• Co-Presidents Column: The Co-President's Tale, by Walt Beckman, PhD and Michael Smith, PhD
  • Annual Giving Campaign UPdate, by Susmita Shah, MFT
  • Extension Education Programs Division Update, by Kirsten Beuthin, LMFT
  • Membership Services Division Update, by Meryl Botkin, PhD
  • APsaA Update, by Gary Grossman, PhD
  • PED Update, by Gary Grossman, PhD
  • Ken Eisold Consultation, by Steven Goldberg, 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

Wednesday, May 01, 2019

East Bay Psychotherapy Forum - Case Presenter: Brett Penfil, MFT | Discussant: Erin Mullin, PhD

Saturday, May 04, 2019

Poetry & Psychoanalysis: A Program on Protest Poems

Wednesday, May 08, 2019

CCSW Clinical Evening Series: When the Containers (Don’t) Hold: Fighting for Transformative Opportunities in Prisons - Presenters: Montrell Dorsey; Elizabeth Kita, PhD, LCSW; and Keith Wattley, JD

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Psychoanalytic Education Division Graduation Ceremony & Dinner Celebration - Graduation Speaker: Sandra Bemesderfer, PhD

Monday, May 13, 2019

The Milton Lozoff, MD Memorial Lecture | Scientific Meeting: Creating Meaning Within the Rules of the Game: Psychoanalysis as Playful Rite to Manage Intimacy - Presenter: Stanley Coen, MD | Discussant: J. Marc Wallis, LCSW

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Special Event: “She was what he had missed”: On the Loss of Women — An Evening with Psychoanalytic Torah Scholar Avivah Zornberg - Presenter: Avivah Zornberg, PhD

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

South Bay Psychotherapy Forum - Presenter: Loretta Abbott, PsyD | Discussant: Terrance McLarnan, MFT

Wednesday, June 05, 2019

East Bay Psychotherapy Forum - Case Presenter: Jeffrey Suiter, PsyD | Discussant: Karim Dajani, PsyD, MFT

Monday, June 10, 2019

Scientific Meeting: Laplanche and Pontalis: Afterwords…After Words…Afterwards - Presenters: Ania Wertz, PhD, PsyD and Michael Levin, PsyD

Friday, September 06, 2019

2019 - 2020 East Bay Yearlong Program: Essential Food For Our Minds And Work: Our Life And World