Psychic Collisions: Analytic Encounters with the Unthinkable, Unspeakable and the Unsymbolized

Presenter: 
Rose Gupta, PsyD, LCSW

Saturday, November 14, 2020, at 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Zoom invite will be sent out a few days prior to the course date.

Psychic Collisions: Analytic Encounters with the
Unthinkable, Unspeakable and the Unsymbolized

This intersubjectively focused seminar takes up the analytic imperative of making the unthinkable, thinkable. We continue this discussion which began in the 2019 Seminar.  The first seminar is not a prerequisite, a summary will be presented at the beginning of the course. In Dr. Gupta’s experience-near paper, "Finding Frankenstein: The analyst’s collision with unsymbolized thought and unrepresented states," she describes the inevitable encounter with the unthinkable in the form of a violent and destabilizing collision. While “working as a double”, she locates a traumatized self with an uninscribed, unsymbolized object. As a result of the regression (and reconstitution) within the analyst, the work of representational shape making is made possible. Clinical cases examples are provided.

Rose Gupta, PsyD, LCSW is a psychoanalyst, clinical social worker, and consultant in private practice in San Francisco and a member of the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California. Her papers have been presented at IARPP, IPFEE, IPA, Journal of Applied Psychology, APA (Div. 39), the International Psychohistorical Association, and the International Sandor Ferenczi Network. Dr.Gupta also teaches locally through NCSPP and TPI, Berkeley. Her papers focus on traumatic unrepresented states, unsymbolized thought and uninscribed, unsymbolized objects from a relational, intersubjective perspective. Her paper, “Finding Frankenstein: An intersubjective encounter with unrepresented states and a trauma-based unsymbolized object” will be presented at the upcoming IARPP conference, Los Angeles, 2020.

Date & Time:  November 14, 2020 at 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Zoom invite will be sent out a few days prior to the course date.

Location: Virtual format- Zoom
Contact Administrative coordinator Sierra Wilson
with any questions or concerns: sbrown@tpi-berkeley.org

 Fee if Registration Completed: by 10/14/20 after 10/14/20
TPI Members $75 $95
Nonmembers $95 $115
Prelicensed Students/Associates $55 $75

CE: 3 Credits. $10 additional fee for CE credits. The Psychotherapy Institute is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing professional education for psychologists, LMFTs, LCSWs, and LPCCs (provider number PSY005). The Psychotherapy Institute maintains responsibility for these programs and their content (see Course Policies).

$10 fee