This program has been postponed until further notice.

2018 - 2019 Post-Graduate Clinical Forums

Leora Benioff, PhD, Chair
Meryl Botkin, PhD, Robin Deutsch, PhD, Mary Ewert, DMH, William C. Glover, PhD,
Bronwen Lemmon, LMFT, Michael Levin, PsyD and Sue von Baeyer, PhD, Committee Members

Program Title: Getting from Here to There: From Consultation to Couch
a workshop on initiating psychoanalysis for graduate analysts

Fourth in a Series
Date: Saturday, October 13, 2018
This event has been postponed until further notice.
Time: 09:00am - 12:30pm
Case Presenter: Alan Kessler, PhD
Moderators: Robin Deutsch, PhD; Mary Ewert, DMH; and Steven Goldberg, MD
Location: San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis
444 Natoma Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Program Fee: Free
Note: This program is open to SFCP Analyst Members only.
This program is limited to 12 people.

Maintaining an analytic practice post-graduation can be challenging. This workshop will examine the reluctance of both analyst and patient to beginning an analysis. Using a Working Party process with the focus on clinical material from one case, we will try to understand the conscious and unconscious dynamics at work in the analyst/patient encounter. Some of the questions to be considered are: How do we see the analyst working with the dynamics in the field? When does the couch enter the analyst’s mind? What is the nature of the internal work of the analyst? This is not meant to be a supervision group or a critical examination of one analyst’s work, rather an open discussion of how people would think about these issues with a particular patient.

This is the fourth workshop in this series. During the first three workshops, the participants and the presenter found the discussion to be exciting, thought provoking and clinically relevant. We are limited in the number of attendees for this second workshop because of space considerations. We encourage you to sign up as soon as possible!

Suggested background readings:

  1. Ehrlich, L. T., (2010) The Analyst’s Ambivalence about Continuing and Deepening an Analysis. J. American Psychoanal. Assn. 58: 515-532
  2. Ehrlich, L. T. (2004) The Analyst’s Reluctance to Begin a New Analysis. J. Amer. Psychoanal. Assn. 52: 1075-1093
  3. Ehrlich, L.T. (2013) Analysis Begins in the Analyst’s Mind: Conceptual and Technical Consideration on Recommending Analysis. J. Amer. Psychoanal. Assn. 61: 1077-1107
  4. Reith, B., Lagerlof, S., Crick, P., Moller, M. and Skale, E. (ed.) Initiating Psychoanalysis: Perspectives. The New Library of Psychoanalysis, London, Routledge, 2012
  5. Reith, B., Miller, M., Boots, J., Crick, P., Gibeault, A., Jaffe, R., Lagerlof, S., and Vermote, R. Beginning Analysis: On the Processes of Initiating Psychoanalysis. The New Library of Psychoanalysis, London, Routledge, 2018.