9:00 a.m. Introduction
9:05 a.m. Lee Jaffe, Ph.D. Dr. Lee Jaffe is a training and supervising psychoanalyst at the San Diego Psychoanalytic Center. He is currently the president of the American Psychoanalytic Association and is past-president of the SDPC and of IPSO, of the International Psychoanalytic Studies Organization, and of NAPsaC or the North American Psychoanalytic Confederation. He has written numerous journal articles, two books, and has served on several journal editorial boards.
9:15 a.m Harry Polkinhorn, Ph.D., President of the SDPC. In addition to being President of the Board of the San Diego Psychoanalytic Center, Dr. Polkinhorn is the author of many books, most recently, ”Theory and Practice of Psychoanalysis, 7; The Ralph R. Greenson Training Seminars.” He is emeritus faculty at San Diego State University as well as Permanent Visiting Professor, Semiotics and Communications, Pontifical University of Sao Paolo, Brazil.
9:20 a.m. Laurie Weiss, Ph.D. Dr. Weiss is a graduate of the San Diego Psychoanalytic Center and Director of the Extension Division.
9:30 a.m. Guillermo Julio Montero, Ph.D., Buenos Aires. Dr. Montero is a training and supervising analyst of the International Psychoanalytic Association and the Argentine Psychoanalytic Association. He is president and founder of the Fundación Travesiía (Psychoanalysis for Midlife Transition and Crisis). The Chair of the International Psychoanalytic Association’s Committee on Psychoanalytic Perspectives of Aging, Dr. Montero is the author of many psychoanalytic papers. One of his most interesting accomplishments is to have been honored by the Mexican government for his first novel, “Invisible Mending.” There is much more but we don’t have time. The title of his paper today is “Psychoanalysis of Maturescence: The Onset of Midlife and Beyond.”
10:15 a.m. Harry Polkinhorn, the discussant.
10:20 a.m.-10:40 a.m. Discussion by Dr. Polkinhorn
10:40 a.m.-11:15 a.m. Discussion with the audience.
11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Lunch at the Center for all registrants
12:15 p.m. Audrey Kavka, M.D. Dr. Kavka is a graduate and faculty member of the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis. She is immediate past Chair of the IPA committee on Psychoanalytic Perspectives on the Aging of Patients and Psychoanalysts and is the current chair of the American Psychoanalytic Association’s Committee on Colleague Assistance. Dr. Kavka is the chair of the American Psychoanalytic Association Study Group on Aging and Psychoanalytic Education. She hopes that in the not too distant future psychoanalytic institutes will include study of late life development and issues in their core curriculum. Dr. Kavka is the author of the 2017 APsaA publication, “Psychoanalyst Assistance Casebook.” Her private practice is in Oakland, California.
12:20 p.m. -1:05 p.m. Audrey Kavka M.D. Title of her paper – “The Unconscious Lives On.”
1:05 p.m.-1:10 p.m. Joanne Callan, Ph.D. Dr. Callan is a training and supervising analyst at the San Diego Psychoanalytic Center. She has held many positions locally and nationally in the American Psychoanalytic Association and the American Psychological Association. She has been Dean, then Provost of CSPP-SD and founding executive Director of the Education Directorate in the American Psychological Association and Director of the San Diego Psychoanalytic Center.
1:10-1:30 p.m. Discussion by Dr. Callan.
1:30p.m.- 1:45 p.m. Discussion with the audience.
1:45 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Coffee Break
2:00 p.m.-2:05 p.m. Mi Yu, M.D., Ph.D., Nashville. Dr. Yu is an American Psychiatric Association Board-Certified Adult and Geriatric Psychiatrist and a Psychoanalyst. She is a graduate of the William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis and Psychology in New York City. She is a member of the International Psychoanalytic Association (IPA) Committee on Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Ageing. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, she is on the faculties of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Vanderbilt University, the Advanced Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (APP) Program in Nashville Center for Psychoanalysis & Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, and the China American Psychoanalytic Alliance (CAPA). Dr. Yu’s paper is entitled “A Butterfly’s Narrative: Functions of the Dreams in the Analysis of an Elderly Patient.”
2:35 p.m.-2:40 p.m. Daniel Plotkin, M.D. PhD, Los Angeles. Dr. Plotkin is a geriatric psychiatrist and psychoanalyst in private practice in Los Angeles. He is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA, a faculty member of the New Center for Psychoanalysis in Los Angeles, and a distinguished fellow of the American psychiatric Association. Dr. Plotkin is co-author of the section on older adults in the “Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual,” second edition, which is the first time a diagnostic manual has contained a section on older adults. His other recent publications include a paper on “Psychodynamic Psychotherapy for Older Adults,” and a paper on “Undue Influence in the Forensic Setting.” Dr. Plotkin is the chair of an ongoing discussion group focusing on older adults for the American Psychoanalytic Association. His current focus is a new business to provide mental health services for older adults, including vulnerable individuals in skilled nursing facilities. His paper is entitled “Older Adults and Psychoanalytic Treatment: It’s About Time”
3:10 p.m.- 3:15 p.m. I introduce Luis Alejandro Nagy, Ph.D., Los Angeles. Dr. Nagy is a Training Analyst and computer scientist who practices in Arcadia, California. He is Chair of the IPA Social Media Committee and Consultant to the IPA Psychoanalysis Emigration and Relocation Committee. Dr. Nagy is a Professor at the Chinese American Psychoanalytic Alliance and he also teaches Cyber-Psychology at TangXiLi, Shanghai. “The Future of Old. Using Technology to Stay Close.”
3:45 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Open discussion with the panelists and the audience.
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.