NCSPP

Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology

The NCSPP board is very pleased to welcome Matthew Morrissey as the Editor-in-Chief of IMPULSE. Matthew has served as Technical Editor for the past year. He brings to his new position a passion for building psychoanalytic community.

As the new Editor-in-Chief of IMPULSE, I'd like first to thank Cleopatra Victoria, the previous editor and founder of this newsletter, for her vision and careful stewardship these past five years.

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LEFT BEHIND? - GET ONLINE! Create Your Presence on the Web. Need a good website but don?t know where to start? What about Twitter. Wiki. Blog. Facebook. Social Network. Demystify web terms and processes in a supportive environment and create your own position on the Internet. The key to a comfortable and effective web presence comes with understanding the choices and creating a fit that's right for you. If you are new to it, or if it's just been awhile, I?m here to help. Websites. Computer and Internet Basics and Beyond. Customized Individual Tutoring.sherri.ortegren@yahoo.com, (415) 250-1034, www.sherriortegren.com.

PSYCHOANALYTIC ORIENTED CONSULTATION GROUP forming, Mondays 1:45-3:00, Palo Alto. Reading plus case material. For information contact: Carol Harrus, M.D., (650) 328-8935 or Diane Strongwater, MFT, (408) 737-1337.

PSYCHOANALYTIC CASE CONSULTATION GROUP. Ongoing consultation group with openings starting March 5th. The focus will be on working from multiple perspectives. Even though we may be familiar with a variety of theories, it is often difficult to work from a number of perspectives in any one case or session. We will be addressing the complexity of working from a multi-model approach drawing on Freud, Klein, Bion, Middle School and Intersubjective approaches. Friday afternoons. Oakland. 16 week commitment. $800. CE pending. Annie Sweetnam, Ph.D (510) 531-5212. Anniesweetnam@sbcglobal.net

PSYCHOANALYTIC WRITING GROUP. Ongoing group with openings. A supportive group for those already writing or for those wanting to start. Focus will be on helping each member to develop their unique style and form of analytic writing. Saturday mornings once/ month. Oakland. 8 meeting commitment. $600. Annie Sweetnam, Ph.D (510) 531-5212.Anniesweetnam@sbcglobal.net

PSYCHOLOGIST SEEKS TUESDAY OFFICE SUBLET in Sacramento or Fillmore Street area; $200 max. Contact Ilene (415) 820-1508.

THINKING OF READING BION? Study and Case Consultation with Eileen Keller. Bion's works on thinking and states of mind are wonderfully useful in clinical work, though hard to grasp in isolation. In this group we will investigate the foundations of his thinking, in "Second Thoughts," a collection of his earliest papers, where Bion articulates his understanding of the basis for attacks on reality through primitive "de-linking" defensive activity. We will alternate close reading with case presentation by group members, to build an understanding of his seminal ideas about the psychotic and non psychotic parts of the personality, attacks on linking, the psychic meaning of arrogance, and his theory of thinking. Dr. Keller is a psychologist/psychoanalyst, Member and Faculty at SFCP.www.kellerphd.com. ?I have been studying and teaching Bion in the context of his contemporaries, including Klein and Winnicott, for twenty years. I continue to discover meaning anew in every group reading Bion together. I hope you will join me in this ongoing endeavor to deepen clinical practice through the study of theory.? Thursdays 12:30 ? 1:45. March 4- June 17, 2010 5435 College Ave. #201, Oakland Cost is $50 per session. Limited to six. Contact Dr. Keller at (510) 654-2420 orkellerphd@gmail.com.

PSYCHIATRIC MEDICATION MANAGEMENT for patients in psychotherapy. Victor Libbey is a physician assistant (PA-C) with over 10 years experience in psychopharmacology. Expert MD supervision and a convenient Castro area location, sliding scale available! Victor Libbey, PA-C. Victor@psychiatrybayarea.com or (415) 437-1339.

ONGOING PSYCHOANALYTIC CONSULTATION GROUPS utilize case material, readings and group process as vehicles to deepen work with patients while embracing and developing one's own personal and unique clinical style. Berkeley location. Contact Cindy Sachs at (510) 339-3260 for more information about individual groups.

