NCSPP

Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology
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Upcoming Courses & Events

Salon | Social Event
4:00 - 6:00 pm
The Gallery @ Panorama Framing, East Bay

Please join the NCSPP Community Events Committee as we host a lively, open-platform style discussion at The Gallery @ Panorama Framing in Oakland. This conversation will revolve around a collection of propaganda and resistance art on display at the gallery.

Intensive Study Group
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
St. Clement's Church, East Bay

Freud famously compared our mental life to an iceberg: 10% observable and 90% submerged. While it is generally agreed that the unconscious is the foundational concept of psychoanalytic theory, what continues to be debated is whether the concept pertains to an entity or to processes. Is the unconscious a source of creative intuition that can generate moments of inexplicable insight – aha! - while simultaneously providing inspiration for the free play of mind and body? Is it purely intrapsychic, intersubjectively co-generated, or both?

Intensive Study Group
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California (PINC), East Bay

Freud famously compared our mental life to an iceberg: 10% observable and 90% submerged. While it is generally agreed that the unconscious is the foundational concept of psychoanalytic theory, what continues to be debated is whether the concept pertains to an entity or to processes. Is the unconscious a source of creative intuition that can generate moments of inexplicable insight – aha! - while simultaneously providing inspiration for the free play of mind and body? Is it purely intrapsychic, intersubjectively co-generated, or both?

Course
6:45 - 8:15 pm
St. Clement's Church, East Bay

As part of NCSPP’s Foundations series, this first section of a two-part course will examine many of Bion's core concepts and situate them within his theory of emotional transformation, dreaming, and thinking. Alpha and beta elements; alpha function; container/contained; the contact barrier; the beta screen; the linkages of love, hate, and knowledge; and minus K are among the enduring contributions we will explore while applying them to ongoing clinical practice.

We are committed to the study of psychoanalytic psychology and to encourage its interest in Northern California's professional and general communities.

NCSPP’s varied array of learning opportunities; our journal fort da; our e-newsletter Impulse; and numerous special events and projects are all brought to you by scores of volunteers who work to support NCSPP’s mission. Our educational programs include continuing education credit for Psychologists, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Licensed Clinical Social Workers.

NCSPP Publications

Our psychoanalytic journal that provides a forum for local professionals as well as national and international thinkers and clinicians.
Our psychoanalytic journal that provides a forum for local professionals as well as national and international thinkers and clinicians.
Bringing the Bay Area’s psychoanalytic scene to your inbox the first of each month.
Bringing the Bay Area’s psychoanalytic scene to your inbox the first of each month.