Summer Series Abroad

June 27 - July 25, 2020

Please join us this summer for a unique lecture series with internationally renowned psychoanalysts Margot Waddell, Daniel Pick, Merav Roth, and John Steiner.

Note: All lectures will be held via Zoom Conferencing. 

***Registration will close at 4:00 PM the evening before each individual lecture. No registrations are possible after this time.


Session 1: Saturday, June 27, 2020, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM PST

Margot Waddell, PhD

“The Forms of Things Unknown”: Psychoanalytic and Aesthetic Reflections on the Nature of Hope


Margot Waddell discusses the nature of creativity and the centrality of meaning in psychic and artistic life. She reflects on how artistic expression can become a vital dimension of understanding the unconscious. As a mental health professional dealing with one’s own sense of anxiety and uncertainty in this time of the pandemic, it is extremely difficult to help one’s patients sustain a feeling of hope for the future. This lecture will help the individual clinician modify his or her own anxiety as well as the anxiety and uncertainty of his or her patients.
 
Waddell's paper explores, largely through literary and clinical examples, the particularity of that quality of hope that lies at the heart of psychoanalytic thinking. To find expression for the hope that we must, as Keats put it, “feel upon the pulses,” we must, so often, explore beyond or between the words that are needed to find expression in the ordinary way. It is one that is lodged in the in-between, where, if nurtured, it can find its own unique form, just as an artist or musician finds his or her own expressive register. In the current dark days, “hope” becomes ever more important. Hope for ourselves, our work and our institutional lives.
 
The event is targeted to all mental health professionals.

Learning Objectives

As a result of attending this session, participants should be able to:

  • Describe where you would locate the experience of Hope in contemporary psychoanalytic thinking
  • Discuss Tom Stoppard’s (1999) description of poetry as “the simultaneous compression of language and extension of meaning” in relation to the unconscious

Speaker

images/Margot-Waddell.pngMargot Waddell, PhD, is a Fellow of the Institute of Psychoanalysis where she is currently the Chair of Publications. She has a background in Classics and literature and took a PhD at Cambridge on George Eliot’s novels. Dr. Waddell is a Child Analyst and worked for many years as a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist at the Tavistock Clinic, London. She is a widely published author and teaches both nationally and internationally. She has edited, and more recently, co-edits, the Tavistock Clinic Series, now numbering 52 books, since its inception in 1998. Her book Inside Lives: Psychoanalysis and the Growth of the Personality was published by Karnac in 2002, and On Adolescence: Inside Stories in June 2018, originally by Karnac and now by Routledge.

 


Session 2:  Saturday, July 11, 2020, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM PST

Daniel Pick, PhD, FIPA

Psychotic States Revisited: Reflections on Psychoanalysis, History, and Paranoia in the Age of the Virus

 
In the light of history, what evidence do we have of the effectiveness of using insights gained in psychoanalysis to help understand collective experiences, mass panics, and paranoid political styles? This program content helps us deal with the anxiety of our patients in the context of the COVID19 situation locally and globally. There will be a one-hour lecture followed by a one-hour period in which there will be questions to the presenter and an ample opportunity for discussion. The presenter has authored many books and currently holds a senior investigator award from the Welcome Trust (London) for a historical/political/psychoanalytic project at Birkbeck College. A full list of his publications, podcasts, and radio documentaries on psychoanalysis, history, and culture for the BBC can be found online.
 
The event is targeted to all mental health professionals.

Learning Objectives 

As a result of attending this session, participants should be able to:
  • Discuss ideas drawn from psychoanalysis and the human sciences about states of anxiety, madness, and group psychology 
  • Assess and compare the opportunities and difficulties of applied Freudian thought in regard to historical and political interpretation

Speaker

images/Daniel-Pick-sm.pngDaniel Pick, PhD, FIPA, is a psychoanalyst in private practice in London and a long-established teacher and researcher at London University. He is a fellow of the British Psychoanalytical Society and professor of history at Birkbeck College, University of London. His books include Svengali’s Web: The Alien Enchanter in Modern Culture (Yale UP 2000), The Pursuit of the Nazi Mind: Hitler, Hess, and the Analysts (OUP 2012), Psychoanalysis: A Very Short Introduction (OUP 2015); as co-editor, Dreams and History: The Interpretation of Dreams from Ancient Greece to Modern Psychoanalysis (Routledge 1994), and Psychoanalysis in the Age of Totalitarianism (Routledge 2015). Daniel currently holds a senior investigator award from the Welcome Trust for a team-based historical project at Birkbeck, entitled "Hidden Persuaders? Brainwashing, Culture, Clinical Knowledge and the Cold War Human Sciences c. 1950-1990." A full list of his publications as well as links to podcasts and downloads of his various radio documentaries on psychoanalysis, history, and culture for the BBC can be found at http://www.bbk.ac.uk/history/our-staff/academic-staff/professor-daniel-pick.

 


Session 3:  Saturday, July 18, 2020, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM PST

Merav Roth, PhD

A Psychoanalytic Perspective on Reading Literature


Roth discusses the unconscious processes involved in reading literature, describing how literature influences our psychological development and can even help us confront existential difficulties. In her new book A Psychoanalytic Perspective of Reading Literature, Dr. Roth listens to the "free associations" of various literary characters in numerous scenarios in which the characters are themselves reading literature, thus revealing the mysterious ways in which reading literature helps us and contributes to our development.

