NCSPP

Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology

IMPULSE: A PSYCHOANALYTIC COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER BY NCSPP

Impulse is a community newsletter produced by the Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology (NCSPP) and distributed electronically at no cost to subscribers. We envision Impulse as an integrative source for local news, events, and thinking of interest to the psychoanalytically inclined. Our goal is to be your guide as you explore the Bay Area's rich array of analytic resources.

We invite you to become a member of NCSPP, if you are not already. And, we welcome you as a subscriber to Impulse. Join us as we highlight the exceptional diversity of psychoanalytic thought and practice in Northern California.

by Lorrie Goldin, LCSW, Impulse Staff Writer

GUN VIOLENCE AND MENTAL ILLNESS

In the aftermath of the Newtown massacre, mental illness has been highlighted as a key factor in gun violence. Although attention to our broken mental health system is long overdue, the discussion for the most part -- such as a proposal for a national registry of the mentally ill -- further stigmatizes and scapegoats individuals who suffer from mental illness.

by Ripple Patel

"A Meeting of Two Fallible Human Beings": Rediscovering Love's Executioner. In this pithy reflection piece, Guardian writer (and former psychiatric patient) Clare Allen encounters Irvin Yalom's classic collection of short stories with fresh eyes.

The Psychodynamics of ADHD. Pediatrician Claudia Gold, M.D. affirms the importance of developing a family narrative around the emergence of a child's attentional and behavioral challenges, which may in turn enable a more nuanced approach to treatment.

From Therapon to Therapist: Examining the Linguistic Origins of a Professional Title. Charles Ashbach, Ph.D. elaborates the link between the Greek word Therapon and contemporary understandings of therapeutic function, process, and change.

by Kristin Felch, Psy.D.

26TH NCSPP ANNUAL EVENT WITH MICHAEL SHOSHANI

For the 26th Annual Event, NCSPP is honored to welcome Dr. Michael Shoshani (Rosenbaum). Dr. Shoshani will explore the relationship between perverse psychic formations and the ability to develop a personal identity and mind of one's own. In this event, Dr. Shoshani will draw on his book Dare to be Human (2009), as well as on theorists Bach, Bion, and others, to demonstrate how therapeutic practice can transform the language of perversion into the language of love.

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SEEKING FEMALE CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGISTS: who had their first child during their doctoral studies, have completed said studies, and are now working. I am writing my dissertation on the ways in which women negotiate between their maternal desires and professional ambitions. If you meet the above criteria and are interested in participating, please email me atllyndon@wi.edu. Thanks so much.

 

1700 PIERCE STREET, SF OFFICE SUBLET:  Available Mondays.  Nicely furnished, pleasant.  Analytic couch.  415-564-5752.

 

OFFICE IN BEAUTIFUL, WELL-MAINTAINED VICTORIAN. Lower Pacific Heights therapist's building with elevator access. The office is quiet, on the third floor, approximately 13 by 8, with a window overlooking Pacific Heights. There are two closets and signal lights. The suite offers a kitchen and bright waiting room. $900/month. Please contact Jeremy Orgel, MD at (415)776-9215;jboyo@sbcglobal.net

 
Appointment Book: 

 

From Traumatic Injury to the Dynamic Unconscious 
Mon, Apr 1 / 7:30 PM - 9 PM / 2837 Claremont Boulevard / Berkeley
NCSPP / 415-457-9949 / Robert Bartner, Ph.D. / $130 - $250  

San Francisco Psychoanalytic Student Seminars 
Wed, Apr 3 - May 1 / 7:30 PM - 9 PM / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-5815 / Beth Steinberg, Ph.D. / Free  

East Bay Psychotherapy Forum 
Wed, Apr 3 / 7:30 PM - 9 PM / 2001 Dwight Way / Berkeley
SFCP / (415) 563-5815 / P. Piagentini, MFT, R.N., C. Schneider, Ph.D. / Free

San Francisco Psychotherapy Forum 
Thu, Apr 4 / 7:30 PM - 9 PM / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-5815 / Stephen Lugar, Psy.D., Milton Schaefer, Ph.D. / free  

