03/08/2014 Dialogues in Contemporary Psychoanalysis - On The Psychoanalytic Mother: Making the Absence Present

Dialogues in Contemporary Psychoanalysis 2013 - 2014

Henry Markman, M.D. & Julie Ruskin, Ph.D., Co-Chairs
John DiMartini, Ph.D., John Jemerin, M.D., Israel Katz, M.D., Maria Longuemare, M.D., Ph.D., Patricia Marra, M.F.T., Catherine McKenzie, Ph.D., Mitchell Wilson, M.D., Committee Members

The Dialogues in Contemporary Psychoanalysis Program aims to foster meaningful discussion on major current trends in psychoanalysis — in terms of clinical practice, as well as psychoanalytic theory applied to topics such as politics, history, aesthetics, literature and film, gender, and development. Leading contributors present original work that is discussed by experts in that particular area. This program is intended for clinicians and others interested in psychoanalytic thinking.

Title: On The Psychoanalytic Mother: Making the Absence Present
Date: Saturday, March 8, 2014
Time: 09:30am - 12:30pm
Presenter: Hayuta Gurevich, MA
Clinical Presenter: John Jemerin, MD
Discussant: Mary Margaret McClure, DMH
Moderator: Maria Longuemare, MD, PhD
Location: San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis
444 Natoma Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Program Fee: $ 55.00 - General
$ 45.00 - SFCP Members
$ 25.00 - Students (with Student ID provided)
CME/CE Fee: 3 CME/CE Credits are approved for this program.  They are available for an additional:
$ 36.00 - General
$ 30.00 - SFCP Members
Pre-circulated Paper: Psychoanalytic Mothering


Please join us for a wonderful presentation by Hayuta Gurevich, MA (Israeli Psychoanalytic Association) on the concept of psychoanalytic mothering and the importance of creating a real and concrete illusion of a mothering function in analysis.   Her paper (attached) focuses on ways of reviving dissociated self-states in analysis -- in the sense that Ferenczi has long ago written about it in his "Clinical Diary" (1988) -- and links these ideas to the theoretical framework of Winnicott, self psychology, and the intersubjective approach.

Mary Margaret McClure, DMH will offer a discussion of this paper, and John Jemerin, MD will present clinical material for Hayuta Gurevich to elaborate her approach.


PRESENTER: Hayuta Gurevich, MA
Training Analyst, Israeli Psychoanalytic Association; Member and Faculty, Winnicott Center in Tel-Aviv; Member and Faculty, Primary Mental States Program, Tel-Aviv University.  Ms. Gurevich also lectures and teaches in various treatment centers on early trauma and dissociation, intertwining Ferenczi's late writings with Winnicott's theory about early developmental traumatic relations and their intrapsychic impact.  She has published the paper, "The Language of Absence" (International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 2008, 89(3)) and contributed a chapter titled "Psychoanalytic Mothering" in the book, Motherhood: Psychoanalysis and Other Disciplines, 2009, edited by Emilia Perroni (in Hebrew)

Member and Faculty, SFCP; Chair of the San Francisco Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program, SFCP; Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, UCSF Medical Center.

DISCUSSANT: Mary Margaret McClure, DMH
Member and Faculty, SFCP; Faculty, PINC.  Dr. McClure's interests are in psychoanalytic education.  She recently coordinated and taught the 2013 SFCP Intersession, "Interdisciplinary Studies in Psychoanalysis: The Mother."

MODERATOR: Maria Longuemare, MD, PhD


Course Objectives:

  1. Define the functions of psychoanalytic mothering that the therapist can provide in psychoanalytic treatments, including: holding, containing, attunement.
  2. Describe the goal of psychoanalytic mothering, including revival of dissociated self-states through new and spontaneous experiences of oneself in treatment.
  3. Describe techniques of creating the concrete illusion of psychoanalytic mothering in treatment to facilitate the experiencing of previously dissociated self states.


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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: Henry Markman, M.D. & Julie Ruskin, Ph.D., John DiMartini, Ph.D., John Jemerin, M.D., Israel Katz, M.D., Maria Longuemare, M.D., Ph.D., Patricia Marra, M.F.T., Catherine McKenzie, Ph.D., Mitchell Wilson, M.D., Hayuta Gurevich, M.A., and Mary Margaret McClure, D.M.H.. All conflicts of interest have been resolved in accordance with the ACCME Updated Standards for Commercial Support.

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