NCSPP

Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology

A lush and wildflower-filled spring has swept away our wet and gloomy winter in Northern California. Like the roots and blooms of new growth, psychoanalytic work and thinking in our area reaches for depth even as it spreads out broadly and brilliantly. This month's IMPULSE reflects this uncommon vitality.

In PRESIDENT'S REMARKS, Beth Steinberg anticipates Christopher Bollas' provocation not to stop at the surface of our patients' experience but to plumb the unconscious. EVENT SPOTLIGHT describes an exciting event that looks at the therapeutic relationship from an array of theoretical vantages, reaching out across schools of thought. As we've come to expect, our blogger Dr. Louis Roussel peels back the layers of a clinical hour to expose the rawness of one therapist's subjectivity. And APPOINTMENT BOOK offers chances to explore aging and oedipal victory, erotic transference and impasse, autism and the unconscious — truly a fresh breadth of spring.

We're inspired to be part of this fertile expansion. We hope you enjoy the issue, and we hope you'll join NCSPP or contribute to our scholarship fund to assist us in fostering a vibrant psychoanalytic community in Northern California.

Looking forward to hearing Christopher Bollas' insights this month into distinctions between engaging conscious and unconscious material in psychoanalytic work leads me to reflect on the inspiring and remarkable growth of our Northern California

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.

Everything you ever wanted to know about the psychotherapeutic relationship will be covered in this exciting conference! 

Appointment Book: 

Aging from a Psychoanalytic Perspective
Sat, Jun 3 / 9 AM - 12 PM / PINC Library, 2252 Fillmore Street / San Francisco
PINC / Nancy Drooker, Ph.D. / $75

Lacanian Perspectives on Psychoanalytic Supervision
Sat, Jun 3 / 10 AM - 4:30 PM / 2820 Adeline / Berkeley
Lacanian School / Raul Moncayo, Ph.D. / $100 - $135

Perspectives on the Therapeutic Relationship
Sat, Jun 3 / 9 AM - 4:30 PM / see EVENT SPOTLIGHT for location / San Francisco
SFPRG / (415) 561-6771 / David Burns, M.D.; Hanna Levenson, Ph.D.;
George Silberschatz, Ph.D.; Patricia Wood, Ph.D.; John Young, M.D. / $45 - $150

Trauma of the Oedipal Victor
Sat, Jun 3 / 9 AM - 12 PM / Center for Healthy Development, 100 N. Winchester / Santa Clara
NCSPP / (415) 457-9949 / Cheryl Goodrich, Ph.D. / $35 - $50

NCSPP Annual Event: The Escape From Free Association
Sat, Jun 17 / 9 AM - 5 PM / UCSF Laurel Heights Conference Center / San Francisco
NCSPP / (415) 457-9949 / Christopher Bollas, Ph.D. / $40 - $150

Friends of SFPI&S Clinical Forum
Tue, Jun 20 / 7 PM - 9 PM / SFPI&S Library / 2420 Sutter Street / San Francisco
Friends of SFPI&S / (415) 563-5815 / V. Comelli, Psy.D.; R. L. Friend, M.D. / free but must RSVP

Francis Tustin's Legacy in Analytic Work on the Autistic Spectrum
Sat, June 24 / 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM / Berkeley
Frances Tustin Trust / Dr. Judith Mitrani / $140

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

Case Conference: Negative & Erotic Transferences in Child & Adult Patients
Wed, Jun 7 (begins) / 1 - 2:05 PM / 550 Hamilton Ave., #240 / Palo Alto
Individual Sponsor (Mary Jane Otte, Ph.D.) / (650) 326-6663 / $60 per session

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

Psychoanalytic Clinical Study Groups
Wed or Fri (ongoing) / 10 - 11:30 AM (W) or 11:30 AM - 1 PM (F) / 587 Walavista Ave. / Oakland
Individual Sponsor (Dawn Farber, Psy.D., M.F.T.) / (415) 673-7744 / $50 per meeting

Psychoanalytic Case Consultation and Reading Group
Fri (ongoing) / 10:30 AM - 12 PM / 20688 Fourth Street / Saratoga
Individual Sponsor (Alan Kessler, Ph.D.) / (408) 868-9405 / $45 per meeting

Ongoing Study and Supervision Group
Fri (ongoing) / 1 - 2:15 PM / 560 Oxford St. #8 / Palo Alto
Individual Sponsor (Miriam Bar, Ph.D.) / (650) 813-1270 / $45 per meeting