The case conference is an important place for a productive work group to form.
To this end, we will pay close attention to who each clinician is, who the instructor is, and how we show up to the case conference.
The first meeting will be one where we spend a lot of time, if not the whole time on getting to know each other. This case conference will then focus on listening to the countertransference as a way of forming an interpretation and understanding what is going on for the clinical dyad. We will also focus on race and sociocultural material and how to develop an ear for how this shows up in the unconscious.
We will have 2 or 3 presenters presenting 3 - 4 sessions in a row so that we have a chance to follow the material and the process.
Clara Kwun, LCSW (she/her) is a social worker, psychoanalyst and faculty at the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis. She is the co-chair of the Coalition for Clinical Social Workers which offers programming that centers the intersection of psychoanalytic thinking and social justice. Clara has served as the dean of the Psychoanalytic Education Division at SFCP for 6 years, and also was co-chair of the Anti Racism Task Force. She is on the Community Psychoanalysis Consortium associated with the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California Community Psychoanalysis Project. She has been teaching and supervising for over 20 years at agencies including Smith College of Social Work, The Richmond Area Multi Services, University of California Department of Psychiatry, Access Institute, California Pacific Medical Center and the Chinatown North Beach Clinic. She maintains a private practice in San Francisco seeing adults, adolescents and couples.
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Course fees are split between instructors and the Center. We believe in valuing the time and work of our instructors. The fees to Center support operating costs for current and future programming. At this time, our non-teaching staff are volunteers.
Due to the size of the courses (8 participants), your presence is important so we hope that you make every effort to attend class. And, life happens.
However, there will be no recordings of sessions. We want to encourage participants to feel at ease to share personal and/or clinical material.
We want to offer a space for Asian / Asian American clinicians to be, to learn, to question, to create, and to support one another. And, from this space, our hope is that we can have more nuanced conversations and in depth explorations of the intersection of Asian subjectivities and psychoanalysis.
Our one time events are open to all. And, in the future, we might offer courses for non-Asian clinicians.
If you need to withdraw from enrollment, full refund will be given to up to 2 weeks prior to class start minus a processing fee of $25. If withdrawn with less than 2 weeks of start of class, you will be charged at $50 processing fee.
No refunds once classes begin or for missed classes. Extenuating circumstances will be considered.
In the event that the Center has to cancel a course, full refund will be provided.
Barring extenuating circumstances, participants in TAACP’s courses agree to attend all sessions, arriving on time for the entire duration of class.
As classes are online, ensure that you are in a quiet and private space that allows for both audio and video to be on.
Classes are small to encourage dialogue. We encourage you to “take” your share of talking time and listening time.
Keep other participants’ experience and clinical information confidential.
All involved with TAACP (staff, volunteers, faculty, participants, guests) are expected to interact with each other with respect.
Issues that arise will be first discussed / addressed with the immediate folks involved and can be progressed to include faculty and/or TAACP’s administration.
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