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.

THE SAN FRANCISCO CENTER FOR PSYCHOANALYSIS PROUDLY PRESENTS:

A Day with Claudio Eizirik, M.D.
Saturday, November 16th, 9 AM to 3:30 PM

THE PSYCHOANALYTIC INSTITUTE OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PRESENTS:

Becoming Aware of Feelings: Integration of Cognitive-Developmental, Neuroscientific, and Psychoanalytic Perspectives - A video lecture by David Garfield, MD and Richard Lane, MD, Ph.D.

Discussants: Barbara Cohen, Psy.D. and Maggie Zellner, Ph.D.
Presenter: Sheila Longerbeam, MFT

by Mark McKinley, Psy.D., Impulse Staff Writer

THE MORAL DIMENSION OF PSYCHOTHERAPY

One aspect of the practice of psychotherapy that seems vital yet is often overlooked is its moral dimension. This dimension ostensibly goes unnoticed because of the socio-historical alignment of psychotherapy with science and a desire from its practitioners to present it as a values-neutral enterprise. Despite efforts to maintain such objectivity the practice of psychotherapy seems profoundly influenced by morality and being unaware of this impact can have adverse consequences.

by Ripple Patel

Remembering 9/11. Psychoanalyst Todd Essig carves a space to remember the national trauma of 9/11.

The First Session. Author and clinician Kerry Malawista reflects upon the missed potentials of her first encounter with psychotherapy.

"Why the Boston Bombing Reminded Me of Sigmund Freud" 23-year-old Simon Davis-Cohen contextualizes wide-ranging responses to Boston's post-bombing lockdown within Freud's theory of life and death instincts.

Classifieds: 

MONTHLY WRITING SUPPORT GROUPS for psychotherapists and psychoanalysts in Oakland. One group on Friday afternoons, one on Saturday mornings. Desire to write more important than experience.Anniesweetnam@gmail.com (510) 531-5212. 

ANATOMY OF DREAMS Oct  5; PRACTICAL DREAMWORK SKILLS Nov 2; DREAMS: In Health & Illness Dec 7. 4 CEs $100 per program/$175 for 2. With Dr. Meredith Sabini. www.dream-institute.org. dreaminstituteca@gmail.com.

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

The Supervisory Relationship: Expectations, Framework & Challenges
Wed, Oct 2 / 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / D. Beshears, MSW, E.V. Dwyer, LCSW / $15 or donation

San Francisco Psychotheraphy Forums 2013-2014
Thr, Oct 3 / 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / Nandi Hetenyi, Neil Talkoff, Ph.D. / free

Making Connections: Ain't No Experts Here: Life in relation to death 
Fri, Oct 4 / 3:45 pm - 6:00 pm / 2232 Carleton Street / Berkeley
TPI / (415) 820-1640 / Donna Gans / free

Couple Psychotherapy Event: Couples on the Couch
Sat, Oct 5 / 9:00 am - 4:00 pm / 2150 Allston Way / Berkeley
NCSPP / (415) 496-9949 / Stanley Rusczynski, B.Sc. / $30 - $220

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

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

What Fascinates: Re-reading Winnicott, Reading Blanchot
Thr, Oct 10 / 9:30 am - 11:00 am / 2837 Claremont Boulevard / Berkeley
NCSPP / (510) 239-3443 / Peter August, MFT / $135-$270

Working With Difficult Moments in Psychotherapy
Thr, Oct 10 / 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / Walt Beckman, Ph.D. / free

The Inner World of Pina Bausch: What the Body Knows
Fri, Oct 11 / 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm / 530 Bush Street / San Francisco
PINC / (415) 288-4050 / Nina Haft, Orit Atzmon, Ph.D. / free - $20

Love as an Act of Imagination
Sat, Oct 12 / 9:30 am - 12:30 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / Julie Friend, LCSW, Henry Markman, M.D. / $45 - $55

The Function of Angst (Anxiety) in the Constitution of the Human Subject
Sat, Oct 12 / 10:00 am - 12:00 pm / 530 Bush Street / San Francisco
PINC / (415) 288-4050 / Lillian Ferrari, LCSW / free - $20

