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, October 4 to October 25, 2023
Psychoanalytic Student Seminars
Marty Mulkey, MFT (instructor)
Thursdays, October 5 to October 26, 2023
Coalition for Clinical Social Work
Lea Brown, LCSW, and Amy Wallerstein Friedman, LCSW (instructors)
Fridays, October 6, 2023 to April 5, 2024
Extension Education Programs
Celeste Schneider, PhD, Frederick Huang, MD, Adam Blum, PsyD, Peter Goldberg, PhD, Michael Levin, PsyD, Israel Katz, MD, and Ortal Kirson-Trilling, PsyD, FIPA (instructors)
Fridays, October 20, 2023 to June 28, 2024
Extension Education Programs
Jan Chess, PhD, MFT, Graeme Daniels, PhD, Elizabeth Stuart, MD, Tom Wooldridge, PsyD, Gary Grossman, PhD, and Benjamin Morsa, PsyD (instructors)
Saturday, October 28, 2023
Dialogues in Contemporary Psychoanalysis
Darian Leader (interviewee); Israel Katz, MD (interviewer); Patricia Marra, MFT (moderator)
Saturday, November 11, 2023
Dialogues in Contemporary Psychoanalysis
Era A. Loewenstein, PhD (presenter); Michael J. Diamond, PhD, FIPA (discussant); John DiMartini, PhD (moderator)
Saturday, December 2, 2023
Child Colloquium Series
Kira Steifman, PsyD, and Deborah Weisinger, PsyD (presenters); Yen Quoc, PsyD (moderator)
Monday, December 4, 2023
Scientific Meetings
Mitchell Wilson, MD (presenter)
Monday, January 8, 2024
Scientific Meetings
Salman Akhtar, MD (presenter)
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