NCSPP

Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology

Last month's natural and man-made disasters were a kind of clarion call that awakened in many of us a heartfelt responsiveness to those in need. We at IMPULSE took the opportunity to remember those in our own backyards: Berkeley High School, the San Francisco Housing and Urban Health Clinics, and the Children's Psychotherapy Project. This month I want to call attention to the needs within our own community: those individuals still in training, those recently licensed and struggling to establish a practice, or those who work in community mental health settings. Many of these practitioners are unable to afford the rich diversity of courses offered by the psychoanalytic community.

A couple of years ago NCSPP established a scholarship fund to subsidize the fees for this group of practitioners. The program has been very successful — and requests totaling about $3000 have been made in the past year alone by a wide variety of applicants. The program is funded exclusively through contributions from the membership. I will pledge $100 this month to the scholarship fund. I hope you will join me by making a contribution of $25, $50, or $100 to help us make NCSPP's offerings widely available. To make a donation, contact us via our online form. We sincerely appreciate your generosity.

Finally, we hope you'll support our efforts to strengthen collaboration in the Northern California psychoanalytic community by becoming a member of NCSPP today.

Francisco J. Gonzalez, M.D.
President, NCSPP

The James Whitney Clinic of the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco has been providing low-fee depth psychotherapy since the 1940s. The clinic welcomes people of all ethnic backgrounds and sexual orientations.

The following poem was composed on the occasion of "The Geography of Trauma," NCSPP's San Francisco Introductory Event for 2005.

History's Rich Harvest

Classifieds: 

PSYCHOTHERAPY GROUP: For adults concerned about alcohol/drug use. Focus is on implementing individualized goals for change. Wed 6:00-7:30 PM in SF. Co-leaders: Jordana A. Templin, LCS 20773, (415) 255-9413, David A. Wasserman, PSY 11897, (415) 263-0980.

PSYCHOTHERAPY GROUPS: Long-term, psychodynamic. 1) Therapy Groups for Therapists. 2) General Adult Psychotherapy Groups. Led by Art Raisman, Ph.D., Ass't Clinical Prof., Psychiatry, UCSF; Past President, Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society. (415) 453-4271

Appointment Book: 

Clinical Consideration of Freud's Mourning and Melancholia
Wed, Nov 2 (begins) / 7:30 - 9 PM / 2420 Sutter, Room 2 / San Francisco
NCSPP / Mary Maragret McClure, Ph.D. / $40-130

Marin Mingle: No-Host Happy Hour Sponsored by Marin's NCSPP Chapter
Fri, Nov 4 / 5:30 - 7:30 PM / Buckeye Roadhouse, 15 Shoreline Road / Mill Valley
NCSPP / free

Sacramento Valley Small Group Case Seminar
Fri, Nov 4 / 1:30 - 4:30 PM / Sierra Health Foundation, 1321 Garden Highway / Sacramento
NCSPP / Stephen Seligman, Ph.D. / $50-60

Psychotherapy for People Living with HIV Illness
Sat, Nov 5 / 9 AM - 5 PM / 3333 California Street, Chancellors Room / San Francisco
NCSPP / Eric Glassgold, M.D.; Francisco Gonzalez, M.D.; Gary Grossman, Ph.D. / $40-$145

Sacramento Valley Intro Event: "Lessons from Infancy for Psychotherapy"
Sat, Nov 5 / 9:30 AM - 4 PM / Sierra Health Foundation, 1321 Garden Highway / Sacramento
NCSPP / Stephen Seligman, Ph.D. / $35-130

Child Colloquia with Heiman van Dam
Sat, Nov 5 / 10 AM - 12 PM / 2420 Sutter Street / San Francisco
SFPI&S / Heiman van Dam, M.D. / free

Open House: Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California (PINC)
Tue, Nov 8 / 7:30 PM / 2252 Fillmore Street / San Francisco
PINC / free

RAMS, Inc. Anniversary and Fundraiser
Wed, Nov 9 / 5:30 PM / Westin St. Francis, 335 Powell St. / San Francisco
Richmond Area Multi-Services (RAMS) / $200-5000

Maternal Desire: On Children, Love, and the Inner Life
Thu, Nov 10 / 6:30 PM / 3199 Powell Street / Emeryville
NCPS & NCROCAP / Daphne de Marneffe, Ph.D. / $38-43

Ethics: Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis and the Law
Sat, Nov 12 / 9 AM - 4 PM / El Camino Hospital, 2500 Grant Road / Mountain View
SFPI&S / Susana Winkel, Ph.D. / $60

Sublimation and Das Ding in Mahler's Symphony #8
Sat, Nov 12 / 9:30 - 11 AM / 2252 Fillmore Street / San Francisco
PINC / John Muller, Ph.D. / RSVP to pincsf@sbcglobal.net

Taking Care of Business: Creating a Professional Will
Sat, Nov 12 (begins) / 9:30 AM - 12 PM / 3852 Piedmont Ave. / Oakland
Lucie Tetrault, M.F.T. / (510) 595-5595 / $125

A Day with Anne Alvarez
Sun, Nov 13 / 9 AM - 3:30 PM / 3333 California Street / San Francisco
SFPI&S / Anne Alvarez, Ph.D. / $55-$140

Scientific Meeting: Anne Alvarez on Types of Narcissism
Mon, Nov 14 / 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM / SFPI&S Library, 2420 Sutter Street / San Francisco
SFPI&S / Anne Alvarez, Ph.D.; Laurie Case, Ph.D.; Robert Friend, M.D. / free

The Devil Within: Working With The Hidden Faces of Masochism and Self Defeat
Fri, Nov 18 / 9 AM - 4 PM / Seacliff Inn, 7500 Old Dominion Way / Aptos
Family Service Agency of the Central Coast, (831) 423-9444 / Alan Kessler, Ph.D. / $80-100

Sausalito Salon Series: "Bad Woman, Good Woman"
Fri, Nov 18 / 6:30 - 9 PM / Sausalito
NCSPP / Stephen Ducat, Ph.D. / $15-20

Intuitive Psychoanalysis in Myth: Ovid's Metamorphoses
Sat, Nov 19 / 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM / 2420 Sutter Street / San Francisco
SFPI&S / Diane Middlebrook, Ph.D. / $45

Infertility & Beyond: Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Understanding & Intervening
Sat, Dec 3 / 8:15 AM - 1 PM / 3200 California Street / San Francisco
SFPI&S / D. Ehrensaft, Ph.D.; J. Kite, Ph.D.; M. M. McClure, D.M.H.; E. Schriock, M.D. / $50-$80

Irresistable Objects and Immovable Forces — Something's Gotta Give
Sat, Dec 3 / 9 AM - 1 PM / El Camino Hospital, 2500 Grant Road / Mountain View
SFPI&S / Maureen Smith, M.D. / $100

Psychoanalytic Case Consultation Group in the South Bay
Fridays, Sept - June / 10:30 AM - 12 PM / 20688 Fourth Street / Saratoga
Alan Kessler, Ph.D. / $45 per meeting