Division Reports

SFCP New Board of Trustees Members

SFCP New Board of Trustees Members

Dr. Maurice Marcus has updated his bio.

 

Nominating Committee: Michael Donner, PhD, Linda Bartlett, PhD, Audrey Dunn, LCSW, Erik Gann, MD, Tora Hansen, MD

SFCP Business Meeting, June 17, 2014

SFCP Business Meeting , June 17, 2014

by Robin Deutsch, PHD

 

Welcome to the annual membership meeting. Thank you for taking the time to drive down and hear more about the current state of the Center. I also wish to thank an anonymous donor for the generous donation of this evening’s dinner.

The academic year seems to come and go in quite a flurry. It seems such a short time ago that I was addressing this meeting as President-elect, about to be President and now I have completed my three-year term. On June 30, I will step down and Michael Donner will begin his Presidency. I have great confidence in Michael’s abilities and look forward to hearing more about his initiatives during his time in office.

Within the past month, we held two graduations: one for our psychoanalytic candidates and the second, just last Saturday, for the graduates of our two adult psychoanalytic training programs.

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From The Visiting Professor Program

From The Visiting Professor Program
June 2014

 

 

Our 2014 Visiting Professor will be Virginia Ungar, MD, a training and supervising analyst at the Buenos Aires Psychoanalytic Association. She will visit SFCP from November 10th through November 16th.

The Child Development Program: Honoring Era A. Loewenstein, PhD

The Child Development Program: Honoring Era A. Loewenstein, PhD

by Catherine Mallouh, MD

 

Era A. Loewenstein PhD stepped down in March, 2014 from her role as co-chair of the Child Development Program (CDP) after serving as a chair and then as co-chair for 2½ years with Greg Villalba, LCSW Era also stepped down from co-chairing the Preschool Consultation Project (PCP), which she found, chaired and later co-chaired for the past 10 years. The Preschool Consultation Project was conceived by Era Loewenstein with Leslie Banta, the director of the Eureka Learning Center Preschool, in 2004. This year marks Era’s 15 years involvement as a member of the CDP serving in numerous roles including co-chair of the child psychotherapy seminar for two years.

Report from the Curriculum Committee

Report from the Curriculum Committee

by Laurie Case, PhD, Chair

 

The Curriculum Committee will finishing up the year with a final meeting in June. As always, much of the committee's attention has been directed toward the nuts and bolts of the classroom experience. This year we have continued to work to make the transition to the one-day curriculum as smooth as possible, though undeniably there have been a few bumps along the way.

Coalition for Clinical Social Work Launches New Seminar Series

Coalition for Clinical Social Work Launches New Seminar Series

by J. Marc Wallis, LCSW

 

In January of this year, the Coalition for Clinical Social Work (CCSW) launched an 18-week seminar series aimed at early and mid-career social workers interested in deepening their clinical work through psychoanalytic theory and applied psychoanalysis (i.e., on the front lines of social work). Developed by program co-chairs Audrey Dunn, LCSW, and Marc Wallis, LCSW, and advised by CCSW Steering Committee Chair, Elizabeth M. Simpson, LCSW, this curriculum aimed to provide exposure to psychoanalytic approaches relevant to practicing in a wide variety of clinical settings.

The Seasoned Clinicians Program, 2014

The Seasoned Clinicians Program, 2014

by Jan Messer, MFT and Laura Dansky, PhD

 

The Seasoned Clinicians Program is finishing its second year of operation. The first two years of the program covered a wide range of topics that included: transference analysis; therapeutic action, obstacles to change, defense analysis, aging and death, poetry and dreams, attachment and early development, power, suggestion and love in the therapeutic dyad, and the oedipal situation.

San Francisco Psychotherapy Forum 2013-2014

San Francisco Psychotherapy Forum 2013-2014

by Sheena Craig, MFT & Gary Grossman, PhD

 

This was another successful year for the Psychotherapy Forum in San Francisco. Although we had a significant dip in attendance for October and November, after a strong September beginning, the remaining months of the academic year all had a minimum of 10 participants with a substantial increase (24!) for April’s child case presentation.

Membership Division News

Membership Division News

by Meryl Botkin, PhD, Chair

 

It is hard to believe that we are at the end of the 2013-2014 academic year, all of us looking forward to some valued time off this summer and towards an exciting 2014-2015 Fall. I wanted to give everyone a rundown of our year in the Membership Division.

We started the year off with our Annual MIC (Membership Integration Committee) party in the fall to the music of Craig Williams’ band. The MIC party allows all of our membership to meet and talk with others in an informal way; around seventy people attended.

Coming up next fall, on September 13th 2014, the MIC will sponsor our annual party and acknowledge the donors to our building by unveiling our new donor wall. Look for a SAVE THE DATE for the event.

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