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RECOGNITIONS

 

Richard Almond, MD, published, “Slicing the Psychoanalytic Pie: Or, Shall We Bake a new One? Commentary on Greenberg.” in JAPA, 63:33-46.

Mali Mann, MD: The paper on “ Flying Doctor, Los Medicus Voladores” was accepted for publication in a book by Pegasus physicians writing Group at Stanford Medicine.

Newsletter Issue: 2015-06 (June 2015)

 

Book Review
A Girl’s Chilhood: Psychological Development, Social Change,
and the Yale Child Study Center,

edited by Linda C. Mayes and Stephen Lassonde

 

In 1950, the Director of the Yale Child Study Center, Milton Senn, M.D., a psychoanalytically trained pediatrician, received a grant from the Commonwealth Fund to conduct the Yale Longitudinal Study of the Child. The study was ambitious in its scope and purpose: To learn about child development and to make predictions about personality development from data gleaned from pre-natal and pediatric visits, nursery-school observation, home visits and the psychoanalytic treatments that study subjects and their parents were offered when clinically indicated.

A recently published book, A Girl’s Childhood: Psychological Development, Social Change, and the Yale Child Study Center, edited by Linda C. Mayes, the current Acting Director of the Child Study Center, and Stephen Lassonde, Dean of Student Life at Harvard University and a historian of childhood and family life (Yale University Press,/New Haven & London, 2014) is a volume on the Longitudinal Study, grappling with the nature of the study, its historical and social context in post-War America, its theoretical grounding in psychoanalytic ego psychology, and the legacy of the Study, including the accessibility for research purposes of the primary material from the Study, kept in Manuscripts and Archives at the Yale University Library.

Newsletter Issue: 2015-06 (June 2015)

 

President’s Message

by Michael Donner, PhD

A Culture of Giving: Thank you for your contribution….
Several things have come up in the last week or so that got me thinking about our “culture of giving.” This week I was the author of two letters thanking SFCP members for their kind and generous donations. At the beginning of the week I was surprised and delighted by a letter I received. A member of SFCP had sent us a check for $5000.00! This generous contribution was a gesture on the member’s behalf, intended to represent his gratitude and appreciation for our support of psychoanalytic training. There were no strings attached, although the donor, clearly a participant in some of our streaming programs, asked that we consider upgrading our microphones!

Newsletter Issue: 2015-05 (May 2015)

 

Message from the Board Chair

by Zach Cowan

Update on the Transition Process

This is an exciting time for SFCP as we move towards having a permanent executive director. The Board and its executive director search committee have begun in earnest on the search process. The purpose of this message is to bring members up to date and give you some idea of what the process will look like. The members of the search committee are: Zach Cowan, Michael Donner, Erik Gann , Kavoos Bassiri, Jessica Areen, Neil Talkofff, Clara Kwun, Walt Beckman

Our goal is to have a new executive director hired and on board by September 1st. This is an ambitious schedule, but we believe it is important to have a new executive director in place by the beginning of the academic year. The search committee is and will be working closely with the Board, but because of the schedule, will be taking on quite a bit of work by itself. After interviewing four search consultants, we have selected Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership (CVNL; http://www.cvnl.org/). The search committee had its first meeting with CVNL on April 27th, immediately before the board meeting. We discussed the overall process as well as our respective tasks.

Newsletter Issue: 2015-05 (May 2015)

 

News from APsaA

by Christine Kieffer, PhD, Chair, APsaA Program Committee

The 104th Annual Meeting of the American Psychoanalytic Association comes to San Francisco

The 104th Annual Meeting of the American Psychoanalytic Association will take place at San Francisco’s Palace Hotel from June 5-7, 2015,and I would like to encourage all SFCP members to attend. The program committee is excited to be offering a variety of new features, along with some “old reliables,”in our streamlined Annual Meeting format.

In addition to presentations by national and international psychoanalysts, scholars and researchers, the San Francisco Bay Area will also be well represented at the June meeting. Among the offerings, our clinical events are a standout. Alice Jones, MD, will present a case at the clinical plenary, chaired by Nancy Kulish, PhD, with discussions by Aisha Abbasi, MD and Ellen Pinsky, PsyD. We will feature a film, Black Psychoanalysts Speak, followed by audience discussion led by Francisco Gonzalez, MD, Forrest Hamer, PhD and Donald Moss, MD. Among our popular two-day clinical workshops are featured discussants: Dominique Scarfone, MD, Anton O. Kris, MD, Eslee Samberg, MD, Wendy Stern, DMH and Alan Sugarman, PhD.

