• President's Message, by Michael Donner, PhD
  • Membership Services Division News, by Meryl Botkin, PhD
  • 2017 PPTP / PAPPTP Graduates
  • SFCP Community Members Mentoring Program
  • Library News, by Eric Rosen, MLIS
  • RECOGNITIONS: Mali Mann, MD and Mary Brady, PhD

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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, September 06, 2017

2017 - 2018 Child Psychotherapy Training Program: Infancy and Early Childhood

Friday, September 08, 2017

2017 - 2018 San Francisco Yearlong Program: The Self Under Seige: From Within and Without

Friday, September 08, 2017

2017 - 2018 East Bay Yearlong Program: Psychoanalysis and Modern Life: Politics, Culture, Race, Gender, and Attacks on Thinking

Saturday, September 09, 2017

ENMITY AND EMPATHY: A Community Conversation with Arlie Russell Hochschild, PhD

Monday, September 11, 2017

San Francisco Psychoanalytic Student Seminars: Social Work in Community Settings: How Theory Supports Effective Alliances

Monday, September 11, 2017

Scientific Meetings: Starvation and "The Dead Baby" - Presenter: Alice Jones, MD | Discussant: L. Kathy Waller, MD

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Child Colloquium Series: Healing Trauma: Children and their Family in Simultaneous Treatment - Presenters/Discussants: Louis Roussel, PhD; Jessica Herbold, PhD; Gregory Villalba, LCSW and Kiernan Warble, LCSW

Friday, September 22, 2017

Psychoanalytic Grand Rounds at Stanford: Six Discoveries about Emotions over Fifty-Five Years: Implications for Psychoanalysis - Presenter: Paul Ekman, PhD | Interviewed by: Nathan M. Szajnberg, MD

Friday, September 22, 2017

2017 - 2018 San Francisco Continuous Case Conference

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Post-Graduate Clinical Forum: Getting from Here to There: From Consultation to the Couch: a workshop on initiating psychoanalysis for graduate analysts - Case Presenter: Sarah Stadler, MD

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