Seasoned Clinicians Program

Joanna Wise Bradman, LCSW and Dorian Newton, PhD, Co-Chairs

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.

Dates & Time: 10/06/2018 - 10/27/2018 (Saturdays)
01/23/2019 - 04/03/2019 (Wednesdays)
04/06/2019 - 04/27/2019 (Saturdays)
10:00am - 11:30am
11:30am - 01:00pm
10:00am - 11:30pm
Sessions: 18 Sessions
Location: Two of the case conferences will be held in Berkeley
(address will be provided upon registration)

While the other two case conferences will be held at:
San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis
444 Natoma Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Tuition Fee: $ 440.00
CME/CE Credits: This program has been awarded a total of 27.0 CME/CE credits.
Class size: Registration will be limited to 10 participants.
To Register: Please call SFCP Office at (415) 563-5815 to register for the program

Listening to our patients and ourselves shapes the foundation of an analytic treatment. Psychoanalytic listening reaches below the level of speech, to an older and deeper language, the language of the unconscious. The intimacy, intensity, and poignancy of unconscious communication, more felt than known, is reached through the portals of transference, countertransference, reverie, and dreams. Using these portals, we’ll listen to openings and barriers to emotional growth and the ways that resisting dogma and certitude can propel us into a realm of meaning and creation where emotional life can live, grow, and transform. Participants will be encouraged to free associate, make links with material, and listen, think about, and relate to their own and each other’s voices.

Jeanne C. Harasemovitch, LCSW
Saturdays, October 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018  |  10:00am - 11:30am
This seminar has been awarded 6.0 CME/CE credits.

Educational Objectives:
Participants will be able to

  1. recognize and identify unconscious processes in the clinical hour.
  2. listen for and speak to unconscious communication.
  3. make links between transference and countertransference experience.
  4. discover and utilize reverie in the clinical encounter.
  5. distinguish the role of and utilize free association, evenly hovering suspension and dreams.
  6. acquire a greater range of depth and perception when listening to patients.
  7. generate new ways of listening, and of receptivity.
  8. define, assess, critique, and apply technical approaches to interpretation that engage analyst and analysand in creative, imaginative and unsaturated reciprocity.
  9. identify and assess barrier in treatment and their relation to theory and technique.

In every therapeutic relationship, we are invited to embody the objects of our patient’s inner world. We become a transference object; loving and hateful, loved and hated. In our role as a “helping professional” we may feel more comfortable when we are seen and experienced as kind, benevolent, caring, loving and helpful. More challenging for many of us, however, are those times when we are experienced as harsh, disapproving, attacking or rejecting.

This case conference will focus on patients with a primary experience of a “negative transference” and the pressures we must bear as a “bad object.” We will draw on the contributions of Winnicott, Brenman-Pick and Carpy as we explore the complexities of hate in the transference and countertransference.

Gary Grossman, PhD
Wednesdays, January 23, 30; February 13, 20, 27; March 6, 2019  |  11:30am - 01:00pm
This seminar has been awarded 9.0 CME/CE credits.

Educational Objectives:
Participants will be able to

  1. identify and describe manifest and unconscious expressions of the patient's transference.
  2. recognize and utilize the therapist's countertransference reactions to the patient to develop clinical understanding and interventions.
  3. identify how each of the participant's reaction to and perspective of the case material reflects a dimension of the total clinical situation and dynamic relationship between the patient and therapist.
  4. recognize and tolerate experiences of being a bad object within the patient’s transference.
  5. identify moments of resisting patients’ negative transferences and their contribution to therapeutic impasses.

This case conference will make use of the clinician’s responsiveness to both the spoken and unspoken communications that are part of therapeutic interaction. Therapeutic experience will be explored using consideration of the therapeutic frame, relatedness and somatic experience, among other lenses.

Deborah Melman, PhD
Wednesdays, March 13, 20, 27; April 3, 2019  |  11:30am - 01:00pm
This seminar has been awarded 6.0 CME/CE credits.

Educational Objectives:
Participants will be able to

  1. describe clinicians experience in response to field.
  2. consider somatic states as clinical data.
  3. consider states of mind such as tiredness, blankness, boredom as clinical data.
  4. consider how these experiences impact clinical intervention.
  5. consider how to discern what makes for therapeutic intervention.
  6. consider impediments to therapeutic process.
  7. consider aspects of clinical intervention in addition to interpretive ones.
  8. assess clinical process.

The focus of this conference will be to use clinical material to address two questions: first, what is happening between the therapeutic pair; and second, what is the therapist trying to accomplish?  An effort will be made to conduct the seminar in English, rather than in psychoanalytic jargon.

Lee Grossman, MD
Saturdays, April 6, 13, 20, 27, 2019  |  10:00am - 11:30am
This seminar has been awarded 6.0 CME/CE credits.

Educational Objectives:
Participants will be able to

  1. analyze interactions between therapist and patient to ascertain what is happening in the treatment at any given time.
  2. articulate what the therapist is trying to accomplish within a specific exchange, during a single session, or across a segment of treatment.
  3. identify the patient’s implicit and explicit treatment goals.
  4. assess the extent to which patient and therapist agree/disagree about treatment aims, using clinical material elucidating transference, countertransference and resistance phenomena.

Eligibility

This program 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: Joanna Wise-Bradman, LCSW, at 510-527-4064, or Dorian Newton, PhD, at 510-336-0253.

CME/CE Credits Fee

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 program fees and billed individually upon the request for credits at the end of the seminar.

Refund Policy

  • There will be a full refund if one requests to drop the program on or before September 5, 2018.
  • There will be a 10% cancellation fee if one requests to drop the program on or after September 5, 2018.
  • There will be no refund for classes in progress, and SFCP will provide a pro-rated refund of tuition for classes not yet begun.

CME/CE Credits Policy

CMA / CME 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 6.0 to 9.0credits as listed for each individual program (please refer to the program description tab), 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 a provider approved by the Board of Behavioral Sciences, Provider Number PCE623, for 6.0 to 9.0 CE credits on an hour for hour basis (please refer to the program description tab).

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, Provider Number 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: Joanna Wise Bradman, LCSW, Dorian Newton, PhD, Jeanne C. Harasemovitch, LCSW, Gary Grossman, PhD, Deborah Melman, PhD and Lee Grossman, MD. All conflicts of interest have been resolved in accordance with the ACCME Updated Standards for Commercial Support.

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).