• Co-Presidents Column, by Walter Beckman, PhD and Michael K. Smith, PhD
  • The Annual Giving Campaign 2018-2019, by Susmita Shah, MFT
  • RECOGNITIONS: Mary Brady, PhD; and Mali Mann, 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 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, October 16, 2018

South Bay Psychotherapy Forum - Presenter: MaryBeth Lorence, MS, MFT Associate | Discussant: Helen Marlo, PhD

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Introduction to the work of Hayuta Gurevich - Presenter: Stephen Purcell, MD

Monday, October 22, 2018

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

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Post-Graduate Case Discussion with Viviane Chetrit-Vatine, PhD - Case Presenter: Beth Steinberg, PhD | Discussant: Maureen Kurpinsky, 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

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

East Bay Psychotherapy Forum - Case Presenter: Kristian Kemtrup, PhD, MFTI | Discussant: L. Eileen Keller, PhD

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Child Colloquium Series: "Why is everybody all mad at me?" A multifaceted look at a six-year-old with ADHD - Discussants: Stephanie Pass, PhD and Laurie Case, PhD

Monday, November 12, 2018

Visiting Professor Week | Scientific Meeting - Presenter: Hayuta Gurevich, MA | Discussant: Maria Longuemare, MD, PhD

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Visiting Professor Week: South Bay Post-Graduate Clinical Forum - Case Presenter: Roger Karlsson, PhD, ABPP | Discussant: Hayuta Gurevich, MA

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Freud's Bar - Tickling The Unconscious: Psychoanalysis is Everyday Life: Living with a Mind in the World - Presenter: Michael B. Donner, PhD