Triangulation and the Couple

Triangulation and the Couple

  • Triangulation in the Couple
    September 17, 2017
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Instructor: Carl Bagnini, LCSW and Vivian Eskin, Ph.D.

Date: Sunday, September 17th

Time: 9:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. EST

Location: Upper West Side TBA and Long-Distance via Videoconference

3 CEUs for social workers licensed in NY

Fee: $75

Candidates and Students with ID: $25


This course will highlight important contemporary Kleinian and contemporary psychoanalytic concepts relevant to thinking about the closeness, relating and the sexual relationship of the couple. Separation and loss; primal scene and Oedipal dynamics will be explored. In addition, attention will be given to understanding how each of the partner’s psychic internal couple representations contribute and interact to form shared unconscious anxieties and fantasies about intercourse and creativity. These ideas will be used to help us think about how early life impacts triangular space and erotic life.

Pre-Requisites for Participation

It is an advanced course that requires participants to have a solid foundation in the basic principles and terminology of psychoanalytic theory and technique, as well as significant clinical experience.


At the conclusion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Describe the theoretical basis for the concept of the creative couple.
  2. Identify and differentiate the immature and mature sexual relationship/love from a classical object relations point of view.
  3. Discuss Klein’s concept of the Oedipus complex and understand the theoretical implications for understanding the psychic life of the couple.

Fee can be paid on this webpage or by check made payable to: Contemporary Psychoanalytic Couple Psychotherapy of New York LCSW P.C.; if paying by check, please RSVP to for mailing address.

Cancellation requests made more than 3 weeks prior to the event will be given a full refund of registration fees. Refunds will not be granted for cancellation requests made within 3 weeks of the event, for no-shows on the day of the event, or for missed events. For further information, for information about accessibility for participants with disabilities, or to address grievances, please contact Contemporary Psychoanalytic Couple Psychotherapy of New York, NY LCSW, PC, CEP #0263 is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers.