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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, June 6, 2020
Time: 09:30am - 12:30pm
Presenter: Robert Grossmark, PhD
Discussant: Laurie Goldsmith, PhD
Moderator: Patricia Marra, MFT
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 the program →

Faculty & Supervisor, NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis, National Institute for the Psychotherapies Program in Adult Psychoanalysis, National Training Program in Psychoanalysis, The Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society, and other psychoanalytic institutes and clinical psychology doctoral programs. Dr. Grossmark is the author of numerous papers on psychoanalytic process and recently published The Unobtrusive Relational Analyst: Explorations in Psychoanalytic Companioning (2018); and co-edited The One & The Many: Relational Approaches to Group Psychotherapy and Heterosexual Masculinities: Contemporary Perspectives from Psychoanalytic Gender Theory (2009). Dr. Grossmark is in private practice in New York City.

Training Analyst, SFCP; former Instructor and supervisor, Ann Martin Center; former Co-chair, Child Psychotherapy Training Program and Visiting Professor Program, SFCP. Dr. Goldsmith focuses her teaching on the history of psychoanalytic theory and the psychoanalysis of trauma. Dr. Goldsmith is in private practice in Oakland.

MODERATOR: Patricia Marra, MFT