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.

President's Message

President’s Message

by Robin Deutsch, PhD & Michael Donner, PhD, President—elect

 

Dear Colleagues,

As you know, we recently implemented a plan asking faculty, program and committee chairs to open and close the building in the evenings and weekends. We would like to apologize to the SFCP Community for the concern and dismay this decision and its implementation provoked. We are taking immediate steps to address the situation.

President's Message

President’s Message

by Robin Deutsch, PhD

 

As many may know by now, Harriet Wolfe has been elected APsaA’s next President-elect. She received 71.3% of the vote, while Richard Lightbody, the other candidate for President-elect, received 28.7%.

It is a very generous act to give of one’s precious time to help our organizations. Whichever psychoanalytic camp one belongs to, Harriet and Richard should be thanked for their willingness to contribute time, energy, and thoughtfulness for our profession’s benefit. Speaking for myself, having APsaA’s new President-elect have so much experience evolving governance structures of psychoanalytic organizations can only be beneficial to APsaA.

Visiting Professor Week Schedule

SFCP Visiting Professor Week

Claudio Laks Eizirik, M.D.

November 11th through 17th

Our Visiting Professor is Claudio Laks Eizirik, a Training and Supervising Analyst from the Porto Alegre Institute for Psychoanalysis, Brazil. Dr. Eizirik is a well known and popular teacher and supervisor throughout Latin America, author of numerous articles and books, and former president of the IPA and the Association of Latin American Psychoanalysts (FEPAL).

Incoming Candidates Class

Incoming Candidates Class

We have a class of 5 talented candidates beginning psychoanalytic training this fall. Those candidates are:

  • Kirsten Beuthin, LMFT
  • Robert Eskuchen, MD
  • Joel Benjamin Goldstone, MFT
  • Rebecca Schwartz, PhD
  • Gregory Villalba, LCSW

A welcome introducing them to the community was not ready in time for the September newsletter but will be in the October newsletter.

Membership Division News

Membership Division News

by Meryl Botkin, PhD, Chair, Membership Services Division

 

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