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A Day With Hayuta Gurevich

“ ‘I would prefer not to’ – On fending off Absence”

Hayuta Gurevich brings psychoanalytic theory and clinical work into the territory of unrepresented experiences. She elaborates Ferenczi’s deep understanding of early trauma, and draws upon Winnicott’s theory of environmental failure. Dissociation, lack of symbolization, identification with the aggressor, and absence are among the concepts crucial to her work.

She emphasizes the therapist’s need to recognize the traumas that are reexperienced in the clinical situation, and the importance of taking responsibility for these impingements, thereby, allowing for psychic development and growth. In her paper, “Orpha, Orphic Functions, and the Orphic Analyst: Winnicott’s ‘Regression to dependence’ in the language of Ferenczi,” she writes, “Just as the psychic trauma originates from the environment, so is the concrete and actual other’s involvement crucial for reviving the potential self states and dissociated parts. They [Winnicott and Ferenczi] both stress that the actual other, the analyst, is involved and “lives through” (an experiential way of “working through”) the traumatic experiences with the patient.”

Hayuta Gurevich, MA has studied Clinical Psychology, Sociology and Anthropology, and is a Training Analyst and faculty member of the Israeli Psychoanalytic Association. She is also a faculty member of the Winnicott Center in Tel-Aviv. She is in private practice in Tel-Aviv, Israel.

Hayuta Gurevich will present her paper, “ ‘I would prefer not to’ – On fending off Absence.” She will discuss early trauma and its effects on the psyche, particularly the excessive absence of a good enough environment that adapts to the infant’s needs. She will also describe the clinical importance of being able to have one’s own will in relationship to an other, who can and will tolerate this, allowing for the free development of the self. Drawing upon the writings of Winnicott, Ferenczi, and Green, she will use both a literary and clinical example to illustrate her ideas.

John DiMartini, PhD, a faculty member of SFCP, will discuss the paper. In the afternoon, Mary Margaret McClure, DMH, faculty member at SFCP and PINC, will present a clinical case.

Program Title: A Day With Hayuta Gurevich
Date: Saturday, November 17, 2018
Time: 09:00am - 03:30pm
Presenter: Hayuta Gurevich, MA
Discussant: John DiMartini, PhD
Case Presenter: Mary Margaret McClure, DMH
Location: San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis
444 Natoma Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Program Fee: $ 175.00  General
$ 160.00  Members and Community Members of SFCP
$ 130.00  SFCP Candidates
$ 75.00  Full time students

* No refunds for cancellation
CME/CE: 5 CME/CE Credits available for an additional:
$ 60.00  non-SFCP Members
$ 50.00  SFCP Members
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Planning Committee: Catherine Mallouh, MD, Chair
Edit Markoczy, PsyD
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Educational Objectives:
Participants will be able to
  • describe the effects of early trauma on psychic development.
  • discuss the concepts of fragmentation, dissociation and identification with the aggressor as they relate to early traumatic experiences.
  • explain the importance of the mother’s adaptation to the infant’s needs from the perspective of Winnicott.
  • discuss the importance of the therapist allowing the unrepresented trauma to unfold in the treatment and to bear and contain the emotions involved.
Gary Grossman, PhD
Chair, Adult and Child Psychoanalytic Education Division
Catherine Mallouh, MD
Chair, "A Day With" Program, SFCP
Paper presented by Hayuta Gurevich, MA
10:40am - 10:50am TEN MINUTE BREAK
10:50am - 11:40am DISCUSSION OF PAPER
John DiMartini, PhD
12:00pm - 01:00pm CATERED LUNCH
01:00pm - 03:00pm CASE PRESENTATION
Mary Margaret McClure, DMH

Clinical material will be presented at this program.
No audio or video recordings, or internet postings or internet discussion are allowed.

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PHYSICIANS: The San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis designates this educational activity for a maximum of 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 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: Julie Ruskin, PhD, Catherine Mallouh, MD, John DiMartini, PhD, Mary Margaret McClure, DMH and Hayuta Gurevich, MA. All conflicts of interest have been resolved in accordance with the ACCME Updated Standards for Commercial Support.