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, December 7, 2017
Time: 07:00pm - 07:30pm  Teas & Cookies
07:30pm - 09:00pm  Case Presentation & Discussion
Presenter: Kylie Svenson, ASW
Discussant: Wendy Stern, DMH
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

Our presenter is Kylie Svenson, is a second year ASW, currently working in private practice under the license of Renee Dean, LMFT. She works primarily with MediCal patients, seeing a wide range of clients, from schizophrenic adults to pre-verbal children. She has an MSW from University of Southern California and has a background in the arts and arts education, with a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance and a Graduate Professional Diploma in Violin Performance, both from the Hartt School of Music. Kylie has a particular interest in complex trauma and psychosis, and has both training and an interest in play and art therapy, mindfulness practices, meditation, as well as in psychoanalytic therapies, with a particular interest in relational and attachment-based clinical approaches. Kylie enjoys painting, teaching and performing music, meditation, and reading and writing poetry, in addition to enjoying her volunteer work as a crisis line counselor and a trainer and supervisor at San Francisco Night Ministry. She is currently a student at SFCP’s Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program.

Our discussant Wendy Stern, DMH, is a significant contributor to psychoanalytic education locally and nationally. She is a Training and Supervising analyst at SFCP, she is on the Faculty for Analytic Training and for SFCP’s Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program. She led case conferences and taught courses on depression, character, and models of the mind at SFCP, PINC, and the Oregon Psychoanalytic Institute. She is also a Member of the Center for Advanced Psychoanalytic Studies, a small non-profit professional organization, where experienced psychoanalysts from around the country come together twice each year to share ideas, insights, and clinical experiences.


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, Kylie Svenson, ASW and Wendy Stern, DMH. All conflicts of interest have been resolved in accordance with the ACCME Updated Standards for Commercial Support.