2018 - 2019 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.

The Milton Lozoff, MD Memorial Lecture

Program Title: Creating Meaning Within the Rules of the Game: Psychoanalysis as Playful Rite to Manage Intimacy
Date: Monday, May 13, 2019
Time: 07:30pm - 09:30pm
Presenter: Stanley Coen, MD
Discussant: J. Marc Wallis, LCSW
Moderator: Michael Levin, PsyD
Location: San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis
444 Natoma Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Program Fee: Free if you choose to attend in person
$ 20.00 if you choose to attend via webcast*

*If you are our current PED Candidate, PPTP Trainee or CCSW Extension Yearlong Student, please email [email protected] if you'd like to attend this program remotely.
CME/CE: 2 CME/CE Credits is available; non-SFCP Member cost is $ 24.00
To Register: Click here if you choose to attend via webcast →

“It is in playing and only in playing that the individual child or adult is able to be creative and to use the whole personality, and it is only in being creative that the individual discovers the self.”
— Winnicott

“It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.”
— Picasso

In this year’s Lozoff Memorial Lecture the eminent senior New York psychoanalyst Stanley Coen will share an intimate and inspiring account of his late evolution towards a privileging of freedom, creativity and play in his clinical work. SFCP Member Marc Wallis will provide an opportunity for lively intergenerational dialogue on the topic with his discussion. Please join us for what promises to be a rich and enjoyable evening.

Please feel free to submit proposals for upcoming programs.
Michael Levin, Scientific Meeting Chair


Educational Objectives:
Participants will be able to
  • grasp Dr. Coen’s view of the central role and importance of play in analytic treatment.
  • grasp Dr. Coen’s use of Vygotsky’s work to show that therapeutic play in analytic treatment is framed by rules within which it becomes possible to generate meaning and analytic intimacy.
  • grasp Dr. Coen’s view that patient and analyst need to acknowledge their achievement of analytic intimacy so as to relieve transgressive pressure and to prepare for termination.

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PHYSICIANS: The San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis designates this educational activity for a maximum of 2 credits as listed for each individual program, AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This credit may also be applied to the CMA Certification in Continuing Medical Education.

LCSWs/MFTs: The San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis is an entity recongized by the Board of Behavioral Sciences to provide Continuing Education Credits pursuant to Section 1887.4.3.

PSYCHOLOGISTS: Psychologists attending SFCP events approved for CME credits may report AMA PRA Category 1Credit(s)™ toward their CE requirements. Psychologists self-certify the number of hours they have completed on their renewal form (whether online or paper). 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.

REGISTERED NURSES: The San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP 02677) on an hour for hour basis.

SFCP is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. SFCP maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.

Commercial Support: None

Faculty Disclosure: All moderators and planning committee members have disclosed NO financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with commercial companies who have provided products or services, relating presentation(s) or commercial support for this continuing medical education activity. All conflicts of interest have been resolved in accordance with the ACCME Updated Standards for Commercial Support.