Western Branch Canadian Psychoanalytic Society – Annual Scientific Meeting
WBCPS Annual Conference
Dreaming the Session: Civitarese in Vancouver
March 7-10, 2018
Location: The Arbutus Club
2001 Nanton Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. V6J 4A1
Dr.Giuseppe Civitarese is an internationally renowned writer and speaker on the forefront of contemporary psychoanalysis. His clinical and theoretical ideas are simultaneously profound, serious, alive and playful. He has presented and written many articles and books on the analyst’s internal setting, somatic reverie, the embodied field, the oneiric paradigm amongst other thought-provoking ideas including dreaming the session, and most recently, ‘the sublime’, his original and emerging thinking on sublimation. Civitarese advocates his aesthetic dream perspective, resonant with Keats’ idea of negative capability, as a form of radical anti-realism in which material reality is set aside as a method of becoming deeply immersed in the emotional life of the session.
We invite our colleagues, analysts and psychoanalytic psychotherapists, from near and far to join us for our annual conference for 2018, Dreaming the Session: Civitarese in Vancouver, an event designed to be interactive and to maximize the opportunity to have an intimate exchange with a creative, profound and kind psychoanalytic thinker of and for our time.
Our Friday night/Saturday conference includes in depth, cutting edge presentations by our speaker, Giuseppe Civitarese, on current developments of his psychoanalytic theory and the clinical technique that evolves from it. The conference is designed to be interactive, providing many opportunities for exchange between colleagues as well as ample space for audience discussion in each segment. In addition, we will have time to socialize together during our Opening Cocktail Party, breakfast, coffee breaks and gourmet lunch all included with the registration fee and provided by the Arbutus Club, our lovely conference venue.
We are pleased to be able a special rate to our registrants at the Wall Centre Hotel in downtown Vancouver on Burrard. Please use this link >> to reserve your room. This rate is valid form 3 days before until 3 days after the conference dates. We will also be arranging carpooling from the hotel to the conference site for those interested. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information. The special **$199 Sheraton guest room rate expired February 5, 2018 at 5 pm PST.
In these clinical case seminars Guiseppe Civitarese will illustrate the technical application of his theory through commentary on a current case presented by an analyst in our community, providing us with an opportunity to learn together as we share our thoughts.
Master Class I Wednesday, March 7, 6-8 pm $50
Master Class II Thursday, March 8, 6-8 pm $50
Individual Supervision Thursday, March 8
These private sessions provide a rare opportunity for individual supervision with our guest speaker, Giuseppe Civitarese. To reserve your spot please contact: email@example.com
Session 1 Thursday, March 8, 1-1:50 $300
Session II Thursday, March 8, 2-2:50 $300
Session III Thursday, March 8, 3-3:50 $300
Session IV Thursday, March 8, 4-4:50 $300
WBCPS Annual Conference Dreaming the Session: Civitarese in Vancouver | March 7-10, 2018
Friday Evening, March 9th
6:00pm – 6:45pm Registration/ Opening Cocktail Party
6:45pm – 8:45pm Keynote Address – Giuseppe Civitarese
Staying in Wait: On the Bionian Concept of Negative Capability Discussant – Elie Debbane
Saturday, March 10th
9:00am – 9:30am
Coffee and Breakfast
9:30am – 4:45pm The Theory of Dreaming and the Clinical Tools Derived from It
Part I: From Deformation to Transformation. On Bion’s Theory of Dreaming Giuseppe Civitarese
Part II: Hallucinosis, Dreaming and play: The Analytic Field and Its Transformations Giuseppe Civitarese
On Giuseppe Civitarese’s Contributions to Psychoanalysis Talking Circle with Giuseppe Civitarese, Elie Debbane, Judy Eekhoff, Rose Vasta, Elizabeth Wallace and Catherine Young
What is Psychoanalysis? Talking Circle with Giuseppe Civitarese and clinicians from Vancouver and Victoria