Seasoned Clinicians Program 2014

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Seasoned Clinicians Program 2014

Laura Dansky, Ph.D. and Jan Messer, M.F.T., Co-Chairs

 

This 20-week seminar is a unique educational program for psychoanalytically oriented clinicians who have practiced psychotherapy for a minimum of 20 years. Center faculty will offer a series of four-week courses that combine didactic material, case presentations and a review of pertinent psychoanalytic literature. The seminar will provide participants an opportunity to deepen their understanding of a range of clinically relevant topics through discussions with faculty and fellow seasoned practitioners. Accordingly, we will limit the number of participants to 15.

Date: Wednesdays, January 8, 2014 - May 28, 2014
Time: 11:30am - 01:00pm
Sessions: 20 Sessions
Location: San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis
444 Natoma Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Tuition Fees: $ 550.00
Reader and CME/CE credit fees are not included in the tuition
see Registration and Fees, Refund Policy, and CME/CE Credit Information for details
CME/CE: This program has been awarded a total of 30 CME/CE credits.
Class Size: This program has a maximum enrollment of 15.
To Register: Click here to register online now
Or call us at 415-563-5815 to register over the phone

 

Defense Analysis in Psychotherapy

Paying attention to and interpreting patients’ deployment of defensive operations can be very useful to us and to patients in understanding the conflicts causing their symptoms.  We will use Freudian theory of mental functioning to delineate the role of defenses and spend time discussing how defenses can be identified and interpreted.  This will include the ways transference and countertransference play an active role in defenses.

J. Samuel Chase, M.D.
Wednesdays, January 8, 15, 22, 29, 2014
This seminar has been awarded 6 CME/CE credits.

J. Samuel Chase, M.D. is a training and supervising analyst at SFCP, on the Faculty of SFCP and an active teacher.  He is in private practice in San Francisco.

Educational Objectives:
Participant will be able to

  1. Participating Clinicians will be able to understand Freudian theory of the structural model and the role defenses play in conflict that cause symptoms.
  2. Participating Clinicians will be able to understand and recognize the operation of defenses in the clinical setting and how these defenses play a part in the patients' conflicts.
  3. Participating Clinicians will be able to understand and utilize this understanding of defenses to fashion interpretations about the defensive operations they observe.
  4. Participating Clinicians will be able to understand and recognize patients' transference reactions as they occur in the clinical work and how these transferences relate to defensive operations and play a part in the patients' conflicts.
  5. Participating Clinicians will be able to understand and utilize their own countertransference in order to better grasp the defensive operations patients are subtly utilizing that involve them.

 

Speaking About Some Unspoken Issues in Psychotherapy

In this segment we shall take up several issues that are addressed scantily, if at all, in the psychoanalytic literature with the hope that we can become more aware of all the forces at play in the treatment setting and relationship.  Some readings will provide a point of departure for discussion concerning the roles of power, suggestion, the therapist’s non-erotic/non-romantic love for the patient and the impact of the social matrix beyond the therapy dyad on that relationship. The readings will be used to stimulate discussion of these issues in the actual clinical experience of the seminar participants and the instructor.

Erik Gann, M.D.
Wednesdays, February 5, 12, 19, 26, 2014
This seminar has been awarded 6 CME/CE credits.

Erik Gann, M.D. is a Training and Supervising Analyst and Past-President and Chair of the Board of Trustees at SFCP.  He has been in the private practice of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy in San Francisco and New York City for 40 Years and has written and taught about psychoanalytic theory and clinical psychoanalytic process amongst other topics.  He is also a principal in the Boswell Group, a network of consultants to business and organizations from a psychoanalytic perspective, reflecting a special interest of his in the psychodynamics of groups and organizations.

Educational Objectives:
Participant will be able to

  1. Clinicians will be able to identify issues of power differentials and their impact on therapeutic process.
  2. Clinicians will be able to recognize the impact and uses of suggestion in the therapeutic situation.
  3. Clinicians will recognize elements of their own non-romantic, non-erotic loving feelings formthe patient and how this enters onto the therapeutic situation.
  4. Clinicians wil be able to evaluate and integrate factors of the patient's social matrix into therapeutic technique

 

Revisiting Attachment and Early Development

In considering the clinical challenges we face as psychotherapists, we often turn to developmental theories to find meaning. In this course, we will consider some of the clinical implications of attachment theory: specifically its broad implications for clinical listening, the relevance of attachment classifications for the clinical process as well as the relevance of attachment patterns to working with our patients.

Katherine Fraser, D.M.H.
Wednesdays, March 5, 12, 19, 26, 2014
This seminar has been awarded 6 CME/CE credits.

Katherine Fraser, D.M.H.; Analyst in private practice in San Francisco and Sacramento seeing adults, adolescents and couples. She is on the faculty of SFCP and UCD.

