NCSPP

Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology

Stages of development always merit attention, so we're pleased to report that IMPULSE is already six months old, with an audience of nearly 1,300 subscribers every month. We appreciate the enthusiastic support of our readers, and we've been excited to see the rich traditions of the Bay Area analytic community coming alive in this brave new medium.

To celebrate, we're offering you our biggest issue yet. This month, NCSPP President Beth Steinberg continues her series on the often harrowing process of applying for analytic training. Sharon Tyson describes the rigorous training and client service taking place at California Pacific Medical Center. Louis Roussel continues to take us inside the mind of a practicing analytic candidate in his "blog," the slang term for an informal online diary. Cleopatra Victoria describes taking psychoanalysis to the streets with salutary results. And, The Boyer House Foundation spotlights an upcoming event with Paul Williams on creativity and destruction.

We hope that you enjoy this month's issue, and we hope you'll join NCSPP to assist us in fostering a vibrant psychoanalytic community in Northern California.

In this series on applying for analytic training I will highlight qualities of self on which I relied and which I believe are essential for doing analytic work.

The psychology internship program at the Outpatient Mental Health Clinic of San Francisco's California Pacific Medical Center has long offered psychoanalytically grounded training and service in a hospital setting.

The term "blog" refers to a web-based journal wherein individuals offer up their personal experiences to anyone with a web browser. The editors at IMPULSE sought out a local analytic candidate willing to "blog" his experience in training.

Can you work psychoanalytically without a couch or loads of time? It is possible! I was asked to help employees of a violent Richmond housing project whose coworker had been shot to death on the job several months prior.

What is creativity? How is it destroyed in the mind?

Classifieds: 

INTERNS NEEDED: California Pacific Medical Center is accepting applications for internship and postdoctoral positions. Psychoanalytic seminars and intensive supervision are offered. Contact Sharon Tyson, Ph.D., Chief Psychologist/Director of Training at tysons@sutterhealth.org.

PSYCHOTHERAPIST NEEDED: The Boyer House Foundation seeks a part-time psychotherapist to work intensively with seriously disturbed patients in a team treatment setting. Fax CV to Beth Steinberg, Ph.D. (415) 456-9965. More info.

POST DOCS: Two 20 hour a week post doctoral positions available at The Boyer House Foundation. Contact Paul Alexander, Ph.D. (415) 456-9958, ext. 328. More info.

ART TEA: A psychoanalytic perspective on the relationship between Van Gogh & Gauguin during the 6 weeks they spent together. Suzanne Pallak, Ph.D., Sat., Apr.29, 1 - 4 PM, Fort Mason, $40-80. To enroll, contact Michele McGuinness, (415) 457-9949.

Appointment Book: 

Treating Adolescent Disturbance
Wed, Mar 1 (begins) / 7 - 8:30 PM / 2252 Fillmore St. / San Francisco
NCSPP / Paul Alexander, Ph.D. / $105 - $170

Case Seminar of Psychotherapy with Neurodevelopmentally Atypical Children
Thu, Mar 2 (begins) / 11:15 AM - 12:45 PM / 5330 College Ave., Suite 220 / Oakland
Individual Sponsor (Teresa Doyle, Ph.D.) / (510) 594-1926 / $960

"I Can't Believe I Said That": Mistakes, Enactments in the Therapeutic Process
Fri, Mar 3 (begins) / 12:30 - 2 PM / 401 Quarry Road / Stanford
SFPI&S / Dena Sorbo, L.C.S.W. and Lee Grossman, M.D. / $275

Cinematic Dreams
Sat, Mar 4 (begins) / 10 AM - 1 PM / 2727 College Ave. / Berkeley
NCSPP / Reyna Cowan, L.C.S.W. / $280 - $320

Dialogues in Contemporary Psychoanalysis: Bob Dylan and Misogyny
Sat, Mar 4 / 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM / SFPI&S Library, 2420 Sutter St. / San Francisco
SFPI&S / Christopher Ricks, Ph.D.; Alice Jones, M.D.; Stephen Seligman, D.M.H. / $35 - $45

Our Patients, Ourselves: Infant Observation & Primitive Mental States
Sat, Mar 4 / 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM / 1953 Hopkins Street / Berkeley
SFPI&S / Jan Baeuerlen, M.D. and Marsha Silverstein, Ph.D. / $75

Configurational Analysis: An Integrated Approach to Case Formulation
Sat, Mar 4 / 9 AM - 4 PM / Guzman Hall, Dominican University / San Rafael
Community Inst. for Psychotherapy / Mardi Horowitz, M.D.; Adam Goldyne, M.D. / $120 - $140 

Film: Young Dr. Freud
Tue, Mar 7 / 7 PM / 1835 Ellis St. near Scott St. / San Francisco
Bureau of Jewish Education / (415) 567-3327 / free

Special Program: Pluralism & Evidence in Psychoanalysis
Sat, Mar 11 / 10 AM - 3 PM / SFPI&S Library, 2420 Sutter Street / San Francisco
SFPI&S / Steven Cooper, Ph.D. / $80

