What is Psychoanalysis?
 It is a treatment for problems that happen in life. One of the goals of this treatment is to help patients know themselves well so they can make conscious decisions about how to live their lives
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Next Upcoming Event

G Michael Kampschaefer, PsyD, ABPP

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Confronting Freud’s Primeval Dragons in Therapy and Analysis

Mike will be presenting a semi-final draft of a paper he has (finally) written summarizing his thinking about the "preconditions for conflict" that mediate the relationship between trauma and intrapsychic conflict in all people. Through the lens of contemporary, Nobel prize winning work by Tversky and Kahneman, this paper elaborates several specific primitive and phylogenetically transmitted "fallacies of the mind" which predispose us toward anxiety and depression-generating unconscious conflict in childhood. The presentation will use these "fallacies" as a lens through which to examine a case from what analyst Jaine Darwin has termed the "relational canon" (Hoffman's case of "Ken"). The goal is to make the essence of the Freud-Brenner Conflict Model (with it's goal of relative mastery) more comprehensible and useful with contemporary relational sensibilities. Time will be allowed for extensive audience discussion of both theoretical and case material.

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Joyce Slochower

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Sexual Boundary Violations

Dr. Slochower, who is from New York, has published over 90 articles on various aspects of psychoanalytic theory and technique. She is also the author of two books, “Holding and Psychoanalysis: A Relational Perspective” and “Psychoanalytic Collisions”.

This seminar will qualify for ethics CEUs.

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Stephen Miller

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Mutual Regulatory Function in Couples: Implications for Psychoanalytically -Informed Therapy

Stephen Miller will present his published paper “Mutual Regulatory Function in Couples: Implications for Psychoanalytically -Informed Therapy". His presentation will demonstrate how couples unconsciously co-construct, regulate, and maintain both their own and their partner’s role in the relationship. A case study and treatment implications will be discussed. Recognition of Dr. Miller’s work is seen in that he will be presenting this paper at the International Psychoanalytic Association’s couples therapy conference in San Francisco this February. Dr. Miller actively participates in OSPS activities through his participation as faculty in our Foundation classes.

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