San Francisco Yearlong Program
Self and Other: Entanglement, Disturbance, and Being

Fridays, September 2018 - May 2018;  12:00pm - 01:30pm
SFCP, 444 Natoma Street, San Francisco

How does the self come to be? Winnicott writes: “There is no such thing as an infant,” establishing the absolute dependence of the infant on the mother for development of the self — and, through their mutual engagement and “use of the other,” a self comes into being. Bion describes how through the reverie and containment of the other, the developing mind establishes the capacity to be in reality, with a self that can relate to others. So, through holding and containing, the self arises out of the mind and body of the other.

When things go wrong, the self can also be taken over by the other, through impingement, reverse projective identification, invasion, or trauma, creating painful states and disturbances that are difficult to treat. In the clinical encounter, unconscious aspects of the self and other come together ---mutually influential and mutually disturbing--- in the work towards the development and becoming of the self. In this course, we would like to offer different perspectives, clinically and theoretically, on working in the realm of the self and other.

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San Francisco Continuous Case Conference
Fridays, October 2018 - June 2019;  01:45pm - 03:00pm
SFCP, 444 Natoma Street, San Francisco

This case conference is designed to be a gathering place where clinicians come together and form a work group to present, listen to and reflect on clinical material from active cases shared by the group members.  This is an opportunity for participants to experience how theory and practice come alive in the consulting room and to benefit from the extensive collective experience of the group leaders.

Participants will also have an opportunity to become part of the SFCP network, from supportive professional relationships within the cohort, and discover new opportunities for involvement and learning within our SFCP community.

The case conference will be facilitated by five SFCP psychoanalysts: Jacqueline De Lon, MFT; Catherine Mallouh, MD; Eric Glassgold, MD; Walt Beckman, PhD; and Beth Steinberg, PhD.

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Coalition for Clinical Social Work Extension Program - Year ONE
Social Work Practice: Foundations of Clinical Work With Clients

Thursdays, January 2019 - May 2019;  07:00pm - 08:30pm
SFCP, 444 Natoma Street, San Francisco

This 18-week course is designed for early career and experienced social workers practicing in diverse social work settings who wish to strengthen their theoretical foundation. We welcome those who are interested in understanding how psychodynamic thinking can be applied in relevant ways to enhance effective and gratifying work.

As social workers we are often challenged by complicated circumstances in our clients’ lives and limited resources to help them. Many of our agencies cannot offer the case discussions, consultation and theoretical knowledge to support and understand our work experiences.

We will think together about the clients and systems with which we work, and how a psychodynamic approach can be utilized in any social work setting. We will reconsider our ideas about our clients, what helps, and our expectations for helping. Finally, we will look at the places in which we work and how the psychological milieu affects our sense of value and purpose as social workers.

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Coalition for Clinical Social Work Extension Program - Year TWO
Social Work Practice: Foundations of Clinical Work With Clients

Wednesdays, January 2019 - May 2019;  07:00pm - 08:30pm
SFCP, 444 Natoma Street, San Francisco

This 18-week course is a follow up course exclusively for students who have completed Year One of Social Work Practice: Foundations of Clinical Work with Clients.

In this 18-week course, we will delve further into the ways in which social work clinicians can sustain meaningful contact with their clients and professional identity in the face of overwhelming demands and experiences. We will look more closely at how we connect with, listen to, and support our clients. The realities of effects of race, class, immigration, aggression and trauma will be integrated throughout the course.

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Seasoned Clinicians Program - San Francisco / Berkeley
Wednesdays, October 2018 - April 2019;  10:00am - 11:30am and 11:30am - 01:00pm
SFCP, 444 Natoma Street, San Francisco;  and Berkeley

The Seasoned Clinicians Program is designed for psychoanalytically oriented clinicians who have practiced individual psychotherapy for a minimum of 20 years. It features 4 case conferences (totaling 18 weeks) taught by SFCP faculty. The program will provide participants an opportunity to deepen their understanding of their clinical work through focused discussions with instructors and other seasoned practitioners.

In order to accommodate faculty and participant needs, 2 of the 4 case conferences will be held on Saturdays in Berkeley; 2 will be held on Wednesdays at SFCP. Class size limited to 10.

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San Francisco Psychoanalytic Student Seminars
SFCP, 444 Natoma Street, San Francisco

These seminars are offered as a community service intended to supplement local training with psychoanalytic clinical instruction. The courses are offered free of charge to pre- and post-doctoral psychology interns, psychiatry residents, and pre-licensed MFT and social work interns currently in clinical placements.

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East Bay Yearlong Program
Therapeutic Action: Contemporary Thinking About Why We Do What We Do

Fridays, September 2018 - May 2019;  12:00pm - 01:30pm
The Dream Institute, 1672 University Avenue, Berkeley

“…the soul of analytic technique is to free analyst and patient from the normal social constraints and so favor development of the inner world.” Neville Symington, 1983

What do we mean by therapeutic action and what are the theoretical constructs and clinical applications that help us deepen our clinical work? Freud’s psychoanalysis was a “one-person psychology” that privileged the patient’s insight delivered through the authority of the analyst. His belief that “cure,” achieved through the uncovering of early unconscious repressed experiences, would “free” the patient from earlier developmental stages of fixation. As ideas developed by Klein and her followers, Bion and the British Middle School concerning “what worked’ evolved, an exploration of what happens in and between the minds of the patient and analyst became critical to understanding analytic process. Contemporary analytic thinkers consider affective relatedness crucial for therapeutic growth, as it is analyst’s receptivity, openness, and ability to interpret unconscious processes that facilitates therapeutic action.

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Seasoned Clinicians Program - San Francisco / Berkeley
Wednesdays, October 2018 - April 2019;  10:00am - 11:30am and 11:30am - 01:00pm
SFCP, 444 Natoma Street, San Francisco;  and Berkeley

The Seasoned Clinicians Program is designed for psychoanalytically oriented clinicians who have practiced individual psychotherapy for a minimum of 20 years. It features 4 case conferences (totaling 18 weeks) taught by SFCP faculty. The program will provide participants an opportunity to deepen their understanding of their clinical work through focused discussions with instructors and other seasoned practitioners.

In order to accommodate faculty and participant needs, 2 of the 4 case conferences will be held on Saturdays in Berkeley; 2 will be held on Wednesdays at SFCP. Class size limited to 10.

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Seasoned Clinicians Program - Peninsula
South Bay

The Peninsula Seasoned Clinicians Program will provide a setting for experienced clinicians (20+ years of experience) to come together to discuss their cases. Providing a space for witnessing, curiosity, openness and theoretical plurality will allow deeper discussion of unconscious material and clinical process.

A psychoanalyst from SFCP will lead the discussion which will be enhanced by the members’ participation. Each case conference will take place in the office of the SFCP faculty member.

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