NCSPP

Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology

Psychoanalysis, it has been said, offers no easy resting place. Dynamics keep moving, the unexpected keeps coming, and the learning keeps getting deeper. Happily, the Bay Area's analytic community remains a reliable source of inspiration and support along the way. Our March calendar outlines a wealth of opportunities for clinical development, a sure testament to the enduring vitality of our professional networks.

In this month's issue, Adam Kremen weighs in on the provocative debate surrounding the APA's stance on interrogation -- in anticipation of PINC's upcoming event on torture in the age of terror. Richard Almond describes an exciting new place to study, the Palo Alto Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program. Melissa Anderson continues her look at psychodynamic work outside a conventional frame. And Cate Corcoran begins a new series on entertaining and enriching psychoanalytic resources on the web.

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.

As many of you are aware, the American Psychological Association is currently embroiled in a debate about its stance regarding the participation of psychologists in the interrogations of "detainees" or "enemy combatants" at Guantanamo Bay and oth

In response to the feeling that resources are limited for analytically oriented therapists south of San Francisco, a group of us have been working for the past year to develop a formal program along such lines.

In this new series, IMPULSE links you to online resources to satisfy your appetite for psychoanalytic enrichment.

Many practitioners are applying psychodynamic principles to the work they do, even when treatment doesn't conform to the traditional frame.

The U.S. government's policies and practices in its "War on Terror" have created deep divisions across the country and around the world.

Classifieds: 

GIRLS INC. SEEKS INTERNS: SF Bay Area. Full time post-doctoral internship with stipend. September 2007 - August 2008. More information and how to apply here.

HOWARD BACAL: Specificity Theory: Illuminating Optimal Responsiveness in Therapeutic Process, Sunday, April 22, 9-1, Laurel Heights Conference Center, SF. Presented by Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis. Contact: Jane Jordan (415) 931-5730 bwootten@ucsc.edu

BEAUTIFUL PSYCHOTHERAPY OFFICE FOR SUBLET. Mondays in therapy suite on Union Street @ Gough. Large, decorated in natural tones w/ artful touches of color. $230/mo. Available 4/1/07. (510) 848-3372.

INTERNSHIP POSITIONS: California Pacific Medical Center has predoctoral and postdoctoral internship positions open for the next academic year. Applications are due in March. Please contact Sharon Tyson, Ph.D. for more information attysons@sutterhealth.org.

ONGOING PSYCHOANALYTICALLY INFORMED CASE CONSULTATION AND READING GROUP. Meets on Wednesdays, 1 - 2:30 PM, in SF. Alan Kubler PhD (510) 526-4450. $40/meeting.

GOT CONSULTATION? Find a Bay Area consultation or study group through theclearinghouse maintained by the Friends and SFPI&S Extension Division.

Appointment Book: 

Conversations on Culture: The Bionic Mind: Biotechnology & the Human Psyche
Mon, Mar 5 / 7 - 9 PM / SFPI&S Library, 2420 Sutter St. / San Francisco
Friends of SFPI&S / (415) 563-5815 / Dr. Gopal Balakrishnan, historian; Dr. Erik Gann, psychoanalyst; Dr. Joseph Schear, philospher / $20

Peninsula Student Outreach: Psychoanalytic Treatment of Adolescents
Wed, Mar 7 (begins) / 7:15 - 8:45 PM / Psychiatry Bldg., 401 Quarry Rd., Rm. 1206 / Stanford
SFPI&S / (415) 563-5815 / Michael Loughran, Ph.D. / free

Extension Division San Francisco Student Outreach: Thinking and Relating
Wed, Mar 7 (begins) / 7:30 - 9 PM / SFPI&S Library, 2420 Sutter St. / San Francisco
SFPI&S / (415) 563-5815 / Karim Dajani, Psy.D. / free

Seminar for Professionals: Psychoanalytic Couple Therapy
Sat, Mar 10 / 9 AM - 1 PM / Town Center Community Rm., 770 Tamalpais Dr. / Corte Madera
Community Inst. for Psychotherapy / (415) 459-5999 x101 / Shelley Nathans, Ph.D. / $80 - $90 

SFPI&S Scientific Meeting with Steve Sonnenberg
Mon, Mar 12 / 7:30 - 9:30 PM / SFPI&S Library, 2420 Sutter Street / San Francisco
SFPI&S / (415) 563-5815 / Steve Sonnenberg, M.D. / free

