Scientific Meeting

Program Title: How does the analytic method engage the body-ego?
Date: Monday, November 11, 2019
Time: 07:30pm - 09:30pm
Presenter: Patrick Miller, MD
Discussant: Eric Glassgold, MD
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 available; non-SFCP Member Fee is $ 24.00

“The unconsciousness of the analyst’s mental life can be seen as a safeguard to the liveliness of the process. […] Interpretation only comes as an end result of a sustained contact and intercourse of the analyst’s hopefully lively unconscious mental life and that of the analysand. […] The analytic frame tends to develop as a living organism with its homeostasis constantly fluctuating, at times being threatened by ruptures of dynamic equilibrium. The analyst’s body-mind is unwillingly and unconsciously engaged in, connected to and responding to the analysand's various levels of need and desire.”
— Patrick Miller, 2019

In our next Scientific Meeting, 2019 SFCP Visiting Professor Patrick Miller and discussant Eric Glassgold will offer a wide-ranging exploration of the deepest relations between the psyche and soma, the thinkable and unthinkable, parent and infant, and patient and analyst. Grounded in Freudian and contemporary French psychoanalytic thought, this program will provide our community with fresh perspectives and powerful conceptual tools to re-think the role of the body for both analyst and patient in psychoanalytic treatment.

This short video clip explores the possibility of perceiving small, incremental change and is part of the discussion section:

Please join us for what promises to be another stimulating and enjoyable evening.


Educational Objectives:
Participants will be able to
  • grasp Dr. Miller’s use of Catherine Parat’s conceptualization of the “basic transference relation” occurring at a deep, unconscious, primitive and bodily level between patient and analyst.
  • grasp Dr. Miller’s conceptualization of the analytic process and relationship in terms of a living organism marked by constant homeostatic fluctuation and threat of rupture.
  • grasp Dr. Miller’s account of the ways in which the psychoanalytic process solicits, engages and tests the entire psychosomatic representational systems of both patient and analyst.

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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 recognized 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.