September 2019 ( download PDF → )
  • Co-Presidents Column: Welcome back!, by Walter Beckman, PhD and Michael K. Smith, PhD
  • Message from the Annual Giving Campaign Chair, by Susmita Shah, MFT
  • 2019 Annual Meeting of the Membership, by Paul K. Sorbo, LCSW
  • Psychoanalytic Education Division (PED) Update, by Gary Grossman, PhD
  • Membership Integration Committee News, by Catherine Witzling, PhD, LCSW
  • Membership Division News, by Meryl J. Botkin, PhD
  • Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Trianing Program Update, by Rebecca Schwartz, PhD and Debbie Vuong, MFT
  • RECOGNITIONS: Mary Brady, PhD; Steven Goldberg, MD; Holly Gordon; Mali A. Mann, MD; and Nathan M. Szajnberg, MD

revised on 09/17/2019

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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, September 22, 2019

Opera on the Couch Event: BILLY BUDD - Discussants: Milton Schaefer, PhD and Jeanne Harasemovitch, LCSW

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

CCSW Clinical Evening: Dislocation and Resilience in a Personal Story of Immigration and Clinical Work - Presenter: Tam-Anh Pham, MA, LMFT | Discussant: Karim Dajani, PsyD

Saturday, September 28, 2019


Wednesday, October 02, 2019

East Bay Psychotherapy Forum - Case Presenter: Lara Weyland, PhD | Discussant: Margot Beattie, PhD

Wednesday, October 02, 2019

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

Saturday, October 05, 2019

2019 - 2020 San Francisco Seasoned Clinicians Program

Sunday, October 06, 2019

Members Present: Planning for the Future: Retirement and Other Alternatives - Panelists: Victor Bonfilio, JD, PhD; Candis Cousins, PhD; and Susan Kolodny, DMH, MFA

Saturday, October 12, 2019

The Haskell Norman Prize for Excellence in Psychoanalysis | Scientific Meeting: Sigismund Schlomo Freud: Speculation and Wisdom - Presenter: Harold Bloom

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

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Freud's Bar - Tickling the Unconscious: How to Psychoanalyze a Bunny - Presenter: Sarah Boxer