Since its formation seventy years ago by American and European analysts, the SFCP has been an able and avant-garde member organization of the American and International Psychoanalytic Associations. As it has undergone continuing self-study and evolution in each decade, it now arrives in the 21st Century as a model for contemporary psychoanalytic training — offering a full vision of educational development for psychoanalysts-to-be.
A program that rests on the traditional three pillars of psychoanalytic education: seminars in clinical work and theory, supervision of analytic cases, and personal psychoanalysis, to which we add a fourth pillar — the serious cultivation of critical thinking with a focus on evidence and logical coherence.
- Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training
Extension Education / Other Programs
- Dialogues in Contemporary Psychoanalysis
- Scientific Meetings
- Child Colloquium Series
- San Francisco Psychotherapy Forum
- East Bay Psychotherapy Forum
- South Bay Psychotherapy Forums
- Opera on the Couch
- Poetry and Psychoanalysis
- Psychoanalytic Grand Rounds at Stanford
- San Francisco Psychoanalytic Student Seminars
- Theory Forums
- Peninsula Psychoanalytic Student Seminars
- 09/28/2013 - 09/29/2013 Special Joint Program with UCL, CCM and SFCP: Unconscious Phantasy
- 10/07/2013 The Scandalized History of the Freudian Homosexual
- 10/19/2013 - 10/20/2013 Special Joint Program with IPA, PINC and SFCP: "Says Who?" Evidence, Fact and Belief in Clinical Psycho
- 10/26/2013 The Woody Donovan Memorial Film Program
Claudio Eizirik, M.D., a Training and Supervising Analyst from Porto Alegre, Brazil will be the SFCP 2013 Visiting Professor.
Dr. Eizirik is a much sought after supervisor by Brazilian, Argentnian and South American psychoanalysts and is equally well known for his warm affable style as a teacher. He is especially interested in the work of Wilfred Bion. His clinical framework also integrates influences of Betty Joseph and the London Contemporary Kleinians, as well as the Barangers, Antonino Ferrro and other field theorists. Dr. Eizrik further credits a deep love for reading fiction and poetry with helping him stay in touch with his counter-transferential experiences. Look for more detailed information about this November’s Visiting Professor programs in late August on the SFCP Visiting Professor webpages and in our September newsletter.
- Outreach Programs
- Says' Who?: Evidence, Fact, Belief in Clinical Psychoanalysis, by Mitchell Wilson, M.D.
- Wallerstein Report, by Nathan M. Szajnberg, M.D.
- An Introduction to Claudio Laks Eizirik, M.D. (Part III)
- Palo Alto Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program, by Dena Sorbo, LCSW, Program Chair
- Meet some of the 2013 - 2014 PAPPTP Fellowship Year Students
- Please meet two more PAPPTP Students
- CORRECTION: Efrat Arar-Sheba, MSW
- The Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Education Division, by John Jemerin, Chair and Beth Steinberg, Ph.D., Outreach Chair
- East Bay Yearlong Extension Program, by David Socholitzky, Ph.D., Chair
- News from the SF Yearlong Program, by Patricia Marra, M.F.T. and Meryl Botkin, Ph.D.
- News from the Admissions Committee, by Christina Halsey, Ph.D. and Elizabeth Mayer, M.D., Co-Chairs
- COCAP/IPA, Prague, Meeting, July 31st, 2013, by Mali Mann, M.D.
- The Stories We Tell Ourselves, by Richard Tuch, M.D.
- Dialogues 2013 - 2014, by Henry Markman, M.D. and Julie Ruskin, Ph.D.
- ChildColloquium & ChildDevelopmentProgram Joint Event: "Now I Am A Real Kid": A Psychoanalytic Treatment of a Young Autistic Boy
The SFCP Library was established to serve the members and candidates of the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis, and to educate other mental health professionals and the public at large on the discipline of psychoanalysis. The library collection holds books, journals and other materials for the study of psychoanalysis in theoretical, applied and clinical applications. Library services include, but are not limited to, acquisition of books.
The Library belongs to national and regional networks:
- The National Library of Medicine;
- The National California and Nevada Medical Library Group;
- San Francisco Bay Area Libraries Network;
- Northern California Consortium of Psychological Libraries;
- The Freeshare Group at the National Libary of Medicine.
Community Membership at SFCP
Community Membership is a new category of membership at SFCP established in 2008 that was created to enrich and broaden the Center by inviting psychoanalytic psychotherapists in the Bay Area to join SFCP. We welcome mental health clinicians and students of all disciplines and levels of experience into our Community Membership.