NCSPP Corner

by Elise Geltman, LCSW
This November, the Education Committee is excited to host a course with Peter Hobson, PhD, from London's Tavistock clinic. Introduction to Brief Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy will consider the principles and practice of working in the transference within the framework of time-limited therapy and with a focus on moment-to-moment transactions. This two-day course is an important offering for clinicians who encounter patients with limited time or finances and/or clinicians who work in settings where long-term work is neither funded nor available. Hobson is Emeritus Professor of Developmental Psychopathology at the University of London and a psychoanalyst at the British Psychoanalytical Society and SFCP. His books include The Cradle of Thought (2004), Consultations in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (2013), and Brief Psychoanalytic Therapy (2016). If you are interested, please sign up early as space will likely fill. For more information, go to
The Education Committee is accepting proposals from those interested in teaching during the 2017-2018 academic year. We have the following topics in mind (and heart): psychoanalysis, politics, and social critique; community shifts (gentrification); and therapy for transgender, gender non-binary, and genderqueer patients. We are also open to other topics. For timely review, please submit your proposal by the end of September at