2018 - 2019 Dialogues in Contemporary Psychoanalysis

Henry Markman, MD and Julie Ruskin, PhD, Co-Chairs
John DiMartini, PhD, Laurie Goldsmith, PhD, Israel Katz, MD, Patricia Marra, MFT, Catherine McKenzie, PhD and Lisa Roth, PsyD, Committee Members

Medina, Fez Morocco (2014) by Lee Grossman
Medina, Fez Morocco (2014) by Lee Grossman (www.leegrossman.net)

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.

Program Title: What Helps Couples: A Discussion of Clinical Approaches in Couple Therapy
Date: Saturday, February 2, 2019
Time: 09:30am - 12:30pm
Presenters: Leora Benioff, PhD and Daphne de Marneffe, PhD
Moderator: Henry Markman, MD
Location: San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis
444 Natoma Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Program Fee: $ 65.00  General Admissions
$ 60.00  SFCP Analyst Members / Community Members
$ 40.00  SFCP Candidates
$ 25.00  Graduate Students
To Register: Click here to register for the program →

Member, Faculty, SFCP; Founding Member, Faculty, Psychoanalytic Couple Psychotherapy Group; North American representative, IPA committee on Couple and Family Psychoanalysis.  Dr. Benioff teaches and supervises at numerous Bay Area training institutions and has presented at the IPA Couple and Family Conference.  She has published “A Response to Molly Ludlam’s ‘Lost—and—Found in Translation’" (fort da, 2016) and “Discussion of ‘How Was It for You? Attachment, Sexuality, and Mirroring in Couple Relationships’” in Couples on the Couch (2017, Nathans & Schaefer,  Eds.).  Dr. Benioff is in private practice in Berkeley and San Francisco.

Psychologist, and author. Dr. de Marneffe has published papers on gender identity development, maternal subjectivity, and psychoanalytic history, and she teaches and lectures on couple therapy, adult development, and parenthood. She is the author of two books: The Rough Patch: Marriage and the Art of Living Together, and Maternal Desire: On Children, Love, and the Inner Life; a contributing writer, Parents Magazine; and has been featured in the New York TimesO Magazine, NPR, Greater Good, Psychotherapy Networker, and Talks at Google.  Dr. de Marneffe is in private practice in Corte Madera.

MODERATOR: Henry Markman, MD

  • There will be a full refund if one requests to drop the program on or before January 1, 2019.
  • There will be a 10% cancellation fee if one requests to drop the program after January 2, 2019.