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2250 NW Flanders Street, Suite 312
Portland, OR 97210

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Thursday, April 04, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM PST
Category: CE

Potential Space Between Lacan and Winnicott

with Matt Carges, LMFT

Course Dates:                       4/4, 4/18, 5/2, 5/16/2019 (every other week)

Course Time:                        7:00 – 8:30pm

Total CMEs Possible:          6.0

Course Description: "...from my point of view the people on each side...are still quite human, ordinary men and women who are fighting for something that each believes to be good." Winnicott in letter to Lacan


"It is there that I can feel what my teaching loses at not having its normal diffusion within our community. And it is all the more perceptible to me when it concerns you, with whom I feel I have so many reasons to agree on things." Lacan in letter to Winnicott

 This class will explore the ways in which Winnicott’s maternal-focused theories of “holding,” “good enough mothering” and “True Self” expression can complement Lacan’s paternal-focused theories emphasizing language, signification, and the subject of speech.   While both authors are well known for their own unique, idiosyncratic, and sometimes seemingly intentionally obscure  language and writing style, this class will attempt to discover how both address all things “quite human.”


We will review both Winnicott and Lacan's wide-ranging theories on mirroring and aggression, and how they can be viewed complementarily in both theory and clinical practice.  


Learning Objectives: At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand Winnicott's and Lacan’s conception of “mirroring.”
  2. Appreciate their comparative views of aggression and their implications in practice.
  3. Provide clinical applications to their work using these concepts.

Registration Fee: $200
Professional Level Member Rate: $180
Students/Residents: $100 (call for discount code) 

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This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the Oregon Psychoanalytic Center. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
 The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Contact: [email protected]