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Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology
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Upcoming Courses & Events

January 2018

Salon | Social Event
2:00 - 5:15 pm
The Wright Institute, East Bay

Join the PLC and D. Steven Nouriani for a screening and discussion of the 2017 Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language Film, The Salesman, which follows an Iranian couple whose lives are thrown into turmoil by an act of sexual violence. Throughout the aftermath, themes of compassion and revenge intersect. Persian refreshments will be offered.

February 2018

Course
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Ann Martin Center, East Bay

The centerpiece of this two-meeting course will be the viewing and analysis of a video of a supervision session conducted by Dr. Sarnat and videotaped at the American Psychological Association’s film studio. (Relational Psychodynamic Supervision, APA, 2016).

In the first meeting, we will view the video, tracking the supervisor's struggles as she tries to “teach” the supervisee, but with limited supervisee learning taking place.

In the second meeting, we will discuss selected chapters from Dr. Sarnat’s most recent book, Supervision Essentials for Psychodynamic Psychotherapies (APA, 2016).

March 2018

Salon | Social Event
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Mad Oak Bar n'Yard, East Bay

Welcome spring with the PLC’s biannual happy hour event! Join us for drinks and appetizers, now that we have settled into the academic/professional year! This is a great chance to meet and mingle with a community of friends and colleagues in various stages of their careers to talk about classes, internships, professional life, and whatever else piques your interest!

May 2018

Lecture | Event
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
The David Brower Center, East Bay

We will have a full event description shortly, please check back.

Course
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Dream Institute of Northern California, East Bay

Traffic on the royal road has thinned in recent years; clinicians may complete training with little exposure to dream studies or methods of working with them. But clients still dream, and this program will enable clinicians to engage with them fruitfully.

Sample dreams will highlight diagnostic and transferential information in initial dreams. Common symbols of the self — house and car — will be discussed for their psychodynamic implications. Dream markers correlated with trauma, borderline, suicide risk, and breakdown will be noted. We will identify core conflicts and internal resources, translating dream images into metaphoric language usable in ongoing treatment. Emphasis is less on theory and intellectual interpretation and more on direct engagement with affect, imagery, and narrative provided by the “dream-maker”.