Psychoanalytic work and thinking in Northern California is as open and varied as the community that supports it, a happy state of affairs that makes itself plainly felt in our February issue. Adam Kremen reports that the results of NCSPP's recent survey describe a community with much in common, yet much that is also distinct. Renée Spencer outlines the many programs and services offered by the Friends of the San Francisco Analytic Institute & Society, an organization open to anyone with an interest in psychoanalysis -- not just clinicians. And our community calendar of events presents a characteristically rich array of creative and vital topics, offered by a growing variety of contributing organizations.
Also in this issue: we pay our respects to the late Dr. Gary Lucchese; the San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group spotlights an introductory course on Control Mastery theory; and Cleopatra Victoria offers a lively reflection from January's meeting of the American Psychoanalytic Association in New York.
We hope you enjoy this month's issue, and we hope you'll join NCSPP to assist us in furthering the community that belongs to us all.
I want to express my gratitude to those of you who replied to the survey last month.
"... he was just a warm man, dedicated to his work, but had a real sense of humor about himself and other people . . . a really lovely curiosity -- a kind of eagerness that had a youthful quality about it ..."
"Who are the Friends and why have I been hearing more about them?" "What's their relationship to San Francisco Psychoanalytic Institute and Society?" "How do their programs differ from those in the SFPI&S Extension Division?"
January in New York City. The cold glitter of snow. The hot fever of analytic minds. Should psychoanalysis be quantified with research and/or neuropsych? What about importing psychoanalysis to the larger world?
An introductory course on Control Mastery theory will be offered by the San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group on Saturday, March 3, with 6 hours of Continuing Education credit.
GOT CONSULTATION? Find a Bay Area consultation or study group through theclearinghouse maintained by the Friends and SFPI&S Extension Division.
CHILD THERAPY EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Access Institute for Psychological Services is in need of sand trays, figurines, and shelving donations for their child therapy rooms. Partial collections OK. Please contact Liza at (415) 861-5449 x331.
ELMWOOD THERAPY OFFICE SUBLET. Charming brown shingle w/ PhDs, MDs, analysts. By Alta Bates, near Whole Foods, Elmwood Shopping. Very private. Parking lot. Shared waiting room. Adult and child clients. Available M-F after 2pm. $130 per day / $550 week. Contact Dr. Meg Jay @ (510) 332-5480.
ONGOING PSYCHOANALYTICALLY INFORMED CASE CONSULTATION AND READING GROUP. Meets on Wednesdays 1 - 2:30 PM in SF. Alan Kubler, Ph.D.,
(510) 526.4450, $40/meeting.
Special Topics in Psychoanalytic Couple Psychotherapy
Thu, Feb 1 (begins) / 7:30 - 9 PM / PINC Library, 2252 Fillmore Street / San Francisco
NCSPP / (415) 457-9949 / Shelley Nathans, Ph.D. / $85 - $150
Poetry Reading and Conversation with Jane Hirshfield
Fri, Feb 2 / 7:30 - 9:30 PM / Fort Mason Center / San Francisco
C. G. Jung Institute / (415) 771-8080 / Jane Hirschfield, poet / $50
SFPI&S Extension Division: The Capacity to Tolerate Thoughts
Sat, Feb 3 / 9 AM - 1 PM / Elks Lodge, 4249 El Camino Real / Palo Alto
SFPI&S / (415) 563-5815 / Nancy Peters, M.S.W. / $100
SFPI&S San Francisco Student Outreach: Principles of Psychoanalytic Technique
Wed, Feb 7 (begins) / 7:30 - 9:30 PM / 2420 Sutter Street / San Francisco
SFPI&S / (415) 563-5815 / Kenneth Roberson, Ph.D. / free for students
SFPI&S Peninsula Student Outreach: Listening from a Psychoanalytic Perspective
Wed, Feb 7 (begins) / 7:15 - 8:45 PM / Psychiatry Building, 401 Quarry Rd, Rm. 1206 / Stanford
SFPI&S / (415) 563-5815 / Neil Brast, M.D. / free for students
Poetry, Story, Mythology and the Revitalization of the Talking Cure
Sat, Feb 10 / 10 AM - 1 PM / Town Center Community Rm. 770 Tamalpais Dr. / Corte Madera
Community Institute for Psychotherapy / (415) 459-5999 x101 / Gary Hoeber, MFT / $50 - $60
Dialogues in Contemporary Psychoanalysis: Analytic Listening and Poetry
Sat, Feb 10 / 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM / 2420 Sutter Street / San Francisco
SFPI&S / (415) 563-5815 / Forrest Hamer, Ph.D.; Alice Jones, M.D.; Susana Kolodny, D.M.H.; Jeanne Harasemovitch, L.C.S.W. / $35 - $45
Envy, Narcissism, and the Destructive Instinct
Sun, Feb 11 / 10 AM - 12 PM / North Tower, Davies CPMC campus, 45 Castro St. / SF
Institute for Psychoanalytic Studies / (415) 679-0997 / Robert Caper, M.D. / $10 - $25
Envy, Narcissism, and the Destructive Instinct: Case Presentation & Discussion
Sun, Feb 11 / 1 - 3:30 PM / North Tower, Davies CPMC campus, 45 Castro St. / SF
Institute for Psychoanalytic Studies / (415) 679-0997 / Robert Caper, M.D. / $45
Scientific Meeting with Mardi Horowitz
Mon, Feb 12 / 7:30 - 9:30 PM / 2420 Sutter Street / San Francisco
SFPI&S / (415) 563-5815 / Mardi Horowitz, M.D. / free
Friends Clinical Forum (Case Presentation & Discussion)
Tue, Feb 20 / 7 - 9:30 PM / SFPI&S Library, 2420 Sutter Street / San Francisco
Friends of SFPI&S / (415) 563-5815 / Todd Mitchell, MD (presenter); Mary Margaret McClure, DMH (discussant) / free
SFPI&S Extension Division: Infant Observation: Implications for Clinical Practice
Sat, Feb 24 (begins) / 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM / Elks Lodge, 4249 El Camino Real / Palo Alto
SFPI&S / (415) 563-5815 / Janis Baeuerlen, M.D.; Marsha Silverstein, Ph.D. / $150
Child Colloquium with Stanley Leiken
Sat, Feb 24 / 10 AM - 12 PM / 2420 Sutter Street / San Francisco
SFPI&S / (415) 563-5815 / Stanley Leiken, M.D. / free
SFPI&S East Bay Student Outreach: The Dynamic Paradox of Potential Space
Sat, Feb 24 (begins) / 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM / Herrick Hospital / Berkeley
SFPI&S / (415) 563-5815 / John DiMartini, Ph.D., Catherine McKenzie, Ph.D. / free
An Evening of Theater and Discussion: "The Pillowman"
Sat, Feb 24 / 8 - 11 PM / Berkeley Repertory Theater / Berkeley
PINC / (415) 922-4050 / Sam Gerson, Ph.D. / $60
Psychoanalytic Ground Rounds @ Stanford: Women's Reproductive Fears
Wed, Feb 28 / 6:15 - 7:30 PM / Psychiatry Building, 401 Quarry Rd., Rm. 2209 / Stanford
SFPI&S / (415) 563-5815 / Barbara Almond, M.D. / free
The Bionic Mind: Biotechnology and the Human Psyche
Mon, Mar 5 / 7:30 - 9 PM / SFPI&S Library / 2420 Sutter Street / San Francisco
Friends of SFPI&S / (415) 563-5815 / Dr. Gopal Balakrishnan, historian; Dr. Erik Gann, psychoanalyst; Dr. Joseph Schear, philospher / $20