NPI Events

NPI’s 2020-2021 Conference Schedule

We are excited to announce the 2020-2021 NPI conference schedule. We will have additional conferences and dates announced soon so stay tuned!

Lance Dodes, M.D.

Modern Psychodynamic Understanding of Addiction

The course will address the role of physical, genetic, and neurobiological factors, the history of psychoanalytic views of addiction, current understanding, treatment approaches, the rehabilitation industry and 12-step programs and, as time permits, myths about addiction, couples therapy and related topics.

  • Event Date: Saturday, May 1, 2021
  • Event Time: 9 AM – 1 PM PST
  • Ticket Price: TBD
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Donna Orange

Climate Emergency and Racial Justice

The reality of a planet in imminent danger and a society that continues to grapple with the effects of enslavement and colonialism has been center stage. Analyst and patient alike are deeply impacted both consciously and unconsciously.

  • Event Date: Saturday, March, 6 2021
  • Event Time: 9 AM – 1:15 PM PST
  • Ticket Price: $90

NPI’s Saturday Salon Series

Join us for Saturday morning CEs from 10 AM-1 PM. We have an exciting lineup of instructors covering a wide range of topics. See below for this a list of upcoming events.

Martha Carr, Psy.d. LMFT


Existential issues such as loss can challenge the therapist to shift their traditional therapeutic or analytic stance with their clients. This is true whether it is the therapist who has suffered the loss or the client. This course will explore the various ways in which that may occur and how to work with it.

  • Event Date: Saturday, January 23, 2020
  • Event Time: 10 AM – 1 PM PST
  • Ticket Price: $60
Holly Han, PsyD, MFT

Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Substance Abuse & Addiction

This course will provide students with psychoanalytic insights and ideas regarding substance abuse/addictions.

  • Event Date: Saturday, February 27, 2021
  • Event Time: 10 AM – 1 PM PST
  • Ticket Price: $60
Dr. William L. Edkins, Psy.D., Psy.D.

Internal Narcissistic Object Relations

Narcissistic injury can occur when reality disturbs one’s sense of well-being and personal worth. In order to escape the resulting feelings of: neediness, pain, littleness, loneliness, humiliation and shame, one creates internal narcissistic objects as protection.

  • Event Date: Saturday, March 13, 2021
  • Event Time: 10 AM – 1 PM PST
  • Ticket Price: $60
David Wayne
Dr. David Wayne

The Vitality/Futility Continuum: How to be “Isolated” without being “Insulated”

This seminar will consider developmental factors that contribute to the development of the false self and the accompanying sense of futility, and how to identify when the false self is active

  • Event Date: Saturday, April 17, 2021
  • Event Time: 10 AM – 1 PM PST
  • Ticket Price: $60

Perspectives on Othering

From the perspective of numerous analysts, we turn our analytic focus to race, class, and culture in a yearlong series of seminars exploring the dynamics of othering. We explore how we can use the psychoanalytic ethic of personal truth and commitment to understanding split off aspects of self to examine how we turn difference into other in our clinical dyads, institutional life, and society at large.

Kris Yi
Kris Yi, Ph.D., Psy.D.

Asian American Experience: Ethnic Identity, Racial Trauma, and White Adjacency

This course explores challenges in working with Asian American (AA) patients with traumas from (1) racism and/or (2) Asian cultural practices. It is often assumed that Asian Americans are successful in America: We will look at how this Model Minority/ White Adjacency stereotype obscures othering of Asian Americans and explore an unconscious defensive idealization of Whites and denial of anti- Asian discriminations and microaggressions.

  • Event Date: Saturday, June 26, 2020
  • Event Time: 10 AM – 1 PM PST
  • Ticket Price: $60