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Michael Guy Thompson, Ph.D., received his analytic training from R. D. Laing and his associates at the Philadelphia Association in London and his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from The Wright Institute, Berkeley. Dr. Thompson is founder of Free Association, Inc., in San Francisco, a psychoanalytic training program modeled on his experiences in London, Persoanal and Supervising Analyst and Faculty Member at the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California, and on the faculty of the California School of Professional Psychology, in San Francisco. He is former President of the International Federation for Psychoanalytic Education (IFPE) and the Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology, on the editorial boards of the Journal of Phenomenological Psychology and Psychoanalytic Psychology, and the author of The Death Of Desire: A Study In Psychopathology, The Truth About Freud’s Technique: The Encounter With The Real, and the just-released The Ethic Of Honesty: The Fundamental Rule Of Psychoanalysis (Rodopi), as well as over 60 journal articles and book reviews on psychoanalysis, phenomenology, and schizophrenia.

Dr. Thompson has lectured extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Great Britain, Spain, and Australia, and is a member of numerous psychoanalytic and therapeutic organizations throughout the world, including the Philadelphia Association, Ltd. and the International Psychoanalytical Association. He practices psychoanalysis in San Francisco, where he lives.


Selected Professional Positions

2004-

International Psychoanalytic Association
Member & Training Analyst

1998-present

Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California, San Francisco, CA.
Personal and Supervising Analyst, Faculty

1995-present

California School of Professional Psychology, Alameda, CA.
Adjunct Faculty

1988-2001

Free Association, San Francisco, CA. comprising:
New School for Psychoanalysis;
Free Association Clinic for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis
Founder, Chairman & CEO

1988-1994

The Wright Institute, Berkeley, CA.
Clinical Faculty

1984-1989

John F. Kennedy University, Orinda, CA.
(Graduate School of Professional Psychology)
Adjunct Professor

1984-1985

California Institute for Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA.
Assistant Professor

1984-1985

The Wright Institute, Berkeley, CA.
(Graduate School of Clinical Psychology)
Instructor

1983-1986

Antioch University, San Francisco, CA.
Adjunct Faculty, Dept. of Psychology

1981-1983

Shadows Therapy Center, Nicasio, CA.
Clinical Director

1980-1981

Mental Research Institute, Palo Alto/Concord, CA.
(Contra Costa Mental Health Services)
Staff Supervisor

1973-1980

Philadelphia Association, London, England. (Founder: R. D. Laing)
Administrative Director & Clinical Coordinator

Selected Publications

(Author publication name: M. Guy Thompson)

Books:

The Concept of Happiness. (In preparation)

The Sceptic Dimension to Psychoanalysis: Toward an Ethic of Experience. (In preparation)

The Ethic of Honesty: The Fundamental Rule of Psychoanalysis. (2004) Amsterdam and New York: Editions Rodopi. [cloth & paperback editions]

The Truth about Freud's Technique: The Encounter with the Real. (1994) New York and London: New York University Press.[clothbound edition]

The Truth about Freud's Technique: The Encounter with the Real (1995) New York and London: New York University Press. [paperback edition]

The Death of Desire: A Study in Psychopathology. (1985) New York and London: New York University Press. [clothbound edition]

The Death of Desire: A Study in Psychopathology. (1986) New York and London: New York University Press. [paperback edition]

Forthcoming Journal Publications:

"The Clinical Foundations of Authenticity in the Thinking of Heidegger and Freud." European Journal of Psychotherapy. (In press)

"Happiness and Culture: A Reappraisal of Freud's Civilization And Its Discontents." European Journal of Psychotherapy. (In press)

"Manifestations of Authenticity In the Psychoanalytic Encounter." The Journal of Existential Psychology and Psychiatry. (In press)

Other Publications:

"Happiness and Chance: A Reappraisal of the Psychoanalytic Conception of Suffering." Psychoanalytic Psychology. Volume 21, Number 1, Winter 2004.

"The Role of Being and Experience in Freud's Unconscious Ontology." In Psychoanalysis at the Limit: Epistemology, Mind, and the Question of Science (Ed., Jon Mills). New York: State University of New York Press, 2004.

"Nietzsche and Psychoanalysis: The Fate of Authenticity in a Postmodernist World." Journal of the Society for Existential Analysis. Volume 15, No. 2: July, 2004.

