NCSPP

Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology

Fall is already upon us. Back to schooling the mind ... reconnecting with colleagues and friends. Currently, I am intrigued by the notion of therapeutic action. Given the myriad ways we seek to help patients, what actually creates change?

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SHIRA GALLAGHER, LCSW, A Home Within 

SURVIVING THE MADNESS: THE PSYCHODYNAMICS OF BECOMING A PSYCHOTHERAPIST 

What doesn't make you mad makes you a psychotherapist ... 

Classifieds: 

PSYCHOANALYTIC STUDY GROUP: Focus is "Addressing Primitive Anxieties" - forming Fall '08. By discussing seminal readings & case presentations, we will expand interpretation skills with our most challenging cases. On-going group meets weekly, Thursdays from 10:15-11:45 AM. Contact Dori Dubin, Psy.D., LCSW, BCD-P (510) 547-2522.

PSYCHOANALYTIC CASE CONSULTATION AND READING GROUP: Ongoing group with openings in September. Focus is on the diagnostic and creative use of the therapist’s internal states. The context is multi-theoretical, drawing on Klein, Bion, Middle School and Intersubjective. Friday afternoons. Oakland. CE credit may be available. (510) 428-2913. Anniesweetnam@sbcglobal.net.

PSYCHOANALYTIC WRITING GROUP: Starting in September. 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. Wednesday or Saturday mornings. Oakland. 8 session commitment. Every other week. Annie Sweetnam, Ph.D. has a practice of psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic therapy in Berkeley. She has published on several psychoanalytic subjects, including most recently on the capacity to experience beauty. In several of her articles she has used experimental writing styles to convey different types of clinical experience. (510) 428-2913. Anniesweetnam@sbcglobal.net.

PSYCHOANALYTIC CASE CONSULTATION AND READING GROUP: in the South Bay. Led by Alan Kessler, Ph.D., Faculty SFCP, Fee: $60. Fridays 10:30 to 12:00. (408) 868-9405.

ANALYTIC GROUP THERAPY: Analytic group therapy is an opportunity for a group relational experience that may be adjunctive to individual analysis or act as an independent treatment modality. This is a mixed group of men and women who are young professionals involved and focused on transitions, relational anxieties, sexuality, trauma, isolation, and depression. At present the group is seeking a male member. Time: Tuesday, 7pm- 8:30pm; Location: 2252 Fillmore St. San Francisco; Fee is on a sliding scale: $60 - $100; Group Leader: Sue Saperstein, MFT, Psy.D. 415-641-4146, drsuesaperstein@sbcglobal.net.

$200 FINANCIAL DISTRICT SUBLET: Furnished & partially furnished offices available in private psychotherapy suite. Great location, MUNI lines nearby, BART a few blocks away, safe, free wireless internet. Brooke Pomerantz, LCSW (415) 832-0767 orbrooke.pomerantz@gmail.com

DEVELOPING AS A THERAPIST GROUP: For MFT Interns, ASWs and psychology graduate students. Depthful, practical and supportive approach. Thursdays 10:30am-12pm begins September 11, San Francisco. Jodi Perelman, MFT, (415) 435-7559.www.jodiperelman.com.

LOVELY SAN MATEO OFFICE SUBLET: available up to 2.5 weekdays plus evenings and weekends. Beautiful therapy building with kitchen and parking. Contact Lori Luft, Ph.D. at 650-340-8229 or LLuftPhD@earthlink.net.

EAST BAY CONSULTATION GROUP: The Art of Psychoanalytic Listening. Case presentation and study group beginning October 3, 2008, Fridays 1:45 - 3:00. Contact Jeanne Harasemovitch, LCSW, (510) 527-9106.

TREATMENT OF ADOLESCENTS AND YOUNG ADULTS: Weekly Consultation Group. Mondays beginning September 8, Fee: $45/mtg. Approved for CME. Bionian and Kleinian approaches to the key psychological events of adolescence. Readings and case presentations. Led by Mary Brady, Ph.D. ((415) 776-3174) and Robert Tyminski, D.M.H. ((415) 552-1747). 

