September 2017 ( download PDF → )
  • Co-Presidents' Message, by Walter Beckman, PhD and Michael K. Smith, PhD
  • Message from the Executive Director, by Marian Banks-Nickleberry, MA
  • Membership Services Division News, by Meryl Botkin, PhD
  • PED Update 2017-2018, by Gary Grossman, PhD
  • 2017 Adult and Child Psychoanalytic Graduates
  • From Our Readers: Reflections from the IPA Congress 2017, Buenos Aires: Intimacy, Witnessing, Rising Up, by William Glover, PhD
  • A Remembrance of Myrna Frankel, by Meryl Botkin, PhD
  • Mildred Ash Kohn, October 10, 1921 - July 26, 2017, by  Herbert Weiner, PhD
  • Library News, by Eric Rosen, MLIS
  • Reader's Corner: The Children of the Chateau de la Hille, reviewed by Nathan Szajnberg, MD
  • From the Seasoned Clinicians Program: Co-Chair Change for the Seasoned Clinicians Program
  • RECOGNITIONS: Mary Brady, PhD; Robin Deutsch, PhD; Mali Mann, MD; Jan Messer, MFT and Mitchell Wilson, MD

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SFCP 75th Anniversary Gala

SFCP 75th Anniversary Gala

Saturday, October 7th  |  6pm
Intercontinental Hotel, 888 Howard Street, San Francisco

We invite you to celebrate our 75th anniversary (1942 - 2017) of SFPI&S and SFCP.  This year marks the start of our celebration of the achievements of a small group of psychoanalysts three quarters of a century ago who started a psychoanalytic study group that became a foundation for clinical training and treatment in San Francisco. We have many things to celebrate: we are at home in our new building, we have a board range of well-attended programs that indicate a growing interest in psychoanalysis in the Bay Area, and we have made strides towards financial stability, together with providing a focus for the future, and charting a bold new direction.

During this year we will be looking back at our history.  We will be featuring a series of interviews in our SFCP Newsletters with members who were active in the Center (or Institute) at different times over the course of the last 75 years, in order to present a picture of its history and development.

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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, October 04, 2017

East Bay Psychotherapy Forum - Presenter: Julia Conant, PsyD | Discussant: Michael Donner, PhD

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

CCSW Clinical Evening Series: Poison into Medicine: Trauma, Transformation and Activism - Presenters: Joe Calderon and Louie Hammonds, Sr.

Thursday, October 05, 2017

San Francisco Psychotherapy Forum - Discussant: Erin Mullin, PhD

Saturday, October 07, 2017

Dialogues in Contemporary Psychoanalysis: The Psychoanalytic Imperative to Confront Environmental Injustice and Climate Change: The Cases of Flint, Michigan, and Standing Rock - Presenters: Maureen Katz, MD and Ray Poggi, MD

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Freud's Bar - Tickling The Unconscious: "What were they thinking?!" Freud's Insights into Group Psychology - Presenter: Charles Fisher, MD

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

San Francisco Psychoanalytic Student Seminars: Beginning Treatment - Instructor: Bronwen Lemmon, LMFT

Monday, October 16, 2017

Haskell Norman Prize for Excellence in Psychoanalysis | Scientific Meeting: Embodied Memory — Finding the Body in the Mind - Presenter: Marianne Leuzinger-Bohleber, PhD

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

South Bay Psychotherapy Forum

Friday, October 27, 2017

Psychoanalytic Grand Rounds at Stanford: Working with Delinquents (from Aichhorn to Today) - Presenter: Hans Steiner, MD

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Dialogues in Contemporary Psychoanalysis: Walls, Borders, Boundaries: An Interdisciplinary Inquiry - Presenters: Mary Margaret McClure, DMH, Rachael Peltz, PhD and Jeff Prager, PhD

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