This month I'll step back from my musings on applying for analytic training to highlight two opportunities for you to connect more deeply with the analytic community through NCSPP.

Our vision at NCSPP is to support clinicians, students and scholars to find a community where they can become involved intellectually, professionally, socially and personally in furthering psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy. In this spirit, I want to invite you to be more involved by joining one of NCSPP's committees. Ten committees are now run entirely by volunteers: the Associate Member Committee, the Program Committee, the Continuing Education/Continuing Medical Education Credit Committee, our journal fort da, the Interdisciplinary Education Committee, the Membership Committee, the Intensive Study Group Committee, as well as the education committees of the Peninsula/South Bay, the Sacramento Valley, and the East Bay/San Francisco. 

In joining a committee you may plan programs, participate in outreach, and work together with colleagues on meaningful projects. I invite you to become a more active part of the analytic community by participating as much as is possible. If you wish to learn more about joining our committees, please contact me

Another way to show your dedication to psychoanalytic growth in our area is by contributing to the NCSPP Scholarship Fund. The Scholarship Fund makes funds available to those who want to attend NCSPP's educational psychoanalytic programs but cannot afford program fees. Establishing and supporting this fund expresses the NCSPP's goal of encouraging inclusiveness, participation, and involvement within the psychoanalytic community. The fund is entirely made up of donations, and this year 100% of our board has made contributions. We would like to encourage those who can to make a contribution today.

Beth Steinberg, Ph.D.
President, NCSPP