Scientific Meetings: The Psychoanalyst and the Clinic: A Balint Group for Psychiatrists - Jonathan Sklar, MBBS, FRCPsych

The Scientific Meetings 2012 - 2013

The Scientific Meeting provides exposure to new and on-going work in psychoanalysis. SFCP members or other prominent psychoanalysts present papers in progress on psychoanalytic theory, clinical work and applied psychoanalysis. All SFCP members, candidates, community members, and mental health professionals are welcome free of charge. The meetings take place on the second Monday of the month.

Title: The Psychoanalyst and the Clinic: A Balint Group for Psychiatrists
Date: Monday, June 10, 2013
Time: 07:30pm - 09:30pm
Presenter: Jonathan Sklar, MBBS, FRCPsych
Discussant: Jed Sekoff, Ph.D.
Moderator: Julie Ruskin, Ph.D.
Location: San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis
444 Natoma Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Fee: Free
CME/CE: 2 CME/CE Credits available for free
Pre-circulated Paper: Dr. Jonathan Sklar's pre-circulated paper has a theoretical section and a clinical vignettes section.  He will only be pre-circulating the theoretical section of his paper, and he will read the clinical vignettes section of his paper during the 06/10/2013 presentation.
Click here to download his brief theoretical section of his pre-circulated paper.
Webcast: Webcast option is avaialble.  Pleae email Aaron Chow at for webcast instruction.


Please feel free to submit proposals for upcoming programs.
Julie Ruskin, Scientific Meeting Chair


Course Objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss the elusive presence and effects of unconscious mental functioning in teachers, trainees and groups in institutional mental health settings.
  2. Discuss the use of the Balint Group as a structure and method for illuminating unconscious mental phenomena on the individual and group level for workers, particularly psychiatric trainees, in institutional mental health settings.
  3. Describe the potential of the Balint Group for both diminishing the emergence of pathological phenomena and promoting psychical development in mental health trainees working in institutional settings on both the individual and group level.


CE 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 2 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 a provider approved by the Board of Behavioral Sciences, Provider Number PCE623, for 2 CE credits on an hour for hour basis.

PSYCHOLOGISTS: Psychologists attending SFCP events approved for CME credits may report AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ toward their CE requirements and are now able to directly submit their verification letters at the end of each renewal cycle using the MCEP credit reporting form that can be found on the internet at:

REGISTERED NURSES: The San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 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: Julie Ruskin, Ph.D., Jonathan Sklar, MBBS, FRCPsych, and Jed Sekoff, Ph.D. All conflicts of interest have been resolved in accordance with the ACCME Updated Standards for Commercial Support.

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