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
INVITES YOU TO AN OPEN HOUSE TO LEARN ABOUT TRAINING IN PSYCHOANALYSIS

Thursday, February 20th, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
SFCP Auditorium: 444 Natoma Street, between 5th & 6th Streets
Refreshments will be served.

PSYCHOANALYTIC PSYCHOTHERAPY TRAINING PROGRAM
SAN FRANCISCO CENTER FOR PSYCHOANALYSIS

Open House: Thursday, February 13, 2014, 7:30 PM - 9 PM

San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis
444 Natoma Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

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

LEARNING HOW TO EXPERIENCE

Psychotherapy is complex and many theories have been offered to describe its aims, process, and outcomes. Though there is a wide range of divergent theories, one element that seems consistent across all schools of thought is that the therapeutic encounter has something to do with learning. Such learning is typically construed as patients gaining increased self-knowledge by reflecting on their interior life, interpersonal relationship dynamics, and how these factors influence their general comportment. Presumably, through the process of increased self-awareness, patients are better equipped to affect changes they desire in their lives. Prior to patients cultivating and refining such a reflective capacity, however, another type of learning appears to be occurring that is more immediate and embodied -- that is, learning how to participate in and meaningfully engage with one's experience.

by Ripple Patel

CBT Fares Better than Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in Bulimia Treatment. Five months of cognitive-behavioral therapy produced greater symptom reduction than two years of "manualized" psychoanalytic psychotherapy, which begs the question: can a manualized treatment be truly psychoanalytic?

Written From the Couch: A Review of Gary Shteyngart's "Little Failure". According to this reviewer, Shteyngart's latest work is a poignant and frequently hilarious creation that reads like a psychoanalytic narrative, plumbing the author's past in order to illuminate his present.

Cartoon: Christmas Group Therapy. Holiday enthusiasts and detractors alike will enjoy this tongue-in-cheek depiction (and Dr. Howard Stein's psychoanalytically-informed elaboration) of the woes of fictional Christmas characters.

by Sharon Bass, Ph.D.

NCSPP STUDENT PAPER AWARD

The purpose of the NCSPP student paper award is to honor a student author who brings a new voice and fresh ideas to our literature, enriches our understanding, stimulates our thinking, extends theory, or provides a new look at the clinical encounter. This year’s winner, David Cushman, has done all of these things in his paper entitled “Case Management and the Analytic Frame: A New Paradigm.”

Classifieds: 

BEAUTIFUL ST. HELENA PSYCHOTHERAPY OFFICE in historic building for sublet. Available Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturday afternoons. $400 month. Main Street. Lovely spacious office. Beautifully appointed. Large windows, high ceilings, hardwood floors. Suitable for adult, child, couple and family therapy. Office includes sand tray and toys.  Wendy von Wiederhold,mwvonw@comcast.net, (415) 797-2496.

CHARMING ATTIC PSYCHOTHERAPY OFFICE (approx. 415 sq. ft.) in converted well-maintained North Berkeley Victorian, close to BART and the Gourmet Ghetto.  Rent $1,100/month includes utilities. Fully air conditioned office, has 2 skylights, plus eastern and western exposure.  Ask for Gigi (510) 549-3534.

PINC OPEN HOUSE: Thurs Feb. 27, 2014. 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Supper salon, innovative certificate and Psy.D programs in psychoanalysis. Join our vibrant community. 1616 Vallejo, San Francisco 94163. RSVP pincsf@gmail.com.

A PLEASANT, TASTEFULLY FURNISHED OFFICE in a well-maintained Victorian house containing other therapists at Shattuck and Cedar in Berkeley, within easy walking distance to BART. Suitable for psychoanalysis and psychotherapy. Available 8:15 am to late afternoons, all day on Thursday and Saturday, and from 7:15 pm onwards every day. Month to month rent negotiable. Michael Zimmerman (510) 849-0288.

Appointment Book: 

 

The Crucible of Shame
Sat, Feb 1 / 9:30 am - 1:30 pm / 2040 Gough Street / San Francisco
Jung Institute / Jane Reynolds, Ph.D. / $50-$115

Now I Am A Real Kid: Analytic Treatment of an Autistic Boy
Sat, Feb 1 / 10:00 am - 12:30 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / David Rosenfeld, M.D. / free

The Cultural Complex
Sun, Feb 2 / 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm / 2040 Gough Street / San Francisco
Jung Institute / 415-771-8055 / Thomas Singer, M.D. / $20

Speaking About Some Upspoken Issues in Psychotherpay
Wed, Feb 5 / 11:30 am - 1:00 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / Erik Gann, M.D. / $550

The Expanding Notion of Family
Wed, Feb 5 / 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / I. Betancourt, LCSW; D. Yu, LCSW / donation

East Bay Psychotherapy Forum
Wed, Feb 5 / 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm / 2001 Dwight Way / Berkeley
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 /A. Beyda, Psy.D.; W. Glover, Ph.D. / free

Analytic Listening, Analytic Thinking, and Analytic Speech
Thr, Feb 6 / 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm / 401 Quarry Road / Stanford
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / Lynn Alexander, Psy.D. / free

San Francisco Psychotherapy Forum
Thr, Feb 6 / 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / A. Torchia, Psy.D.; C. Mallouh, M.D. / free

Luke Skywalker Was A Weenie
Fri, Feb 7 (begins) / 9:30 am - 11:00 am / 530 Bush Street / San Francisco
NCSPP / (415) 496-9949 / Drew Tillotson, Psy.D. / $270 - $550

