Message from the Board Chair

Message from the Board Chair

by Zach Cowan

 

Update on the Transition Process

This is an exciting time for SFCP as we move towards having a permanent executive director. The Board and its executive director search committee have begun in earnest on the search process. The purpose of this message is to bring members up to date and give you some idea of what the process will look like. The members of the search committee are:

Zach Cowan, Michael Donner, Erik Gann , Kavoos Bassiri, Jessica Areen, Neil Talkofff, Clara Kwun, Walt Beckman

President's Message

President’s Message

by Michael Donner, PhD

 

A Culture of Giving: Thank you for your contribution….
Several things have come up in the last week or so that got me thinking about our “culture of giving.” This week I was the author of two letters thanking SFCP members for their kind and generous donations. At the beginning of the week I was surprised and delighted by a letter I received. A member of SFCP had sent us a check for $5000.00! This generous contribution was a gesture on the member’s behalf, intended to represent his gratitude and appreciation for our support of psychoanalytic training. There were no strings attached, although the donor, clearly a participant in some of our streaming programs, asked that we consider upgrading our microphones!

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE PSYCHOANALYTIC TRAINING GRADUATES OF 2015! Graduation

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE PSYCHOANALYTIC TRAINING GRADUATES of 2015!

Graduation Ceremony & Celebration • Saturday May 30, 2014

by Laurie Case, PhD & Gary Grossman, PhD

 

Fang RestaurantWe are writing to invite all of our members and candidates to join together in celebration of this year’s graduates from SFCP’s Psychoanalytic Training Program. The ceremony begins at 4:00pm in the Center’s auditorium. Our 2015 speaker is Barbara McSwain, LCSW, a beloved SFCP Training & Supervising Analyst who retired last year. A champagne and hors d'oeuvres reception will follow the ceremony.

VISITING PROFESSOR WEEK 2015: Featuring Dominique Scarfone, MD

VISITING PROFESSOR WEEK 2015
Featuring Dominique Scarfone, MD

 

President's Message

President’s Message

by Michael Donner, PhD

 

The Search Begins….

Several months ago, the board appointed a Transition Committee to consider the next step in our management structure. The Transition Committee, chaired by Audrey Dunn, carefully reviewed our current management model. Although we have a temporary Interim Executive Director, our current model calls for a Chief Operating Officer (COO) who reports to the President. The President is accountable to the Board.

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.

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.

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