Past Event

"Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg:
The Dream World of Wagner"

Steven H. Golderg, MD and Jeanne C. Harasemovitch, LCSW

Wagner's grand and lyric Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg transports us into a waking and sleeping dream of its characters. Wagner's opera embodies his vision that creativity occurs in the depths of the unconscious and is accessible to us in our dreamlife and through interpretation. Steven Goldberg, MD, and Jeanne Harasemovitch, LCSW, will each present their ideas on Wagner's conception of dreaming, its relation to Freud and contemporary theorists, and the non-representational and its alliance with music, poetry, and art.


Berkeley City Club
2315 Durant Avenue

Saturday, October 28, 2017

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


StevenSteven H. Golderg, MD

Steven Goldberg, MD, is a training and supervising analyst at  San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis, and a personal and supervising analyst at Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California. He has taught extensively at both institutes. Dr. Goldberg is a former dean of students, clinic director, and co-chair of the ethics committee at SFCP. He currently co-chairs Opera on the Couch, a collaboration between SFCP and the San Francisco Opera. At the American Psychoanalytic Association, he co-chairs the discussion group on impasses in psycho-analysis. The author of a number of psychoanalytic papers, he is on the editorial boards of the Psychoanalytic Quarterly and the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association.


JeanneJeanne C. Harasemovitch, LCSW

Jeanne Harasemovitch, LCSW, is a psychoanalyst in Berkeley CA and a Founding Committee Member of the Berkeley Psychoanalytic Society. She is on the faculty of the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis, the Psychoanalytic Institute of Nothern california, the Oregon Center for Psychoanalysis, and teaches extensively throughout the Bay Area. Her seminars emphasize the relationship between psychoanalysis and the arts and humanities. Among her publications are (ATemporal Dialectic: Creative Converstions Between Timelessness/Time and Transference awarded the Karl Menninger Memorial Award and the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association Prize, Melancholy - Genius and Insanity in the Western World, a film review of Lars von Trier's Melancholia, and Conversation with the Arts: Poet and Psychoanalyst Forrest Hamer and Jeanne Harasemovitch. She is a discussant for Opera on the Couch, a collaboration between the San Francisco Opera and SFCP.


Future Events

"Trans Psychoanalysis and Livable Embodiments"

Patricia Gherovici, Ph.D.

Berkeley City Club
2315 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA

Saturday, March 3, 2018
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM



Past Events

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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