News from the Psychoanalytic Education Division
by Wendy Stern, DMH, Training Analyst Appointment & Development Committee
Becoming a Training Analyst/Supervising Analyst in 2016 and Beyond
SFCP, in anticipation of coming changes at APsaA and in concert with psychoanalytic education centers nationally, is taking a fresh look at the procedures for developing psychoanalysts who will analyze and supervise future candidates. To that end, community wide discussions will be taking place in the hopes of reaching a consensus about the kind(s) of writing and presenting requirements we want for our future TA/SAs.
In the meantime, however, we do have our developmental procedure in place for faculty members who wish to head in the direction of TA/SA appointment in 2016 and 2017. Thus far, eleven TA/SAs have been appointed under the auspices of SFCP’s developmental process, instituted in 2007 to replace the more evaluative procedures operating under the old Education Committee of SFPI. When we transitioned to becoming a psychoanalytic center, TAs voted to change our appointment procedures to reflect an ongoing commitment to post-graduate development with a greater emphasis on development, per se, rather than evaluation.