Associate Membership

Associate Membership

SFCP is excited to announce the launch of our new, full membership category, Associate Membership.

The guiding principle is that extending voting rights in this way will invigorate our membership through inclusion of people who have not typically engaged in psychoanalytic candidacy. We hope this enfranchisement will be a part of recognizing what non-traditional psychoanalytic practitioners can bring to SFCP and help make SFCP a Center which is more inclusive, diverse and equitable.

Community Members who meet the below requirements are invited to apply for Associate Membership. If your membership is approved, you will be admitted into this category, without dues, until January 1, 2023.

As of January 1, 2023, if you elect to continue as an Associate Member, annual dues will be $350.


  • Eligible to vote for Bylaw changes, Analyst Members on the Board and SFCP Presidential elections
  • Subscription to PEP/Web subscription at no extra cost (opt-in)
  • Online access to online version of International Journal of Psychoanalysis (IJP) at a greatly reduced cost (opt-out)
  • Inclusion in the printed SFCP Membership Directory
  • Inclusion in the online SFCP Membership Directory
  • opportunities to serve on and chair SFCP committees
  • subscription to monthly SFCP E-Newsletters
  • full privileges at the SFCP Library
  • online access to EZ Proxy which provides access to recently published articles from selected online journals
  • representation by a Committee dedicated to Associate Membership
  • eligible to vote for an Associate Member to serve as a Trustee of the Board of SFCP
  • eligible to join SFCP All-Members listserv
  • eligible to enroll in the Referral Service for Psychoanalysis
  • subscription to What’s Happening emailing list
  • receive CME/CE Credits free of charge from attending Scientific Meetings and Dialogues in Contemporary Psychoanalysis
  • NEW! 25% discount on SFCP events
  • NEW! 25% discount on CME/CE credits ($9 per credit, $200 max per program per academic year)
  • NEW! 10% discount on Extension Education Program Fees

We are excited to launch this new fully enfranchised membership category in anticipation of learning and working alongside you.


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.

Application Procedure

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, September 27, 2023
Coalition for Clinical Social Work
Ken Epstein, PhD, LCSW, Gary Grossman, PhD, and Maria Longuemare, MD, PhD (presenters); Clara Kwun, LCSW (moderator)
Saturday, September 30, 2023
Child Colloquium Series
Mary Brady, PhD (presenter); Anne Alvarez, PhD, M.A.C.P (discussant, will join via ZOOM from London); Sharon Tyson, PhD (moderator)
Wednesdays, October 4 to October 25, 2023
Psychoanalytic Student Seminars
Marty Mulkey, MFT (instructor)
Thursdays, October 5 to October 26, 2023
Coalition for Clinical Social Work
Lea Brown, LCSW, and Amy Wallerstein Friedman, LCSW (instructors)
Fridays, October 6, 2023 to April 5, 2024
Extension Education Programs
Celeste Schneider, PhD, Frederick Huang, MD, Adam Blum, PsyD, Peter Goldberg, PhD, Michael Levin, PsyD, Israel Katz, MD, and Ortal Kirson-Trilling, PsyD, FIPA (instructors)
Fridays, October 20, 2023 to June 28, 2024
Extension Education Programs
Jan Chess, PhD, MFT, Graeme Daniels, PhD, Elizabeth Stuart, MD, Tom Wooldridge, PsyD, Gary Grossman, PhD, and Benjamin Morsa, PsyD (instructors)
Saturday, October 28, 2023
Dialogues in Contemporary Psychoanalysis
Darian Leader (interviewee); Israel Katz, MD (interviewer); Patricia Marra, MFT (moderator)
Saturday, December 2, 2023
Child Colloquium Series
Kira Steifman, PsyD, and Deborah Weisinger, PsyD (presenters); Yen Quoc, PsyD (moderator)
Monday, December 4, 2023
Scientific Meetings
Mitchell Wilson, MD (presenter)
Login to your account