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101 McInnis Parkway
San Rafael, CA 94903 United States

October 2020

The Rough Patch in Marriage: Working with Couples Psychoanalytically
– Daphne de Marneffe, PhD [SEMINAR]

Sat October 3, 2020 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Embassy Suites, 101 McInnis Parkway
San Rafael, CA 94903 United States
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$130.00 – $150.00

Narrative: Empirical and clinical research on couple processes and couple therapy has expanded in the last thirty years.  Simultaneously, psychoanalytic views of development and therapeutic action have incorporated findings from research on attachment, mentalization, and emotion.  This seminar provides a grounding in current theories of mentalization, couple therapy, and adult development as a vehicle for considering the crises and challenges of long-term intimate relationships and how to best work with them psychoanalytically. As therapists, we need to hold in tension…

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November 2020

Jungian Work and the Apocalypse: Working with Boys and Men to Address Alienation
– Robert Tyminski, PhD [SEMINAR]

Sat November 14, 2020 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Embassy Suites, 101 McInnis Parkway
San Rafael, CA 94903 United States
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$130 – $150
Stephen H. Sulmeyer

Narrative: Many patients now state that they spend hours each day paying attention to screens rather than to real people around them. We’ll explore how cyberspace becomes an alternate container for many clients in distress. We will examine what this means for the psyche in terms of relationships and fantasies, especially apocalyptic fantasies of destruction. This seminar would address clinical work with boys, male adolescents, and young men, and include some anecdotal information regarding the same for girls and women.…

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March 2021

Surprise and Delight: How Family Play Therapy Can Create Positive Family Engagement
– by Eliana Gil, PhD [SEMINAR]

Sat March 6, 2021 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Embassy Suites, 101 McInnis Parkway
San Rafael, CA 94903 United States
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$130 – $150

Narrative: This workshop will highlight the various ways that play therapy can decrease the family’s ambivalence about participating in therapy, as well as the ways that play therapy can engage families in positive and energetic interactions that can shift perspectives and increase connection so that family members can see each other as resources. Family play therapy is a useful approach when working with families who come to therapy due to overt conflicts and problems, or parental concern regarding children’s behaviors.…

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April 2021

Creating Triangular Space and Promoting Symbolic Thinking in Psychdynamic Therapy
– Helen Schoenhals Hart, PsyD [CLASS]

Sat April 3, 2021 | 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Embassy Suites, 101 McInnis Parkway
San Rafael, CA 94903 United States
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$100 – $110
Dr. Helen Schoenhals Hart

Narrative:   In this workshop we will be examining how we can help our clients to feel understood, while simultaneously promoting their ability to think symbolically – a necessary prerequisite for being able to handle the emotional dilemmas they present.  We will first learn about Ronald Britton’s concept of triangular space and what this looks like in the clinical setting. Helen Schoenhals Hart will then show us how she applies this concept in order to develop what she calls the…

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