Western Regional Child & Adolescent Psychoanalytic Conference


Saturday, October 21, 2023

When: 9:30AM until 3PM (PST)
Where: SDPC - 4455 Morena Blvd., Ste. 202 San Diego, CA 92117
CEU Credits: 5

This will Be a Hybrid Conference: In-person at the San Diego Psychoanalytic Center and Online via Zoom.


Conference Schedule:

8:30AM till 9:30AM (PST) Registration and light Breakfast.

9:30AM till 10AM (PST) Greetings and Opening Remarks.

Rick Hall Ph.D. Child, Adolescent and Adult Analyst and Chair of the Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Training Program, San Deigo Psychoanalytic Center


10AM till Noon (PST) Saturday, October 21st, 2023.

A Psychoanalytic Retrospective: Thoughts on the Essence of a Happy and Fulfilled Life

Calvin A. Colarusso M.D. Training and Supervising Child Adolescent and Adult Analyst San Diego Psychoanalytic Center.

Dr. Colarusso will describe the effect of more than fifty-five years of exposure to psychoanalytic theory and the practice of adult and child psychoanalysis on the author’s understanding of the human condition and his personal reflections on the requirements for a happy and fulfilled life.


12PM until 1PM Lunch: A lite Lunch will be provided to registrants in attendance.


1PM till 3PM (PST) Saturday, October 21st, 2023

Creativity in the On-Line Analysis of a 5 -Year-Old During the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Tina Marie Dale, LCSW Child Adolescent and Adult Analyst with the St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute and Chair of their Child and Adolescent Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Program and Chair of their Child and Adolescent Committee.

Discussant: David M. Abrams, PhD of the Contemporary Freudian Society Institute, New York and the Harlem Family Institute, New York.

Tina Marie Dale will present the case of the analysis of a 5-year-old who had to transition from in-person to virtual meetings due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The child was able to utilize a variety of home electronic devices, according to the preference of play in a particular session. With much imagination, this child creatively continued to actively communicate with the analyst, engaging in lively pretend play, exhibiting elaborate fantasies introducing many imaginary characters that became regular participants in the treatment for a particular phase.


There will be an optional Dinner on Saturday night October 21st, 2023 for those in attendance. This is a great time to socialize with other child analysts in attendance. (Cost $100.00 a person). If you would like to attend the dinner, please contact Michelle Spencer: sdpc.michelle@gmail.com

Fees for the dinner may be sent to: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/SDPsychoanalytic?country.x=US&locale.x=en_US


Sunday October 22, 2023

8AM till 9AM (PST) Registration and light Breakfast.

When: 9AM till 11AM (Pacific Time) Sunday, October 22nd, 2023
Where: SDPC - 4455 Morena Blvd., Ste. 202 San Diego, CA 92117
CEU Credits: 2

The Developmental Process: The Analysis of a Traumatized Three-Year-Old.

Rex McGeHee, M.D. Training and Supervising Child, Adolescent and Adult Analyst. Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis

Dr. McGeHee will present a case to illustrate how psychoanalytic treatment changes the developmental trajectory of a life. Building on Freud's ideas of 'Nachtraglichkeit' as elaborated by LaPlanche and Modell, we will open the question of does the past change in the course of an analysis.


Please register/make your payment via the appropriate link below in order to receive the Zoom link/Sign-up for the in-person event.

Also, please contact Michelle Spencer if you plan to attend the conference in-person at SDPC (for organizational purposes): sdpc.michelle@gmail.com


Register through the links below. Please be sure to click on the appropriate link for your category (clinician or student)!

$125.00 - Analysts and Clinicians 
Clinicians Register here: https://www.powr.io/form-builder/u/81622461_1695687165#page

$75.00 - Psychoanalytic Candidates and Students 
Candidates & Students Register here: https://www.powr.io/form-builder/u/a0a5b2e9_1695680312#page
7 total hours CEU

PLEASE CONTACT Michelle Spencer, IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND IN-PERSON (for organizational purposes): 

If you have any trouble with the registration process, please email: 



Saturday, October 21, 2023 - 9:30am to Sunday, October 22, 2023 - 11:00am
8:30AM till 9:30AM (PST) Registration and light Breakfast.




$125.00 - Analysts and Clinicians, $75.00 - Psychoanalytic Candidates and Students