Mindfulness and Psychoanalysis: Deepening The Conversation | 5/19/2018

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Marjorie Schuman, Ph.D.

Saturday, May 19, 2018
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

UCLA Covel Commons
(Parking off Sunset Blvd., in Sunset Village)

This Course is Approved for 3 CE/CME’s


The overlapping surfaces of Buddhism and psychoanalysis have been examined by psychoanalytic thinkers for more than half a century.  Given the centrality of ‘mindfulness’ in today’s cultural narrative, a clear understanding the role of mindful awareness in the clinical encounter is more relevant than ever.  The method of “Inquiring Deeply” presented in this workshop borrows the methods of deep inquiry and investigation from mindfulness practice in order to unpack and amplify subjective experience.

This scientific meeting will present a therapeutic framework which blends relational psychoanalysis and Buddhism wisdom into a single frame.  While the focus of analytic inquiry remains the ‘relational field’, contemplative awareness deepens the experience of intimacy in the therapeutic encounter and privileges the felt sense of the emergent relational moment.  The conceptual framework will be illustrated with clinical vignettes.


Marjorie Schuman, Ph.D.  is a licensed clinical psychologist and certified psychoanalyst specializing in mindfulness-informed psychodynamic/relational psychotherapy. Currently in private practice in Santa Barbara, Dr. Schuman is also faculty of the Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies and teaches at Pacifica Graduate Institute.  Dr. Schuman is the author of Mindfulness-Informed Relational Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis: Inquiring Deeply (Routledge Press, 2017.


12:30 to 1:00 Registration

1:00 to 1:10 Introduction

1:10 to 2:30   “Mindfulness-Informed Psychotherapy:  Inquiring Deeply”

2:30 to 2:45 Coffee Break

2:45 to 3:15 “Buddhist Contemplative Inquiry”

3:15 to 4:00 “Relational Inquiry”


Chair: Thomas P. Helscher, Ph.D., FIPA
Claudia Eskenazi, Ph.D.
Sandra Wilder-Padilla, Ph.D., FIPA
David Hayes, MFT


This program meets the needs of all mental health professionals, including psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, psychologists, social workers, and marriage and family therapists.


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

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