Peninsula Psychoanalytic Student Seminar 
Thu, Apr 4 / 6:30 PM - 8 PM / 401 Quarry Road, Room 2211 / Stanford
SFCP / (415) 563-5815 / Mark Snyder, M.D. / free

Tea and Social
Fri, Apr 5 / 6 PM - 9 PM / 730 Howard Street / San Francisco
NCSPP / (415) 457-9949 / free   

We've Talked About That: Discussions and Effigies in Clinical Practice 
Sat, Apr 6 / 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-5815 / Stephen Purcell, M.D., Lisa Buchberg, DMH / $45 - $55  

Clinical Constellations of Narcissistic Pathology
Mon, Apr 8 / 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-5815 / Otto Kernberg, M.D., Lee Rather, Ph.D. / free  

The Music in Emotions: Listening for Tonal Communications 
Fri, Apr 12 / 1 PM - 3 PM / 281 Sanchez Street / San Francisco
NCSPP / 415-457-9949 / T. Capitolo, MFT, L. Bloom, B.Arch. / $95 - $175  

Art as the Patient: The Reveal 
Fri, Apr 12 / 6 PM - 7:30 PM / 530 Bush Street / San Francisco
PINC / (415) 288-4050 / Nigel Poor, MFA, Stephen Seligman, DMH / free - $20  

Imagination and the Science of the Heart: Henry Corbin and the Visionary Recital
Fri, April 12 / 7 PM - 9 PM / 2040 Gough Street / San Francisco
The Jung Institute of San Francisco / Tom Cheetham, Ph.D. / $20 - $145  

Dreams: The Psyche's GPS 
Sat, Apr 13 / 9 AM - 1 PM / 1330 Lincoln Ave #201 / San Rafael
CIP / (415) 459-5999 / Marty Lawlor, LMFT & Jeff Swanger, LMFT / $75 - $85  

Imagination and the Science of the Heart: Henry Corbin and the Visionary Recital
Sat, April 13 / 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM / 2040 Gough Street / San Francisco
The Jung Institute of San Francisco / Tom Cheetham, Ph.D. / $40 - $145  

Reflective Spaces / Material Places 
Sat, April 13 / 2 PM - 4 PM \ 2919 Mission Street / San Francisco
NCSPP, PINC, Access / Adele Liechty / free  

South Bay Psychotherapy Forum 
Tue, Apr 16 / 7:30 PM - 9 PM / 401 Quarry Road / Stanford
SFCP / (415) 563-5815 / Elena Marakova & Svetlana Bonner, M.D. / free    

Time, Timelessness, and the Unconscious 
Fri, Apr 19 / 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM / 2727 College Avenue / Berkeley
The Psychotherapy Institute / Ruth Fallenbaum, Ph.D. / free  

Visiting Scholar Program - The "Voice" of Breakdown
Sat, Apr 20 / 10 AM - 12 PM / 530 Bush Street / San Francisco
PINC / (415) 288-4050 / Ofra Eshel, Psy.D./ free - $15  

Child Colloquium: The Girl Who Was Happy With Everything 
Sat, Apr 20 / 10 AM - 12 PM / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-5815 / Kristen Carey, Psy.D. & Myrna Frankel, LCSW / free  

Psychoanalytic Grand Rounds at Stanford 
Wed, Apr 24 / 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM / 401 Quarry Road / Stanford
SFCP / (415) 563-5815 / Era A. Loewenstein, Ph.D. / free  

AEDP: Individual and Couples Approaches 
Sat, Apr 27 / 9 AM- 4 PM / Dominican University (Meadowlands Hall)
CIP / (415) 459-5999 / D. Mars, Ph.D., LMFT & K. Pando-Mars, LMFT / $110 - $120  

The Paradoxes of Human Relationships
Sat, Apr 27 / 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM / 2040 Gough Street / San Francisco
The Jung Institute of San Francisco / Bryan Wittine, Ph.D. / $50 - $115  

Film, Fantasy and Freud: Heavenly Creatures 
Sun, Apr 28 / 5:30 PM - 8 PM / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-5815 / Reyna Cowan, Psy.D., LCSW / free