About Dr. Gordon 2017-12-14T09:11:53+00:00

About Holly Gordon, DMH

Psychotherapist/Psychoanalyst

Education:
I am licensed as a psychologist. I have a Doctor of Mental Health (DMH) degree from UC Berkeley-UCSF. The DMH combined psychology and psychiatry training in two years at UC Berkeley and a three-year psychiatric residency at UCSF.

I am also a psychoanalyst, trained at San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis. I have been in practice seeing adults, adolescents and couples for over 25 years.

Awards:
American Psychoanalytic Association Edith Sabshin Award for Excellence in Teaching

Positions Held:
Faculty, San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis (SFCP)
Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, UCSF
Co-Chair, SFCP Extension Division Seminars
Director, SFCP Student Outreach Seminars

SFCP Committee Work:
Chair, SFCP Clinical Track, for instructors teaching clinical courses
SFCP Curriculum Committee
SFCP Curriculum Evaluation Committee
SFCP Admissions Committee

Community Service:
Board Member, No Bully https://www.nobully.org

Consultant, Friends of the Children https://friendsofthechildren.org

Teaching:
I have taught case formulation, psychotherapy technique and adolescent development extensively at UCSF, CPMC, St Mary’s Hospital, SFCP Extension Division and SFCP training program for psychoanalysts. For a list of courses taught, please contact me.

Public Speaking:
I have spoken about resolving conflict in couple relationships at SFCP Public Lecture Series, Golden Gate Mothers’ Association, and UCSF.

Affiliations:
American Psychological Association
American Psychoanalytic Association
International Psychoanalytic Association
San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis, member and faculty

Testimonials
Having been the training director at UCSF for the past 18 years, I have first-hand knowledge of Psychiatry residents’ experience with Holly as a psychotherapy supervisor. She has uniformly been one of the most sought out and highly praised supervisors of psychotherapy. This is in large part due to her deep understanding of the psychotherapeutic process, and her ability to communicate this to others. This could only come from a therapist who is herself highly committed and effective.
Marc Jacobs, M.D.
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry UCSF

Dr. Holly Gordon is a wonderful teacher, a clear and careful thinker and a gifted clinician. I nominated her for a national award, the American Psychoanalytic Association Edith Sabshin Award for Teaching, because of her excellence as a teacher and program developer. I refer to her with confidence and am thrilled when she is able to accept a new patient.
Harriet Wolfe, M.D.
Faculty, Training and Supervising Analyst, SFCP
Past President, SFCP

As a mental health agency with a clinical training program, RAMS is always looking for master clinicians to serve as discussants and consultants for our complex clinical cases. We have had the pleasure of working with many distinguished and talented psychoanalysts who offer a wealth of clinical experience, profound theoretical knowledge, keen insight, and a gift for supportive listening. Yet, having Dr. Gordon as a consultant for our case conferences still feels like an incredible stroke of luck: not only does she embody all of these qualities, but she also has a real talent for drawing people out and encouraging their own thinking. Dr. Gordon has been participating in our case conferences for the past several years and each time the audience requests to invite her back. Her clinical wisdom and superb teaching skills are reasons enough for that, but even more importantly, the very way Dr. Gordon comes across – her respectful presence and subtle style – serves as gentle reminders of the delicate and sacred nature of our work.
Alla Volovich, Ph.D.
Director of Training RAMS, Inc. (Richmond Area Multi Services Mental Health Center)