2nd UCL-CCM-SFCP Joint Conference: Transference, Countertransference and Enactment Today Conference

Unconscious Phantasy
Carol Ladewig copyrighted (C)

2nd UCL-CCM-SFCP Joint Conference

Transference, Countertransference and
Enactment Today

September 27th & 28th


San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis
444 Natoma Street, San Francisco, CA 94103


Sponsored by

University College London, Comparative Clinical Methods Working Party Project and
San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis


Paper presentations from the UCL conference held in London Dec 2013 followed by a live video-link discussion in London and Vienna.

Ronald Britton (British Psychoanalytical Society)
Caroline Polmear (British Psychoanalytical Society)
Michael Diercks (Vienna Psychoanalytic Society)


09:00am - 09:30am Registration, sign-in and coffee/bagels
09:30am - 09:40am Introductory Remarks by Abbot Bronstein
09:40am - 10:40am Michael Diercks:
Freud's "Transference": Claim and Reality, Theory and Practice
10:45am - 11:00am Break
11:00am - 12:00pm Live Video Discussion with Michael Diercks
12:00pm - 01:15pm Lunch
01:15pm - 02:30pm Caroline Polmear:
Enactment: the coming of age of a concept
followed by audience discussion moderated by Abbot Bronstein


09:30am - 10:45am Ronald Britton:
The Love that dare not speak its name
This is a rare opportunity to hear an original paper by Dr. Ronald Britton.
10:45am - 12:00pm Live Video Discussion with David Tuckett


Fees and Registration

Program Fee (lunch and coffee included):

$ 160.00  -  General
$ 140.00  -  SFCP Analyst Members/Candidates/Community Members

7.5 CME/CE Credits are available for an additional:

$ 90.00  -  General
$ 75.00  -  SFCP Members

A $ 50.00 refund fee will be charged for cancellations.

*Papers and lunch will be available to those who pre-registered by September 17, 2014

A grant of $ 500 has been made by the Betty Joseph Study Group for 10 partial scholarships for SFCP candidates.


For Questions, contact Abbot Bronstein at abbot.bronstein@gmail.com


Program Developers

Abbot Bronstein — Chair, CCM Working Party Group and Conference Chair
Claudette Heisler and Kyra Minninger — Committee


2015 University College London - Comparative Clinical Methods - SFCP Joint conference

Title:  Free Association Today
Date:  October 2015

Edna O'Shaughnessy
Connections and Disconnections

Robin Anderson
Free Associations from the Mind and the Body: The Struggle to Develop a Language of Analysis in Psychosomatic Patients

Rudi Vermote
Free Association: Meeting the Patient Halfway


Course Objectives:

Participants will be able to

  1. formulate hypotheses about the concepts of Transference, Countertransference and Enactment, particularly as they offer information about the patient’s mental functioning, impact the treatment relationship, and affect the process of the clinical hour.
  2. understand and articulate the theoretical and clinical importance of transference, countertransference and enactment in the psychoanalytic treatment situation.
  3. view transference, countertransference and enactment as variables in tracking moment to moment developments in the treatment hour, and for gauging patient responses to interventions.
  4. take steps to consider transference, countertransference and enactment as a means for elucidating ideas within the treatment hour about the patient’s unconscious phantasy.
  5. develop a sense of how the understanding of and attention to these concepts can guide the shaping of interventions.
  6. describe a theoretical approach to clinical material which uses transference, countertransference and enactment to give perspective on the “total transference situation”.
  7. identify threads within a specific treatment that point to transference, countertransference and enactment. Awareness of these threads will be used to elucidate aspects of the patient’s object relationships as well as to observe movement, or lack of movement within a clinical hour.
  8. evaluate patient responses to interpretation, and recognize those that deepen material, or that intensify patient anxiety and inhibit the treatment.


CE LogoThe San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

PHYSICIANS: The San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis designates this educational activity for a maximum of 7.5 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 7.5 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:http://www.cpapsych.org/associations/6414/files/mcepaa/files/MCEP_Reporting_Form.pdf

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: Abbot Bronstein, Claudette Heisler, Kyra Minninger, David Tuckett, Ron Britton, Caroline Polmear and Michael Diercks. All conflicts of interest have been resolved in accordance with the ACCME Updated Standards for Commercial Support.


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