NPI Conferences 2019-2020


NPI Conferences 2019-2020

Events Committee – Dr. Judy Chamberlin, Chair 


Newport Psychoanalytic Institute is pleased to present the following conferences for 2019-2020.

Andrea Celenza Ph.D.

February 29, 2020, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

National University, Costa Mesa

The Erotic in our Being and Work

It is remarkable to note the pervasive desexualization of psychoanalysis, the once sex-infused theory of human development.  Hence, the cliché, “In psychoanalysis, everything is about sex … except for sex, that’s about aggression.” Through the exploration of erotics in clinical process, this presentation will address the many manifestations of erotic longing in psychoanalysis.   This presentation aims to address the deficiency in our literature and theories of technique and to encourage more open discussion about erotic transferences in all of their manifestations. MORE


Marilyn Jacobs, Ph.D., ABPP

 April 25, 2020, 9:00 AM to 1:00

National University, Costa Mesa

What can Psychoanalysis Contribute to the Care of Physical Illness and Pain?

In health care settings worldwide, psychological treatments of pain related physical illness have been dominated by therapies aimed at conscious control and stress management (i.e., cognitive behavioral therapy and its derivatives) leading to the marginalization of psychoanalytic perspectives.  This course will provide an alternative viewpoint. It will consider the efficacy of psychoanalysis for patients with medical conditions and in particular those suffering with chronic pain. It will also include discussion of psychosomatic presentations.  MORE