"The Fidelity to Experience in R. D. Laing's Treatment Philosophy." Journal of the Society for Existential Analysis. Copyright © 1997 William Alanson White Institute. (Originally published in Contemporary Psychoanalysis, Vol. 33, No. 4, 1997.) The Society for Existential Analysis Online Website, March 2004.

Encyclopedia Articles ("authenticity;" "intentionality;" "ontology;" "ontological insecurity;" "phenomenology;" "temporality"). In The Edinburgh Encyclopaedia of Psychoanalysis (Ed., R. Skelton). Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2004.

"Postmodernism and Psychoanalysis: A Heideggerian Critique of Postmodern Malaise and the Question of Authenticity." In Way Beyond Freud: Postmodern Psychoanalysis Evaluated (Eds., J. Reppen, M. Schulman, J. Tucker). London: Open Gate Press, 2004.

"Phenomenology of Intersubjectivity: An Historical Overview of the Concept and Its Clinical Applications." In Intersubjectivity and Relational Theory in Psychoanalysis (Ed., Jon Mills). Hillsdale, N. J. and London: Jason Aronson, Inc., 2004.

"Is The Unconscious Really All That Unconscious? The Role of Being and Experience in the Psychoanalytic Encounter." In Between Philosophy and Psychotherapy: Essays from the Philadelphia Association (Eds., J. Gordon and R. Mayo). London: Whurr Publications, 2004.

"The Primacy of Experience in R. D. Laing's Approach to Psychoanalysis." In Understanding Experience: Psychotherapy, Philosophy, and Postmodernism (Ed., Roger Frie). New York and London: Routledge, 2003.

"Where Is the 'Spirit' in a Spiritual Conception of Psychoanalysis?" Commentary to Raul Moncayo's "Zen Practice and the Practice of Lacanian Psychoanalysis." In Buddhism and Psychoanalysis: An Evolving Dialogue (Ed., Jeremy D. Safran). New York: Wisdom Publications, 2003.

Book Review of W. W. Meissner's Freud and Psychoanalysis. (Notre Dame: Notre Dame University Press, 2000). Journal of Phenomenological Psychology.Vol. 33, No. 1, 2002

"The Ethic of Honesty: The Moral Dimension to Psychoanalysis. fort da: The Journal of the Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology.Vol. 8, No. 2: Fall, 2002.

"The Existential Dimension to Working Through." Journal of the Society for Existential Analysis.Volume 13, No.1: January, 2002.

"Is The Unconscious Really All That Unconscious? The Role of Being and Experience in the Psychoanalytic Encounter." Contemporary Psychoanalysis.Volume 37,No.4: October,2001.

"Happiness, Addiction, and Transference." In Hungers and Compulsions: Contemporary Perspectives in the Psychoanalytic Treatment of Eating Disorders and Addictions (Eds., Jean Petrucelli and Catherine Stuart). Northvale, N.J.: Jason Aronson, Inc., 2001.

"The Ethic of Psychoanalysis: The Fundamental Rule to be Honest." In Where Id Was: Challenging Normalization in Psychoanalysis (Ed., Anthony Molino). London: Athlone Press, 2001.

"The Enigma of Honesty: The Fundamental Rule of Psychoanalysis." Free Associations, Volume 8 Part 3 (No. 47): 390-434, 2001.

"Logos and Psychoanalysis: The Role of Truth and Creativity in Heidegger's Conception of Language." Psychologist Psychoanalyst. Volume 20,No.4:Fall, 2000.

Book Review of Ronald Lehrer's Nietzsche's Presence in Freud's Life and Thought: On the Origins of a Psychology of Dynamic Unconscious Mental Functioning. (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1995). The Psychoanalytic Review, 87(3), June 2000.

The Legacy and Future of R. D. Laing's Contribution to Contemporary Thought - M. Guy Thompson [Ed]. The Psychoanalytic Review, 87(4), August 2000.

"The Heart of the Matter: R. D. Laing's Enigmatic Relationship with Psychoanalysis." The Psychoanalytic Review, 87(4), August 2000.

"The Sceptic Dimension to Psychoanalysis: Toward an Ethic of Experience." Contemporary Psychoanalysis. Volume 36, No. 3: July, 2000.

"The Crisis of Experience in Contemporary Psychoanalysis." Contemporary Psychoanalysis. Volume 36, No. 1: January, 2000.

"The Existential Dimension to Working-Through." Psychotherapy in Australia. Volume 6, No. 2: February, 2000.

