Saturday, December 7, 2013

Ongoing Group Psychotherapy

Ongoing Group Psychotherapy

Individuals and Couples in Relationship to Their Objects


Presented by

 Joan Jutta Lachkar, Ph.D.


Saturday, January 18thp, 2014, 10:30 AM-Noon 

(light buffet breakfast)                                                                              

This is an ongoing psychotherapy group designed for analytically minded individuals. It models the classical psychoanalytic/psychodynamic model in that the goals and objectives are to provide a unique opportunity for gaining interpersonal awareness and resolution to work through internal and external conflicts, and to share feelings and concerns in a safe, nurturing and containing environment. Drawing from many valuable concepts abstracted from the psychoanalytic literature, the therapist shapes group interpretations and interventions to suit and match the uniqueness of each individual. The group focuses more for the participants the opportunity for reparation and forgiveness as the replacement for self-persecution, destructive envy and rage.



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Fee $45.00 per person (sliding scale available)

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For further information contact

Joan Jutta Lachkar, Ph.D.

818 290 3390

310 413 9593

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Common Complaints that Bring Couples into Treatment
 (and other works)
Newport Center for Psychoanalytic Studies
Presented by
 Joan Jutta Lachkar, Ph.D.
Saturday, January 11, 2014, 8:30  AM – 12:30 PM   
Buffet Breakfast
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
818 290 3390 or 310 413 9593

This presentation is based on Dr, Lachkar's groundbreaking book, Common Complaints that Bring Couples Into Therapy (2014). It draws from many theoretical perspectives including classical psychoanalysis, self-psychology, ego psychology, object relations, attachment theory, contemporary theorists and others. It describes various kinds of “complainers” when a complaint is a complaint, when used for evacuation, and how to “listen” to the complaint as they link  to various personality disorders. It also includes many treatment points and procedures as it offers  specific procedures and techniques to explain the psychodynamics of the couple  e.g., why  couples stay in painful  destructive, on-going  behaviors also known as traumatic bonding or “the dance.”  Aside from this work, it has applicability to all kinds of couples including cross-cultural couples. There is also plenty of opportunity for role play and discussion as well as case presentations.  
• To understand the couples’ mutual projections and how each one tends to identity or over-identify with the negative projections of the other.
• To understand how old archaic injuries (“V’ spot”) impairs the couples’ current perspective of reality (judgment, perception, reality testing)
When and how to interpret, confront or intervene
“This new edition of Dr. Joan Lachkar’s work highlights her meticulous ongoing efforts to define a fascinating clinical entity from different clinical and theoretical vantage points. This is a highly well thought out word that is characterized by sound scholarship, considerable clinical experience and innovativeness. It is to be recommended to all mental health workers.”
- James Grotstein, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, UCLA School of Medicine