The Traumatizing Disorder of Everyday Life

Donald Moss, MD, Discussant Francisco Gonzalez, MD

Sunday Mar 19, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

flyerAs our doors and walls become more porous, psychoanalysts necessarily must contend with new forms of "demands on their minds for work". Segregating psychic from material realities, whatever dubious clarity it might have once offered, has lost both its credibility and its integrity. Via three clinical examples, this presentation will illuminate some of the difficulties faced by the analyst when contending with what feels like "too much", or "more than mind can endure". The analyst's capacity to listen, to take in, can feel diminished when events of daily life command so much attention. The task, then, is to reconfigure one's capacities, to work against restriction, and to find one's way toward continued receptivity. In this presentation the seductive force of the death drive is illuminated-- the appeal to give up, to let oneself go, to stop working and to simply give in.

CE Credits offered: 2

Course Objectives

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  1. Define “more than mind can endure”, and list 3 examples
  2. Describe the challenges of our social surround and explain how they can disrupt the safety of clinical work – 415-288-4050 — 530 Bush St, Suite 700, SF CA USA —

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March 19th, 2023 3:00 PM
Online via Zoom (Pacific Time Zone)
United States
Event Fee(s)
General Admission $ 25.00
PINC Members $ 15.00
Candidates, Students and CMH workers $ 0.00
CE Credits (2) $ 20.00