2017 LIVE EVENTS ARCHIVES

  • Sadder but Wiser: Working with The Depressive Personality –  February 25th 2017, 2-5pm (3 CE hours) –  MONTECITO, CA

    Sadder but Wiser: Working with The Depressive Personality – February 25th 2017, 2-5pm (3 CE hours) – MONTECITO, CA

    This seminar will explore the introjective defensive style of the depressive personality from a broadly psychodynamic perspective. We will discuss constructive ways of approaching the depressive personality in therapy.  The depressive is emotionally sensitive, self-critical, fearful of rejection, and often carries around an inordinate amount of inappropriate guilt and unmourned losses.  Healthy depressives often make up for their own perceived failures by trying to heal others and doing good deeds; more disturbed depressives may descend into self-hatred, mood disorder, and even psychotic features.   Psychologists, MFTs, LCSWs, LEPs, LPCCs Matthew Bennett Psy.D. Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Professor at Pacifica Graduate …Read More »
  • Anxiety, Attachment and Development of Personality Structure – February 11th, 2017;  9:30am-12:30pm (3 CE hours) – LOS ANGELES

    Anxiety, Attachment and Development of Personality Structure – February 11th, 2017; 9:30am-12:30pm (3 CE hours) – LOS ANGELES

    This presentation will trace the relationship between basic anxieties, attachment, and development of personality from early childhood through early formation of adult personality. The presenter will explore some ways in which psychoanalytic theory has described different kinds of basic anxieties, such as annihilation anxiety or abandonment anxiety, and how these basic anxieties serve as motivational systems and result in an imperative for attachment early in life. The discussion will also include an exploration of how the evolving forms of basic anxiety interact with attachment experiences to form a scaffolding for the development of personality. Finally, Dr. Bennett will review how …Read More »