NCSPP

Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology

With the first signs of fall comes a wealth of training and development opportunities for the Bay Area's analytic community. Events listed this month promise to shed analytic light on a compellingly diverse array of topics -- among them the culture industry, the evolving view of male sexuality, and the practice of archeology.

Also in this issue, NCSPP President Beth Steinberg invites nominations for the NCSPP Community Service Award; Alla Volovich offers a portrait of Richmond Area Multi-Services, Inc. (RAMS); our guest blogger examines the thorny process of selecting a control case for analytic training; and PINC spotlights an upcoming event on the intersection of analysis and neuroscience.

We hope 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.

I would like to invite you to nominate a clinician for the NCSPP Community Service Award. This will be our second annual presentation of this award for outstanding community service by someone in the field of psychoanalytic psychology.

Founded in 1974, Richmond Area Multi-Services, Inc.

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 seek out local analytic candidates willing to "blog" their experience in training.

Crossing the Synapse: Psychoanalysis and Neuroscience Join Forces
Saturday, October 21, 2006
UCSF Mission Bay Center

Classifieds: 

INTERVIEW SUBJECT NEEDED: Habitat Media seeks a licensed psychotherapist to interview on-camera for a documentary that examines the state of our democracy. We seek an insightful, energetic and fun approach. Call Steve Cowan (415) 458-1696.

CASE CONSULTATION GROUP: Cohesive group with synthetic orientation of different schools of psychoanalysis. Led by Alan Kessler, Ph.D. faculty SFPI. Saratoga (South Bay), Friday Mornings. (408) 868-9405.

CASE CONFERENCE: Psychoanalytic case conference and study group. Friday afternoons in Oakland. Annie Sweetnam, (510) 428-2913.

EATING DISORDER CONSULTATION & READING GROUP: One Monday evening per month beginning October 2006, 7:30 to 9:00 PM. Location to be detrmined in the Penninsula/South Bay area. Individual sponsors: Ann Martini, LCSW, (408) 358-1862, and Jana Kahn, Ph.D., (650) 947-0262.

STUDY GROUP: Well-established psychoanalytic study group meets weekly from Sept-May, Fridays, 12:30-2 pm at PINC in SF. Weekly classes include reading, discussion, some case presentation. Each year we explore different topics with four different instructors per year. One year commitment required. Contact Brook Stone, L.C.S.W. at (415) 789-8527 or Greg Clinton, Ph.D. at (415) 255-6213.

OFFICE FOR SALE: Individual psychotherapy suite in professional building near Mt. Zion. Private entrance, large consulting room, wait and bath rooms, closet, storage, built-in book cases and cabinets, parking. $139K. Call Dr. Jim Faircloth, (415) 931-4333.

PSYCHOANALYTIC CASE CONSULTATION GROUP: Mind-Body Issues, Fostering Psyche-Soma Integration. Mondays beginning in the fall, 10:30 AM - 12:00, 5845 College Avenue, Oakland, Dori Dubin, Psy.D., (510) 547-2522, $40 per meeting.

GET INVOLVED AND CONNECT: IMPULSE seeks a meticulous, web-savvy volunteer as EVENTS EDITOR. Be first to know about psychoanalytic events while connecting with influential community members and contributing to this newsletter's success. Email via our online form.

FACILITATE DEVELOPMENT: NCSPP's scholarship fund makes analytic classes available at reduced fees for students in need. Contribute today.

Appointment Book: 

Friends of SFPI&S Mentoring Program Kick-Off Event
Tue, Oct 3 (begins) / 7:30 - 9 PM / SFPI&S Library, 2420 Sutter Street / San Francisco
Friends of SFPI&S / (415) 563-5815 / pre-registration required / free to Friends 

San Francisco Student Outreach: Working with Couples
Wed, Oct 4 (begins) / 7:30 - 9 PM / SFPI&S Library, 2420 Sutter Street / San Francisco
SFPI&S / (415) 563-5815 / Kristine Pfleiderer, Ph.D. / free

Seminars for Scholars: Conceptualizing Change in Contemporary Psychoanalysis
Wed, Oct 4 (begins) / 7 - 8:30 PM / SFPI&S Library, 2420 Sutter Street / San Francisco
SFPI&S / (415) 563-5815 / Neil Talkoff, Ph.D. / free

Attachment: Six Week Study/Consultation Group
Wed, Oct 4 (begins) / 11 AM - 1 PM / 1330 Lincoln Avenue, # 201 / San Rafael
Community Institute for Psychotherapy / (415) 459-5999 x101 / Linda Graham, MFT / $180 - $200

Child Colloquia
Sat, Oct 7 / 9:30 AM - 12 PM / SFPI&S Library, 2420 Sutter Street / San Francisco
SFPI&S / (415) 563-5815 / Amy Tyson, M.D.; Stanley Cath, M.D.; Judith Wallerstein, Ph.D. / free

Scientific Meeting with Haydee Faimberg, M.D.
Mon, Oct 9 / 7:30 - 9:30 PM / SFPI&S Library, 2420 Sutter Street / San Francisco
SFPI&S / (415) 563-4477 / Haydee Faimberg, M.D. / free

