Mindfulness Meets Psychoanalysis: Inquiring Deeply About “SELF” | 10/13/2018


Class size will be limited.
Enrollment closes Thursday, October 11, 2018.
No refunds after class begins.

NON-STUDENT (Licensed): $65

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SKU: 18-1013/Schuman Category:


Marjorie Schuman, Ph.D.

Saturday, October 13, 2018
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Office of Dr. Elizabeth Berlese
22 W. Micheltorena Street, Suite A
Santa Barbara, CA  93101

This Course is Approved for 3 CE/CME’s

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


Conceptual clarity about “the self” is essential to our understanding of the process of psychotherapeutic change.    Once the complex meanings of “self” have been appropriately unpacked, it becomes clear how and why mindfulness meditation may enhance psychodynamic work.

This brief course will first clarify the use of theoretical language.  The various meanings of self will be considered, beginning with the psychological self as an overarching category, and delineating the three primary aspects of self-experience:  regulation of affect, sense of agency, and continuity of experience. Within this functional framework, subjectivity will then be described in a way that clarifies the similarities and differences between psychoanalytic and Buddhist views of self.  The contemplative method of inquiry and its applications in psychotherapy will be described.

Target Audience

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


Upon completion of this activity participants should be able to:

  • Delineate the important subjective features of self experience.
  • Describe the importance of self-reflective awareness in the development of subjectivity.
  • Define the concept of the mind-object and its significance for understanding process of mindfulness meditation.
  • List several ways in which mindfulness meditation can facilitate psychodynamic work.


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 education 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 Education.
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: The Board of Behavioral Sciences no longer approves CE providers. However, LAISPS is approved by the APA to provide CE hours and the BBS will accept these hours for CE credit.

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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