2016-2017 Courses

Sandra Buhler, Ph.D.

October 8—Friday Night at CCP
Seminar – The Interpersonal Legacies of Fromm, Sullivan, and Fromm-Reichmann
October 8-9, Saturday 9-1, 2:30-4:30, Sunday 9-1

Possible Readings:

Does Right Make Might? Frieda Fromm-Reichmann’s Therapeutic Power Sandra Buechler, Ph.D.
Prolonged Grief. Buechler, S. (2015). Understanding and treating patients in clinical psychoanalysis: Lessons from literature. New York: Routledge.

Suggested Readings:

Fromm, E. (1964). The heart of man: Its genius for good and evil. New York: Harper & Row.
Fromm, E. (1968). The revolution of hope. New York: Harper & Row.
Fromm-Reichmann, F. (1950). Principles of intensive psychotherapy. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Funk, R. (1982). Erich Fromm: The courage to be human. New York: Continuum.
Sullivan, H.S. (1956). Clinical studies in psychiatry. New York: W.W. Norton.
Buechler, S. (2004). Clinical values: Emotions that guide psychoanalytic treatment. Hillsdale, N.J.: Analytic Press.
Buechler, S. (2008). Making a difference in patients’ lives: Emotional experience in the therapeutic setting. New York: Routledge.
Buechler, S. (2012). Still practicing: The heartaches and joys of a clinical career. New York: Routledge.
Buechler, S. (2015). Understanding and treating patients in clinical psychoanalysis: Lessons from literature. New York: Routledge.


Alan Bass, PhD

January 20—Friday Night at CCP
Seminar- An Overview of Freudian theory
January 21-22, 9-1, Saturday 9-1, 2:30-4:30, Sunday 9-1


The Interpretation of Dreams, Chap.7 Parts B and C; Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality; On Narcissism–An Introduction; “Mourning and Melancholia”; Beyond the Pleasure Principle; The Ego and the Id


Alan Bass, Ph.D

February 17 Friday Night at CCP
Seminar-Clinical Freud


Studies on Hysteria, Freud’s chapter on technique;  Papers on Technique; Analysis Terminable and Interminable.


Sarah Nettleton

March 31- Friday Night at CCP
Seminar- The Work of Christopher Bollas


  1. What is theory?  The Freudian Moment  (Karnac, 2007) 71-83
  2. Psychic genera. Being a Character (Routledge, 1992) 66-100
  3. Being a character. Being a Character 47-65
  4. Normotic illness. The Shadow of the Object (Free Association Books, 1987) 135-156
  5. The evocative object. Being a Character  33-46
  6. Architecture and the unconscious. The Evocative Object World (Routledge, 2009) 47-77
  7. Free Association.  The Evocative Object World  5-45

 Two interviews with Bollas are recommended as background reading:

  1. Chapter 1 from Freely Associated, ed. Molino (Free Association Books, 1997)
  2. Chapters 1 & 2 from The Freudian Moment


Lynne Layton,Ph.D

March 2- Friday Night at CCP
Seminar- Enacting Identity in Relational Frames:  From Couch to Culture and Culture to Couch


Saturday, 9am-12pm

Part I: Normative unconscious processes in clinical work: comparative views

Altman, N. (2000). Black and white thinking. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 10(4): 589-605.
Layton, L. (in press). Racialized enactments and normative unconscious processes: where haunted identities meet. In Salberg, J. and Grand, S. Haunted Dialogues: Conversing Across History and Difference.
Ryan, J. (2014) “Class is in you”: an exploration of some social class issues in psychotherapeutic work. In: Lowe, F. (ed.), Thinking Space. London: Karnac, pp. 127-146. Suchet, M. (2010). Face to face. Psychoanalytic Dialogues 20:158-171.


Bodnar, S. (2004 ). Remember where you come from: Dissociative process in multicultural individuals. Psychoanalytic Dialogues 14: 581-603.
Grand, S. (2013). God at an impasse: Devotion, social justice, and the psychoanalytic subject.  Psychoanalytic Dialogues 23(4): 449-464.
Hartman, S. (2005). Class unconscious: from dialectical materialism to relational material. Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society 10(2): 121-137.
Layton, L. (2004) That place gives me the heebie jeebies, International Journal of Critical      Psychology. Psycho-Social Research, 10, pp. 36-50. Reprinted in Layton, Hollander, and Gutwill (2006). Psychoanalysis, Class and Politics: Encounters in the Clinical Setting, New York: Routledge, pp. 51-64.
Straker, G. (2006) The anti-analytic third. Psychoanalytic Review 93(5): 729-753.

Saturday, 1pm-4pm

Part II: Neoliberalism and new versions of subjectivity

Layton, L. (2009). Who’s Responsible? Our Mutual Implication in Each Other’s Suffering.  Psychoanalytic Dialogues 19(2): 105-120.
Jimenez and Walkerdine (2012) Shameful work – a psychosocial study of father-son relations, young male unemployment, and femininity in an ex-steel community. Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society 17: 278-295.
Adams, C.J. (2014) The impact of neoliberalism on the psychological development of low- income black youth. Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society 19(1).
Glynos, J. (2014) Neoliberalism, markets, fantasy: The case of health and social care. Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society 19(1).

Sunday, 9am-1am

Part III. Thinking About Technique from a Psychosocial Perspective

Guralnik, O. and Simeon, D. (2010) Depersonalization: Standing in the spaces between recognition and interpellation.  Psychoanalytic Dialogues 20():400-416.
Gentile, K. (in press) Collectively creating conditions for emergence. In S. Grand & J. Salberg (eds.) Wounds of history: Transgenerational trauma.  New York: Routledge.
Rozmarin, E. (2014) Talking about Gaza in psychoanalysis. Public Seminar 1(2): http://www.publicseminar.org/2014/08/talking-about-gaza-in-psychoanalysis/#.U-nyIaOodEN. Accessed August 15, 2014.
Layton, L. (2010) Irrational exuberance: neoliberalism and the perversion of truth.
Subjectivity 3(3): 303-322.
Hollander, N.C. (2014) What’s in the frame? Clinical challenges in a time of social malaise.
Invited paper, Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California, San Francisco, January 20th.


Frank Summers, PhD


Seminar- Object Relations Theory