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2016 - 2017 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, Lisa Roth, PsyD, 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.

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Program Title:
Literature and Psychoanalysis: Text and Clinical Context
Saturday, May 6, 2017
09:30am - 12:30pm
Beatriz de León de Bernardi, PhD
Jeanne Harasemovitch, LCSW
Israel Katz, MD
San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis
444 Natoma Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Program Fee:
$ 65.00  General Admission
$ 60.00  SFCP Analyst Members / Community Members
$ 45.00  Students / SFCP Candidates
To Register:
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PRESENTER: Beatriz de León de Bernardi
Member and Training Analyst, Uruguayan Psychoanalytic Association; Editorial Board, International Journal of Psychoanalysis; Latin American representative, IPA (2011 – 2015); former professor of literature. She has published on the analyst's contribution to the analytic process, the analytic field, and the idea of vínculo [the link]. Her articles include “Commentary on the Paper ‘The Compulsion to Confess and the Compulsion to Judge in the Analytic Situation’ by Stefano Fajrajzen,” International Journal of Psychoanalysis, (2014); “Field Theory as a Metaphor and Metaphors in the Analytic Field and Process,” Psychoanalytic Inquiry (2013); “The Concepts of Vínculo and Dialectical Spiral: A Bridge between Intra and Intersubjectivity,” Psychoanalytic Quarterly (2011). Dr. Bernardi is in private practice in Montevideo, Uruguay.

DISCUSSANT: Laurie Goldsmith, PhD
Member and faculty, SFCP; Co-chair, Visiting Professor Program, SFCP; formerly Co-chair, Child Psychotherapy Training Program, SFCP. Faculty, Ann Martin Children’s Center. Dr. Goldsmith teaches courses on trauma, object relations theory, and gender and sexuality, and coordinated the SFCP Intersession on Psychoanalysis and Film. She published “A Discussion of Mary Target’s ‘Is Our Sexuality Our Own?’” fort da (2012). Dr. Goldsmith is in private practice in Oakland, CA.

MODERATOR: Israel Katz, MD


Refund Policy

  • There will be a full refund if one requests to drop the program on or before September 29, 2016.
  • There will be a 10% cancellation fee if one requests to drop the program after September 30, 2016.





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