We are pleased to announce that, after a successful pilot program, a new writing workshop will be held in the fall of 2014.
Overview: This course utilizes a psychoanalytic perspective to expand both personal and clinical writing. Writing in this manner deepens clinical understanding and draws the writer into unconcscious realms. Particpants will learn to write in a clinical essay form and share their writing with other group members. The small group format of 6-8 members facilitates learnig in a safe and confidential atmosphere to enhance the deepening of this unique and sensitive experience.
Target Audience and Level: This course is open to mental health professionals, students, and those in related fields interested in learning to write from a psychoanalytic perspective. No previous writing experience is required.
- To introduce writing as a learning tool in practice
- To expand psychoanalytic/ psychodynamic thinking through writing
- To deepen awareness of cultural and intergenerational dimensions in clinical practice through the use of psychoanalytic writing
Harry Polkinhorn, Ph.D. is a psychoanalyst in private practice, faculty member, Director of Extension Division at SDPC, and Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature at SDSU; he is also author, editor, and translator of over 40 volumes, whose works have been published worldwide.
Caroline de Potel, Ph.D. is a psychoanalyst in private practice; Training and Supervising Analyst at SDPC; she has authored and presented numerous papers at conferences both nationally and internationally.