Important – Vision and Mission of SFCP – Your Voice is Crucial

You are invited to attend a virtual working session to re-imagine SFCP’s Vision and Mission Statements on Sunday, April 28, 2024 from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm.

Your voice is critical even if you are not able to attend the session.

You will be able to contribute even if you cannot attend on April 28th. You can register here. The registration deadline is Monday, April 15th.

The vision and mission statements will build on the strategic planning process and the four strategic directions:

  1. Energizing the Membership to Co-Create the Life of the Organization
  2. Promoting an Inclusive & Reflective Organization
  3. Re-Envisioning & Building a Sustainable Organizational Structure to Support Prioritized Programming
  4. Developing & Supporting Leaders

The vision and mission are essential policies and guides for the organization.

What is a vision statement?
A vision statement focuses on the imagined future world the Center wants to create. It’s aspirational. The vision statement promotes growth, both internally and externally. A strong vision helps people focus on what matters the most for the Center. It also invites innovation in how we evolve to meet the vision.

A vision statement answers questions such as:

  • What is the arena or arenas of our work?
  • What problem/issue are we working to solve, or what shift are we hoping to create?
  • Who and what are we inspiring to change?

What is a mission statement?
A mission statement focuses on what the Center does now to achieve the vision. The mission statement drives the Center. It is what we do, the core of our work, and what our contribution is to making the vision a reality. It also shapes the Center’s culture.

A mission statement answers questions such as:

  • What do we do?
  • Whom do we serve?
  • How do we serve them?

Ways to participate:

  • A survey will be sent to all members the week of March 7th. Please contribute your thoughts on some questions related to SFCP’s vision and mission prior to the working session on April 28th. The combined input will be distributed to the entire membership prior to April 28th so that these thoughts can be brought forward into the mission and vision planning activities on April 28th. Your responses will be anonymous.
  • Attend on April 28th. You can register here. The registration deadline is Monday, April 15th.

We hope you will complete the survey and attend the April 28th session. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Marcia Hodges at

Strategic Plan Operations Team

Brett Penfil, Board Chair
Maria Longuemare, President
Ari Bachrach
Deb Fletcher
Meryl Botkin
Marcia Hodges

Upcoming Events

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, Part 2: The Clinical and Attachment Implications of a Prospective Psychoanalytic Longitudinal Study of 76 People from Birth
Henry Massie, MD and Nathan Szajnberg, MD (presenters); Bart Blinder, MD, PhD (discussant); Courtney Hartman, PsyD (moderator)
Wednesday, May 1, 2024
Coalition for Clinical Social Work
Depth and Creativity In and Out of the Consulting Room
Tim Kim, PsyD, MFA, Johnny Huy Nguyễn, and Jane L. Dulay, MD, OTR, and Daniel Yu, LCSW (presenters); Clara Kwun, LCSW (moderator)
Saturday, May 4, 2024
Child Colloquium Series
Film Screening and Discussion: A House Made of Splinters (2022)
Reyna Cowan, PsyD, LCSW (discussant)
Monday, May 6, 2024
Scientific Meetings
Freud in his Psychosocial Generation: Durkheim, Simmel, Weber and Du Bois
Nancy Chodorow, PhD (presenter)
Saturday, May 11, 2024
Psychoanalytic Education Division
Graduation Ceremony and Reception 2024
Jim Dimon, MD (graduation speaker)
Wednesdays, May 22, 2024 to June 12, 2024
Psychoanalytic Student Seminars
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Psychoanalytic Theory, and Trans Experience(s)
Loïc Pritchard, MFT (instructor)
Saturday, June 8, 2024
Dialogues in Contemporary Psychoanalysis
A Psychoanalytic Playlist with Sasha Frere-Jones
Sasha Frere-Jones (interviewee); Adam Blum, PsyD (interviewer); Elizabeth Bradshaw, PsyD (moderator)
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