• Co-Presidents Column, by Walt Beckman, PhD and Michael K. Smith, PhD
  • SFCP December Board Meeting Highlights, by Paul K. Sorbo, LCSW, BCD
  • Annual Giving Campaign 2019-2020, by Susmita Shah, MFT

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About SFCP

Our Mission

The San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis is dedicated to advancing the vitality and enduring value of psychoanalysis in Northern California and beyond.

The San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis was organized in 2007, combining the San Francisco Psychoanalytic Institute & Society, founded in 1941, with the San Francisco Foundation for Psychoanalysis, founded in 1991. The SFCP is a not for profit organization with more than 200 practicing analysts and more than 45 candidates (psychoanalysts in training).  The Center provides an extensive training program in psychoanalysis.  The Center also sponsors a large, vibrant Extension Division which offers classes and seminars for continuing education credit to mental health professionals upon approval of membership.  Outreach programs may also be found on our calendar.  These events are free and offer no continuing education credit and are open to the general public.  In addition, SFCP maintains a Low / Moderate Fee Referral Services for adults, children and adolescents as well as providing other mental health services and programs for the general community.

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Upcoming Programs

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Dialogues in Contemporary Psychoanalysis: DOES THE BODY HAVE A MIND? FROM FREUD TO BION - Presenter: Robert Oelsner, MD | Discussant: Holly Gordon, DMH

Saturday, February 01, 2020

Child Colloquium Series: Alienation and Cultural Factors: Male Immigrants Coping with Dislocation and Loss - Presenter: Robert Tyminski, DMH | Discussant: Gregory Villalba, LCSW

Wednesday, February 05, 2020

CCSW Clinical Evening: Crossing the Pacific Ocean: Paying for the Price of Whiteness - Presenters: Tim Kim, MFA, MA; Alexander Shen, PsyD; and Gregory Desierto, PsyD

Wednesday, February 05, 2020

Psychoanalytic Student Seminars: Addiction Through a Psychoanalytic Lens - Instructor: Ben Goldstone, MFT

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

South Bay Psychotherapy Forum - Case Presenter: Edna Stok, MFT | Discussant: Ann Martini, LCSW

Friday, February 28, 2020

Psychoanalytic Grand Round at Stanford: The Importance of Triangular Space in the Clinical Situation - Presenter: Helen Schoenhals Hart, Dr. med.

Wednesday, March 04, 2020

Psychoanalytic Student Seminars: The Art of Catching the Drift: An Introduction to Psychoanalytic Listening - Instructor: Jacqueline De Lon, MFT

Saturday, March 07, 2020

Child Colloquium Series: When the crocodile is trapped: Examining the (in)betweens through an individual and family perspective of a Chinese-American adolescent - Presenters: Andrea Chan, PsyD; and Christine Wai, PsyD

Monday, March 09, 2020

Scientific Meeting: Earning Respect: Cultivating the Ethics of Asymmetry and Responsibility in Psychodynamic Supervision - Presenter: Amy Glick, LMFT | Discussant: Charles Fisher, MD; and Raymond Poggi, MD

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

South Bay Psychotherapy Forum - Case Presenter: Sophie Yost, MFT | Discussant: Neil Brast, MD