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SFCP will be closed from Saturday December 20, 2014 to Sunday January 4, 2015 for the winter holiday. We will reopen on January 5th, 2015.
Thank you for contacting SFCP and we wish you a very Happy Holiday season.

RECOGNITIONS

RECOGNITIONS

 

Recent publications by Robert Waska LPCC, MFT, PhD

Book Chapters:

  • Waska, R. 2014. Jung, Modern Kleinian Therapy, and Participation Mystique, in Shared Realities: Participation Mystique and Beyond, ed. M. Winborn, Carmel, CA: Fisher King Press.

  • Waska, R. 2014. Tales of Glory: The Narcissistic Ideal as Defense Against Being Forgotten, in Handbook of the Psychology of Narcissism: Diverse Perspectives, ed. Avi Besser, 23-422. New York: Nova Science Publications.

Journal Articles:

  • Waska, R. 2014. Children as collateral in the fear of becoming forgotten: Death anxiety as the ultimate loss. Psychoanalytic Couples and Family Journal, 4:2, 155-165.

Library News

Library News

by Eric Rosen, MLIS, Librarian

 

New Acquisitions:

December, 2014

Membership Division News

Membership Division News

By Meryl Botkin, PhD, Membership Integration Committee, Chair

 

I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving and is gearing up for Chanukah, Christmas and the New Year, which are coming up fast.

We have a new transition in leadership for the Post-grad Committee. Leora Benioff,PhD, is taking over the helm from Sue von Baeyer, PhD, as of January 1, 2015. Sue chaired the Post-grad Committee for the last six years and was responsible for the well attended Klein series. She also instituted a program called “Us teaching Us,” where one of our faculty would teach in the area of their expertise. Also, she created a writing series, in which people brought works in progress that senior analysts and others would discuss, and offer ideas for publication. Sue was also responsible for the many post-grad dinners and post-grad meetings with our Visiting Professors over the years.

Learning from Experience: a Visiting Candidate Program

Learning from Experience: a Visiting Candidate Program

by Robin Deutsch, PhD

 

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.”

President's Report

President’s Message

by Michael Donner, PhD

 

As I was thinking about my message for the month, I was also planning our families Thanksgiving menu, reflecting on Thanksgivings past, friends, family, successful and sometimes disastrous meals (don't get me started on carving a turkey). My thoughts turned to all that I'm thankful for, and I began to think about all that I'm thankful for at SFCP.

Visiting Professor Week with Virginia Ungar, MD of the Buenos Aires Psychoanalytic Association: Some Themes and Mysteries

Visiting Professor Week with Virginia Ungar, MD of the Buenos Aires Psychoanalytic Association

by Eric Glassgold, PhD

 

Some Themes and Mysteries

Donald Meltzer’s and Meg Harris Williams’ prose style in The Apprehension of Beauty resembles that of a Charles Dickens short story, one of The Boz Sketches, or “A Message from the Sea”. Consider this section from Chapter 2, the focus of the upcoming Professor’s Choice Program on Wednesday, November 12th:

Library News: New Staff Members for the Library

Library News

by Eric Rosen, MLIS, Librarian

 

New Staff Members for the Library

After many months of running the library solo, two new workers have joined the SFCP Library. Taking the position of Library Assistant is Gregory Borman; the position of Intern for fall 2014 and possibly 2015 will be filled by Jennifer Woo.

Here are their biographical descriptions:

Palo Alto Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program News

Palo Alto Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program News

by Neil Brast, MD

 

For 2014-15, the Palo Alto Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program has a new Fellowship Year I class. These ten join the students in our Two Year Program and the fellows from last year who continue in our Fellowship Year II.

Please meet the new Fellowship Year 1 class:

Colleen D. Cunningham, MA, LMFT

Dialogues in Contemporary Psychoanalysis Report: September 20, 2014

Dialogues in Contemporary Psychoanalysis Report: September 20, 2014

by Amy Torchia, PsyD

 

“Oedipus in Brooklyn: Rethinking Freud on Women, Watching Lena Dunham's "Girls”

Presenter: Lisa Buchberg, DMH
Discussants: Elizabeth Bradshaw, PsyD and Joseph Lavery, PhD
Moderator: Mitchell Wilson, MD

On September 20, 2014 at the SFCP, Lisa Buchberg, DMH presented her paper entitled “Oedipus in Brooklyn: Rethinking Freud on Women, Watching Lena Dunham's "Girls” published in the Psychoanalytic Quarterly January 2014 issue. There were approximately 100 people in attendance.

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