Using Winnicott Today: D.W.W. On Play and Gender | 04/14/2018

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Lesley Caldwell
Editor of the Collected Works of D.W. Winnicott

April 14, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

This Course is Approved for 6 CE/CME’s

Course will be held at:
UCLA Faculty Center
480 Charles E. Young Drive East
Los Angeles, CA  90095

Study Groups Available
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The writings of D.W. Winnicott remain elusive, fresh, and clinically relevant for psychoanalysis today.  Join us as we spend the day reflecting on Winnicott’s concept of play as well as how we can use Winnicott to think about gender, sexuality, and being in our time with Dr. Lesley Caldwell, Winnicott scholar, editor, and professor of psychoanalysis at University College London (UCL).  In the morning, she will discuss a new paper titled: “Play and Playing: A Fundamental of Life Inside and Outside the Consulting Room.” In the afternoon, she will discuss Winnicott’s thoughts on gender and sexuality in “Using Winnicott Now: Gender, Sexuality, and Being.” The afternoon will conclude with an open conversation with Alan Spivak, Michael Diamond, and Pam Dirham on using Winnicott today.   We imagine this workshop as an open exploration of Winnicott’s ideas in today’s clinical environment, and to prepare ourselves, we encourage everyone attending to read and reflect on Winnicott’s work on playing and reality. Specific readings will be available to those who sign up for the workshop. Study groups will also be available for workshop participants. More information available in a separate email.


8:30 to 9:00 Registration

9:00 to 9:10 Introduction

9:10 to 10:45 “Play and Playing”

10:45 to 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 to 12:00 Discussion

12:00 to 1:00 Lunch (provided)

1:00 to 2:30 “Using Winnicott Now:  Gender, Sexuality, Being”

2:30 to 2:45 Coffee

2:45 to 4:00 Panel Discussion with Alan Spivak, Michael Diamond, Pam Dirham


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

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


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:

  • Understand the importance of play in the patient’s life and treatment.
  • Facilitate playfulness in the therapeutic setting as a means to decrease anxiety and increase emotional flexibility.
  • Apply Winnicott’s ideas about gender and sexuality to current psychoanalytic thinking on these topics.
  • Become more sensitive to gender fluidity in our patients.


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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