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

Workshop participants will read a pre-circulated paper on the subject of the life cycle, viewed from a personal perspective and through the lens of the decades-long practice of psychoanalysis. This will form the basis for discussion.


Saturday, November 7, 2015 - 9:00am to 11:00am
8:30 AM - Registration/Light Breakfast



4455 Morena Boulevard, Suite 202
San Diego, CA 92117
United States
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Free for SDPC Graduate Members
non-members $30, students $20

Educational Objective(s)

  • Identify the stages of the life cycle from a psychoanalytic perspective.
  • Name three significant clinical issues that can be more effectively addressed if the life-cycle stages provide the framework of understanding.
  • List at least two ways that knowledge of the life cycle can be affected by cultural and linguistic difference.

Presenter Information

Calvin Colarusso, M.D. is a board-certified Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego. He is also a Training and Supervising Analyst in child and adult psychoanalysis at the San Diego Psychoanalytic Center and an internationally known lecturer to students, professionals, and the general public on many aspects of normal and pathologic development. His books have been published in English, Korean, and Spanish. He has published in over 50 articles  peer-reviewed journals.