Mental health presentations, media and appearances by psychoanalyst and psychotherapist Sandra E. Cohen, Ph.D. | Beverly Hills, CA 90210
2018: Lady Bird: Critical Mothers and Provocative Daughters How History Plays Its Part In Problems Loving and Letting Go. Discussion of Greta Gerwig’s film, Lady Bird, at The Psychoanalytic Center of California’s Saturday Cinema, March 3, 2018.
2017: Elle: What Does Triumph Have To Do With It? Discussion of Paul Verhoeven’s film, Elle, at The Psychoanalytic Center of California’s Saturday Cinema, April 18, 2017.
2016: Exploring How Words Weave Skin Around The Otherwise Unspeakable, The Unknown. Paper presented with Holaday Mason, M.A. at the IFPE “Skin” Conference, Pasadena, CA, October 28, 2016.
2012 – 2014
2014: MSNBC’s NewsNation with Tamron Hall, speaking about the psychology of the Oscar’s Best Picture nominees, February 28, 2014.
2012: Discussant for paper by Muriel Dimen, Ph.D., entitled “Our Primal Crime: Clinical Lessons from Personal Experience”. Dangerous Method II: Boundary Crossings Conference at New Center for Psychoanalysis, October 20, 2012.
2012: Discussant for paper on Benjamin Britten’s opera, “The Turn of The Screw”, presented by Kate Barrows. The Melanie Klein Lectureship at the Psychoanalytic Center of California, March 31, 2012.
2011: Discussant for Psychological Aspects of Egg Donation: A Clinical Case. The Assisted Reproduction Panel at the American Psychoanalytic Association Conference, San Francisco, June 2011.
2011: When a Patient Retreats: Projective Identification and Pathological Defensive Organization. Paper presented for the C.G. Jung Clinicians Series, May 18, 2011.
2011: Discussant for The Kids Are All Right New Center for Psychoanalysis Film Series, April 29, 2011.
2011: One is Excluded and One is Not: Love Triangles, Obsession, and Jealous Revenge in the film Broken Embraces. Discussion presented at “Mirrors of the Heart: Psychoanalytic Reflections on the Work of Pedro Almodovar”. New Center for Psychoanalysis Conference, April 16, 2011.
2011: The Mind from the Beginning: and its Relevance to Psychoanalytic Treatment: Using Transference and Countertransference to Understand. Talk presented at Psychoanalytic Center of California’s Open House, March 27, 2011.
2011: Working in the Immediacy of the Transference-Countertransference Relationship. Paper presented for the Psychoanalytic Center of California Panel: “Entries Into The Space of the Analyst’s Mind: How and What The Analyst Understands.” At the AAPCSW Conference: “Connection in a My Space World: Embracing Culture and Creativity in Psychoanalytic Thought”, March 20, 2011.
2010: Discussant for “Erotic, Psychotic, and Intersubjective Aspects of Countertransference: Who is Driving Whom Mad?” Psychoanalytic Center of California Conference, October 16, 2010.
2001: Seeing and Not Seeing: A Dream Lived Out in an Analysis. Paper presented at the 43rdInternational Psychoanalytical Association Congress in Nice, France, July 2001.
2000: Body as Autistic Object in Psychosomatic States and the Creation of Psychic Skin. Paper presented to Women in Psychoanalysis, Los Angeles Branch of Section III of Division 39 (Division of Psychoanalysis) of the American Psychological Association.
2000: Seeing and Not Seeing: A Dream Lived Out in an Analysis. Paper presented
at the Los Angeles Psychoanalytic Institute Dream Conference, October 2000.
1999: The Use of Hate as an Illusory Object. Paper presented at the 42nd
International Psychoanalytical Association Congress in Santiago de Chile, July 1999.