INFORMATIONAL OPEN HOUSE
An in-depth overview of Psychoanalytic Training

Thursday, December 6, 2018
7:30–9:00 p.m.
San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis
444 Natoma Street, San Francisco

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Coursework

The didactic component of psychoanalytic training at the Center is informed by principles of theoretical pluralism and critical thinking. One sequence of seminars that runs through the four years of coursework is devoted to the study of psychoanalytic theory. This sequence takes the works of Freud as its starting point and follows an historically organized study of theoretical developments. The works of Klein and contemporary Kleinians, the British Independents, Bion, contemporary Freudians, French psychoanalytic texts, the American Relationalists and contemporary object relations theorists are taught in depth. Concurrent with this sequence, are courses in clinical practice that run throughout the four years. These courses begin with basic concepts having to do with therapeutic action, beginning psychoanalytic treatment, analytic process, and dreams and continue in later years to study primitive states, severe psychopathology, and trauma. Courses in the psychoanalytic understanding of development begin in the first year of coursework and continue through the early academic years. These courses include the study of infant observation, attachment theory, gender and object choice, oedipal and post-oedipal stages of development.

The close examination of ongoing cases in psychoanalytic treatment is undertaken in case conferences which continue throughout all years of the curriculum. The case conference offered in the first year is exclusively for first year candidates. The continuous case conferences offered in subsequent years include a mix of candidates from the second, third, and fourth years. This provides candidates the opportunity to work closely with candidates from different classes. This integration of candidate cohorts continues in three other seminar contexts: 1) the Visiting Professor week, in which a noted psychoanalyst outside the Center is invited to teach candidates and offer programs to graduate members of the Center; 2) Electives, in which candidates choose from courses offered by faculty of the Center which take up topics of special interest; and 3) the annual Intersession: a three week program that takes up a topic of applied psychoanalysis.

The curriculum concludes with a course offered after the four year sequence, in which candidates formulate and develop a paper in a working group of fellow candidates and with the participation of a faculty mentor.

Below is a list of the coursework, organized by year

Infant Observation (download syllabus →)
September 7, 14, 21, 28; October 5, 2018 (5 sessions)
Angela Sowa, PsyD, MFT

Early Childhood Development (download syllabus →)
October 12, 19, 25; November 2, 9, 30; December 7, 14, 21, 2018
9 sessions
Mary Margaret McClure, DMH and Michael Wagner, PhD

Oedipal Development
January 11, 18, 25; February 1, 15, 22; March 1, 8, 2019
8 sessions
Diana C. Fuery, PhD, LCSW

Middle Childhood
March 15, 22, 29; April 12, 19, 26, 2019
6 sessions
Mary Genevieve (Genie) Dvorak, PsyD

Adolescence
May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 2019
5 sessions
Maureen Katz, MD

Introduction to the Work of Melanie Klein (download syllabus →)
September 7, 14, 21, 28; October 5, 12, 19, 26, 2018 (8 sessions)
Deborah Weisinger, PsyD and Suzanne Klein, PhD

The Independent School (download syllabus →)
November 2, 9, 30; December 7, 14, 21, 2018; January 11, 18, 25, 2019
9 sessions
Deborah Melman, PhD

Electives (more information will be available shortly)
February 1, 15, 22; March 1, 8, 15, 22, 2019
7 sessions

Interdisciplinary Studies
March 29; April 12, 2019
2 sessions

Bion
April 19, 26; May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 2019
7 sessions
L. Eileen Keller, PhD

Child Psychoanalysis (download syllabus →)
September 7, 14, 21, 28; October 5, 12, 19, 2019 (7 sessions)
Catherine H. Phillips, LCSW

Case Conference #1

Module 1
October 26; November 2, 9; 30; December 7, 14, 2018; January 11, 2019
7 sessions
Beth Steinberg, PhD

Module 2
January 18, 25; February 1, 15, 22; March 1, 8, 15, 22, 2019
9 sessions
Catherine McKenzie, PhD, LCSW

Module 3
April 19, 25; May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 2019
7 sessions
Georgine Marrott, PhD

Case Conference #2 (Child / Adult)

Module 1
October 26; November 2, 9; 30; December 7, 14, 2018; January 11, 2019
7 sessions
Phyllis Cath, MD and Mitchell Wilson, MD

Module 2
January 18, 25; February 1, 15, 22; March 1, 8, 15, 22, 2019
9 sessions
Ann Martini, LCSW and Julie Ruskin, PhD

Module 3
April 19, 25; May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 2019
7 sessions
Louis Roussel, PhD

Candidates Association Meeting
December 21, 2018

Interdisciplinary Studies
March 29; April 12, 2019
2 sessions

Click here to download 2018 - 2019 PED Year 3 Schedule in Microsoft Excel format →

08:00am - 09:30am

Listening for Analytic Process (download syllabus →)
September 7, 14, 21, 28; October 5, 12, 19, 25; November 2, 9, 2018
10 sessions
Celeste Schneider, PhD

