San Francisco Psychoanalytic Student Seminars: Introduction to Psychoanalytic Listening

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: Introduction to Psychoanalytic Listening
Dates: Wednesdays, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2014
Time: 07:00pm - 08:30pm
Instructor: Jacqueline De Lon, MFT
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

Freud spoke of “evenly hovering attention.”  Bion focused on listening “without memory or desire.”  Ogden speaks of the importance of Reverie. Buddhists teach Mindfulness.
Listening psychoanalytically is an elusive state of mind, the development of which sometimes gets neglected as energies are focused on how to interpret what it is we hear on the latent or symbolic level. The objective of this seminar is to cultivate our capacity to listen psychoanalytically. We will use poetry, music and meditation to help evoke this state of mind, before eventually listening to case material, attending to transference, countertransference and reverie as key registers in a psychoanalytic treatment.  This seminar offers the opportunity for participants to share clinical material from their cases, however, it is not a requirement.

Jacqueline De Lon, MFT  Advanced Candidate, San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis; Faculty, Access Institute; Private Practice, San Francisco.  (415) 922-2608,

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