December 2019 ( download PDF → )
  • Co-Presidents Column: GRATITUDE (WITH SOME NOTES ON HAPPINESS), by Walt Beckman, PhD and Michael K. Smith, PhD
  • SFCP November Board Meeting Highlights, by Paul Sorbo, LCSW
  • Annual Giving Campaign 2019-2020, by Susmita Shah, MFT
  • Update from Nominating and Governance Committee of BOT, 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 for continuing education credit to mental health professionals upon approval of membership.  Outreach programs may also be found on our calendar.  These events are free and offer no continuing education credit and are open to the general public.  In addition, SFCP maintains a 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, January 08, 2020

2019 - 2020 Coalition for Clinical Social Work: Social Work Practice: Foundations of Clinical Work With Clients - Year Two

Wednesday, January 08, 2020

Psychoanalytic Student Seminars: Promoting Depth and Analytic Process in Psychotherapy with Patients in Internship and Clinical Settings - Instructor: Beth Steinberg, PhD

Thursday, January 09, 2020

2019 - 2020 Coalition for Clinical Social Work: Social Work Practice: Foundations of Clinical Work With Clients - Year One

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Child Colloquium Series: Film Event: Shoplifters, a film by Hirokazu Kore-eda - Presenter: Reyna Cowan, PsyD, LCSW

Monday, January 13, 2020

Scientific Meeting: Braving the Erotic Field in the Treatment of Adolescents and Adults - Presenter: Mary Brady, PhD | Discussant: Dianne Elise, PhD

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Online Forensic Training Seminars: Psychological Trauma Seen Through A Psychoanalytic Lens - Instructors: Gilbert Kliman, MD; and Maureen Katz, MD

Friday, January 24, 2020

A Poetic interpretation of Klein: On Hezy Leskly’s poem “Goodbye Party” as an embodiment of Klein’s paper; the subject - Presenter: Orit Weksler, MFT

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Dialogues in Contemporary Psychoanalysis: DOES THE BODY HAVE A MIND? FROM FREUD TO BION - Presenter: Robert Oelsner, MD | Discussant: Holly Gordon, DMH

Saturday, February 01, 2020

Child Colloquium Series: Alienation and Cultural Factors: Male Immigrants Coping with Dislocation and Loss - Presenter: Robert Tyminski, DMH | Discussant: Gregory Villalba, LCSW

Monday, February 03, 2020

Scientific Meeting