Strategic Plan

Programming Survey Preliminary Results

Below you will find preliminary results of the Programming Survey sent a few weeks ago in preparation for the Strategic Plan process.  When we sent the survey, we indicated the results will remain confidential.  So we are aware of that as we share these results.

Below you will find for each question, the bar graph results, the “Answer Choices” responses in percentages and actual number of responses.

With the comments, we quickly looked at comments and grouped many of them to create themes.  This was not a rigorous process. We are sharing the data in this fashion to give you a general sense of the replies.  We will look at the data in more depth later.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact our Administrative Director, Marcia Hodges at

Question One

There were 113 respondents and no comments.

Question Two

There were 109 respondents and no comments.

Question Three

There were 84 respondents and no comments.

Question Four

There were 67 respondents and no comments.

Question Five

There were 76 respondents and no comments.

Question Six

Question Seven

There were 38 respondents with 26 comments: 

Themes of the comments included: 

  • More involvement in curriculum development
  • Shorter teaching times/ more one-off events
  • Less political correctness
  • Able to teach in-person/East Bay
  • Having mentorship/ teaching training
  • Paid to teach

Question Eight

There were 74 respondents and no comments.

Question Nine

What programming does SFCP not currently offer that you would like to see SFCP offer?

There were 31 respondents with comments. Themes included:

  • Training in Diversity (training on diverse learning styles, outreach to diverse communities & learning institutions, international seasoned clinicians, race & culture in psychoanalysis, race and sociopolitical  trauma, DEI experiential groups, lacan afropessimissm)
  • Promote Member Resumption of Abandoned Programs (Visiting Professor, Scientific Meetings, Peer Consultation Groups, Post-Graduate Meetings)
  • Group Process (learning in groups)
  • Interdisciplinary Programs (topics in applied psychoanalysis, arts and culture, sex therapy, somatic therapy)
  • Psychotherapy Centered Programs (trauma & psychoanalytic treatment, transference focused psychotherapy, neuropsychoanalysis, lower cost psychoanalytic training, techniques of psychoanalysis geared toward community members, evidence-based models of psychodynamic psychotherapy, mentalization based psychotherapy)
  • Other Ideas (programs in Marin, focus on older adults and couples, individual presentations of candidate graduation papers)

Question Ten

There were 113 respondents and no comments

Question Eleven

The 78 respondents who indicated a willingness to participate in a focus group are not being listed here.  They will be contacted when we are ready to implement the focus group. 

Upcoming Events

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)
Wednesdays, January 8, 2025 to February 5, 2025
Psychoanalytic Student Seminars
Promoting Depth and Analytic Process in Psychotherapy With Patients in Internship and Clinical Settings
Beth Steinberg, PhD (instructor)
Wednesdays, January 8, 2025 to May 21, 2025
Extension Education Programs
2024-2025 Coalition for Clinical Social Work Extension Division Program: Foundations of Psychodynamic Clinical Work in Community Mental Health Settings - Year TWO
Sandra Gaspar, LCSW; Elizabeth M. Simpson, LCSW; and Danny Yu, LCSW (instructors)
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