Introductory Seminar: The Brain in Therapy
Fri, Feb 7 / 11:45 am - 1:15 pm / 530 Bush Street / San Francisco
PINC / Maggie Zellner, Ph.D., L.P. / $420

Gender Complexity in the Supervisory Relationship
Sat, Feb 8 / 9:00 am - 4:00 pm / 668 13th Street / Oakland
TPI / (510) 548-4407 / Elena Moser, LCSW / $110 - $140

Are You My Mother? Dynamic Therapy in the Adoption Constellation
Sat, Feb 8 / 9:30 am - 12:30 pm / 530 Bush Street / San Francisco
NCSPP / (415) 496-9949 / Esther Ehrensaft, Ph.D. / $45 - $125

Creation and Transformation of Body Image
Sat, Feb 8 / 9:30 am - 12:30 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / David Rosenfeld, M.D., et al. / $45 - $55

Why We Still Read Jung: Donor Thank You Event
Sun, Feb 9 / 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm / 2040 Gough Street / San Francisco
Jung Institute / (415) 771-8055  / Jean Kirsch; Thomas Kirsch / donation

The Body and The Body Image
Mon, Feb 10 / 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / David Rosenfeld, M.D.; Maureen Katz, M.D. / free

SFCP Informational Open House & Dinner
Wed, Feb 12 / 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm / 30 Tevis Place / Palo Alto
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / J. Samuel Chase, M.D. / free

Silence, Sound, and Ways of Meaning in Film and Psychoanalysis
Fri, Feb 14 / 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm / 530 Bush Street / San Francisco
PINC / Ralph Kaywin, DMH / free - $40

South Bay Psychotherapy Forum
Tue, Feb 18 / 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm / 401 Quarry Road / Stanford
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / Mark Snyder, M.D. / free  

Spring Happy Hour 
Fri, Feb 21 / 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm / 2020 Shattuck Avenue / Berkeley
NCSPP / (707) 407-8246 / free 

Indwelling: Our Human Participation in the Dream of the Earth
Sat, Feb 22 / 9:30 am - 1:30 pm / 2040 Gough Street / San Francisco
Jung Inst / (415) 771-8055  / B. Holifield, MFT; C. MCrae, Ph.D. / $25 - $35

Poetry and Psychoanalysis
Sat, Feb 22 / 11:30 am - 1:00 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / C.S. Giscombe; Susan Kolodny, DMH / free

Open to Interpretation: Infidelity
Mon, Feb 24 / 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm / 530 Bush Street / San Francisco
PINC / Shelley Nathans, Ph.D. / free - $75

Duncan Cartwright: Introduction to the Containing Function
Wed, Feb 26 / 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm / 530 Bush Street / San Francisco
PINC / Dawn Farber, Psy.D., MFT / free - $15

What Helps?
Thr, Feb 27 / 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / J. Marc Wallis, LCSW / $270.00

Open House: Supper salon, progressive certificate and Psy.D. programs
Thr, Feb 27 / 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm / Private Home / San Francisco
PINC / M. Murphy, Ph.D.; D. Farber, Psy.D., MFT; PINC members / free

The Secret Duality of Mind and Body in Analysis
Thr, Feb 27 / 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm / 2040 Gough Street / San Francisco
Jung Institute / (415) 771-8055  / Anita Barzman, M.D., CCH / $65 - $145

Student Paper Presentation: Gaps in our Stories
Fri, Feb 28 / 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm / 2232 Carleton Street / Berkeley
NCSPP / (510) 868-5911 / K. Fiorella, MS, MFA; D. Elise, Ph.D. / free

Introduction to Control Mastery Theory
Sat, Mar 1 / 9:00 am - 4:30 pm / 3200 California Street / San Francisco
SFPRG / (415) 561-6771 / S. Foreman, M.D.; J. Schreiber, Ph.D. / $50 - $55

SFCP Open House & Brunch
Sat, Mar 1 / 1:00 pm / 875 Melville Avenue / Palo Alto
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / Lisa Buchberg, DMH / free

Bion and the Movies: The Matrix and Beta-Mentality
Sun, Mar 2 / 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm / 582 Market Street / San Francisco
NCSPP & PINC / 510-486-5853 / Jed Sekoff, Ph.D. / $20 - $50 

East Bay Psychotherapy Forum
Wed, Mar 5 / 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm / 2001 Dwight Way / Berkeley
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / N.L. Jordano, LCSW; L. Buchberg, DMH / free

Child Case Conference
Wed, Mar 5 (begins) / 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm / 444 Natoma Street / SF
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / E. Loewenstein, Ph.D.; J. Giuliani, Ph.D. / $1,450

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with Gay Men
Wed, Mar 5 / 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / Gary Grossman, Ph.D. / free

Diagnosis and Treatment of the Difficult Patient
Thr, Mar 6 / 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm / Stanford
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / Miriam Bar, Ph.D. / free

San Francisco Psychotherapy Forum
Thr, Mar 6 / 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / S. Salatich, Ph.D.;  W. Stern, DMH / free

Bread and Death: An Exploration of the Impact of Person
Fri, Mar 7 / 3:45 pm - 6:00 pm / 2232 Carleton Street / Berkeley
TPI / (415) 820-1640 / Kathleen Kroker, MS, MFT / free - $10