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Psychotherapy

Along with its wonders, life will present all of us with difficult challenges, losses, and other sources of painful and frightening emotion. Sometimes these challanges are "everyday," and sometimes they are "traumatic." I offer an understanding environment in which to help you with the difficulties and difficult feelings that you face.

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Forensics

I draw upon my expertise in both law and psychology to consult with patients, attorneys and courts on various matters that arise at the intersection of the civil and criminal legal system and the field of clinical psychology.

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Upcoming Events

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Psychology and the Other 2017 Conference

By Dr. Peter Maduro, J.D., Psy.D. - Friday, April 07, 2017

Drs. Peter Maduro and William Coburn present an interdisciplinary panel on psychoanalysis, personal agency, and ethics.  Respondent: Dr. Shelley Doctors.  Moderator: Dr. Janna Sandmeyer. 

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Blog

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On Dignity

By Dr. Peter Maduro, J.D., Psy.D. - Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Instead of a dignity inherent to the human person, and an associated duty to respect it, I find dignity and indignity taking form out of the indeterminate possibilities that characterize any moment of relating between people. Otherwise indeterminate possibilities take one form when a person relates with validating and valuing care for another and his suffering, and take a very different form when such person relates to the other with invalidating, degrading contempt or violence. I see no inherent human value, nor thus any given duty to protect it, but rather inherent possibility and thus human opportunity to steer it in one direction or another --for better or worse. 

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The Meanings of Privation

By Dr. Peter Maduro, J.D., Psy.D. - Sunday, July 30, 2017

I have in mind all those people for whom one or another of their essential emotional needs meets with relentless privation. By “essential emotional needs” I mean, for example, the person’s needs that his or her painful feelings be seen, understood, and held as significant by important-others. By “privation” I mean a state of person’s relational environment --characterized by scarcity or lacking-- wherein there is little to no possibility that such essential needs can or will be met. In my perhaps idiosyncratic usage, deprivation is a state of scarce/negative possibility created by the withdrawal of possibility (possibility given is taken away), whereas privation is a state of scarce/negative possibility that was there from the beginning (possibility never given). 

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Bob Stolorow on Emotional Life, Context, and Diagnosis

By Dr. Peter Maduro, J.D., Psy.D. - Monday, May 15, 2017

On Saturday, April 29, 2017, I attended a “Distinguished Speaker Lecture” at UCLA by my friend, mentor and colleague Dr. Robert D. Stolorow. The lecture was sponsored by the Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies, and was entitled “Emotional Disturbance, Trauma, and Authenticity: A Phenomenological-Contextualist Psychoanalytic Perspective.” 

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