2019 - 2020 Child Colloquium Series

Sarah Stadler, MD, Chair
Jacqueline Ward, PhD, Co-Chair
David Frankel, PhD, Courtney Hartman, PsyD, Tam-Anh Pham, LMFT, and Yen Quoc, PsyD, Committee Members

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The Child Psychoanalytic Program of SFCP welcomes you to a series of presentations demonstrating the scope of intensive work with children. These events offer an opportunity to hear a range of theoretical perspectives and clinical approaches. This year the series focuses on trauma recovery and the important role of the caregiver’s ability to attend to children's deep anxieties and their defenses. We hope you will attend several events and become part of the ongoing discussion, contributing to enriching clinical work and theoretical understanding.

Program Title: Eighth Annual Evening at the Movies
“Shoplifters” | a film by Hirokazu Kore-eda
Date: Saturday, January 11, 2020
Time: 05:00pm
Presenter: Reyna Cowan, PsyD, LCSW
Location: San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis
444 Natoma Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Program Fee: Free
To Register: Click here to register for this program →

Shoplifters, the 2018 Cannes Palme d’Or acclaimed film directed by Japanese filmmaker, Hirokazu Kore-eda, explores questions of family, protection and love. It’s the story of an impoverished family and their struggles to endure poverty and social indifference. A seemingly spontaneous (or impulsive) decision to shelter a young girl from her abusive parents has profound implications both for the functioning of the family and for Japanese society as a whole. In this quiet but profound observation of life in a hovel on the outskirts of Tokyo, Kore-eda explores the nexus of abuse, rejection, jealousy, belonging, family, and the many complex layers of love and loss.

Reyna Cowan, PsyD, LCSW is a psychoanalyst, a personal and supervising analyst at PINC, and is on faculty at both PINC and SFCP. She teaches widely throughout the Bay Area and has a private practice in Oakland, where she works with adults, couples, adolescents, and children. She has a particular interest in film.

The Child Colloquium Series are offered free of charge through a generous support of the SFCP and the Sophia Mirviss Fund.