APsaA Appointments.

The following appointments for SFCP members were approved at the January, 2015 meeting of the Board of Professional Standards in New York.

Louis Roussel, PhD— Training and Supervising Analyst

Mali Mann, MD— Child Supervising Analyst


Garrick Duckler, LMFT, PhD, a third year candidate at SFCP has written, illustrated and narrated a set of short films (hand drawn animation and mixed media) that presents various psychological dilemmas for discussion groups and classrooms. This film was influenced by his experience as both a college instructor and a mental health clinician.

A Tribute to Marshall Greene, MD

A Tribute to Marshall Greene, MD

by Herbert J. Weiner, PhD, MSW


Marshall A. Greene
A pillar/
loyal foundation
of the San Francisco

Institute and Center
for Psychoanalysis
Since 1973 I
have known you

as a man who
was tough/formidable
especially on

As a patient
would I be scared
of you? But there
was also a soft

sensitive Marshall
who had a heart
and compassion
You always

treated me
kindly with
respect and we
could swap notes

about presentations
and ideas At
80 plus years
you appeared

younger despite
your statement
of age Your
passing is

heavily saddening
You were a man
with integrity
and toughness for

Book Review of "The Origins of Attachment: Infant Research and Adult Treatment" by Beatrice Beebe, PhD and Frank M. Lachmann, PhD

Book Review of “The Origins of Attachment: Infant Research and Adult Treatment”
by Beatrice Beebe, PhD and Frank M. Lachmann, PhD

by Shahla Chehrazi, MD


The experience of reading about the process of intrapsychic disturbance as it develops in the infant mind inspired me; it is indeed powerful to almost visualize psychopathology as it is developing and being co-constructed in the mother/infant interaction. Beatrice Beebe and Frank Lachmann achieved the goal if making this come to life in their most recent Publication, The Origins of Attachment: Infant Research and Adult Treatment.

Library News

Library News

by Eric Rosen, MLIS, Librarian


Marshall Greene (1931-2015)*

As some of you know, an important member of the SFCP community recently passed away. It is his family’s wish to offer for free his collection of bound volumes of some major psychoanalytic journals to candidates and students at SFCP; please inquire of the library for more information. Dr. Greene had a long and fruitful career in Psychoanalysis. He headed or advised public health institutes in the Bay Area, including San Mateo County Health Services, the Department of Psychiatry at Peninsula Hospital, and the San Mateo County Mental Health. He also taught at SFCP where was on many committees and task forces, and chaired the Ethics Board of the Northern California Psychiatric Society, and saw patients up until his death on January 12, 2015.

Please inquire at the library or the office for more information about the journals.

Membership Division News

Membership Division News

By Meryl J. Botkin, PhD, Chair Membership Division


Community Membership News

Community Membership News

by German Cheung, PsyD, Chair, Community Membership Committee


This past December, I had a chance to fly home to Hong Kong for my annual teaching assignment. Teaching aside, which I enjoy tremendously every year, it is my mother's cooking that I look forward to the most. She is not a Michelin-starred chef, does not use the most luxurious or exotic ingredients in her dishes, nor has the plating finesse that you see from home cooks on MasterChef, but somehow she always manages to prepare dishes that gratify both my palate and my soul. Even for the most ordinary dish—such as steamed spare ribs—my mother seems to have that magic touch to season and cook it just the right way and leaves everyone in the family satisfied.

This is home.

Faculty Committee News

Faculty Committee News

by Diane Donnelly, PhD


SFCP would like to welcome Michael D. Levin, PsyD, to the Associate Faculty. His teaching interests include psychoanalytic theories, case conferences, and electives featuring neighboring fields.

APsaA News, January 18, 2015

APsaA News, January 18, 2015

by Erik Gann, MD, BOPS Fellow, William Glover, PhD, BOPS Fellow, Gary Grossman, PhD, APsaA Executive Councilor


Many SFCP members attended the Winter Meetings in New York and participated in the rich and varied programs. As our representatives to the APsaA Executive Council and Board of Professional Standards we are writing to inform you of important developments.


William Alanson White Institute joins APsaA

The WAW was approved as an affiliated institute of APsaA. This historic development provides for APsaA to adopt two applications of the tripartite Eitington model of psychoanalytic education, ‘the original APsaA model’ and the ‘WAW Institute model’. Over 60 members of the White have now joined APsaA and many more of their over 200 members are expected to join.


Report of the SFCP Treasurer

Report of the SFCP Treasurer

by Michael Harrington, JD


The Finance Committee meets monthly and we are pleased to report that SFCP is in a solid financial position. The overall cash flow for the first six months of the fiscal year (which ends June 30) is moderately positive, and market returns have resulted in an increase of the value of the marketable securities portfolio. Although we carry the real estate assets at book (meaning we do not reappraise the property), the overall market developments in the area have significantly increased the value of the office building.

SFCP has had considerable success collecting many owed pledges and obtaining new commitments. Many thanks for those contributors for adding to the financial viability and stability of the organization. We also appreciate those who make timely payments on their tuition and program fees. All of these actions support the positive cash flow we are now experiencing.

Message from the Chair, Board of Trustees

Message from the Chair, Board of Trustees

by Zach Cowan, Chair, on behalf of SFCP Board of Trustees


Dear Members,

We thought it might be a good idea to give you all a brief update on what your Board of Trustees is up to.


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