Reserve your spot today. Register early and receive the pre-registration discount (where applicable).


Presented by Adam Philips and Panel


student: $90.00

This program is Sold Out. Call the office at 310-478-6541 x10 to be put on wait list in case any cancellations occur.

The Independent Group in British Psychoanalysis—most notably Winnicott, Khan, Milner, Rycroft, and Laing—pioneered a unique and unprecedented approach to psychoanalytic theory and practice. Adam Phillips, identifying himself as a member and heir to the Independent Group, explores the various dimensions of the Independent Group's approaches, while engaging with the controversies generated by them in the development of psychoanalysis. This conference concentrates on how the extraordinary range of Independent Group writing might be applicable to today's clinical practice. There will be close attention to Winnicott's seminal book, Playing and Reality.

The afternoon program, "A Discussion on Winnicott," features great panelists including Van DeGolia, Leigh Tobias, Lynda Chandler, and Jeffrey Prager as they and Adam Phillips focus on Winnicott's Playing and Reality, Phillips' Winnicott, and Phillips' paper, "Winnicott's Magic: 'Playing and Reality' and Reality."


Learning Objectives

As a result of attending this session, participants should be able to:

·        Identify an historical and critical account of the leading figures in the British Independent Group, most importantly Winnicott

·        Explain the ways in which the Independent School differentiates itself from other psychoanalytic paradigms

·        Describe some seminal insights of Winnicott with regard to trauma, development, dyadic relationships, culture, playing, and symbolic forms of thinking

·        Delineate Winnicott's clinical relevance today


Adam Phillips, former Principal Child Psychotherapist at Charing Cross Hospital in London, is a psychoanalyst in private practice and a writer. He is considered one of the foremost writers on psychoanalysis today, having authored over twenty books including Unforbidden Pleasures, Becoming Freud, Winnicott, On Balance, and Going Sane. He is the General Editor of Penguin Modern Classics Freud Translations (17 volumes) and writes regularly for The New York Times, The Observer and the London Review of Books.


Afternoon Panel:

Lynda Chassler, PhD

Van Dyke DeGolia, M.D.

Jeffrey Prager, PhD

Leigh Tobias, PhD


Saturday, October 28, 2017, 9 AM-4 PM   6 CE credits

Location: Shutters on the Beach

One Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, 90405


Refund Policy:

Full Refunds minus a $10 processing fee are granted prior to October 20, 2017.

From October 20 and through October 24, refunds of 50% are granted

No other refunds are given.


Registration Oct. 2- 24, 2017:       $185

Students, interns & candidates:  $  90

Valet Parking and Lunch is included 





IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of these CME/CE programs have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.


PHYSICIANS: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the New Center for Psychoanalysis. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for the maximum number of 6 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


PSYCHOLOGISTS: The New Center for Psychoanalysis is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. New Center for Psychoanalysis maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Full attendance is required for psychologists to receive credit; partial credit may not be awarded based on APA guidelines. For the psychologists’ records, certificates of attendance are provided at the completion of the course.



The New Center for Psychoanalysis is a continuing education provider that has been approved by the American Psychological Association, a California Board of Behavioral Sciences recognized approval agency.



REGISTERED NURSES: The New Center for Psychoanalysis is an accredited provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider #CEP1112). Registered Nurses may claim only the actual number of hours spent in the educational activity for credit.