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Clinical and Theoretical Writing as a Personal and Professional Adventure

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Clinical and Theoretical Writing as a Personal and Professional Adventure

Saturday, November 17, 2018 9:00am to 12:00pm
4020 East Madison
Suite 230
Seattle, WA 98112
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This class is now full but please contact Gillian Vik at if you would like to be added to the waiting list.  The information for the second class scheduled for December will be announced soon. 
In anticipation of the 30th Anniversary Forum Conference on Theory and Practice, the Alliance is hosting a series of workshops to support the psychoanalytic community in generating their Forum proposals. While interest in presenting is not required for the class, we hope to support those who are interested in their process. We are especially interested in cultivating new, unheard voices, and from our early-career and student members.
This seminar will address the role of psychoanalytic writing within the profession, some of the mechanics of writing, and the presenter's personal experience as an author of numerous articles (in Spanish and English), a newspaper column, blogs and two books. Participants can be of any theoretical orientation and with or without writing experience. The only requirement is a curiosity about the  adventure of  writing. 
Topics Covered:
Why write?
Psychoanalytic writing 
Choosing a topic
Choosing an audience
Scope and depth
Writing skills
Finding a publisher
This event is free but please contact Gillian Vik at to register.  Space is limited!  
1. Participants in this seminar will learn about the importance of writing within the depth psychologies.
2. Participants will learn some of the mechanics of orienting their writing to a topic, an audience and determining a manageable scope and depth.
3. Participants will be introduced to the development of writing skills, copy-editing and finding a publisher. 

Daniel S. Benveniste, PhD, is a clinical psychologist with a private practice in Bellevue, Washington. He sees adults in counseling and psychotherapy. He is also a Visiting Professor of Clinical Psychology at the Wuhan Mental Health Center, in the People’s Republic of China. He writes professional articles and books, and has taught graduate students of clinical psychology for many years. He has been publishing psychoanalytic articles since 1983, is the author of a psychobiography - The Interwoven Lives of Sigmund, Anna and W. Ernest Freud: Three Generations of Psychoanalysis (2015), and he is also the editor of Anna Freud in the Hampstead Clinic: Letters to Humberto Nágera (2015). Originally from California, he did his training and began his private practice in the San Francisco Bay Area where he was also Director of Training for two practicum programs and taught graduate students at The Wright Institute, California School of Professional Psychology and in the Department of Social Welfare at the University of California at Berkeley. He lived and worked in Caracas, Venezuela from 1999 to 2010 where he maintained a private practice and taught at Universidad Central de Venezuela and Universidad Católica Ándres Bello. In 2010 he relocated to the Pacific Northwest with his wife, Adriana Prengler, LMHC, FIPA. In 2016, he was named Honorary Member of the American Psychoanalytic Association.

Contact Person: 
Gillian Vik
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