November 2019 ( download PDF → )
  • Co-Presidents Column: FALL, by Walt Beckman, PhD and Michael K. Smith, PhD
  • SFCP October Board Meeting Highlights, by Paul K. Sorbo, LCSW
  • Annual Giving Campaign 2019-2020, by Susmita Shah, MFT
  • Membership Integration Committee News, by Cathy Witzling, PhD, LCSW
  • Interview with Visiting Professor — Patrick Miller, MD, by Julie Ruskin, PhD
  • RECOGNITIONS: Nathan Szajnberg, MD

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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

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Opera on the Couch Event: MANON LESCAUT - Discussants: Catherine Mallouh, MD; and Mali Mann, MD

Wednesday, December 04, 2019

CCSW Clinical Evening: Creating Belonging: Work with Psychosis in our Homeless Population - Presenters: Latoya Lopez, ASW; Jennifer Friedenbach | Discussant: Elyse Miller, LCSW

Saturday, December 07, 2019

Dialogues in Contemporary Psychoanalysis: Psychoanalysis in Transition: Lessons from the Trans Experience - Presenter: Patricia Gherovici, PhD | Discussant: Israel Katz, MD

Monday, December 09, 2019

Scientific Meeting: The Originality of the Other: Psychoanalysis, Class and Race - Presenter: Patricia Gherovici, PhD

Wednesday, January 08, 2020

Psychoanalytic Student Seminars: Promoting Depth and Analytic Process in Psychotherapy with Patients in Internship and Clinical Settings - Instructor: Beth Steinberg, PhD

Wednesday, January 08, 2020

2019 - 2020 Coalition for Clinical Social Work: Social Work Practice: Foundations of Clinical Work With Clients - Year Two

Thursday, January 09, 2020

2019 - 2020 Coalition for Clinical Social Work: Social Work Practice: Foundations of Clinical Work With Clients - Year One

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Child Colloquium Series: Film Event: Shoplifters, a film by Hirokazu Kore-eda - Presenter: Reyna Cowan, PsyD, LCSW

Monday, January 13, 2020

Scientific Meeting: Braving the Erotic Field in the Treatment of Adolescents and Adults - Presenter: Mary Brady, PhD | Discussant: Dianne Elise, PhD

Friday, January 24, 2020

Psychoanalytic Grand Round at Stanford: A Basic Psychoanalytic Approach to Therapeutic Strategy and Intervention - Presenter: Erik Gann, MD