Faculty

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  • Dennis B. Facchino's picture
    Dennis B. Facchino

    Dennis Facchino, Ph.D., is a graduate and faculty member of PINC and Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCSF. Dr. Facchino is also a group process consultant at both schools. He has eight years experience in the Tavistock Model Infant Observation group and serves on NCSPP’s Peninsula|South Bay Education group. Dr. Facchino in private practice in Los Altos and Palo Alto.

  • Dawn Farber

    Dawn Farber, Psy.D., MFT, practices psychoanalysis and psychotherapy in Oakland, with individuals and couples. She has been a Personal and Supervising Analyst and Faculty of PINC. Dr. Farber teaches widely in the community, and is especially interested in clinical consultation and in ongoing case consultation groups. She enjoys both analytic and personal writing and has published poetry, autobiography, and book and film reviews.

  • Benjamin Fife

    Benjamin Fife, Psy.D., is a clinical psychologist with a private practice in San Francisco where he works with children, adults, couples. and families. He has also worked as a clinical supervisor at CPMC, the UCSF Infant-Parent Program, and supervised trainee therapists in community mental health settings. Dr. Fife has a strong interest in the interplay between social structures and mental health outcomes. 

  • Kristin Fiorella

    Kristin Fiorella, M.S., is a psychology intern in Access Institute’s psychoanalytic psychotherapy training program. She has worked with adults, couples, and children at Berkeley Mental Health, SFSU Psychology Clinic, Headstart, New York Foundling Hospital's Child Crisis Center, and Cabrini Hospice. She maintains a private practice under supervision with Renée Spencer, MFT.

  • Maureen Franey

    Maureen Franey, Ph.D., MFT, is a personal and supervising analyst at PINC. She has also taught at PINC and various Bay Area graduate schools and currently teaches an ongoing case conference seminar. Dr. Franey has published papers and book reviews in fort da, and lectured on the impact of the pregnant therapist. She has a private practice in Albany.
     

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    Julie Friend

    Julie Friend, LCSW, is the Program Chair and a faculty member of PCPG’s Intensive Study Program in psychoanalytic psychotherapy with couples. She has served on the teaching and/or supervisory faculty at Contemporary Psychoanalytic Couple Psychotherapy of New York, CPMC, Access Institute, TPI, and SFCP’s yearlong extension program. Her most recent paper, “Love as Creative Illusion and Its Place in Psychoanalytic Couple Psychotherapy,” was published in Couple and Family Psychoanalysis in 2013.

  • Velia K. Frost

    Velia Frost, LCSW, is Assistant Professor of Behavioral Pediatrics at the UCSF, where she leads ongoing post-doctoral seminars on the theory and practice of individual and family therapy. Ms. Frost, board certified in Clinical Social Work and a Fellow of the California Society for Clinical Social Work, is in private practice in San Francisco.

  • Sandy Frucht

    Sandy Frucht, Ph.D., has supervised and taught widely on clinical practice, ethics, supervision, and more, in the U.S. and abroad. She has provided individual and group supervision for community mental health agencies and is dedicated to mentoring clinicians in their professional development in both university and community settings. Dr. Frucht maintains a private practice in the East Bay where she works with adolescents, couples, and adults.