Important Announcement

Recommendation for Proposed Structure Model to be considered by the Transition Committee

Recommendation for Proposed Structure Model to be considered by the Transition Committee

by Catherine Witzling, PhD, LCSW, Newsletter Editor


It is probably well known to our readers that in the wake of the departure of our Chief Operating Officer Jeff Miller, a Transition Committee has been formed, charged with considering the way SFCP functions and potentially suggesting improvements. We are including a summary of material, with relevant quotes, that appeared in a hyperlink to the President’s Message last month, so that members who don’t follow hyperlinks can see and understand the changes proposed by the Transition Committee. We are taking our lead from the Committee, which has said that these significant changes “should be discussed carefully.”

Visiting Professor 2014

Visiting Professor, 2014

by Eric Glassgold, MD


The 2014 SFCP Visiting Professor Program with Virginia Ungar from Buenos Aires welcomes All Members of the Bay Area Psychoanalytic Community

From November 10th through 16th, Virginia Ungar, our 2014 Visiting Professor, will offer a series of papers, clinical consultations, discussions of infant observation as well as a close reading and discussion of Donald Meltzer’s theoretical contributions regarding aesthetic conflict. You can see the full program schedule by clicking on the link Visiting Professor Program Schedule.


Emanuel Windholz Memorial Fund for Psychoanalytic Research

The Emanuel Windholz Fund is accepting applications for small grant proposals up to $30,000. The deadline for grant proposals in September 1, 2014. Funding decisions will be made by October 15, 2014.All active, life associate and Community Members are eligible to apply. Please see the instructions at the SFCP Emanuel Windholz Memorial Fund for Psychoanalytic Research webpage.

Michael Windholz
Chair, Research Committee


Roster Update

Change of Address for Maureen A. Katz, MD

Maureen A. Katz, MD
2435 Russell Street
Berkeley, Ca. 94705

International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA) Candidate Loan Information

International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA) Candidate Loan Information


Each year, the International Psychoanalytical Association makes interest free loans available to psychoanalytic candidates training in IPA-component programs.

Update of Safety Measures at SFCP, May 20, 2014

Update of Safety Measures at SFCP, May 20, 2014

by Michael Donner, PhD, President-elect


  • We anticipate that a receptionist will be on duty Fridays when the new academic year begins in September.
  • Changes have been made to the way the door operates and more will be done over this summer.
  • Additional lighting was added and motion activated cameras monitor and record everything that happens outside our building.
  • A camera in the exterior foyer allows the staff to view anyone requesting access.

The San Francisco Homeless Outreach Team can be reached at 415-734-4233. They are available 24 hours a day and the average response time is 30 minutes.

The San Francisco Police Department is aware of the problems we have had in the past and have stepped up foot patrols in the neighborhood.




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.


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