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.

PINC presents:

Giuseppe Civitarese, MD: The Post-Bionian Model of the Analytic Field
Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley
Saturday, March 16, 2013, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

The San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis invites you to a South Bay Open House to learn about Training in Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.

Join us for dinner and discussion. There will also be a clinical presentation, with candidates, students and faculty available to answer questions and share their experiences.

Wednesday, March 6th 7:15 PM - 9:15 PM

by Jane Reingold, MFT, Impulse Staff Writer

TOWARD MATURE LOVE

A young couple frolics, intertwined and consumed as they revel in each others' bodies. We are thus introduced to Alex and Nica's adventure in Julia Loktev's (2011) film, The Loneliest Planet: a pre-wedding backpacking trip in the Caucasus mountains in Georgia. Transfixed by their interactions and yet kept on the periphery, we listen to barely audible characters, un-subtitled Georgian, and stories with no context. We are left to muddle through the terrain voyeuristically as the young couple unabashedly "cross the boundaries of the self, merging with the other" (Kernberg, 1995).

by Ripple Patel

Dr. Elyn R. Saks: Lawyer, Researcher, Analysand ... and Schizophrenic? In this opinion piece, Dr. Saks cites both personal experience and scholarly research in spurring mental health professionals to reevaluate the grave prognosis that often accompanies a diagnosis of schizophrenia.

Re-Examining the Divided Brain. In elaborating the tension between mechanistic, reductive left-brain functioning and implicit, paradoxical right-brain functioning, psychiatrist Iain McGilchrist also illustrates the tension between empirical and hermeneutic paradigms in the treatment of psychopathology.

Playing with Cupid's Arrow: Musings on Therapists' Matchmaking Fantasies. Dr. Richard A. Friedman comes clean about his urge to play matchmaker between clients who seem irresistibly compatible.

by Mahima Muralidharan, Psy.D., NCSPP President

REFLECTIVE SPACES/MATERIAL PLACES

Last year, NCSPP, PINC, and Access Institute came together to offer a space for discussion and dialogue about the deeply moving and cutting-edge work that is happening in community mental health settings. Our group meets bi-monthly and offers an exciting opportunity for all participants to contribute to the discussion, present case material, ponder the value of psychoanalytic thought in community settings, and most importantly build a community together for those of us who work in these settings.

Classifieds: 

PSYCHOANALYTIC CONSULTATION GROUP FORMING: Multiperspectival, seasoned clinicians, ongoing. Oakland, Mondays, 1:00 - 2:30, April 1st. Dr. Dawn Farber, Psy.D. MFT. rori4@comcast.net.

EAST BAY ANALYTIC CONSULT GROUP: For early-career clinicians. Discuss cases; gather with colleagues in a similar transition period; address developmental questions and concerns. Led by Melissa Holub, Ph.D. with 20 years experience supervising and mentoring early-career clinicians. (510) 848-7600. Digital Flyer: http://www.drmelissaholub.com/DrMelissaHolub/Professionals_Consult_Group.html 

WOMEN OVER FIFTY GROUP: Castro Valley, Wednesday evenings and Davis, Tuesday evenings. Marilyn Stettler, MFT, (530) 902-1285.

CASTRO VALLEY OFFICE SUBLET. All day/evening Tuesday and Fridays available. 20212 Redwood Road. Ample parking. Large 4x22. Nicely furnished. Marilyn Stettler, MFT, (510) 582-7769, cell (530) 902-1285. 

ADOPTED TEEN GROUP: Psychotherapy group for male and female adolescents working on issues related to adoption.  Group will offer a safe space for this vulnerable population to get together, make connections, and process their experiences growing up in families that they were not born into.  Beginning Spring 2013.  Contact: Margaret Cavalli, PsyD. (510) 220-4010; Jenessa Radocchio, LCSW: (510) 852-9429.

Appointment Book: 

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Open House-Sacramento
Fri, Mar 1 / 6:30 PM - 8 PM / UC Davis MIND Inst., 2825 50th Street / Sacramento
SFCP / (415) 563-5815 / free

The Non-Interpretive Matrices of Psychoanalytic Therapy
Sat, Mar 2 / 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM / St. Clement's Episcopal Church / Berkeley
NCSPP / (510) 239-3443 / Dawn Farber, Psy.D., MFT / $95 - $215

Interpreting Infantile Sexuality: Words and The Body
Sat, Mar 2 / 10 AM - 12 PM / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-5815 / Louis Roussel, Ph.D., Jill Miller, Ph.D. / free

