Psychoanalytic Training

Since its formation seventy years ago by American and European analysts, the SFCP has been an able and avant-garde member organization of the American and International Psychoanalytic Associations.  As it has undergone continuing self-study and evolution in each decade, it now arrives in the 21st Century as a model for contemporary psychoanalytic training — offering a full vision of educational development for psychoanalysts-to-be, including a program that rests on the traditional three pillars of psychoanalytic education: seminars in clinical work and theory, supervision of analytic cases, and personal psychoanalysis, to which we add a fourth pillar — the serious cultivation of critical thinking with a focus on evidence and logical coherence.

2016 - 2017 Catalog of Courses

The didactic component of psychoanalytic training at the Center is informed by principles of theoretical pluralism and critical thinking. One sequence of seminars that runs through the four years of coursework is devoted to the study of psychoanalytic theory. This sequence takes the works of Freud as its starting point and follows an historically organized study of theoretical developments. The works of Klein and contemporary Kleinians, the British Independents, Bion, contemporary Freudians, French psychoanalytic texts, the American Relationalists and contemporary object relations theorists are taught in depth. Concurrent with this sequence, are courses in clinical practice that run throughout the four years. These courses begin with basic concepts having to do with therapeutic action, beginning psychoanalytic treatment, analytic process, and dreams and continue in later years to study primitive states, severe psychopathology, and trauma. Courses in the psychoanalytic understanding of development begin in the first year of coursework and continue through the early academic years. These courses include the study of infant observation, attachment theory, gender and object choice, oedipal and post-oedipal stages of development.

The close examination of ongoing cases in psychoanalytic treatment is undertaken in case conferences which continue throughout all years of the curriculum. The case conference offered in the first year is exclusively for first year candidates. The continuous case conferences offered in subsequent years include a mix of candidates from the second, third, and fourth years. This provides candidates the opportunity to work closely with candidates from different classes. This integration of candidate cohorts continues in three other seminar contexts: 1) the Visiting Professor week, in which a noted psychoanalyst outside the Center is invited to teach candidates and offer programs to graduate members of the Center; 2) Electives, in which candidates choose from courses offered by faculty of the Center which take up topics of special interest; and 3) the annual Intersession: a three week program that takes up a topic of applied psychoanalysis.

The curriculum concludes with a course offered after the four year sequence, in which candidates formulate and develop a paper in a working group of fellow candidates and with the participation of a faculty mentor.

Below is a list of the coursework, organized by year.

08:00am - 09:30am

Theory of Technique: Introduction to Theory of Therapeutic Action (download syllabus)
September 9, 16, 23, 30; October 7, 14, 21, 28; November 4, 2016
9 sessions
Steven Goldberg, MD

Beginning an Analysis (download syllabus)
November 11; December 2, 9, 16, 2016; January 6, 13, 27; February 3, 2017
8 sessions
William C. Glover, PhD

Dreams (download syllabus)
February 10, 17, 24; March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 2017
8 sessions
Catherine Mallouh, MD

Elements of Psychoanalytic Process (download syllabus)
April 14, 21, 28; May 5, 12, 19, 26; June 2, 16, 2017
9 sessions
13.5 CME/CE Credits has been awarded
Celeste Schneider, PhD

 

09:45am - 11:15am

Freud - Part I (download syllabus)
September 9, 16, 23, 30; October 7, 14, 21, 28, 2016
8 sessions
John Jemerin, MD

Freud - Part II (download syllabus)
November 4, 11; December 2, 9, 16, 2016; January 6, 13, 27, 2017
8 sessions
Karim Dajani, PsyD

Freud - Part III (download syllabus)
February 3, 10, 17, 24; March 3, 10, 17, 24, 2017
8 sessions
J. Samuel Chase, MD

Interdisciplinary Studies
March 31; April 14, 2017
2 sessions

Emergence of Object Relations Theories (download syllabus)
April 21, 28; May 5, 12, 19, 26; June 2, 2017
7 sessions
Eric Glassgold, MD

 

12:15pm - 01:45pm

Case Conference I
September 9, 16, 23, 30; October 7, 14, 21, 28; November 4, 11; December 2, 9, 16, 2016
13 sessions
Abby Wolfson, PhD

