• Co-Presidents' Message: Looking Back, Looking Forward, by Walt Beckman, PhD and Michael Smith, PhD
  • Membership Services Division News, by Meryl Botkin, PhD
  • Everybody is Philip Roth, by Lee Grossman, MD
  • Psychoanalytic Education Division Year End Highlights, by Gary Grossman, PhD
  • Regional Meeting Summary, by Walt Beckman, PhD and Michael Smith, PhD
  • CPTP Graduates 2018
  • PAPPTP Graduates 2018
  • PPTP Graduates 2018
  • A Twin's Dilemma: Being Noticed or Being Known, by Joan A. Friedman, PhD

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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 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.

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Upcoming Programs

Friday, September 07, 2018

2018 - 2019 East Bay Yearlong Program: Therapeutic Action: Contemporary Thinking About Why We Do What We Do

Saturday, September 08, 2018

Dialogues in Contemporary Psychoanalysis: Dissociation and Duets: Perspectives on Technique in Therapies for Developmental Trauma - Presenter: Stephen Purcell, MD | Discussant: Julie Ruskin, PhD

Monday, September 10, 2018

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

Monday, September 10, 2018

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

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

2018 - 2019 Child Psychotherapy Training Program: Latency and Adolescence

Friday, September 21, 2018

2018 - 2019 San Francisco Yearlong Program: Self and Other: Entanglement, Disturbance, and Being

Saturday, October 06, 2018

2018 - 2019 San Francisco Seasoned Clinicians Program

Friday, October 12, 2018

2018 - 2019 San Francisco Continuous Case Conference

Monday, October 22, 2018

Scientific Meeting: Questioning the Paternal Function in Contemporary Parenthood: The Feminine-Maternal Origin of Ethics - Presenter: Viviane Chetrit-Vatine, PhD

Saturday, October 27, 2018

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