The Analyst’s Mind: A Clinical Seminar on Creating, Maintaining, and Recovering the Essential Mindset


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Michael J. Diamond, Ph.D.
LAISPS Training Analyst

2 SATURDAY’S, OCTOBER 14 & 21, 2017
10:30am – 1:00am

12011 San Vicente Blvd., #520
Los Angeles, CA 90049

This Course is Approved for 5.0 CEU’s

Elizabeth E. Berlese, Ph.D.
Extension Program Chair


In asking thequestion, “what kind of mind isnecessary for theanalyst tobea skillful guideand hardy co-explorer of
thepatient’spsychiclife?,” it isnecessary toaddresstheinherent tension required in order totolerateuncertainty,
paradox, and theuneasinessof livingwith patientsin a transition zonebetween historical reality and psychictruth.
Theanalyst’smindsetshapestheanalyticatmosphereand becomesan essential pathway toward understanding
thepatient. Moreover, thereisa long tradition indeed behind theidea that theanalyst usesher/hismind in
particular ways-‘listeningwith thethird ear’ -in order toachieveanalyticunderstanding. This clinically oriented
courseexploresthenatureand development of thetherapist’s”analyticmind” by considering thespecificpsychic
activitiesrequired tounderstand thepatient’sunconsciousmental life-including thecreation of inner receptive
(potential) space, takingmind asobject, and restoring theinternal analyticsetting, aswell asallowing for one’s
own regression, intenseaffect and bearing uncertainty. Clinical material will beused throughout toillustrate


Upon completion of this program participants will be able to:

  • Describehow theanalytictherapist can createa useful model of thepatient and the
    transference/countertransferencefield in order toformulatesuccessful interventions.
    Identify four tosix mental capabilitiesrequired in order tocreatean internal receptivity tounconscious
    communication in theanalyticdyad.
    Identify stepstomaking use of unconscious, often non-verbal communicationswithin thetherapeuticdyad by
    meansof interpretiveand containing interventions.
    Differentiatebetween countertransferenceand thetherapeuticutilization of thetherapist’ssubjective
    reactionsthat facilitateunderstanding thepatient, including thecreation and maintenanceof an internal
    Demonstrateknowledgeof unconscious communication in thetherapeuticfield; theroleplayed by the
    therapist’sassociations, sensations, affects, reveries, and dreams; and theimportant distinctionsbetween
    analyticcontainment, validation, and interpretation.
    Plan successful analytically grounded interventionsthat arisefrom theexperiencesof thepatient, the
    therapist with patient, and theuniquely co-created ‘third’ in thepatient-therapist field.
    Apply analyticskillstoactual clinical material presented by the instructor and classmembersand
    demonstratetheir usagewith detailed clinical processmaterial.


Important Disclosure: None of the planners or presenters of this CME/CE program has any relevant financial relationship to disclose.

Accreditation and Credit Designation Statement

Accreditation Statement: LAISPS is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical
edu cation for physicians. LAISPS takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

Physicians: LAISPS designates this educational activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should only claim credit
commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This credit may also be applied to the CMA Certificate in Continuing Medical
Psychologists: LAISPS is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. LAISPS
maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists: LAISPS is approved by the Board of Behavioral Sciences to grant continuing education
credit to those holding LCSW and MFT licenses. (Provider #PCE311) This activity is designated for 3 credit hours.

Please Note:

  • Participants must complete an online evaluation within 2 weeks of completing this CE/CME activity in order to receive credit.
  • According to APA guidelines, CE credit can only be awarded to psychologists for full attendance

Additional information


October 14 & 21, 2017 (enrollment closes Thursday, October 12, 2017)


10:30am – 1:00pm


Approved CEU's