NCSPP

Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology

Our May issue brings offerings from a variety of voices. Adam Kremen reminds us that our professional community depends on our active participation; Jane Burka describes the rich offerings of the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California (PINC); and Cleopatra Victoria demonstrates that psychoanalytically informed work can extend far beyond the limits of the couch. Also, we highlight an exciting and timely event on the psychology of adoption.

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

A number of commentators have made grim predictions about the fate of psychoanalysis: its dwindling place, the drying up of its reserves, the extinction of its eco-system, especially when compared to its heyday.

The Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California (PINC) is a psychoanalytic training center for comparative psychoanalysis known for its intellectual vibrancy, inclusive organizational structure and innovative programs for the mental health co

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

If you read People magazine you might think adoption is a trendy fashion accessory. However, if you treat one of 8,000,000 Americans with first-hand adoption connections, you need more information than Madonna's adventures in Malawi.

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.

KLEINIAN PERSPECTIVES ON INDIVIDUAL AND COUPLES TREATMENT: Consultation and Supervision from a Contemporary Kleinian View. (415) 883-4235 or drwaska@aol.com. Space currently available for either one-on-one or small group consultation. Day & Time: Tuesday Mornings in Marin, 10-11am; Friday Afternoons in San Francisco, 2:15-3:15pm Fee: $75 Robert Waska MFT, PhD is the author of five textbooks and over sixty articles on various contemporary Kleinian topics including projective identification, loss, borderline and psychotic states, the practical realities of psychoanalytic practice in the modern world, and the establishment of analytic contact with difficult, hard to reach patients. He emphasizes the moment to moment understanding of transference and phantasy as the vehicle for gradual integration and mastery of unconscious conflict and paranoid or depressive states. Dr. Waska maintains a private psychoanalytic practice for individuals and couples in San Rafael and San Francisco.

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 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

SFPI&S Peninsula Student Outreach: Attachment and Separation
Wed, May 9 (begins) / 7:15 - 8:45 PM / Psychiatry Building, 401 Quarry Rd., Rm 1206 / Palo Alto
SFPI&S / (415) 563-5815 / Beth Taylor, M.D. / free

SFPI&S Public Lecture Series: Negotiating Conflict in Couples
Wed, May 9 / 7:30 - 9 PM / 2420 Sutter Street / San Francisco
SFPI&S / (415) 563-5815 / Holly Gordon, D.M.H. / free

SFPI&S Evening of Art III
Fri, May 11 / 6 - 9 PM / 2420 Sutter Street / San Francisco
SFPI&S / (415) 563-5815 / Artists from SFPI&S & the Bay Area Mental Health Community / free

Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Aging
Sat, May 12 / 9 AM - 12 PM / PINC Library, 2252 Fillmore / San Francisco
PINC / (415) 922-4050 / Nancy Drooker, PhD / $45

SFPI&S Scientific Meeting with Lee Grossman, M.D.
Mon, May 14 / 7:30 - 9:30 PM / 2420 Sutter Street / San Francisco
SFPI&S / (415) 563-5815 / Lee Grossman, M.D. / free

SFPI&S Friends Clinical Forum (case presentation & discussion)
Tue, May 15 / 7:30 - 9 PM / 2420 Sutter Street / San Francisco
Friends of SFPI&S / (415) 563-5815 / Peabody Bradford, Ph.D. (presenter); Katherine Fraser, DMH (discussant) / free (CE $15)

Peninsula/South Bay Salon - Cultura Cura: Culture and the Holding Environment
Fri, May 18 / 7:30 - 9:30 PM / Home of Alison Cabell / Los Altos
NCSPP / (408) 243-2733 / Francisco Gonzalez, M.D. / $25

Transformational Parenting from a Control Mastery Perspective
Sat, May 19 / 9 AM - 1 PM / SF Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St. / San Francisco
SFPRG / (415) 561-6771 / Paul Abrinko, M.D.; Susan Badger, MFT; Betsy Hanna, Psy.D.; Patsy Wood, Ph.D. / $65 - $75

A Day with Oliver Turnbull: Neuroscience of Emotion, Intuition, Sexuality
Sat, May 19 / 9 AM - 3:30 PM / UC Laurel Heights Conference Ctr 3333 California / San Francisco
PINC / (415) 922-4050 / Oliver Turnbull Ph. D. / $40 - $175

Transformational Parenting from a Control Mastery Perspective
Sat, May 19 / 9 AM - 1:15 PM / JCC - 3200 California at Presidio Ave / San Francisco
SFPRG / (415) 561-6771 / Paul Abrinko, Ph.D.; Susan Badger, MFT; Betsy Hanna, Psy.D.; Patsy Wood, Ph.D. / $65 - $75

SFPI&S Stanford Grand Rounds: Gained in Translation
Wed, May 30 / 6:15 - 7:30 PM / Psychiatry Bldg., 401 Quarry Road, Rm 2209 / Palo Alto
SFPI&S / (415) 563-5815 / Judith Katz, Ph.D. / free

Lacanian and Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Supervision
Sat, Jun 2 / 10 AM - 4:30 PM / 1578 San Lorenzo / Berkeley
Lacanian School / (510) 526-9341 / Raul Moncayo, Ph.D. / $100, $135 with CEU

Flesh or Function: Design and the Unconscious
Sat, Jun 2 / 11 AM - 1 PM / Timken Auditorium, CCA, 1111 Eighth Street / San Francisco
PINC / (415) 922-4050 / Maria McVarish, Professor of Design, California College of the Arts / $35