NCSPP

Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology

October lands on little black cat feet. We welcome Halloween, a Pagan holiday and European cultural tradition where it's believed the spirits can make contact with the physical world. On the tail of Halloween comes Day of the Dead, an Aztec ritual and Mexican holiday where we greet the departed with flowers, cakes, and chocolate skulls (sweet dreams?). 

Death itself has provided us with several rather lively psychoanalytic concepts. Freud's death drive implies a wish to return to our organic, preanimate state, and our deflection of this urge — towards aggression. The dead mother of Andre Green signifies the unavailable or depressed maternal figure and the child's subsequent mourning and loss. And Michael Eigen's concept of psychic deadness refers to the patient's emotional unaliveness. 

Perhaps Hans Loewald was most astute when he remarked that the purpose of psychoanalysis is to turn ghosts into ancestors... It could be said that our patients go door to door, hoping for something sweet. So for you, dear clinician, in this spookiest of months, may all your treatments be not at all tricky.

We welcome you to be part of the lively psychoanalytic community in Northern California and join NCSPP.

Many young adults are on the brink, facing crucial life decisions and unknowns.Where am I going? What do others expect of me? What do I want?

Classifieds: 

SF INSTITUTE FOR PSYCHOANALYTIC STUDIES PROGRAMS: Dec. 8: Robert Caper. Paper on Klein and Bion; Case Consultation / Jan. 19: Walter Stone. Dynamic group treatment of severe mental illness. / Mar. 1: Dr. Donovan. Memorial Program: Film, discussion with Diane Borden, and Mark Levy / Apr. 27: Diane Santas and Sharon Witkin. Child assessment. See www.sfips.org/programs.php or contactfrozy@concentric.net or (415) 679-0997.

THE REACH OF THE MIND: International Federation of Psychoanalytic Education 18th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference, Oct 19-21, 2007, Toronto, featuring Mark Solms, Ph.D. Contact: Sue Saperstein, Conference Co-Chair, (415) 641-4146 ordrsuesaperstein@sbcglobal.net.

GOT CONSULTATION? Find a Bay Area consultation or study group through thebulletin board maintained by the Friends of SFCP and SFCP's Extension Division.

Appointment Book: 

Introduction to the Work of Jean-Michael and Danielle Quinodoz
Mon, Oct 1 (begins) / 7:30 - 9 PM / 2420 Sutter Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-5815 / Era Loewenstein, Ph.D.; Sue von Baeyer, Ph.D.;
Jack Giuliani, Ph.D. / free

Career-Building Panel for CSPP Students & Alumni
Tue, Oct 2 / 6 - 8 PM / CSPP, Rm. 206 / San Francisco
NCSPP / (720) 837-5567 / Dr. Kristen Carey & Dr. Jill Warburton / free

Career-Building Panel for Wright Institute Students & Alumni
Wed, Oct 3 / 6 - 8 PM / Wright Institute, Rm. 110 / Berkeley
NCSPP / (510) 525-3586 / Carolina Bacchi, Psy.D.; Adam Beyda, Psy.D.;
Dr. Sunny Kuegle, Psy.D. / free

Friends of SFCP East Bay Clinical Forum (Case Presentation and Discussion)
Wed, Oct 3 / 7 - 9 PM / Herrick Hospital, Conf. Rm. CC, 2001 Dwight Way / Berkeley
Friends of SFCP / (415) 563-5815 / Ortal Kirson-Trilling, Psy.D. (presenter);
Peter Goldberg, Ph.D. (discussant) / free (CE $15)

San Francisco Student Outreach: Principles of Psychoanalytic Technique
Wed, Oct 3 (begins) / 7:30 - 9 PM / 2420 Sutter Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-5815 / Ken Roberson, Ph.D. / free

Happy Hour (hosted by the NCSPP Associate Member Committee)
Thu, Oct 4 / 6 - 8 PM / Beckett's Irish Pub, 2271 Shattuck Ave. / Berkeley
NCSPP / (510) 273-9229 / free

Control Mastery Couples Therapy
Sat, Oct 6 / 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM / SFJCC, 3200 California St. / San Francisco
SFPRG / (415) 561-6771 / Dennis J. Zeitlin, M.D. / $65

East Bay Student Outreach: Self-Mutilation (part 2)
Sat, Oct 6 / 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM / Herrick Hospital, 2001 Dwight Way, Conf. Rm. CC / Berkeley
SFCP / (415) 563-5815 / Dorian Newton, Ph.D. / free

Who is a Trauma Patient?
Sat, Oct 6 / 9 AM - 12 PM / Christ Episcopal Church, Fireside Rm., 1040 Border / Los Altos
SFCP / (415) 563-5815 / Shela Fisk, Ph.D. / $75

Dialogues in Contemporary Psychoanalysis with Roberto Oelsner
Sat, Oct 6 / 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM / 2420 Sutter Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-5815 / Roberto Oelsner, M.D.; Eric Glassgold, M.D.;
Julie Ruskin, Ph.D. / $35 - $45

What's Opera, Doc?: Tannhauser
Sun, Oct 7 / 5:30 PM / Books Inc., 601 Van Ness Ave. / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / Linda Lagemann, Ph.D.; Steven Goldberg, M.D. / free

SFCP Scientific Meeting: Encounters at Checkpoint 
Mon, Oct 8 / 7:30 - 9:30 PM / 2420 Sutter Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-5815 / Roberta Apfel, M.D.; Bennett Simon, M.D. / free

Relational Resonance
Tue, Oct 9 (begins) / 1330 Lincoln Avenue # 201 / San Rafael
Community Institute for Psychotherapy / (415) 459-5999 x 101
Linda Grahamn, MFT / $180 - $260

