Contemporary Psychoanalysis – A 50 Year Perspective

The paper will be pre-circulated to be read in advance. Participants will receive a copy by email upon registration.

Dr. Shapiro will provide a review of contemporary psychoanalytic theories and address questions such as: “What do Freud, Ferenczi and Harry Stack Sullivan have in common?”; “What does neuroscience have to do with psychoanalysis?”; and “What does psychoanalytic process mean?”. He will present clinical material to illustrate how different ways of thinking have expanded his own ways of working with challenging cases.


Saturday, April 9, 2011 - 9:00am to 12:15pm
8:30 AM - Light Breakfast



4455 Morena Boulevard, Suite 202
San Diego, CA 92117
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$35 for SDPC Members
$50 for Non-members
$20 for Students

Educational Objective(s)

  • Describe the concepts of ego psychology, self psychology and relational analysis as they reflect intrapsychic, intersubjective and interpersonal theories of mind.
  • Describe the neuroscience concept of implicit memory and its relationship to the unconscious and to the psychoanalytic process.
  • Apply their understanding of the above concepts to case formulation and treatment planning in clinical work

Presenter Information

Sanford Shapiro, M.D. is a Training and Supervising Psychoanalyst at SDPC, the Newport Psychoanalytic Institute and the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis in Los Angeles. He is a past president of the San Diego Psychoanalytic Center and the author of Talking With Patients -- A Self Psychological View (Revised Edition).

Barbara Rosen, Ph.D. is a Training and Supervising Analyst at SDPC, and Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, UCSD, with a private practice in La Jolla.