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.

SFCP Library News February, 2014

SFCP Library News February, 2014

by Alyson Barrett-Ryan, MA, MLIS


SFCP Videos on PEP-Web

As many of you are aware, Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing has a new online video streaming platform. During my time here at the SFCP Library, numerous SFCP members have made the good suggestion that we upload SFCP’s rich audiovisual content to a streaming web platform. Until now, technical and financial challenges have prevented us from hosting and streaming our own video collection, so the ability of PEP-Web to host, stream, not to mention transcribe and distribute our audiovisual holdings to a broad audience, is a tremendous opportunity. Over the past two months, Assistant Librarian Eric Rosen and I have been working with several SFCP members and PEP administrators to post three videos on PEP-Web’s platform.

News from the Child Analysis Congress: January 13 &14, 2014, Waldorf Astoria, New York City

News from the Child Analysis Congress
January 13 &14, 2014, Waldorf Astoria, New York City

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


As an attempt to follow up with the formation of the BOPS Subcommittee on an integrated Child/ Adolescent/ Adult Curriculum, the first child Congress was organized on Jan13-14 before the APsaA Winter meeting. Dr. Charles Park opened the conference on the afternoon of Jan13, discussing the mandate that was aimed at developing an integrated child/ adolescent/adult curriculum, which institutes affiliated with APsaA can use as a model for facilitating child and adolescent psychoanalytic training. Such an integrated curriculum helps candidates to train simultaneously in both child and adult analysis. It would promote the practice of child and adolescent psychoanalysis through candidates’ exposure to the value of child work.

News from the American Psychoanalytic Association Integrating Child and Adult Analysis: the New York Meeting

News from the American Psychoanalytic Association Integrating Child and Adult Analysis: the New York Meeting

by Janis Baeuerlen, MD, Co-Chair, Committee on Child Analysis



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