Extension Division Program: Year 2

Audrey Dunn, LCSW and Danny Yu, LCSW, Co-Chairs

Foundations of Psychodynamic Clinical Work in Community Mental Health Settings

This 18-week course is a follow up course for those students who completed Year One of Foundations of Psychodynamic Clinical Work in Community Mental Health Settings.

In this 18-week course, we will delve further into the ways in which clinicians working in community mental health settings can sustain meaningful contact with their clients and professional identity in the face of overwhelming demands and experiences. We will look more closely at how we connect with, listen to, and support our clients. The effects of race, class, immigration, aggression and trauma will be integrated throughout the course.

The Enrico Jones Fund for Equality and Excellence is offering a tuition credit for this program. It is available to licensed therapists and people working toward licensure who self-identify as a Person of Color for CCSW participants, at $300 per applicant. Visit the Enrico Jones Fund for Equality and Excellence webpage for details.

Dates:Wednesdays, January 10, 2024 – May 15, 2024
Time:07:00pm – 08:30pm
Sessions:17 Sessions
Location:Online via ZOOM
Program Fee:$ 360  General
$ 335  SFCP Members
Maximum Class Size:12 to 14 participants
Note:This 18-week course is a follow up course for those students who completed Year One of Foundations of Psychodynamic Clinical Work in Community Mental Health Settings. Some exceptions can be made for those already somewhat familiar with psychoanalytic theory and thinking. Please contact Danny Yu, d.yu.lcsw@gmail.com, for consideration.

Therapeutic Relatedness

This course will be a consideration of the central role of relatedness in psychoanalytic therapeutic models, and an introduction to key theoretical concepts concerning the clinical relationship. While clinical psychoanalysis has focused primarily on the therapeutic pair, we will include other relevant relationships in our considerations, including organizational relationships and relationships to the social surround, among otheres. Students will be encouraged to bring in vignettes from their work for our discussion.

     Sandra Gaspar, LCSW
     Wednesdays, January 10, 17, 24, 31; February 14, 21 ,2024
     (no class on February 7; We encourage you to attend the CCSW Clinical Evening instead)

Surviving and Thriving With Your Client

This seminar is about the importance of the client’s lived emotional life in the clinical relationship. Clients may come to us feeling deadened, or collapsed, or alternately, enraged or destructively explosive. Often aggression, imploded or exploded, is at the heart of an individual’s suffering. Historical, as well as social forces such as racism inform and compound our client’s suffering. We will explore distinctions between developmentally healthy aggression, and aggression which is destructive towards self and others.Throughout the seminar, we will discuss the concept that the clinician’s survival, and capacity to think in the face of their client’s emotional turmoil is central to the client’s healing and growth.

     Danny Yu, LCSW
     Wednesdays, February 28; March 6, 13, 20, 27, 2024

Managing Our Internal Experience

This seminar will explore our conscious and unconscious responses to clients, supervisors, work settings and critical incidents. The core psychoanalytic concepts of transference and counter-transference will provide a foundation for our thinking. Through reading and clinical presentations we will immerse ourselves in thinking about the multi-faceted nature of our relationship to clients and our personal and professional responses. The seminar will conclude with a discussion about how personal life circumstances impact our work; Life circumstances may generate strengths as well as vulnerability in the social work clinician at any given time. Issues of race, gender, class and trauma will be woven throughout our discussions. 

     Elizabeth M. Simpson, LCSW
     Wednesdays, April 3, 10, 17, 24; May 8, 15, 2024
     (no class on May 1; We encourage you to attend the CCSW Clinical Evening instead)

Wrap Up Meeting

A final meeting will be devoted for a final group gathering and potluck to further rehash the course, and to discuss Year Two and options for further involvement.

Readers Fee

Charges for reading material required for the seminars are not included in tuition. They are based upon copyright laws and change based on the content of the readers. The charges will be billed to you separately. Please submit your registration two weeks in advance in order to receive reading materials before the course starting date.

Refund Policy

  • There will be a full refund if one requests to drop the program on or before December 9, 2023.
  • There will be a 10% cancellation fee if one requests to drop the program on or after December 10, 2023.
  • There will be no refund of classes in progress, and SFCP will provide a pro-rated refund of tuition for classes not yet begun.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, March 2, 2024
Child Colloquium Series
The Oblivious Object
Mary Brady, PhD (presenter); Anne Alvarez, PhD, M.A.C.P (discussant, will join via ZOOM from London); Sharon Tyson, PhD (moderator)
Monday, March 4, 2024
Scientific Meetings
Psychoanalysis as a Subversive Phenomenon: Social Change, Virtue Ethics and Analytic Theory
Amber Trotter, PsyD (presenter); Introduced by Andy Harlem
Wednesdays, March 6, 2024 to March 27, 2024
Psychoanalytic Student Seminars
Introduction to the Lacanian Clinic
Sydney Tan, PsyD (instructor)
Thursday, March 7, 2024
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Education Division
San Francisco Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program (SF-PPTP) Informational Open House
Saturday, March 9, 2024
The James Grotstein Memorial Lectures in Comparative Psychoanlaysis
Panel Presentation on Four Iconic Papers by Thomas Ogden
Joseph Aguayo, PhD; Maxine Anderson, MD; Peter Goldberg, PhD; Bruce Reis, PhD, FIPA, BCPsa (panelists)
Saturday, March 16, 2024
Child Colloquium Series
Consultee-Centered Consultation as Used with Daycare, Preschool and Child Life Programs
Thomas F. Barrett, PhD and Denia Barrett, MSW (presenters); Shahla Chehrazi, MD (case presentation); Paul Brinich, PhD (moderator)
Thursday, March 21, 2024
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Education Division
Palo Alto Psychoanlaytic Psychotherapy Training Program (PAPPTP) Informational Open House
Saturday, April 13, 2024
Visiting Professor Weekend
The Role of the Analyst
Darian Leader (presenter); Jeanne Wolff-Bernsterin, PhD (discussant); Patricia Marra, MFT (moderator)
Sunday, April 14, 2024
Visiting Professor Weekend
Professor’s Choice with Darian Leader
On “Constructions in Analysis”
Darian Leader (presenter); Israel Katz, MD (moderator)
Saturday, April 27, 2024
Child Colloquium Series
Lives Across Time: The Clinical and Attachment Implications of a Psychoanalytic Longitudinal Study
Henry Massie, MD and Nathan Szajnberg, MD (presenters); Bart Blinder, MD, PhD (discussant); Courtney Hartman, PsyD (moderator)
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