First International Conference on Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Aging co-sponsored with International Psychoanalytical Association’s Committee Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Aging

Several different perspectives on aging in the life cycle will be presented, and responded to by discussants. 


Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
(8:00 am – registration/rolls and coffee) - 7 pm: optional dinner, TBA



4455 Morena Blvd., Ste 202
San Diego, CA 92117
United States
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Members/Clinicians: $100; Students: $50 (includes box lunch)
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Educational Objective(s)

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Presenter Information

Guillermo Julio Montero is a training and supervising analyst of the IPA; a member of the Argentine Psychoanalytical Association; a member of the Latin American Psychoanalytical Federation; and founder and president of Fundación Travesía (Psychoanalysis for Midlife Transition and Crisis), since 1989. He is also a member and Latin American Chair of the International Psychoanalytical Association’s Committee on Aging of Patients and Analysts. He is the author of La travesía por la mitad de la vida: Exégesis psicoanalítica (Homo Sapiens, 2005) [The Journey through Midlife: Psychoanalytic Exegesis]; co-author of the books Para comprender la mediana edad: Historias de vida (Entrevía Editorial, 2008) [Understanding Midlife: Histories of Life]; Mediana Edad: Estudios psicoanalíticos (Entrevía Editorial, 2009) [Midlife: Psychoanalytical Studies]; as well as the editor and author of a chapter in Updating Midlife: Psychoanalytic Perspectives (Karnac Books, 2013) [Spanish version: Actualizando la mediana edad: perspectivas psicoanalíticas, Karnac Books Spanish Editions, 2015]. He has also published several papers in psychoanalytic journals in Argentina, Madrid, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paolo, and Korea as well as in The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, among others. Dr. Montero won the Honorary Prize at the Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz International Literary Contest with his novel Zurcido invisible, translated as Invisible Mending and published in London (Karnac Books, 2014). As a playwright he wrote and staged in the off-circuit in Buenos Aires The Entire Life, an adaptation of his play Blenorraghia.

Audrey Kavka is a psychiatrist in Oakland, California. She received her medical degree from University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and is a faculty member of the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis. She currently chairs the APsaA’s Committee on Colleague Assistance, the APsaA Study Group on Aging and Psychoanalytic Education, and the IPA Committee Perspectives on the Aging of Patients and Psychoanalysts.

Daniel Plotkin is a physician who specializes in adult and geriatric psychiatry. He graduated from the USC School of Medicine, did his residency in psychiatry at UCLA, as well as a fellowship in geriatric psychiatry, and where he earned the MPH at the School of Public Health. He is board certified in general psychiatry and geriatric psychiatry and a distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Plotkin is clinical Professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA. He received the Ph.D. from the New Center for Psychoanalysis, was the first director of UCLA’s Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory Disorders Service, and is past president of the Southern California Psychiatric Society.

Mi Yu is a psychiatrist in private practice. She is a board-certified adult and geriatric psychiatrist and psychoanalyst. She is a member of the International Psychoanalytic Association’s Committee on Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Aging of Patients and Analysts. She is on the faculty of the Advanced Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (APP) program at the Nashville Center for Psychoanalysis and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, and the China American Psychoanalytic Alliance (CAPA). 

Joanne Callan is a clinical psychologist, graduate of the adult psychoanalytic and child psychoanalytic training programs, as well as being senior faculty and a training and supervising analyst at SDPC, where she is past president of the board. Dr. Callan is distinguished faculty at Alliant International University

Calvin Colarusso is a training and supervising analyst in adult and child psychoanalysis, board certified in adult and child psychiatry, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCSD, and author of six professional books and more than fifty peer-reviewed articles. His publications have been published in English, Spanish, Korean, French and German. He is also the author of 17 ebooks.

Harry Polkinhorn is a licensed MFT with over 20 years’ experience treating individuals, couples, and children. Dr. Polkinhorn has an extensive background in the humanities. He was trained in adult psychoanalysis at the San Diego Psychoanalytic Center, where he is currently board president and Ralph R. Greenson Archivist. He is also Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature at San Diego State University, where he was Director of SDSU Press. He is a permanent visiting professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo, Brazil, and adjunct in depth psychology at the Pacifica Graduate Institute. He has published over 60 books of poetry, fiction, translation, and edited collections. His work has been translated into Russian, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, and other languages.