2018 - 2019 San Francisco Student Seminars

Kirsten Beuthin, LMFT, Interim Chair

These seminars are offered as a community service intended to supplement local training with psychoanalytic clinical instruction. The courses are offered free of charge to pre- and post-doctoral psychology interns, psychiatry residents, and pre-licensed MFT and social work interns currently in clinical placements.

Course Title: Social Work in Community Settings: How Theory Supports Effective Alliances
Dates: Mondays, September 10, 17, 24; October 1, 2018
Time: 07:00pm - 08:30pm
Instructors: Elyse Miller, LCSW and Elizabeth M. Simpson, LCSW
Location: San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis
444 Natoma Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Program Fee: Free

Readers Fee is not included
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Class Size: Registration will be limited to 14 participants.

This course is intended for beginning social work clinicians and others doing community based client work.  Our intention is to introduce basic psychodynamic concepts that support front-line work, develop thinking and facilitate resilience.

Each week one reading will be suggested which will serve as the basis of a didactic presentation related to our topic.  Case vignettes related to the topics are strongly encouraged

September 10, 2018
Therapeutic Engagement with Our Clients: How Do We Stay Reliable?
This first week we will begin to get to know one another and form a group.

September 17, 2018
How Psychodynamic Principles Ground our Work: The Therapeutic Alliance, the Frame, Case Formulation and Therapeutic Action
We will explore making use of developmental history to form a full and humane picture of our Client.

September 24, 2018
Using our Countertransference to Stay Engaged and Resilient

October 1, 2018
Recognizing Countertransference: A Vehicle to Understanding Our Responses to Clients

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 two weeks in advance in order to receive reading materials before the course starting date.