Mary Brady, PhD, published "High up on bar stools: manic defences and an oblivious object in a late adolescent" in 2015 in the Journal of Child Psychotherapy, 41:1, pp. 57-72.


Recent publications by Peter Hobson, PhD (and UK MD equivalent)

Du Bois, J., Hobson, R.P., & Hobson, J. (2014). Dialogic resonance and intersubjective engagement in autism. Cognitive Linguistics, 25,411-442.
Hobson, R.P. (2014). The making of mind. Psychoanalytic Inquiry, 34, 817-830.
Hobson, R.P. (2015). Between biology and culture. In R. Scott and S. Kosslyn (eds), Emerging Trends in the Social and Behavioral Sciences. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.


Recent publications by Maureen Kurpinsky, PhD

Library News

Library News

by Eric Rosen, MLIS, Librarian


Palo Alto Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program (PAPPTP) Two-Year Program

International Psychoanalytic Association - Election 2015

International Psychoanalytic Association - Election 2015

Polls are now open for IPA members to vote!

E-mail is the default ballot distribution method for IPA elections. IPA members should receive their ballot via e-mail, if not go to the Election page at for instructions. Polls remain open until May 30.

Candidates for President-Elect and Vice President-Elect (to take office in 2017):

Virginia Ungar (Buenos Aires Psychoanalytic Association; for President-Elect); and
Sergio Nick (Brazilian Psychoanalytic Society of Rio de Janeiro; for Vice President-Elect)

Candidates for Treasurer:

News from the PED

News from the PED

by William C. Glover, Chair PED


New Psychoanalytic Education Division Policy:
A Child or Adolescent Case can count for Adult Psychoanalytic Training

The PED has adopted the following policy to allow a child or adolescent case to count as one of the three cases re- quired in Adult Psychoanalytic Training. If you have questions please contact either the Dean, Mitch Wilson, the Chair of Progressions, Abby Wolfson, the Co-Chairs of the Child program, Marsha Silverstein and Tina Lapides, or myself.

President's Message

President’s Message

by Michael Donner, PhD


Help Wanted. Help Needed. SFCP Board seeking to fill several open positions.

Most of us are familiar with President Kennedy’s famous quotation: “Ask not what your Country can do for you, ask what you can do for your Country.” Kennedy was calling for people be part of the solution, to take ownership and leadership for solving the problems of the Country. Fortunately, SFCP doesn't have that problem. SFCP has 235 Analyst members (68 of whom are life members, 70 or above) and 225 Community members (64 in PPTP & PAPPTP). Taking a rough count from our roster, well over half of our analyst members and untold numbers of Community members are currently serving in some capacity on a committee or task force. I'm quite sure that those of you who are not doing so now have done so more than once in the past.




APsaA Appointments.

The following appointments for SFCP members were approved at the January, 2015 meeting of the Board of Professional Standards in New York.

Louis Roussel, PhD— Training and Supervising Analyst

Mali Mann, MD— Child Supervising Analyst


Garrick Duckler, LMFT, PhD, a third year candidate at SFCP has written, illustrated and narrated a set of short films (hand drawn animation and mixed media) that presents various psychological dilemmas for discussion groups and classrooms. This film was influenced by his experience as both a college instructor and a mental health clinician.

A Tribute to Marshall Greene, MD

A Tribute to Marshall Greene, MD

by Herbert J. Weiner, PhD, MSW


Marshall A. Greene
A pillar/
loyal foundation
of the San Francisco

Institute and Center
for Psychoanalysis
Since 1973 I
have known you

as a man who
was tough/formidable
especially on

As a patient
would I be scared
of you? But there
was also a soft

sensitive Marshall
who had a heart
and compassion
You always

treated me
kindly with
respect and we
could swap notes

about presentations
and ideas At
80 plus years
you appeared

younger despite
your statement
of age Your
passing is

heavily saddening
You were a man
with integrity
and toughness for

Book Review of "The Origins of Attachment: Infant Research and Adult Treatment" by Beatrice Beebe, PhD and Frank M. Lachmann, PhD

Book Review of “The Origins of Attachment: Infant Research and Adult Treatment”
by Beatrice Beebe, PhD and Frank M. Lachmann, PhD

by Shahla Chehrazi, MD


The experience of reading about the process of intrapsychic disturbance as it develops in the infant mind inspired me; it is indeed powerful to almost visualize psychopathology as it is developing and being co-constructed in the mother/infant interaction. Beatrice Beebe and Frank Lachmann achieved the goal if making this come to life in their most recent Publication, The Origins of Attachment: Infant Research and Adult Treatment.

Library News

Library News

by Eric Rosen, MLIS, Librarian


Marshall Greene (1931-2015)*

As some of you know, an important member of the SFCP community recently passed away. It is his family’s wish to offer for free his collection of bound volumes of some major psychoanalytic journals to candidates and students at SFCP; please inquire of the library for more information. Dr. Greene had a long and fruitful career in Psychoanalysis. He headed or advised public health institutes in the Bay Area, including San Mateo County Health Services, the Department of Psychiatry at Peninsula Hospital, and the San Mateo County Mental Health. He also taught at SFCP where was on many committees and task forces, and chaired the Ethics Board of the Northern California Psychiatric Society, and saw patients up until his death on January 12, 2015.

Please inquire at the library or the office for more information about the journals.


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