Join us this academic year for a diverse slate of psychoanalytic offerings, designed to explore new developments in analytic thinking and practice. For a significantly reduced registration fee, you can secure your place at these events, as well as help us continue to offer a dynamic and eclectic mix of speakers.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4th, 2017 | 9:00am – 4:00pm
“The Embodied Social Self” with Aikaterini Fotopoulou, University College London
In this workshop based on her extensive research at the intersection of psychoanalysis, developmental psychology, and nueropsychoanalysis, Dr. Fotopoulou will explore how even the most minimal aspects of selfhood – the feeling qualities associated with being an embodied subject – are fundamentally shaped by embodied interactions with other people in early infancy and beyond. Dr. Fotopoulou’s work is fascinating not only for its groundbreaking research into the links between body, mind, and the social world, but for its exciting clinical applications.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 20th, 2018 | 1:00pm – 4:00pm
“A Relational Psychoanalytic Approach to Couples Therapy” with Philip Ringstrom, ICP
Based on his 2014 Goethe-award winning book, Dr. Ringstrom offers his original model for doing relational psychoanalytic couples therapy which involves a grounded framework for addressing the complex psychodynamics of couples in highly practical ways. The model is based on three broad themes: 1) the actualization of self-experience in an intimate relationship; 2) the capacity for mutual recognition and 3) the relationship having a mind of its own.
SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 2018 | 9:00am – 4:00pm
“Winnicott Today” with Lesly Caldwell, Editor Of The Collected Works Of D.W. Winnicott
In this workshop, Dr. Caldwell will discuss Winnicott’s place in the psychoanalytic tradition, his ongoing importance to clinical work and theory, and her reading of Winnicott in our time. Using a clinical presentation, we will focus on the clinical application of some of Winnicott’s lesser known and understood concepts.
SATURDAY, MAY 19th, 2018 | 1:00pm – 4:00pm
“Mindfulness-Informed Relational Analysis” with Marjorie Schuman, LAISPS
Dr. Schuman works and practices at the intersection of two worlds – clinical psychoanalysis and a Buddhist practice grounded in mindfulness. In this workshop, she will share her understanding of how these two realms overlap and can inform each other, as well as deepen one’s clinical work and engagement with the world. Join us for an innovative and experiential afternoon with one of LAISPS’s own.