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FRANCISCO J. GONZÁLEZ, M.D., On The Double Provenance Of The Unconscious

  • Mon, January 10, 2022 10:21 PM
    Message # 12253997

    Friday, February 18, 2022 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Virtual event — Zoom link provided upon registration 

    Psychoanalysis is famously the discipline whose object of study is the Unconscious. In conventional terms this has been understood in various ways: as the domains of infantile sexuality, the drives, the Oedipus complex, phantasy, internal objects, transitional phenomena, mentalization, dreaming and relationality - to name but a few prominent concepts. In all of these, the individual psyche anchors theorizing, even when that psyche is understood in intersubjective terms. This talk proposes that the unconscious also has another dimension; not the personal and individual, but the social. The Social Unconscious might best be understood in terms of groups and collectives, a realm of a different order than that of the individual. Drawing from psychoanalytic group theory, conventional psychoanalysis, clinical work, and examples, I will make a case for the double provenance of the unconscious - both individual and collective - and suggest that subjectivity is what happens at the intersection between the two. This has implications for our work both within and outside of the consulting room.

    Francisco J. González, MD, is Personal & Supervising Analyst, Community Psychoanalysis Supervising Analyst, and Faculty at the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California (PINC), where he also helped found and serves as Co-Director of the Community Psychoanalysis Track. He is on the faculty of the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis and a Supervising Analyst at the Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis. His teaching and writing focuses on the articulation of the social within individual and collective psychic life, including in the domains of gender, sexuality, racialized difference, immigration, film, and groups, and has been the recipient of the Symonds Award, the Ralph E. Roughton Paper Award, and co-recipient of the JAPA Award for the Best Published Paper 2019. He serves on the editorial boards of Psychoanalytic Dialogues, JAPA, and Studies in Gender and Sexuality and on the Holmes Commission on Racial Equality in the American Psychoanalytic Association. He practices privately in San Francisco and Oakland and in the public domain at Instituto Familiar de la Raza in San Francisco.

    • General Admission – $25.00
    • General Admission (+CE for Masters-Level Clinicians) – $45.00
    • Students – $10.00
    • Students (+CE for Masters-Level Clinicians) – $30.00

    This course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. (CAMFT approval #100116). Attendees who signed up to received CEs: A certificate of attendance will be provided in exchange for a completed course evaluation.

    Sacramento Psychoanalytic Society is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. SPS maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

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