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


Each applicant to SF-PPTP or Foundations must:

  • Have outpatient clinical experience
  • Have an established plan to be practicing psychoanalytic psychotherapy with adults 1-2x/week while in SF-PPTP or Foundations classes.  
    • Applicants to SF-PPTP must have a plan to be practicing this kind of therapy for at least one year during the program’s two academic years of coursework.
    • Applicants to Foundations must have a plan to be practicing this kind of therapy for at least six months during the program’s one academic year of coursework. Occasionally, applicants are accepted into Foundations in the absence of such a plan.  Such applications should be submitted only after first consulting with Program and Outreach Chair Beth Steinberg (click to email).
  • Have a plan that to have one of the following during the planned period of clinical practice:
    • a plan to be licensed (psychology, marriage and family therapy, social work, nursing, or medicine) and have malpractice insurance during the period of practice noted above; or
    • a plan to be practicing under the license and professional liability insurance of a supervising clinician or organization with whom they are training, during a period of sufficient duration to meet the above practice requirements. 

Please see the tab to the left —  Determine Whether to Apply to SF-PPTP or Foundations — for guidance in deciding whether SF-PPTP or Foundations would be a better fit for your circumstances. 

If your primary clinical work is with children and adolescent patients, please consider applying to SFCP’s Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program (CAPPTP).

Further questions about eligibility for SF-PPTP or Foundations may be directed to Admissions Chair Lucas Broster, MD, PhD (click to email).

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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