SFCP Community Members Mentoring Program

Community Members Mentoring Program

Would you like to meet with an analyst to discuss your questions about psychoanalytic thinking and clinical work? We’d love to meet with you! The Mentoring Program at SFCP matches participants with analyst mentors to discuss the mentee’s interest in psychoanalytic work.

The Mentoring Program is open to mental health clinicians at all levels of training and experience, who are SFCP Community Members, an easy and fun community to join! Mentors meet once a month with mentees for the academic year.

Examples of Topics to Discuss:

  • Information, resources and literature to help a mentee explore particular areas of interest. For example: work with particular populations such as trauma survivors; current thinking about LGBTQ issues; the impact of race, class and culture on psychological life; child work; mindfulness; research about psychoanalytic process; and psychoanalytic interfaces with other fields such as poetry, literature, neurosciences
  • How to choose among current activities, programs, courses, and services offered by SFCP that are relevant to the mentee’s interests and stage of training
  • Questions about developing as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and about psychoanalytic training
  • Connecting the mentee with colleagues who the mentor thinks might be a valuable resource based on the mentee’s interest in a particular subject

“I’m new to private practice and was looking to get mentoring and support from someone with a deep knowledge of psychotherapy. During our initial meetings I was able to get several very practical and pressing questions answered and feel more confident about seeing clients in my new private practice setting. We discussed psychoanalytic approaches to working with parents and children, which helped me to move forward with my cases and also to consider aspects that I had not previously considered. I have a particular interest in mindfulness and my mentor put me in touch with a therapist who incorporates mindfulness into a psychodynamic therapy practice. In addition, I work with children and my mentor referred me to the Child Colloquium, where I met other clinicians and heard a very helpful presentation. I feel very fortunate to meet with my mentor as needs arise.”

Matt Higgins LCSW, Community Members Mentoring Program

COST: FREE to SFCP Community Members.

QUESTIONS: If you have questions about the program, please contact:

Holly Gordon, DMH  hollygordon4@gmail.com

*The Mentorship Program is not a recruitment program. The mentor-mentee relationship is confidential and the mentor does not inform or influence the admission process should the mentee apply to the Center for training.

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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