• Co-Presidents Column: It's (Almost) A Wrap!, by Walt Beckman, PhD and Michael Smith, PhD
  • Final Update on the Annual Giving Campaign 2018-2019, by Susmita Shah, MFT
  • Membership Services Division Update, by Meryl Botkin, PhD
  • Extension Education Programs Division Update, by Kirsten Beuthin, LMFT
  • Community Outreach and Services Division Update, by Deborah Weisinger, PsyD
  • Psychoanalytic Education Division (PED) Update, by Gary Grossman, PhD
  • RECOGNITIONS: Mary Brady, PhD; and Mitchell Wilson, MD
  • San Francisco Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program Graduates
  • Palo Alto Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program Graduates
  • Child Psychotherapy Program Graduates

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About SFCP

Our Mission

The San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis is dedicated to advancing the vitality and enduring value of psychoanalysis in Northern California and beyond.

The San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis was organized in 2007, combining the San Francisco Psychoanalytic Institute & Society, founded in 1941, with the San Francisco Foundation for Psychoanalysis, founded in 1991. The SFCP is a not for profit organization with more than 200 practicing analysts and more than 45 candidates (psychoanalysts in training).  The Center provides an extensive training program in psychoanalysis.  The Center also sponsors a large, vibrant Extension Division which offers classes and seminars for continuing education credit to mental health professionals upon approval of membership.  Outreach programs may also be found on our calendar.  These events are free and offer no continuing education credit and are open to the general public.  In addition, SFCP maintains a Low / Moderate Fee Referral Services for adults, children and adolescents as well as providing other mental health services and programs for the general community.

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Upcoming Programs

Friday, September 06, 2019

2019 - 2020 East Bay Yearlong Program: Essential Food For Our Minds And Work: Our Life And World

Monday, September 09, 2019

Psychoanalytic Student Seminars: Social Work in Community Settings: How Theory Supports Effective Alliances - Instructors: Elyse Miller, LCSW and Elizabeth M. Simpson, LCSW

Monday, September 09, 2019

Scientific Meetings: There Is No Such Thing as a Baby Without a Culture: Cultural Determinants in Winnicott's Developmental Theory - Presenter: Karim Dajani, PsyD | Discussant: Andrew Harlem, PhD

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

2019 - 2020 Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program: Infancy and Early Childhood

Friday, September 13, 2019

2019 - 2020 San Francisco Yearlong Program: Psychoanalysis and the Creative Process

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Child Colloquium Series: The Beaver and the Bunny: Struggles of the Selectively Mute Child - Presenter: Rebecca Schwartz, PhD | Discussant: Christina Lapides, LCSW

Wednesday, October 02, 2019

Psychoanalytic Student Seminars: Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with Queer & Gay Men: Developmental & Clinical Considerations - Instructor: Gary Grossman, PhD

Saturday, October 05, 2019

2019 - 2020 San Francisco Seasoned Clinicians Program

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Analytic Practice and the Socioeconomic Surround in Germany and the United States - Introduced by: Dr. Klaus Poppensieker | Presenters, Germany: Drs. Ada Borkenhagen, Ruth Pfeffer, Gudrun Wolber and Lutz Garrels | Presenter, US: Dr. Stephen Seligman

Friday, October 18, 2019

2019 - 2020 San Francisco Continuous Case Conference