2017 - 2018 Child Colloquium Series

Sarah Stadler, MD, Chair
Jacqueline Ward, PhD, Co-Chair
David Frankel, PhD, Courtney Hartman, PsyD, Tam-Anh Pham, LMFT,
​Catherine Phillips, LCSW, Yen Quoc, PsyD and Jesse Little Shapiro, LMFT, Committee Members

2017 - 2018 Child Colloquium Series Cover Image
©Jane Wattenberg 2017


While the clinical encounter itself can be profoundly intimate and isolating, work with children always requires at a minimum working with parents, and often involves work with other clinicians.  This year's series offers a number of presentations which explore this.

These events are offered free of charge through the generous support of SFCP and the Sophia Mirviss Fund. Continuing Education Credit is available for a fee paid to SFCP to cover administration costs.

The Child Analytic 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 we attempted to focus the series around the topic of collaboration although the event selection also reflects what we had timely opportunities to present.  We hope you will attend several events and become part of the ongoing discussion, contributing to enriching clinical work and theoretical understanding.

Program Title: Extreme Thinking: When Containment Is Missing
Date: Saturday, February 10, 2018
Time: 10:00am - 12:00noon
Presenter: Reyna Cowan, PsyD, LCSW
Discussant: Alice Jones, MD
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 →

Dr. Reyna Cowan examines the clinical impact that lack of containment has on the development of internal structure in young children. She explores the way that some of these children become hyper-developed intellectually while simultaneously are over-stimulated and display emotional dysresgulation. Using clinical examples and theoretical threads, she will examine how to think about treatment for these children and their parents.

About the Presenter:

Reyna Cowan, PsyD, LCSW, is a psychoanalyst and a child therapist. She is a Personal and Supervising Analyst at PINC and is on the faculty at PINC and SFCP. She teaches widely on film; Winnicott; clinical supervision and child and adolescent issues. She has a private practice in Oakland where she works with adults, couples, adolescents and children. 

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