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 Milton Lozoff, MD Memorial Lecture

Program Title: The Efficacy of Psychoanalytic Therapy; The talking cure in the era of evidence-based practice
Date: Monday, May 14, 2018
Time: 07:30pm - 09:30pm
Presenter: Jonathan Shedler, PhD
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

Psychoanalytic therapy is evidence-based treatment. In this lecture—based on the internationally acclaimed article, The Efficacy of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy—Dr. Shedler will describe the seven core features of contemporary psychoanalytic therapy in clear, jargon-free language. He will discuss scientific evidence for the benefits of psychoanalytic treatment, and how it compares to other evidence-based treatments like CBT and antidepressant medication. Dr. Shedler will also describe how the active ingredients of all effective psychotherapies draw on (often unacknowledged) psychoanalytic principles, such as enhancing self-knowledge, identifying problematic relationship patterns, and addressing these patterns in the “here and now” of the therapy relationship.

Following his presentation, Dr. Shedler will engage in extended discussion with the audience for approximately one hour.

Bio:

Jonathan Shedler, PhD won international acclaim for his article The Efficacy of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. Hailed as a contemporary classic, it established psychoanalytic therapy as an evidence-based treatment. He is an internationally recognized expert on personality patterns and disorders, author of the Shedler-Westen Assessment Procedure (SWAP) for personality assessment and case formulation, and author of over 100 scientific articles in psychiatry, psychology, and psychoanalytic journals. Dr. Shedler lectures and leads clinical workshops for professional audiences nationally and internationally, consults on psychological issues to U.S. and foreign government agencies, and provides supervision/consultation to clinicians worldwide. He is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He previously served as Director of Psychology at the University of Colorado Hospital Outpatient Psychiatry Department and served on the faculty of the Denver Psychoanalytic Institute. He is also a certified professional ski instructor at Vail Ski Resort.

 

Educational Objectives:
Participants will be able to
  • grasp the evidence and argument supporting the definition of Psychodynamic therapy as an evidence-based treatment.
  • grasp the evidence showing how effect sizes for psychodynamic therapy are as large as those for other therapies that are actively promoted as “empirically supported” or “evidence-based,” and that patients who receive psychodynamic therapy not only maintain therapeutic gains but continue improving after treatment ends.
  • grasp the research showing that other therapies may be effective largely because the more skilled practitioners incorporate (often unacknowledged) psychodynamic methods.
  • grasp the seven key features of contemporary psychodynamic treatment, empirical evidence for its efficacy, and how it compares to other evidence-based treatments like CBT and antidepressant medication.

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 Jonathan Shedler, PhD. All conflicts of interest have been resolved in accordance with the ACCME Updated Standards for Commercial Support.