Spring Symposium: Social Psychoanalysis: Normative Unconscious Processes in Clinic and Culture

Lynne Layton, PhD

Saturday, March 28, 2020 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Registration starts at 8:30 am.

Spring Symposium
Social Psychoanalysis: Normative Unconscious Processes in Clinic and Culture

The Psychotherapy Institute is honored to host Lynne Layton, PhD, as our featured speaker to discuss, “What is social psychoanalysis?” Lynne examines the normative unconscious processes that take place in our culture, clinics, and institutions. She focuses on the normative identity categories of race, class, gender, and sexuality; how they get reproduced and challenged in the clinical hour. Lynne defines social psychoanalysis through the lens of intersectionality and identity. It is through her work clinicians expand their understanding of the impact of the normative unconscious processes.

Lynne Layton, PhD, is a psychoanalyst and part-time faculty in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. She supervises at the Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis and teaches social psychoanalysis in the Department of Community, Liberation, Indigenous and Eco-psychologies at Pacifica Graduate Institute. She is the author of the forthcoming Toward A Social Psychoanalysis: Culture, Character, and Normative Unconscious Processes, and Who’s That Girl? Who’s That Boy? Clinical Practice Meets Postmodern Gender Theory. She is co-editor of Narcissism and the Text: Studies in Literature and the Psychology of Self; Bringing the Plague. Toward a Postmodern Psychoanalysis, and Psychoanalysis, Class and Politics: Encounters in the Clinical Setting. From 2004-2018, she was co-editor of the journal Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society. She is Past-President of Section IX, Psychoanalysis for Social Responsibility, of Division 39, , and co-founder of Reflective Spaces/Material Places-Boston.

Date & Time: Saturday, March 28, 2020 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Registration opens at 8:30 am

Location: Nile Hall, Preservation Park, 668 13th St., Oakland, CA (get map and directions)

Parking: Free at City Center Garage West, 1250 M.L.K. Jr. Way, across from Preservation Park

 Fee if Registration Completed: early bird by 01/06/20 by 02/27/20 after 02/27/20
TPI Members $108 $118 $128
Nonmembers $132 $142 $152
Prelicensed Students/Interns $84 $94 $104

CE: 4 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