An important question that has attracted significant attention in contemporary psychoanalysis is how the mind meets the world. What does this mean? How does it occur? What bridges the mind’s nascent existence to the world around? And how does one learn of the world? By extension, how does a patient meet a therapist and a therapist a new patient? Arguably the experiences that come under the name ‘superego’ have much to do with these questions. This short 5-week webinar course offers a collection of papers about these most complex and early experiences of meeting the world and reality, from the mother onward.
Given the complexity of the superego, clinically and conceptually, the papers are often challenging, at times unclear. Although we talk often about the superego and bump up against it even more often, it seems still compelling to keep making clarity for the sake of every session in the interplay of transference, countertransference, and projective identifications. The ultimate hope is that these conversations will stimulate further thinking to take into our practices.
Dates and Times: 5 Tuesdays, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm, on October 6, 13, 20, 27, and November 3, 2020
Location: Online (via Zoom)
Class Size: Minimum of 4 and maximum of 8 participants.
Participation: Online only (via Zoom)
Scholarships Available: Yes, for COR members
CEUs: 1.5 for each attended class, 7.5 total
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Superego Week 1
Superego Week 2
Superego Week 3
Superego Week 4
Enika Cocoli Bowen, PhD, is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Everett, WA, working analytically with adults. She holds degrees in social/developmental psychology from Catholic University, Milan, Italy (2001), and clinical psychology from Seattle Pacific University (2007). She provides supplemental clinical supervision to students in their clinical internships at The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology and consultation to more established clinicians. She is a former president of COR and currently a member of the COR Board of Directors.
Janelle Chandler, MA, LMHC, received her MACP in 2014 from the Seattle School of Theology and Psychology. She serves on the board at COR, and works in private practice in upper Queen Anne. Her work is fueled by the minds and creative processes of Donald Winnicott, Melanie Klein, Harold Searles, Franco Scabbiolo, Lewis Carroll, J.K. Rowling, and C.S. Lewis.
Missed classes, seminars, events are not eligible for partial refunds. Cancellations made more than 30 days prior to the first class are eligible for a full refund, less a $50 cancellation fee. Cancellations made less than 30 days in advance of the first session are nonrefundable and non-transferable unless COR is able to fill your spot with another registrant. Cancellations made on or after the start of the first session are 100% non-refundable and nontransferable. In the event of an emergency, each situation will be considered.