Seasoned Clinicians Program

2023 - 2024 Seasoned Clinicians Program

Joanna Wise-Bradman, LCSW and Dorian Newton, PhD, Co-Chairs

The 2023-24 Seasoned Clinicians Program is designed for psychoanalytically oriented clinicians who have practiced individual psychotherapy for a minimum of 20 years. It features 4 case conferences (totaling 16 weeks) taught by SFCP faculty members. The program will provide participants an opportunity to deepen their understanding of their clinical work through focused discussions with instructors and other seasoned practitioners.

Dates:Wednesdays, January 3, 2024 – May 8, 2024
Time:12:00pm – 01:30pm
Sessions:16 Sessions
Location:Online via ZOOM
Program Fee:$ 505.00  General
$ 454.50  SFCP Members
Class size:Class size is limited to 10 people.
Eligibility:Participants must have practiced individual psychotherapy for a minimum of 20 years.

Case Conference #1

Early in our careers, we are focused on learning how to do our work very earnestly.  The burden and privilege of being a “seasoned clinician,” means that the clinician is more comfortable being herself.  But what does this mean – how do we fold other aspects of our identity into helping us develop into the unique clinician that each of us is, while still retaining our psychoanalytic identity?  We will think about these questions, of how we are ourselves, but not quite the same selves we are in other parts of our lives.  In addition, in this case conference, we will listen with an ear for material related to culture and race and think about how to respond on these registers.

     Clara Kwun, LCSW
     Wednesdays, January 3, 10, 17, 24, 2024
     This seminar has been awarded 6 CME/CE credits.

Clara Kwun, LCSW is a social worker and a psychoanalyst in private practice in San Francisco.  She has taught candidates at SFCP and in Portland, Oregon, PPTP students and CCSW students.   Prior to analytic training, she worked at the Adolescent Day Treatment Center of Children’s Hospital, which provided an important foundation for her analytic studies.  She is also part of the Community Psychoanalysis Consortium.

Educational Objectives:
Upon completion of this activity, the learners will be able to:

  1. describe unconscious processes in a clinical hour.
  2. discuss the presence of racial and cultural material in a clinical session.
  3. analyze ways that the therapist’s character affects the treatment.
  4. describe common, natural resistances to approaching racial and cultural material.
  5. analyze and address unconscious communication from both patient and therapist.

Case Conference #2

Listening to our patients and ourselves shapes the foundation of an analytic treatment. Psychoanalytic listening reaches below the level of speech, to an older and deeper language, the language of the unconscious. The intimacy, intensity, and poignancy of unconscious communication, more felt than known, is reached through the portals of transference, countertransference, reverie, and dreams. Using these portals, we’ll listen to openings and barriers to emotional growth and the ways that resisting dogma and certitude can propel us into a realm of meaning and creation where emotional life can live, grow, and transform. Participants will be encouraged to free associate, make links with material, and listen, think about, and relate to their own and each other’s voices.

     Jeanne C. Harasemovitch, LCSW
     Wednesdays, February 7, 14, 21, 28, 2024
     This seminar has been awarded a total of 6 CME/CE credits.

A psychoanalyst in Berkeley, CA., Jeanne C. Harasemovitch, LCSW, is on the faculty of the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis, the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California, and the Oregon Psychoanalytic Center.  She is a Founding Committee Member of the Berkeley Psychoanalytic Society.  She is also the author of essays, and film and book reviews centering on the exchange between psychoanalysis and the arts and humanities.

Educational Objectives:
Upon completion of this activity, the learners will be able to:

  1. assess unconscious communication in the clinical hour.
  2. analyze the possible impact of implicit bias on transference and countertransference phenomena.
  3. discuss the potential impact of racial, ethnic and/or cultural differences between client and clinician upon their conscious and unconscious communication.
  4. analyze and utilize the concepts of transference, countertransference, interpretation and reverie.
  5. discuss and assess technical approaches to listening and how they engage (or disengage) the analytic dyad.

Case Conference #3

This case conference will focus on the nature of the patient’s affective engagement with his/her/themselves as well as the therapist. We will explore the therapist’s affective experiences and the ways they illuminate the predominant object relationships emerging in the treatment. Should it arise, we will examine the activity of a pathological organization. Our format will be case presentation and discussion, with readings based on relevance to the case material.

     Michael Wagner, PhD, LMFT
     Wednesdays, March 6, 13, 20, 27, 2024
     This seminar has been awarded a total of 6 CME/CE credits.

Michael S. Wagner, Ph.D., LMFT is a psychoanalyst in private practice. He sees adults in psychoanalysis, and works with children, adolescents, couples and adults in psychotherapy. Prior to his training at the San Francisco Psychoanalytic Institute, he worked at the Adolescent Day Treatment Center of the former Children’s Hospital in San Francisco, which was an essential component of treatment offered in the community mental health setting. He has taught candidates at SFPI and SFPC, as well as clinicians in the various community outreach programs of both institutions.

