Tools for Transformation: Working Intersubjectively with Dev...

Tools for Transformation: Working Intersubjectively with Dev...

Tools for Transformation: Working Intersubjectively with Developmental Trauma and Traumatic Attachments 

Presented by Jane Rubin, PhD 

Saturday, September 22, 2018 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Many of our patients suffer from various forms of developmental trauma. Whether their presenting problems are depression, anxiety, the inability to form meaningful relationships, or difficulty finding their direction in life, they live in the shadow of early relationships with misattuned caregivers.

Intersubjectivity theory and infant research give us new ways of understanding and working with these patients. Intersubjectivity theory helps us to recognize developmental trauma in our adult patients, to identify the unconscious organizing principles that result from that trauma, and to understand the traumatic attachments that keep them from moving forward in their lives. When combined with the findings of infant research, it gives us tools for effective affect attunement that allows our patients to integrate dissociated affects and use those affects to help them have richer, more meaningful lives.

This seminar will discuss the basic concepts of intersubjectivity theory, as developed by Robert Stolorow, George Atwood, and Bernard Brandchaft, and integrate those concepts with the empirical research about affect attunement of Daniel Stern, Beatrice Beebe, and Frank Lachmann, and the Boston Change Process Study Group. Participants will learn how to work more successfully to help their patients overcome the results of early trauma while avoiding many of the impasses that can result from ineffective treatment.

Jane Rubin, PhD, received her PhD in Philosophy from UC Berkeley, her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the Wright Institute, and her PsyD in Contemporary Psychoanalysis at the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis in Los Angeles. She is in private practice in Berkeley.


Embassy Suites by Hilton
101 McInnis Parkway
San Rafael, CA 94903 


CIP Members: 
$75 early registration 10 days prior to seminar; $85 after 

$110 early registration up to 10 days prior to seminar, $120 after

CEs: 6 CEs for LMFTs, LCSWs, and Psychologists. 

Community Institute for Psychotherapy is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Community Institute for Psychotherapy maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 

Cancellations must be received in writing 10 business days prior to the seminar or class for a refund minus a $25 cancellation fee.


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