Lacanian Primer: What Lies Beyond and the Relational Matrix
Sat, Mar 11 / 8:45 AM - 12:30 PM / 203 E. Fourteenth Street / Davis
NCSPP / Mitchell Wilson, M.D. / $35 - $50

Scientific Meeting with Paul Williams
Mon, Mar 13 / 7:30 - 9:30 PM / SFPI&S Library, 2420 Sutter Street / San Francisco
SFPI&S / Paul Williams / free

The Worm that Flies in the Night: A Consideration of Creativity and Destruction
Wed, Mar 15 / 7:30 - 9:30 PM / SFPI Library, 2420 Sutter Street / San Francisco
Boyer House & SFPI&S / Paul Williams / $80

Child Colloquia
Sat, Mar 18 / 10 AM - 12 PM / SFPI&S Library, 2420 Sutter Street / San Francisco
SFPI&S / Jill Miller, Ph.D. / free

Seminar on Pathological Organization
Sat, Mar 18 (begins) / 10 AM - 12 PM / SFPI&S Library, 2420 Sutter Street / San Francisco
SFPI&S / Margo Chapin, M.F.T. / $150

Building Lasting Relationships in Foster Care: One Hour at a Time
Sat, Mar 18 / 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM / 600 Palm Drive / Novato
A Home Within / Toni Heineman, D.M.H. and Wendy von Wiederhld, Ph.D. / $60 - $130

Literature & Psychoanalysis: A Conference
Wed, Mar 22 - Thu, Mar 23 / 8 AM - 6 PM / University of California, Berkeley / Berkeley
Multiple Sponsors / Plenary: Dr. Maire Jaanus, Ph.D. / free

Attachment: Six Week Study/Consultation Group
Wed, Mar 22 (begins) / 11 AM - 1 PM / 1330 Lincoln Avenue, Suite 201 / San Rafael
Community Institute for Psychotherapy / Linda Graham, MFT / $180 - $240

Viewing and Discussing Empathy, a Film by Amie Siege
Fri, Mar 24 / 6:30 - 10 PM / 42 Oak Ridge Road / San Rafael
Community Institute for Psychotherapy / Steven Frankel, M.D. / $40 - $55

PINC Graduation Paper: Sharon Karp-Lewis, "Transformations in the Key of Life"
PINCSF Sat, Mar 25 / 9 -10:30 AM / UCSF Laurel Heights, 3333 California St. / San Francisco
PINC / Discussant: Roberto Oelsner / free

Special Program: The Phases/Faces of Oedipus in Contemporary Culture
Sat, Mar 25 / 9 AM - 1 PM / SFPI&S Library, 2420 Sutter Str. / San Francisco
Lacanian School & SFPI&S / M. Katz, M.D.; R. Moncayo, Ph.D.; B. Patsalides, Ph.D.; A. Bronstein, Ph.D. / $70

Building Lasting Relationships in Foster Care: One Hour at a Time
Sat, Mar 25 / 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM / West Coast Children's Center / El Cerrito
A Home Within / Toni Heineman, D.M.H., Wendy von Wiederhold, Ph.D. / $60 - $130

South Bay Symposium: Generations of Meaning: The Family's New Baby
Sun, Mar 26 / 9 AM - 1:30 PM / Menlo College, 1000 El Camino Real / Atherton
NCSPP / Angela Sowa, Psy.D., MFT; Janis Baeuerlen, M.D.; Mardy S. Ireland, Ph.D. / $35 - $90

Grand Rounds: Reading Development Backwards
Wed, Mar 29 / 6 - 7:15 PM / 401 Quarry Road, Room 2209 / Stanford
SFPI&S / Charles Fisher, M.D. / free

Sausalito Salon: Thoughts on the Use of the Couch
Fri, Mar 31 / 6:30 - 8:45 PM / Fairfax
NCSPP / Mary Margaret McClure, DMH / $15 - $20

Supervision in an Analytic Field
Sat, Apr 1 & Apr 8 / 1 - 4 PM / CPMC, Pacific Campus, Clay Conf. Rm. 121 / San Francisco
NCSPP / Vivian Dent, Ph.D. / $85 - $150

Why The Therapist Needs To Change
Sat, Apr 1 / 9:30 AM - 4 PM / Veterans' Memorial Center Theater, 203 E. Fourteenth St. / Davis
NCSPP / Malcolm Owen Slavin, Ph.D. / $45 - $130

Ongoing Psychoanalytic Case Conference
Weds (ongoing) / 10:30 AM - 12 PM / Albany, Ca.
Individual Sponsor (Maureen Franey, Ph.D. / (510) 527-6141 / $45 per meeting

Psychoanlytic/Psychodynamic Case Consultation Group in the South Bay
Fri (ongoing) / 10:30 AM - 12 PM / 20688 Fourth Street / Saratoga
Individual Sponsor (Alan Kessler, Ph.D.) / $45 per meeting

Building a Child Psychotherapy Practice: Case Consultation and Reading
Thu (ongoing) / 12 - 1 PM / 550 Hamilton Ave. #240 / Palo Alto
Individual Sponsor (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
Individual Sponsor (Mary Jane Otte, Ph.D.) / (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
Individual Sponsor (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
Individual Sponsor (Hugh Grubb, M.A.) / $45 per meeting