NCSPP

Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology
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Upcoming Courses & Events

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

What do we mean by a “successful” psychotherapy? How do we get there and what signals our arrival?

Clinicians know how difficult it is to answer these deceptively simple questions.

The question about therapeutic action is not what “works” in a general way, but what works with a particular person, in a particular treatment, at a particular moment, and with a particular therapist. Psychoanalytic thinking offers us a multiplicity of ideas to choose from that can help us in our quest to answer these questions and provide effective treatment. Its dynamic, decentering, and ever-evolving understandings about psychic life and change both make the psychoanalytic enterprise enriching and its salutary effects difficult to define. These yearlong intensive study groups aim to help participants explore the terrain of therapeutic action and discover theoretical and clinical ideas that can enhance clinical effectiveness.

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

What do we mean by a “successful” psychotherapy? How do we get there and what signals our arrival?

Clinicians know how difficult it is to answer these deceptively simple questions.

The question about therapeutic action is not what “works” in a general way, but what works with a particular person, in a particular treatment, at a particular moment, and with a particular therapist. Psychoanalytic thinking offers us a multiplicity of ideas to choose from that can help us in our quest to answer these questions and provide effective treatment. Its dynamic, decentering, and ever-evolving understandings about psychic life and change both make the psychoanalytic enterprise enriching and its salutary effects difficult to define. These yearlong intensive study groups aim to help participants explore the terrain of therapeutic action and discover theoretical and clinical ideas that can enhance clinical effectiveness.

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 News

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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.