2019 - 2020 Psychoanalytic Student Seminars

Jane Reingold, MFT, Chair

These seminars are offered as a community service intended to supplement local training with psychoanalytic clinical instruction. The courses are offered free of charge to pre-and post-doctoral psychology interns, psychiatry residents, and pre-licensed MFT and social work interns currently in clinical placements.

Course Title: Addiction Through a Psychoanalytic Lens
Dates: Wednesdays, February 5, 12, 19, 26, 2020
Time: 07:00pm - 08:30pm
Instructor: Ben Goldstone, MFT
Location: San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis
444 Natoma Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Program Fee: Free

Readers Fee is not included
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Class Size: Registration will be limited to 14 participants.

Treating addiction presents a unique set of challenges for the clinician. Patients are often struggling on many fronts and regularly present with a history of early trauma, an extreme sensitivity to shame, and a fragile sense of self. Conceptualizing approaches psychoanalytically can help to contain the turbulence brought to the consulting room and can significantly impact treatment with those caught in this destructive cycle.

Using film, readings and discussion we will explore different schools of thought about the roots of an addictive process, its impact on relationships and growth, and what psychoanalytic perspectives have to contribute to this challenging work.

Ben Goldstone, LMFT, Associate Faculty, San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis; Clinical Staff, Kaiser Chemical Dependency Services; Private practice, Berkeley. (510) 882-2100. [email protected].

Readers Fee

Charges for reading material required for the seminars are not included in tuition. They are based upon copyright laws and change based on the content of the readers. The charges will be billed to you separately. Please submit your registration two weeks in advance in order to receive reading materials before the course starting date.