Message from the Chair, Board of Trustees

Message from the Chair, Board of Trustees

by Zach Cowan, Chair, on behalf of SFCP Board of Trustees

 

Dear Members,

We thought it might be a good idea to give you all a brief update on what your Board of Trustees is up to.

President's Message

President’s Message

by Michael Donner, PhD

 

Announcement of Committee on Group Process

It is my pleasure to announce the formation of the Committee on Group Process and the appointment of Ray Poggi as Chair. In 2012, President Robin Deutsch convened a task force to study the vicissitudes of group process at SFCP and to make recommendations about the creation of a committee on group process. The Task Force completed its report to Dr. Deutsch and the Management Team in June 2013, and formed a study group to develop the skills to become useful to the SFCP community. At the December, 2014 meeting of the SFCP Board of Trustees, the Study Group was formally designated as a Committee on Group Process. Like the Ethics and Impairment Committee, this committee is established outside of the Division structure and the Chair will report directly to the President.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Introducing our Interim Executive Director

Introducing our Interim Executive Director

 

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

I am very pleased to tell you that we have hired Beth Schecter, MPH, MBA to serve as our Interim Executive Director. Zach and I considered numerous well qualified candidates before deciding on Beth. Not only is she a highly skilled professional with a lot of experience, we believe that she will be a good fit and asset for our organization in this transition.

Beth has over 25 years of management experience and has served as an Interim or Executive Director to a wide variety of nonprofit organizations. These include the East Bay Agency for Children, Hillel at Stanford, the Organization for Refuge, Asylum and Migration, Jewish Family and Children’s Services and the Edgewood Center for Children & Families.

President’s Message

President’s Message

by Robin Deutsch, PhD

 

In slightly more than the blink of an eye, another academic year has gone by; analytic graduation has passed and psychoanalytic psychotherapy graduation is soon to be upon us. It seems that such a short time ago, I was writing my first newsletter column as President, and now, I have arrived at my final newsletter column. On June 30, I will step down as SFCP President.

President's Message

President's Message

by Robin Deutsch, PhD

 

As the end of the academic year is approaching, I’d like to take the opportunity to thank analysts who have given generously of themselves in leadership positions over the past several years. Michael Windholz, a member of the Management Team and Chair of the Academic and Applied Psychoanalysis, Advocacy and Research Division, Paul Ransohoff, co-chair of the Ethics Com- mittee, Jan Baeuerlen, co-Chair of the Committee on Child Anal- ysis, and Linda Bartlett, Chair of the Low Fee Referral Service are all stepping down from their positions on June 30.

PATRICK MILLER, MD — THE 2014 WINDHOLZ MEMORIAL LECTURER

Scientific Meeting, April 13, 2014

by Eric Glassgold, MD

 

PATRICK MILLER, MD — THE 2014 WINDHOLZ MEMORIAL LECTURER

Patrick Miller, a Parisian psychoanalyst, will visit our psychoanalytic center over the weekend of April 11th and give the Windholz Memorial Lecture on Sunday evening, April 13th at 6:00PM. Dr. Miller is a founding member and past president of La Société Psychanalytique de Recherche et de Formation (The Society for Psychoanalytic Research and Training), France’s newest IPA affiliated psychoanalytic society.

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