November 2017 ( download PDF → )
  • Co-Presidents' Message, by Walter Beckman, PhD and Michael K. Smith, PhD
  • Membership Services Division News, by Meryl Botkin, PhD
  • An Interview With Giuseppe Civitarese, MD, PhD, by Patricia Marra, MFT
  • Visiting Professor 2017 - Giuseppe Civitarese, MD, PhD
  • October 15, 2017 Faculty Meeting / Focus Group, Sponsored by the Institute Choice Task Force and the Faculty Committee, by Gary Grossman, PhD
  • 2017 - 2018 San Francisco Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program Trainees
  • 2017 - 2018 Child Psychotherapy Training Program Trainees
  • 2017 - 2018 Palo Alto Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program Trainees
  • Report on Child Abuse Conference, IPA Buenos Aires, by Mali Mann, MD
  • Readers' Corner: Audrey Kavka, MD contributes a summary of her book, titled Psychoanalyst Assistance Casebook.
  • RECOGNITIONS: Mary Brady, PhD; Nathan Szajnberg, MD; and Audrey Kavka, MD
  • Newly Appointed Faculty, by Sue von Baeyer, PhD
  • Call for Nominations for SFCP's Representative to APsaA's Education Forum, by Peter Goldberg, PhD and Celeste Schneider, 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

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

South Bay Psychotherapy Forum - Presenter: Sara Heron, MD | Discussant: Cheryl Goodrich, PhD

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

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

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Jointly Sponsored by SFCP and Pegasus Writers Group at Stanford: Irvin Yalom, MD on his new memoir - Presenter: Irvin Yalom, MD

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

East Bay Psychotherapy Forum - Presenter: Lara Weyland, PhD | Discussant: Georgine Marrott, PhD

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

CCSW Clinical Evening Series: Meeting Our Clients Where They Are: Social Work in the Public Library - Presenters: Tom Fortin; Leah Esguerra, LMFT; and Jennifer Key, HASA | Discussant: Elyse Miller, LCSW

Thursday, December 07, 2017

San Francisco Psychotherapy Forum - Presenter: Kylie Svenson, ASW | Discussant: Wendy Stern, DMH

Saturday, December 09, 2017

Dialogues in Contemporary Psychoanalysis: War and the Limit of the Mind: Freud's Political Reflections on Breaking Social Bonds - Presenter: Judith Butler, PhD | Discussant: Sam Gerson, PhD

Saturday, December 09, 2017

Thinking About Psychoanalytic Training? Join us for an Informational Open House

Saturday, December 09, 2017

Seminar with Hayuta Gurevich: The Return of Dissociation as Absence Within Absence - Presenter: Hayuta Gurevich, MA

Sunday, December 10, 2017

A Workshop with Anton Hart, PhD: Starting with Ourselves: Addressing the Challenges of Diversity Through Openness and Curiosity Instead of Competence - Presenter: Anton Hart, PhD