SFCP will be closed from Saturday December 20, 2014 to Sunday January 4, 2015 for the winter holiday. We will reopen on January 5th, 2015.
Thank you for contacting SFCP and we wish you a very Happy Holiday season.

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.

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.




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


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