NCSPP

Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology

One of my tasks as the new NCSPP president was to attend a meeting with the leaders of several of the major psychoanalytic institutions in the Bay Area to discuss collaboration and competition among us. Representatives from NCSPP, the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California and the San Francisco Psychoanalytic Institute and its Society met over dinner. We discussed working together to more effectively provide innovative educational programs and reach out to broader communities with our offerings. 

This group effort is very much in line with the NCSPP vision and is informed by our belief that the future of the analytic endeavor in Northern California will be stimulated by shared purpose, dialogue, and congenial interaction among the many psychoanalytically oriented organizations. We've reached out to include other institutes such as the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco, the Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis, the San Francisco Society for Lacanian Studies, and Access Institute.

Additionally, we want to help psychoanalysis cast as wide a net as possible and to bring together the various strands of the community. We believe that psychoanalysis has much to offer the world, and that it's enriching to extend ourselves into other arenas — the arts, community mental health, politics, and students in other social sciences.

These ideas are reiterated in the aim of IMPULSE as we move into 2006. We envision it as an integrative source for local news, events, and thinking for the psychoanalytically inclined. We want your suggestions for strengthening IMPULSE as a resource and welcome your participation. Please join our efforts to strengthen the Northern California psychoanalytic community by becoming a member of NCSPPtoday.

Beth Steinberg, Ph.D.
President, NCSPP

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Messages From The Minoans: Gender and Power In An Ancient Culture. With Dianne Elise. Discussion by John Beebe and Joseph Bobrow. Sunday, February 19, 1-4 PM. PINC library, 2252 Fillmore St., San Francisco. 3 CE's. Deep Streams Institute. Learn more.

Appointment Book: 

8 Week Psychoanalytic Reading Group: "Bi-Personal Field" by A. Ferro
Wed, Jan 4 (begins) / 9:30 - 10:30 AM / 2964 Fillmore / San Francisco
Mary Paige, Psy.D. / $30

Case Conference: Application of Analytic Concepts to Clinical Material
Fri, Jan 6 (begins) / 12:30 - 2 PM / 401 Quarry Road / Stanford
SFPI&S / Neil Brast, M.D. and Shela Fisk, Ph.D. / $250

Classic Reading in Object Relations Theory
Sat, Jan 7 (begins) / 12:30 - 2 PM / Conference Room, 881 Fremont Ave. / Los Altos
SFPI&S / Gail Bates, Ph.D. / $300

Beyond Freud: A Close Look at Klein, Joseph and Others
Sat, Jan 7 / 8:45 AM - 12:30 PM / Veterans' Memorial Center Theater / Davis
NCSPP / Katherine MacVicar, M.D. / $35-$50

Scientific Meeting: Maternal Attachment and Adult Psychopathology
Mon, Jan 9 / 7:30 - 9:30 PM / SFPI&S Library, 2420 Sutter St. / San Francisco
SFPI&S / Nathan Szajnberg, M.D., presenter; Alicia Lieberman, Ph.D., discussant / free

Extramarital Involvement and Other Knotty Couples' Issues
Fri, Jan 13 (begins) / 10 AM - 12 PM / 1330 Lincoln Ave., #201 / San Rafael
Community Institute for Psychotherapy / Pat Shelton, MFT / $150-$200

Theater on the Couch: "Sexual Perversity in Chicago" by David Mamet
Fri, Jan 13 / 8:00 PM / A.C.T.'s Geary Theater, 405 Geary / San Francisco
SFPI&S / Diane Borden, Ph.D. will discuss the play / $21-$65

A Day with Nancy McWilliams: Going Beyond the Book
Sat, Jan 14 / 9 AM - 4 PM / Guzman Hall, Dominican Univ., 50 Acacia Ave. / San Rafael
Community Institute for Psychotherapy / Nancy McWilliams, Ph.D. / $140-$160

A Conversation with Christopher Bollas
Sat, Jan 14 / 9 AM - 12 PM / Berkeley Rep, 2025 Addison St. / Berkeley
The Psychotherapy Institute / Christopher Bollas, Ph.D. / $45-$75

Connectivity & Personhood: Development, Psychotherapy & Buddhism
Sat, Jan 14 / 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM / Sequoia Hospital / Redwood City
Deep Streams Institute & SMCPA / Joseph Bobrow, Ph.D. / $45-$55

Case Conference: Potentiating Space to Work and Play
Fri, Jan 20 (begins) / 10:30 AM - 12 PM / PINC, 2252 Fillmore St. / San Francisco
NCSPP / Sue Saperstein, MFT / $190-$390

Sausalito Salon Series: Death and the Fear of Finiteness in Hamlet
Fri, Jan 27 / 6:30 - 8:45 PM / Sausalito
NCSPP / Jerome Oremland, M.D. / $15-$20

Crossing the Synapse: Psychoanalysis and Neuroscience Join Forces
Sat, Jan 28 / 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM / 3333 California St. / San Francisco
PINC / Mark Solms, Ph.D.; James S. Grotstein, M.D.; Lee Rather, Ph.D. / $50-$150

Intensive Workshop in Neuropsychoanalysis
Sun, Jan 29 / 10 AM - 3 PM / PINC Library, 2252 Fillmore St. / San Francisco
PINC / Mark Solms, Ph.D. / $40-$100

Consultation Group: The Interplay of Psychotherapy & Buddhism
Wed, Feb 1 (begins) / 10 AM - 12 PM / 121 Clement St. / San Francisco
Deep Streams Institute / Joseph Bobrow, Ph.D. / $60 per meeting

Building a Child Analytically-Oriented Practice: Case Consultation and Reading
Thu (ongoing) / 11:15 AM - 12:10 PM / 550 Hamilton Ave. #240 / Palo Alto
Mary Jane Otte, Ph.D. / (650) 326-6663 / $60 per meeting

Psychoanalytic Impasses: Case Consultation and Reading
Tue (ongoing) / 1:10 - 2:15 PM / 550 Hamilton Ave. #240 / Palo Alto
Mary Jane Otte, PhD. / (650) 326-6663 / $60 per meeting

Current Views on Psychoanalytic Core Concepts: Transference
Wed (ongoing) / 11:20 AM - 12:50 PM / 550 Hamilton Ave. #240 / Palo Alto
Lynn Alexander, Psy.D. / (650) 328-8505 / $45 per meeting

Collaborative Group Consultation — Independent Psychoanalytic Perspective
Wed (ongoing) / 11:40 AM - 1:05 PM / 301 B Saratoga Road / Los Gatos
Hugh Grubb, M.A. / $45