Mission:  The SAN FRANCISCO PSYCHOTHERAPY RESEARCH GROUP seeks to improve the practice of psychotherapy through the further development of Control-Mastery Theory, providing psychotherapy training and continuing education to mental health professionals, conducting research on psychotherapy, and providing sliding scale mental health services to the community.

Please join us for an UPCOMING course: 

Understanding Eating Disorders from a Control Mastery Perspective

Eating Disorders present unique challenges for both the clinician and the patient seeking treatment.   In this course, we will look at different types of eating disorders, underlying causes and various treatment approaches that have been utilized in treating eating disorders.   Control Mastery Theory offers a unique approach to understanding and treating eating disorders.  The Control Mastery Theory plan formulation techniques offer an effective way to assess and treat eating disorders.   Through case studies, we will apply the concepts of plan formulations to understand eating disorders in a new way.


  • Saturday 4/27 9:30AM - 4:30PM

Location: Tides Conference Room, Presido San Francisco

CE credit available

Weekly Case Conferences: These are clinical case conferences where participants will present and discuss their psychotherapy cases.  These conferences are free to SFPRG members

  • SF:  Tuesdays 11:30 - 1:00pm at SFPRG in the Presidio.  The conference will be led by John Curtis and George Silberschatz.  If you'd like to participate, contact george.silberschatz@ucsf.edu  (Now accessible via Zoom video conferencing)

  • East Bay:  Friday mornings 9:30am – 10:50am in Orinda beginning February 8. Contact Michael Lowenstein, MD 925 258-9302

new blog post!

November 27th, 2018: Diagnosis or Plan Formulation?

Francesco Gazzillo, PhD will aim to share and discuss some of theoretical, clinical, and empirical facets of CMT through brief posts.     Your comments and reactions to these posts can be sent to:  francesco.gazzillo@uniroma1.it                 

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