Saturday Salon Series

Relaxed CE Courses in Small Settings

Join us for Saturday morning CEs from 10-1. Most events are held in the instructor’s private office. Take one class or save on a series of 4 or more courses.


Transference in Action: Minefields and Opportunities

Dr. Laura Caghan   November 9, 2019

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 More


Working with Difficult-to-Treat Clients

Dr. Larry Hedges   December 7, 2019

Many people have experienced developmental traumas early in life that they have no way to speak about but they can show us the difficulty by engaging us in mutual enactments in the transference-countertransference realm  More


Consideration of Boundary Dilemmas in Psychotherapy

Dr. Ira Poll   January 18, 2020

We will discuss the complexity of addressing boundary issues that present dilemmas. A variety of situations will be explored: love in the analytic relationship, erotic feelings, hate, self-disclosure, touch, use of couch, handling session endings, contact between sessions More


Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Substance Abuse and Addiction

Dr. Holly Han   February 8, 2020

This course will provide students with psychoanalytic insights and ideas regarding substance abuse/addictions. Applications of these concepts will be discussed using clinical work More


Finding Words for Wordless Grief: When the Existential Experience of Loss Intersects with Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

Dr Martha Carr   March 21, 2020

Existential issues such as loss can challenge the therapist to shift their traditional therapeutic or analytic stance with their clients.  More


The Vitality/Futility Continuum:  How to be Isolated Without Being Insulated

Dr. David Wayne   April 18, 2020

Central to Winnicott’s developmental schema is the concept of “the false self.” Winnicott views the false self as a sophisticated and effective protection from “unbearable agonies.” More


Dreaming and Dream-work: the Convergence of Psychoanalysis and Neuroscience in the Generating and Interpreting of Dreams

Dr. Robin Goldberg   May 30, 2020



Enactments in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy

Dr. Deborah Farnsworth   June 20, 2020

Psychoanalytic psychotherapists recognize that mutual influence impacts the treatment process. Mutual influence generates enactments which are emotionally intense joint creations More



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