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Position opening for analyst members: Chair, Low Fee Referral Service

Position opening for analyst members: Chair, Low Fee Referral Service


American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA) Update

American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA) Update

by Gary Grossman, Ph.D., SFCP’s Executive Councilor


Those of you who subscribe to APsaA’s Listservs are aware of the conflicts taking place within our national association. What follows is a brief summary of recent events and the current status within the association. Please keep in mind that this is my personal understanding of the recent history and current state of affairs, and there may be omissions and misunderstandings on my part.

Meet some of the 2013 - 2014 PAPPTP Fellowship Year Students

Meet some of the 2013-2014 PAPPTP Fellowship Year Students
2013-14 PAPPTP Fellowship Year Biographies


Candice Simon
I am an MFT intern living in Palo Alto. I am preparing to submit my hours to qualify for the MFT license exam. I use various therapeutic modalities according to each client's situation, but I believe psychoanalytic therapy is the most important basis to start from.

An Introduction to Claudio Laks Eizirik, M.D. (Part III)

Visiting Professor Week
November 10th through 17th, 2013

An Introduction to Claudio Laks Eizirik, M.D. (Part III)
In their own words: Claudio Eizirik, Madeleine Baranger, and WIlly Baranger
by Eric Glassgold, M.D., Visiting Professor Program Co-Chair

In the 1930‘s and 1940s, a wave of German, Austrian and Eastern European immigrants arrived in both North and South America. But in the 1950's and 1960's only South America experienced a "British Invasion.” In response to this British influence, South American analysts began to assimilate Kleinian perspectives. South American analysts also grappled with psychoanalytic influences from France and Southern Europe, especially Lacan's.

Says' Who?: Evidence, Fact, Belief in Clinical Psychoanalysis

Says’ Who? : Evidence, Fact, Belief in Clinical Psychoanalysis

by Mitchell Wilson, M.D.


SFCP, along with PINC, hosted a conference on October 19 and 20 that engaged the question of the nature of clinical evidence. This conference was sponsored by the IPA’s Committee on Clinical Research. We had over 50 people on Saturday and about 30 on Sunday. Most felt this conference was unusual and exciting because it dealt with an issue that is rarely discussed explicitly The quality of audience participation was especially high. Apropos of the title of the conference, “Says Who? ”, we hoped to minimize the usual issues of authority that often dominate large proceedings of this kind.

SFCP Profit and Loss July 2012 - 2013

SFCP Profit and Loss July 2012-2013

by Jeff Miller, Chief Operating Officer

The P&L shown below is the initial report for the fiscal year 2012-2013 that ended on June 30, 2013.  An audited version will be available later in this fiscal year.  We continue to operate a very tight budget and cash flow.  The majority of the net profit we show is the result of unpaid grant expenses to one of the Windholz Research Fund grantees.  This year we relied less on endowment funds to balance our budget taking $15K less than in the previous fiscal year. Without those funds and the funds SFCP receives for management of various funds in our investment portfolio we would be operating at a deficit.  The taking of these funds decreases our assets. I am working with the leadership to find ways to increase income and decrease expenses and end our dependency on our endowment to supplement operations.

SFCP Safety Protocols

SFCP Safety Protocols

by Jeff Miller, Chief Operating Officer

Suspects look for crimes of opportunity and certain personal safety measures can be followed to minimize your chances of becoming a victim. On the street and entering or leaving the building these are:

Safety and Numbers

Safety and Numbers

By Zach Cowan, Chair, Board of Trustees

As you know, in light of recent concerns about security at 444 Natoma, the BOT has decided to hire a security guard through mid-December while a more sustainable and effective security plan is developed.

A number of members have asked why the BOT did not decide to keep a security guard for a longer period, given the status of the endowment and the success of the capital campaign.

Thank you for asking.

SFCP Business Meeting June 2013

SFCP Business Meeting June 2013

by Robin Deutsch, Ph.D.

The academic year seems to come and go in quite a flurry. We are at the end of our first year in our new building. Last year at the business meeting, we had raised half the amount of funds we needed and now we have brought our capital campaign to a successful conclusion. 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 the second of my three-year term. 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. I’d like to bring you up to date on Management Team issues. The Management Team meets monthly to review and plan for the functioning of the Center. I’d like to highlight a few of this year’s decisions:

SFCP 2013 Election and Candidates Statements

SFCP Analyst Members and Candidates, last month, everyone should have received a ballot for this year’s election. The ballot includes three candidates: one position of President-Elect and two positions of Analyst-at-Large on our Board of Trustees. If you have already voted, thank you! If not, please send in your ballot by June 14, 2013. Below are the candidates’ statements.

Michael Donner, Ph.D.
Although running unopposed, I am pleased to have this opportunity to introduce myself as a candidate for President-Elect.


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