Coalition for Clinical Social Work

Due to the Illness of our out of town speaker, CCSW will postpone this event to later this year.

Social Work and Psychoanalysis:
Where the Twain Shall Meet

Saturday, April 26, 2014

09:00am - 09:30am:  Coffee and morning snacks
09:30am - 12:30pm:  Presentation

Our morning together is dedicated to articulating a perspective on the history of social work and its close relationship to psychoanalysis, child and family mental health, and clinical work in community settings. We will consider the contemporary challenges to social work identity at a time when the value of interdisciplinary teams and in-depth work with clients has changed. Psychoanalytic theory and applied psychoanalysis remain relevant to social work practice in all settings and can promote meaningful practice and professional satisfaction. Speakers will also share aspects of their professional and personal journeys as social workers, psychoanalysts, and emerging leaders.


Erika Schmidt, MSW
Director, Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis
Faculty, Institute for Clinical Social Work, Chicago, Illinois

Barbara McSwain, LCSW
Supervising and Training Analyst, SFCP
Supervising Analyst, Oregon Psychoanalytic Center

Elizabeth M. Simpson, LCSW
Faculty & Member, SFCP
Chair, Coalition for Clinical Social Work
Associate Clinical Professor, UCSF


Ken Epstein, PhD, LCSW
Director of Children, Youth and Families
San Francisco Community Behavioral Health
Associate Clinical Professor, UCSF

San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis
444 Natoma Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Wheelchair accessible

Please Register:
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Maxine Turret, LCSW

Cost: $ 20.00*

3 CME/CE Credits are available for:
$ 36.00 - General
$ 30.00 - SFCP Members

*No one will be turned away for lack of funds



Course Objectives:

Participants will be able to

  1. identify the overlap of social work tenets with psychoanalytic theory.
  2. identify where basic work concepts of person in place have influenced the parameters of psychoanalytic practice.
  3. discuss the concept  of community mental health from a social work as well as psychoanalytic perspective.
  4. create strategies for bringing psychoanalytic thinking to diverse and underserved populations.
  5. identifythe roard for social workers to advance their careers intellectually and as leaders within the social work and psychoanalytic communities.


CE 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 a provider approved by the Board of Behavioral Sciences, Provider Number PCE623, for 3 CE credits on an hour for hour basis.

PSYCHOLOGISTS: Psychologists attending SFCP events approved for CME credits may report AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ toward their CE requirements and are now able to directly submit their verification letters at the end of each renewal cycle using the MCEP credit reporting form that can be found on the internet at:

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: Elizabeth M. Simpson, LCSW, Maxine Turret, LCSW, Erika Schmidt, MSW, Barbara McSwain, LCSW and Ken Epstein, PhD, LCSW. All conflicts of interest have been resolved in accordance with the ACCME Updated Standards for Commercial Support.

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