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.

NCSPP INTENSIVE STUDY GROUP

This year's NCSPP ISG will explore the shifting contours of time in the context of psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Topics will include: developmental models of object relatedness; the impact of trauma upon the experience of time; the uncanny experiences of Nachträglichkeit and déjà vu; the ways poetry, film, and art can speak to experiences of time that prose cannot; and how transference and countertransference hold ways of being in and out of time. We invite you to travel with us on our exploration of time and psychotherapy.

by Suzanne Stambaugh, Psy.D., Impulse Staff Writer

ON BEING INJURED

Accidents happen. They happen suddenly and irrevocably. In an instant, the fragility of embodied existence looms like a nightmare monster from the shadows of thought. In such moments, we take measure of how we have dealt with themes of loss, mourning, and mortality in our own lives. Perhaps we have helped clients to circle around that deep well of emptiness at the center of every self, to face the dread of that darkness, to mourn the endless string of losses that compose a life and bravely face the uncertainties of the future. And yet, it is not until an accident, like a flash of lightning providing a glimpse into a stark existential mirror, that we can see our own dread, and the flimsy defenses we have erected against this knowledge of our own perpetual decay, and certain demise.

by Ripple Patel

An Unsuspecting Seeker Stumbles into Psychoanalysis. In the midst of an unrelenting struggle with depression, blogger Diane Weber Bederman experimented with psychoanalytic treatment and discovered an unexpected source of meaning and insight.

Fantasy and ... the DSM? Psychiatrist Lawrence Blum, M.D. exposes the fallacious assumptions underlying clinical psychology's predominant nosological system.

Interview with Christopher Bollas. Tracy Morgan interviews the esteemed psychoanalyst about his most recent publication, Catch Them Before They Fall: The Psychoanalysis of Breakdown.

Classifieds: 

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. $800/month. Please contact Jeremy Orgel, MD at (415)776-9215;jboyo@sbcglobal.net. 

 
Appointment Book: 

East Bay Psychotherapy Forum Event
Wed, May 1 / 7:30 PM - 9 PM / 2001 Dwight Way, CC Conference Room / Berkeley
SFCP /  (415) 563-3366 / Milena Edwards, Ph.D., Laurie Case, Ph.D. / free - $18

San Francisco Psychotherapy Forum
Thr, May 2 / 7 PM - 9 PM / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP /  (415) 563-3366 / Ania Wertz, Psy.D., Robin Deutsch, Ph.D. / free - $15

Film Screening and Discussion: Werner Herzog's 'Cave of Forgotten Dreams'
Sat, May 4 / 4 PM - 7:30 PM / 582 Market Street / San Francisco
Access Institute / (510) 551-3102 / J. Sekoff, Ph.D, W. Davis, Ph.D / $25 - $45 

Graduation Paper: Danger and Desire
Sat, May 4 / 9 AM - 12:15 PM / 530 Bush Street, 7th Floor / San Francisco
PINC / (415) 288-4050 / B. Sabrina Pospisil, MFT, Louis Breger, Ph.D. / free    

Graduation Paper: The Unconscious Perception and Creativity
Sat, May 4 / 9 AM - 12:15 PM / 530 Bush Street, 7th Floor / San Francisco
PINC / (415) 288-4050 /  Rosalinda Taymor, M.D., J. Apostolides / free  

How to Save Jung from The Red Book and The Red Book from Jung
Sat, May 4 / 10 AM - 5 PM / 3200 California Street / San Francisco
Jung Institute / (415) 771-8055 / Susan Rowland, Ph.D., et al. / $65 - $145

Introduction to Lacan: Basic Concepts
Sun, May 5 / 9 AM - 3:00 PM / East Bay
Lacanian School / Dora Grisetti, MFT, Fernando Castrillon, Ph.D. / $80 - $100  

Clinical Case Presentation and Discussion
Thr, May 9 / 7:30 PM - 9 PM / 2728 Durant Ave / Berkeley
Wright Institute /  (415) 734-1508  / Jane Kite, Ph.D., Ania Wertz, Psy.D. / free  

Graduation Paper: The Implicit Relational Matrix
Sat, May 11 / 9 AM - 12:15 PM / 530 Bush Street, 7th Floor / San Francisco
PINC / (415) 288-4050 / Sheila Longerbeam, MFT, Charles Dithrich, Ph.D. / free

Graduation Paper: Countertransferential Tsunamis
Sat, May 11 / 9 AM - 12:15 PM / 530 Bush Street, 7th Floor / San Francisco
PINC / (415) 288-4050 / Lee Slome, Ph.D., Francisco Gonzalez, M.D. / free  

Dialogues in Contemporary Psychoanalysis: What Daimon Made You Do It?
Sat, May 11 / 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP /  (415) 563-3366 / Jay Greenberg, Ph.D. Louis Roussel, Ph.D. / $30 - $55

Scientific Meeting: The Milton Lozoff, M.D. Memorial Lecture
Mon, May 13 / 7:30 PM - 9 PM / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP /  (415) 563-3366 / J. Greenberg, Ph.D., M. McClure, DMH / free

Beyond the Consulting Room: A Conversation with Mahima Muralidharan, Psy.D.
Fri, May 17 / 7 PM - 9 PM / Berkeley
NCSPP / (415) 457-9949 / Mahima Muralidharan, Psy.D. / $10 - $12

Psychoanalytic Training Graduation
Sat, May 18 / 4 PM - 6 PM / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP /  (415) 563-3366 / Charles Fisher, M.D. / free  

On the Invention of Psychoanalysis
Sat, May 18 / 1 PM - 4 PM / 1453 Mission Street, Rm 565 / San Francisco
Lacanian School / Nestor Braunstein, M.D. / $40 - $100

South Bay Psychotherapy Forum
Tue, May 21 / 7:30 PM - 9 PM / 401 Quarry Road /  Stanford
SFCP /  (415) 563-3366 / Jennifer Gregory, Ph.D., Angela Sowa, Psy.D. / free - $18

Exploring Gender and Transgender: Identity Development
Wed, May 22 / 7 PM - 9 PM / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP /  (415) 563-3366 / Julie Graham, MFT, et al. / $15 - $24

Poetry and Psychoanalysis
Sat, Jun 1 / 11:30 AM - 1 PM / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP /  (415) 563-3366 / D.A. Powell  / free

Creative Reading Series
Sun, Jun 2 / 3 PM - 4:30 PM / 110 Gough Street / San Francisco
NCSPP / (415) 457-9949 / Loong Kwok, Psy.D., Mia Maturen, MA / free