IPA web site's Debate, “New Families: What Psychoanalysis has to say about them”

IPA web site's Debate, “New Families: What Psychoanalysis has to say about them”

by Mali Mann, MD, Chair of North American Committee of Child and Adolescent Psychoanalysis ( NA-COCAP).


News from the Membership Services Committee

News from the Membership Services Committee

by Meryl Botkin, PhD, Chair


Professional Wills Conference
I want to call your attention to our upcoming Professional Wills Conference on March 29, 2014 at the Center from 9:30am - 1pm. Making a professional will is a difficult task we have to encounter in order to protect our patients when something unforeseen befalls us. We need to have in place someone to contact our patients and take over for us if need be.

News from the Palo Alto Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program

News from the Palo Alto Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program

by Ann Martini, LCSW, Committee Member


At the end of January PAPPTP sponsored a community meeting of PAPPTP trainees past and present to discuss practice building issues.

The Practice Building Workshop

Approximately 30 current and past PAPPTP trainees gathered for a delicious potluck lunch followed by introductions. The various PAPPTP groups expressed how nice it was to get acquainted and feel part of a larger group. This was the first exercise in networking.

In Memorium

In Memorium

by James Storm, MD


It is with great sadness I report that our teacher, supervisor, mentor, colleague and friend Joseph Afterman, MD, died on the morning of February 7, 2014.

Dr. Afterman was born in Chicago on November 28, 1925. He served in the navy as a communications officer in the Pacific during World War II, shipped out from San Francisco, and was determined to return here, which he did after graduating from medical school at the University of Chicago, Class of 1951. He interned at Mt. Zion, did a residency at Menlo Park VA hospital and at Mt Zion, and then did his adult and child analytic training at SFPI. He was on the staff at Mt. Zion, where he taught classes and supervised residents until the hospital closed. In addition to his work at Mt. Zion, he taught and supervised in child analysis at SFPI until his retirement.

President's Message

President’s Message

by Robin Deutsch, PhD & Michael Donner, PhD, President—elect


Dear Colleagues,

As you know, we recently implemented a plan asking faculty, program and committee chairs to open and close the building in the evenings and weekends. We would like to apologize to the SFCP Community for the concern and dismay this decision and its implementation provoked. We are taking immediate steps to address the situation.


Charming attic psychotherapy office (approx. 415 sq. ft.) in converted well-maintained North Berkeley Victorian, close to Bart and the Gourmet Ghetto. Rent $1,100/month includes utilities. Fully air conditioned office, has 2 skylights, plus eastern and western exposure. Ask for Gigi 510-549-3534.

East Bay: Albany Individual office in a professional building of mental health practitioners. Parking available in rear of building. Handicap accessible, elevator, public transportation, access to freeway (highway 80/580). Soundproof, signal light system in waiting room/office. Available Tuesday and/or Friday (all day with no restrictions). $165/day.
Contact: Dr. Sheila Zarb-Harper 510 414 6820

Training in Transference Focused Psychotherapy for Borderline and Narcissistic Personality Disorders

Training in Transference Focused Psychotherapy for
Borderline and Narcissistic Personality Disorders


Columbia Psychoanalytic Center full-year course

Instructors: Eve Caligor, MD and Frank Yeomans, MD, PhD.

This course provides training in an evidence-based form of psychoanalytic psychotherapy developed for the treatment of severe personality disorders with the aim of helping those patients achieve structural change. The course is fully described in the link below.

Tuesdays from September 2014 through June 2015 from 1pm to 2pm Pacific Time
The course takes place by internet.

For more information, please call Frank Yeomans at 212-213-3677 or click on this link to the Columbia Psychoanalytic Center

Poetry and Psychoanalysis Programs

Poetry and Psychoanalysis Programs

by Forrest Hamer, PhD


The Poetry and Psychoanalysis interview series resumes on February 22, 2014 with a program featuring the poet C. S. Giscombe. The event is free and open to the public, and will take place at the San Francisco for Psychoanalysis at 444 Natoma Street, San Francisco (415-563-5815), from 11.30 am to 1 :00p.m..Susan Kolodny, poet and psychoanalyst, will lead the conversation.




Alice Jones, MD published “Now We're Out of Time: Thoughts on Endings in Poetry and Psychoanalysis”, in the winter issue of American Imago.

L. Eileen Keller, PhD, published a review of Psychodynamic Perspectives on Working with Children, Families and Schools, ed. Michael. O'Loughlin. JAPA, V. 61, #6, Dec 2013, pp. 1265-1270.

Mali Mann, MD’s paper, “The Role of an Immigrant Mother in her Adolescent’s Identity Formation: ‘Who Am I?’ “ has been accepted for publication in a forthcoming special issue of The American Journal of Psychoanalysis, International Psychoanalytic Quarterly, The Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis.

Update from SFCP Student Seminars Chair

Update from SFCP Student Seminars Chair

by J. Marc Wallis, LCSW, Co-Chair, Coalition for Clinical Social Work


The SFCP Student Seminars are offered each year to supplement the training of Bay Area psychiatry residents, pre-doctoral and post-doctoral interns and pre-licensed MFT and social work interns who are currently in clinical placements. These courses are each typically three to five weeks long and are offered free of charge. Courses occur in both San Francisco and the Peninsula.


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