Appointment Book: 

SFCP Salon: The Anatomy of the Paperless Practice
Wed, Feb 3 / 7:30 PM - 9 PM / 2340 Jackson, 4th floor / SF
SFCP / (415) 563-5815 / Amy Berlin, M.D. / $35

SFCP Psychoanalytic Student Seminar
Thu, Feb 4 / 6:30 PM - 8 PM / Psychiatry Building 401 Quarry Road / Stanford
SFCP / (415) 563-5815 / Shela Fisk, Ph.D. and Jana Kahn, Ph.D. / free

SFCP: Mum's the Word: Are We Becoming Silent on Masturbation
Sat, Feb 6 / 10 AM - 12 PM / 2340 Jackson, 4th floor / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-5815 / Denia Barrett, L.I.S.W. / free

SFCP Scientific Mtg: Immaculate Attachment vs Passive Yearning
Mon, Feb 8 / 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM / 2340 Jackson, 4th floor / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-5815 / Donald Moss, M.D. / free

SFCP Community Members North Bay Clinical Forum
Tue, Feb 9 / 7 PM - 9 PM / 4340 Redwood Highway / San Rafael
SFCP / (415) 563-5815 / Raja Hornstein, Psy.D. & Steve Purcell, M.D. / free

SFCP Community Members East Bay Clinical Forum
Wed, Feb 10 / 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM / Herrick Hospital, Conf. Rm CC, 2001 Dwight Way / Berkeley
SFCP / (415) 563-5815 / Carolina Bacchi, Psy.D. & Barbara McSwain, M.S.W. / free

The Body in Adolescence and the Origins of Self-Destructive Acts
Sat, Feb 13 / 10 AM - 1 PM / 100 N. Winchester Blvd. / Santa Clara
NCSPP / Terry McLarnan (408) 985-8115 ext. 212 / Brian Feldman, Ph.D. / $30-$70

SFCP Community Members San Francisco Clinical Forum
Tue, Feb 16 / 7:15 PM - 9 PM / 2340 Jackson, 4th floor / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-5815 / Arlene Bermann, LCSW & Alice Jones, M.D. / free

SFCP Community Members South Bay Clinical Forum
Tue, Feb 16 / 7:15 PM - 9 PM / Psychiatry Building 401 Quarry Road / Stanford
SFCP / (415) 563-5815 / TBA / free

SFCP Dialogues: Truth, Beauty, & Aesthetic Experience in PA
Sat, Feb 20 / 9:30 PM - 12:30 PM / 2340 Jackson, 4th floor / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-5815 / H. Markman, M.D., R. Peltz, Ph.D., A. Sweetnam, Ph.D. / $35-$45

SFCP Special Program with Adrienne Harris, Ph.D.
Tue, Feb 23 / 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM / 2340 Jackson, 4th floor / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-5815 / Adrienne Harris, Ph.D. / $50

SFCP Psychoanalytic Student Seminar
Tue, Feb 23 (begins) / 7:30 PM - 9 PM / 2340 Jackson, 4th floor / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-5815 / Beth Steinberg, Ph.D. / free

SFCP Grand Rounds: Sculpted Creativity & Active Self Acceptance
Wed, Feb 24 / 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM / Psychiatry Building 401 Quarry Road / Stanford
SFCP / (415) 563-5815 / Carlo Strenger, Ph.D., Tel Aviv / free

IARPP Annual Conference: Expanding the Relational Context
Thu, Feb 25 (begins) / 3:15 PM / Fairmont Hotel, 950 Mason Street / SF 
PINC / (858) 270-3503 / Harris, Altman, Dimen, Benjamin, Slowchower, Bass, et al. / $140-$380

P/SB NCSPP Pre-licensed Event: Meet the Professors
Fri, Feb 26 / 7 PM - 9 PM / Private home / Redwood City
NCSPP / (650) 833-9574 / Michael Axelman, Ph.D. & Helen Marlo. Ph.D. / $10

PINC: Continuous Case Conf.: Analytic Approaches to Therapy 
Wed, Mar 3 (begins) / 7:30 PM - 9 PM / PINC Library, 2252 Fillmore St. / San Francisco, 
PINC / (415) 922-4050 / Bob Carrere, Ph.D. & Ralph Kaywin, DMH / $260

Thinking Psychoanalytically in the Community
Fri, Mar 5 / 4 PM - 5:30 PM / The Wright Institute / Berkeley
NCSPP / (510) 207-9443 / Francisco Gonzalez, M.D. / free