Educational Objectives:
Participant will be able to

  1. Clinicians will be able to describe the major classifications of infant, child and adult attachment.
  2. Clinicians will be able to describe the ways attachment classifications influence the development of psychic structures that organize internal experience and guide the development of object relations.
  3. Clinicians will be able to describe the ways attachment related stress effects care-seeking behaviors and the modulation of affects in primary relationships.
  4. Clinicians will become familiar with the impact of attachment theory on current psychoanalytic thinkers and thinking.
  5. Clinicians will examine the relationship between attachment and psychoanalytic theories.

 

Therapeutic Action and the Love of Truth

As background for discussion of clinical presentations, we will read Loewald’s classic paper on therapeutic action and sections of Lear’s book on therapeutic
action, which grew out of his mentee relationship with Loewald.  We will use data from our clinical practices to explore the nature of the psychotherapeutic relationship and to consider the importance of identification, truth and love in psychoanalytic psychotherapy. 

Harriet Wolfe, M.D.
Wednesdays, April 9, 16, 23, 30, 2014
This seminar has been awarded 6 CME/CE credits.

Harriet Wolfe, M.D., is a Training and Supervising Analyst at SFCP and an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCSF.   She sees individuals and couples in her private practice in San Francisco.  She has been active as teacher and supervisor at SFCP, Langley Porter, San Francisco General Hospital, Access Institute and RAMS.

Educational Objectives:
Participant will be able to

  1. Through study of Hans Loewald's classic work on therapeutic action, clinicians will be able to assess the nature of their relationship with their patients.
  2. Through study of Jonathan Lear's understanding of Loewald, clinicians will recognize and assess the place of truth in their work with patients.
  3. Clinicians will identify aspects of the therapeutic relationship and process that contribute to change.
  4. Clinicians will identify technical interventions that promote discovery of truth and facilitate change.
  5. Clinicians will define and make explicit their implicit theories of how and why patients change in therapy.

 

The Oedipal Situation: Not Seeing, Not Thinking

In this course we will consider the Oedipal situation and its impact on thinking--the patient's thinking and the therapist's thinking--and how they impact each other.

Sue von Baeyer, Ph.D.
Wednesdays, May 7, 14, 21, 28, 2014
This seminar has been awarded 6 CME/CE credits.

Sue von Baeyer, PhD, is a member and faculty at SFCP, and has frequently taught in both the SF and East Bay Extension Divisions.  She is a personal and supervising analyst at PINC.  She is also the former Director of Training at The Boyer House Foundation.

Educational Objectives:
Participant will be able to

  1. Explain the transgenerational impact of omnipotent "not seeing" and "not thinking"
  2. Describe the relationship between the patient's capacity to think and the capacity of the therapist to retain his/her separate mind necessary to do the therapeutic work
  3. Discuss the use of countertransference to understand the nature of the patient's relationship to the internalized Oedipal situation

Eligibility

This 20-week seminar is a unique educational program for psychoanalytically oriented clinicians who have practiced psychotherapy for a minimum of 20 years.  If you have any questions about your level of preparation, please contact either of the Seasoned Clinicians Program Co-Chairs: Laura Dansky, Ph.D., at 415-929-8239, or Jan Messer, M.F.T., at 415-821-1766.

 

Registration

 

Course Tuition Fee and Refund Policy

Fee is $ 550.00; 20 sessions; cost of readers and CME/CE credits fees are not included in tuition. Full tuition payment is due upon registration.

 

Readers Fee

Charges for reading material required for the seminars are not included in tuition. They are based upon copyright laws and change based on the content of the readers. The charges will be billed to you separately. Please submit your registration and your tuition payment two weeks in advance in order to receive reading materials before the course starting date.

 

CME/CE Credit Fee

This program has been awarded a total of 30 CME/CE credits. The credits cost per hour is $10 for all SFCP members, and $12 for non SFCP members. SFCP has established a cap cost of $200 for credits requested per program. The cost of CME/CE credits is separate from the programs fees and billed individually upon the request for credits at the end of the seminar.

 

CME/CE Attendance Requirements

  • Physicians, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Registered Nurses will be awarded AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ on an hour for hour basis; see the program description for the maximum of credits awarded for each program.
  • Psychologists participating in long-term programs (lecture series) who can demonstrate a minimum of 80% attendance for a seminar within the series, are eligible to obtain these credits by notifying the SFCP office after the seminar has ended. Seminars of 4 sessions or fewer require 100% attendance. Participants will pay the appropriate fee for the seminar (based on the number of credits they obtain), and then will receive a verification letter of their attendance.
  • 100% attendance is required for short-term programs (individual course).

 

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