Bridging Psychoanalysts Across Three Continents
Sat, Oct 13 / 9 AM - 3:30 PM / UCSF Conference Ctr., 3333 California / San Francisco
PINC & SFCP / (415) 922-4050 / Virginia Ungar, M.D. (Argentina);
Jorge Canestri (Italy, Argentina); Peter Carnochan, Ph.D.; Mitchell Wilson, M.D. / $40 - $125

The Vulnerability of the Therapist in the Clinical Hour
Sat, Oct 13 / 9 AM - 3 PM / Town Center Community Rm., 770 Tamalpais Dr. / Corte Madera
Community Institute for Psychotherapy / (415) 459-5999 x101
Arlene Bermann, L.C.S.W. / $75 - $120

Setting Sail: Taking off as a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist.
Mon, Oct 15 (begins) / 7:30 - 9 PM / St. John?s Presbyterian Church / Berkeley
NCSPP / (415) 457-9949 / Ruth Simon, Ph.D. / $55 - $160

Delusions and Dreams: Then and Now
Wed, Oct 17 (begins) / 7:30 - 9 PM / Herrick Hospital, 2001 Dwight, Conf. Rm. CC / Berkeley
SFCP / (415) 563-5815 / Louis Roussell, Ph.D. / free

Post-Graduate Psychotherapy Training Program
Wed, Oct 17 (begins) / 7:30 - 9:30 PM / 9 Funston Ave., The Presidio / San Francisco
SFPRG / (415) 567-3669 or 346-2744 / George Silberschatz, Ph.D.;
John T. Curtis, Ph.D. / $1,500

SFCP Educational Open House
Wed, Oct 17 / 7:30 - 9:30 PM / 2420 Sutter Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-5815 / Harriet Wolfe, M.D. and others / free

SFCP Seminar for Scholars: Psychoanalysis and War
Thu, Oct 18 (begins) / 7:30 - 9 PM / 2538 Channing Way, Conf. Rm. / Berkeley
SFCP / (415) 563-5815 / Jed Sekoff, Ph.D. / free

The Contribution of Wilfred Bion: Differing Perspectives
Sat, Oct 20 / 9 AM - 4 PM / Fort Mason Center / San Francisco
C. G. Jung Institute / (415) 771-8080 / B. Sullivan; H. Markman; J. Grotstein / $125

Reaching the Difficult Child
Sat, Oct 20 / 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM / JFKU, 2956 San Pablo Ave. 2nd Floor / Berkeley
SFCP / (415) 563-5815 / Ken Roberson, Ph.D. / $75

Film and Discussion: "Young Dr. Freud"
Wed, Oct 24 / 7:30 - 9:30 PM / CPMC Davies Campus, 45 Castro St / San Francisco
Institute for Psychoanalytic Studies / (415) 679-0997 / Frank Lossy, M.D. / $10

When Parents Hate and When Teen Hate: Challenges for Treating Adolescents
Fri, Oct 26 (begins) / 12:30 - 2 PM / Epworth Methodist Church, 1935 Hopkins St. / Berkeley
NCSPP / 415 457-9949 / Maureen Katz, MD / $55 to $160

Object Loss and the Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma 
Sat, Oct 27 / 9 AM - 12 PM / Christ Episcopal Church, Fireside Rm.,1040 Border / Los Altos
SFCP / Beth Taylor, M.D. / $75

SFCP Stanford Grand Rounds: The Devil Within
Wed, Oct 31 / 6:15 - 7:30 PM / Psychiatry Dep., 401 Quarry Rd., Rm 2209 / Stanford
SFCP / (415) 563-5815 / Alan Kessler, Ph.D. / free

Happy Hour (hosted by the NCSPP Associate Member Committee)
Thu, Nov 1 / 6 - 8 PM / Varnish, 77 Natoma St. / San Francisco
NCSPP / (510) 273-9229 / free

SFCP Theater on the couch: The Rainmaker by Richard Nash
Fri, Nov 2 / 8 PM / ACT Theater, 415 Geary Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / Mardi Horowitz, M.D.; Linda Lagemann, Ph.D. / $19 - $82

Wrecked by Success
Sat, Nov 3 / 9 AM - 12 PM / Christ Episcopal Church, Fireside Rm., 1040 Border / Los Altos
SFCP / (415) 563-5815 / Sharon Levin, L.C.S.W. / $75

Psychoanalytic Views On Working With Foster Children
Sat, Nov 3 / 10 AM - 1 PM / CPMC, 2333 Buchanan (at Clay) / San Francisco
NCSPP / (510) 717 5330 / Diane Ehrensaft, Ph.D; April Fernando, Ph.D; Kelley Gin, Psy.D.;
Eileen Keller, Ph.D / $0 - $10

SFCP Child Colloquium: One Mind
Sat, Nov 3 / 10 AM - 12 PM / 2420 Sutter Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-5815 / Roy Aruffo, M.D. / free

SFCP Child Development Program: Annual Lecture 2007
Wed, Nov 7 / 7:30 - 9:30 PM / 2420 Sutter Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-5815 / Prof. Alicia Lieberman; Lynn E. Hazen, M.A.;
Era Loewenstein, Ph.D. / free

Friends of SFCP East Bay Clinical Forum (Case Presentation and Discussion)
Wed, Nov 7 / 7 - 9 PM / Herrick Hospital, Conf. Rm. CC, 2001 Dwight Way / Berkeley
Friends of SFCP / (415) 563-5815 / Carolina Bacchi, Psy.D. (presenter);
Sandy Bemesderfer, Ph.D. and Barbara McSwain, L.C.S.W. (discussants) / free (CE $15)