NCSPP

Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology

The resplendent Northern California spring makes it tough to stay indoors, whether it's with patients, at our computers, meeting with collegues or listening to visiting speakers. To help counterbalance nature's temptations, this month's IMPULSE offers a colorful range of analytic pleasures.

NCSPP President Adam Kremen playfully recommends two NCSPP events of interest. In PIECE OF MIND we learn more about Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis North. Our MAKING LINKS feature points you toward stimulating analytic audio on the Web. And the always impressive APPOINTMENT BOOK offers analytic diversions including art, cinema and theater. 

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

We have a remarkable psychoanalytic community in Northern California, comprising several analytic institutes as well as other centers of training such as The Psychotherapy Institute, professional societies such as NCSPP, treatment centers such as

The Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis (ICP) is a freestanding psychoanalytic institute in Los Angeles dedicated to participatory democracy, open dialogue and pluralistic thought.

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

Classifieds: 

CONSULTATION GROUP: Beginning in May, focusing on character organization using Nancy McWilliams' book Psychoanalytic Diagnosis. Corte Madera, 1st and 3rd Fridays, 4 - 5:30 PM, $55/session. Diane A. Suffridge, Ph.D. (415) 485-5779.

ONGOING CONSULTATION GROUP. Psychoanalytic perspectives on the many uses of countertransference while listening to case presentations. Wednesdays 10:30-12. Contact Maureen Franey, Ph.D. (510) 527-6141.

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.

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

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

Appointment Book: 

SFPI&S SF Student Outreach: Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with Gay Men
Wed, Apr 4 (begins) / 7:30 - 9 PM / 2420 Sutter St. / San Francisco
SFPI&S / (415) 563-5815 / Gary Grossman, Ph.D. / free

SFPI&S Peninsula Student Outreach: The Treatment Frame
Wed, Apr 4 (begins) / 7:15 - 8:45 PM / Psychiatry Bldg., 401 Quarry Rd., Rm 1206 / Stanford
SFPI&S / (415) 563-5815 / Lynn Alexander, Psy.D. / free

SFPI&S Scientific Meeting with John Searle
Mon, Apr 9 / 7:30 - 9:30 PM / SFPI&S Library, 2420 Sutter St. / San Francisco
SFPI&S / (415) 563-5815 / Prof. John Searle / free

SFPI&S Ext. Div. Dialogues in Contemporary Psychoanalysis
Sat, Apr 14 / 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM / SFPI&S Library, 2420 Sutter St. / San Francisco
SFPI&S / (415) 563-5815 / Peter Goldberg, Ph.D.; Henry Markman, M.D.; Mary Margaret McClure, D.M.H. / $35 - $45.

SFPI&S Friends Clinical Forum (case presentation & discussion)
Tue, Apr 17 / 7:30 - 9 PM / SFPI&S Library, 2420 Sutter St. / San Francisco
Friends of SFPI&S / (415) 563-5815 / Esther Erhensaft, Ph.D. (presenter); Wendy Stern, DMH (discussant) / free (CE $15)

SFPI&S Art Show Reception: Vitrine
Thu, Apr 12 (begins) / 6 - 8 PM / SFPI&S Library, 2420 Sutter St. / San Francisco
SFPI&S / (415) 563-5815 / Ian Green, artist / free

SFPI&S Poetry and Psychoanalysis
Sun, Apr 22 / 4 - 5:30 PM / SFPI&S Library, 2420 Sutter St. / San Francisco
SFPI&S / (415) 563-5815 / Alan Williamson / free

Howard Bacal: Specificity Theory - Illuminating Optimal Responsiveness
Sun, Apr 22 / 9 - 1 PM / UCSF Laurel Heights Conference Center / San Francisco
ICP North / (415) 931-5730 / Howard Bacal

SFPI&S Public Lecture Series: Adolescents
Wed, Apr 25 / 7:30 - 9 PM / SFPI&S Library, 2420 Sutter St. / San Francisco
SFPI&S / (415) 563-5815 / Katherine Fraser, Ph.D. / free

SFPI&S Stanford Grand Rounds
Wed, Apr 25 / 6:15 - 7:30 PM / Psychiatry Bldg., 401 Quarry Rd., Rm. 2209 / Stanford
SFPI&S / (415) 563-5815 / Marshall Greene, M.D. / free

Child and Adolescent Treatment and the Medication Dilemma
Sat, Apr 28 / 9 AM - 12 PM / St. John's Presbyterian Church / Berkeley
NCSPP / (415) 457-9979 / Marcia Dillon, M.D. / $40 - $65

Savage Melancholia: Shame, Grief, and Vengeance in Political Life and the Clinical Encounter
Sat, Apr 28 / 9 AM - 1:30 PM / 1000 El Camino Real / Atherton
NCSPP / (650) 323-4533 / Jed Sekoff, Ph.D.; Peter Goldberg, Ph.D. / $35 - $90

Friends of SFPI&S Annual Film Discussion: Swimming Pool
Sat, Apr 28 / 10:45 AM - 2:15 PM / Variety Room, 582 Market Street (at 2nd) / San Francisco
Friends of SFPI&S / (415) 563-5815 / Reyna Cowan, LCSW (discussant) / $15 - $20 

Physics, Music and Psychoanalysis
Sun, Apr 29 / 3 - 5 PM / 450 Sutter St, Floor 9, Rm 941 / San Francisco
Institute for Psychoanalytic Studies / (415) 679-0997 / Katherine MacVicar, M.D.; Henry Goldwire, Ph.D. / $10

SFPI&S theater on the couch: Blackbird by David Harrower 
Fri, May 4 / 8 PM / ACT Theatre, 415 Geary Street / San Francisco
SFPI&S / (415) 563-5815 / Peter Goldberg, Ph.D.; Linda Lageman, Ph.D. / $21 - $65

Implications of the Work of Tustin for Adult Treatment
Sat, May 5 / 9 AM - 4:15 PM / UCSF Laurel Heights Conference, 3333 California / San Francisco
NCSPP / (510) 717-5330 / Judith Mitrani, Ph.D; Scott Lines, Ph.D. / $60 - $180