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

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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
CME/CE: 3 CME/CE Credits available for an additional:
$ 36.00  non-SFCP Members
$ 30.00  SFCP Members
To Register: Click here to register for the program →

Two highly regarded clinicians and thinkers — Stephen Seligman and Giuseppe Civitarese — will each discuss “creating a mind” as lying at the heart of what we do in our consulting rooms. In conversation, they will discuss the concept of “unison/at-one-ment” as a dialectical process comprising identity and difference — with an eye toward what it means to move toward separateness in the context of relatedness. They will compare thoughts on how the body is integral to the birth of the psyche and also consider varying ideas regarding how language plays a part in the creation of subjectivity and inter-subjectivity.

PRESENTER:  GIUSEPPE CIVITARESE, MD, PhD (presenting REMOTELY)
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.

PRESENTER: STEPHEN SELIGMAN, DMH
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

 

Educational Objectives:
Participants will be able to
  • describe the concept of “unison/at-one-ment” as a dialectical process of identity and difference.
  • define “intercorporeity” as part of the birth of the psyche.
  • distinguish between the various conceptions of the move toward separateness in the context of relatedness.
  • delineate the various views of language in the creation of subjectivity and inter-subjectivity.
  • distinguish the differences between the emphasis on the direct effects of the analytic relationship in mobilizing development VERSUS the emphasis on the analytic field as a transformative container where the unrepresentable moves toward representation and integration.
  • 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.

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PHYSICIANS: The San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis designates this educational activity for a maximum of 2 credits as listed for each individual program, AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This credit may also be applied to the CMA Certification in Continuing Medical Education.

LCSWs/MFTs: The San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis is an entity recongized by the Board of Behavioral Sciences to provide Continuing Education Credits pursuant to Section 1887.4.3.

PSYCHOLOGISTS: Psychologists attending SFCP events approved for CME credits may report AMA PRA Category 1Credit(s)™ toward their CE requirements. Psychologists self-certify the number of hours they have completed on their renewal form (whether online or paper). The San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

REGISTERED NURSES: The San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP 02677) on an hour for hour basis.

SFCP is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. SFCP maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.

Commercial Support: None

Faculty Disclosure: All 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. All conflicts of interest have been resolved in accordance with the ACCME Updated Standards for Commercial Support.