Finding Meaning in Psychotically Organized Mental States: An Analytic View
Fri, Oct 13 (begins) / 12 - 2 PM / 1330 Lincoln Avenue, # 201 / San Rafael
Community Institute for Psychotherapy / (415) 459-5999 x101 / Philip M. Alex, Ph.D. / $50 - $60

Dialogues in Contemporary Psychoanalysis
Sat, Oct 14 / 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM / SFPI&S Library, 2420 Sutter Street / San Francisco
SFPI&S / 415-563-4477 / Haydee Faimberg, M.D.; Jed Sekoff, Ph.D. / $35 - $45

What Is He Thinking? A New Theory of Male Sexuality
Sat, Oct 14 / 9 AM - 4 PM / Town Center, 770 Tamalpais Drive, / Corte Madera
Community Inst. for Psychotherapy / (415) 459-5999 x101 / Michael Bader, D.M.H. / $100 - $140

Seminars for Scholars: Psychoanalysis in Interpretation of Archaeological Sites
Sat, Oct 14 / 9 AM - 12 PM / SFPI&S Library, 2420 Sutter Street / San Francisco
SFPI&S / (415) 563-5815 / Linda Donley-Reid, Ph.D. / free

Law, Ethics & Personal Values: What's a Therapist To Do?
Sat, Oct 14 / 9 AM - 3:30 PM / 9 Funston Ave / San Francisco
SFPRG / (415) 561-6771 / Jules Burstein, Ph.D. / $85

SFPI&S Friends Clinical Forum 
Tue, Oct 17 / 7:30 - 9 PM / SFPI&S Library, 2420 Sutter Street / San Francisco
Friends of SFPI&S / (415) 563-5815 / H. Molesworth, Ph.D.; J. Dunn, Ph.D. / free to Friends

Conversations on Culture Salon Series: The Culture Industry
Thu, Oct 19 / 7 - 9 PM / SFPI&S Library, 2420 Sutter Street / San Francisco
Friends of SFPI&S / RSVP (415) 563-5815 / Dr. Peter Selz; Lee Grossman, M.D. / $15

E. Bay Student Outreach: Some Ethical Dilemmas Analysts Currently Think About
Sat, Oct 21 / 10 AM - 1 PM / Herrick Hospital / Berkeley
SFPI&S / (415) 563-5815 / Susan Warshaw, Ph.D. / free

Crossing the Synapse: Psychoanalysis and Neuroscience Join Forces
Sat, Oct 21 / 12 - 5 PM / UCSF Mission Bay / San Francisco
PINC / (415) 922-4050 / Dr. Jaak Panksepp & Dr. Mark Smaller / $40 - $100

On The Need For A Father In Development and Psychotherapy
Fri, Oct 21 / 9 AM - 1 PM / Elks Lodge, 4249 El Camino Real / Palo Alto
SFPI&S / (415) 563-5815 / Alan Kessler, Ph.D. / $100

Poetry & Psychoanalysis
Sun, Oct 22 / 4 - 5:30 PM / SFPI&S Library, 2420 Sutter Street / San Francisco
SFPI&S / (415) 563-4477 / Dan Bellm / free

Introduction to Elizabeth Tabak de Bianchedi
Wed, Oct 25 / 7:30 - 9 PM / SFPI&S Library, 2420 Sutter Street / San Francisco
SFPI&S / (415) 563-4477 / Eileen Keller, Ph.D. / free

Stanford Grand Rounds: Thoughts on War, Aggression, Killing & Aggressiveness
Wed, Oct 25 / 6:15 - 7:30 PM / Stanford Psychiatry building, 401 Quarry Rd. / Stanford
SFPI&S / (415) 563-4477 / Richard Almond, M.D. / free

Sausalito Salon: Art Raisman, Ph.D., on Group & Individual Work
Fri, Oct 27 / 6:30 - 9 PM / location provided to registrants / Sausalito
NCSPP / (415) 309-0222 / Art Raisman, Ph.D. / $15 - $20 

Unveiled: Shame, Identity, Gender, and Iranian Cinema
Sat, Oct 28 / 9 AM - 5 PM / UC Berkeley Art Museum Theater, 2621 Durant Avenue / Berkeley
NCSPP / (415) 457-9949 / J. Copjec, Ph.D.; M. Mann, M.D.; N. Mottahedeh, Ph.D. / $20 - $75

Psychoanalytic Preschool Consultation Project: Annual Meeting
Wed, Nov 1 / 7:30 - 9:30 PM / SFPI&S Library, 2420 Sutter Street / San Francisco
SFPI&S / (415) 563-5815 / Holly Veldhuis, Ph.D. / free

The Psychology of Medications
Sat, Nov 4 / 9 AM - 4:30 PM / JCC/SF California St. at Presidio Ave / San Francisco
SFPRG / (415) 561-6771 / S. Foreman, M.D.; M. Lowenstein, M.D.; N. Sohn, Ph.D., LCSW; P. Wood, Ph.D. / $85.00