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A Flexible Frame: Holding the patient in mind

November 18, 2017 @ 2:00 am - 4:30 am PST

The American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work in joint sponsorship with The Sanville Institute and the California Society for Clinical Social Work Presents:

Program:             A Flexible Frame: Holding the patient in mind
Presenter:           Betsy Cohen, LCSW, PhD
Date:                     Saturday, November 18, 2017
Time:                    10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

In the seminar, with mutual sharing, we will explore the traditional psychoanalytic frame, what works, what doesn’t.  We will find ways to work within a frame, mutually created by therapist and patient, individually for each patient.  Not one size frame fits all.

Betsy Cohen has been in private practice 45 years and has a wealth of experience and knowledge to share.  She has found a way to help patients not previously held in mind, people who’s parents neglected them, who feel very unworthy, that they don’t matter.  From a strict psychoanalytic training, through becoming a Jungian analyst, to contemporary relational analysis, Dr. Cohen has learned to be as present as possible, as a full human being, with her patients. Her Sanville Institute education helped her with confidence and illumination of her previous learning.

Betsy will review the history of the concept of “the frame in psychoanalysis.” She will discuss and give illustrations of where it is functional and how it can be destructive.

Betsy is a dynamic presenter. The subject of the  “psychoanalytic frame,” is one that generates anxiety and self-doubt among most practitioners who are flexible. This presentation promises to be open, lively, stimulating and will help you question how you formed your idea of the therapeutic frame, and whether you are helping all your patients in the best way you can.

Betsy Cohen, LCSW, Ph.D., an analyst member and teacher at the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco, is the author of The Snow White Syndrome: All about Envy (Macmillan,1987). She’s also published in Jung Journal on “The Intimate Self-Disclosure,”  “Jung’s Answer to Jews,” and “The Flexible Frame: Holding the patient in mind” (2017). Her Sanville Institute Ph.D. dissertation was “Welcoming Eros into Analysis,” (2010) uses ancient wisdom of Plato and the Song of Songs as instructive for contemporary psychoanalysis.  Her current interest is exploring how ancient wisdom could be incorporated into contemporary relational psychotherapy.

Location: 120 Commonwealth Ave., (Between Euclid & Geary) S.F., CA. 94118 (bus-lines: #38 Geary and #1 California). Home office of Gabie Berliner, PhD, LCSW – (call for directions) 415-751-3766

Coffee & refreshments provided: Suggested donation $15.

(Cash or check to NIPER-AAPCSW) No one turned away for lack of funds.

2.5 CE credits offered to LCSW’S, MFT’S, and Psychologists by the Sanville Institute: BBS CE Provider #PCE 272 for LCSWs and MFTs The Sanville Institute is approved by the CPA OPD to sponsor continuing education for psychologists in California and maintains responsibility for this program and its content. CPA PAS SAN 150.  Cost: $15 pay by check to the Sanville Institute

Seating is limited: please RSVP by E-mail: sfaapcsw@gmail.com

American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work
Email:  sfaapcsw@gmail.com
Website:  https://www.aapcsw.org/

Northern California Chapter of AAPCSW
Steering Committee
Velia Frost, LCSW (Co-Chair)
Rita Karuna Cahn, LCSW (Co-Chair)
Saralie Pennington, LCSW
Gabie Berliner, PhD, LCSW
Mecca Cannariato, LCSW, MPA


November 18, 2017
2:00 am - 4:30 am PST


Home Office of Gabie Berliner
120 Commonwealth Ave
San Francisco, 94118
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