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.

Haskell Norman Prize for Excellence in Psychoanalysis

Program Title: Embodied Memory — Finding the Body in the Mind
Date: Monday, October 16, 2017
(please note the change of date)
Time: 07:30pm - 09:30pm
Presenter: Marianne Leuzinger-Bohleber, 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

Marianne Leuzinger-Bohleber, PhD, is director in charge of the Sigmund-Freud-Institute in Frankfurt a.M., Germany (2001-2016) and professor emerita for psychoanalysis at the University of Kassel and Senior Scientist at the University of Mainz. She is training and supervising analyst of the German Psychoanalytical Association, the Swiss Psychoanalytical Society and the International Psychoanalytical Association. She received the Mary Sigourney Award, 2016. She is Chair of the Research Subcommittees for Conceptual Research of the International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA). She attempts to integrate clinical and extraclinical research in psychoanalysis. Further research fields are psychoanalytical developmental research, prevention studies, interdisciplinary dialogue between psychoanalysis and literature, educational sciences and the neurosciences. She has published more than 300 articles and authored or edited 50 books. Currently she is responsible for several large research projects, e.g. the multicentric LAC Depression study, the EVA Study (evaluation of to psychoanalytic prevention projects for “children- at-risk”; FIRST STEPS- a prevention project for migrant families and STEP-BY STEP, a pilot project for supporting refugees in a first arrival institution.


Educational Objectives:
Participants will be able to
  • discuss how embodied transference and countertransference responses in the clinical hour operate as "the key to the un-representable."
  • describe the relevance of the embodiment concept for psychoanalysis.


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, Charles Fisher, MD and Marianne Leuzinger-Bohleber, PhD. All conflicts of interest have been resolved in accordance with the ACCME Updated Standards for Commercial Support.