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Message from the Chairman of the Board of Trustees

Message from the Chairman of the Board of Trustees

by Zach Cowan

The autumn of 2013 has been a very active time on the financial and budget front for the Board of Trustees.

We received and discussed our FY 2011 and FY 2012 audit. Although the audit did not indicate serious problems, it did indicate several systemic accounting issues that need to be addressed in order for us all to have a clear understanding of the organization’s fiscal condition. The Board has initiated a plan to address these problems and to revamp our accounting and bookkeeping systems so that they provide the members and the Board with accurate and transparent financial information. I expect that changes to these systems will be completed during the first half of 2014.

President's Message

President’s Message

by Robin Deutsch, Ph.D.

Welcome to 2014! I hope each of you had a restful and enjoyable holiday season.

As you will be reading in the letter from Zach Cowan, Chair of SFCP’s Board of Trustees, finances and budgetary issues have featured prominently in Board discussions. This is so, too, in the Management Team. Through the Fall, the Management Team has worked diligently on developing several operational policies, consistent with the BOT’s direction in financial and budgetary policies.

Beginning with the 2014-15 budget, there will be a yearly cost of living increase for each of our educational programs. In addition, everyone who attends meetings or educational problems must pay the established fee with the exception of presenters, discussants, and faculty who are teaching on-going programs. Students or community members who volunteer to staff our one-day programs are also exempt from payment of program fees.

Recognitions

Recognitions

 

Gary Grossman, Ph.D. gave the following presentations in Japan:

Developmental Considerations in Psychotherapy with HIV-Positive Gay Men: Psychoanalytic Perspectives. November 17th,Kyoto; November 22nd, Tokyo. Invited seminars for Clinical Psychologists & Mental Health Professionals. Sponsored by Osaka National Hospital HIV Medical Services & the Japan Ministry of Health.

The Psychological Impact of HIV Disease in Gay Men: A Psychoanalytic Perspective. November 18th, Osaka; November 21st, Kumamoto. Invited lectures for HIV Healthcare Providers. Sponsored by Osaka National Hospital HIV Medical Services & the Japan Ministry of Health.

SFCP Library News December 2013

SFCP Library News December 2013

by Alyson Barrett-Ryan, MA, MLIS

Technology and Psychoanalysis

Opera on the Couch: The Flying Dutchman

Opera on the Couch: The Flying Dutchman

by Milton Schaefer, Ph.D., Opera on the Couch, Chair

 

Drs. Eileen Keller and Lee Rather were discussants for the Opera-on-the-Couch discussion of Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman immediately following the November 3 performance at the San Francisco Opera. Their presentations led to a lively back and forth, which was moderated by Dr. Steve Goldberg, between the 80 or more participants.

Child Colloquia: Cutting the Silence: Impulsive Cutting in Adolescents

Child Colloquia: Cutting the Silence: Impulsive Cutting in Adolescents

by Sharon Karp-Lewis, PsyD, LCSW, Child Colloquium Committee

 

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.

Monthly Update of Activities of the TA and SA Committees

Monthly Update of Activities of the TA and SA Committees

by Wendy Stern, D.M.H., Training Analyst Development & Appointments Committee, Chair and Charles Fisher, Supervision Committee, Chair

 

Visiting Professor Week: November 10th through 17th, 2013

Visiting Professor Week
November 10th through 17th, 2013

The program “A Day With Claudio Eizirik,” on November 16th, gathered a lively, enthusiastic crowd. Below are the remarks made by Beth Steinberg, Ph.D, in response to some of Dr. Eizirik’s ideas about the position of psychoanalysis in the world and
their relationship to changes at SFCP.

Introductory remarks for “A Day With Claudio Eizirik”

The San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis:
Facing the Challenges of the Interface with the Outside World in the Time of “Liquid Modernity”

Before turning the podium over to Catherine Mallouh, who will introduce Dr. Eizirik, I’d like to tell you what’s happening here at the Center, and I’d like to do so using some of Claudio’s own ideas to frame what I have to say.

J. David Frankel Memorial - Poetry and Psychoanalysis

J. David Frankel Memorial - Poetry and Psychoanalysis
November 2,2013

edited by Catherine Witzling, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

 

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