Candidates Association Meeting
January 13, 2017

Medication and Psychoanalysis (download sylalbus)
January 27; February 3, 10, 2017
3 sessions
Mark Swoiskin, MD

Conversion (download syllabus)
February 17, 24; March 3, 10, 17, 24, 2017
6 sessions
Catherine McKenzie, PhD

Interdisciplinary Studies
March 31; April 14, 2017
2 sessions

Character (download syllabus)
April 21, 28; May 5, 12, 19, 26; June 2, 2017
7 sessions
10.5 CME/CE Credits has been awarded
Nathan Szajnberg, MD

08:00am - 09:30am

Infant Observation (download syllabus)
September 9, 16, 23, 30; October 7, 14, 2016
6 sessions
Beth Barmack, LCSW

Early Childhood Development (download syllabus)
October 21, 28; November 4, 11; December 2, 9, 16, 2016; January 6, 2017
8 sessions
Michael Wagner, PhD and Mary Margaret McClure, DMH

Oedipal Development (download syllabus)
January 13, 27; February 3, 10, 17, 24, 3, 10, 2017
8 sessions
Diana C. Fuery, PhD, LCSW

Case Formulation: Writing as a Means of Thinking (download sylalbus)
March 17, 24, 31; April 14, 21, 2017
5 sessions
Holly Gordon, DMH

Child Psychoanalysis (download syllabus)
April 28; May 5, 12, 19, 26; June 2, 16, 2017
7 sessions
Maureen Katz, MD

 

09:45am - 11:15am

Introduction to the Work of Melanie Klein (download syllabus)
September 9, 16, 23, 30; October 7, 14, 21, 28, 2016
8 sessions
Deborah Weisinger, PsyD and Suzanne Klein, PhD

The Independent School (download syllabus)
November 4, 11; December 2, 9, 16, 2016; January 6, 13, 27; February 3, 2017
9 sessions
Michael Smith, PhD

Electives

Race and Culture in Psychoanalytic Context: A Survey of the Clinical Literature (download syllabus)
February 10, 17, 24; March 3, 10, 17, 24, 2017
7 sessions
10.5 CME/CE Credits has been awarded
Forrest Hamer, PhD

The Book that Could Change Your Life
February 10, 17, 24; March 3, 10, 17, 24, 2017
7 sessions
10.5 CME/CE Credits has been awarded
Michael Levin, PsyD

The Analytic "Here and Now" (download syllabus)
February 10, 17, 24; March 3, 10, 17, 24, 2017
7 sessions
10.5 CME/CE Credits has been awarded
Janice Mill, PhD

Interdisciplinary Studies
March 31; April 14, 2017
2 sessions

Bion (download syllabus)
April 21, 28; May 5, 12, 19, 26; June 2, 2017
7 sessions
10.5 CME/CE Credits has been awarded
Lee Rather, PhD

 

12:15pm - 01:45pm

What is Psychoanalytic Process? (download syllabus)
September 9, 16, 23, 30; October 7, 14, 21, 2016
7 sessions
Charles Fisher, MD and Diane Donnelly, PhD

Case Conference #1

Module 1
October 28; November 4, 11; December 2, 9, 16, 2016; January 6, 2017
7 sessions
Beth Steinberg, PhD

Module 2
January 27; February 3, 10, 17, 24; March 3, 10, 17, 24, 2017
9 sessions
Henry Markman, MD

Module 3
April 21, 28; May 5, 12, 19, 26; June 2, 2017
7 sessions
Peter Goldberg, PhD

Case Conference #2

Module 1
October 28; November 4, 11; December 2, 9, 16, 2016; January 6, 2017
7 sessions
Lisa Buchberg, DMH

Module 2
January 27; February 3, 10, 17, 24; March 3, 10, 17, 24, 2017
9 sessions
Katherine MacVicar, MD and Helen Schoenhals Hart, Dr. med

Module 3
April 21, 28; May 5, 12, 19, 26; June 2, 2017
7 sessions
Neil Talkoff, PhD

Case Conference #3 (Child / Adult)

