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.

The Emanuel Windholz Memorial Lecture

Program Title: Climate Justice and Psychoanalysis
Date: Monday, April 1, 2019
(note the change of date)
Time: 07:30pm - 09:30pm
Presenter: Donna Orange, 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 is available; non-SFCP Member cost is $ 24.00
To Register: Click here if you choose to attend via webcast →

Please join us for a very special Scientific Meeting on April 1 with the 2019 Windholz Lecturer, Donna Orange, PhD.

Trained in both philosophy and psychoanalysis, Dr. Orange has been a leader in the expansion and deepening of psychoanalytic thought through dialogue with neighboring disciplines, particularly philosophy, for over two decades. Her book The Suffering Stranger: Hermeneutics for Everyday Clinical Practice was the winner of the The Gradiva Award for best book in psychoanalysis in 2012, and her book Nourishing the Inner Life of Clinicians and Humanitarians: The Ethical Turn in Psychoanalysis won the ABAPsa Award for Best Clinical Book of 2016. Dr. Orange's most recent book, Climate Crisis, Psychoanalysis, and Radical Ethics, explores the potential and responsibility for psychoanalytic engagement with the preeminent issue of our time.

In her Windholz Lecture, Dr. Orange will bring her psychoanalytic and philosophical understanding to bear on the psychic consequences of the climate crisis. She will show how these consequences are complicated by the trauma of past and present social injustice, for both perpetrators and victims, and how the difficult process of acknowledging, analyzing and working through this trauma is a necessary step in facilitating an effective response to the most serious threat to human life that we have ever known; one that we cannot afford to see as outside the walls of our communities, homes, institutes or offices; a threat that confronts all of us with what Martin Luther King called “the fierce urgency of now”.

Please feel free to submit proposals for upcoming programs.
Michael Levin, Scientific Meeting Chair

 

Educational Objectives:
Participants will be able to
  • grasp Dr. Orange’s view of the ways in which defense mechanisms identified by psychoanalysis are involved in individual and collective responses to the global climate crisis.
  • grasp Dr. Orange’s view of how the unmetabolized traumata of past and present social injustices, particularly the experience of chattel slavery, inform and complicate individual and collective responses to the global climate crisis.
  • grasp Dr. Orange’s view of how the acknowledgement, analysis and collective working-through of these traumata are a necessary step in the mobilization of an effective collective response to the existential threat posed by the global climate crisis.

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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: All 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. All conflicts of interest have been resolved in accordance with the ACCME Updated Standards for Commercial Support.