SFPI&S Public Lecture Series: Childhood Anxieties
Wed, Mar 14 / 7:30 - 9 PM / SFPI&S Library, 2420 Sutter Street / San Francisco
SFPI&S / (415) 563-5815 / Mary Jane Otte, Ph.D. / free

Mate or Stalemate: Psychoanalytic Concepts in Couple Treatment
Fri, Mar 16 / 7:30 PM / phone MJ Myatt for location / Peninsula/South Bay
PINC / (650) 364-8095 / Dennis Facchino, Ph.D. & Peter Klein, Ph.D. / $25

Unfree Association: The Politics and Psychology of Torture in a Time of Terror
Sat, Mar 17 / 9 AM - 3:45 PM / UCSF Laurel Heights/ 3333 California Street / San Francisco
PINC / (415) 922-4050 / Neil Altman, Ph.D.; Ghislaine Boulanger, Ph.D.; Steven Soldz, Ph.D.; Nancy Hollander, Ph.D.; Elissa Marder, Ph.D. / $40 - $150

Poetry and Psychoanalysis with Lyn Hejinian
Sun, Mar 18 / 4 - 5:30 PM / SFPI&S Library, 2420 Sutter Street / San Francisco
SFPI&S / (415) 563-5815 / Lyn Hejinian / free

SFPI&S Child Colloquia: Working with Parents
Mon, Mar 19 / 7:30 - 9:30 PM / SFPI&S Library, 2420 Sutter St. / San Francisco
SFPI&S / (415) 563-5815 / Jack Novick and Kerry Kelly Novick / free

Extension Division East Bay Student Outreach: Psychic Structure of Addiction
Tue, Mar 20 (begins) / 7:30 - 9 PM / Herrick Hospital, 2001 Dwight Way, CC Room / Berkeley
SFPI&S / (415) 563-5815 / Margo Chapin, M.F.T. / free

SFPI&S Friends Clinical Forum (case presentation & discussion)
Tue, Mar 20 / 7:30 - 9 PM / SFPI&S Library, 2420 Sutter St. / San Francisco
Friends of SFPI&S / (415) 563-5815 / Cate Corcoran, M.A. (presenter); Gary Grossman, Ph.D. (discussant) / free (CE $15)

Case Conference: 3 Views -- Contemporary Kleinian, Freudian, and Relational
Thu, Mar 22 (begins) / 7:30 - 9 PM / TBA / Oakland and Berkeley
Institute for Psychoanalytic Studies / (415) 679-0997 / Abbot Bronstein, Ph.D.; Ailsa Steckel, Ph.D.; Sheldon Wolfe, M.D. / $200

SFPI&S CE Credits Programs: Law and Ethics, Psychodynamic Perspectives
Sat, Mar 24 / 9 AM - 4 PM / SFPI&S Library, 2420 Sutter Street / San Francisco
SFPI&S / (415) 563-5815 / Michael Donner, Ph.D. / $90

2007 Spring Event in Sacramento: Memories and Their Revisions
Sat, Mar 24 / 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM / UC Davis Cancer Center, 4501 X Street / Sacramento
NCSPP / (415) 921-6760 / Ethel S. Person, M.D. / $45 - $130

PINC Open House
Mon, Mar 26 / 7:30 - 8:30 PM / 2252 Fillmore Street / San Francisco
PINC / (415) 922-4050 / Maureen Franey, Ph.D., MFT, Admissions Chair / free

SFPI&S Stanford Grand Rounds: Thinking About Couples 
Wed, Mar 28 / 6:15 - 7:30 PM / Psychiatry Building, 401 Quarry Road, Room 2209 / Stanford
SFPI&S / (415) 563-5815 / Janice Mill, Ph.D.; Peter Klein, Ph.D. / free

SFPI&S theater on the couch: "After the War" by Philip Kan Gotanda
Fri, Mar 30 / 8 PM / A.C.T. Theater, 415 Geary Street / San Francisco
SFPI&S / (415) 563-5815 / Forrest Hamer, Ph.D.; Linda Lagemann, Ph.D. / $21 - $65

Working Psychoanalytically with Eating Disorders 
Sat, Mar 31 / 10 AM - 12:30 PM / Center for Healthy Development, 100 N. Winchester / Santa Clara
NCSPP / (408) 247-9399 / Jana Kahn, Ph.D.; Ann Martini, LCSW