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Professional Wills: Following Up and Looking To the Future

Professional Wills: Following Up and Looking To the Future

by Dena Sorbo, LCSW

 

Dear Colleagues,

To those of you who attended the conference on professional wills at SFCP on Saturday, March 29, 2014, thank you.

The meeting highlighted how challenging it is to write a professional will. Writing a professional will is simple, as a practical task; the difficulty stems from the emotions that arise in all of us in the anticipation and in the actual writing. Because it is so challenging, many participants requested follow-up support for completing this task.

A question to all: How have you done with completing your professional will? Have you started it? Or completed it? Have you made arrangements with a designated colleague? Whether you have proceeded or gotten stuck, the committees would like to know what factors contributed to your progress, or what got in the way.

Membership Division News

Membership Division News

by Meryl Botkin, PhD, Chair, Membership Services Division

 

Message from the Interim Executive Director

Message from the Interim Executive Director

by Beth L. Schecter

 

Message from the Board Chair

Message from the Board Chair

by Zach Cowan

 

In this issue of the newsletter you'll see articles from our President Michael Donner and our Interim Executive Director, Beth Schecter, about their approaches to taking care of SFCP after Jeff Miller's departure, and to replacing him. I thought it would be good to provide my perspective as Chair of the Board of Trustees as well. I'll start by saying that while changes can be good or bad, I generally focus on the potential for positive change, and bend my efforts in that direction.

President's Message

President’s Message

by Michael Donner, PhD

 

As I'm writing this, SFCP has completed the first month of our academic year and the first month of the “ending phase” of our transition. Beth Schecter has stepped into the interim role and has been keeping us on track and helping us sort out what our “new beginning” will look like.

We have been very busy. SFCP welcomed our new Fellows of the American Psychoanalytic Association at a reception before our first Scientific Meeting. We celebrated the dedication of our Donor Wall at the Fall Party, and our Candidates, PPTP, PAPPTP and Year Long programs began their classes along with Dialogues, our Student Seminars and Clinical Forums. The SFCP and University College London Comparative Clinical Methods Working Party Project completed its second collaboration, the Management Team held a day long retreat, and the Board of Trustees welcomed eight new members to its first meeting.

Candidate Colloquium

Candidate Colloquium

 

As the new academic year is about to start we wanted to say thank you to Debbie Duggan, LCSW, and Patrick Neer, PsyD, for their work as the Candidate Colloquium Co-Chairs over the last two years, and to introduce ourselves as the new people who have agreed to step into those roles. Please feel free to contact us at any point if there is a visiting analyst who you are interested in having meet with the candidates.

Genie Dvorak PsyD (415) 249-9184
Greg Villalba LCSW (415) 794-1578

TA/SA Study Group

TA/SA Study Groups

 

To all faculty:

This fall there are potentially two TA/SA study groups with available space. Marshall Bush is available to facilitate a TA study group (TASG), which would meet in San Francisco or Marin. Jan Mill is planning to facilitate an SA study group (SASG), which will be starting in late October in the East Bay. If you want to participate in either group, you should contact Terry Becker, the TA/SA study group coordinator, to let him know of your wish to do so. You may directly contact Marshall or Jan to learn more about these groups.

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Recognitions

RECOGNITIONS


Mali Mann, MD announces the publication of her new edited book, “The Psychoanalytic Aspects of Assisted Reproductive Technology”. She has contributed to us the following explanation of her work with Assisted Reproductive Technology.

This book contributes in an important way to the psychoanalytic understanding and impact of Assisted Reproductive Technology on a majority of patients who have difficulties starting new families. Recent advances in reproductive technology and the increased use of techniques based upon it have created a need for psychoanalytic thinking and understanding of the implications of Assisted Reproductive P, in-vitro and other similar procedures.

Visiting Professor Week Program Schedule

Visiting Professor, 2014

by Eric Glassgold, MD

 

VISITING PROFESSOR WE EK PROGRAM SCHEDULE
VIRGINIA UNGAR, MD
of the BUENOS AIRES PSYCHOANALYTIC ASSOCIATION
NOVEMBER 10th-16th, 2014

Thursday evening, October 30th, 2014, 7:30 PM at SFCP: The Writings of Dr. Virginia Ungar: A Preview of a Distinct Psychoanalytic Integration Presenters: Era Loewenstein, PhD, SFCP Training and Supervising Analyst and Jack Giuliani, PhD, SFCP Faculty. Webcast available. The presenters will provide a brief overview of Dr. Virginia Ungar’s major papers published in English highlighting her theoretical foundation and clinical interests.

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