Framing & Interpretation
November 30; December7, 14, 21, 2018; January 11, 18, 25; February 1, 2019
8 sessions
Adam Goldyne, MD

Trauma
February 15, 22; March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2019
7 sessions
Laurie Goldsmith, PhD

Gender and Sexualities
April 12, 19, 26; May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 2019
8 sessions
Kirsten Beuthin, LMFT

 

09:45am - 11:15am

Contemporary Freud
September 7, 14, 21, 28; October 5, 12, 19, 26, 2018
8 sessions
Beth Taylor, MD

Contemporary Object Relations (download syllabus →)
November 2, 9, 30; December 7, 14, 21, 2018; January 11, 18, 25, 2019
9 sessions
John DiMartini, PhD

Electives (more information will be available shortly)
February 1, 15, 22; March 1, 8, 15, 22, 2019
7 sessions

Interdisciplinary Studies
March 29; April 12, 2019
2 sessions

American Relational
April 19, 26; May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 2019
7 sessions
Neil Talkoff, PhD

 

12:15pm - 01:45pm

Psychoanalytic Writing (download syllabus →)
September 7, 14, 21, 28; October 5, 12, 19, 2019
7 sessions
Zenobia (Zoe) Grusky, PhD

Case Conference #1

Module 1
October 26; November 2, 9; 30; December 7, 14, 2018; January 11, 2019
7 sessions
Beth Steinberg, PhD

Module 2
January 18, 25; February 1, 15, 22; March 1, 8, 15, 22, 2019
9 sessions
Catherine McKenzie, PhD, LCSW

Module 3
April 19, 25; May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 2019
7 sessions
Georgine Marrott, PhD

Case Conference #2 (Child / Adult)

Module 1
October 26; November 2, 9; 30; December 7, 14, 2018; January 11, 2019
7 sessions
Phyllis Cath, MD and Mitchell Wilson, MD

Module 2
January 18, 25; February 1, 15, 22; March 1, 8, 15, 22, 2019
9 sessions
Ann Martini, LCSW and Julie Ruskin, PhD

Module 3
April 19, 25; May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 2019
7 sessions
Louis Roussel, PhD

Candidates Association Meeting
December 21, 2018

Interdisciplinary Studies
March 29; April 12, 2019
2 sessions

Click here to download 2018 - 2019 PED Year 4 Schedule in Microsoft Excel format →

08:00am - 09:30am

Obstacles to Change (download syllabus →)
September 7, 14, 21, 28; October 5, 12, 19, 26, 2018
8 sessions
Nancy Beckman, PhD

Loewald (download objectives →  |  download syllabus →)
November 2, 9, 30; December 7, 14, 21, 2018; January 11, 18, 25, 2019
9 sessions
Lee Grossman, MD

Theory & Practice
February 1, 15, 22; March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2019
8 sessions
Steven Goldberg, MD

Return to Freud
April 12, 19, 26; May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 2019
8 sessions
Michael Windholz, PhD

 

09:45am - 11:15am

Narcissism (download syllabus →)
September 7, 14, 21, 28; October 5, 12, 19, 26, 2018
8 sessions
Maria Longuemare, MD, PhD

Perversions (download syllabus →)
November 2, 9, 30; December 7, 14, 21, 2018; January 11, 18, 25, 2019
9 sessions
Robert Bartner, PhD, MFT

Electives (more information will be available shortly)
February 1, 15, 22; March 1, 8, 15, 22, 2019
7 sessions

Interdisciplinary Studies
March 29; April 12, 2019
2 sessions

Termination
April 19, 26; May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 2019
7 sessions
TBD

 

12:15pm - 01:45pm

Ethics (download objectives →  |  download syllabus →)
September 7, 14, 21, 28; October 5, 12, 19, 2019
7 sessions
Terese Schulman, PhD, LCSW and Mary Ewert, DMH

Case Conference #1

Module 1
October 26; November 2, 9; 30; December 7, 14, 2018; January 11, 2019
7 sessions
Beth Steinberg, PhD

Module 2
January 18, 25; February 1, 15, 22; March 1, 8, 15, 22, 2019
9 sessions
Catherine McKenzie, PhD, LCSW

Module 3
April 19, 25; May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 2019
7 sessions
Georgine Marrott, PhD

Case Conference #2 (Child / Adult)

Module 1
October 26; November 2, 9; 30; December 7, 14, 2018; January 11, 2019
7 sessions
Phyllis Cath, MD and Mitchell Wilson, MD

Module 2
January 18, 25; February 1, 15, 22; March 1, 8, 15, 22, 2019
9 sessions
Ann Martini, LCSW and Julie Ruskin, PhD

Module 3
April 19, 25; May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 2019
7 sessions
Louis Roussel, PhD

Candidates Association Meeting
December 21, 2018

Interdisciplinary Studies
March 29; April 12, 2019
2 sessions