Important Announcement


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.



Graduation Ceremony & Celebration • Saturday May 17, 2014

by Laurie Case, PhD & Gary Grossman, PhD


We 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 2014 speaker is SFCP faculty member and Training Analyst, Barbara McSwain, LCSW. A champagne and hors d'oeuvres reception will follow the ceremony.

fang_01.pngThe Graduation Dinner Celebration begins at 6:30 at Fang Restaurant.

American Psychoanalytic Association, Meetings in New York—January 17, 2014

American Psychoanalytic Association, Meetings in New York—January 17, 2014

Summary of Curriculum Workshop

Moderator: Mary Margaret McClure, DMH
Panelists: Laurie Case, PhD, Victor Bonfilio, PhD, Maureen Murphy, PhD, Peter Goldberg, PhD




Peer consultation group forming for experienced clinicians. Meet weekly. Please contact Audrey Dunn, LCSW, (415-751-3267) or Michael Pastor, PhD, MFT (415-333-5039) if interested.

Audrey Dunn
Community member and Board member

Mali Mann, MD, would like to invite all of you to participate in the first interactive discussion taking place on the International Psychoanalytical Association's website. The topic is “New Families”. We will be discussing how changes in the scientific and cultural spheres have created a new family environment for children that raises many questions for all of us.

In Memorium

In Memorium

by James Storm, MD


It is with great sadness I report that our teacher, supervisor, mentor, colleague and friend Joseph Afterman, MD, died on the morning of February 7, 2014.

Dr. Afterman was born in Chicago on November 28, 1925. He served in the navy as a communications officer in the Pacific during World War II, shipped out from San Francisco, and was determined to return here, which he did after graduating from medical school at the University of Chicago, Class of 1951. He interned at Mt. Zion, did a residency at Menlo Park VA hospital and at Mt Zion, and then did his adult and child analytic training at SFPI. He was on the staff at Mt. Zion, where he taught classes and supervised residents until the hospital closed. In addition to his work at Mt. Zion, he taught and supervised in child analysis at SFPI until his retirement.


Charming attic psychotherapy office (approx. 415 sq. ft.) in converted well-maintained North Berkeley Victorian, close to Bart and the Gourmet Ghetto. Rent $1,100/month includes utilities. Fully air conditioned office, has 2 skylights, plus eastern and western exposure. Ask for Gigi 510-549-3534.

East Bay: Albany Individual office in a professional building of mental health practitioners. Parking available in rear of building. Handicap accessible, elevator, public transportation, access to freeway (highway 80/580). Soundproof, signal light system in waiting room/office. Available Tuesday and/or Friday (all day with no restrictions). $165/day.
Contact: Dr. Sheila Zarb-Harper 510 414 6820

Training in Transference Focused Psychotherapy for Borderline and Narcissistic Personality Disorders

Training in Transference Focused Psychotherapy for
Borderline and Narcissistic Personality Disorders


Columbia Psychoanalytic Center full-year course

Instructors: Eve Caligor, MD and Frank Yeomans, MD, PhD.

This course provides training in an evidence-based form of psychoanalytic psychotherapy developed for the treatment of severe personality disorders with the aim of helping those patients achieve structural change. The course is fully described in the link below.

Tuesdays from September 2014 through June 2015 from 1pm to 2pm Pacific Time
The course takes place by internet.

For more information, please call Frank Yeomans at 212-213-3677 or click on this link to the Columbia Psychoanalytic Center

News from the Child Analysis Congress: January 13 &14, 2014, Waldorf Astoria, New York City

News from the Child Analysis Congress
January 13 &14, 2014, Waldorf Astoria, New York City

by Mali Mann, MD, Chair of North American Committee of Child and Adolescent Psychoanalysis (NA-COCAP)


As an attempt to follow up with the formation of the BOPS Subcommittee on an integrated Child/ Adolescent/ Adult Curriculum, the first child Congress was organized on Jan13-14 before the APsaA Winter meeting. Dr. Charles Park opened the conference on the afternoon of Jan13, discussing the mandate that was aimed at developing an integrated child/ adolescent/adult curriculum, which institutes affiliated with APsaA can use as a model for facilitating child and adolescent psychoanalytic training. Such an integrated curriculum helps candidates to train simultaneously in both child and adult analysis. It would promote the practice of child and adolescent psychoanalysis through candidates’ exposure to the value of child work.


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