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Division Reports

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.

Report from the Psychoanalytic Education Division Outreach Committee

Report from the Psychoanalytic Education Division Outreach Committee

by Margot Beattie, PhD, Shela Fisk, PhD & Gary Grossman, PhD

 

In addition to hosting the February 20th Open House for interested people in the community, the Outreach Committee of the Psychoanalytic Education Division (PED), in collaboration with the SF Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program’s (SF PPTP) Outreach Committee, decided to host smaller programs oriented towards specific groups.

Psychoanalytic Education Division Update

Psychoanalytic Education Division Update

by William Glover, PhD

 

PED Graduation

PED Graduation

by Laurie Case, PhD, Chair, Curriculum Committee

 

On Saturday, May 17, our community gathered to celebrate the graduation of five analysts from SFCP's adult track. Those analysts were Leora Benioff, Jeanne Leary, Kyra Minninger, Sarah Lewis Stadler and Naomi Janowitz. The graduation speaker was Lee Grossman, who graciously agreed to step in for Barbara McSwain. (Happily, Barbara has agreed to speak next year). Dr. Grossman's presentation was full of humor, a send up of the plethora of ideological schisms that have characterized psychoanalysis from its beginning. But laughter aside, or perhaps along side, Dr. Grossman spoke of the way psychoanalysts may cling to theoretical conviction as a way of evading the anxieties inherent in our work—our fear of hurting our patients, our anxiety in the face of uncertainty, an uncertainty which he sees as inevitable and inevitably painful but ultimately crucial.

Palo Alto Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program

Palo Alto Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program

by Dena Sorbo, LCSW, BCD, Program Chair

 

This year has flown by and has been a full one for PAPPTP. In addition to starting our fourth training class of nine, we have had our second Fellowship Year Program and two ongoing case conferences for the PAPPTP community. During the year we also sponsored three workshops for current and alumni PAPPTP members: one preceding the Visiting Professor with Eric Glassgold and Ric Almond; a workshop on Practice Development with Renee Spencer, Maureen Smith Ruffell and Mike Smith and a workshop on the Meanings of Money in clinical work with Mary Jane Otte and Ann Martini.

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Graduation

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Graduation

 

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