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San Francisco Psychotherapy Forum 2013-2014

San Francisco Psychotherapy Forum 2013-2014

by Sheena Craig, MFT & Gary Grossman, PhD

 

This was another successful year for the Psychotherapy Forum in San Francisco. Although we had a significant dip in attendance for October and November, after a strong September beginning, the remaining months of the academic year all had a minimum of 10 participants with a substantial increase (24!) for April’s child case presentation.

Membership Division News

Membership Division News

by Meryl Botkin, PhD, Chair

 

It is hard to believe that we are at the end of the 2013-2014 academic year, all of us looking forward to some valued time off this summer and towards an exciting 2014-2015 Fall. I wanted to give everyone a rundown of our year in the Membership Division.

We started the year off with our Annual MIC (Membership Integration Committee) party in the fall to the music of Craig Williams’ band. The MIC party allows all of our membership to meet and talk with others in an informal way; around seventy people attended.

Coming up next fall, on September 13th 2014, the MIC will sponsor our annual party and acknowledge the donors to our building by unveiling our new donor wall. Look for a SAVE THE DATE for the event.

Report from the Psychoanalytic Education Division Outreach Committee

Report from the Psychoanalytic Education Division Outreach Committee

by Margot Beattie, PhD, Shela Fisk, PhD & Gary Grossman, PhD

 

In addition to hosting the February 20th Open House for interested people in the community, the Outreach Committee of the Psychoanalytic Education Division (PED), in collaboration with the SF Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program’s (SF PPTP) Outreach Committee, decided to host smaller programs oriented towards specific groups.

Psychoanalytic Education Division Update

Psychoanalytic Education Division Update

by William Glover, PhD

 

PED Graduation

PED Graduation

by Laurie Case, PhD, Chair, Curriculum Committee

 

On Saturday, May 17, our community gathered to celebrate the graduation of five analysts from SFCP's adult track. Those analysts were Leora Benioff, Jeanne Leary, Kyra Minninger, Sarah Lewis Stadler and Naomi Janowitz. The graduation speaker was Lee Grossman, who graciously agreed to step in for Barbara McSwain. (Happily, Barbara has agreed to speak next year). Dr. Grossman's presentation was full of humor, a send up of the plethora of ideological schisms that have characterized psychoanalysis from its beginning. But laughter aside, or perhaps along side, Dr. Grossman spoke of the way psychoanalysts may cling to theoretical conviction as a way of evading the anxieties inherent in our work—our fear of hurting our patients, our anxiety in the face of uncertainty, an uncertainty which he sees as inevitable and inevitably painful but ultimately crucial.

Palo Alto Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program

Palo Alto Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program

by Dena Sorbo, LCSW, BCD, Program Chair

 

This year has flown by and has been a full one for PAPPTP. In addition to starting our fourth training class of nine, we have had our second Fellowship Year Program and two ongoing case conferences for the PAPPTP community. During the year we also sponsored three workshops for current and alumni PAPPTP members: one preceding the Visiting Professor with Eric Glassgold and Ric Almond; a workshop on Practice Development with Renee Spencer, Maureen Smith Ruffell and Mike Smith and a workshop on the Meanings of Money in clinical work with Mary Jane Otte and Ann Martini.

Update of Safety Measures at SFCP, May 20, 2014

Update of Safety Measures at SFCP, May 20, 2014

by Michael Donner, PhD, President-elect

 

  • We anticipate that a receptionist will be on duty Fridays when the new academic year begins in September.
  • Changes have been made to the way the door operates and more will be done over this summer.
  • Additional lighting was added and motion activated cameras monitor and record everything that happens outside our building.
  • A camera in the exterior foyer allows the staff to view anyone requesting access.

The San Francisco Homeless Outreach Team can be reached at 415-734-4233. They are available 24 hours a day and the average response time is 30 minutes.

The San Francisco Police Department is aware of the problems we have had in the past and have stepped up foot patrols in the neighborhood.

SAN FRANCISCO POLICE DEPARTMENT

President’s Message

President’s Message

by Robin Deutsch, PhD

 

In slightly more than the blink of an eye, another academic year has gone by; analytic graduation has passed and psychoanalytic psychotherapy graduation is soon to be upon us. It seems that such a short time ago, I was writing my first newsletter column as President, and now, I have arrived at my final newsletter column. On June 30, I will step down as SFCP President.

Announcements

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

THE POST GRADUATE EDUCATION COMMITTEE needs new members
Please contact Sue von Baeyer, 510 849-4403

Please contact Mali Mann, MD, Chair of DG 30, if you have a case in psychoanalysis or psychoanalytic treatment who has used Assisted reproductive Technology. The APsaA meeting will be in Chicago on June 6-8, 2014.

This discussion group will address the psychological effects of the individuals involved in various aspects of alternative reproduction. It will provide a guideline to the psychoanalytic treatment of the psychological difficulties encountered dur- ing these procedures. It will attempt to provide understanding of the short and long term effects on the participants as well as the offspring born via this technology.

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