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Visiting Professor Week in Review: Non-verbal material and representability in the analytic session

Visiting Professor Week in Review:
Non-verbal material and representability in the analytic session

By Eric Glassgold, MD, Co-Chair Visiting Professor committee

 

On Monday evening of Visiting Professor week (November 10, 2014), Virginia Ungar gave a paper titled “Non-verbal material and representability in the analytic session.” She began the paper by referring to the work of figurability by Cesar and Sara Botella, two Parisian analysts working with traumatized children who manifest delays or arrests in the development of the capacity for symbolization.

Greetings and Happy New Year from Beth and the Staff

Greetings and Happy New Year from Beth and the Staff

By Beth Schecter, Interim Executive Director

 

I always love the New Year since it feels like we get a chance for a fresh start. Of course I continue to look at how SFCP is doing organizationally and reporting my findings to the board. I feel we are making progress on many things, including getting more organized with our processes and finances. Here are some of the things we are working on that I wanted you to know.

A Tribute to Robert Wallerstein

A Tribute to Robert Wallerstein

by Herbert J. Weiner, PhD, MSW

 

I have been a student of psychoanalysis for nearly 50 years, and was always impressed by the balanced, systematic presentations that Bob made. He was fair to all schools and weighed them rigorously without any axe to grind. His thinking and logical voice outlasted the physical frailties of age.

Personally, he was always cordial and friendly, even though I am unlicensed. He was never a snob and treated me as a colleague.

In essence, he was a model psychoanalyst and credit to the profession.

While we are greatly saddened at his passing, he has left a path that we must follow in honor of his memory.

 

Robert S. Wallerstein

With great heavy
sadness I have
learned of your
passing you were

President's Message

President’s Message

by Michael Donner, PhD

 

The end of the old and the approach of the new year is for me a time for pause and reflection. Magazines and websites post their top 10 and “best of” lists and many people are thinking about their New Years resolutions. As I reflect on the year, I find myself thinking a great deal about what we have gained and especially who we have lost.

RECOGNITIONS

RECOGNITIONS

 

Recent publications by Robert Waska LPCC, MFT, PhD

Book Chapters:

  • Waska, R. 2014. Jung, Modern Kleinian Therapy, and Participation Mystique, in Shared Realities: Participation Mystique and Beyond, ed. M. Winborn, Carmel, CA: Fisher King Press.

  • Waska, R. 2014. Tales of Glory: The Narcissistic Ideal as Defense Against Being Forgotten, in Handbook of the Psychology of Narcissism: Diverse Perspectives, ed. Avi Besser, 23-422. New York: Nova Science Publications.

Journal Articles:

  • Waska, R. 2014. Children as collateral in the fear of becoming forgotten: Death anxiety as the ultimate loss. Psychoanalytic Couples and Family Journal, 4:2, 155-165.

Library News

Library News

by Eric Rosen, MLIS, Librarian

 

New Acquisitions:

December, 2014

Membership Division News

Membership Division News

By Meryl Botkin, PhD, Membership Integration Committee, Chair

 

I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving and is gearing up for Chanukah, Christmas and the New Year, which are coming up fast.

We have a new transition in leadership for the Post-grad Committee. Leora Benioff,PhD, is taking over the helm from Sue von Baeyer, PhD, as of January 1, 2015. Sue chaired the Post-grad Committee for the last six years and was responsible for the well attended Klein series. She also instituted a program called “Us teaching Us,” where one of our faculty would teach in the area of their expertise. Also, she created a writing series, in which people brought works in progress that senior analysts and others would discuss, and offer ideas for publication. Sue was also responsible for the many post-grad dinners and post-grad meetings with our Visiting Professors over the years.

Learning from Experience: a Visiting Candidate Program

Learning from Experience: a Visiting Candidate Program

by Robin Deutsch, PhD

 

Recommendation for Proposed Structure Model to be considered by the Transition Committee

Recommendation for Proposed Structure Model to be considered by the Transition Committee

by Catherine Witzling, PhD, LCSW, Newsletter Editor

 

It is probably well known to our readers that in the wake of the departure of our Chief Operating Officer Jeff Miller, a Transition Committee has been formed, charged with considering the way SFCP functions and potentially suggesting improvements. We are including a summary of material, with relevant quotes, that appeared in a hyperlink to the President’s Message last month, so that members who don’t follow hyperlinks can see and understand the changes proposed by the Transition Committee. We are taking our lead from the Committee, which has said that these significant changes “should be discussed carefully.”

President's Report

President’s Message

by Michael Donner, PhD

 

As I was thinking about my message for the month, I was also planning our families Thanksgiving menu, reflecting on Thanksgivings past, friends, family, successful and sometimes disastrous meals (don't get me started on carving a turkey). My thoughts turned to all that I'm thankful for, and I began to think about all that I'm thankful for at SFCP.

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