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Unconscious Dynamics in Coaching: How to Gain Access to Unspoken Resistances

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October 3, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 12:15 pm

Coaches and psychoanalysts both face the challenge of understanding what interferes with people achieving their goals. This event is for coaches at all levels who want to explore applying psychoanalytic concepts to their practice by discussing how to identify and work with hidden or unconscious dynamics affecting change in their client’s work and relationships.


This workshop is designed to help the participant:

– Observe and practice a few basic psychoanalytic techniques relevant to coaching interventions

– Begin to explore the applications of these techniques in your work

– Formulate questions about possible unconscious dynamics in your practice, past, present, or future

Melissa Fristrom, Psya.D., MBA is a senior executive turned professional coach. She coaches and speaks in Harvard Business School’s Executive Education Program, has a history of coaching fellow coaches, and works with individuals and corporations across the globe. www.coreallies.com She earned her doctorate from BGSP.
Julia Moore, MBA, M.A., LMHC is affiliated with the Harvard Business School and the Continuity family business consulting firm. She has been an executive coach and clinician for over 25 years, including 10 years at McKinsey and Company. She earned her M.A. at BGSP and she has a therapy and coaching practice in Brookline.
Mara Wagner, Psy.D., Cert.Psya. is on the faculty at BGSP and has worked, in analysis and supervision, with coaches, entrepreneurs, artists, business leaders and early career professionals. The founder of Gallery 1581, she is also a frequent presenter on issues related to building a private practice and managing money inside the clinical relationship.

$30 in Advance $40 at the Door 3 CE Credits/Clock Hours


For those interested in furthering their study of unconscious dynamics and applying it to coaching, the School is holding an Open House after the event at 12:30 pm.

Application for social work continuing education credits has been submitted. Please contact us at ContinuingEd@BGSP.edu for the status of social work CE accreditation.

The Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis (BGSP) has been approved by as an Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP), ACEP No. 5676.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. BGSP is solely offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the programs. 


October 3, 2015
9:00 am - 12:15 pm
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1581 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA 02446 United States
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