"Scepticism and Psychoanalysis." Psychologist Psychoanalyst. Volume 20, No. 2: Spring, 2000.

Book Review of Edward Dolnick's Madness On The Couch: Blaming the Victim in the Heyday of Psychoanalysis (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1998). Psychoanalytic Books, Volume 10, No. 4, 1999.

The Ethics of Psychoanalysis: Philosophical, Political, and Clinical Considerations. M. Guy Thompson [Ed]. The Psychoanalytic Review, 86(4) August, 1999.

"The Ethic of Psychoanalysis: An Introduction." The Psychoanalytic Review, 86(4) August, 1999.

"The Heart of the Matter: R. D. Laing's Enigmatic Relationship with Psychoanalysis." The Humanist Psychologist.Volume 27, No. 1, 1999.

"Manifestations of Transference: Love, Friendship, Rapport." Contemporary Psychoanalysis.Volume 34, No. 4: October, 1998.

"The Fundamental Rule of Psychoanalysis." The Psychoanalytic Review, 85(5) October, 1998.

"The Way of Neutrality."Australian Journal of Psychotherapy, Vol. 17, Nos. 1 and 2,1998.

"Interview with Dr. Otto Allen Will, Jr." (with Sharada Thompson). Contemporary Psycho-analysis.Volume 34,No.2: April,1998.

"Existential Psychoanalysis - A Laingian Perspective," in Psychoanalytic Versions of the Human Condition and Clinical Practice (Eds., Paul Marcus & Alan Rosenberg). New York: New York University Press, 1998.

"Skepticism and Psychoanalysis: Toward An Ethic of Experience." fort da: The Journal of the Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology, Vol. 4, No.1, Spring 1998.

Book Review of Daniel Burston's The Wing of Madness: The Life and Work of R.D. Laing (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1996). Psychoanalytic Books, Volume 8, No.4,1997.

"The Fidelity to Experience in R. D. Laing's Treatment Philosophy." Contemporary Psycho-analysis.Volume 33,No. 4:October, 1997.

"Logos, Poetry and Heidegger's Conception of Creativity." Psychotherapy in Australia,Volume 3, No. 4, August 1997.

"The Fidelity to Experience in R.D. Laing's Treatment Philosophy," in R.D. Laing: Creative Destroyer, Bob Mullan (Ed.). London: Cassell Publishers, 1997.

"Deception, Mystification, Trauma: Laing and Freud." The Psychoanalytic Review. 83(6), December, 1996.

"Deception, Mystification, Trauma: Laing and Freud." Psychotherapy in Australia,Volume 2, No. 4, August 1996.

Book Review of Bob Mullan's Mad To Be Normal: Conversations With R. D. Laing (London: Free Association Books, 1995). Psychoanalytic Books, Volume 7, No. 3, 1996.

"The Rule of Neutrality." Psychoanalysis and Contemporary Thought, Volume 19, No. 1, 1996.

"Freud's Conception of Neutrality." Contemporary Psychoanalysis, Volume 32, No. 1: January, 1996.

"Logos, Poetry and Heidegger's Conception of Creativity." fort da: The Journal of the Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology, Vol. 2, No. 1, Spring 1996.

Book Review of Miguel Iturrate's Psychoanalysis and Phenomenology - Toward a Human Synthesis (New York: Vantage Press, 1993) and Herbert M. Potash's Pragmatic-Existential Psychotherapy (Madison: Gordon Handwerk, 1994). Journal of Phenomenological Psychology, Vol. 26, No. 2,1995.

"Deconstructing Prozac." fort da: The Journal of the Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology, Vol. 1, No. 2, Fall 1995.

"The Fidelity to Experience in Existential Psychoanalysis," in The Psychology of Existence: An Integrative, Clinical Perspective (Eds., Rollo May & Kirk Schneider). New York: McGraw-Hill, 1995.

"The Existential Dimension to Termination." Psychoanalysis and Contemporary Thought, Vol. 17, No. 3, 1994.

"Is There Hope for Psychoanalysis?" Book review of Stephen A. Mitchell's Hope and Dread in Psychoanalysis (New York: Basic Books, 1993). Contemporary Psychology, October 1994, 39(10).

Selected Speaking Engagements

Forthcoming Speaking Engagements:

"Culture and Happiness: Civilization And It's Discontents." Invited Seminar, San Francisco Intensive Study Group, Dead or Alive: Freud's Death Drive in the Clinic and Contemporary Culture, sponsored by the Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology, March 19 - May 14, 2004, San Francisco, CA.

