San Francisco Psychoanalytic Student Seminars: Social Work in Community Settings: How Theory Supports Effective Alliances

San Francisco Psychoanalytic Student Seminars 2013-2014

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-doctoral and post-doctoral psychology interns, psychiatry residents, and pre-licensed MFT and social work interns currently in clinical placements.

Title: Social Work in Community Settings: How Theory Supports Effective Alliances
Dates: Wednesdays, October 30, November 6, 13, 20, 2013
Time: 07:00pm - 08:30pm
Instructors: Elyse Miller, L.C.S.W. and Elizabeth M. Simpson, L.C.S.W.
Location: San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis
444 Natoma Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Cost: Free
To Register: Please contact Aaron Chow at 415-563-5815 or Aaron.Chow@sf-cp.org

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.

The four course meetings will be organized as follows:

  1. How Do We Think?: Using Psychodynamic Formulation to Understand our Client;
  2. Trauma: The Organizing and Disorganizing Effects of Trauma on Identity Formation;
  3. Recognizing Countertransference: A Vehicle to Understanding Our Responses to Clients;
  4. Using our Countertransference to Stay Engaged and Resilient .


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.

Instructors:
Elyse Miller, L.C.S.W.  Clinical Supervisor, Direct Access to Housing, S.F. Department of Public Health. (415) 554-2647, elyse.miller@sfdph.org

Elizabeth M. Simpson, L.C.S.W.  Member and Faculty, San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis; Associate Clinical Professor, UCSF; Private practice, San Francisco.  (415)  474-7481, elizabeth@simpsonlcsw.com

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