Associate Membership

Associate Membership

Associate Membership starts on January 1st and ends on December 31st of each year.

Associate Membership benefits will help to develop your interests in psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy  and support you in building a network of colleagues and a professional home within the Center.


  • NEW! 50% discount and free CME/CE Credits on single-day events
  • NEW! 10% discount and $10 per CME/CE Credits (w/ $200 max per program per academic year) on multi-week programs
  • subscription to PEP/Web subscription at no extra cost (opt-in option)
  • online access to online version of International Journal of Psychoanalysis (IJP), a $270 value, at a greatly reduced cost of $55 (opt-out option)
  • online access to EZ Proxy which provides access to recently published articles from selected online journals
  • eligible to vote for Bylaw changes, Analyst Members on the Board and SFCP Presidential elections
  • opportunity to receive mentorship from a candidate or analyst for professional development
  • opportunities to serve on and chair SFCP committees*
  • full privileges at the SFCP Library
  • eligible to vote for Bylaw changes, Analyst Members on the Board and SFCP Presidential elections
  • opportunities to serve on and chair SFCP committees*
  • inclusion in the printed SFCP Membership Directory
  • inclusion in the online SFCP Membership Directory
  • subscription to monthly SFCP E-Newsletters
  • eligible to join SFCP All-Members listserv
  • invitation to attend and participate at the SFCP Annual Meeting
*An active SFCP membership is required to serve on committees


An applicants must:

  1. have completed two (2) years of psychoanalytic study (for example, and without limitation, a psychotherapy program, year long psychotherapy and social work program of the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis); 
  2. have completed two (2) years psychoanalytic consultation/study group with an analyst, PPTP graduate, or equivalent; 
  3. be licensed and in good standing; and 
  4. meet the ethical standards of the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis.
 Community Members who meet the above requirements are invited to apply for Associate Membership.

Membership Dues

$445 per year – INCLUDING $55 IJP subscription
$390 per year – if OPT-OUT of $55 IJP subscription

Please note that membership dues are subject to change and typically increases 3% each year.

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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