Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Grand Rounds

Pathological Identification

Steven A. Foreman, MD
Past President
San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group


Learning objectives:
At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize and identify "pathological identification" when it occurs in the pathological behavior or patients in parenting, couples, and children
  • Differentiate pathological identification from compliance according to Joseph Weiss
  • Craft a therapeutic strategy to help patients stop identifying with pathological parents–that is, step out of repeating patterns of pathological behaviors


Remote live streaming locations:

  • UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland: Bldg. 5, Room 7M30
  • Zuckerberg San Francisco General: OPC Cafeteria Conference Room


Grand Rounds presentations are for educational purposes and intended for a professional audience only.

To qualify for CME credit for this event, participants must (1) attend in-person or at one of the approved live streaming locations listed above; and (2) sign in at their location.

Wednesday, March 13 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

LP-190 Auditorium
401 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco, CA 94143