2019 - 2020 Psychoanalytic Student Seminars

Jane Reingold, MFT, Chair

These seminars are offered as a community service intended to supplement local training with psychoanalytic clinical instruction. The courses are offered free of charge to pre-and post-doctoral psychology interns, psychiatry residents, and pre-licensed MFT and social work interns currently in clinical placements.

Course Title: The Art of Catching the Drift: An Introduction to Psychoanalytic Listening
Dates: Wednesdays, March 4, 11, 18, 25, 2020
Time: 07:00pm - 08:30pm
Instructor: Jacqueline De Lon, MFT
Location: San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis
444 Natoma Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Program Fee: Free

Readers Fee is not included
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Catching the drift is at the heart of the psychoanalytic endeavor. Our ability to understand, speak to our patient’s difficulties, and ultimately help them is predicated on the depth and breadth of our capacity to listen in a way that allows us greater access to what is going on with ourselves, with our patients and between us, consciously, unconsciously, verbally and non-verbally. It is fundamental to what we do. But it is also one of the most challenging aspects of being a psychoanalyst.

This seminar will focus on the art of psychoanalytic listening. We will engage with poetry, music and meditation in ways that might broaden and deepen our capacity to listen to our patients.

In the last two meetings we will listen to a case presentation, keeping in mind what we have learned and how that might allow us greater access to what it is that is missing in a patient’s experience of him or herself and or between the patient and therapist. This seminar offers the opportunity for participants to share clinical material from their cases, however, it is not a requirement.

Jacqueline De Lon, LMFT, Graduate and Faculty, San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis; Faculty, Access Institute; Private Practice, San Francisco. (415) 922-2608, [email protected].

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.