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 to mental health professionals as well as to the general public. In addition, it maintains Low / Moderate Fee Referral Services for adults, children and adolescents as well as providing other mental health services and programs for the general community.
2018 - 2019 East Bay Yearlong Program: Therapeutic Action: Contemporary Thinking About Why We Do What We Do
Dialogues in Contemporary Psychoanalysis: Dissociation and Duets: Perspectives on Technique in Therapies for Developmental Trauma - Presenter: Stephen Purcell, MD | Discussant: Julie Ruskin, PhD
San Francisco Psychoanalytic Student Seminars: Social Work in Community Settings: How Theory Supports Effective Alliances - Instructors: Elyse Miller, LCSW and Elizabeth M. Simpson, LCSW
Scientific Meeting: On a Winter’s Night a Traveler: The Psychoanalyst as Inn-Keeper - Presenter: Mitchell Wilson, MD | Discussants: Maureen Katz, MD and Marcus 'Bo' Houston, MD, MPH
2018 - 2019 Child Psychotherapy Training Program: Latency and Adolescence
2018 - 2019 San Francisco Yearlong Program: Self and Other: Entanglement, Disturbance, and Being
2018 - 2019 San Francisco Seasoned Clinicians Program
2018 - 2019 San Francisco Continuous Case Conference
Scientific Meeting: Questioning the Paternal Function in Contemporary Parenthood: The Feminine-Maternal Origin of Ethics - Presenter: Viviane Chetrit-Vatine, PhD
Dialogues in Contemporary Psychoanalysis: Aspiration for Peace or an Untiring Nostalgia for Intimacy... 'Why War?' Revisited - Presenter: Viviane Chetrit-Vatine, PhD | Discussant: Mitchell Wilson, MD