2017 - 2018 Scientific Meetings

Michael Levin, PsyD, Chair
Michael Bronzo, MD, Beth Steinberg, PhD and J. Marc Wallis, LCSW, Committee Members

The SFCP Scientific Meetings present new work in, or relevant to, psychoanalytic theory, technique and applied psychoanalysis. SFCP members, visiting psychoanalysts and scholars present recent papers, which are then formally discussed, followed by group discussion with the audience. All SFCP members, candidates, community members and mental health professionals are welcome free of charge. Meetings take place on the second Monday of the month unless otherwise noted.

Monday, September 11, 2017
07:30pm - 09:30pm
Starvation and "The Dead Baby"
Presenter: Alice Jones, MD
Discussant: L. Kathy Waller, MD
Monday, October 16, 2017
07:30pm - 09:30pm
Haskell Norman Prize for Excellence in Psychoanalysis
Embodied Memory — Finding the Body in the Mind

Presenter: Marianne Leuzinger-Bohleber, PhD
Monday, November 13, 2017
07:30pm - 09:45pm*
Visiting Professor Week
The Concepts of "O": Is Bion a Mystic?

Presenter: Giuseppe Civitarese, MD, PhD
Discussant: Beth Steinberg, PhD
Monday, December 11, 2017
07:30pm - 09:30pm
Can Psychoanalysis Bear to Turn Toward the Strange Other?
Presenter: Anton Hart, PhD
Discussant: Karim Dajani, PsyD
Monday, January 8, 2018
07:30pm - 09:45*pm
The Body's Way of Dreaming: Music and Psychical Life Beyond Representation
Presenter: Peter Goldberg, PhD
Discussant: Adam Blum, PsyD
Monday, February 5, 2018
07:30pm - 09:30pm
Moving from Within The Maternal: The Choreography of Analytic Eroticism
Presenter: Dianne Elise, PhD
Discussant: Mary Margaret McClure, DMH
Monday, March 12, 2018 ****** EVENT CANCELLED ******
Malignant Envy and the Refusal to Mourn:
The Acceptance of Loss & the Limitations of the Analyst

Presenter: Christopher Bonovitz, PsyD
Monday, April 9, 2018
07:30pm - 09:30pm
The Emanuel Windholz Memorial Lecture
Soul Machine: The Invention of the Modern Mind

Presenter: George Makari, MD
Monday, May 14, 2018
07:30pm - 09:30pm
The Milton Lozoff, MD Memorial Lecture
The Efficacy of Psychoanalytic Therapy; The talking cure in the era of evidence-based practice

Presenter: Jonathan Shedler, PhD
Monday, June 11, 2018
07:30pm - 09:30pm
Presence and Improvisation: Aspects of Communication in Jazz and Psychoanalysis
Presenter: Henry Markman, MD
Discussant: James Dimon, MD

*Due to the exceptionally rich content of these presentations, these meetings have been extended fifteen minutes beyond the normal length in order to allow adequate time for discussion. Please also note that these meetings will start promptly at 7:30pm.