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NAWPSCIPA Clinical Observation Workgroup: The Three Level Model for observing transformations in the Psychoanalysis

Monday, February 10, 2020 – 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 – 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Cost: $160 USD

Before Proceeding with Online Registration:
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Robert White, M.D. (New Haven, CT)
Steven Goldberg, M.D. (San Francisco, CA)

Please note: Maximum number of registrants: 11 (plus 3 slots for advanced candidates). Participants must be psychoanalysts (APsaA, IPA) with places for three senior candidates (APsaA, IPA).

Continuing Education: No Continuing Education Credits (though efforts are pending)

Questions About the Program: contact Steven Goldberg ( or Robert White (

Traditional Registration: contact Robert White ( – write “Clinical Observation Workgroup” in the subject line)

Observing Transformations in Psychoanalysis

A group of 14 psychoanalysts will use a brief history and verbatim material prepared by a presenting analyst from the opening sessions and from two later points in a psychoanalysis. Using the model’s format and questions as a basis for discussion of the clinical material, transformations in the patient’s psychic functioning and in the analytic process are observed. The Three Level Model allows psychoanalysts to identify more precisely what changes have, and have not (or not yet) occurred. The workshop creates a space to share theoretical approaches in a respectful way that provides the opportunity for the clarification of concepts through reference to the shared clinical material, while observing change and no change, and the nature of the therapeutic action.

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