Transference in Action: Minefields & Opportunities

Transference in Action: Minefields & Opportunities

COURSE TITLE: Transference in Action: Minefields & Opportunities

COURSE DESCRIPTION:  

It’s one thing to know transference exists, and quite another to use it successfully. We’ll take this basic pillar of psychoanalytic thinking and view it in action. The course will cover transference as updated by contemporary relational psychoanalysis. We’ll explore ways to enhance clinical process—by using transference as a tool for understanding, and also as an opportunity to engage clients from within the transference. Through case examples, we’ll play with options for putting these concepts to use. Participants are invited to bring in case material to share.

 COURSE OBJECTIVES:

Participants will be able to:

  1. Assess the predominant transference as expressed in specific client sessions.
  2. Analyze which early figure(s) are influencing current interactions.
  3. List the difficulties therapists commonly experience with either positive or negative transferences.

INSTRUCTOR(S): Laura Caghan, PsyD, PsyD

BIO:

Dr. Laura Caghan is a psychologist (PSY19679) and psychoanalyst in private practice. She is also the President, and a faculty member, at the Newport Psychoanalytic Institute. In addition Dr. Caghan has presented at national conferences, and taught at USC and CSULB. Her clinical interests include early trauma, depression & anxiety, gender diversity, attachment, and LGBTQ issues.

CLASS DATE(S) & TIME(S): 10-1, Saturday 11/9/19

LOCATION: 15615 Alton, Suite 220, Irvine 92618

NUMBER OF CE/CEUs: 3

MINIMUM NUMBER OF STUDENTS TO RUN THE CLASS: 3

MAXIMUM NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 8

  • Laura Caghan, PsyD, PsyD
    October 9, 2019 - November 9, 2019
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm