Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program (SF-PPTP)

SF-PPTP Informational Open House

Thursday, March 7, 2024
7:00pm – 9:00pm
444 Natoma Street, San Francisco
In-person only
Dinner and drinks will be served

DECIDING WHETHER TO APPLY TO SF-PPTP OR FOUNDATIONS

Please use the following guidelines to decide whether to apply to SF-PPTP or Foundations. On the application form, you will be asked to check one of these boxes and provide a brief description of your situation. Please be aware that if you accept an offer of admission to either program, you will be asked to submit a non-refundable deposit on July 1 to secure a spot in the Fall 2024 class (please see the Application Form for the full fee schedule). 


Recommendation:
Apply to SF-PPTP

Barring unforeseen and unlikely changes in my circumstances, I can commit to the following SF-PPTP requirements between September 2024 and mid-June 2025:

  • During this period, I will spend at least a year practicing in a clinical setting in which I can treat adult patients in open-ended psychotherapy (even if this would be a minority of my clinical work)
  • I can commit to attending Tuesday-evening classes consistently and in person (with exceptions described above) during both Year 1 (September 2024 through mid-June 2025) and Year 2 (September 2025 to mid-June 2026)

 

Recommendations:
Apply to Foundations

Barring unforeseen and unlikely changes in my circumstances, I can commit to the following requirements:

  • Between September 2024 and mid-June 2025, I will spend at least six months practicing in a clinical setting in which I can treat adult patients in open-ended psychotherapy (even if this would be a minority of my clinical work)
  • I can commit to attending first-year classes consistently and in person (with exceptions denoted elsewhere on this site) between September 2024 and June 2025.

However, I am not prepared to commit either

  • to attending second-year classes between September 2025 and June 2026; and/or
  • to engaging in supervision with SF-PPTP supervisors.

 

Recommendations:
If applying does make sense, you must apply to Foundations:

  • Between September 2024 and mid-June 2026, I will not be practicing in a clinical setting where I can treat adult patients in open-ended psychotherapy.  However, I can commit to attending Tuesday evening classes consistently and in person (with the exceptions described above).
  • Classes are meant for trainees actively engaged in clinical work.  If you are not currently working with patients, consult Program and Outreach Chair Beth Steinberg (click to email).  

Note:  SF-PPTP applications will be prioritized over Foundations applications if there are more applicants than spots.  Thus, if you apply to Foundations but then learn before June 2024 that you can commit to two years of classes, it would be advantageous to let the Admissions Chair know that you would like to apply to SF-PPTP instead of to Foundations.  Once admitted to the Foundations program, you may transfer into SF-PPTP any time.

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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