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Roots & Branches Foundational Course - Class Six - Panel Presentation Discussing a Clinical Vignette

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Roots & Branches Foundational Course - Class Six - Panel Presentation Discussing a Clinical Vignette

Saturday, March 7, 2020 9:00am to 1:00pm
Phinney Ridge Community Center
6532 Phinney Ridge Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
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Panel Presentation Discussing a Clinical Vignette 

Key Figures: Freud, Klein, Mitchell & Aron 

Join us for the final culmination of our two-year Roots & Branches program. We will have a panel presentation in which a clinical vignette is discussed from the vantage point of different psychoanalytic theories, including some of those presented throughout the two-year program. This is an opportunity to observe clinical theory being put into practice and a chance to bring into higher contrast the similarities and differences between the different psychoanalytic orientations. Each of our panelists will share their personal connection to their chosen theoretical orientation before demonstrating how they view a clinical example through their preferred theoretical lens. Attendees will see, in this final session, several depth psychology theories side-by-side and the clinical implications of each. 

Instructor Daniel S. Benveniste, PhD, is a clinical psychologist with a private practice in Bellevue, Washington. He is also a Visiting Professor of Psychiatry, Wuhan Mental Health Center, Tongji Medical College. Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Hubei, Peoples Republic of China. In addition to his practice and teaching, he writes professional articles and books, and has taught graduate students of clinical psychology for many years. He is the author of The Interwoven Lives of Sigmund, Anna and W. Ernest Freud: Three Generations of Psychoanalysis (2015) and is the editor of Anna Freud in the Hampstead Clinic: Letters to Humberto Nágera (2015). Originally from California, he did his training and began his practice in the San Francisco Bay Area. He lived and worked in Caracas, Venezuela from 1999 to 2010 and then relocated to the Pacific Northwest with his wife, Adriana Prengler, LMHC, FIPA. In 2016, he was named Honorary Member of the American Psychoanalytic Association.

Instructor Rikki Ricard, LMHC, FIPA is a practicing psychoanalyst and psychoanalytic psychotherapist in private practice, working with adults, couples and adolescents. She offers supervision individually and in groups. Rikki is a graduate of Northwestern Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, with Masters degrees in both Acting and Psychology. She has been in private practice for 27 years. Rikki has taught at COR, the Alliance, SPSI and NPSI. 

Instructor Sally Bjorklund, LMHC is a psychoanalyst, supervisor and consultant. She is co-founder and faculty member of Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy Seattle (RPPS). She is on the editorial board of the journal Psychoanalytic Perspectives and Supervisor for the National Training Program at the National Institute for the Psychotherapies. She was a contributor to “Clinical Implications of the Psychoanalyst’s Life Experience: When the Personal Becomes Professional,” and has written and presented on topics including sex and gender, adoption, aging, working with hard to reach patients, treatment by telephone, and erotic transference. 

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Any questions?  Contact Mason Judy at and (802) 952-0367 or Nicola Mucci at

**Program content has been submitted for approval for 4.0 CEUs per lecture for Licensed Social Workers, Mental Health Counselors, and Marriage and Family Therapists by the Washington State Society for Clinical Social Work. 

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