Meet Your Board!
by L. Eileen Keller, Ph.D.
I am a psychoanalyst member of the Board. I came to (then) SFPI in 1994, having realized at 42 that I was not too old for psychoanalytic training! It was a long wait from earning my doctorate in 1980, through the law suit against the IPA and the APsaA, finally settled around 1990, that permitted the clinical training of non-medical mental health professionals. I am amazed at how much we have changed since then: from adding “Society” to our title, to becoming a Center, to our move to a cutting edge San Francisco neighborhood after being nomads for years. I love psychoanalysis and I love our organization, despite my eyes wide open understanding of our chronic difficulties achieving a complex mission. I (speaking as an individual) have my dreams of our future: financial stability, respectful employment of staff, including fiscal respect, increased visibility in the community through service and intellectual engagement. What are your dreams for SFCP?
I would love to hear from you. I know many of our members, but many of you I do not know personally. I hope you will call and talk to me about what you want to see in our Board leadership.