Dialogues in Contemporary Psychoanalysis Report: September 20, 2014

Dialogues in Contemporary Psychoanalysis Report: September 20, 2014

by Amy Torchia, PsyD


“Oedipus in Brooklyn: Rethinking Freud on Women, Watching Lena Dunham's "Girls”

Presenter: Lisa Buchberg, DMH
Discussants: Elizabeth Bradshaw, PsyD and Joseph Lavery, PhD
Moderator: Mitchell Wilson, MD

On September 20, 2014 at the SFCP, Lisa Buchberg, DMH presented her paper entitled “Oedipus in Brooklyn: Rethinking Freud on Women, Watching Lena Dunham's "Girls” published in the Psychoanalytic Quarterly January 2014 issue. There were approximately 100 people in attendance.

Faculty Committee News

Faculty Committee News

by Elizabeth Biggart, PhD


Faculty Committee Member Recruitment

The Faculty Committee is looking to add at least two new members to our ranks. We are interested in recruiting both a candidate and a faculty member. Committee members are expected to help achieve the objectives outlined below. If you are interested in discussing membership on the Faculty Committee, please contact either Elizabeth Biggart 650-322-1975 or Peter Goldberg 510-527-4854, Faculty Committee Co-Chairs.

Function of the Faculty Committee

The Faculty Committee represents the Faculty in the educational mission of the Center. The Committee’s primary task is to support and promote the educational efforts and intellectual pursuits of the Faculty. The following are functions or subcommittees of the Faculty Committee.

Message from the Board Chair

Message from the Board Chair

by Zach Cowan


The Formation of an ad hoc Transition Committee

I'd like to add a little bit of additional context to the discussion in the President’s message about the Board's recent decision to form an ad hoc Transition Committee.

At its October meeting, after a great deal of thoughtful discussion, the Board took three significant actions.

President's Message




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Mary T. Brady, PhD (2014). Pro-Anorexia websites through an adolescent development lens: Commentary on Paper by Tom Wooldridge. Journal of Infant, Child, and Adolescent Psychotherapy, Volume 13, Issue 3, pp. 217-223.

Visiting Professor 2014

Visiting Professor, 2014

by Eric Glassgold, MD


The 2014 SFCP Visiting Professor Program with Virginia Ungar from Buenos Aires welcomes All Members of the Bay Area Psychoanalytic Community

From November 10th through 16th, Virginia Ungar, our 2014 Visiting Professor, will offer a series of papers, clinical consultations, discussions of infant observation as well as a close reading and discussion of Donald Meltzer’s theoretical contributions regarding aesthetic conflict. You can see the full program schedule by clicking on the link Visiting Professor Program Schedule.

Library News

Library News

by Eric Rosen, MLIS, Librarian


New Acquisitions:

Ferenczi, S. (1955). Final contributions to the problems and method of psycho-analysis*. London, UK: Karnac Books.

Altman, N., Briggs, R., Frankel, J. & et al. (2010). Relational Child Therapy. New York: Other Press.

Foster, P. (1995). Minding the Body: Woman writers on body and soul. New York: Anchor Books.

Berger, B. & Newman, S. (2011). Money talks: In Therapy, society and life. New York: Routledge Books.

Ferro, A. & Civitarese, G. (2014) The Analytic field and its transformations*. London, UK: Karnac Books.

*New to the collection


Members' Publications:

Faculty Announcements

Faculty Announcements

by Diane Donnelly, PhD, Faculty Committee


SFCP would like to welcome the following individuals who were recently appointed to the faculty:

Roger Karlsson, PhD—Active Faculty. Teaching interests: mentalization based treatment, Psychotherapy Research, Kleinian and Neo-Kleinian theory and application

Catherine Mallouh, MD—Active Faculty. Teaching interests: gender, female psychology, Winnicott, countertransference, analytic technique with patients of different levels of disturbance

Kyra Minninger, MD—Active Faculty. Teaching interests: contemporary Klein, how unconscious phantasy is evidenced in the analytic relationship

PPTP Students, 2014 - 2015

PPTP Students, 2014 – 2015



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