Division Reports

Psychoanalytic Education Division News

Psychoanalytic Education Division News

by William C. Glover, PhD, Chair


Policies & Procedures Update

There have been a number of significant changes and clarifications to the policies of the PED in the past year that I want to bring your attention to. Sections of the Policies & Procedures Manual containing the most important changes are posted below, and you can find the complete Manual on our website (http://sf-cp.org/pedmanual).

If you have any questions or comments please contact me.


Dean of Students

Mitch Wilson is our new Dean of Students and we are redefining the Dean’s job on a trial basis for the coming academic year.

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program: Commencement Speech - Cooking and the Art of Psychotherapy

PPTP Graduation Speeches:
Commencement Speech

Cooking and the Art of Psychotherapy

by Elizabeth M. Simpson, LCSW


As I began to think about your graduation and what I might say to you, I found myself thinking about the gratitude I feel for my education in literature, then social work and later psychoanalysis. Pursuing education throughout my life has facilitated a freedom to be creative and to apply all of myself and my psychoanalytic thinking to my clinical work, teaching, program development and leadership.

Today, we celebrate what you have accomplished and all the ways in which you will continue to apply what you have learned and experienced as you move on to the next chapter in your career.

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Graduation, June 14, 2014

PPTP Graduation Speeches

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Graduation, June 14, 2014

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


Introduction to the Program

Good afternoon psychotherapy training graduates and families, students, members of the faculty, Management Team and Board, and all our other guests here today. It is with great pleasure that I welcome all of you to this very special event honoring our 14 fine graduates from the Palo Alto and the SF PPTP’s.

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.


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