How Romantic Love Can Change A Life: A Psychoanalytic Understanding Of Love – Part I | 5/5 & 12/2018


Class size is limited. Registration closes on Thursday, May 3, 2018.

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Daniel Paul, Ph.D.
LAISPS Training Analyst

2 Saturdays
May 5 & 12, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Course will be held in the LAISPS classroom
12011 San Vicente Blvd., Suite 520
Los Angeles, CA  90049

This Course is Approved for 6 CE/CME’s

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


People’s internal difficulties in falling in love and in maintaining love relationships are among the most frequent issues faced by psychotherapists. Confronting these issues often involve the exploration of the deepest of human anxieties. This course explores the internal obstacles that prevent people from falling in love. How the experience of love realized can change a life is discussed. Romantic love versus carnal love, willful surrender versus enslavement and  masochism and the timing of love and choice of lover are addressed. Psychological points are illustrated by vignettes from Opera and film. 


Upon completion of this activity participants should be able to:

  • Fears of loss of control inherent in falling in love
  • Romantic love versus affectionate bonding
  • Carnal love versus mature sexual love
  • Willful surrender versus enslavement and masochism
  • The devouring nature of love
  • Love versus dominance
  • Characteristics of falling in love and of erotic desire
  • Determinants of the timing of love and choice of lover
  • Recovering from unhappy love
  • Determinants of lasting love


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 4 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 6 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

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