The Emanual Windholz Memorial Lecture

Program Title:A Day With Adam Phillips
Date:Saturday, February 3, 2024
Time:10:00am – 02:30pm Pacific Time

San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis
444 Natoma Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

This is an in-person event only; remote participation is not available.

Presenter:Adam Phillips, MA
Moderator:Julie Ruskin, PhD
Program Free:Free (with Lunch included)
CME/CE Credits:3.5 CME/CE credits are available free of charge

This program is offered to SFCP members only.

The Emmanuel Windholz Fund is generously offering this program free of charge to SFCP members, with lunch included.  Please be aware that this program is exclusively available to SFCP members, and pre-registration is mandatory with a limit of the first 100 participants.

We are pleased to invite all SFCP members to a conference featuring the psychoanalyst and author, Adam Phillips. Mr. Phillips will present two papers: “Psychoanalysis for Beginners” and “On Not Believing in Anything; or Why Freud?” followed by questions and discussion.

Join us for a dialogue challenging traditional notions of psychoanalytic thought. We look forward to seeing SFCP members in-person and to discussing Adam Phillips’s thoughts as a community. Special thanks to the Emmanuel Windholz Fund for funding this program.

Program Schedule

10:00am -10:10am
Introduction of the Emmanuel Windholz Fund by Michael Windholz, MD

Introduction of Adam Phillips by
Julie Ruskin, PhD

10:20am – 12:00pm
“Psychoanalysis for Beginners”

12:00pm – 01:00pm
Lunch Break

01:00pm – 02:30pm
“On Not Believing in Anything; or Why Freud?”

About Adam Phillips, MA

Adam PhillipsAdam Phillips is a psychoanalyst, essayist and literary critic, known for his intellectual contributions to contemporary psychoanalytic theory and practice. He studied English at Oxford and later trained as a child psychotherapist.

He has published twenty-five books, including Winnicott, On Kissing,Tickling, and Being Bored, Darwin’s Worms, Going Sane and On Getting Better reflecting his diverse interests and distinctive approach to questioning traditional psychoanalytic dogmas. Phillips is a regular contributor to the London Review of Books and the general editor of the new translations of Freud published by Penguin Press.

Phillips’s lectures and writings challenge us to consider the implications of psychoanalytic ideas in contemporary life, and his teachings continue to inform the dialogue among mental health professionals.

Educational Objectives:

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

  1. describe how psychoanalysis is both a prescribed and found object
  2. describe the qualities of a psychoanalytic beginner
  3. describe the significance of psychoanalysis as the outgrowth of cultural disillusionment.
  4. explain the role of curiosity, and what Phillips means by belief without curiosity.

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 3.5 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

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