NCSPP

Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology

IMPULSE: A PSYCHOANALYTIC COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER BY NCSPP

Impulse is a community newsletter produced by the Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology (NCSPP) and distributed electronically at no cost to subscribers. We envision Impulse as an integrative source for local news, events, and thinking of interest to the psychoanalytically inclined. Our goal is to be your guide as you explore the Bay Area's rich array of analytic resources.

We invite you to become a member of NCSPP, if you are not already. And, we welcome you as a subscriber to Impulse. Join us as we highlight the exceptional diversity of psychoanalytic thought and practice in Northern California.

The San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis invites you to an Open House to learn about Training in Psychoanalysis.

Thursday, February 21st, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
At SFCP's new home: 444 Natoma Street, between 5th & 6th Streets
Refreshments will be served.

PSYCHOANALYTIC PSYCHOTHERAPY TRAINING PROGRAM SAN FRANCISCO CENTER FOR PSYCHOANALYSIS

Open House: Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 7:30 PM - 9 PM

San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis
444 Natoma Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

by: Mark McKinley, Psy.D.

THE TROUBLE WITH AGENCY

The concept of agency is a thorny issue in the practice and research of psychotherapy. An uneasy tension exists between a desire to uphold the traditional values associated with agency, including choice, meaning, and responsibility, while simultaneously privileging scientific methodologies consistent with a deterministic paradigm. In clinical situations, we often borrow from both positions despite the incompatibility of these views.

By: Ripple Patel

Book Review: The Examined Life by Stephen Grosz. Jon Henley of The Guardianinterviews the author about his understanding of psychoanalysis as the crafting of stories about unmourned losses.

From Archaeology to Disorientation: The Metaphor of the Ruin. Dylan Trigg examines the ingenuity and limitations of Freud's evolving relationship with this principal metaphor.

Local Psychoanalyst Spearheads Efforts to Curb Child Rape in Haiti. Gil Kliman, M.D. details his attempts at systemic change in Haitian refugee camps, which have been the site of over six thousand child rapes since the 2010 earthquake.

Classifieds: 

PSYCHODYNAMIC CLINICAL TRAINING PROGRAM. The Psychotherapy Institute in Berkeley offers a 2-year post-graduate training program in psychodynamic psychotherapy, to begin September 2013. Weekly curriculum includes: clinical conference; didactic training; professional development group; 2-3 hours individual supervision; 1.5 hours group supervision; 8-12 clinical hours. Faculty includes top Bay Area clinicians who teach and supervise. Applications are due February 19, 2013. No tuition. For more information and application visit us at: https://www.tpi-berkeley.org/post-graduate-training-program

FREE CONSULTATION GROUP FORMING: For early-career, licensed clinicians; peer led. A safe space for exploring countertransference, enactments, and impasses. Small group to meet Friday afternoons in SF Marina district. Please contact Leslie Carr, Psy.D., at drlesliecarr@gmail.com or (415) 932-0938.

OFFICE IN BEAUTIFUL, WELL-MAINTAINED VICTORIAN. Lower Pacific Heights therapist's building with elevator access. The office is quiet, on the third floor, approximately 13 by 8, with a window overlooking Pacific Heights. There are two closets and signal lights. The suite offers a kitchen and bright waiting room. $1000/month. Please contact Jeremy Orgel, MD at (415) 776-9215. jboyo@sbcglobal.net.

PSYCHOANALYTIC CONSULTATION GROUP FORMING: Multiperspectival, seasoned clinicians, ongoing. Oakland, Mondays, 1:00 - 2:30, April 1st. Dr. Dawn Farber, Psy.D. MFT. rori4@comcast.net.

EAST BAY ANALYTIC CONSULT GROUP: For early-career clinicians. Discuss cases; gather with colleagues in a similar transition period; address developmental questions and concerns. Led by Melissa Holub, Ph.D. with 20 years experience supervising and mentoring early-career clinicians. (510) 848-7600. Digital Flyer: http://www.drmelissaholub.com/DrMelissaHolub/Professionals_Consult_Group....

Appointment Book: 

Therapeutic Action and the Transcendental Experience of the Other
Sat, Feb 2 / 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM / 530 Bush Street, 7th Floor / San Francisco
PINC / (415) 288-4050 / Frank Summers, Ph.D., APBB / free - $15

Understanding Difficult Parents: "Boys Only! No Mothers Allowed"
Sat, Feb 2 / 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-5815 / Ann G. Smolen, Ph.D. / Free

Ethical and Clinical Dilemmas in Child Abuse Reporting
Wed, Feb 6 / 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-5815 / K. Johnston, LCSW, et al. / $15

East Bay Psychotherapy Forum
Wed, Feb 6 / 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM / 2001 Dwight Way, CC Conf Room / Berkeley
SFCP / (415) 563-5815 / Catherine Kvikstad, MFT, Margot Beattie, Ph.D. / free

Peninsula Psychoanalytic Student Seminar
Thu, Feb 7 / 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM / 401 Quarry Road, Room 2211 / Stanford
SFCP / (415) 563-5815 / Lynn Alexander, Psy.D. / free

San Francisco Psychotherapy Forum
Thu, Feb 7 / 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-5815 / Jan Messer, MFT, Jonathan Dunn, Ph.D. / free

On Masquerade: Joan Riviere, Psychoanalysis, the Gaze and Queer Theory
Fri, Feb 8 / 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM / 530 Bush Street, 7th Floor / San Francisco
PINC / (415) 288-4050 / Stephen Hartman, Ph.D., Karen Davis, MA / free - $20

Translating the Ineffable: A Reading of Classical Chinese Poetry
Sat, Feb 9 / 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-5815 / Paula Varsano, Ph.D. / free

Desire and Responsibility: The Ethics of Countertransference Experience
Mon, Feb 11 / 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-5815 / Mitchell Wilson, M.D., Steven Goldberg, M.D. / free

South Bay Psychotherapy Forum
Tue, Feb 19 / 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM / 401 Quarry Road / Stanford
SFCP / (415) 563-5815 / TBA / free

Clinical Case Presentation
Wed, Feb 20 / 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM / 1390 Market St., Rm 100 / San Francisco
NCSPP & PINC / (415) 457-9949 / free

Psychoanalytic Education Division Training Open House
Thu, Feb 21 / 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-5815 / free

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Open House
Wed, Feb 27 / 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-5815 / free  

Interpreting Infantile Sexuality: Words and The Body
Sat, Mar 2 / 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-5815 / Louis Roussel, Ph.D., Jill Miller, Ph.D. / free