President's Message

President’s Message

by Robin Deutsch, PhD


As many may know by now, Harriet Wolfe has been elected APsaA’s next President-elect. She received 71.3% of the vote, while Richard Lightbody, the other candidate for President-elect, received 28.7%.

It is a very generous act to give of one’s precious time to help our organizations. Whichever psychoanalytic camp one belongs to, Harriet and Richard should be thanked for their willingness to contribute time, energy, and thoughtfulness for our profession’s benefit. Speaking for myself, having APsaA’s new President-elect have so much experience evolving governance structures of psychoanalytic organizations can only be beneficial to APsaA.

Recognitions: Eric Glassgold, MD and Era A. Loewenstein, PhD


Eric Glassgold, MD has published the following:

  1. "La passione secondo Matteo: Un caso di seduzione perversa” in Balsamo, M. (editor), Momenti psicotici nella cura, Milan, Italy: Franco Angeli, 2014
  2. “A queda de “Laura”: comentàrios e fantasias sobre o trabalho de Jacques André,” Livro Anual de Psicanálise 27:2, Sao Paolo, Brazil: Editora Escuta Ltda., 2013
  3. “When Freud was new again: The pleasures of reading French psychoanalysis,” The Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 83:1, 2014

Era A. Loewenstein, PhD was the Annual Event Speaker on Saturday, November 9, 2013. The event was co-sponsored by The Child Development Center, the Child Analytic Training Program and the Program Committee of the New Center for Psychoanalysis in Los Angles. The title of her paper was Out of the Darkness and Into the Spiel-Raum: Celebrating Maurice Sendak.

CORRECTION: Rosters - Jan V. Kite, PhD and Myrna Frankel, LCSW

Corrections to the Roster

The following contact information are corrections to the 2013-2014 Roster:

Jane V. Kite, PhD
209 Pearl Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
Myrna Frankel, LCSW
3626 Sacramento Street, Suite 6
San Francisco, CA 94118


CORRECTION: Child Colloquia: Cutting the Silence: Impulsive Cutting in Adolescents

Correction for the December, 2013 Newsletter

This article was printed last month with an omission. It is being re-printed in it’s entirety and with apologizes

Child Colloquia: Cutting the Silence: Impulsive Cutting in Adolescents

by Sharon Karp-Lewis, PsyD, LCSW

On November 9th 2013, Mary Brady, PhD treated us to a compelling presentation on the subject of cutting, focusing on impulsive cutting before it becomes ritualized. After her initial talk, there was discussion of case material provided by Dawn Smith, PhD. More than 40 clinicians attended Saturday morning to learn more about treating teens with the disturbing symptom of physically acting upon their body.

Tribute for Calvin Settlage, MD

Tribute for Calvin Settlage, M.D.

by Steven Frankel, M.D. & Shahla Chehrazi, M.D.

It will be hard for us who were close to him to get used to a world that doesn't include Cal Settlage. Cal died on November 21, 2013 in a nursing home in Huntsville, Arkansas after a series of strokes. He was born on November 25, 1921 in Waukesha, Wisconsin. His early years are in ways epitomized by stories of accompanying his minister father when he preached at rural churches.

What, you might ask, was a prominent analyst, the previous head of the Child Analysis Division of the American Psychoanalytic Association, the Chairman of the Education Committee of the San Francisco Psychoanalytic Association (now the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis), author of multiple widely quoted articles published in prominent psychoanalytic journals, and sought after lecturer, doing in Huntsville Arkansas?

Report From Safety and Security Committee - December 15, 2013

Report From Safety and Security Committee
December 15, 2013

by Karen Johnson, MD


SFCP Library News

SFCP Library News January 2014

by Alyson Barrett-Ryan, MA, MLIS

Library Volunteers

As we begin 2014, I want to introduce you to two very important members of the Center: Patricia Rodgers and Helen Ng. Both Helen and Patty have been volunteering in the SFCP Library for several months, and they both bring a tremendous work ethic and invaluable expertise to library projects. With volunteers such as Patty and Helen, the SFCP Library will be better able to share its unique collections and develop its remarkable potential as a dynamic intellectual repository. Helen and Patty have written introductions to themselves and to their ongoing projects below; I should also note that along with these large projects, they help with small priority tasks that inevitably arise in our daily operations. SFCP is so grateful for their work, time and most importantly, their ideas and inspiration.

SFCP Psychoanalytic Education Division - Supervision Policies

SFCP Psychoanalytic Education Division
Supervision Policies

by William Glover, Ph.D., Chair, Psychoanalytic Education Division

The Psychoanalytic Education Division has been reviewing Supervision Policies over the past year. In order to optimize the analytic training experience at SFCP, a policy was adopted in the fall of 2012 requiring weekly supervision of training cases until graduation. In recognition that individual circumstances warrant flexibility, the PED has been discussing revisions to the policy. This discussion has led us to articulate the educational philosophy guiding our supervision policies as well as take up the related issues of analytic process, immersion, and what constitutes a case that is creditable towards graduation.

Meet Your Board!

Meet Your Board!

by L. Eileen Keller, Ph.D.

SFCP Newsletter Biography

SFCP Newsletter Biography

by Henry Massie, M.D.

A short time ago, the Board of Trustees of the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis felt that it would be a good idea to introduce itself to the membership with brief biographies. It fell to me to be the first. I am an adult and child psychiatrist, one of the Community Members on the Board. In a way, I am a hybrid because I am an “almost analyst,” having finished all of my classes and a period of supervised control cases at the San Francisco Institute before veering away in the direction of research in about 1985.


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