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Ninth Annual Robert S. Wallerstein, MD Visiting Scholar Lectureship on Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy

Ninth Annual Robert S. Wallerstein, MD Visiting Scholar Lectureship on Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy

by Mary Susan Hansen, MD


Morris Eagle, PhDThis year’s Wallerstein Visiting Lectureship on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 promises to be another exciting, dynamic and clinically relevant afternoon. Morris Eagle PhD presentation will be entitled “Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: How does it work, why and when does it not work; and where is the evidence?” The presentations will begin with an introduction and moderation by Marc Jacobs. Dr. Eagle’s talks will include clinical material will be followed by an opportunity for questions and answers, and discussions by Dr. Mardi Horowitz and Dr. George Silberschatz.

Tribute for Calvin Settlage, MD

Tribute for Calvin Settlage, M.D.

by Steven Frankel, M.D. & Shahla Chehrazi, M.D.

It will be hard for us who were close to him to get used to a world that doesn't include Cal Settlage. Cal died on November 21, 2013 in a nursing home in Huntsville, Arkansas after a series of strokes. He was born on November 25, 1921 in Waukesha, Wisconsin. His early years are in ways epitomized by stories of accompanying his minister father when he preached at rural churches.

What, you might ask, was a prominent analyst, the previous head of the Child Analysis Division of the American Psychoanalytic Association, the Chairman of the Education Committee of the San Francisco Psychoanalytic Association (now the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis), author of multiple widely quoted articles published in prominent psychoanalytic journals, and sought after lecturer, doing in Huntsville Arkansas?

Report From Safety and Security Committee - December 15, 2013

Report From Safety and Security Committee
December 15, 2013

by Karen Johnson, MD


Message from the Chairman of the Board of Trustees

Message from the Chairman of the Board of Trustees

by Zach Cowan

The autumn of 2013 has been a very active time on the financial and budget front for the Board of Trustees.

We received and discussed our FY 2011 and FY 2012 audit. Although the audit did not indicate serious problems, it did indicate several systemic accounting issues that need to be addressed in order for us all to have a clear understanding of the organization’s fiscal condition. The Board has initiated a plan to address these problems and to revamp our accounting and bookkeeping systems so that they provide the members and the Board with accurate and transparent financial information. I expect that changes to these systems will be completed during the first half of 2014.

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.


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