2015 Seasoned Clinicians Program

Seasoned Clinicians Program 2015

Laura Dansky, PhD and Jan Messer, MFT, Co-Chairs

 

This 20-week seminar is a unique educational program for psychoanalytically oriented clinicians who have practiced psychotherapy for a minimum of 20 years. Center faculty will offer a series of four-week courses that combine didactic material, case presentations and a review of pertinent psychoanalytic literature. The seminar will provide participants an opportunity to deepen their understanding of a range of clinically relevant topics through discussions with faculty and fellow seasoned practitioners. Accordingly, we will limit the number of participants to 15.

Date: Wednesdays, January 7, 2015 - May 27, 2015
Time: 11:30am - 01:00pm
Sessions: 20 Sessions
Location: San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis
444 Natoma Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Tuition Fees: $ 575.00
Reader and CME/CE credit fees are not included in the tuition
see Registration and Fees, Refund Policy, and CME/CE Credit Information tab for details
CME/CE: This program has been awarded a total of 30 CME/CE credits.
Class Size: This program has a maximum enrollment of 15.
To Register: Click here to register online now
 
or call 415-563-5815

 

Case Conference #1

This course will consist of detailed case presentation with discussion focusing on the levels of meaning in analytic work and levels of pathology.  We will consider the therapist’s interventions and the patient’s responses in detail.

Mary Margaret McClure, DMH
Wednesdays, January 7, 21, 28; February 4, 2015 (no class on January 8)
This seminar has been awarded 6 CME/CE credits.

Mary Margaret McClure, DMH is on the Faculty at SFCP and at PINC.  She has a special interest and has been teaching in the areas of “Mourning and Melancholia”, Termination/Endings in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, the Mother in psychoanalysis and in culture.  In addition to her practice of psychotherapy and psychoanalysis in Mill Valley, she is consulting on mental health issues with a non-profit group, Canal Alliance, that serves the Hispanic undocumented immigrant population in San Rafael, CA.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Clinicians will be able to identify levels of psychopathology in their patient's and shifting mental states in their psychotherapeutic work.
  2. Clinicians will be able to identify levels of psychoanalytic levels of meaning and intervention in clinical work.
  3. Clinicians will be be able to evaluate patient responses to interpretations and other forms of intervention.
  4. Clinicians will be able to identify transference/countertransference phenomena in clinical work.

 

Applying Psychoanalytic Concepts to Couple and Family Work

This course will look at couple and family work through a psychoanalytic lens.  Applying concepts such as projective identification, transference/countertransference and object relations to clinical situations, participants will examine techniques often used in this modality.

Diana Fuery, PhD
Wednesdays, February 11, 18, 25; March 4, 2015
This seminar has been awarded 6 CME/CE credits.

Diana Fuery, PhD received her doctorate from UC Berkeley in Social Welfare.  She trained as an analyst at SFCP.  She is in private practice in Berkeley where she sees individual children and adults, couples and families. Currently she teaches research at Smith College and family therapy in Boston University’s online MSW program.  She has also taught in the Psychoanalytic Training Program at SFCP, in the SFCP Extension Division and at UC Berkeley.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to explain common coupe and family dynamics seen in the consulting room through a psychoanalytic point of view.
  2. Participants will be able to analyze issues of frame working with families and couples and what changes may be needed to accomplish treatment goals.
  3. Participants will be able to examine specfic clinical techniques used with couples and families and their function within an analytic framework.
  4. Through clinical presentation by participants and clinical instructor examine and apply a psychoanalytic viewpoint to current case material.

 

Case Conference #2

In this four week case conference, we will make use of clinical process, emotional experiences of patient and therapist, historical information, and reactions of case conference members to articulate an understanding of the patient, and of the therapeutic relationship. It will not be necessary to develop a shared understanding, but to be able to elaborate our understandings sufficiently to see how they compare. In addition, we will look at the implications the various understandings have for informing clinical engagement, as well as seeing how our understandings are supported and/or are refined by subsequent sessions.

Michael Wagner, PhD, LMFT
Wednesdays, March 11, 18, 25; April 1, 2015
This seminar has been awarded 6 CME/CE credits.

