Application of Psychodynamic Theory to a Virtual Digital World

This presentation addresses how the process of mentalization is being influenced by the evolving digital holding environment and the lure of virtual reality. Also discussed will be the influence of models of transference and the development of the new Model Code of Educator Ethics. The core of this presentation is demonstration of the importance of the application of psychoanalytic theory in addressing contemporary problems. 


Friday, April 7, 2017 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
7:00 pm - Registration & wine & cheese



4455 Morena Boulevard, Ste. 202
San Diego, CA 92117
United States
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SDPC Graduate Members free, non-members $30, students $20

Educational Objective(s)

  • Understand the implications of the Coolidge effect when applied to the Internet
  • Discuss how arousal disorders related to cyber addiction often lead to misdiagnosis
  • Describe four compromise formations that lead to problems as a teacher in schools
  • Integrate cyber assessment into a more comprehensive diagnostic understanding
  • Recognize how the worldwide web is changing our relationships

Presenter Information

Glenn S. Lipson was fortunate to have received a postdoctoral fellowship and subsequent position at Menninger’s when it was in Topeka, Kansas. His methods of assessment and thinking have been influenced by that experience as may be seen in his book chapters on both group psychotherapy and stalking. This way of conceptualizing relationships has influenced his work and most recently has been applied to cyber threat assessment and the preventing of misconduct in public and private schools. Dr. Lipson is both a Diplomate in Forensic Psychology and a Full College Professor. He is recognized as a thought leader, frequent presenter and as such was invited to be on the U.S. State Department’s Speakers Bureau.