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2019 - 2020 Dialogues in Contemporary Psychoanalysis

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

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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, December 7, 2019
Time: 09:30am - 12:30pm
Presenter: Patricia Gherovici, PhD
Discussant: Israel Katz, MD
Moderator: Lisa Roth, PsyD
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 →

Psychoanalyst & Supervisor, Après-Coup New York; Co-founder & Director, Philadelphia Lacan Group; Associate Faculty, Psychoanalytic Studies Minor, UPenn; Honorary Member, Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research in New York City; Founding Member, Das Unbehagen collective. Dr. Gherovici’s books include The Puerto Rican Syndrome (2003), Please Select Your Gender: From the Invention of Hysteria to the Democratizing of Transgenderism (2010) and Transgender Psychoanalysis: A Lacanian Perspective on Sexual Difference (2017); (edited with M. Steinkoler) Lacan On Madness: Madness Yes You Can't ( 2015) and Lacan, Psychoanalysis and Comedy (2016); and (edited with C. Christian) Psychoanalysis in the Barrios: Race, Class, and the Unconscious (2019). Dr. Gherovici is in private practice in Philadelphia.

Member & Faculty, SFCP; former Editor-in-Chief, IPSO, the organization for analysts-in-formation at IPA-affiliated societies and study groups; former Editorial Associate, JAPA. Dr. Katz teaches at SFCP, NCSPP and Access Institute on Freud, psychoanalysis in France and Argentina, and therapeutic mechanisms of action. Dr. Katz works in community mental health and is in private practice in San Francisco.

MODERATOR: Lisa Roth, PsyD