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Healing the Self Through Affect Integration: An Intersubjective Approach
– by Jane Rubin, PhD [SEMINAR]

Fri October 16, 2020 | 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Virtual Event
$300 – $320


What is the source of our patients’ suffering? How can we most effectively address it? There are as many psychoanalytic answers to these questions as there are psychoanalytic theories. From the perspective of intersubjectivity theory, many of the issues our patients struggle with—poor decision-making, difficulties establishing trusting relationships, addictions and other self-destructive behaviors, and more— are best understood as the consequence of their inability to experience a full range of affects. Intersubjectivity theory helps us understand why our patients have difficulty experiencing both negative and positive affects; the impact this has on their lives; and how the therapists can help patients to experience greater affect integration.

In this seminar, we’ll study contemporary intersubjectivity theory, as well as relevant articles from infant research, to understand how to work effectively with patients who suffer from significant affective constriction. In each class meeting, we’ll discuss a foundational paper in intersubjectivity theory. Topics will include how affects organize self-experience, the forms and importance of non-verbal communication, and working in the transference to increase the patient’s affective range. Each class session will include a discussion of a foundational article in intersubjectivity theory. This will be followed by a discussion of a case in which participants will learn to effectively translate these ideas from theory to practice. Participants should develop greater confidence in using the clinical relationship to facilitate meaningful psychological change.

Jane Rubin, PhD received her PhD in Philosophy from UC Berkeley, her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the Wright Institute, and her PsyD in Contemporary Psychoanalysis at the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis in Los Angeles. She is in private practice in Berkeley.

Seven sessions, the third Friday of the month:

Oct 16, Nov 20, 2020; Jan 15, Feb 19, Mar 19,

Apr 16 & May 21, 2021 | 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm


CIP Member: 

$230 early registration, up to 10 days prior to seminar, $245 after


Non-member Rate: $300 early registration, up to 10 days prior to seminar, $320 after


14 CEs for LMFTs, LCSWs, and Psychologists

Community Institute for Psychotherapy is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Community Institute for Psychotherapy maintains responsibility for these programs and their contents.

Accommodations will be made wherever possible to those with disabilities.  Please let us know of any disabilities upon registration, to ensure proper accommodations are put in place prior to workshop/training.

Cancellations must be received in writing 10 business days prior to the seminar or class for a refund minus a $25 cancellation fee.


This event will take place on Zoom. Please register for the event to receive the link. 


Fri October 16, 2020
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
$300 – $320
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