Scientific Meeting:
The Concepts of "O": Is Bion a Mystic?

Date: Monday, November 13, 2017
Time: 07:30pm - 09:45pm
Presenter: Giuseppe Civitarese, MD, PhD
Discussant: Beth Steinberg, 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 is available; non-SFCP member cost is $ 24.00

In order to optimize the learning experience for this exceptionally rich program, the Scientific Meeting Committee is making the following two adjustments: 

(1) As publicized earlier, the meeting will start promptly at 7:30 and be extended fifteen minutes, to 9:45, in order to allow adequate time for group discussion.

(2) We are pre-circulating both Dr. Civitarese's paper and Dr. Steinberg's discussion (attached). We strongly recommend that audience members have copies of both on hand during the meeting in order to best follow the arguments during the presentations and, if you choose, to refer to the texts during the group discussion. We respectfully ask all recipients of these pre-circulated texts not to further circulate them or refer to their content in other publications. These drafts are for use in this program only. Thank you. 

We look forward to you joining us for a very stimulating evening!  

 

Educational Objectives:
Participants will be able to
  • describe the multiple definitions of Bion’s concept of “O”.
  • describe how, in the presenter’s view, these multiple definitions endow the concept of “O” with a high degree of theoretical and clinical flexibility.
  • describe how, in the presenter’s view, Bion’s concept of “O” establishes a modern Kantian concept of knowledge based on human subjectivity based on interindividual invariants in the processes of transformation.
  • describe the essential role of emotion in the genesis of the concept of “O” and, accordingly, in psychoanalytical clinical work.

 

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, Giuseppe Civitarese, MD, PhD and Beth Steinberg, PhD. All conflicts of interest have been resolved in accordance with the ACCME Updated Standards for Commercial Support.