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: Planning to Raise Medication as an Intervention? Issues to Consider
Date: Saturday, November 4, 2017
Time: 10:00am - 12:00noon
Presenter: Ed Levin, 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 →

This presentation will explore, through the use of an assortment of clinical examples, how to allow all the participants in the case to have a sense of agency in making the decision about the use, or not, of medication.

About the Presenter:

Ed Levin, MD, is in the practice of general and child and adolescent psychiatry in Berkeley.  He works with patients of all ages and provides consultation to colleagues of all disciplines. Dr. Levin has long been interested in the impact of trauma on child development.  This concern with trauma has become increasingly significant in the past 20 years, as our field has experienced an explosion of “biologic” diagnoses, such as Pediatric Bipolar Disorder often with comorbid ADHD.  He believes that this has led to our seeing patients in overly narrow ways, which results in frequent over use of medications

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