MUSIC BY GIUSEPPE
Libretto by Joseph Méry and Camille du Locle
vs State. Father vs Son. Love vs Duty.
At the time of Spains
brutal Inquisition, the king of Spain marries the woman his son loves and sets
into motion a tension-filled chain of events.
Nicola Luisotti conducts the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus in this
magnificent tale of romantic triangles, political idealism and life-and-death
devotion. Making his role debut as Don Carlo, the thrilling Michael Fabiano stars
alongside the dynamic Mariusz Kwiecien as Rodrigo and powerful bass René
Pape as King Philip. The extraordinary Verdi soprano Krassimira Stoyanova is Elisabetta,
and Bulgarian mezzo soprano Nadia Krasteva is Princess Eboli, both in their Company
Sunday, June 12, 2016
Discussants: Jeanne Harasemovitch,
LCSW and L. Eileen Keller, PhD
Romance in the Countertransference: Working with Parents
Instructors: Kelley Gin, MFT, PsyD & L. Eileen Keller, PhD
East Bay/ St. Clements Episcopal Church (reserve)
2837 Claremont Boulevard,
Berkeley CA 94705
Date: October 18th, 2014
therapists working with children have felt the siren call of the family romance.
While the romances can take many forms, all are organized around the wish for
better parents, parents who understand the child as the therapist
does, parents who can love the child more fully, and, in the deep corners of our
minds, the fantasy that we would be a better mother/father to the child. Dr. Gin
and Dr. Keller consider parent work essential to the project of helping children,
necessitating the psychological work of the therapist to find a position in relation
to the child and his parents that helps us both resist and make use of the inevitable
pressures toward the family romance. In this workshop, Dr. Gin and Dr. Keller
will each present their own theory of work with parents, including clinical material,
followed discussion with each other and with the audience.
San Francisco Intensive Study Group:
and Timelessness in Clinical Work
of Northern California (PINC), San Francisco
In the therapy
hour, time slips, moves, and stops. We go back in time to under - stand the origins
of our patient’s psychological organization, use the present moment to understand
the past, and work together to create a new future and new experiences. Time acts
upon us — in the frame of the 50-minute hour, in the developmental model
of the patient and the treatment arc, and in the reality of aging and death. We
also manipulate time, as we hold to the frame, interpret to the past and the present,
and explore traumatic time in the form of loss, abandonment, and the disruption
to time caused by dissociation. This year’s ISG will explore the shifting
contours of time in the context of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
Keller will be teaching eight sessions from November 8- Jan 17(with holiday breaks).
Her section is titled:
Killing Time Softly: Pathological Organizations
and the Challenges of Time with Eileen Keller, Ph.D.
calls time the third fact of life, difficult to accept even in psychological health.
We will study psychoanalytic views of pathological organizations, including Freud
on interminability, Klein on transference, Rosenfeld on narcissism, Steiner on
pathological organizations, and Bion on learning from experience. Dr. Keller will
use clinical material from a long psychoanalysis to illustrate clinical experience
and technique used in treating a patient with massive resistances to time passing.
Participants are encouraged to bring in clinical vignettes relating to the “killing”
and “living” of time.
You Thinking of Reading Bion?
Study and Case Consultation with Eileen Keller
works on thinking and on states of mind are wonderfully useful in clinical work,
though sometimes hard to grasp in isolation. In this group we will investigate
the foundations of his thinking, laid out in "Second Thoughts," a collection
of papers published during his early years as a psychoanalyst. In this group of
papers, Bion first articulates his understanding of the basis for attacks on reality
through primitive "de-linking" defensive activity. We will use close
reading of these early papers, alternating with case presentation by group members,
to build an understanding of his seminal ideas about the psychotic and non-psychotic
parts of the personality, attacks on linking, the psychic meaning of arrogance,
and his theory of thinking.
"I have been studying
and teaching Bion in the context of his contemporaries, Melanie Klein, D.W. Winnicott,
and Herbert Rosenfeld for twenty years. I continue to discover meaning anew in
every group reading Bion together. I hope you will join me in this on-going endeavor
to deepen clinical practice through the study of theory."
SFCP Eating Disorder Conference: Nothing Inside, Action Outside:
The Role of Mentalization in the Treatment of Eating Disorder
Presenters: Piera Piagentini, R.N., M.F.T. &
Marsha Silverstein, Ph.D.
Discussant: L. Eileen Keller, Ph.D.
Robin A. Deutsch, Ph.D.
Saturday, December 4, 2010
AM - 12:30 PM
SFCP; 2340 Jackson Street, 4th Floor, San Francisco
Treating Children Who Have Parents: a Free course for graduate
Psychotherapy of children is rarely an uncomplicated
individual psychotherapy. Identification with our primary patient, the child,
can lead to negative transferences to the childs parents. This course focuses
on the complexity of working with a child, who lives in a family with parents
and siblings, necessitating a large view of both the childs psychology and
the capacities of the parents. I will introduce the concept of collaborative work
with parents, ranging from parent guidance to parent psychotherapy, focusing on
the complexity of negotiating the space between parents and their child in treatment.
