoanalytic Treatment of Eating Disorders (Relational Perspectives Book Series), in addition to numerous articles on a wide range of topics. He is in private practice in Berkeley.
This intermediate course is for clinicians with moderate to extensive experience in clinical work with some background in the principles of psychoanalytic approaches.
No refunds for cancellations. Transfers of registrations are not allowed.