NCSPP

Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology

Faculty

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  • Andrew Balfour

    Andrew Balfour, M.Sc., is a clinical psychologist, adult psychoanalytic psychotherapist, and a couple psychotherapist. He is Clinical Director and longtime staff member of the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships. Previously, Dr. Balfour trained and worked in the adult department of the Tavistock Clinic, London, where he developed a special interest in the area of old age. He is currently researching ways of working with couples when one partner has dementia.

  • Beth Barmack

    Beth Barmack, LCSW, is a member of the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco, where she teaches infant observation and supervises. She co-authored an article in the Journal of Analytic Psychology (June 2010) on infant observation and the transcendent function. She practices in San Francisco and sees adolescents, adults, and couples.

  • Robert Bartner

    Robert Bartner, Ph.D., MFT, is a faculty member and personal and supervising psychoanalyst at PINC and adjunct faculty member at SFCP. Dr. Bartner has a private practice in Oakland where he practices psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy with individuals and couples. Dr. Bartner teaches widely, provides clinical consultation, and leads private study groups.

  • Sharon R. Bass

    Sharon R. Bass, Ph.D., is the Clinical Training Director at Rubicon Programs, Inc., and has also served for many years as clinical faculty at the Ann Martin Center. A longstanding member of the editorial board of fort da, Dr. Bass has also published on creativity and film. She maintains a private practice in Oakland.
     

  • John Beebe

    John Beebe, M.D., is a Jungian analyst and past president of the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco, where he is currently on the teaching faculty. Dr. Beebe received degrees from Harvard College and the University of Chicago, completed his psychiatric residency at Stanford University Medical School, and has maintained his San Francisco private practice since 1971.

  • Leslie Bell

    Leslie C. Bell, Ph.D., LCSW, is a clinician and sociologist specializing in women’s development and sexuality. She maintains a private practice in Berkeley and supervises at TPI and the Women’s Therapy Center. Dr. Bell is the author of Hard to Get: 20-Something Women and the Paradox of Sexual Freedom and is an esteemed lecturer on women’s development, gender inequality, and sexuality. 

  • Leora Benioff

    Leora Benioff, Ph.D., is a member of PCPG, a graduate of the SFCP, and has completed the Tavistock Center’s Advanced Training in Psychoanalytic Couple Psychotherapy. She has taught and supervised at numerous Bay Area training institutions and currently teaches in the PCPG Psychoanalytic Couple Therapy training program. Dr. Benioff has a private practice in Berkeley and San Francisco, where she see individuals and couples.

  • Jessica Benjamin

    Jessica Benjamin, Ph.D., is a practicing psychoanalyst, supervising faculty member at New York University's Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis, and a founding board member and faculty of the Mitchell Center for Relational Studies. She was a co-founder of the International Association of Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy and the journal Studies in Gender and Sexuality, and sits on the editorial board of Psychoanalytic Dialogues.

  • Jeanne Wolff Bernstein

    Jeanne Wolff Bernstein, Ph.D., is past president of PINC and on the faculty at PINC and Lutecium. She is a contributing editor to Psychoanalytic Dialogues and on the editorial board of Studies in Gender and Sexuality and Contemporary Psychoanalysis. Dr. Bernstein maintains a private practice in Berkeley.

  • Adam Beyda

    Adam Beyda, Psy.D., is Director of Counseling and Psychological Services at Holy Names University in Oakland. He is on the clinical faculty at the Wright Institute and also supervises at the Institute on Aging, San Francisco. Dr. Beyda is in private practice in Oakland and San Francisco, working with adult individuals and couples. 

  • Danni Biondini

    Danni Biondini, MA, LMFT, works as a therapist in a San Francisco public high school and as an adjunct professor at CIIS, in addition to her private practice. She is interested in various psychoanalytic schools, especially Lacanian, and in crafting the perfect Freudian joke.

  • Barbara Blasdel

    Barbara Blasdel, Ph.D., is a personal and supervising analyst and a faculty member at PINC. In addition, she is a past-president of NCSPP, a founder of Access Institute, and has taught extensively in Bay Area postgraduate psychoanalytic programs. Dr. Blasdel is in private practice in San Francisco seeing individuals and couples

  • Diane Borden

    Diane Borden, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus of Film and Literature, former Director of Film Studies, and former Chair of English at the University of the Pacific. She has published books, chapters, and journal articles on cinema and psychoanalysis and given papers and workshops at professional conferences in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Dr. Borden conducts study groups on film and psychoanalysis in San Francisco and the South Bay and has been a guest faculty at SFCP.

  • Elizabeth Bradshaw

    Elizabeth Bradshaw, Psy.D., a graduate of the Wright Institute, sees children, adolescents, and adults in her San Francisco psychotherapy practice. Dr. Bradshaw, who previously studied comparative literature and literary theory, has a Masters in Theoretical Psychoanalytic Studies from University College London. She has published on psychoanalytic writing and Freud's drive theory. 

  • Mary Brady

    Mary Brady, Ph.D., is an adult and child psychoanalyst and faculty at SFCP. Her interests include eating disorders and other somatic expressions of psychic pain. Her paper "Invisibility and insubstantiality in an anorexic adolescent: phenomenology and dynamics" was published in the 2011 Journal of Child Psychotherapy.

  • Jason Brand

    Jason Brand, LCSW, leads workshops in schools and organizations about safety, trust, awareness, and respect in the digital age. His book, 1 to 1 at Home: A Parent Guide to School Issued Laptops and Tablets, will be published in 2013. He has a private practice in Berkeley, where he sees families with children and adolescents.

  • Lisa Buchberg

    Lisa Buchberg, DMH, is a supervising analyst at SFCP and PINC. She has taught courses on gender, the psychology of women, the British Independent School, and theoretical pluralism. She authored a paper exploring the TV show Girls through the lens of Freud’s “Femininity” and “Mourning and Melancholia.” Dr. Buchberg has a private practice in San Francisco.

  • Jane Burka

    Jane Burka, Ph.D., is a personal and supervising analyst and faculty member at PINC and has taught previously for the ISG. Dr. Burka has published papers on group dynamics in teaching and on ethical violations. She is in private practice in Oakland.

  • Daniel Butler

    Daniel G. Butler, MFTi, is a second-year intern at Access Institute. Before graduating from Santa Clara University’s School of Counseling Psychology, he concentrated in continental philosophy and cultural studies at Sarah Lawrence College. Forthcoming publications include a book chapter on the first American-born psychoanalyst, Trigant Burrow, and a chapter on Ferenczi’s radical reconceptualization of the child in psychoanalytic theory.