Division Reports

Visiting Professor Week with Virginia Ungar, MD of the Buenos Aires Psychoanalytic Association: Some Themes and Mysteries

Visiting Professor Week with Virginia Ungar, MD of the Buenos Aires Psychoanalytic Association

by Eric Glassgold, PhD


Some Themes and Mysteries

Donald Meltzer’s and Meg Harris Williams’ prose style in The Apprehension of Beauty resembles that of a Charles Dickens short story, one of The Boz Sketches, or “A Message from the Sea”. Consider this section from Chapter 2, the focus of the upcoming Professor’s Choice Program on Wednesday, November 12th:

Library News: New Staff Members for the Library

Library News

by Eric Rosen, MLIS, Librarian


New Staff Members for the Library

After many months of running the library solo, two new workers have joined the SFCP Library. Taking the position of Library Assistant is Gregory Borman; the position of Intern for fall 2014 and possibly 2015 will be filled by Jennifer Woo.

Here are their biographical descriptions:

Palo Alto Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program News

Palo Alto Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program News

by Neil Brast, MD


For 2014-15, the Palo Alto Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program has a new Fellowship Year I class. These ten join the students in our Two Year Program and the fellows from last year who continue in our Fellowship Year II.

Please meet the new Fellowship Year 1 class:

Colleen D. Cunningham, MA, LMFT

Dialogues in Contemporary Psychoanalysis Report: September 20, 2014

Dialogues in Contemporary Psychoanalysis Report: September 20, 2014

by Amy Torchia, PsyD


“Oedipus in Brooklyn: Rethinking Freud on Women, Watching Lena Dunham's "Girls”

Presenter: Lisa Buchberg, DMH
Discussants: Elizabeth Bradshaw, PsyD and Joseph Lavery, PhD
Moderator: Mitchell Wilson, MD

On September 20, 2014 at the SFCP, Lisa Buchberg, DMH presented her paper entitled “Oedipus in Brooklyn: Rethinking Freud on Women, Watching Lena Dunham's "Girls” published in the Psychoanalytic Quarterly January 2014 issue. There were approximately 100 people in attendance.

Faculty Committee News

Faculty Committee News

by Elizabeth Biggart, PhD


Faculty Committee Member Recruitment

The Faculty Committee is looking to add at least two new members to our ranks. We are interested in recruiting both a candidate and a faculty member. Committee members are expected to help achieve the objectives outlined below. If you are interested in discussing membership on the Faculty Committee, please contact either Elizabeth Biggart 650-322-1975 or Peter Goldberg 510-527-4854, Faculty Committee Co-Chairs.

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.

Message from the Board Chair

Message from the Board Chair

by Zach Cowan


The Formation of an ad hoc Transition Committee

I'd like to add a little bit of additional context to the discussion in the President’s message about the Board's recent decision to form an ad hoc Transition Committee.

At its October meeting, after a great deal of thoughtful discussion, the Board took three significant actions.




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Faculty Announcements

Faculty Announcements

by Diane Donnelly, PhD, Faculty Committee


SFCP would like to welcome the following individuals who were recently appointed to the faculty:

Roger Karlsson, PhD—Active Faculty. Teaching interests: mentalization based treatment, Psychotherapy Research, Kleinian and Neo-Kleinian theory and application

Catherine Mallouh, MD—Active Faculty. Teaching interests: gender, female psychology, Winnicott, countertransference, analytic technique with patients of different levels of disturbance

Kyra Minninger, MD—Active Faculty. Teaching interests: contemporary Klein, how unconscious phantasy is evidenced in the analytic relationship

PPTP Students, 2014 - 2015

PPTP Students, 2014 – 2015


Board of Trustees Update

Board of Trustees Update

By Maurice G. Marcus, MD


Maurice G. Marcus, MDThe bio in last month’s Newsletter introducing me as a new board member outlined my “extracurricular activities”. I am submitting this updated bio so that newer members can get a picture of who I am and what experiences at the SFCP qualify me, as Analyst-at-Large, to represent them, as well as all members.


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