Psychoanalytic Dialogues I

An Evening of Discussion in which Distinguished San Diegans Working in the Arts and Sciences Talk With Us About the Interface of Their Work and Ours


In this presentation, Dr. Yankelovich will discuss how the emphasis of neuroscience on the importance of unconscious mental processes may open a new chapter in the history of psychoanalytic-based therapy – with both positive and negative consequences. He will elaborate on how less formal modes of evidenced-based research, and a willingness to conduct it, can both benefit clinicians and counter the anti-fashionable criticisms leveled at psychoanalysis, thus enhancing its effectiveness and credibility.


Friday, January 6, 2012 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
7:00 PM - Wine & Cheese



4455 Morena Boulevard, Suite 202
San Diego, CA 92117
United States
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Free for SDPC Members
$25 for Non-members
$15 for Students

Educational Objective(s)

  • Discuss how to improve assessment of therapeutic interventions, and the conditions under which they work best.
  • Assess the applicability of various forms of evidence-based research on therapeutic practice.
  • Define 'best practice' in relation to judging effectiveness.

Presenter Information

Daniel Yankelovich, J.D., is a social science practitioner best known for his work in measuring and interpreting public opinion. He is currently on the board of the UCSD Foundation, where he has endowed the Yankelovich Chair in Social Thought, and is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council in the Social Sciences. His institutional affiliations have included: Chairman, Educational Testing Service(ETS); Founding President, the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics; Founder, The New York Times/Yankelovich Poll; Trustee: Brown University and The Kettering Foundation; Fellow, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; Member, Council on Foreign Relations. He is the author of twelve books, including “Ego and Instinct - An Exploration Of The Philosophical Foundations Of Psychoanalysis” and has served in the past as Research Professor of Psychology at NYU and the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research. He was named by “PR Week” as one of the ten most influential people of the past century in the arena of public affairs, communication and public relations.

Joanne E. Callan, Ph.D., ABPP, is currently a Training & Supervising Analyst and Director of Education at SDPC, and formerly, President & Chair of the SDPC Board. A Distinguished Professor at the California School of Professional Psychology - San Diego of Alliant International University, she is also Associate Clinical Professor in UCSD's Department of Psychiatry.  As past Executive Director of the American Psychological Association's Education Directorate, she is currently on the American Psychoanalytic Association's Executive Council and its Board of Professional Standards and has a private practice in San Diego.