2019 - 2020 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, and community members are welcome free of charge. Meetings take place on the second Monday of the month unless otherwise noted.

Program Title: The Originality of the Other: Psychoanalysis, Class and Race
Date: Monday, December 9, 2019
Time: 07:30pm - 09:00pm*
Presenter: Patricia Gherovici, PhD
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.
CME/CE: 2 CME/CE Credits available; non-SFCP Member Fee is $ 24.00
To Register: Click here if you choose to attend via webcast →

This presentation takes as a point of departure Toni Morrison's The Origins of Others (2017), a collection of lectures on race, fear, borders, mass movement of peoples and desire for belonging, to reflect on Dr. Gherovici’s experience as a psychoanalyst working in the barrio. The relevance of psychoanalysis for poor people of color will be discussed.

Patricia Gherovici, Ph.D. is a psychoanalyst and analytic supervisor, co-founder and director of the Philadelphia Lacan Group and Associate Faculty, Psychoanalytic Studies Minor, University of Pennsylvania (PSYS), Honorary Member at IPTAR the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research in New York City, and Founding Member of Das Unbehagen. Her books include The Puerto Rican Syndrome (Other Press: 2003) winner of the Gradiva Award and the Boyer Prize, Please Select Your Gender: From the Invention of Hysteria to the Democratizing of Transgenderism (Routledge: 2010) and Transgender Psychoanalysis: A Lacanian Perspective on Sexual Difference (Routledge: 2017). I published two edited volumes with Manya Steinkoler) Lacan On Madness: Madness Yes You Can't ( Routledge: 2015) and Lacan, Psychoanalysis and Comedy (Cambridge University Press: 2016) and most recently, I published a collection with Chris Christian, Psychoanalysis in the Barrios: Race, Class, and the Unconscious (Routledge: 2019)

*Please note this program will end 30 minutes earlier than normal due to Dr. Gherovici's travel requirements. There will still be ample time for discussion between Dr. Gherovici and the audience, however, as there will not be a formal discussant.

 

Educational Objectives:
Participants will be able to
  • grasp Gherovici’s use of Toni Morrison's The Origins of Others (2017), a collection of lectures on race, fear, borders, mass movement of peoples and desire for belonging, as a point of departure to reflect on Dr. Gherovici’s experience as a psychoanalyst working in the barrio.
  • grasp Gherovici’s view of the relevance of psychoanalysis for people of color from lower socioeconomic classes.

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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 recognized 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.

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Commercial Support: None

Faculty Disclosure: All 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. All conflicts of interest have been resolved in accordance with the ACCME Updated Standards for Commercial Support.