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Saturday, September 16, 2017  
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Saturday, September 16, 2017 

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

CE Credits 4.0



Using Psychoanalytic Concepts to Deepen the Psychotherapeutic Process


Includes continental breakfast and parking.


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Pre-registration end Wednesday, September 13th at 9:00 PM

On-site registration will be available at an additional $20.00 if space permits.



Psychoanalysis is an in-depth model of healing that deeply respects the power of the unconscious, honors a developmental process rooted in history, and fosters reflective capacity in both patient and clinician.


Each clinical moment holds the potential to further the therapeutic process. The task of the clinician is to learn to listen more deeply both to what the patient is saying and to what the patient is not quite saying. When we listen with not only our heads but also our hearts, it frees us up to respond in ways more powerfully attuned to what the patient needs in that moment to grow. It is inevitable that each such choice we make, although allowing something to be gained, will also cause something else to be lost.


This workshop will translate a number of core psychoanalytic concepts into contemporary terms that will be accessible to clinicians of all theoretical orientations. You will learn to identify and begin to decode the patient’s unconscious communications, which will allow you to appreciate that the patient's actions and unspoken words are giving voice to what longs to be heard but cannot always be articulated. You will become more skilled at using transference and countertransference to facilitate the unfolding process between patient and clinician. Attention will also be paid to assessing the patient's developmental state, to clarifying the distinction between part-object and whole-object experiences, and strengthening the therapeutic frame in order to promote growth.





Michele Gomes, Psy.D., is the Executive Director of Wright Institute Los Angeles. She has a part-time private practice in West Los Angeles, and is an advanced candidate in psychoanalytic training and a faculty member of the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy program at the New Center for Psychoanalysis. Dr. Gomes is a member of the clinical Ph.D. faculty at CSPP-LA, and her professional interests include teaching, training, and institutional development.


The Los Angeles County Psychological Association (LACPA) is approved by the American Psychological Association 
to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. 
LACPA maintains responsibility for these programs and their content.


These courses may be taken to satisfy California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) 
continuing education requirements.



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