Scientific Meeting: Conversations with Shades of the Past: Ghosts into Ancestors

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The Scientific Meetings 2013 - 2014

The Scientific Meeting provides exposure to new and on-going work in psychoanalysis. SFCP members or other prominent psychoanalysts present papers in progress on psychoanalytic theory, clinical work and applied psychoanalysis. All SFCP members, candidates, community members, and mental health professionals are welcome free of charge. The meetings take place on the second Monday of the month.

Title: Conversations with Shades of the Past: Turning Ghosts into Ancestors
Date: Monday, September 9, 2013
Time: 07:30pm - 09:30pm
Presenter: Jeanne C. Harasemovitch, L.C.S.W.
Discussant: Maureen Kurpinsky, Ph.D.
Location: San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis
444 Natoma Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Fee: Free
CME/CE: 2 CME/CE Credits are available for this program.  Non-member cost for credits is $ 24.00.
Pre-circulated Paper: Conversations with Shades of the Past: Turning Ghosts into Ancestors


Please feel free to submit proposals for upcoming programs.
Julie Ruskin, Scientific Meeting Chair


Course Objectives:

  1. Describe the process of transformation of ghosts into ancestors in the psychoanalytic process.
  2. Explain the differences between Loewald's and Freud's accounts of the Dissolution of the Oedipus Complex.
  3. Discuss the spectre and mourning in the work of Derrida.


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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 a provider approved by the Board of Behavioral Sciences, Provider Number PCE623, for 2 CE credits on an hour for hour basis.

PSYCHOLOGISTS: Psychologists attending SFCP events approved for CME credits may report AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ toward their CE requirements and are now able to directly submit their verification letters at the end of each renewal cycle using the MCEP credit reporting form that can be found on the internet at:

REGISTERED NURSES: The San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 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: Julie Ruskin, Ph.D., Jeanne C. Harasemovitch, L.C.S.W. and Maureen Kurpinsky, Ph.D.. All conflicts of interest have been resolved in accordance with the ACCME Updated Standards for Commercial Support.

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