2017 - 2018 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: Soul Machine: The Invention of the Modern Mind
Date: Monday, April 9, 2018
Time: 07:30pm - 09:30pm
Presenter: George Makari, MD
Moderator: Michael Levin, PsyD
Location: San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis
444 Natoma Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Program Fee: Free
CME/CE: 2 CME/CE Credits available; non-SFCP Member cost is $ 24.00
Webcast: Email [email protected] for webcast instructions →

George Makari is the director of the DeWitt Wallace Institute for the History of Psychiatry, Professor of Psychiatry at Weill Medical College of Cornell University, and Adjunct Professor at both Rockefeller University and Columbia University's Psychoanalytic Center. He is the author of the internationally acclaimed books Revolution in Mind: The Creation of Psychoanalysis (2008) and Soul Machine: The Invention of the Modern Mind (2015).

Please join us for what promises to be another stimulating evening where, guided by one of the leading thinkers in the field, we will turn our attention to the roots, context and evolution of our most basic psychological and psychoanalytic assumptions.

 

Educational Objectives:
Participants will be able to
  • conceptualize a history of the modern Western concept of mind from its emergence in the Enlightenment through the present.
  • grasp how this concept evolved as a potential solution to questions about the nature of inner life stemming from the decline of religious authority and ascent of scientific knowledge.
  • grasp how the concept of mind evolved to provide a view the psyche that “part soul and part machine but fully neither.”
  • critically evaluate how the modern Western concept of mind deeply influences psychoanalytic theory and clinical technique across various schools of thought.

 

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

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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 and George Makari, MD. All conflicts of interest have been resolved in accordance with the ACCME Updated Standards for Commercial Support.