Updated Program Time and Venue Location Information - 03/27/2015

President’s Message

by Michael Donner, PhD

Help Wanted. Help Needed. SFCP Board seeking to fill several open positions.

Most of us are familiar with President Kennedy’s famous quotation: “Ask not what your Country can do for you, ask what you can do for your Country.” Kennedy was calling for people be part of the solution, to take ownership and leadership for solving the problems of the Country. Fortunately, SFCP doesn't have that problem. SFCP has 235 Analyst members (68 of whom are life members, 70 or above) and 225 Community members (64 in PPTP & PAPPTP). Taking a rough count from our roster, well over half of our analyst members and untold numbers of Community members are currently serving in some capacity on a committee or task force. I'm quite sure that those of you who are not doing so now have done so more than once in the past.

So what more can your President ask you to do for your Institute, your Center, your analytic home? How much more can I ask you to do? Aren’t you doing enough? Of course, the answer to all these questions is a resounding yes! But once again, I have to ask you to do more, because without you, there is no Center. Some ten years ago when our Strategic Plan was revised, the Board noted that almost 75% of the work of the Center was being done by members who had volunteered time. The Board was concerned that this was unsustainable in the long run.


Palo Alto Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program (PAPPTP) Two-Year Program

The PAPPTP Two-Year Program builds knowledge and skills in psychoanalytic psychotherapy for licensed clinicians at any stage of development. The core of the Program is two years of course work and individual supervision of cases in treat- ment. Seminar leaders and supervisors are experienced psychodynamic psychotherapists, including analysts from SFCP (San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis) and PINC (the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California). Courses integrate a variety of psychoanalytic models of (1) psychological development beginning in infancy, (2) current mental functioning in health and illness, and (3) therapeutic action – all taught in as experiential a format as possible. This includes case material from the faculty’s own work, opportunities for students to discuss their own work, video demonstrations of clinical work, and examples from film and literature.

In depth collaboration with a supervisor is a core element of this training. The current requirement for graduation is weekly supervision of two cases, each for a minimum of 12 months. PAPPTP provides guidance in selecting supervisors from a list of qualified analytic therapists. Where there is financial need, there is limited availability of supervisory hours at some- what reduced fees ranging from $75.00 to $150.00.


News from the PED

by William C. Glover, Chair PED

New Psychoanalytic Education Division Policy:
A Child or Adolescent Case can count for Adult Psychoanalytic Training

The PED has adopted the following policy to allow a child or adolescent case to count as one of the three cases re- quired in Adult Psychoanalytic Training. If you have questions please contact either the Dean, Mitch Wilson, the Chair of Progressions, Abby Wolfson, the Co-Chairs of the Child program, Marsha Silverstein and Tina Lapides, or myself.

A candidate may substitute one child or adolescent psychoanalytic case supervised by a Child Supervising Analyst for one of the required adult supervised cases, provided that the candidate has approved adult cases of each gender. If the candidate is not already trained as a child mental health clinician it is expected that the supervision of this case would continue through termination even if termination occurs beyond graduation.


International Psychoanalytic Association - Election 2015

Polls are now open for IPA members to vote!

E-mail is the default ballot distribution method for IPA elections. IPA members should receive their ballot via e-mail, if not go to the Election page at http://www.ipa.org.uk/ for instructions. Polls remain open until May 30.

  • Candidates for President-Elect and Vice President-Elect (to take office in 2017):
  • Candidates for Treasurer:
  • Candidates for Board Representative from North America
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