"Vicissitudes of Authenticity: The Quest for Personal Integrity." Invited Address, Psycho-analytic Institute of Northern California, San Francisco, CA, June 7, 2004.

"Vicissiudes of Authenticity: Latent Elements in the Quest for Personal Integrity in the Psychoanalytic Tradition." Invited Workshop, under the auspices of the Philadelphia Association, 4 Marty's Yard, London, England, June 19, 2004.

History of Speaking Engagements:

"The Question of Authenticity: Its Clinical Import and Philosophical Foundations." Invited Panel Presentation, 24th Spring Meeting of the Division of Psychoanalysis, American Psychological Association, Fountainbleu Hilton Resort, Miami Beach, FL, March 18-21, 2004.

"The Clinical Foundations of Authenticity in the Transformational Conversation." Panel Presentation, Fourteenth Annual Conference of the International Federation for Psychoanalytic Education, Westin Pasadena Resort, Pasadena, CA, November 5-7, 2003.

"Phenomenology of Friendship." Invited Address, under the auspices of the Philadelphia Association, 4 Marty's Yard, London, England, October 14, 2003.

"Nietzsche and Postmodernism: and the Question of Authenticity. Invited Address, Regent's College, School of Psychotherapy, October 9, 2003, Regent's Park, London, England.

"The Concept of Happiness: A Reappraisal of the Psychoanalytic Conception of Suffering." Invited Address, under the auspices of the Philadelphia Association, 4 Marty's Yard, London, England, October 7, 2003.

Discussant to John Searle's Keynote Address, "Technology and Consciousness." Out Of The Tower, Off Of The Couch Annual conference, on Techno-Analysis, sponsored by the Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology, Interdisciplinary Committee, October 3-5, 2003, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA.

"Freud and the Body." Invited Seminar, South Bay Intensive Study Group, On the Body: Forms and Expressions of Being, sponsored by the Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology, September 10 - October 1, 2003, Palo Alto, CA.

"The Ambiguity of Cure: Discussion of the Psychoanalytic Film, Nineteen Nineteen." Invited Address, Appalachian Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology (ASPP), Knoxville, TN, May 17, 2003.

"A Brief Introduction of Psychodynamic/Analytic Work." Invited Seminar Series, Marina Counseling Center, February 25 - March 10, 2003, San Francisco, CA.

"The Enigma of Cure: A Cinematic Journey into the Mysteries of the Analytic Experience." Invited Address, South Bay Intensive Study Group, sponsored by the Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology (NCSPP), Redwood City, CA., February 23, 2003.

"The Pursuit of Happiness: A Reappraisal of the Psychoanalytic Conception of Unhappiness." Invited Address, Southeast Florida Association for Psychoanalytic Psychology (SEFAPP), Hollywood, Fl., November 3, 2002.

"Nietzsche and Psychoanalysis: The Space Between Postmodernism and Authenticity." Paper Presentation, Thirteenth Annual Conference of the International Federation for Psychoanalytic Education, Lago Mar Resort and Club, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl, October 25-27, 2002.

"Dynamics of Transference." Invited Seminar, South Bay Intensive Study Group, Revolutions and Evolutions: The Nature of the Object in the Legacy of Freud, sponsored by the Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology, September 6 - October 18, 2002, Palo Alto, CA.

"The Fidelity to Experience in R. D. Laing's Treatment of Severe Psychopathology." Invited Address, Second Meeting of the San Francisco Chapter of the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Treatment of Schizophrenia and Other Psychoses, (ISPS-SF) Boyer House, San Rafael, CA, January 25, 2002.

"Happiness and Culture: A Reappraisal of Freud's Civilization and Its Discontents." Presidential Address, Twelfth Annual Conference of the International Federation for Psychoanalytic Education, Lago Mar Resort and Club, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl, November 2-4, 2001.

"The Role of Candor and Honesty in the Psychoanalytic Encounter." Invited Panel Presentation, Section One (Psychologist-Psychoanalyst Practitioners), Division of Psychoanalysis (39) Program, American Psychological Association Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA, August 26, 2001.

"The Ethics of Honesty in the Free Associative Experience." Invited Panel Presentation, Section Four (Local Chapters), Division of Psychoanalysis (39) Program, American Psychological Association Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA, August 24, 2001.

