Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program (SF-PPTP)


Ongoing Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Conference (OPPC)

The SF-PPTP Ongoing Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Conference (OPPC) has now been moved to an all-Zoom format to make it easier for students and faculty to participate in an ongoing way. If you have completed at least 2 years of SF-PPTP classes, please consider enrolling for 2024-25 via this OPPC Enrollment Form. Enrollment in OPPC will be first-come-first-served, up to a maximum of 12 trainees, so if you are interested please enroll as soon as possible to hold a spot.


The OPPC will consist of four 9-week case / theory conferences, each with a different instructor: Abby Wolfson, PhD; Steven Goldberg, MD; Peter Goldberg, PhD; Amy Glick, PhD.

Each case / theory conference will begin with a group member presenting clinical material and the conference leader facilitating the group’s discussion of the case. Over time, the group and conference leader will select readings that relate to issues raised in case discussion. The leader will then guide the group in studying the readings and relating them back to the case material. The goal is to deepen and extend the theoretical understanding and clinical skills which you started to establish during SF-PPTP, and to provide a group environment for continued, supportive learning.


  • All classes will meet on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 – 8:15 via Zoom.
  • Class dates will be Sep 10, 17, 24; Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Nov 12, 19; Dec 3, 10, 17; Jan 7, 14, 21, 28; Feb 4, 11, 18, 25; Mar 4, 11, 18, 25; Apr 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; May 6, 13, 20, 27; Jun 3, 10


$1544 if paid in full (quarterly payment plan for an additional $55 installment fee)


The purpose of this Conference is ongoing analytic education, engagement, and community for those who have completed two years of SF-PPTP coursework (graduation from SF-PPTP is not a prerequisite). However, because it is not a formal SF-PPTP ‘third year,’ there will be no supervision requirement and no feedback to group members. Feedback to instructors at the end of each theory / case conference will continue to be part of this program.


Associate Membership in SFCP

All graduates of SF-PPTP will have an opportunity to become Associate Members of SFCP, the benefits and opportunities of which described here.

Upcoming Events

Wednesdays, September 4, 2024 to October 9, 2024
Psychoanalytic Student Seminars
Social Work in Community Settings: How Theory Supports Effective Alliances
Corey Datz-Greenberg, LCSW, and Kissu Taffere, 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)
Saturday, October 5, 2024
Scientific Meetings
Dr. Arnold Richards’s Memoir: Unorthodox: My Life Inside and Outside of Psychoanalysis
Arnold Richards, MD (in conversation); Charles Fisher, MD (moderator)
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)
Saturday, November 2, 2024
Scientific Meetings
BORN SMALL, ADDICTED TO GUILT: Analytic treatment of a self-identified addict with special attention to underlying shame, plus guilt as a defense
Graeme Daniels, MFT (presenter)
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