Early bird registration is open until 9/30/18!

Program Description
More than ever we are in the midst of a national conversation about misogyny and sexual assault. From Hollywood to Washington D.C., in corporations and institutions across the country, each day seems to bring new revelations of a culture of harassment and abuse of women. For better and worse, the topic of misogyny has never been more public or more important.

The goal of this two-day conference is to expand awareness of this issue beyond what is social and political, and explore the personal and internal glass ceiling experience of persevering in the face of misogyny.

Through an interdisciplinary and intersectional lens, the theme "Psychic Survival in the face of Misogyny: A dialectic between the internal and external glass ceiling" will be related to both current events and psychological and psychoanalytic themes.

As active voices from the fields of psychoanalysis, health care, education, arts, entertainment, law, technology, media, athletics, non-profit and concerned members of the community we hope to be able to take these discussions into our clinical settings, work places, schools and the larger community to strengthen our clients' and colleagues' experience, increase sensitivity to these issues, promote gender parity, and create lasting change.

MD's, Psychologists, LCSW's, MFT's, Registered Nurses, and other learners interested in developing understanding about gender issues.  

Learning Objectives
Friday Evening
At the end of this activity, participating clinicians should be able to:
1. Differentiate an internal from an external 'glass ceiling'
2. Recognize misogyny in the culture and within a patient's psyche
3. Critique misogyny and its contribution to personal and social identity
At the end of this activity, participating clinicians should be able to:
1. Identify envy as a contributing factor in the internal 'glass ceiling'
2. Revise their current concept of masculinity and its impact in personal and work settings
3. Develop a constructive approach to misogyny in the workplace and treatment room
Program Faculty

Virginia Ungar, MD   is a Training Analyst as well as a Child and Adolescent Analyst at the Buenos Aires Psychoanalytic Association (APDEBA). She is the current President of the International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA), the first female president in the IPA's 105 year history. She has numerous published articles on child and adolescent development, human suffering and psychoanalysis.  

Dana Calvo is an Award-winning journalist for the Los Angeles Times. Along with a myriad of esteemed projects, she has gone on to co-executive produce Netflix's Narcos as well as create and  executive produce Amazon's Good Girls. Her work in television draws together her interest in social activism, crime, drug trafficking, and sexual discrimination.  

Stephen Kory Friedman is an Emmy and Peabody award-winning creator of social impact campaigns and the President of the Societal Impact Division of SYPartners. He is the past president of MTV, spearheading MTV's transformation into a millennial network, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Genocide Survivors Foundation.

Adrienne Harris, PhD  is Senior Faculty and Supervisor at the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California. In 2017, she received the distinguished Helen Meyers Traveling Psychoanalytic Scholar Award, the aim of which is to promote dialogue and shared learning on women's issues among women in psychoanalysis.

Paula Ellman PhD, ABPP is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Contemporary Freudian Society, Washington DC (CFS) and the IPA. She is Overall Chair of the Committee on Women and Psychoanalysis of the IPA (COWAP), Vice President of the CFS Board and a Board Member of the North American Psychoanalytic Confederation (NAPsaC).

Maureen Murphy, PhD is a Training and Supervising Analyst as well as founding President of the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California. She was the Conference Coordinator at the IPA conference in Buenos Aires on the theme of "Intimacy" and has served as the North American representative to the IPA board.

Katelyn Ohashi is a Senior on the UCLA gymnastics team studying gender studies. She is a four year national team member in gymnastics, 2009-2013; the 2012 Pac Rim and 2013 American Cup champion; and the 2018 National champion including floor champion.

Program Schedule

Friday Evening
5:30-6:00 pm Registration
6:00-7:00 pm Cocktail Reception
7:00-9:00 pm Panel presentation and discussion featuring:

Virginia Ungar, MD, Welcome and Opening Remarks

Dana Calvo, "Breaking Through the Glass Ceiling"

Maureen Murphy, PhD, moderator
8:30-9:00 am
9:00-9:15 am Conference Introduction: Andrea Kahn, PhD
9:15-10:00 am Keynote Presentation: Virginia Ungar, MD "The Analyst and the Internal Glass Ceiling"
10:00-10:45 am Stephen Kory Friedman "Where Do Men Stand Now?"
10:45-11:15 am
11:15-am12:15 pm Adrienne Harris, PhD "The Fate of Masculine/Feminine Today"
12:15-12:45 pm Lunch (provided)
12:45-1:45 pm Break out discussion groups with facilitators
1:45-2:00 pm Video #MeToo
2:00-3:00 pm Panel Presentation moderated by Paula Ellman, PhD
3:00-4:00 pm Audience Discussion and Katelyn Ohasi poetry reading
4:00 pm Adjourn
The Venue

The Conference will be held at The Luxe Hotel
11461 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Parking available on site for $12                  
Continuing Education Credit

The Psychoanalytic Center of California is accredited 
by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical 
education for physicians.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance wi th  the accreditation  requirements and policies of the Institute for Medi cal Quality/California  Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) through the joint providership of the P sychoanalytic Center of California  and the  Committee on Women and Psychoanalysis of the International Psychoanalytical Association and the New Center for Psychoanalysis. 