Roth offers an introduction both to classic literature (Poe, Proust, Sarte, Semprún, Pessoa, Agnon, and more) and to the major psychoanalytic concepts that can be used in reading it -- all described and widely explained before being used as tools for interpreting various literary illustrations. 

She shows how the dialogue between literature and psychoanalysis illuminates hitherto concealed aspects of each discipline and contributes to new insights in both fields. Psychoanalytic interpretation of those literary readers opens three main areas of consideration which enhance the reader’s experience:

  • the transference relations toward the literary characters
  • the literary work as a means to transcend the reader’s self-identity and existential boundaries
  • mobilization of internal dialectic tensions towards new integration and psychic equilibrium

The event is targeted to all mental health professionals.

Learning Objectives 

As a result of attending this session, participants should be able to:
  • Assess the transference relations of the reader towards the literary characters involved
  • Describe and discuss the personal mobilization of internal dialectic tensions towards new integration and psychic equilibrium

Speaker

images/Merav-Roth-2.pngMerav Roth, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and a training psychoanalyst at the Israeli Psychoanalytic Society. She is a researcher of Hermeneutics and Culture, focusing mainly on the interdisciplinary link of psychoanalysis and literature. Dr. Roth is the chair of the psychotherapy program at the Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, and the former chair of the interdisciplinary doctoral program in psychoanalysis there. Founder and former chair of the post graduate Klein studies at the Sackler School of Medicine, Dr. Roth has published various papers in both English and Hebrew on psychoanalysis, literature, and trauma. Her most recent book, Reading the Reader - A Psychoanalytic Perspective on Literature, was published this year (Routledge).

 


 

Session 4:  Saturday, July 25, 2020, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM PST

John Steiner, MD

Illusion, Disillusion, and Irony in Psychoanalysis 


Steiner discusses the illusions of an idealized time during infancy, its establishment, and its loss. Based on the first chapter of his new book, he uses extracts from Milton's Paradise Lost to show how this idealization is based upon the denial of the passage of time. During the course of this lecture, Dr. Steiner examines the role of idealization and omnipotence in the establishment of an analysand's defensive structures. 

The event is targeted to all mental health professionals. 

Learning Objectives 

As a result of attending this session, participants should be able to:
  • Discuss the role of idealization and omnipotence in the formation of defenses
  • Describe and discuss the traumatic effect on disillusionment on the mind

Speaker

images/John_Steiner.jpgJohn Steiner, MD, is a training analyst of the British Psychoanalytical Society, and although he has retired from clinical practice, he continues to supervise and write. He is the author of Psychic Retreats (1993), and Seeing and Being Seen (2011), and has also edited and written introductions to several books, including: The Oedipus Complex Today (1989), a collection of papers by Hanna Segal entitled Psychoanalysis, Literature and War (1997), and Essays on Herbert Rosenfeld’s Clinical Influence, entitled Rosenfeld in Retrospect (2008). Recently (2017) he has edited Melanie Klein’s Lectures on Technique, which she gave in 1936. His new book, Illusion, Disillusion and Irony in Psychoanalysis, was released last month.


IMPORTANT:

  • This is a virtual conference. There is NO in-person attendance for any of the four lectures. All will be held over Zoom Conferencing.
  • Pre-registration is required. Registration is on a first come, first served basis because of limited capacity. 
  • Registration will close at 4:00 PM on the day before each lecture. No registrations are possible after this time.
  • 8 CE credits offered (2 CE credits for each lecture).
  • Attendees must "sign" in and out at the beginning and end of the lecture to receive credit. (Instruction will be provided with the Zoom conference link & info after you register.) You will receive this information by email. Contact Ebony at ebonyt@n-c-p.org if you have questions. 
  • $250 is the flat fee for this package of four presentations. Individual tickets are $75 per event.
  • Student rates are $100 for the package of four presentations and $30 for individual tickets.
  • Date & Time of events (all times Pacific Time):
    • Session 1: Saturday, June 27, 2020, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM PST
    • Session 2: Saturday, July 11, 2020, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM PST 
    • Session 3: Saturday, July 18, 2020, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM PST
    • Session 4: Saturday, July 25, 2020, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM PST


CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT 

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of these CME/CE programs 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 number of 8 hours of 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.  

SOCIAL WORKERS, MARRIAGE and FAMILY THERAPISTS (LCSW, LMFT, ASW, IMF, LEP, LPCC, PCCI) 

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.

Schedule

Schedule
Event Date
Margot Waddell: "The Forms of Things Unknown": Psychoanalytic and Aesthetic Reflections on the Nature of Hope June 27, 2020, 9:00 - 11:00 AM
Daniel Pick: Psychotic States Revisited: Reflections on Psychoanalysis, History, and Paranoia in the Age of the Virus July 11, 2020, 9:00 - 11:00 AM
Merav Roth: A Psychoanalytic Perspective on Reading Literature July 18, 2020, 9:00 - 11:00 AM
John Steiner: Illusion, Disillusion and Irony in Psychoanalysis July 25, 2020, 9:00 - 11:00 AM

Registration

General All 4 Meetings $250.00Register now
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General Single Meeting - $75.00 per meeting (Select meeting during registration) Register now
CE/CME Credit
Student All 4 Meetings $100.00Register now
CE/CME Credit
Student Single Meeting - $30.00 per meeting (Select meeting during registration) Register now
CE/CME Credit