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.

SOMETHING LIKE LOVE

Abbas Kiarostami's film Like Someone in Love opens with a static shot in a noisy bar with offscreen voices conversing. A woman is speaking, arguing with a man, her boyfriend, but it is unclear who she is -- she is at once familiar and yet unknown. A woman is then referred to off camera, and slowly the audience orients. This poetic meandering sets the psychological frame for the film. We are on the outside looking in, but also on the inside, intimately entwined in the relationships and identities forming and unfolding. There are gaps we are left to contemplate and relationships that are not what they seem.

Psychologist Critiques Equation of "Evidence-Based" with "Not Psychodynamic." Jonathan Shedler, Ph.D. scrutinizes the decidedly unempirical conclusions about psychodynamic psychotherapy that have been widely promulgated among clinicians and laypersons alike.

An Analyst Dreams of Marilyn. Ahead of the October 15th release of her book on Marilyn Monroe, psychoanalyst Alma Bond fantasizes about the ill-fated actress' unlived future.

Psychoanalyst's Daughter Seeks China of Father's Youth. Behind this short film's flagrant orientalism lies a young woman's earnest curiosity about the unconscious heritage of her father's childhood in Shanghai.

INTERVIEWER/RADIO BROADCASTER MICHAEL KRASNY PH.D. IN CONVERSATION WITH TWO PSYCHOANALYSTS

Interviewer: Michael Krasny, Ph.D.
Instructors: Maureen Murphy, Ph.D.; Peter Goldberg, Ph. D.
Location: San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis, 444 Natoma Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Classifieds: 

MEDITATION GROUP FOR PSYCHOTHERAPISTS. Crimson Gate Meditation Community is by and for analytically-oriented clinicians, in the Zen Buddhist tradition. Meditation, beginner's classes, retreats, koans, creativity, community. Facilitated by Megan Rundel, Ph.D., (510) 597-1261, www.crimsongatemeditation.org.

PRACTICAL DREAMWORK SKILLS  Nov 2; DREAMS: In Health & Illness Dec 7.  4 CEs.  $100 per program or $175 for 2. With Dr. Meredith Sabini.  www.dream-institute.orgdreaminstituteca@gmail.com.

NEWLY CONSTRUCTED 300 sq.ft., bright, bamboo floors, skylight. Wi-fi, parking lot, therapists' kitchen and bathroom. Waiting room shared with one other office. alicejonesmd@gmail.com.

Appointment Book: 

Artemis Circle: Supporting the Healthy Development of the Feminine
Fri, Nov 1 / 3:45 PM - 6:00 PM / 2232 Carleton Street / Berkeley
TPI / (415) 820-1640 / Eileen Cohune-Brown, LMFT / free

Fall Symposium: The Trauma of Everyday Life
Sat, Nov 2 / 9:00 AM - 3:00 pm / 3780 Mt. Diablo Blvd. / Lafayette
TPI / (510) 548-2250 / Mark Epstein, M.D. / $115 - $185

Deconstructing the Modern Family: Mothers, Babies, and Childcare
Sat, Nov 2 / 10:00 am - 1:00 pm / 1390 Market, Street / San Francisco
NCSPP / (510) 868-2218 / A. Desrosiers, LCSW, et al. / free - $15

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 / Paula Frankel Levine et al. / free

Opera on the Couch: The Flying Dutchman
Sun, Nov 3 / 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm / 601 Van Ness Avenue / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / Lee Rather, Ph.D., L. Eileen Keller, Ph.D. / free

From Oral to Oedipal: The Drama of Infantile Sexuality
Mon, Nov 4 / 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm / 2837 Claremont Boulevard / Berkeley
NCSPP / (510) 269-7607 / Robert Bartner, MFT, Ph.D. / $135 - $270

LSP Film Study Group
Mon, Nov 4 / 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM / 3529 Sacramento Street / San Francisco
Lacanian School / (510) 526-9341 / Cynthia Sailers / free

Social Work in Community Settings: How Therapy Supports Alliances
Wed, Nov 6 / 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / E. Miller, LCSW; E. M. Simpson, LCSW / free

East Bay Psychotherapy Forum: Couple Case
Wed, Nov 6 / 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm / 2001 Dwight Way / Berkeley
SFCP / (415) 563-3366  / T. McFarlin, LCSW, D. Fuery, Ph.D. / free

San Francisco Psychotheraphy Forums 2013-2014
Thr, Nov 7 / 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / Jason Butler, Erin Mullin / free

2nd Fridays: Alterity and Coetzee as seen through "Elizabeth Costello"
Fri, Nov 8 / 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm / 530 Bush Street, 7th Floor / San Francisco
PINC / (415) 288-4050 / Dori Hale, Ph.D.; Peter Goldberg, Ph.D. / free - $20

Child Colloquium - Impulsive Self-Cutting in Adolescence
Sat, Nov 9 / 10:00 am - 12:00 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / Mary Brady, Ph.D.; Dawn Smith, Ph.D. / free

Rilke: Poetry and Alchemy
Sat, Nov 9 / 9:30 am - 1:30 pm / 2040 Gough Street / San Francisco
Jung Institute / (415) 563-3366 / Daniel Polikoff, Ph.D. / $35

Launching Your Social Work Career: Expanding Your Vision
Sat, Nov 9 / 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / P. Karisson, LCSW, et al. / $20

A Contemporary View of Freud's "The Dynamics of Transference"
Sun, Nov 10 / 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / TBA / $65 - $150

Open to Interpretation: Technology and Sexuality
Mon, Nov 11 / 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm / 530 Bush Street / San Francisco
PINC / (415) 288-4050 / Maureen Murphy, Ph.D. / free - $15 

Visiting Professor Week: Transference, An Almost Endless Subject
Mon, Nov 11 / 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / C. L. Eizirik, M.D.; H. Markman, M.D. / free

Visiting Professor Week: Palo Alto Program
Tue, Nov 12 / 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm / Private Home / South Bay
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / K.M. Johnson, M.D.; C. L. Eizirik, M.D. / $125

Visiting Professor Week: Post-Graduate Clinical Program
Wed, Nov 13 / 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / K. MacVicar, M.D.; C. L. Eizirik, M.D. / $65 - $150

Visiting Professor Week: Post-Graduate Clinical Program
Thr, Nov 14 / 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / L. Bartlett, Ph.D.' C.L. Eizirik, M.D. / $65 - $150

Visiting Professors Week: Candidates Colloquium
Fri, Nov 15 / 8:00 am - 1:45 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / Claudio Laks Eizirik, M.D. / $65 - $150

A Day With Claudio Eizirik, M.D.
Sat, Nov 16 / 9:30 am - 3:30 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / C. L. Eizirik, M.D.; J. Dunn, Ph.D. / $65 - $150

Visiting Professor Week:  Post-Graduate Clinical Morning Program
Sun, Nov 17 / 9:00 am - 12:00 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / M. McClure, D.M.H; C. L. Eizirik, M.D. / $65 - $150

Visiting Professor Week: Post-Graduate Clinical Afternoon Program
Sun, Nov 17 / 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / S. Purcell, M.D.; C. L. Eizirik, M.D. / $65 - $150

South Bay Psychotherapy Forums 2013 - 2014
Tue, Nov 19 / 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm / 401 Quarry Road / Stanford
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / Julie Gerhardt, Ph.D.; Richard Almond, M.D. / free

Beyond the Consulting Room: A Conversation with John Beebe, M.D.
Fri, Nov 22 / 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm / 2040 Gough Street / San Francisco
NCSPP / (313) 580-4978 / John Beebe, M.D. / $10 - $12