Module 1
October 28; November 4, 11; December 2, 9, 16, 2016; January 6, 2017
7 sessions
Louis Roussel, PhD

Module 2
January 27; February 3, 10, 17, 24; March 3, 10, 17, 24, 2017
9 sessions
Julie Ruskin, PhD and Ann Martini, LCSW

Module 3
April 21, 28; May 5, 12, 19, 26; June 2, 2017
7 sessions
Stephen Selignman, DMH and Phyllis Cath, MD

Candidates Association Meeting
January 13, 2017

Interdisciplinary Studies
March 31; April 14, 2017
2 sessions

08:00am - 09:30am

Middle Childhood (download syllabus)
September 9, 16, 23, 30; October 7, 14, 2016
6 sessions
Reyna Cowan, PsyD, LCSW

Adolescence (download syllabus)
October 21, 28; November 4, 11; December 2, 2016
5 sessions
Michael Loughran, PhD

The Process of Framing and the Act of Interpreting in the Analytic Setting
December 9, 16, 2016; January 6, 13, 27; February 3, 10, 2017
7 sessions
Adam Goldyne, MD

Trauma (download syllabus)
February 17, 24; March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 2017
7 sessions
Laurie Goldsmith, PhD

Gender and Sexualities
April 14, 21, 28; May 5, 12, 19, 26; June 2, 2017
8 sessions
Gary Grossman, PhD

 

09:45am - 11:15am

Contemporary Freud (download syllabus)
September 9, 16, 23, 30; October 7, 14, 21, 28, 2016
8 sessions
Erik Gann, MD

Contemporary Object Relations Theory in Three Sections (download syllabus)
November 4, 11; December 2, 9, 16, 2016; January 6, 13, 27; February 3, 2017
9 sessions
L. Eileen Keller, PhD

Electives

Race and Culture in Psychoanalytic Context: A Survey of the Clinical Literature (download syllabus)
February 10, 17, 24; March 3, 10, 17, 24, 2017
7 sessions
10.5 CME/CE Credits has been awarded
Forrest Hamer, PhD

The Book that Could Change Your Life
February 10, 17, 24; March 3, 10, 17, 24, 2017
7 sessions
10.5 CME/CE Credits has been awarded
Michael Levin, PsyD

The Analytic "Here and Now" (download syllabus)
February 10, 17, 24; March 3, 10, 17, 24, 2017
7 sessions
10.5 CME/CE Credits has been awarded
Janice Mill, PhD

Interdisciplinary Studies
March 31; April 14, 2017
2 sessions

American Relational Analysis (download syllabus)
April 21, 28; May 5, 12, 19, 26; June 2, 2017
7 sessions
10.5 CME/CE Credits has been awarded
Peter Carnochan, PhD

 

12:15pm - 01:45pm

Psychoanalytic Writing (download syllabus)
September 9, 16, 23, 30; October 7, 14, 21, 2016
7 sessions
Zoe Grusky, PhD

Case Conference #1

Module 1
October 28; November 4, 11; December 2, 9, 16, 2016; January 6, 2017
7 sessions
Beth Steinberg, PhD

Module 2
January 27; February 3, 10, 17, 24; March 3, 10, 17, 24, 2017
9 sessions
Henry Markman, MD

Module 3
April 21, 28; May 5, 12, 19, 26; June 2, 2017
7 sessions
Peter Goldberg, PhD

Case Conference #2

Module 1
October 28; November 4, 11; December 2, 9, 16, 2016; January 6, 2017
7 sessions
Lisa Buchberg, DMH

Module 2
January 27; February 3, 10, 17, 24; March 3, 10, 17, 24, 2017
9 sessions
Katherine MacVicar, MD and Helen Schoenhals Hart, Dr. med

Module 3
April 21, 28; May 5, 12, 19, 26; June 2, 2017
7 sessions
Neil Talkoff, PhD

Case Conference #3 (Child / Adult)

Module 1
October 28; November 4, 11; December 2, 9, 16, 2016; January 6, 2017
7 sessions
Louis Roussel, PhD

