December 2018 ( download PDF → )
  • Co-Presidents Column: A time for giving and a time for thanks, by Walt Beckman, PhD and Michael Smith, PhD
  • SFCP Campaign Updte: Matching Donation Announcement!, by Susmita Shah, MFT
  • RECOGNITIONS: Steven Goldberg, MD
  • Membership Services Division News, by Meryl Botkin, PhD
  • Readers Corner, by Catherine Witzling, PhD, LCSW

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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, January 09, 2019

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

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

2018 - 2019 Coalition for Clinical Social Work Extension Program: Year Two

Thursday, January 10, 2019

2018 - 2019 Coalition for Clinical Social Work Extension Program: Year One

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Child Colloquium Series: Looking For The Perfect Beat: Therapeutic Beat Making with Today's Future Sound - Presenter: Elliot Gann, PsyD | Discussant: Adam Blum, PsyD

Monday, January 14, 2019

Scientific Meeting: On background assumptions in psychoanalysis: The continuing pursuit for common ground - Presenter: Joseph Caston, MD

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Child Development Program: The Emotional Lives of Preschoolers, Kindergarteners, Their Families and Those Who Care for Them (a monthly study group) - Facilitator: Era A. Loewenstein, PhD

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Members Present: Social Justice on our Southern Border: Psychoanalysts Listening to Parents and Childrens Voices - Presenter: Gilbert Kliman, MD

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Thinking Together about Race & Culture: Ongoing Reflections

Saturday, January 26, 2019

It Takes Two: Psychotherapy with the Older Adult - Presenter: Audrey Kavka, MD

Saturday, February 02, 2019

Dialogues in Contemporary Psychoanalysis: What Helps Couples: A Discussion of Clinical Approaches in Couple Therapy - Presenters: Leora Beinoff, PhD; and Daphne de Marneffe, PhD