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: Creating a Mind: Theoretical and Clinical Considerations
Date: Saturday, March 30, 2019
Time: 09:30am - 12:30pm
Presenters: Giuseppe Civitarese, MD, PhD (presenting remotely) and Stephen Seligman, DMH
Moderator: Patricia Marra, MFT
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 →

Training & Supervising Analyst, Italian Psychoanalytic Society (SPI); past-Editor, Rivista di Psicoanalisi. Dr. Civitarese has published several books, which include: The Intimate Room: Theory and Technique of the Analytic FieldThe Violence of Emotions: Bion and Post-Bionian PsychoanalysisThe Necessary Dream: New Theories and Techniques of Interpretation in PsychoanalysisThe Analytic Field and Its Transformations (with A. Ferro); Truth and the Unconscious; and Sublime Subjects: Aesthetic Experience and Intersubjectivity in Psychoanalysis. He has also co-edited The W. R. Bion Tradition: Lines of Development and Bion and Contemporary Psychoanalysis: Reading A Memoir of the Future.  Dr. Civitarese is in private practice in Pavia, Italy.

Faculty, Training & Supervising Analyst, SFCP; Faculty, Personal & Supervising Analyst, PINC;  Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, UCSF; Clinical Professor, NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis; Faculty, Infant Mental Health Certificate Programs, UC Davis and UMass, Boston; Joint Editor-in-Chief, Psychoanalytic Dialogues and International Journal of Relational Psychoanalysis;  Associate Editor, Studies in Gender and Sexuality; Founding Executive Board, Journal of Infant, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy.  Dr. Seligman is the author of over 75 publications. Recently, he published the book, Relationships in Development: Infancy, Intersubjectivity and Attachment.  Dr. Seligman is in private practice in San Francisco.

MODERATOR:  Patricia Marra, MFT


  • There will be a full refund if one requests to drop the program on or before February 27, 2019.
  • There will be a 10% cancellation fee if one requests to drop the program after February 28, 2019.