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.
To register:The registration for this program has reached its maximum limit. If you wish to be placed on a waitlist, please email
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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.


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.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, December 2, 2023
Child Colloquium Series
Kira Steifman, PsyD, and Deborah Weisinger, PsyD (presenters); Yen Quoc, PsyD (moderator)
Monday, December 4, 2023
Scientific Meetings
Mitchell Wilson, MD (presenter)
Wednesday, December 6, 2023
Coalition for Clinical Social Work
Jasmine Khor, LMFT, and Tim Kim, PsyD (storytellers); Jyoti Rao, MFT (interweaveer); Clara Kwun, LCSW (moderator)
Thursdays, January 4 to May 2, 2024
Extension Education Programs
Laura Farha, LCSW, Mdiv, Julia St. George, LCSW, Timothy Sasaki, LCSW, MPH, and Beth Kita, LCSW, PhD (instructors)
Saturday, January 6, 2024
Dialogues in Contemporary Psychoanalysis
Era A. Loewenstein, PhD (presenter); Michael J. Diamond, PhD, FIPA (discussant); John DiMartini, PhD (moderator)
Monday, January 8, 2024
Scientific Meetings
Salman Akhtar, MD (presenter)
Wednesdays, January 10, 2024 to January 31, 2024
Psychoanalytic Student Seminars
Beth Steinberg, PhD (instructor)
Wednesdays, January 10 to May 15, 2024
Extension Education Programs
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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