Upcoming Event

"Freud's Seduction:
Psychoanalysis and California"

Fernando Castrillon, Psy.D.

Dr. Castrillon will present a selection of his research on Psychoanalysis in California derived from the theoretical and clinical formulations developed in his forthcoming book California Psychoanalyst: Subjectivity and Clinical Praxis in the Far West. Inclusive of both the historical development and the Californication of psychoanalysis and grounded in his attention to the subject of the unconscious, Dr. Castrillon's main focus is the compelling question of how and 'which' Freud came to these shores - what he terms "Freud's seduction'. The taking root (or not) of psychoanalysis, certainly of interest in any specific locale and time, is particularly noteworthy when considering the peculiar case of California. It is here that the history of California and the Anglophone iteration of psychoanalysis are nearly coterminous.


Berkeley City Club
2315 Durant Avenue

Saturday, October 20, 2018

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


FernandoFernando Castrillon, Psy.D.

Dr. Fernando Castrillon is a personal and supervising psychoanalyst, faculty of the Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis (LSP) and the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California (PINC), a licensed clinical psychologist and professor in the Community Mental Health Program at CIIS. He is the founding director of CIIS' The Clinic Without Walls, an innovative psychotherapy clinic serving mostly poor and immigrant communities. Dr. Castrillon is an Editor of the European Journal of Psychoanalysis and is a member of the Institute of Advanced Studies in Psychoanalysis based in Rome, Italy. His clinical, teaching and research interests include the question, production and theatrics of subjectivity (human and more-than-human), psychoanalysis, schizoanalysis, critical theory, the digitalization of subjectivity, community mental health and ecopsychology. Author (with Doug Vakoch) of Ecopsychology, Phenomenology, and the Environment: The Experience of Nature (Springer Press), and numerous articles in Spanish and English, he is currently writing a multivolume work on psychoanalysis in California. Dr. Castrillon is in private psychoanalytic practice in the East Bay: www.drcastrillon.com.


Future Events

"From Freud's Mourning to Mourning Freud"

Madelon Sprengnether, Ph.D.

Berkeley City Club
2315 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA

Saturday, December 1, 2018
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM



Past Events

Saturday, March 3, 2018

"Trans Psychoanalysis and Livable Embodiments"
Patricia Gherovici, Ph.D.


Saturday, January 27, 2018

"The Political Unconscious in Perilous Times"
Judith Butler, Ph.D.,
Lance Dodes, M.D.,
Jill Gentile, Ph.D.


Saturday, October 28, 2017

"Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg: The Dream World of Wagner"
Steven H. Golderg, MD,
Jeanne C. Harasemovitch, LCSW,


Saturday, October 7, 2017

"Incandescent Alphabets: Language and Art in Psychosis"
Annie G. Rogers, Ph.D.


Saturday, May 20, 2017

"Homeland (In)Security: How Feminine Law Might Rescue Democracy, Truth and Free Speech"
Jill Gentile, Ph.D.


Sunday, March 26, 2017

"Enigmatic Mechanisms: Some Reflections on Love, Affect, and Identification in Freud"
Marcus Coelen, Ph.D


Saturday, March 18, 2017

"Refashioning Jouissance/Enjoyment for the Age of the Imaginary"
Juliet Flower MacCannell, Ph.D.


Saturday, January 28, 2017

"Freud and the Frankfurt School"
Martin E. Jay, Ph.D.


Saturday, October 29, 2016

"Thinking About The Future"
Christopher Bollas, Ph.D.


Saturday, September 24, 2016

"Death Drive Dialogue #2"
Henry Markman, MD,
Israel Katz, MD,


Saturday, May 21, 2016

"Psychoanalytic Knowledge"
Peter Hobson, Ph.D.


Saturday, April 23, 2016

"The Alterability of the Memory Trace"
Rosaura Martinez, Ph.D.


Saturday, April 2, 2016

"Conversion Disorder: Freud, religious transformation, Foucault and Agamben"
Jamieson Webster, Ph.D.


Saturday, March 26, 2016

"Surviving Terror: An Interview with Ernst Federn"
Helen Schoenhals Hart, Dr.med.


Saturday, October 17, 2015

"Rosa Luxemburg and Marilyn Monroe: Women in Depressed Times"
Jacqueline Rose


Saturday, May 9, 2015

"Keeping the Other Alive: Counter-trends to the Death Drive"
Judith Butler, Ph.D.


Monday, March 30, 2015

"Cultivating the Foreigner Within: Julia Kristeva and Hannah Arendt on Uncanny Art and Human Relations in the Contemporary World"
Elaine Miller, Ph.D.


Saturday, January 31, 2015

"Enduring Inequality: Racism in America"
Jeffrey Prager, Ph.D.



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