New SFCP Fellows
All applicants for the APsaA Fellowship, whether or not they are selected as APsaA Fellows, are offered the opportunity to become a SFCP Fellow. These Fellows have the option of being assigned an experienced psychoanalyst as a Mentor, and a Community Membership.
This year’s SFCP Fellows are William Pitts, MD, Captain, US Army Medical Corps, stationed in Honolulu, Hawaii, and David Gatta, MA.
DAVID GATTA, MA, states “I am a doctoral candidate at the Wright Institute. My dissertation explores the role of associational imagery in the analytic encounter. My work posits a novel model whereby the sensoriality of the image is taken up as a guide to what is being communicated in the oneiric field. Currently I am a pre-doctoral intern at the Access Institute for Psychological Services. In addition to my internship I have been working as a psychological assistant under the supervisor of Dr. Jed Sekoff. I maintain a small private practice where I see both adults and young adults. Prior to opening this practice in the summer of 2013, I completed a practicum at Mills College. Clinical work with college students continues to remain a focus. Psychoanalytic theory has been a long-standing passion. It is my intention to one-day train as a psychoanalyst. I imagine a future divided across clinical work both in private practice as well as in a community clinic or in a college counseling setting. When I’m not working I try to spend as much time as possible camping and fly-fishing in the Sierra Nevada. I am a lover of wine and the culinary arts as well as all things Sicilian.