Important Announcement

Message from the Executive Director

Message from the Executive Director

by Marian Banks-Nickleberry, MS, LMSW



Do you like to Spend other people’s money?

Does the thought of Galas, 5-K Runs , Bake Sales and Golf Tournaments make you smile?

Than serving on the SFCP Development/Fundraising committee may be just the thing for YOU.

Message from the Board Chair

Message from the Board Chair

by Zach Cowan


Update on the Transition Process

This is an exciting time for SFCP as we move towards having a permanent executive director. The Board and its executive director search committee have begun in earnest on the search process. The purpose of this message is to bring members up to date and give you some idea of what the process will look like. The members of the search committee are:

Zach Cowan, Michael Donner, Erik Gann , Kavoos Bassiri, Jessica Areen, Neil Talkofff, Clara Kwun, Walt Beckman



Graduation Ceremony & Celebration • Saturday May 30, 2014

by Laurie Case, PhD & Gary Grossman, PhD


Fang RestaurantWe are writing to invite all of our members and candidates to join together in celebration of this year’s graduates from SFCP’s Psychoanalytic Training Program. The ceremony begins at 4:00pm in the Center’s auditorium. Our 2015 speaker is Barbara McSwain, LCSW, a beloved SFCP Training & Supervising Analyst who retired last year. A champagne and hors d'oeuvres reception will follow the ceremony.

Message from the Chair, Board of Trustees

Message from the Chair, Board of Trustees

by Zach Cowan, Chair, on behalf of SFCP Board of Trustees


Dear Members,

We thought it might be a good idea to give you all a brief update on what your Board of Trustees is up to.

Greetings and Happy New Year from Beth and the Staff

Greetings and Happy New Year from Beth and the Staff

By Beth Schecter, Interim Executive Director


I always love the New Year since it feels like we get a chance for a fresh start. Of course I continue to look at how SFCP is doing organizationally and reporting my findings to the board. I feel we are making progress on many things, including getting more organized with our processes and finances. Here are some of the things we are working on that I wanted you to know.

Introducing our Interim Executive Director

Introducing our Interim Executive Director


Dear Friends and Colleagues,

I am very pleased to tell you that we have hired Beth Schecter, MPH, MBA to serve as our Interim Executive Director. Zach and I considered numerous well qualified candidates before deciding on Beth. Not only is she a highly skilled professional with a lot of experience, we believe that she will be a good fit and asset for our organization in this transition.

Beth has over 25 years of management experience and has served as an Interim or Executive Director to a wide variety of nonprofit organizations. These include the East Bay Agency for Children, Hillel at Stanford, the Organization for Refuge, Asylum and Migration, Jewish Family and Children’s Services and the Edgewood Center for Children & Families.


Scientific Meeting, April 13, 2014

by Eric Glassgold, MD



Patrick Miller, a Parisian psychoanalyst, will visit our psychoanalytic center over the weekend of April 11th and give the Windholz Memorial Lecture on Sunday evening, April 13th at 6:00PM. Dr. Miller is a founding member and past president of La Société Psychanalytique de Recherche et de Formation (The Society for Psychoanalytic Research and Training), France’s newest IPA affiliated psychoanalytic society.

Visiting Professor Week Schedule

SFCP Visiting Professor Week

Claudio Laks Eizirik, M.D.

November 11th through 17th

Our Visiting Professor is Claudio Laks Eizirik, a Training and Supervising Analyst from the Porto Alegre Institute for Psychoanalysis, Brazil. Dr. Eizirik is a well known and popular teacher and supervisor throughout Latin America, author of numerous articles and books, and former president of the IPA and the Association of Latin American Psychoanalysts (FEPAL).

Incoming Candidates Class

Incoming Candidates Class

We have a class of 5 talented candidates beginning psychoanalytic training this fall. Those candidates are:

  • Kirsten Beuthin, LMFT
  • Robert Eskuchen, MD
  • Joel Benjamin Goldstone, MFT
  • Rebecca Schwartz, PhD
  • Gregory Villalba, LCSW

A welcome introducing them to the community was not ready in time for the September newsletter but will be in the October newsletter.

Sacramento joins San Francisco

Sacramento joins San Francisco

by Susan Boulware, PhD

Mission Statement:

The Sacramento Psychoanalytic Society is a group dedicated to the study and advancement of Psychoanalytic thought in the Sacramento area.


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