Skin Deep: Unconscious Dynamics Expressed Through The Surface Of The Body | 2/24/2018


Class size will be limited.
Enrollment closes Thursday, February 22, 2018.
No refunds after class begins.

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Karen Beard, Ph.D.

February 24, 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 3 CE/CME’s

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


The skin is both the boundary of the self and the subject of the other’s gaze making it the ideal canvas for the representation of unmentalized sensations and emotions.  The skin ego is the ‘living history’ of the earliest skin-to-skin relationship with the mother.  Skin disorders (eczema, hives, rashes) and body modifications (tattoos, cutting, cosmetic surgery) and their underlying meanings will be explored through clinical case material, as well as cultural references in film, literature and advertising.


Upon completion of this activity participants should be able to:

  • Be more aware of how the body speaks through skin symptoms.
  • Have a deeper understanding of potential unconscious meaning.
  • Facilitate their patients’ ability to think and feel their emotions.


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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