Psychoanalytic Education Division Training Open House
Wed, Mar 6 / 7:15 PM - 9:15 PM / 875 Melville Ave. / Palo Alto
SFCP / (415) 563-5815 / free

East Bay Psychotherapy Forum
Wed, Mar 6 / 7:30 PM - 9 PM / 2001 Dwight Way, CC Conf Room / Berkeley
SFCP / (415) 563-5815 / Kathleen Croker, M.F.T., Laurie Goldsmith, Ph.D. / free  

Peninsula Psychoanalytic Student Seminar
Thu, Mar 7 / 6:30 PM - 8 PM / 401 Quarry Road, Room 2211 / Stanford
SFCP / (415) 563-5815 / Celeste Birkhofer, Ph.D., MFT / free

San Francisco Psychotherapy Forum
Thu, Mar 7 / 7:30 PM - 9 PM / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-5815 / Elizabeth Bradshaw, Psy.D., Louis Roussel, Ph.D. / free

Interested in Psychoanalytic Training? 
Thu, Mar 7 / 7 PM - 9 PM / 1616 Vallejo Street / San Francisco
PINC / (415) 288-4050 / Faculty, Administrators, Graduates and Candidates / free

Psychosis and Art: From Destruction to Creativity
Fri, Mar 8 / 6 PM - 8:15 PM / 530 Bush Street, 7th Fl. / San Francisco
PINC / (415) 288-4050 / Maureen Murphy, Ph.D. & Reyna Cowan, Psy.D. / free - $20

Navigating the Multicultural Currents of Psyche in the Consulting Room

Sat, Mar 9 / 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM / 2040 Gough Street / San Francisco 

Jung Institute / Lynn Alicia Franco, LCSW & D. Steven Nouriani Ph.D., MFT / $50 - $115

Sophocles' Oedipus at Colonus: Play Reading & Discussion with Paul Woodruff
Sun, Mar 10 / 1 PM - 5 PM / 2040 Gough Street / San Francisco

Jung Institute / Paul Woodruff, Ph.D. / $15 - $25

The Aesthetic Field in the Analytic Process: Beauty, Perversion, & Collusion
Mon, Mar 11 / 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-5815 / Henry Markman, M.D., Stephen Purcell, M.D. / free

The Analyst's Internal Setting and Its Discontents
Wed, Mar 13 / 7:30 PM - 9 PM / 530 Bush Street, 7th Fl. / San Francisco
PINC / (415) 288-4050 / Giuseppe Civitarese, M.D., Ph.D. / $10 - $20

Clinical Case Presentation
Wed, Mar 13 / 12 PM - 1 PM / CSPP, 1 Beach Street, Rm 216 / San Francisco
NCSPP & PINC / Peter Carnochan, Ph.D. and Dave Hawkey / free

Changing Minds: The Way Forward
Sat, Mar 16 / 10 AM - 3:30 PM / Nile Hall, 1233 Preservation Park Way / Oakland
TPI / (510) 548-2250 x107 / Margaret Wilkinson / $110 - $160

The Post-Bionian Model of the Analytic Field
Sat, Mar 16 / 10 AM - 3 PM / Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way / Berkeley
PINC / (415) 288-4050 / Giuseppe Civitarese, M.D., PhD / $35 - $160

Clinical Case Presentation
Mon, Mar 18 / 1:30 PM - 2:50 PM / SFSU, 1600 Holloway Avenue / San Francisco
NCSPP & PINC / Kristin Fiorella, MS and Paul Alexander, Ph.D. / free

South Bay Psychotherapy Forum
Tue, Mar 19 / 7:30 PM - 9 PM / 401 Quarry Road / Stanford
SFCP / (415) 563-5815 / TBA / free 

Clinical Case Presentation
Thu, Mar 21 / 4 PM - 5:20 PM / 2728 Durant Ave., Room 109 / Berkeley
NCSPP & PINC / Jenny Braun, MA and John Conger, Ph.D. / free

Poetry and Psychoanalysis
Sat, Mar 23 / 11:30 AM - 1 PM / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-5815 / Laura Walker / free

Building the Community
Mon, Mar 25 / 7:30 PM - 9 PM / 530 Bush Street, 7th Fl. / San Francisco
PINC / (415) 288-4050 / Carolina Bacchi, et al. / free

From Traumatic Injury to the Dynamic Unconscious
Mon, Apr 1 / 7:30 PM - 9 PM / St. Clement's Episcopal Church / Berkeley
NCSPP / (510) 295-3588 / Robert Bartner, Ph.D. / $130 - $250

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