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January 2022

Hooked on a Feeling: Using Attachment Theory and Object Relations to Inform Work with Substance Misusing Patients
– Presented by Benjamin Fife, PsyD [SEMINAR]

Sat January 15, 2022 | 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Embassy Suites by Hilton, 101 McInnis Parkway
San Rafael, CA 94903 United States
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$100 – $115 40 tickets left

The COVID-19 pandemic has confronted psychoanalytic psychotherapists with the need to respond to an increase in substance use and misuse in our patients and their family members.  According to multiple studies, since March 2020 substance use has increased by as much as twenty percent for people with existing substance use disorders (NIDA. 2020), and it is widely understood that social isolation and stress related to illness and medical trauma can increase susceptibility to substance misuse, addiction, relapse and overdose.  Psychoanalytic…

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February 2022

Moving from Chaos to Clarity: Core-Focused Family Therapy
– Presented by Judye Hess, PhD [SEMINAR]

Sat February 5, 2022 | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Embassy Suites by Hilton, 101 McInnis Parkway
San Rafael, CA 94903 United States
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$100 – $115 40 tickets left

A major strength of Core-Focused Family Therapy (CFFT) is that it addresses all three dimensions of our experience: individual, interpersonal and systemic. One of the major critiques of family therapy in general is that, while it focuses on the interpersonal dynamics, it lacks the depth of individual therapy. CFFT attempts to correct this problem by encouraging clients to experience their core truths in several ways, including, the somatic level. This assists in communication among the family members. When the family…

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