Then two experienced psychoanalytic psychotherapists and a psychoanalyst will
present a case the following three sessions, giving students the opportunity to
hear two senior clinicians thinking together about working with children and their
Brief readings on working with parents will be
assigned and provided.
Instructor: L. Eileen Keller, Ph.D.
Dates: Thursdays: October 14, 28 and November 4,11
Lake Merritt area of Oakland
Register by calling Max Lee
at SFCP: 415-563-5815
San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis
The Child Development Program &
The Members of the Pre-school Consultation Project
invite you to our 4th Annual Event and Fundraiser
12/2/2009 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Loss and Mourning in Early Childhood:
Holding the Child, the Family, and the Preschool Community
Member, and Faculty, Co-chair, Child Analytic Program,
San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis.
Member and Faculty, Chair, Child Development Program,
Center for Psychoanalysis.
Tina Lapides, L.C.S.W.:
and Faculty, Co-chair, Child Analytic Program,
San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis.
Director, Rosenberg Early Childhood Center, JCC, San Francisco
San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis
The Child Analytic Program of the San Francisco
Center for Psychoanalysis welcomes you to a series of presentations representing
the remarkable scope of child psychoanalysis today. These discussions will offer
us an increasingly sophisticated understanding of the mind and of human development
seen through the lens of clinical experience with children and adolescents.
Trauma: [Almost] Everything You Need to Know About Theory and Intervention
Eileen Keller, Ph.D.
Gilbert Kliman, M.D.
11/7/2009 10:00am - 12:30pm
We have gathered together three
well known psychoanalysts, each with expertise in responding to trauma. They will
tackle hard questions: What do we need to know to respond to a traumatic event,
be it individual, institutional or environmental? When and how do we react to
the death of a preschool child, the murder of a parent or to a frightening/catastrophic
event with community repercussions? What are the psychodynamic strengths therapists
need to stabilize themselves? What do we offer to counter psychic disorientation
which is timely, developmentally appropriate and psychotherapeutic?
The Clinical Application of Winnicott's Theories of Playing
Presenter: Eileen Keller, PhD
April 3, 2009 (Friday) Time: 12:30 - 2 p.m.
Winnicott's contributions to psychoanalysis
are paradoxically both embedded in ordinary clinical lore and elusive. In this
presentation, I used clinical vignettes, descriptions from infant observation
and poetry to provide a base for discussion of the "ordinary devoted mother,"
the "transitional object," "true and false self development,"
"the spontaneous gesture," and Winnicott's theory of mind.
Eileen Keller is a psychologist/psychoanalyst, Member and Faculty at San Francisco
Center for Psychoanalysis (formerly SFPI), Consultant for Children's Psychotherapy
Project, Program Director for the Early Childhood Mental Health Program at SFCP,
clinical supervisor for the Ann Martin Center, and in private practice in Oakland.
Center for Psychoanalysis Scientific Meeting: March 10, 2008
Keller presented her paper: Repairing Links: Building Attachments in the Preschool
Classroom. Mary Margaret McClure discussed the paper.
Scientific Meeting - The Fostering of Agency: Psychoanalytic
Views on Working With Foster Children
Ph.D.; April Fernando, Ph.D.; Kelley Bryan Gin, Psy.D.;
Eileen Keller, Ph.D.
Conversation About the Work of Elizabeth Tabak de Bianchedi
Dr. Eileen Keller for an informal discussion of the work of Elizabeth
de Bianchedi, the SFPI&S Visiting Professor for 2006.
Please read for
the discussion: "Lies and Falsities", Journal of Melanie
Object Relations, 1993, v. 11:2, pp. 30-45.
Copies can be requested from the
SFPI&S library for a small fee.
Eileen Keller, Ph.D.,
Member, Faculty, SFPI&S.
Wednesday, October 25, 2006.
2420 Sutter Street , San Francisco , CA ; 7:30-9:00 p.m. ; free.
A Case Discussion Using Bion's Ideas
May 20th, 2006
richness and flexibility of Wilfred Bions thinking and writing invites us
to expand our ideas about the task of psychoanalytic observation and technique.
Ritual, set theories, and habit give way to innovation and spontaneity. In this
clinical forum three clinicians discussed their theoretical understanding of Bions
work and the various influences shaping that understanding, i.e. Antonino Ferro,
the neo-Kleinians, attachment theory, and infant observation.
Dena Sorbo, L.C.S.W.
Discussants: Eileen Keller, Ph.D., Henry Markman, M.D.,
Ray Poggi, M.D.
Saturday, May 20, 2006; Epworth United Methodist Church, 1953
Hopkins Street, Berkeley, CA; 9:30 a.m. -- 12:30 p.m.; 3 CE credits; $75
e-mail Dr. Keller for more information.