NEW WORKSHOP:

SFCP Ethics & Impairment Committee Welcomes the APsaA Committee on Colleague Assistance Workshop

Speaking the Unspeakable: Addressing our own Aging, Vulnerability and Mortality

Date: Saturday, May 5, 2018
Time: 10:00am - 01:00pm
Workshop Leaders: Audrey Kavka, MD and Stephanie Schechter, PsyD
Location: San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis
444 Natoma Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Program Fee: $ 25.00
CME/CE: 3 CME/CE Credits available for an additional $ 30.00
To Register: Click here to register for this workshop →
Note: This workshop is open to SFCP Analyst Members, Candidates, Community Members and Extension Education Program Students only.

This workshop will address the issues many of us fervently wish to avoid: the reality that we are all susceptible to struggle professionally in the context of aging, illness, stress, emotional difficulties, or incapacitation.  While these topics are hard to confront, we have a responsibility as analysts and clinicians to take care of ourselves, our colleagues and our profession.

APsaA's 2017 publication, the Psychoanalyst Assistance Casebook, is a first on the topic of colleague assistance specifically focused on psychoanalysts but truly relevant to all mental health professionals.  Following from that publication, this workshop will explore concepts designed to inform the community of current thinking about the role of analyst assistance and invite attendees to consider and contribute to the ongoing development of this new field of attention and activity.

We hope to spark lively conversation using vignettes which depict complex but commonplace situations in which questions about an analyst's capacity to function arise.  We will explore what can be done, even under difficult circumstances, to protect the analyst, the patient, and the integrity of the work we  do.  The workshop is appropriate for therapists and analysts at every stage of their career.

Psychoanalyst Assistance Casebook

The Psychoanalyst Assistance Casebook "is a sorely needed document that will serve as a beacon of light in a dark corner of organized psychoanalysis."

— Glen O. Gabbard, MD

This book is available for purchase from the APsaA Bookstore.

Educational Objectives:
Participants will be able to
  • identify situations in which a colleague’s professional capacity may be compromised by physical and/or emotional health problems.
  • analyze the options for attending to these situations of possible colleague impairment.
  • recognize common resistances to attending to the problem of a colleague whose professional capacity may be compromised by physical and/or emotional health problems.
  • apply the core beliefs of colleague assistance In their professional activities.

California Medical Association LogoThe San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

PHYSICIANS: The San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis designates this educational activity for a maximum of 3 credits as listed for each individual program, AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This credit may also be applied to the CMA Certification in Continuing Medical Education.

LCSWs/MFTs: The San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis is an entity recongized by the Board of Behavioral Sciences to provide Continuing Education Credits pursuant to Section 1887.4.3.

PSYCHOLOGISTS: Psychologists attending SFCP events approved for CME credits may report AMA PRA Category 1Credit(s)™ toward their CE requirements. Psychologists self-certify the number of hours they have completed on their renewal form (whether online or paper). The San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

REGISTERED NURSES: The San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP 02677) on an hour for hour basis.

SFCP is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. SFCP maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.

Commercial Support: None

Faculty Disclosure: The following moderators and planning committee members have disclosed NO financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with commercial companies who have provided products or services, relating presentation(s) or commercial support for this continuing medical education activity: Milton Schaefer, PhD, Dena Sorbo, LCSW, Lisa Buchberg, DMH, Kristen Callahan, MFT, Jacqueline De Lon, MFT, Mary Ewert, DMH, Clara Kwun, LCSW, Terrence Owens, PhD, Marc Zussman, MD, Julie Stahl, MD, Michael Wagner, PhD, LMFT, Catherine Witzling, PhD, LCSW, Audre Kavka, MD and Stephanie Schechter, PsyD. All conflicts of interest have been resolved in accordance with the ACCME Updated Standards for Commercial Support.