The Psychoanalytic Center of California designates this live activity for a maximum of 8  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.
As per the California Board of Psychology, psychologists may apply AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) earned by attendance at this CME accredited live activity toward their continuing education requirement for licensing. 

The Psychoanalytic Center of California is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) to sponsor continuing education for LMFT's and LCSW's (CAMFT Approved Provider # 135374). This course meets the qualifications for 8  hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, offered in two separate components: Friday Evening (2 hours) and Saturday (6 hours). These learners must attend an entire component to claim credit; no partial credit is offered according to CAMFT requirements.

This course is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider #CEP6003) for up to 8 contact hours. 

The PCC maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. 

Claiming Credit:  Participants will receive a certificate of attendance at the event, which can be used toward licensing requirements. Credit is offered for actual instruction time and does not include breaks.
Refunds/CancellationsRefunds, less a $10 administrative fee, will be made if cancellation notification is phoned or postmarked three (3) business days in advance of this program. There will be no refunds on requests received after the refund deadline. Full refunds are made in the event that PCC must cancel this program.

Returned ChecksA $25.00 service charge will be assessed for checks returned by the bank.
GrievancesWhile PCC goes to great lengths to assure fair treatment for all participants and attempts to anticipate problems, there will be occasional issues which come to the attention of the PCC staff which will require intervention and/or action on the part of the staff. Visit   www.p-c-c.org/ethics  for PCC's procedural guidelines for handling such grievances.

Special NeedsFacilities are accessible to persons with disabilities. If you have a special need and plan to attend the conference, please contact the PCC Office by phone at (310) 478-4347 or via email at [email protected]. Special needs requests will be fulfilled if received one week prior to the event, which will ensure we have ample opportunity to meet your needs.

Commercial Support Disclaimer : The planners and presenters for this event have not received commercial support for this event nor are there any relevant financial relationships between the sponsors, presenters, program content, research, grants or other funding that could reasonably be construed as conflicts of interest.

Financial Support Disclaimer: The planners and presenters for this event have no financial relationships to disclose.

Continuing Education MembershipAny person who attends a PCC Continuing Education conference shall become a Continuing Education Member for one year. The registration fee for the conference covers the cost of membership. A Continuing Education Member will be provided with a PCC newsletter as available, and the option to participate in periodic forums to discuss continuing education offerings.  Continuing Education Members will also be eligible to attend Continuing Education planning meetings.

Confidentiality:    By registering for this educational event, attendees agree to strictly maintain confidentiality of any clinical material shared and will not distribute or convey such confidential material outside of the conference.  
Sponsors and Planners

Organization Sponsors
Committee on Women and Psychoanalysis of the International Psychoanalytical Association
Psychoanalytic Center of California
Los Angeles Institute a nd Society for Psychoanalytic Studies
New Center for Psychoanalysis


COWAP Planning Committee
Andrea Kahn (chair) and Leigh Tobias, PCC; Beth Kalish and Lisa Halotek, LAISPS; Susan Donner and Michele Gomes, NCP; Maureen Murphy, PINC; and Randi Wirth, IPTAR

PCC Continuing Medical Education Committee
Jennifer Kunst, PhD (CME coordinator); Chris Minnick, MD (CME chair)
For questions about continuing education credit, contact the PCC Office  
Telephone (310) 478-4347
Email [email protected]
Web  www.p-c-c.org 
We have 30 rooms being held for conference attendees at Hotel Angeleno for a special rate of $149/night. The cutoff date to make reservations at the special rate is October 26, 2018.

To make reservations call (866) 264-3536 and reference the "COWAP Conference LA" room block in order to receive the special discounted rate. Click here to book online (the link works best using Firefox/Google Chrome and is not mobile friendly so best to use on a tablet or PC).
Includes cocktail reception on Friday and lunch on Saturday

General Admission: $225
Early Bird Rate by 9/30/18: $200
Friday Admission Only: $75
Candidate Admission: $125
Student 2-day Admission: $50
Student Friday Admission Only: $25