Dialogues in Contemporary Psychoanalysis

2023 - 2024 Dialogues in Contemporary Psychoanalysis

Program Title:Olivia Laing — In Conversation with Daniel Butler
Everybody: A Dialogue about Freedom
Date:Saturday, January 13, 2024
Time:10:00am – 11:30am Pacific Time
Interviewee:Olivia Laing
Interviewer:Daniel G. Butler, LMFT
Moderator:Elizabeth Bradshaw, PsyD
Location:Online via ZOOM
Program Fee:

$ 40 — General Admission
$ 20 — SFCP Members
Free — SFCP and non-SFCP Candidates, PPTP Trainees and Students


1.5 CME/CE credits available for free (for SFCP members) or $ 22.50 (for non-members)

After the program ends, SFCP will email all participants a program evaluation form.  The completion of this evaluation form is required for everyone who requests CME/CE credits.

Olivia Laing is widely acclaimed, novelist and cultural critic. The Guardian writes, “Simply one of our most exciting writers”

The front matter to Laing’s newest book,  Everybody: a book about freedom, reads, “The body is a source of pleasure and pain, at once hopelessly vulnerable and radiant with power. Olivia Laing charts the long struggle for bodily freedom from renegade psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich to gay rights and sexual liberation, feminism and the civil rights movement. Laing exposes the forces arranged against freedom and a celebration of how ordinary human bodies can resist oppression and reshape the world”.

Olivia Laing is the author of four acclaimed works of non-fiction: To the River (2011), Lonely City, and Everybody a Book About Freedom (2021). Her first novel, Crudo, was a New York Times Notable Book and won the 2019 James Tate Black Prize. Her collected writing on art, Funny Weather, was published in 2020. She is the recipient of the 2018 Windham-Campbell Prize in nonfiction.

Daniel G. Butler, LMFT is a psychoanalytic candidate at PINC and a doctoral candidate at UC Santa Cruz’s History of Consciousness Program. He teaches at SFCP and Access Institute and serves on the editorial boards of Studies in Gender and Sexuality and the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association. His writing has received multiple awards, including the Symonds Prize and the Peter Loewenberg Essay Prize. His most recent publication, co-written with Ken Corbett, commemorates the work of Muriel Dimen. His private practice is in Hayes Valley. 

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

  1. describe the usefulness of understanding theories of the body in psychoanalysis that affect treatment.
  2. examine various theories of the body in illness that affect understanding and treatment of psychosomatic disorders.
  3. understand the usefulness of the societal forces against bodily freedom that lead to psychological  symptoms see by therapists.

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—

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 1.5 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

Program Co-Chairs:
Henry Markman, MD & Julie Ruskin, PhD

Elizabeth Bradshaw, PhD
John DiMartini, PhD
Laurie Goldsmith, PhD

Upcoming Events

Saturday, December 2, 2023
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Monday, December 4, 2023
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Wednesday, December 6, 2023
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Laura Farha, LCSW, Mdiv, Julia St. George, LCSW, Timothy Sasaki, LCSW, MPH, and Beth Kita, LCSW, PhD (instructors)
Saturday, January 6, 2024
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Era A. Loewenstein, PhD (presenter); Michael J. Diamond, PhD, FIPA (discussant); John DiMartini, PhD (moderator)
Monday, January 8, 2024
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Salman Akhtar, MD (presenter)
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Beth Steinberg, PhD (instructor)
Wednesdays, January 10 to May 15, 2024
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Sandra Gaspar, LCSW, Danny Yu, LCSW, and Elizabeth M. Simpson, LCSW (instructors)
Saturday, January 13, 2024
Dialogues in Contemporary Psychoanalysis
Olivia Laing (interviewee); Daniel G. Butler, LMFT (interviewer); Elizabeth Bradshaw, PsyD (moderator)
Saturdays, Jan 20, Feb 24, and Mar 9, 2024
Special Programs
Joseph Aguayo, PhD; Maxine Anderson, MD; Peter Goldberg, PhD, and Bruce Reis, PhD, FIPA, BCPsa (presenters and panelists)

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If you are a Candidate, Trainee, or Student of the SFCP, including those in the SF-PPTP, PAPPTP, CAPPTP programs or the Extension Yearlong Program:
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