2017 - 2018 San Francisco Psychotherapy Forum

Edit Markoczy, PsyD, Sheena Craig, MFT and Sydney Tan, PsyD, Co-Chairs

The Bay Area Psychotherapy Forums are monthly case conferences open to students and clinicians at all levels of experience interested in improving their ability to work psychoanalytically. Each month a psychotherapist presents a therapy case of particular interest or concern. A different analyst is invited to each forum to discuss how they listen to the case material, fostering a lively discussion with the audience. The clinician group that attends builds a networking base while welcoming new colleagues.

Attendees gain:

  • Psychodynamic case formulation skills
  • Exposure to different theories for conceptualizing psychopathology
  • Improved abilities in listening for transference/countertransferene themes
  • Approaches for therapeutic action and technique

The forum is free for SFCP members, candidates and community members. If you are not a current community member of SFCP you are very welcome to come and check out the forum. If you find that you wish to attend on a more regular basis, we ask that you consider becoming a member. Click the following links to learn more about Community Membership.

The forum is now offered in three Bay Area locations: San Francisco, East Bay and Peninsula.

Date: Thursday, May 3, 2018
Time: 07:00pm - 07:30pm  Teas & Cookies
07:30pm - 09:00pm  Case Presentation & Discussion
Presenter: Lena Chu, PsyD
Discussant: Michael Levin, PsyD
Moderator: Edit Markoczy, PsyD
Location: San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis
444 Natoma Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Program Fee: Free
CME/CE: 1.5 CME/CE Credits available for:
$ 18.00  non-SFCP Members
$ 15.00  SFCP Members

Lena Chu, PsyD, is a graduate of the PGSP–Stanford Psy.D. Consortium in Palo Alto. Dr. Chu maintains a private practice in San Francisco and Oakland under the license of Dr. Laurie Case. She works with adults across the lifespan and couples. She has provided therapy in settings including: college counseling, community mental health, forensic substance abuse treatment, and in-home geropsychology. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at California Pacific Medical Center, with a concentration on health psychology. Currently, Dr. Chu is participating in SFCP’s Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program.

Michael Levin, PsyD, is Member and Faculty at SFCP, Volunteer Assistant Clinical Professor at UCSF, Teaching and Supervising Faculty at Access Institute, and Editorial Associate at the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association. Dr. Levin teaches in the SFCP's Psychoanalytic Training Program, PPTP, and Extension Division, and is the current Chair of Scientific Meeting Committee. He has taught courses on Freud, Laplanche, comparative psychoanalytic theory and technique, psychoanalysis and neuroscience, and psychoanalysis and culture. His recent teaching interests include the relations between psychoanalysis and the humanities; particularly philosophy, history, literature and music. He is in private practice in San Francisco.


Educational Objectives:
Participants will be able to
  • describe the clinical process in a case presentation.
  • compare and contrast the clinical process from different clinical and theoretical perspectives.
  • describe the transference/counter-transference process in the clinical hour.

California Medical Association LogoThe San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

PHYSICIANS: The San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 credits as listed for each individual program, AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This credit may also be applied to the CMA Certification in Continuing Medical Education.

LCSWs/MFTs: The San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis is an entity recognized by the Board of Behavioral Sciences to provide Continuing Education Credits pursuant to Section 1887.4.3 on an hour for hour basis.

PSYCHOLOGISTS: Psychologists attending SFCP events approved for CME credits may report AMA PRA Category 1Credit(s)™ toward their CE requirements. Psychologists self-certify the number of hours they have completed on their renewal form (whether online or paper). The San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

REGISTERED NURSES: The San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP 02677) on an hour for hour basis.

SFCP is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. SFCP maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.

Commercial Support: None

Faculty Disclosure: The following moderators and planning committee members have disclosed NO financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with commercial companies who have provided products or services, relating presentation(s) or commercial support for this continuing medical education activity: Edit Markoczy, PsyD, Sheena Craig, MFT, Sydney Tan, PsyD, Lena Chu, PsyD and Michael Levin, PsyD. All conflicts of interest have been resolved in accordance with the ACCME Updated Standards for Commercial Support.