Educational Objectives:
Upon completion of this activity, the learners will be able to:

  1. describe the nature of the patient’s relationship to his/her/their affective experiences.
  2. discuss the presence or absence of the activity of a pathological organization.
  3. describe the function of a pathological organization.
  4. assess strategies for addressing an active pathological organization.
  5. discuss, with supporting evidence, the nature of the object relationship which is active in the transference interaction in a given session.

Case Conference #4

This conference will use the “Weaving Thoughts” model for case discussion developed by Johann Norman and Bjorn Salomonsson (2005). The method aims to achieve a clinical work group (Bion). The presenter will give only brief orienting data and then go immediately to detailed process notes from a session. The participants will reflect on and associate to the material, addressing their comments to the group while the presenter listens. Each participant’s thoughts are valued and reflect different aspects that weave together into a reproduction of the case. The aim is not to supervise or formulate, but to provide a fresh, second look at the case as the group joins the clinical field.

     William Glover, PhD
     Wednesdays, April 17, 24; May 1, 8, 2024
     This seminar has been awarded a total of 6 CME/CE credits.

William C. Glover, PhD is a Member, Faculty, Training and Supervising Analyst at SFCP. He has been active in the Clinical Working Parties of the IPA. He is a past-President of the American Psychoanalytic Association.

Educational Objectives:
Upon completion of this activity, the learners will be able to:

  1. discuss how a case conference can join the clinical field of a psychotherapy.
  2. describe how the group associations offer unrepresented aspects of a case.
  3. discuss cultural influences and biases in the case and the group.
  4. analyze their participation in the group process.
  5. apply Bion’s concept of work group functioning to case discussion.

Eligibility

Participants must have practiced individual psychotherapy for a minimum of 20 years.

Refund Policy

  • There will be a full refund if one requests to drop the program on or before December 2, 2023.
  • There will be a 10% cancellation fee if one requests to drop the program on or after December 3, 2023.
  • There will be no refund for classes in progress, and SFCP will provide a pro-rated refund of tuition for classes not yet begun.

CME/CE Credits Fee

The CME/CE credits fee is $10 per credit for SFCP members or $15 per credit for non-SFCP members.  SFCP has established a cap cost of $200 for credits requested per program.  The cost of CME/CE credits is separate from the tuition fee and billed individually upon the request for credits at the end of the seminar.

CE Attendance Policy

Please see individual course listings for the number of CE credits awarded, if applicable. Courses offering CE credit meet the requirements for CE credit for Psychologists, LCSWs, LPCCs, LEPs, and MFTs.

APA requires psychologists and other mental health professionals participating in all programs, including in long-term programs (lecture series) to demonstrate 100% attendance in order to be eligible to obtain CE credit. All participants must sign in at the beginning of each class or program and sign out at the end of the class or program. If participants miss a class in a seminar that is part of a long term program, they may be eligible to do “make-up” work for the missed class. Participants can meet with the class via Zoom or another “face to face” platform, if they are unable to attend in person. Alternatively, they can arrange to meet with the instructor, in person, to make-up the instructional time or can engage with the instructor via the “face to face” technologies, i.e. Face-time, Duo, Zoom, or others. This work must be completed within two weeks of the end of a seminar. Credit for the seminar will be awarded once the instructor notifies the SFCP office the time has been made up and the participant completes a course evaluation. No variable credit will be awarded for partial attendance.

Accreditation Statement for CME/CE Sponsorship and Disclosure Statement

APA and ACCME Accreditation Marks

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s)* to disclose with ineligible companies* whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

*Financial relationships are relevant if the educational content an individual can control is related to the business lines or products of the ineligible company.

—Updated July 2021—

For “Case Conference #1” seminar:

PHYSICIANS: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Psychoanalytic Association and San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For “Case Conference #2” seminar:

PHYSICIANS: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Psychoanalytic Association and San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For “Case Conference #3” seminar:

PHYSICIANS: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Psychoanalytic Association and San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For “Case Conference #4” seminar:

PHYSICIANS: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Psychoanalytic Association and San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

PSYCHOLOGISTS: 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.

Psychologists attending SFCP events approved for CE credits may report AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ toward their CE requirements. Psychologists self-certify the number of hours they have completed on their renewal form (whether online or paper).

LCSWs/MFTs: The San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis is a continuing education provider that has been approved by the American Psychological Association, a California Board of Behavioral Sciences recognized approval agency

Psychologists, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists will be awarded AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ on an hour for hour basis; see the program description for the maximum of credits awarded for each program.

Commercial Support: None

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