"The Crisis of Experience in Contemporary Psychoanalysis." Invited Address, Southeast Florida Institute for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (SEFIPP), Ft. Lauderdale, Fl., June 15, 2001.

"The Mysteries of Termination and the Psychoanalytic Treatment Experience." Invited Address, video film presentation and discussion, Southeast Florida Association for Psychoanalytic Psychology (SEFAPP), Boca Raton, Fl., June 16, 2001.

"The Ethic of Honesty: The Moral Dimension to Psychoanalysis." Discussion to Peter Carnochan, "The Moral Architecture of Psychoanalysis," sponsored by the Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology, San Francisco, CA, March 3, 2001.

"Is the Unconscious Really all that Unconscious? The Role of Being and Experience in the Psychoanalytic Situation." Presidential Address, Eleventh Annual Conference of the International Federation for Psychoanalytic Education, Palmer House Hilton Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, November 3-5, 2000.

"The Crisis of Experience in the Psychoanalytic Situation." Invited Address, Fall Convocation of the California Institute for Clinical Social Work on the general theme of Philosophical Dimensions of Psychoanalysis, Hotel Durant, Berkeley, California, September 23-24, 2000.

"The Crisis of Experience in Contemporary Psychoanalysis." Invited Keynote Address, the Annual Spring Conference of the Michigan Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology on the general theme of The Experience of Psychoanalysis: What Does It Have To Offer, If Not A "Cure"?, Providence Hospital Medical Building, Southfield, Michigan, March 11, 2000.

"The Sceptic Dimension to Psychoanalysis: Toward An Ethic of Experience." Invited Keynote Address, the Annual Conference of the Instituto de Investigación en Psicología Clínica y Social (Institute of Clinical and Social Psychological Research), Mexico City, February 26, 2000.

"The Enigma of Honesty: The Fundamental Rule of Psychoanalysis." Invited Public Lecture presentation, under the auspices of the Philadelphia Association, 4 Marty's Yard, London, England, October 22, 1999.

"Transference and Addiction." Invited panel presentation on "Desires and Addictions: Compelling Forces," at the all-day conference sponsored by the William Alanson White Institute on the general theme of Hungers and Compulsions Contemporary Perspectives in the Psychoanalytic Treatment of Eating Disorders and Addictions, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York City, October 30, 1999.

"The Decline of Experience in Contemporary Psychoanalysis." Invited Keynote Address, the Annual conference of the Institute of Clinical and Social Psychological Research (Instituto de Investigación en Psicología Clínica y Social), Mexico City, February 27, 1999.

"R. D. Laing's Contribution to Psychoanalysis." Paper presentation, two-day symposium, The Legacy and Future of R. D. Laing's Contribution to Contemporary Thought, in commemoration of the tenth anniversary of R. D. Laing's death, sponsored by Saybrook Institute and Free Association, Lone Mountain College, San Francisco, March 13-14, 1999.

"Transference and Friendship: Aristotle, Montaigne, Freud." Invited Address presentation, Ninth Annual Conference of the International Federation for Psychoanalytic Education, Fordham University, New York, New York, November 6-8, 1998.

"The Crisis of Experience in a Post-Subjective Age." Discussion presentation following paper by Martin Jay, Ph.D., in the Out of the Tower, Off of the Couch lecture series, sponsored by The Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology, San Francisco; George Gund Theater, University of California at Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, California, November 14, 1998.

"Skepticism and Psychoanalysis: The Rule of Neutrality." Paper presentation, San Francisco Institute for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis lecture series, Thinking About Psychoanalytic Theories: Philosophical Assumptions, 3325 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, October 19, 1998.

Discussant to J. M. Heaton, M.A., M.B., B.Chir., D.O., "Skepticism and Psychoanalysis: Toward A Therapeutic Phenomenology." Invited Address, Radical Edge in Psychoanalysis Lecture Series, California School of Professional Psychology, Alameda, California, November 8, 1997.

"The Death of Desire and the Problem of Intentionality." Invited Address, Free Association Lecture Series, Berkeley, California, October 10, 1997.

"Free Association: Psychoanalytic Technique or a Model for Psychoanalytic Education?" Paper presentation, the Eighth Annual Conference of the International Federation for Psychoanalytic Education, The Campus Inn, Ann Arbor, Michigan., October 3-5, 1997.

