Equity & Inclusion Blast #1

Greetings from the SFCP Interim Equity & Inclusion (E&I) Steering Committee!

This is the first of what will be regular communications meant to keep the entire SFCP community informed of our committee’s work and the progress of SFCP’s Equity & Inclusion initiative in general.

Our committee exists because SFCP needs to do further work to process and integrate the changes in our Center following the work of the Anti-Racism Task Force, the Strategic Planning process, a series of community meetings, the acceptance of new training standards at SFCP to increase the accessibility of psychoanalytic training, and the reality that the work of dealing with issues of equity and inclusion on personal and group levels is very much an ongoing process, at times a contentious and painful process.

The members of our interim committee are Chuck Fisher, Debora Fletcher, Marcia Hodges, Clara Kwun, and Beth Steinberg. We are working with David Luna, the E&I consultant hired by SFCP after a lengthy and thorough search and selection process. David has decades of experience in E&I consulting, and he has served organizations of all sorts throughout the country. Our committee exists to provide initial guidance and oversight to the further work needing to be done.

In our first two meetings, we have laid groundwork for how we will work as a group, drafted a very preliminary E&I Vision Statement for SFCP (just enough to guide our work for the time being), and clarified the specific mission of our committee. In our next few meetings, we will be brainstorming how we might expand the committee to include more perspectives and voices so as to engage the broader organization. We also will begin to brainstorm the major pieces of E&I work that SFCP needs to do and a preliminary priority order for those pieces.

One of our committee’s key values and commitments is to be as transparent as possible as often as possible to the whole SFCP community. With this in mind, please expect to hear from us often.

Warm regards

Chuck Fisher, Debora Fletcher, Marcia Hodges, Clara Kwun, and Beth Steinberg

Stay tuned for the E&I Resources Webpage with resources and information about the history of E&I at SFCP and nationally! In the meantime, for more background on this initiative, please see Excerpts from the Proposal to the SFCP Board for Equity and Inclusion Consultant.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, March 2, 2024
Child Colloquium Series
The Oblivious Object
Mary Brady, PhD (presenter); Anne Alvarez, PhD, M.A.C.P (discussant, will join via ZOOM from London); Sharon Tyson, PhD (moderator)
Monday, March 4, 2024
Scientific Meetings
Psychoanalysis as a Subversive Phenomenon: Social Change, Virtue Ethics and Analytic Theory
Amber Trotter, PsyD (presenter); Introduced by Andy Harlem
Wednesdays, March 6, 2024 to March 27, 2024
Psychoanalytic Student Seminars
Introduction to the Lacanian Clinic
Sydney Tan, PsyD (instructor)
Thursday, March 7, 2024
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Education Division
San Francisco Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program (SF-PPTP) Informational Open House
Saturday, March 9, 2024
The James Grotstein Memorial Lectures in Comparative Psychoanlaysis
Panel Presentation on Four Iconic Papers by Thomas Ogden
Joseph Aguayo, PhD; Maxine Anderson, MD; Peter Goldberg, PhD; Bruce Reis, PhD, FIPA, BCPsa (panelists)
Saturday, March 16, 2024
Child Colloquium Series
Consultee-Centered Consultation as Used with Daycare, Preschool and Child Life Programs
Thomas F. Barrett, PhD and Denia Barrett, MSW (presenters); Shahla Chehrazi, MD (case presentation); Paul Brinich, PhD (moderator)
Thursday, March 21, 2024
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Education Division
Palo Alto Psychoanlaytic Psychotherapy Training Program (PAPPTP) Informational Open House
Saturday, April 13, 2024
Visiting Professor Weekend
The Role of the Analyst
Darian Leader (presenter); Jeanne Wolff-Bernsterin, PhD (discussant); Patricia Marra, MFT (moderator)
Sunday, April 14, 2024
Visiting Professor Weekend
Professor’s Choice with Darian Leader
On “Constructions in Analysis”
Darian Leader (presenter); Israel Katz, MD (moderator)
Saturday, April 27, 2024
Child Colloquium Series
Lives Across Time: The Clinical and Attachment Implications of a Psychoanalytic Longitudinal Study
Henry Massie, MD and Nathan Szajnberg, MD (presenters); Bart Blinder, MD, PhD (discussant); Courtney Hartman, PsyD (moderator)
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