From the Editor
I initially chose to pursue therapy as a career because I wanted to help people by providing a magical cure. When I was confronted with the reality that this required work with no guarantees, I had to choose again whether this was something to which I could commit. There are days when it continues to be a struggle to hold onto my therapeutic sensibilities, but I continue to feel that I made the right decision.
This month is the last of my term as the Editor-in-Chief of the Impulse Newsletter. At the end, I find myself looking back to the beginning, and thinking about why I decided to take on this role. I had been part of several commitments already, you see, and people asked me if I had the time to take on a volunteer position. My reason to accept was the same as why I continued my graduate studies in the face of a reality without cure-alls --psychoanalysis is awesome. Through this community I've met people I admire greatly as well as friends I'm happy to have in my life. I would not have been able to maintain my thirdness without them, and I believe I would not have known them without becoming involved.
Shlomit Gorin, the next Editor-in-Chief of Impulse, is one such person. She has been the Managing Editor for many years and brings an embarrassment of experience with her. I hope you'll get a chance to know her intelligence and wit during her tenure.
This means that we have an opening for the Managing Editor of Impulse, a great opportunity for those of you who have great grammar to become part of the NCSPP community. The duties include overseeing production of the newsletter, serving as primary editor for a couple of the features, and being a second or third pair of eyes for all content. If you're interested, please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and include a writing sample.