Across Cultures: The Psychology of Exile, Return and Rebellion
Sun, Oct 13 / 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm / 3200 California Street / San Francisco
Jung Institute / (415) 771-8055 x209 / Dr. David Gerbi, et al. / $20 - $50

Haskell Norman Lecture: A New Look at Unconscious Processes
Mon, Oct 14 / 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / Morris Eagle, Ph.D. / free

South Bay Psychotherapy Forum
Tue, Oct 15 / 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm / 401 Quarry Road / Stanford
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / Vickie Chang, Ph.D., Janice Mill, Ph.D. / free

Professional Wills
Sat, Oct 16 / 9:00 am - 1:00 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / Robert Epstein, M.D., Paul Ransohoff, DMH / free

Writing as "Coming Into Being"
Thr, Oct 17 / 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm / 2837 Claremont Boulevard / Berkeley
NCSPP / (415) 456-4448 / Annie Sweetnam, Ph.D. / $112 - $225

"Says Who?"
Sat, Oct 19 / 9:00 am - 3:30 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / M. Aisenstein, R. Bernardi, J. Caston / $150 - $195

Why We Care: Empathy for Souls in Crisis
Sat, Oct 19 / 10:00 am - 5:00 pm / 1187 Franklin Street / San Francisco
Jung Institute / (415) 771-8055 / Charles Garfield, Ph.D. / $65 - $150

"Says Who?"
Sun, Oct 20 / 9:30 am - 12:30 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / D. Moss, M. Murphy, M. Mitchell Wilson / $150 - $195

Movie Matinee: Sous le Sable
Sun, Oct 20 / 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm / 582 Market Street / San Francisco
NCSPP / (415) 952-5965 / Julie Leavitt, M.D. / $10 - $12

Open House: Analytic Training Program at the C.G. Jung Institute
Thr, Oct 24 / 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm / 2040 Gough Street / San Francisco
Jung Institute / (415) 771-8055 x 209 / Institute Faculty / free

Psychoanalysis and Buddhism
Fri, Oct 25 / 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm / 401 Quarry Road, Rm 1211 / Stanford
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / Dana Wideman, Ph.D. / free

2013-2014 Neuropsychoanalysis Series: Your Mind has a Brain of Its Own
Fri, Oct 25 / 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm / 530 Bush Street / San Francisco
PINC / (415) 288-4050 / Margaret Zellner, Ph.D. /  $40 - $105

Internal Organization of Individuals and Couples during Divorce
Fri, Oct 25 / 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm / 2727 College Avenue / Berkeley
TPI / (510) 548-2250 / Kathy Sinsheimer, MFT / free

2013-2014 Neuropsychoanalysis: Becoming Aware of Feelings
Sat, Oct 26 / 9:00 am - 12:30 pm / 530 Bush Street / San Francisco
PINC / (415) 288-4050 / D. Garfield, M.D., R. Lane, M.D., Ph.D. / $30 - $80

Woody Donovan Memorial Film Program
Sat, Oct 26 / 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / Abbot Bronstein, Ph.D. / $20 - $25

Open To Interpretation: Technology and Sexuality
Mon, Oct 28 / 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm / 530 Bush Street / San Francisco
PINC / (415) 288-4050 / D. Tillotson, Psy.D., M. Murphy, Ph.D. / $15 - $60

Social Work in Community Settings: How Theory Supports Effective Alliances
Wed, Oct 30 / 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / E. Miller, LCSW, E.M. Simpson, LCSW / free

Deconstructing the Modern Family
Sat, Nov 2 / 10:00 am - 1:00 pm / 2333 Buchanan Street / San Francisco
NCSPP / (415) 496-9949 / Alyce Desrosiers, LCSW, et al. / free - $30

J. David Frankel Memorial Event - Poetry & Psychoanalysis
Sat, Nov 2 / 11:00 am - 1:30 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / A. Jones, M.D., S. Kolodny, DMH, F. Hamer, Ph.D. / free

From Oral to Oedipal
Mon, Nov 4 / 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm / 2837 Claremont Boulevard / Berkeley
NCSPP / (415) 496-9949 / Robert Bartner, MFT, Ph.D. / $135 - $270