Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan

SFCP is in need of reviewing our current mission statement and identifying what our members will commit their energies and resources to for the next 3-5 years. To this end, the Board of Trustees has launched a Strategic Plan (SP) Process for members who want to have a say in reviewing and setting that direction. The Board has a strong desire for all members’ voices to be heard.

The process of Strategic Planning began with the Board’s Requests for Proposals last year, and the selection of Center for Strategic Facilitation ( as the SP consultants. Funding for this process was sought from the Windholz Fund. 

A Design Team* was assembled and has been working for 6 months to organize this process:

  1. Data Gathering:
    1. series of Surveys of all members–begun March 2022
    2. Focus Groups with members who volunteer–June–September 2022
  2. Strategic Plan Launch: September 24, all day
    • Review of planning process
    • Review of Surveys and Focus Groups–making meaning of this data
    • Who: All members requested to attend–those attending decide if they will be “Planning Process Participants”
  3. Setting out a Practical Vision and Identifying Roadblocks: October 1 & 2
    • Who: Planning Process Participants–self identified after the SP Launch Half days if virtual, one day if in person
  4. Name Strategies in response to Roadblocks and Vision and Implementation Plan:
    • October 15 & 16
    • Who: Planning Process Participants
    • Half days if virtual, one day if in person
  5. Values and SFCP Mission Implementation Check-In: Winter and Spring 2023
    • Align values and mission with Strategic Plan
    • Launch Implementation
    • All members

We hope to hold the September and October events in-person at the Center, but are planning for a virtual option as well.  The graphic below illustrates this plan. And if you have specific questions, feel free to email our Administrative Director, Marcia Hodges at We hope you will fully participate! The Center needs your participation.

Paul Sorbo
Board Chair

Cheryl Y. Goodrich

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, Part 2: The Clinical and Attachment Implications of a Prospective Psychoanalytic Longitudinal Study of 76 People from Birth
Henry Massie, MD and Nathan Szajnberg, MD (presenters); Bart Blinder, MD, PhD (discussant); Courtney Hartman, PsyD (moderator)
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