Module 2
January 27; February 3, 10, 17, 24; March 3, 10, 17, 24, 2017
9 sessions
Julie Ruskin, PhD and Ann Martini, LCSW

Module 3
April 21, 28; May 5, 12, 19, 26; June 2, 2017
7 sessions
Stephen Selignman, DMH and Phyllis Cath, MD

Candidates Association Meeting
January 13, 2017

Interdisciplinary Studies
March 31; April 14, 2017
2 sessions

08:00am - 09:30am

Obstacles to Change (download syllabus)
September 9, 16, 23, 30; October 7, 14, 21, 28, 2016
8 sessions
Nancy Beckman, PhD

Introduction to the Work of Hans Loewald (download syllabus)
November 4, 11; December 2, 9, 16, 2016; January 6, 13, 27; February 3, 2017
9 sessions
Lee Grossman, MD

Theory and Practice
February 10, 17, 24; March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 2017
8 sessions
Patricia Marra, MFT

Return to Freud (download syllabus)
April 14, 21, 28; May 5, 12, 19, 26; June 2, 2017
8 sessions
Mitchell Wilson, MD

 

09:45am - 11:15am

Perversions (download syllabus)
September 9, 16, 23, 30; October 7, 14, 21, 28; November 4, 2016
9 sessions
Robert Bartner, PhD, MFT

Narcissism (download syllabus)
November 11; December 2, 9, 16, 2016; January 6, 13, 27; February 3, 2017
8 sessions
Maria Longuemare, MD, PhD

Electives

Race and Culture in Psychoanalytic Context: A Survey of the Clinical Literature (download syllabus)
February 10, 17, 24; March 3, 10, 17, 24, 2017
7 sessions
10.5 CME/CE Credits has been awarded
Forrest Hamer, PhD

The Book that Could Change Your Life
February 10, 17, 24; March 3, 10, 17, 24, 2017
7 sessions
10.5 CME/CE Credits has been awarded
Michael Levin, PsyD

The Analytic "Here and Now" (download syllabus)
February 10, 17, 24; March 3, 10, 17, 24, 2017
7 sessions
10.5 CME/CE Credits has been awarded
Janice Mill, PhD

Interdisciplinary Studies
March 31; April 14, 2017
2 sessions

Termination (download syllabus)
April 21, 28; May 5, 12, 19, 26; June 2, 2017
7 sessions
Robin Deutsch, PhD

 

12:15pm - 01:45pm

Ethics (download syllabus)
September 9, 16, 23, 30; October 7, 14, 21, 2016
7 sessions
10.5 CME/CE Credits has been awarded
Paul Ransohoff, DMH

Case Conference #1

Module 1
October 28; November 4, 11; December 2, 9, 16, 2016; January 6, 2017
7 sessions
Beth Steinberg, PhD

Module 2
January 27; February 3, 10, 17, 24; March 3, 10, 17, 24, 2017
9 sessions
Henry Markman, MD

Module 3
April 21, 28; May 5, 12, 19, 26; June 2, 2017
7 sessions
Peter Goldberg, PhD

Case Conference #2

Module 1
October 28; November 4, 11; December 2, 9, 16, 2016; January 6, 2017
7 sessions
Lisa Buchberg, DMH

Module 2
January 27; February 3, 10, 17, 24; March 3, 10, 17, 24, 2017
9 sessions
Katherine MacVicar, MD and Helen Schoenhals Hart, Dr. med

Module 3
April 21, 28; May 5, 12, 19, 26; June 2, 2017
7 sessions
Neil Talkoff, PhD

Case Conference #3 (Child / Adult)

Module 1
October 28; November 4, 11; December 2, 9, 16, 2016; January 6, 2017
7 sessions
Louis Roussel, PhD

Module 2
January 27; February 3, 10, 17, 24; March 3, 10, 17, 24, 2017
9 sessions
Julie Ruskin, PhD and Ann Martini, LCSW

Module 3
April 21, 28; May 5, 12, 19, 26; June 2, 2017
7 sessions
Stephen Selignman, DMH and Phyllis Cath, MD

Candidates Association Meeting
January 13, 2017

Interdisciplinary Studies
March 31; April 14, 2017
2 sessions