2018 - 2019 Scientific Meetings

Michael Levin, PsyD, Chair
Michael Bronzo, MD, Beth Steinberg, PhD and J. Marc Wallis, LCSW, Committee Members

The SFCP Scientific Meetings present new work in, or relevant to, psychoanalytic theory, technique and applied psychoanalysis. SFCP members, visiting psychoanalysts and scholars present recent papers, which are then formally discussed, followed by group discussion with the audience. All SFCP members, candidates, community members and mental health professionals are welcome free of charge. Meetings take place on the second Monday of the month unless otherwise noted.

Program Title: A Personal View of the Theoretical Shifts at SFPI/CP: From the 1990s to the Present
Date: Monday, February 11, 2019
Time: 07:30pm - 09:30pm
Presenter: Jonathan Dunn, PhD
Discussant: Celeste Schneider, PhD
Moderator: Michael Levin, PsyD
Location: San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis
444 Natoma Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Program Fee: Free if you choose to attend in person
$ 20.00 if you choose to attend via webcast*

*If you are our current PED Candidate, PPTP Trainee or CCSW Extension Yearlong Student, please email [email protected] if you'd like to attend this program remotely.
CME/CE: 2 CME/CE Credits available; non-SFCP Member cost is $ 24.00
Pre-circulated Paper: A Personal View of the Theoretical Shifts at SFPI/CP:1990s to the Present* →
Dr. Dunn has updated this paper to include a note on why the history is also relevant to non-SFCP members.

Personalizing Psychoanalysis: Notes on Psychoanalytic Theory, Internationalization, and History →
To Register: Click here to purchase for the webcast instructions →

If you know your history
Then you would know where you coming from
Then you wouldn’t have to ask me
Who the heck do I think I am

— Bob Marley

At our next Scientific Meeting Jonathan Dunn and Celeste Schneider will explore the impact of changes in prevailing psychoanalytic theories over the modern history of the SFCP. From different vantage points grounded in their respective personal experiences, they will focus on the dynamic relations between the theoretical models that have taken hold in our community and our clinical attitudes, thinking, identities and experience over the past few decades. As the experiences of all members of the community will be touched upon in this material we plan for a lively audience discussion expressing a diversity of views.

Dr. Dunn has generously written two original papers for this program, both of which are attached. We hope that audience members will read both before attending the program, but if you have to choose, we recommend reading ‘A Personal View of the Theoretical Shifts at SFPI/CP:1990s to the Present’, which provides the historical narrative his talk will lean on more heavily. We look forward to welcoming you and hope you will participate in what promises to be a very interesting and important discussion for our entire community.

 

Educational Objectives:
Participants will be able to
  • grasp Dr. Dunn’s account of shifts in the theoretical paradigms that have informed the institutional discourse at the SFPI/CP from the 1990’s through the present.
  • grasp Dr. Dunn’s account of the social, conceptual and emotional motivations of these shifts, and their effects upon the community over this period.
  • grasp Dr. Dunn’s account of “personalizing theory” — a view of the way in which psychoanalytic theory can be most deeply integrated into the clinician’s personality, clinical attitude, thinking and comportment – and its complex relations to the history he will explore.

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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 an entity recongized by the Board of Behavioral Sciences to provide Continuing Education Credits pursuant to Section 1887.4.3.

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: Michael Levin, PsyD, Michael Bronzo, MD, Beth Steinberg, PhD, J. Marc Wallis, LCSW, Jonathan Dunn, PhD and Celeste Schneider, PhD. All conflicts of interest have been resolved in accordance with the ACCME Updated Standards for Commercial Support.