"Working or Wrestling? - Through Resistance to Change." Invited Address, Free Association Lecture Series, Berkeley, California, February 21, 1997.

Discussant to Betty Cannon, Ph.D., "Sartre and Psychoanalysis." Invited Address, Radical Edge in Psychoanalysis Lecture Series, California School of Professional Psychology, Alameda, California, December 6, 1996.

"The Fundamental Rule of Psychoanalysis." Paper presentation, the Seventh Annual Conference of the International Federation for Psychoanalytic Education, Boca Raton Resort and Club, Boca Raton, Fl., September 27-29, 1996.

"Narcissism and Psychosis." Invited Address, Free Association Lecture Series, Berkeley, alifornia, September 13, 1996.

"Freud's Rule of Neutrality." Keynote Address presentation, the Twentieth Annual Freud onference, Toorak Campus, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia, March 23, 1996.

"Deception, Mystification, Trauma: Laing and Freud." Keynote Address Presentation, the Twentieth Annual Freud Conference, Toorak Campus, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia, March 24, 1996.

"Neutrality and Affect." Invited Address, Free Association Lecture Series, Berkeley, California, January 12, 1996.

Discussant to Daniel Burston, Ph.D., "The Pathology of Normalcy in the Psychoanalytic Theories of Eric Fromm and R. D. Laing." Invited Address, Radical Edge in Psychoanalysis Lecture Series, California School of Professional Psychology, Alameda, California, December 2, 1995.

"Demystifying 'Classical' Technique: The Truth About Freud's Conception of Neutrality." Invited Paper Presentation, Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology, UCSF Laurel Heights Conference Center, San Francisco, CA, October 19, 1995.

"The Existential Dimension to Working Through." Paper presentation, Sixth Annual Conference of the International Federation for Psychoanalytic Education, The Toronto Hilton, Toronto, Canada. October 13-16, 1995.

"Logos, Poetry and Heidegger's Conception of Creativity." Invited paper presentation, Fourth Annual Meeting of the Northern California Psychiatric Society, on Creativity, Psychiatry and the Human Condition, Santa Fe, New Mexico. July 13-15, 1995.

"Freud's Papers on Technique: Neutrality." Invited paper presentation, The Psychoanalytic Forum, California School of Professional Psychology, Alameda, CA. November 11, 1994.

"Freud's Conception of Neutrality." Invited Public Lecture presentation, under the auspices of the Philadelphia Association, 4 Marty's Yard, London, England. October 28, 1994.

"The Impact of Freud's Conception of Neutrality on His Analysis of the Rat Man." Invited Address, Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Kent, Canterbury, England, October 27, 1994.

"The Truth About Freud's Technique." Paper presentation, Fifth Annual Conference of the International Federation for Psychoanalytic Education, The Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, Il. October 8-9, 1994.

"Existentialism and Schizophrenia." Invited paper presentation, Existential Psychotherapy Forum, California School of Professional Psychology, Alameda, CA. May 14, 1994.

"Fromm, Psychoanalysis and Existentialism." Invited paper presentation, The Psychoanalytic Forum, California School of Professional Psychology, Alameda, CA, April 22, 1994.

"The Existential Dimension to Psychoanalysis."Invited two-day lecture presentation, Dept. of Psychology, Graduate School, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, April 8-10, 1994.

"Deception, Mystification, Trauma: Laing and Freud." Invited paper presentation, Twelfth Annual Symposium of the Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center, addressing The Interpersonal Phenomenology of R.D. Laing, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, March 11-12, 1994.

"The Fidelity to Experience in Existential Psychoanalysis." Invited paper presentation, The Psychoanalytic Forum, California School of Professional Psychology, Alameda, CA, April 3, 1992.

"Guilt and the Father Function." Invited paper presentation, two-day Conference on Fatherhood and the Modern Family, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA. April 24-26, 1987.

"The Death of Desire." Paper presentation, Fifth International Human Sciences Research Conference, co-sponsored by Saybrook Institute, San Francisco, CA and California State University at Hayward, CA, at University of California Campus, Berkeley, CA, May 27-31, 1986.

"The Concept of Desire in Hegel and Freud." Invited paper presentation, Melia Foundation Symposium on Psychotherapy and Philosophy, San Francisco, CA, March 14-15, 1984.

"Alternatives for In-patient Treatment of Psychosis." Invited paper presentation, Kaiser Hospital, Dept. of Psychological Services, Oakland, CA, April 7, 1983.

