Post Graduate Clinical Event with Howard Levine, MD



Post Graduate Clinical Events 2013 - 2014

In this special postgraduate forum, Dr. Levine will begin by discussing his recent chapter entitled 'Construction Then and Now' (attached to this email). This chapter re-reads Freud's 'Constructions in Analysis' in light of evolving ideas about the psychoanalysis of unrepresented or weakly represented mental states, invoking the ideas of thinkers such as Aisenstien, Bion, the Botellas, Ferro, Green, Marucco, and Chianese. Dr. Wagner will then present clinical material from an ongoing psychoanalysis and Dr. Levine will respond.

Title: Post Graduate Clinical Event with Howard Levine, MD
Date: Sunday, May 11, 2014
Time: 01:00pm - 04:00pm
Presenter: Howard Levine, MD
Clinical Presenter: Michael Wagner, PhD, MFT
Moderator: Adam Goldyne, MD
Location: San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis
444 Natoma Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Program Fee: $ 40.00
CME/CE: 3 CME/CE Credits available for an additional:
$ 36.00  PINC Analyst Members
$ 30.00  SFCP Analyst Members
Reading: Levine, Howard B. Construction Then and Now
To Register: Please click here to register for this program now


Howard Levine, MD is a supervising analyst at the Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis, a member of the faculty at the Psychoanalytic Institute of New England, and is in practice in Brookline, Massachusetts.  He is a seasoned and prolific writer, whose psychoanalytic thinking is in deep conversation with multiple international psychoanalytic streams, including the work of Bion, of psychoanalytic field theory in Italy and Latin America, and of Andre Green and other French writers.

Recent articles include 'Creating Analysts, Creating Analytic Patients (IJP 2010)'; 'On Bion's analysis with Rickman (Int. Forum Psychoanal 2011)';  'André Green — une appréciation personnelle.' (Rev. Belg Psychanal, 2012); 'The Analyst's Theory in the Analyst's Mind' (Psychoanal. Inq., 2012); 'The Colourless Canvas: Representation, Therapeutic Action and the Creation of Mind' (IJP 2012); 'Comparing Field Theories' (Psychoanalytic Dialogues 2013); and 'The Puzzle of Interminable Treatments' (Psychoanal. Inq., 2014).

Dr. Levine also has turned his fund of knowledge of international psychoanalysis to the the task of editing book collections, the most recent of which is 'Unrepresented States and the Construction of Meaning: Clinical and Theoretical Contributions' (co-edited with Gail S. Reed and  Dominique Scarfone, Karnac, 2013). This book explores the contemporary shift in clinical theory towards the creation of psychic structures and the capacity for representation, which has been an increasing focus of Dr. Levine's work.

Dr. Levine also is a talented and sought-after international teacher.  For those not familiar with his clear and erudite teaching and style, the following 7-minute video posted by the Società Psicoanalitica Italiana may be of interest.


Course Objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  1. apply the idea of unrepresented states to constructions in psychoanalytic work.
  2. understand and apply the difference between Freud's conception of contraction and a conception that invokes notions of weakly represented or unrepresented mental states.
  3. apply understanding of this updated view of construction to a clinical case.


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PHYSICIANS: The San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis designates this educational activity for a maximum of 3 credits as listed for each individual program, AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This credit may also be applied to the CMA Certification in Continuing Medical Education.

LCSWs/MFTs: The San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis is a provider approved by the Board of Behavioral Sciences, Provider Number PCE623, for 3 CE credits on an hour for hour basis.

PSYCHOLOGISTS: Psychologists attending SFCP events approved for CME credits may report AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ toward their CE requirements and are now able to directly submit their verification letters at the end of each renewal cycle using the MCEP credit reporting form that can be found on the internet at:

REGISTERED NURSES: The San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 02677, on an hour for hour basis.

SFCP is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. SFCP maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.

Commercial Support: None

Faculty Disclosure: The following moderators and planning committee members have disclosed NO financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with commercial companies who have provided products or services, relating presentation(s) or commercial support for this continuing medical education activity: Sue von Baeyer, PhD, Howard Levine, MD, Michael Wagner, PhD, MFT and Adam Goldyne, MD. All conflicts of interest have been resolved in accordance with the ACCME Updated Standards for Commercial Support.

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