Michael Wagner, PhD, LMFT is a psychoanalyst in private practice in San Francisco, seeing adults, children, adolescents and couples. He is a Faculty Member at the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis, and has taught at SFCP in the Psychoanalytic Training Program, the San Francisco Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program, and the SFCP Extension Division.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to describe a transference-countertransference dynamic they view as active in the presented clinical material.
  2. Participants will be able to create an interpretation, and explain the rationale for making the interpretation.
  3. Participants will be able to critique their formulation of a primary transference-countertransference dynamic following evidence from subsequent sessions.
  4. Participants will be able to identify the factors they were most influenced by in listening to the clinical hour, and to critique how this may have influenced their understanding of the hour.
  5. Participants will be able to identify a "countertransference" experience they had in listening to the clinical material, and describe the way this experience informs their understanding of the case.
  6. Participants will be able to analyze a question they ask of the presenter in order to elaborate the thoughts, feelings and motivations which may have played a part in generating the question.

 

Reading Bion's "On Arrogance"

As a group we will closely read Bion's initially opaque yet significant paper.  Working as detectives on a case we will first identify the clues that he offers us in solving a mystery and in this way attempt to bring together both the conceptual and experiential components in reading and applying his ideas to our work with patients and to ourselves as therapists.

Georgine Marrott, PhD
Wednesdays, April 8, 15, 22, 29, 2015
This seminar has been awarded 6 CME/CE credits.

Georgine Marrott, PhD is a member of the faculty and a supervising and training analyst at SFCP and a personal and supervising analyst at PINC.  Her private practice is in Berkeley.

Educational Objectives:

  1. As a group reading the text together, try to identify and understand the key concepts in Bion's paper: On Arrogance
  2. Determine how the concepts that Bion presents illuminate aspects of our clinical experience with more disturbed patients.
  3. Discuss Bion's extension of Freud's Oedipal conflict.
  4. Apply Bion's concepts in this paper to ourselves as therapists working with patients.

 

Case Conference #3

The focus of this case conference will depend on the interest of the participants and the nature of the case available for presentation.  If possible, my intention would be to attempt to track change in patient and therapist, both within and across hours.  

Steven Goldberg, MD
Wednesdays, May 6, 13, 20, 27, 2015
This seminar has been awarded 6 CME/CE credits.

Steven Goldberg, MD, is a training and supervising analyst at SFCP.  He is also a personal and supervising analyst at PINC.  He practices psychoanalysis and psychotherapy in his private practice in San Francisco.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to identify salient markers of change within a single clinical hour.
  2. Participants will be able to identify salient markers of change over a series of clinical hours.
  3. Participants will be able to articulate and to specify one or more mechanisms of change within and between clinical hours.
  4. Participants will be able to specify alternative hypotheses for changes noted in a sequence of clinical hours.

Eligibility

This 20-week seminar is a unique educational program for psychoanalytically oriented clinicians who have practiced psychotherapy for a minimum of 20 years.  If you have any questions about your level of preparation, please contact either of the Seasoned Clinicians Program Co-Chairs: Laura Dansky, Ph.D., at 415-929-8239, or Jan Messer, M.F.T., at 415-821-1766.

 

Registration

 

Course Tuition Fee and Refund Policy

Fee is $ 575.00.  A $ 100.00 deposit is due upon registration.  This $ 100.00 is refundable until November 1, 2014.  The remaining balance is due in full by November 15, 2014 and is not refundable; 20 sessions; cost of readers and CME/CE credits fees are not included in tuition.

 

Readers Fee

Charges for reading material required for the seminars are not included in tuition. They are based upon copyright laws and change based on the content of the readers. The charges will be billed to you separately.

 

CME/CE Credit Fee

This program has been awarded a total of 30 CME/CE credits. The credits cost per hour is $10 for all SFCP members, and $12 for non SFCP members. SFCP has established a cap cost of $200 for credits requested per program. The cost of CME/CE credits is separate from the programs fees and billed individually upon the request for credits at the end of the seminar.

 

CME/CE Attendance Requirements

  • Physicians, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Registered Nurses will be awarded AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ on an hour for hour basis; see the program description for the maximum of credits awarded for each program.
  • Psychologists participating in long-term programs (lecture series) who can demonstrate a minimum of 80% attendance for a seminar within the series, are eligible to obtain these credits by notifying the SFCP office after the seminar has ended. Seminars of 4 sessions or fewer require 100% attendance. Participants will pay the appropriate fee for the seminar (based on the number of credits they obtain), and then will receive a verification letter of their attendance.
  • 100% attendance is required for short-term programs (individual course).

 

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