JUNGIAN AND CONTEMPORARY PSYCHOANALYTIC CASE CONSULTATION AND READING GROUP TO DISCUSS BOTH CHILDREN AND ADULTS. San Francisco. Led by Liza Ravitz, Ph.D, Jungian Psychoanalyst. Begins September, every other week, Thursdays, 12:15-1:45, $50.00. For interns, psych assistants and therapists. The expressive arts, especially SANDPLAY, will be included. Contact Liza Ravitz, Ph.D. atlizajill@comcast.net.

Appointment Book: 

LUTECIUM Clinical Case Conference
Wed, Sep 3 (begins) / 6 PM - 8 PM / 870 Market St., Rm. 1063 / San Francisco
Lutecium Psychoanalytic Training Group / Marian Joycechild, Ph.D. / $350

SFCP Child Psychotherapy Seminars
Wed, Sep 3 (begins) / 7:30 PM - 9 PM / 2340 Jackson St., 4th Floor / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-5815 / Faculty: SFCP, PINC and others / $1400

LUTECIUM Seminar: Sacrifice; The ethic of phallic and feminine jouissance
Thu, Sep 4 (begins) / 6 PM - 8 PM / 870 Market St., Rm. 838 / San Francisco
Lutecium Psychoanalytic Training Group / Rebecca Bauknight, Ph.D. / $350

SFCP Ext. Div. Yearlong: Countertransference on the Edge
Fri, Sep 5 / 12 PM - 3 PM / 2340 Jackson St., 4th Floor / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-5815 / SFCP and PINC faculty / $1800

SFCP East Bay Yearlong: Convergence and Divergence
Fri, Sep 5 (begins) / 12 PM - 1:30 PM / 2215 Prince St. / Berkeley
SFCP / (415) 563-5815 / SFCP and PINC faculty / $1300

What IS Going on Here? Thinking About the Clinical Relationship
Sat, Sep 6 / 4 PM - 7 PM / St. John's Church, 2727 College Avenue / Berkeley
NCSPP / (510) 444-5458 / Drs. Gerson, Sweetnam, Franey & Peoples / $25

LUTECIUM Seminar: Freud/Lacan 
Sat, Sep 6 (begins) / 11 AM - 1 PM / 870 Market St., Rm. 838 / San Francisco
Lutecium Psychoanalytic Training Group / Marian Joycechild, Ph.D., Mary Ewert, D.M.H., Jeanne Wolff Bernstein, Ph.D., John Gasperoni, Ph.D. / $350

Psychic Change: Evolution and Applications of Bion's Work
Wed, Sep 10 (begins) / 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM / St. John's Presbyterian Church / Berkeley
NCSPP / (415) 457-9949 / Charles Dithrich, Ph.D. / $110 - $265

Friends of SFCP East Bay Clinical Forum
Wed, Sep 10 / 7 PM - 9 PM / Herrick Hospital, Conf. Rm CC, 2001 Dwight Way / Berkeley
Friends of SFCP / (415) 563-5815 / Milena Edwards, M.A. (presenter); Melissa Nelken, J.D. (discussant) / free (CE $15)

2008 Training Year Kickoff Picnic
Sun, Sep 14 / 2 PM / Dolores Park / San Francisco
NCSPP / (203) 305-3344 / Prelicensed Clinicians Committee / free

SFCP Friends Conversation on Culture: The Art of Darren Waterston
Sun, Sep 14 / 4 PM - 6 PM / 1661 Tennessee St. / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-5815 / Darren Waterston / $10

PINC: Toward a Philosophy and Metapsychology of Peace
Mon, Sep 15 / 7:30 PM - 9 PM / PINC Library, 2252 Fillmore St. / San Francisco 
PINC / (415) 922-4050 / Charles Webel, Ph.D. / $15 - $40

From Inspiration to Interpretation: Analysts Interpret Influential Ideas 
Wed, Sep 17 (begins) / 10 AM - 11:30 AM / Menlo College / Atherton
NCSPP / MJ Myatt (650) 364-8095 / Stephen Hartman, Ph.D., Annie Sweetnam, Ph.D., Angela Sowa, Psy.D., Julie Gerhardt, Ph.D. / $1700 - $1800

