Deeper Impact, Wider Reach: Re-Imagining Kleinian Psychoanalysis
– by Jennifer Kunst, PhD [SEMINAR]
Sat February 20, 2021 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
In the 21st century, clinicians have many tools available to help their clients change for the better. Despite this abundance of therapeutic models, clinicians face a lot of pressure to utilize theories and techniques that offer the possibility of alleviating symptoms and improving client functioning in a short time frame. Training programs, clinics, insurance companies, and clients themselves often prefer short-term, more cost-effective models. Despite significant research showing their deep and lasting effects, psychoanalytic models are often relegated to the backseat and judged as too lengthy and too costly. This workshop will offer a perspective on re-imagining the psychoanalytic model to make it more relevant to today’s mental health care culture and more useful for the 21st century clinician. The psychoanalytic theory and technique of Melanie Klein will be explored in detail and with an emphasis on a user-friendly approach. Through the use of didactic presentations, live demonstration, and case presentations, the following topics will be covered: Klein’s model of psychopathology, normal development, and technique; Klein’s model of mental health; and clinical application of the Kleinian model in non-traditional settings and with a wide variety of patients.
Dr. Jennifer Kunst is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst in private practice in Pasadena, CA where she works with adults, adolescents, couples, and families. She trained at the Psychoanalytic Center of California, where she is a Training and Supervising Analyst and teaches courses on Kleinian theory and technique. She is passionate about distilling the complexity of psychoanalysis into ideas that can be applied to everyday life. Her outreach projects include her Psychology Today blog, “A Headshrinker’s Guide to the Galaxy”, and her book, “Wisdom from the Couch: Knowing and Growing Yourself from the Inside Out” (Central Recovery Press, 2014).
$100 early registration, up to 10 days prior to seminar, $120 after
Non-member Rate: $130 early registration, up to 10 days prior to seminar, $150 after
6 CEs for LMFTs, LCSWs, and Psychologists
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