Upcoming Courses & Events
NCSPP’s Pre-licensed Clinicians Committee invites you to the 23rd in a series of conversations with senior clinicians in the field of depth psychology. Join your colleagues for a stimulating evening of food, wine, and conversation with Dr. Nicolle Zapien, who will discuss her research on infidelity, consent, desire, ethics and the role of technology in decision making, especially related to decisions around sex.
We’re inviting all NCSPP members to celebrate another year of provocative programs, classes, and events at our Annual Holiday Party. Mingle with new and old NCSPP friends and toast with us in style. Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served.
We send an especially warm welcome to our advanced-practice clinicians. As analytic therapists of all generations gather together for support, this event reminds us of our collective commitment to growth, vitality, and deep thought.
Join the PLC and Dr. Jed Sekoff for a screening and discussion of the Oscar-nominated film, Arrival, a science fiction drama exploring communication with extraterrestrial intelligence. Following the screening, Dr. Sekoff will discuss the film’s themes through a psychoanalytic lens, including “otherness” (and our response to it) and our relation to time, memory, and loss. Popcorn will be served.
In this course, we will examine the unconscious defense strategies that patients employ to manage unbearable pain. We will examine the theoretical underpinnings of these strategies looking at autistic and dissociative defenses as well as feelings of deadness, the claustrum, and the work of the negative. Case material will serve as a springboard for thinking about strategies to enliven these patients in our clinical work.
Engage in great conversation while we sip affordable, delicious happy hour drinks and munch on tasty bites. Join us on the outdoor patio, which features lights and a giant redwood tree, as we talk about graduate and professional life. This is a great opportunity to unwind after your day and start spring off right with your colleagues. The Double Standard is conveniently located in downtown Oakland, just steps from the 19th Street BART station.