The SFCP Library

The SFCP Library

The SFCP Library supports the research of faculty, candidates, and community members at the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis. Library users can access the collection in several ways—by visiting the physical library, browsing our online catalog, using our online resources, or making requests via email and phone.

The library contains over 13,000 items. Some of these resources cover psychotherapy and psychology in general, but the majority relate specifically to the study of psychoanalysis. The Library holds a non-circulating reference journal collection of roughly 160 titles, which contains material related to subject areas within psychoanalysis: child psychiatry, gender studies, and specific theoretical orientations in the field (such as Klein, Bion, and Lacan). Patrons can visit the library in person or receive requested books through mail, and receive journal articles or book chapters through mail or email. A full list of our services is available at our services page.

Journals are some of the most heavily used items in the Center’s collection. In addition to the Library’s long list of reference journals (which can also be found on SFCP’s online catalog), the Library maintains circulation copies of several titles as well: the International Journal of Psychoanalysis, JAPA,Psychoanalytic Quarterly, and the Psychoanalytic Study of the Child. Circulating journals provide members and candidates with the convenience of borrowing a current copy for offsite research use.

SFCP is a member of the Northern California Consortium of Psychological Libraries and the San Francisco Biomedical Library Network. These memberships provide us with free interlibrary loan service, giving SFCP patrons the convenience of accessing material from most of the Bay Area’s psychological libraries for a nominal fee (the SFCP Library charges patrons only $5.00 for this service to cover staff time spent searching area libraries’ catalogs for requested material). SFCP is part of the National Library of Medicine’s Docline service, which enables us to obtain articles that are unavailable through local consortiums via this national service.

New to the Library?

Check out our user guide for a comprehensive overview of what the library has to offer and how to access it. Please feel free to contact the library if you have any questions.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, June 1, 2024
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Education Division
Graduation Ceremony 2024
Neil Brast, MD (graduation speaker)
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)
Wednesdays, September 4, 2024 to September 25, 2024
Psychoanalytic Student Seminars
Social Work in Community Settings: How Theory Supports Effective Alliances
Corey Datz-Greenberg, LCSW, and Julia St. George, LCSW (instructors)
Fridays, September 6, 2024 to June 20, 2025
Extension Education Programs
2024-2025 San Francisco Yearlong Program: Inventions of Madness: Grappling with Turmoil
Ania Wertz, PhD, PsyD; Diana C. Fuery, PhD, LCSW; Alexander Zinchenko, PhD; Alice Jones, MD; Deborah Weisinger, PsyD; Fernando Castrillon, PsyD; Inti Flores, MD; Shelley Nathan, PhD; and Catherine Mallouh, MD (instructors)
Fridays, September 13, 2024 to June 6, 2025
Extension Education Programs
2024-2025 East Bay Yearlong Program: Letting the Unconscious Lead the Way
Graeme Daniels, MFT; Elizabeth Stuart, MD; Eric Miller, PhD; Ben Goldstone, MA, LMFT; Pedro Job, PsyM; and Paul Watsky, PhD (instructors)
Saturday, September 14, 2024
Child Colloquium Series
Working with the Harsh Adolescent Superego
Holly Gordon, DMH (presenter); Ann Martini, LCSW (discussant)
Thursdays, September 19 to October 17, 2024
Coalition for Clinical Social Work
CCSW mini-Module: Working with Parents: A Complex and Essential Component of Child Psychotherapy
Lea Brown, LCSW, and Amy Wallerstein Friedman, LCSW (instructors)
Fridays, September 20, 2024 to May 23, 2025
Extension Education Programs
2024-2025 San Francisco Yearlong Program: Continuous Case Conference
Marc Wallis, LCSW; Paul Alexander, PhD; Kathy Waller, MD; Bronwen Lemmon, LMFT; and Genie Dvorak, PsyD (case conference group leaders)
Wednesdays, October 2, 2024 to October 23, 2024
Psychoanalytic Student Seminars
Winnicott, Creativity, and the Place Where We Live
Marty Mulkey, MFT (instructor)
Wednesdays, October 16, 2024 to May 7, 2025
Extension Education Programs
2024-2025 Seasoned Clinicians Program
Reyna Cowan, PsyD, LCSW; Clara Kwun, LCSW; Robin Deutsch, PhD; Jeanne Harasemovitch, LCSW; Amy Glick, LMFT; and Gary Grossman, PhD (instructors)
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