NCSPP

Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology

Psychoanalytic practitioners in Northern California enjoy one of the most richly diverse clinical communities in the world, as our APPOINTMENT BOOK feature makes plain every month. In April alone, analytic clinicians and thinkers will come together to tackle subjects as wide-ranging as the interaction of Van Gogh and Gauguin, the gay sexual liberation movement of the 70s, and the personal evolution of the professional therapist. Whatever your interests, you're sure to find an enlivining event in our listings.

Also in this month's issue, NCSPP President Beth Steinberg invites your involvement in the community; Louis Roussel continues his thoughtful online journal; and Eric Essman of the San Francisco Society for Lacanian Studies describes their efforts to bring Lacan's enigmatic work to life in the Bay Area.

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.

This month I'll step back from my musings on applying for analytic training to highlight two opportunities for you to connect more deeply with the analytic community through NCSPP.

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.

Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis North presents Trauma and Recovery: A Clinical Conversation with Paul H. Ornstein, M.D. and Anna Ornstein, M.D.

Classifieds: 

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.

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

Appointment Book: 

Dialogues on Psychoanalysis and Literature in FreudFest
Thu, Mar 30 (begins) / 7:30 - 9 PM / JCCSF 3200 California Street / San Francisco
SFPI&S / Joan Sarnat, Ph.D.; Brenda Webster / free

Child Colloquia: Roberto Oelsner, M.D.
Sat, Apr 1 / 10 AM - 12 PM / SFPI&S Library 2420 Sutter Street / San Francisco
SFPI&S / Roberto Oelsner, M.D. / free

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

Sexual Liberation Confronts Psychoanalysis: "Gay Sex in the 70s"
Saturday, April 8, 2006 / 3 - 6 PM / Mechanics Institute, 57 Post Street / San Francisco
PINC / V. Bonfilio, J.D., Ph.D.; M. Ireland, Ph.D.; M. Murphy, Ph.D.; R. Kaywin, DMH / $25

Scientific Meeting with Lewis Kirshner
Mon, Apr 9 / 7:30 - 9:30 PM / SFPI&S Library, 2420 Sutter Street / San Francisco
SFPI&S / Lewis Kirshner, M.D. / free

The Supervision Interaction: Contemporary Psychodynamic Supervision
Sunday, April 9, 2006 / 9 AM - 4 PM / PINC Library, 2252 Fillmore Street / San Francisco
PINC / Joan Sarnat, Ph.D.; Jane Burka, Ph.D. / $75

A Day at the Movies: "The Station Agent" 
Sat, Apr 22 / 11 AM - 2 PM / Variety Room of the Hobart Building, 582 Market / San Francisco
Friends of SFPI&S / Jed Sekoff, Ph.D. / $10 - $15

Reel Psychology: "Unknotting the Hangman's Noose" (Film/Lecture)
Saturday, April 22, 2006 / 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. / Rafael Film Center, 1118 4th St. / San Rafael
FSA / Thomas Kirsch, M.D., Thomas Singer, M.D., Filmmaker Mark Whitney / $25 - $60

Democracy on the Couch: the Intersection of Politics & Psychology
Sun, Apr 23 / 9 AM - 1:15 PM / 145 Dwinelle Hall, UC Berkeley / Berkeley
SFPRG / Michael Bader, DMH; Helene Goldberg, Ph.D.; Rabbi Michael Lerner, Ph.D. / $95 - $105

Grand Rounds: Impasse and Apparent Impasse with Unbeareable Affects
Wed, Apr 26 / 6 - 7:15 PM / 401 Quarry Road, Room 2209 / Stanford
SFPI&S / Steven Goldberg, M.D. / free

Special Program: Psychoanalytic Process, Goals and Therapeutic Action
Sat, Apr 29 / 9 AM - 4:15 PM / UCSF Laurel Heights, 3333 California St. / San Francisco
SFPI&S / Stuart Ablon, Ph.D.; Prof. David Tuckett; Doris Silverman, Ph.D. / $75 - $110

Afternoon Art Tea: Making Use of Another's Mind: Van Gogh and Gauguin at Arles
Sat, Apr 29 / 1 - 4 PM / Fort Mason Center, Building C, Room C370 / San Francisco
NCSPP / Suzanne R. Pallak, Ph.D. / $40 - $80

Ongoing Psychoanalytic Case Conference
Weds (ongoing) / 10:30 AM - 12 PM / Albany
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