Newsletter Issue: 2015-05 (May 2015)

 

Variations of the Eitington Training Model

by Bill Glover, PhD, Chair, Psychoanalytic Education Division

Roundtable contribution to an on-line IPA Debate begun on April 2.
The full debate can be found at http://www.ipa.org.uk/en/Debates/Eitingon_model.aspx

My contribution follows a thread begun in the debates on paternal function and on evaluation that preceded this one. I consider evaluation a manifestation of paternal function in psychoanalytic training, working to separate the candidate from his or her analyst and supervisors in way analogous to how the father applying his law separates the child from the mother.

In the debate on paternal function, Louis Brunet made the point that the father who separates the child from the mother must first be an ‘attracting father’ who is loved and admired by the child, not just a castrating father who influences by inspiring fear. In the evaluation debate Harvey Schwartz picked up on this theme, stating that evaluation, like learning, operates best via love. It follows that evaluation in psychoanalytic training is best when it’s an attracting experience, an opportunity to learn about oneself and about psychoanalysis based on love rather than fear.

Newsletter Issue: 2015-05 (May 2015)

 

Child Colloquium News Update

by Sarah Stadler, MD, Chair, Child Colloquium Committee

 

The Child Colloquium Series just finished another successful year with a well received presentation by Beatrice Beebe, including a somewhat frantic search for a new venue when we discovered that her talk sadly conflicted with the memorial for Bob Wallerstein. Good friends in high places were able to connect us with CPMC, and over 70 attendees were able to participate in Beebe’s dynamic presentation on infant research and its connection to adult treatment.

Our other four programs for 2014-2015 included the following:

“The Boy Who Didn’t Know He was Hurting Himself”
Mali Mann, presenter, and H. Spencer Bloch, discussant

A Day with Stanley Leiken, MD (Transference and Countertransference WITH Children and Adolescents

“Aliens are People, Too”
Denia Barrett, presenter

Movie Night, “Moonrise Kingdom"
Reyna Cowan Discussant

We were pleased to offer the Series to almost 200 participants ranging from SFCP postgraduates to the larger mental health community, including interns and students at the myriad schools and clinics of the Bay Area. We continue to be grate-ful to the Sophia Mirviss Fund, which has enabled us to bring out of town presenters to enrich our programming.

Newsletter Issue: 2015-05 (May 2015)

 

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Graduates, 2015

We are very happy to recognize the 2015 graduates of the Child Psychotherapy Training Program, Palo Alto Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program and San Francisco Psychotherapy Training Program

Child Psychotherapy Training Program

BENJAMIN FIFE, PsyD is a clinical psychologist in private practice in San Francisco working with children, adults and families. Dr. Fife completed his PsyD at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, California, and completed his pre-and post doctoral training at the UCSF Infant-Parent Program at San Francisco General Hospital. Dr. Fife’s clinical interests include: infant and early childhood mental health, psychoanalytically informed work with children and adults with developmental disabilities, and understanding the clinical needs of diverse parent populations, especially LGBT parents, immigrant parents and parents with disabilities. Dr. Fife is currently adjunct faculty at Alliant International University where he teaches a course on the theory and technique of child psychotherapy.

 

Newsletter Issue: 2015-05 (May 2015)

 

Faculty Support Network Referral List

The Faculty Committee is happy to announce a member to member support network for psychoanalytic teaching. Below is list with names of faculty available for pedagogical consultation to fellow SFCP faculty members and areas of specific experience. The goal of this resource is to offer teaching support on a case-by-case basis. This resource will operate confiden-tially, will not make reports or play a role in decisions taken by curriculum committees or other decision-making bodies in the Center. For general questions or if you would like to be included on this resource list you may contact Celeste Schneider at 415-358-2881, or e-mail celesteschnei@yahoo.com.

 

Faculty Member Areas of Experience Contact Information

Richard Almond, MD

Consultation about general pedagogical issues Supervision for different levels of experience (Psychotherapists, Psychoanalysts, Supervising Analysts) Organizational and staff consulting Psychoanalytic research Professional and career development Psychoanalytic writing and publishing

Phone:
650-321-6637

Email:
rjalmond@stanford.edu

Newsletter Issue: 2015-05 (May 2015)

 

Library News

by Eric Rosen, MLIS, Librarian

 

Archives Report:

Gregory, our new intern Shawn, and I are immersed in the Anna Maenchen Collection. The bad news is that there was an enormous amount of material that belonged in other collections in the boxes, and that there was no original order to guide us. The good news is that we have staff and volunteers with experience in archival reorganization and we’ve managed to catch most of the material that will either end up in other archival collections, become part of new archival collection sets, or remain with Maenchen’s papers. There is much material about Child Analysis in the 1950’s and ‘60’s!

 

Additions to the collection:

Newsletter Issue: 2015-05 (May 2015)

 

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