Program Title: Regression to Malignant Relations
Date: Monday, November 12, 2018
Time: 07:30pm - 09:30pm
Presenter: Hayuta Gurevich, MA
Discussant: Maria Longuemare, MD, PhD
Moderator: Michael Levin, PsyD
Location: San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis
444 Natoma Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Program Fee: Free
CME/CE: 2 CME/CE Credits available; non-SFCP Member cost is $ 24.00
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Blending and extending the work of Ferenczi and Winnicott, Hayuta Gurevich provides an enormously useful framework for understanding the origins, metapsychology, lived experience and psychoanalytic treatment of psychic trauma. In this presentation she and discussant Maria Longuemare will contribute a rich chapter to this year's Scientific Meeting series, particularly regarding the key themes of otherness and the ethics of care in the clinical situation. Please join us for what promises to be a stimulating and rewarding evening

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Michael Levin, Scientific Meeting Chair


Educational Objectives:
Participants will be able to
  • grasp Ms. Gurevich’s reformulation of Balint’s concept of ‘malignant regression’ as the mutual enactment of dissociated self-states originating in early traumatic environmental failures of malignant primary relations in both patient and analyst.
  • grasp Ms. Gurevich’s elaboration of Ferenczi’s concept of ‘Identification with the Aggressor’, its differences from Anna Freud’s concept of the same name and its roles in the psychical trauma of malignant primary relations and the manifold pathological sequelae they may generate.
  • grasp Ms. Gurevich’s view of the ways that the analyst must understand and respond to so-called malignant regression as an opportunity for the transformation of malignant trauma into benign trauma, and thus as potential cure for a ruptured self, through the assumption of responsibility for her failures and the active adaptation to the patient’s regressive needs in the treatment relationship.

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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: The following 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: Michael Levin, PsyD, Michael Bronzo, MD, Beth Steinberg, PhD, J. Marc Wallis, LCSW, Maria Longuemare, MD, PhD and Hayuta Gurevich, MA. All conflicts of interest have been resolved in accordance with the ACCME Updated Standards for Commercial Support.