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 Milton Lozoff, MD Memorial Lecture

Program Title: Creating Meaning Within the Rules of the Game: Psychoanalysis as Playful Rite to Manage Intimacy
Date: Monday, May 13, 2019
Time: 07:30pm - 09:30pm
Presenter: Stanley Coen, MD
Discussant: J. Marc Wallis, LCSW
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.
To Register: Click here if you choose to attend via webcast →

“It is in playing and only in playing that the individual child or adult is able to be creative and to use the whole personality, and it is only in being creative that the individual discovers the self.”
— Winnicott

“It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.”
— Picasso

In this year’s Lozoff Memorial Lecture the eminent senior New York psychoanalyst Stanley Coen will share an intimate and inspiring account of his late evolution towards a privileging of freedom, creativity and play in his clinical work. SFCP Member Marc Wallis will provide an opportunity for lively intergenerational dialogue on the topic with his discussion. Please join us for what promises to be a rich and enjoyable evening.

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