Our Connections

Public Education and Service to the Community

The San Diego Psychoanalytic Center is committed to a variety of community activities intended to raise awareness about psychoanalysis, psychoanalytic ways of thinking, and mental health issues. Each year, we provide many hours of service to the community.

Our faculty members donate their time, experience, and expertise, fostering the personal and professional growth of students, colleagues, and members of the community at large. We provide first-rate continuing education to mental health professionals and students through our community education events, consultation, supervision, and formal training programs.

SDPC members donate their services to the organizations below and others:

The E. M. Lippett Psychoanalytic Referral Service: The E.M. Lippett Psychoanalytic Referral Service provides referrals for psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy for adults, adolescents, and children in the San Diego area.

A Home Within is the only national nonprofit organization focused exclusively on the emotional needs of foster children and youth. The San Diego Psychoanalytic Center has partnered with the San Francisco chapter of A Home Within to offer pro bono psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and young adults in foster care.

The Hanna Fenichel Center was founded in 1975 by the San Diego Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. Members of SDPC continue to participate on the Board of Trustees and provide support to the Center.

The UCSD Psychiatry Residency Training Program offers post-medical school psychiatry speciality training. Many SDPC members serve on the volunteer faculty in teaching and supervision roles.

Alliant International University, San Diego Campus, offers mental health graduate degrees. SDPC members give clinical presentations and consultations on a voluntary basis.

The San Diego Brain Injury Foundation provides resources to patients and families affected by brain injury.

Naval Medical Center, San Diego, Psychiatry Residency

Operation Family Caregiver offers caregiver coaching to veterans and their families post-deployment.

Give an Hourprovides free mental health services to US military personnel, veterans, and their families.

Psychology 2000 is a community service project organized by the San Diego Psychological Association, where members volunteer to provide free psychological services to people in need.

Survivor's of Torture, International is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to caring for survivors of politically motivated torture and their families who live in San Diego County.

Episcopal Community Services is dedicated to serving God by serving those in need in San Diego County.

Bessie Carmichael Middle School, San Francisco, CA

Immigration Justice Project American Bar Association  provides pro bono legal services for those in immigration proceedings in San Diego.

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