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: The Eye Turned Inward: Understanding Psychotic States Underlying Eating Disorders
Date: Monday, March 11, 2019
Time: 07:30pm - 09:30pm
Presenter: Jeanne Magagna, PhD
Moderator: Michael Levin, PsyD
Location: San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis
444 Natoma Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Program Fee: Free

Although many people focus on the typical external symptoms of eating disorders, it is evident that underlying pathology can range from neurotic to psychotic states of mind. Using her experience as a child psychotherapist in an in-patient unit, Jeanne will explore infantile anxieties influencing turning towards hallucinations and psychotic states. Using clinical vignettes she will demonstrate how psychotic moments which initially compete with the work of the psychotherapist can gradually be transformed.