"Schizophrenia as a Structure of Desire." Invited Weekend Presentation, Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA, June 15-16, 1981.

"The Existential Approach to Psychosis." Invited paper presentation, Mental Research Institute, Palo Alto, CA. August 20, 1979.

"The Convergence of Philosophy and Psychology in Psychoanalysis." Invited paper presentation, Annual Meeting of the Asociacion Psicoanalytico de España (The Spanish Psychoanalytic Association), Zaragoza, Spain, May 22, 1975.

"The Anti-psychiatric Treatment of Schizophrenia." Invited paper presentation, Hospital Psiquiatrico de Barcelona (The Psychiatric Hospital of Barcelona), Barcelona, Spain, April 27, 1975.

Education

MA Psychology, Antioch University, London, U.K. 1980.
PhD Psychology, The Wright Institute, Berkeley, CA. 1985

Specialized Training

Graduate, Philadelphia Association Training Programme in Phenomenology and Psychoanalysis. London, U.K. 1980.
Supervisors: R. D. Laing, M.B., Ch.B., D.P.M.
J. M. Heaton, M.A., M.B., B.Chir., D.O.
Hugh Crawford, M.B., Ch.B., F.R.C.P. (C)

Appointments & Elected Positions

2004

Past-President Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology (NCSPP)

2003

President - Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology (NCSPP)

2003-2005

Member of the Board (3rd term) - International Federation for Psychoanalytic Education (IFPE)

2002

Past-President - International Federation for Psychoanalytic Education (IFPE)

2002

President-Elect - Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology (NCSPP)

2002

PINC Liaison - Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology (NCSPP)

2002-

Co-Chair, Curriculum Committee - Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California (PINC), San Francisco, CA

2002

Member of the Board - Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California (PINC), San Francisco, CA

2002

Member of the Executive Committee- Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California (PINC), San Francisco, CA

2001

Editorial Board, European Journal of Psychotherapy. Del Loewanthal, PhD, Editor

2000, 2001

President - International Federation for Psychoanalytic Education (IFPE)

2000

Co-Chair, Program Committee - International Federation for Psychoanalytic Education (IFPE) Annual Conference, Nov. 3-5, 2000, Chicago, Il

2000

Co-Chair, Program Committee Division 39 (Psychoanalysis), Annual Spring Meeting, San Francisco, CA. April, 2000

2000

Member, Board of Directors - Philadelphia Association, Ltd. London, England

1998-1999

Member of the Board (2nd term) - International Federation for Psychoanalytic Education (IFPE)

1999

Co-Chair, Program Committee - International Federation for Psychoanalytic Education (IFPE) Annual Convention, Nov. 5-7, 1999, San Francisco, CA

1997-1999

Chair, Site Committee - International Federation for Psychoanalytic Education (IFPE)

1998

Member, Curriculum Committee - Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California (PINC), San Francisco, CA

1998

Co-Chair, Program Committee Division 39 (Psychoanalysis), Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA. August 14-18, 1998

1998

Editorial Board, Psychoanalytic Psychology. Joseph Reppen, PhD, Editor

1996-1997

Member of the Board (1st term) - International Federation for Psychoanalytic Education (IFPE)

1997

Editorial Board, Journal of Phenomenological Psychology. Frederick Wertz, PhD, Editor

1997

Member, National Advisory Board, Illinois School of Professional Psychology (ISPP), Meadows Campus, Rolling Meadows, Il.

1995-1996

Chair, Public Relations Committee International Federation for Psychoanalytic Education (IFPE)

Memberships

American Psychological Association

Division 39 (Psychoanalysis), American Psychological Association

Section I (Psychologist-Psychoanalyst Practitioners), Division 39 (Psychoanalysis), American Psychological Association

International Psychoanalytic Association (IPA)

Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology (NCSPP) A Regional Affiliate of the Division of Psychoanalysis (39), American Psychological Association

International Federation for Psychoanalytic Education (IFPE)

Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California (PINC), San Francisco, CA

Lacan Clinical Forum, Stockbridge, MA

Philadelphia Association, Ltd., (Founder: R. D. Laing), London, England

International Society for the Psychoanalytic Treatment of Schizophrenia and Other Psychoses (ISPS) 

 

Licenses Held

Registered Psychoanalytic Practitioner (UKCP, United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy, Great Britain, 1980)

MFT21927 (Board of Behavioral Sciences, California, 1986)


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