Working Moms and Their Children: Psychoanalytic Perspectives

~In order to pay the bills, many households must have two parents with jobs that earn money. In this presentation Dr. Jaffe will explore, from a psychoanalytic point of view, the remarkably different realities for working mothers raising their children in the United States as compared to South Korea. These comparative perspectives will reveal factors that impact the emotional and cultural realities of being a mom who works outside the home.


Friday, April 17, 2015 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
7:00 PM - Registration/Wine & Cheese



4455 Morena Boulevard, Suite 202
San Diego, CA 92117
United States
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SDPC Members free, non-members $25, students $15

Educational Objective(s)

  • Describe the demographic realities of working mother’s in the U.S.
  • Articulate a developmental model for understanding the impact of working on mothers.
  • Identify the sources of maternal satisfaction and distress in the mother’s mind.
  • Understand the emotional, psychological realities of U.S. working mothers by comparison to realities in South Korea.

Presenter Information

~Lee Jaffe, Ph.D., has been in private practice in the San Diego area since 1983. He is a licensed clinical psychologist, an adult supervising and training psychoanalyst, and a child/adolescent psychoanalyst, as well being a member of the faculty of the UCSD department of Psychiatry. In his La Jolla office, he provides consultations and individual treatment for adults, adolescents, and children, which include psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, and psychological testing, as well as providing treatment for couples in distress and pre-marital counseling. He is certified by the American Psychoanalytic Association's Board on Professional Standards, he is past President of the San Diego Psychoanalytic Center, and he has served in various capacities on both national and international professional organizations. He has published numerous scientific articles and a book on assessment for psychoanalytic treatment, as well as serving on the editorial boards of scientific journals.