SFCP Extension Division Open House
Thu, Sep 18 / 7:30 PM - 9 PM / 2340 Jackson St., 4th Floor / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-5815 / Patricia Marra, MFT, Milton Schaefer, Ph.D., Vittorio Comelli, Psy.D. / free

The Privilege of Knowing You - Intensive Study Group
Fri, Sep 19 (begins) / 10 AM - 12 PM / PINC Library, 2252 Fillmore St. / San Francisco
PINC & NCSPP / (510) 444-5458 / Drs. Rosbrow, Rather, Dent & Peoples / $1650 - $1800

SFCP TotC: Rock n Roll (Tom Stoppard) 
Fri, Sep 19 / 8 PM / ACT, Geary St. / San Francisco
SFCP / Wendy Stern and Linda Lagemann / $17 - $62

SFCP Dialogues in Contemporary Psychoaanalysis with Glen Gabbard
Sat, Sep 20 / 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM / 2340 Jackson St., 4th Floor / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-5815 / Glen Gabbard, M.D. / $35 - $45

SFCP Scientific Meeting with Glen Gabbard
Mon, Sep 22 / 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM / 2340 Jackson St., 4th Floor / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-5815 / Glen Gabbard, M.D. / free

SFCP Training Program Open House
Wed, Sep 24 / 7:30 PM - 9 PM / 2340 Jackson St., 4th Floor / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-5815 / Elizabeth Simpson, L.C.S.W. / free

SFCP Grand Rounds at Stanford: Unconscious Fantasy of a Latency Age Boy
Wed, Sep 24 / 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM / Psychiatry Buiding, 401 Quarry Rd. Rm 2209 / Stanford
SFCP / (415) 563-5815 / Nancy Peters, M.S.W. / free

SFCP Public Lecture Series: What Accounts for Barack Obama's Resilience?
Thu, Sep 25 / 7:30 PM - 9 PM / 2340 Jackson St., 4th Floor / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-5815 / Karim Dajani, Psy.D. / free

PINC: Language and Image in Pre-Election Politics
Sat, Sep 27 / 10 AM - 1 PM / Mechanics Institute, 57 Post St. / San Francisco 
PINC / (415) 922-4050 / M. Aniel, Ph.D.; J. Carstensen; S. Ducat, Ph.D.; J. Wolff Bernstein, Ph.D. / $15 - $80

SFCP Conversations on Adolescents
Sat, Sep 27 / 10 AM - 3 PM / Flamingo Conf. Resort and Spa, 2777 4th St. / Santa Rosa
SFCP / (415) 563-5815 / Michael Donner, Ph.D. / free

LUTECIUM Workshop: Gender fashion & fashioning of gender
Sun, Sep 28 / 10 AM - 2 PM / 870 Market St., Rm. TBA / San Francisco
Lutecium Psychoanalytic Training Group / Kristopher Lichtanski, Ph.D. / $20 - $60

Evolving Lacanian Perspectives for Clinical Psychoanalysis-New Book & Lunch
Sun, Sep 28 / 11 AM - 2 PM / CIIS Bldg Room 307-1453 Mission St. @ 10th & 11th / San Francisco
Lacanian School / (510) 835-6104 / Raul Moncayo, Ph.D. / free

SFCP SF Student Outreach: Principles of Psychoanalytic Technique
Wed, Oct 1(begins) / 7:30 AM - 9 PM / 2340 Jackson St., 4th Floor / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-5815 / Kenneth Roberson, Ph.D. / free

SFCP Peninsula Yearlong: Through a Lens Brightly
Fri, Oct 3 / 12 PM - 1:30 PM / Univ. Psychiatry Building, 401 Quarry Rd. / Stanford
SFCP / (415) 563-5815 / SFCP and PINC faculty / $1000

New Course - Great Works: Literature and Poetry for Clinicians 
Mon, Oct 6 (begins) / 10:30 AM/PM - 12 PM / PINC Library, 2252 Fillmore St. / San Francisco
NCSPP / (415) 441-2377 / Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. / $500 - $1000