NCSPP

Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology

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.

"SAYS WHO?"

A clinical research conference will be held in San Francisco, October 19 & 20, 2013. Sponsored by the IPA, PINC and SFCP. Panelists: Marilia Aisenstein, Ricardo Bernardi, Joseph Caston, Donald Moss, Maureen Murphy, and Mitchell Wilson.

For information and registration, go to www.sf-cp.org/says-who.

PSYCHOANALYTIC PRACTICE-BUILDING OPPORTUNITY

GoodTherapists.org is a new online directory established in the Bay Area that promotes psychoanalytic clinicians and treatment. The directory aims to educate consumers about psychodynamic therapy and to help consumers find experienced, qualified clinicians who specialize in it.

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

THE THINGS WE CARRY

Nostalgia is not, strictly speaking, a psychoanalytic concept, and yet its complexity has attracted psychoanalytic attention. The themes of longing and loss, the unique mix of sadness with sentimentality, all evoke the needs of the self in the social context and the recurring fantasy of fulfillment.

Video Games: A New Direction for Play Therapy? Robert Langlois, LICSW challenges psychologists to embrace their clients' gaming styles as a source of clinical information.

Too Good To Be True: The Psychological Underpinnings of Sports Star Fandom. After consulting a number of social science researchers and practitioners, The Washington Times' Rich Campbell explains the soaring popularity of Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (a.k.a. "RG3").

Argentina in Therapy: A Documentary. This 70-minute production contextualizes the growth of psychoanalysis in Argentina within the nation's tumultuous political history.

by Anna Lazo, Psy.D.

COUPLES ON THE COUCH: WORKING WITH COUPLES PSYCHOANALYTICALLY WITH STANLEY RUSZCYNSKI, B.SC.

NCSPP and PCPG are honored to host the 6th Annual Couple Event, October 5, 2013. Stanley Ruszczynski will be joined by Rachel Cooke as discussant and Candis Cousins as case presenter.

Classifieds: 

CLINICAL CONSULTATION GROUP. This ongoing weekly group utilizes contemporary clinical ideas to help participants work on multiple levels with clients. Rockridge Oakland location. Thursdays, 10:25-11:35 AM. Reyna Cowan, PsyD, LCSW, reynacowan@gmail.com, (510) 601-0232.

Appointment Book: 

LSP Film Study Group
Mon, Sep 2 / 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM / 3529 Sacramento Street / San Francisco
Lacanian School / (510) 526-9341 / Cynthia Sailers / free

San Francisco Psychotherapy Forums
Thr, Sep 5 / 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm /  444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366   / R. Mann, Psy.D., H. Schoenhals Hart /  free

Lacanian Perspectives for Applied Psychoanalysis
Fri, Sep 6 / 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm / 2712 Mission Street / San Francisco
Lacanian School / (510) 526-9341 / Raul Moncayo / free

Presence, Absence, and Dread: Multitudes of Loss in the Clinical Hour
Fri, Sep 6 / 1:30 PM - 3:00 pm / 530 Bush Street / San Francisco
NCSPP / (415) 496-9949 / Reyna Cowan, Psy.D. / $195 - $400

When The World Ruptures: How Trauma Reshapes Your Brain
Fri, Sep 6 / 3:45 pm - 6:00 pm / 2232 Carleton Street / Berkeley
TPI / (415) 820-1640 / David Leong, MFT / free

Playing It By Ear: Analytic Listening As A Creative Process
Sat, Sep 7 / 10:30 am -  3:30 pm / Private Home / South Bay
PINC / (415) 288-4050 / Lee Rather, Ph.D. / $40 - $110

Conversations with Shades of the Past
Mon, Sep 9 / 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366  / Jeanne Harasemovitch, LCSW / free

Case Conference for Early Career Clinicians
Wed, Sep 11 / 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm / 530 Bush Street / San Francisco
PINC / (415) 288-4050 / Various / $100 - $125

East Bay Psychotherapy Forums 2013 - 2014
Wed, Sep 11 / 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm / 2001 Dwight Way / Berkeley
SFCP / (415) 563-3366  / L. Weyland, Ph.D.  /  free

Case Conference for Early Career Clinicians
Thr, Sep 12 / 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm / Private Office / Berkeley-Oakland
PINC / (415) 288-4050 / Various / $100 - $125

Time and Timelessness in Clinical Work
Thr, Sep 12 / 10:00 am - 12:00 pm / 2837 Claremont Boulevard / Berkeley
NCSPP / (415) 496-9949 / D. Elise, Ph.D., et al. / $1700  - $1800

Time and Timelessness in Clinical Work
Fri, Sep 13 / 10:00 am - 12:00 pm / 530 Bush Street / San Francisco
NCSPP / (415) 496-9949 / F. Gonzalez, M.D., et al. / $1700 - $1800

End-of-Summer Happy Hour at Place Pigalle
Fri, Sep 13 / 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm / 520 Hayes Street / San Francisco
NCSPP / (415) 496-9949 / free

The Practice of Depth Psychotherapy
Mon, Sep 16 / 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm / 2040 Gough Street / San Francisco
Jung Institute / (415) 771-8055  / M. Sullivan Ph.D., various / $1650

Open To Interpretation: Technology and Sexuality
Mon, Sep 16 / 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm / 530 Bush Street / San Francisco
PINC / (415) 288-4050 / D. Tillotson, Psy.D., M. Murphy, Ph.D. / free - $60

Reflective Spaces / Material Places
Sat, Sep 21 / 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm / 2919 Mission Street / San Francisco
NCSPP / (415) 496-9949 / free

Erel Shalit: The Cycle of Life: Themes and Tales of the Journey
Mon, Sep 23 / 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm / 2040 Gough Street / San Francisco
Jung Institute / (415) 771-8055 / Erel Shalit / $15 - $40

Shame, Inhibition, and Masochistic Submission in Women
Wed, Sep 25 / 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm / 530 Bush Street / San Francisco
PINC / (415) 288-4050 / D. Elise, Ph.D., R. Kaywin, DMH / free - $25

The Four Discourses
Fri, Sep 27 / 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm / 1453 Mission / San Francisco 
Lacanian School / (510) 526-9341 / Nestor Braunstein, M.D / $100

Unconscious Phantasy
Sat, Sep 28 / 9:00 am - 5:00 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366  / D. Bell, M.D., C. Bronstein, M.D. / $75 - $195

The Discourse of the Markets
Sat, Sep 28 / 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm / 1453 Mission, Room 308 / San Francisco
Lacanian School / (510) 526-9341 / Nestor Braunstein, M.D / $100

Unconscious Phantasy
Sun, Sep 29 / 9:30 am - 1:30 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 562-5815 /  Michael Brearley, Ph.D. / $75 - $195

Freud’s Papers on Technique: Lacanian and Neuropsychoanalytic Readings
Wed, Oct 2 / 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm / Stanford University Campus / Palo Alto
Lacanian School / (510) 526-9341 / Ben Davidson / free

Couples on the Couch
Sat, Oct 5 / 9:00 am - 4:00 pm / 2150 Allston Way / Berkeley
NCSPP / (415) 496-9949 / S. Ruszczynski, B.Sc. / $30 - $180

The Scandalized History of the Freudian Homosexual
Mon, Oct 7 / 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366  / Ray O'Neill, Gary Grossman, Ph.D. / $25 - $50

Jungian View of Clinical Work
Sat, Oct 7 / 7:30 am - 9:00 am / 2040 Gough Street / San Francisco
Jung Institute / (415) 771-8055 / G. Lipsyte, Ph.D., J. Swanger, Ph.D. / $90