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SAN FRANCISCO OFFICE SUBLET
Sacramento St. between Spruce and Locust Sts. Spacious, nicely furnished office in well-maintained building in Laurel Heights. Kitchen and free wi-fi. Suitable for child and adult psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. Available weekday evenings after 6:30 pm, all day Fridays and weekends. Call Bert Faerstein at (415) 673-1290 or Diane Donnelly at (415) 563-3920.

 

MARIN OFFICE SUBLET
Well-maintained building on Sir Francis Drake Blvd. in Kentfield across from College of Marin. Separate exit, kitchenette, free parking lot surrounding building. Suitable for child and adult psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. Available Wednesday until 2:30 pm, weekday eves after 7:00pm, all day Fridays and weekends.

Call Bert Faerstein at (415) 673-1290 or Diane Donnelly at (415) 563-3920.

 

Library News

Library News

by Eric Rosen, MLIS, Librarian

 

Come stop by the exhibit on Anna Maenchen and Emmy Sylvester. It was completed in December and is located in the glass cases at the front of the auditorium. Through rare photographs and documents peruse some moments in the lives of these two women, influential in psychoanalytic circles in Europe and Northern California during the mid-20th century.

New Year’s resolution: Bring those overdue books back. Now is the time to bring back those library books that have just been sitting in a corner of your desk-please contact Eric Rosen or Greg Borman if you have any questions about returns.

Things to look for at the SFCP Library in 2015:

Opera on the Couch

Opera on the Couch

by Steven Goldberg and Milton Schaefer, Co-chairs, Opera on the Couch

 

The 2014-15 season of Opera on the Couch, a collaboration between SFCP and the San Francisco Opera, continued on December 7, with Marc Zussman,MD, and Jeanne Harasemovich, LCSW, presenting their prepared discussions of Puccini’s La Boheme. The talks were given immediately following the Sunday matinee performance at nearby Books, Inc. A standing room only group of participants then engaged in a spirited dialogue with the presenters. La Boheme, one of the most frequently performed operas in the repertory, is characterized by the exceptional beauty of its melodic themes and the psychological depth of its characters and dramatic situations. Marc and Jeanne have prepared brief summaries of their comments for this Newsletter article, as follows:

Requirements for Becoming a Training Analyst

REQUIREMENTS FOR BECOMING A TRAINING ANALYST

By Wendy Stern, DMH, Chair, Training Analyst Appointment & Development Committee

 

The notes below highlight the basic current requirements for appointment of SFCP Training Analysts, including an important change in the immersion requirement. (For more complete information, please see our online SFCP Policy and Procedures Manual or contact the current Chair of the TA Appointment and Development Committee: Wendy Stern, (415) 931-0157.)

IMMERSION: Nationally, APsaA has changed the immersion requirements for becoming a TA. From the “Standards for Education and Training” document on the APsaA website:

A Day with Virginia Ungar

A Day With Virginia Ungar

by Catherine Mallouh, MD, Chair, Day With committee

 

A Day With Virginia Ungar was held at SFCP on November 15, 2014 as part of the Visiting Professor week. The introduction to her work given on the Day by the moderator, Catherine Mallouh, M.D., follows here, and a description of the proceedings of
the day.

Introductory remarks for "A Day with Virginia Ungar"

Introductory remarks for “A Day with Virginia Ungar”

By Beth Steinberg, Ph.D., Chair, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Education Division

 

Good morning. I’m Beth Steinberg, Chair of the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Education Division here at the SFCP, and I want to welcome you all to today’s very special event, featuring Dr. Virginia Ungar, our 2014 Visiting Professor.

Before turning the podium over to Catherine Mallouh, who will introduce our featured guest, I’d like to tell you about some major developments here at the Center. First I need to provide a bit of background, so I’ll ask you to bear with me.

Visiting Professor Week in Review: Presentation and discussion of an Infant Observation with Visiting Professor Virginia Ungar

Visiting Professor Week in Review:
Presentation and discussion of an Infant Observation with Visiting Professor Virginia Ungar

by Jan Baeuerlen, MD and Tina Lapides, LCSW

 

Dr. Ungar described the Tavistock Infant Observation method developed by Esther Bick in the 1940s. This method of observation includes weekly observation and weekly group meetings in which 5 or 6 members each present the observations they have done in the past week.

Visiting Professor Week in Review: Non-verbal material and representability in the analytic session

Visiting Professor Week in Review:
Non-verbal material and representability in the analytic session

By Eric Glassgold, MD, Co-Chair Visiting Professor committee

 

On Monday evening of Visiting Professor week (November 10, 2014), Virginia Ungar gave a paper titled “Non-verbal material and representability in the analytic session.” She began the paper by referring to the work of figurability by Cesar and Sara Botella, two Parisian analysts working with traumatized children who manifest delays or arrests in the development of the capacity for symbolization.

Greetings and Happy New Year from Beth and the Staff

Greetings and Happy New Year from Beth and the Staff

By Beth Schecter, Interim Executive Director

 

I always love the New Year since it feels like we get a chance for a fresh start. Of course I continue to look at how SFCP is doing organizationally and reporting my findings to the board. I feel we are making progress on many things, including getting more organized with our processes and finances. Here are some of the things we are working on that I wanted you to know.

A Tribute to Robert Wallerstein

A Tribute to Robert Wallerstein

by Herbert J. Weiner, PhD, MSW

 

I have been a student of psychoanalysis for nearly 50 years, and was always impressed by the balanced, systematic presentations that Bob made. He was fair to all schools and weighed them rigorously without any axe to grind. His thinking and logical voice outlasted the physical frailties of age.

Personally, he was always cordial and friendly, even though I am unlicensed. He was never a snob and treated me as a colleague.

In essence, he was a model psychoanalyst and credit to the profession.

While we are greatly saddened at his passing, he has left a path that we must follow in honor of his memory.

 

Robert S. Wallerstein

With great heavy
sadness I have
learned of your
passing you were

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