Division Reports

Book Review: A Girl's Childhood: Psychological Development, Social Change, and the Yale Child Study Center

Book Review
A Girl’s Chilhood: Psychological Development, Social Change,
and the Yale Child Study Center,

edited by Linda C. Mayes and Stephen Lassonde


In 1950, the Director of the Yale Child Study Center, Milton Senn, M.D., a psychoanalytically trained pediatrician, received a grant from the Commonwealth Fund to conduct the Yale Longitudinal Study of the Child. The study was ambitious in its scope and purpose: To learn about child development and to make predictions about personality development from data gleaned from pre-natal and pediatric visits, nursery-school observation, home visits and the psychoanalytic treatments that study subjects and their parents were offered when clinically indicated.

Newsletter Committee News

Newsletter Committee News

by Lynda Connelly, Newsletter Publisher

During the summer the staff will be updating the Roster. Aaron Chow will be asking for contact information updates and I will be doing the same for the various committees, their chairs and members. I will also be doing some research as to the various programs and who we can reach out to in order to gain a wider audience and attendance for these events. I have spoken to several committee chairs as to their thoughts on outreach and I would appreciate input from other members as to where I should look for this information. I expect the summer months to be unusually busy and many projects need my full attention and I want to be able to give all divisions and committee chairs extended attention now that I feel more knowledgeable about the Center and the Membership.

Faculty Committee News

Faculty Committee News

by Diane Donnelly, PhD, Faculty Committee Member


SFCP would like to welcome Suzanne Klein, PhD, who was recently appointed to the faculty. Her teaching interests include working with trauma, transference/countertransference, therapeutic action and object relations.

Graduation Address for the Psychotherapy Training Program - May 9, 2015

Graduation Address for the Psychotherapy Training Programs – May 9, 2015

by Cheryl Y. Goodrich, PhD


Was it Analytic?!

Since tomorrow is Mother’s Day, I’d like to dedicate this talk to my mother-in-law, Dorris Goodrich, who in her 96th year recently helped me with a draft of this talk. Her endless curiosity and love of learning will always inspire me.

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Graduation

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Graduation

Introduction to the Program

by Beth Steinberg, PhD, Chair, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Education Division


Before I introduce our commencement speaker, I would like to briefly share some thoughts with you about the context and significance of today’s wonderful event, using some of my favorite words from Donald Winnicott for inspiration.

SFCP Community Members Mentoring Program

SFCP Community Members Mentoring Program


SFCP offers free mentoring from September 2015 - June 2016 to Community Members who want to discuss developing as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist, areas of theory that are of interest, or available resources and programs. Mentors meet one time per month with mentees for the academic year. We love to help you and hope you reach out!

To apply for this program, please visit the SFCP Community Members Mentoring Program webpage.

We hope to hear from you!
Holly Gordon, Hilary Foster and Sunny Kuegle, co-chairs

Ethics and Impairment Committee News

Ethics and Impairment Committee News

by Robert L. Friend, EIC member


The Ethics and Impairment Committee, in conjunction with the Membership Integration Committee, put on a follow-up workshop on drawing up a professional will on February 28, 2015. Peter Goldberg presented his experience of figuring out how to handle a colleague’s practice who died without having a professional will. Many of the issues that Dr. Goldberg faced are those that need to be considered when drawing up such a will. He had to devise a way of contacting patients and offering for them to be seen by an analyst for consultation around the death and possibly making a referral. This involved calling on colleagues to be available, and developing a specifically transitional consultative role to help the patients consider their options for further treatment.

Visiting Professor Week with Dominique Scarfone: Fall seminars and readings to prepare for his visit

Visiting Professor week with Dominique Scarfone:

Fall seminars and readings to prepare for his visit

by Eric Glassgold, MD, Co-Chair, Visiting Professor Committee


Dominique Scarfone, MD, a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Montréal Psychoanalytic Institute, will be the 2015 SFCP Visiting Professor. He will visit San Francisco from November 9th through November 16th.

Faculty Committee News

Faculty Committee News

by Elizabeth Biggart, PhD, Committee Co-Chair

Function of the Faculty Committee

The Faculty Committee represents the Faculty in the educational mission of the Center. The Committee’s primary task is to support and promote the educational efforts and intellectual pursuits of the Faculty. The following are functions or subcommittees of the Faculty Committee.

Revised April, 2015

Faculty Support Network Referral List

Faculty Support Network Referral List

The Faculty Committee is happy to announce a member to member support network for psychoanalytic teaching. Below is list with names of faculty available for pedagogical consultation to fellow SFCP faculty members and areas of specific experience. The goal of this resource is to offer teaching support on a case-by-case basis. This resource will operate confiden-tially, will not make reports or play a role in decisions taken by curriculum committees or other decision-making bodies in the Center. For general questions or if you would like to be included on this resource list you may contact Celeste Schneider at 415-358-2881, or e-mail celesteschnei@yahoo.com.



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