Dialogues in Contemporary Psychoanalysis

2023 - 2024 Dialogues in Contemporary Psychoanalysis

Program Title:A Psychoanalytic Playlist with Sasha Frere-Jones
Date:Saturday, June 8, 2024
Time:10:00am – 12:30am Pacific Time
Interviewee:Sasha Frere-Jones
Interviewer:Adam Blum, PsyD
Moderator:Elizabeth Bradshaw, PsyD
Location:San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis
444 Natoma Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(remote option is available)
Program Fee:

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

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:
Please email office@sfcp.org to register for the program free of charge

If you are a Candidate, or Student of another institution:
Please email office@sfcp.org to register for the program free of charge, with proof of educational eligibility.


2.5 CME/CE credits available for free (for SFCP members) or $ 37.50 (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.

At some point between the heyday of the mixtape and the infinite scroll of the app-based feed, the music playlist found its place in history, as a new form of history. With the human touch of curation, the playlist captures a moment, selecting some tracks over others, but breathing with the polymorphous possibility of continuous response. Assembling a live playlist for the audience out of samples of music and psychoanalytic theory, the kaleidoscopic writer Sasha Frere-Jones (The New Yorker, Buttondown) will riff on the “frame” of historical change, refracted through his new memoir, Earlier (2023), and in dialogue with Adam Blum, co-author (with Peter Goldberg and Michael Levin) of the recent book, Here I’m Alive: The Spirit of Music in Psychoanalysis (2023), which Frere-Jones reviewed for Parapraxis magazine. Ears up.

Sasha Frere-Jones is a writer and musician from New York. Semiotext(e) published his memoir, Earlier, in 2023.

Adam Blum, PsyD is co-author of Here I’m Alive: The Spirit of Music in Psychoanalysis (Columbia UP, 2023). He is adjunct faculty at SFCP, and has written and presented on psychoanalysis and the music of Björk, Kendrick Lamar, Frank Ocean, Stephen Sondheim, Aretha Franklin, and Michael Jackson. He is in private practice in San Francisco.

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

  1. describe the framing function of music in forming personal and collective history.
  2. analyze the function of music in giving form to feeling.
  3. discuss the role of music in psychical translation.
  4. describe  the “playlist” logic of free association in psychoanalytic process.

Accreditation Statement for CME/CE Sponsorship and Disclosure Statement​

APA and ACCME Accreditation Marks

ACCME Accreditation Statement
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 the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement
The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Planner Disclosure
Adam Blum, PsyD – No relevant financial relationships

Faculty Disclosure
Adam Blum, PsyD – No relevant financial relationships
Sasha Frere-Jones – No relevant financial relationships
Elizabeth Bradshaw, PsyD – No relevant financial relationships

CE Committee Reviewer:
Aneil M. Shirke, M.D., Ph.D., FABPN, FABP – No Relevant Financial Disclosures

Disclosure Statement
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 December 2022

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

Adam Blum, PsyD
Elizabeth Bradshaw, PhD
John DiMartini, PhD

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Dialogues in Contemporary Psychoanalysis
A Psychoanalytic Playlist with Sasha Frere-Jones
Sasha Frere-Jones (interviewee); Adam Blum, PsyD (interviewer); Elizabeth Bradshaw, PsyD (moderator)

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