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

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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