New APsaA Fellows 2014 - 2015

New APsaA Fellows 2014-2015

by Robin Deutsch, PhD


SFCP is happy to welcome three APsaA Fellows for the 2014-15 Academic year. The APsaA Fellowship program is part of an initiative to provide outstanding early-career psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and academics, the future educators
and leaders in their fields, additional knowledge of psychoanalysis.

All applicants, whether or not they receive Fellowships, have the option of being assigned an experienced psychoanalyst as a Mentor. Fellows have their expenses – including travel, lodging, food, and meeting registration covered for the meetings of the American that take place during their Fellowship year.

Psychoanalytic Education Division News

Psychoanalytic Education Division News

by William C. Glover, PhD, Chair


Policies & Procedures Update

There have been a number of significant changes and clarifications to the policies of the PED in the past year that I want to bring your attention to. Sections of the Policies & Procedures Manual containing the most important changes are posted below, and you can find the complete Manual on our website (

If you have any questions or comments please contact me.


Dean of Students

Mitch Wilson is our new Dean of Students and we are redefining the Dean’s job on a trial basis for the coming academic year.

Introducing the New Candidates

Introducing the New Candidates


Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program: Commencement Speech - Cooking and the Art of Psychotherapy

PPTP Graduation Speeches:
Commencement Speech

Cooking and the Art of Psychotherapy

by Elizabeth M. Simpson, LCSW


As I began to think about your graduation and what I might say to you, I found myself thinking about the gratitude I feel for my education in literature, then social work and later psychoanalysis. Pursuing education throughout my life has facilitated a freedom to be creative and to apply all of myself and my psychoanalytic thinking to my clinical work, teaching, program development and leadership.

Today, we celebrate what you have accomplished and all the ways in which you will continue to apply what you have learned and experienced as you move on to the next chapter in your career.

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Graduation, June 14, 2014

PPTP Graduation Speeches

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Graduation, June 14, 2014

by Beth Steinberg, PhD, Chair, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Education Division


Introduction to the Program

Good afternoon psychotherapy training graduates and families, students, members of the faculty, Management Team and Board, and all our other guests here today. It is with great pleasure that I welcome all of you to this very special event honoring our 14 fine graduates from the Palo Alto and the SF PPTP’s.

SFCP New Board of Trustees Members

SFCP New Board of Trustees Members

Dr. Maurice Marcus has updated his bio.


Nominating Committee: Michael Donner, PhD, Linda Bartlett, PhD, Audrey Dunn, LCSW, Erik Gann, MD, Tora Hansen, MD

SFCP Business Meeting, June 17, 2014

SFCP Business Meeting , June 17, 2014

by Robin Deutsch, PHD


Welcome to the annual membership meeting. Thank you for taking the time to drive down and hear more about the current state of the Center. I also wish to thank an anonymous donor for the generous donation of this evening’s dinner.

The academic year seems to come and go in quite a flurry. It seems such a short time ago that I was addressing this meeting as President-elect, about to be President and now I have completed my three-year term. On June 30, I will step down and Michael Donner will begin his Presidency. I have great confidence in Michael’s abilities and look forward to hearing more about his initiatives during his time in office.

Within the past month, we held two graduations: one for our psychoanalytic candidates and the second, just last Saturday, for the graduates of our two adult psychoanalytic training programs.

Introducing our Interim Executive Director

Introducing our Interim Executive Director


Dear Friends and Colleagues,

I am very pleased to tell you that we have hired Beth Schecter, MPH, MBA to serve as our Interim Executive Director. Zach and I considered numerous well qualified candidates before deciding on Beth. Not only is she a highly skilled professional with a lot of experience, we believe that she will be a good fit and asset for our organization in this transition.

Beth has over 25 years of management experience and has served as an Interim or Executive Director to a wide variety of nonprofit organizations. These include the East Bay Agency for Children, Hillel at Stanford, the Organization for Refuge, Asylum and Migration, Jewish Family and Children’s Services and the Edgewood Center for Children & Families.

President's Message

President's Message

by Michael Donner, PhD


About a year ago, after the ballots were counted, I was talking to a friend of mine, describing our organizational hierarchy and the job of the President at SFCP. My friend-a leadership consultant to Bank and Ivy League University Presidents, and CEO of multibillion dollar corporations-said to me: "Every organization has to have a leader. Every leader has to have goals. What are your goals? What do you want to achieve during your presidency?”

I have been thinking about this question for the last year, struggling to define what I wanted to achieve as President. I thought about my friend’s office, filled with photos and biographies of Presidents, Generals, Captains of Industry and wondered what I could learn from their achievements. What were their goals?


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


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