So what do I say…!!!? (Making Analytic Interpretations)

May 18, 2019, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

How do you talk to a patient in a way that touches her unconscious heart and nurtures her mind?

This class covers basic concepts and practices to help you speak analytic interpretations, privileging a Kleinian/Bionian/Winnicottian/Infant Observation perspective.

We begin with an illustrative clinical vignette to orient us to the analytic field.

Then attendees can share a bit from a confusing, difficult clinical session. Together we will listen to transference/countertransference feelings to discern underlying projective and introjective Identifications coming from the patient's deepest anxieties and unconscious phantasies. In this transitional space we will try to discover the words that connect us to the "baby" in the patient and vitalize the analytic dyad.

Prior training and experience are not essential for this class. Come as you are. Beginners are welcome. All you really need to bring are your passion, curiosity and a clinical dilemma. Together we’ll see how far we can go!

Learning Objectives
After attending this course, participants should be able to:

  • Describe sources of anxiety that make formulating and speaking interpretations difficult
  • Understand when to use client-centered versus patient-centered interpretations
  • Explain how genetic interpretations are less effective than you-and-me, here-and-now interpretations
  • Describe three ways silence can be more effective than speaking (e.g., “Presencing,” Witnessing)
  • Understand the temptation to speak too much
  • Better utilize one’s countertransference in formulating interpretations

Glenn Mowbray, PsyD, is a former radio host, popular speaker, and faculty member in the Adult Psychoanalytic and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Programs at the New Center for Psychoanalysis in LA, where he teaches Klein, Bion, Infant Observation, and Clinical Case Conference. He teaches fourth-year psychiatry residents at UCLA and also teaches at the Newport Psychoanalytic Institute and the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. He teaches, consults and practices psychoanalysis internationally over Zoom with Chinese psychotherapists and CAPA students. He has chaired presentations of papers and presented his clinical cases at International Bion and Frances Tustin Conferences, at the 1st International Iranian Congress on Psychoanalysis, and at the 6th China Conference on Psychoanalysis in Shanghai. He is the 2013 recipient of the Elyn R. Saks Scholarship for research into schizophrenia and other psychotic states. Dr. Mowbray maintains private practices in Beverly Hills, Long Beach, and Newport Beach, where he helps high-risk, post-hospital/residential/rehab patients move forward with their lives in an intensive outpatient psychoanalytic holding environment.

Saturday, May 18, 2019 – 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM – 3 CE Credits

$55 Pre-registration, $65 at the door, $30 Student Rate

Target Audience: This conference will be informative for mental health clinicians from all disciplines at every level of development and students as well.


IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of ths CME/CE program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

PHYSICIANS: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the New Center for Psychoanalysis. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for the maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  

PSYCHOLOGISTS: The New Center for Psychoanalysis is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. New Center for Psychoanalysis maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Full attendance is required for psychologists to receive credit; partial credit may not be awarded based on APA guidelines. For the psychologists’ records, certificates of attendance are provided at the completion of the course.  


The New Center for Psychoanalysis is a continuing education provider that has been approved by the American Psychological Association, a California Board of Behavioral Sciences recognized approval agency. 

REGISTERED NURSES: The New Center for Psychoanalysis is an accredited provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider #CEP1112). Registered Nurses may claim only the actual number of hours spent in the educational activity for credit.