Past Event

"Death Drive Dialogue #2"

Henry Markman, MD and Israel Katz, MD

Drs. Markman and Katz will each elaborate on the fundamental ideas of the death drive: Dr.  Markman in the work of Freud and Klein,  and Dr. Katz clarifying the differences between Laplanche and Green - or possibly presenting on the varieties of jouissance. Both presenters will include clinical experience as well as artistic, literary, and philosophic examples to illustrate the theoretical and pragmatic range of the concept.


Berkeley City Club
2315 Durant Avenue

Saturday, September 24, 2016

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM


HenryHenry Markman, MD

Dr. Henry Markman is a Training and Supervising psychoanalyst at SFCP and a Personal psychoanalyst at PINC. He is Co-Chair of Dialogues for Contemporary Psychoanalysis at SFCP. Dr. Markman is in private practice in Berkeley, where he leads study groups on Klein, Bion, French psychoanalysis and provides clinical case conferences.


IsraelIsrael Katz, MD

Dr. Israel Katz is a member and faculty at SFCP. He has a keen interest in Freudian, Latin American and French psychoanalysis. He was editor of IPSO, the organization for psychoanalysts-in-formation at IPA affiliated institutes. Dr. Katz teaches at SFCP and Access Institute on Freud, French psychoanalysis and therapeutic mechanisms of action. He translates Spanish to English psychoanalytic literature and research. Dr. Katz is in private practice in San Francisco working as a psychoanalyst and psychiatrist with adults.


Future Events

"Trans Psychoanalysis and Livable Embodiments"

Patricia Gherovici, Ph.D.

Berkeley City Club
2315 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA

Saturday, March 3, 2018
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM



Past Events

Saturday, October 28, 2017

"Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg: The Dream World of Wagner"
Steven H. Golderg, MD,
Jeanne C. Harasemovitch, LCSW,


Saturday, October 7, 2017

"Incandescent Alphabets: Language and Art in Psychosis"
Annie G. Rogers, Ph.D.


Saturday, May 20, 2017

"Homeland (In)Security: How Feminine Law Might Rescue Democracy, Truth and Free Speech"
Jill Gentile, Ph.D.


Sunday, March 26, 2017

"Enigmatic Mechanisms: Some Reflections on Love, Affect, and Identification in Freud"
Marcus Coelen, Ph.D


Saturday, March 18, 2017

"Refashioning Jouissance/Enjoyment for the Age of the Imaginary"
Juliet Flower MacCannell, Ph.D.


Saturday, January 28, 2017

"Freud and the Frankfurt School"
Martin E. Jay, Ph.D.


Saturday, October 29, 2016

"Thinking About The Future"
Christopher Bollas, Ph.D.


Saturday, September 24, 2016

"Death Drive Dialogue #2"
Henry Markman, MD,
Israel Katz, MD,


Saturday, May 21, 2016

"Psychoanalytic Knowledge"
Peter Hobson, Ph.D.


Saturday, April 23, 2016

"The Alterability of the Memory Trace"
Rosaura Martinez, Ph.D.


Saturday, April 2, 2016

"Conversion Disorder: Freud, religious transformation, Foucault and Agamben"
Jamieson Webster, Ph.D.


Saturday, March 26, 2016

"Surviving Terror: An Interview with Ernst Federn"
Helen Schoenhals Hart, Dr.med.


Saturday, October 17, 2015

"Rosa Luxemburg and Marilyn Monroe: Women in Depressed Times"
Jacqueline Rose


Saturday, May 9, 2015

"Keeping the Other Alive: Counter-trends to the Death Drive"
Judith Butler, Ph.D.


Monday, March 30, 2015

"Cultivating the Foreigner Within: Julia Kristeva and Hannah Arendt on Uncanny Art and Human Relations in the Contemporary World"
Elaine Miller, Ph.D.


Saturday, January 31, 2015

"Enduring Inequality: Racism in America"
Jeffrey Prager, Ph.D.



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