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2019 - 2020 Dialogues in Contemporary Psychoanalysis

Henry Markman, MD and Julie Ruskin, PhD, Co-Chairs

Medina, Fez Morocco (2014) by Lee Grossman
Medina, Fez Morocco (2014) by Lee Grossman (

The Dialogues in Contemporary Psychoanalysis Program aims to foster meaningful discussion on major current trends in psychoanalysis — involving clinical practice, as well as psychoanalytic theory applied to topics such as politics, history, aesthetics, literature, 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.

Date: Saturday, April 18, 2020
Time: 09:30am - 12:30pm
Presenter: Henry Markman, MD
Discussant: Maria Longuemare, MD
Moderator: John DiMartini, PhD
Location: San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis
444 Natoma Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Program Fee:
Discounted Fee for Trainees:
$ 60.00
$ 25.00  (available to students and clinicians in training)

Note: This program is free to all SFCP Candidates as it is covered by psychoanalytic training tuition.
To Register: Click here to register for this program →

Training & Supervising Analyst, SFCP; Personal Analyst, PINC; Co-chair, Dialogues for Contemporary Psychoanalysis, SFCP. Dr. Markman has published several papers, including “The Good, the Bad, The Ugly, and the Dead: A Hypotheses Regarding a Typology of Analytic Fields,” (fort da, 2018), “Presence, Mourning, Beauty: Elements of Analytic Process,” (JAPA, 2017; two articles in press, “Embodied Attunement” (JAPA) and “Accompaniment in Jazz and Psychoanalysis” (Psychoanalytic Dialogues); and a forthcoming book, Creative Engagement: The Heart of Analytic Practice (Anticipated Publication in 2020). He is interested in analytic process and technical innovations, therapeutic action, and aesthetics and music in relation to experience in therapy. Dr. Markman is in private practice in Berkeley.

Training & Supervising Analyst, SFCP; Chair, SFCP Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program; Co-Chair, SFCP Analytic Training Program. Dr. Longuemare is in private practice in San Francisco.

MODERATOR: John DiMartini, PhD