Community Membership

Community Membership

Community Membership starts on July 1st and ends on June 30th of each year. Regardless of which membership fee category you pay, you receive full Community Membership benefits that 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
  • 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
  • opportunity to receive mentorship from a candidate or analyst for professional development
  • full privileges at the SFCP Library
  • 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-Newsletter
  • 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.
**One must join/renew their membership by July 31 in order to be listed in both of our printed and online Membership Roster.  Those who join/renew their membership on or after August 1 will be listed in our online roster only.

Community Membership Fee Categories

For Licensed and Unlicensed Professionals
$180 per year – INCLUDING $55 IJP subscription
$125 per year – if OPT-OUT of $55 IJP subscription
This membership fee category is for licensed and unlicensed professionals. Please note that membership dues are subject to change and typically increase 3% each year.

For Students, retired individuals, or those who work at least 51% time in community mental health
$80 per year – INCLUDING $55 IJP subscription
$25 per year – if OPT-OUT of $55 IJP subscription
This membership fee category is reserved for students or those who work at least 51% time in community mental health. Verification of student ID or community agency employment is required upon application submission.

Automatic Renewals

Starting July 1, when you renew your membership online, you will have the option to save your credit card information in our processing system so your membership automatically renews on July 1st of each year. Alternatively, SFCP will mail or email an invoice to you in June of each year. 

Important:  The tuition of SF-PPTP, PAPPTP and CAPPTP includes the Community Membership.  If you will be joining these training programs, please do not sign up for the Community Membership.

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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