Event Series Frontiers in Psychoanalysis

“Oedipal Experiences in Same-Sex Families” with Yifat Eitan-Persico, PhD

SPSI in Eastlake 1938 Fairview Ave E, Seattle, United States

In recent decades, a growing body of evidence has underscored the positive development of children raised by same-sex parents. These compelling findings not only challenge the traditional Oedipal theory but also lay bare its inherent heteronormative biases, compelling a thorough reevaluation of its foundational premises. Join Dr. Yifat Eitan-Persico as she shares enlightening theoretical and

Event Series Frontiers in Psychoanalysis

“Religion in the Room: Relational Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Faith, Spirituality, and Religion in the Therapeutic Encounter” with Lisa Cataldo, MDiv, PhD

SPSI in Eastlake 1938 Fairview Ave E, Seattle, United States

The relationship between psychoanalysis and religion has long been fraught, yet religion or spirituality can play a significant role in patients’ lives or our own. When patients bring up material of a religious or spiritual nature, many analysts find themselves at a loss. Can we understand and engage patients’ spiritual material in treatment in a

Event Series Frontiers in Psychoanalysis

“The Questions of Contemporary Psychoanalysis: A Decolonial Exploration of Analytic Futurity” with Daniel José Gaztambide, PsyD

SPSI in Eastlake 1938 Fairview Ave E, Seattle, United States

Outdated. Unscientific. Regressive. Such words capture a psychoanalysis in question. Through his presentation, Gaztambide draws on decoloniality, psychoanalytic theory, and research to address a series of questions plaguing contemporary psychoanalysis—the question of sexuality, the question of development, and the question of gender. Exploring these questions reveals the complex intersections of race and class, while simultaneously