THE TRAUMA OF IMMIGRATION: The Role of Witnessing and Holding

Date: Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Time: 07:00pm - 09:00pm
Presenters: Maria Porch, LCSW and Regina Helena G. Campos, MA, EdS, PhD

Discussant: Reyna Cowan, PsyD, LCSW

President's Message

by Robin Deutsch, PhD


As the end of the academic year is approaching, I’d like to take the opportunity to thank analysts who have given generously of themselves in leadership positions over the past several years. Michael Windholz, a member of the Management Team and Chair of the Academic and Applied Psychoanalysis, Advocacy and Research Division, Paul Ransohoff, co-chair of the Ethics Com- mittee, Jan Baeuerlen, co-Chair of the Committee on Child Anal- ysis, and Linda Bartlett, Chair of the Low Fee Referral Service are all stepping down from their positions on June 30.

It is also our opportunity to welcome those analysts who are beginning their terms of service. As of July 1, the following will begin three year terms of service: Paul Ransohoff, will join the Management Team as Chair of the Research Division; Dena Sorbo begins service as co-chair of the Ethics Committee with Bob Epstein; Marsha Silverstein will become co-chair of the Committee on Child Analysis, sharing this responsibility with Tina Lapides; and Alan Kessler will begin his tenure as Chair of the Low Fee Referral Service. While I don’t have the names of all the committee members and chairs who are stepping down at the end of June, I wish to thank all who give of their time for the betterment of our organization.

Scientific Meeting, April 13, 2014

by Eric Glassgold, MD



Patrick Miller, a Parisian psychoanalyst, will visit our psychoanalytic center over the weekend of April 11th and give the Windholz Memorial Lecture on Sunday evening, April 13th at 6:00PM. Dr. Miller is a founding member and past president of La Société Psychanalytique de Recherche et de Formation (The Society for Psychoanalytic Research and Training), France’s newest IPA affiliated psychoanalytic society.

Dr. Miller has published numerous papers in distinguished French journals, including La Revue Francaise de Psychanalyse, Confrontations and Topique. In 1998, he received the Prix Maurice Bouvet, which is given each year to the author deemed to have made the most important contribution to French psychoanalytic literature. He has also contributed papers to English language collections. The most recent, On Freud's "On Beginning the Treatment": How Emmy Silenced Freud into Analytic Listening, appears in the IPA Contemporary Freud—Turning Points and Critical Issues series. In 2001, he published his first book, Le Psychanalyste Pendant la Séance [“The Analyst in Session”]. His first book in English, Driving Soma: A Transformational Process in the Analytic Encounter, (Karnac books) will appear later in 2014. (See below for a synopsis of this book’s major themes)


Graduation Ceremony & Celebration • Saturday May 17, 2014

by Laurie Case, PhD & Gary Grossman, PhD


We are writing to invite all of our members and candidates to join together in celebration of this year’s graduates from SFCP’s Psychoanalytic Training Program. The ceremony begins at 4:00pm in the Center’s auditorium. Our 2014 speaker is SFCP faculty member and Training Analyst, Barbara McSwain, LCSW. A champagne and hors d'oeuvres reception will follow the ceremony.

fang_01.pngThe Graduation Dinner Celebration begins at 6:30 at Fang Restaurant.

Located at 660 Howard Street, between 2nd and 3rd Streets, Fang is just a short walk from SFCP.

Fang is the sister restaurant of Chinatown favorite, House of Nanking, now four years old, and serves an innovative combination of traditional and modern Chinese food, drawing on the cuisines of Shanghai, Nanjing and Hangzhou.

American Psychoanalytic Association, Meetings in New York—January 17, 2014

Summary of Curriculum Workshop

Moderator: Mary Margaret McClure, DMH
Panelists: Laurie Case, PhD, Victor Bonfilio, PhD, Maureen Murphy, PhD, Peter Goldberg, PhD

This COPE Institute Representative Workshop, co-chaired by Mary Margaret McClure and Martin A. Silverman, focused on the cooperative, competitive, and interdependent interaction between a long-established (1942) analytic institute (San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis, previously San Francisco Institute and Society) and an Institute formed in 1989 (the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California). The focus for this Workshop was the process of the creation of a new curriculum at the young training center and the impact that had for constructive revision of the curriculum at the older one. Both groups benefited greatly from the back-and-forth flow of ideas and information between them. Martin Silverman started off the discussion by recalling that this workshop came into existence more than three decades ago when Edward Weinshel, chair- ing COPE, and Dr. Silverman, then secretary of COPE, were unhappy with COPE’s having functioned for many years very much like a private club in which closed study groups discussed topics of interest but almost never generated any reports that could be of interest to the membership of the APsaA at large. This workshop was the first of a series of COPE workshops, open to all, that came into existence. It was the very first because Ed and Marty shared a common concern that the didactic arm of the tripartite structure of training at analytic institutes tended to be relegated to a position of lesser importance than personal analysis and clinical supervision at analytic institutes.

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