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.

by Loong Kwok, Psy.D.

Impulse was originally conceived as a way to let our community know about the various analytic and psychodynamic classes, events, and lectures in the Bay Area. We are fortunate to live in an area where there is such diversity in the things we think about and the ways we do so. There are many innovative, possibly even revolutionary, projects under way, every day. It only benefits all of us to know more of what each of us is doing.

by Jane Reingold, MFT, Impulse Staff Writer

LOST IN THE SEA OF PSYCHE

On some level we can all relate to the terror of the sea, of the unknown, of impending death, of loss. The immensity of the great expansive ocean, no land in sight, and a leaky vessel barely providing shelter is viscerally terrifying, daunting -- the threat of annihilation palpable. This metaphor is profoundly evocative for therapists in and out of the consulting room. An invitation is extended to plummet to the depths, to think together about what is terrifying, troubling, and to bear together the experiences that cannot yet be spoken to or made sense of.

Reflections on Life in the Bin. Jenny Diski - a former asylum patient - leads us through her tumultuous experience of reading the memoir of a fellow patient.

Eros and Hinduism: An Indecent Match? Reporter Malini Nair interviews psychoanalyst Sudhir Kakar on Penguin India's recall of Wendy Doniger's book The Hindus: An Alternative History.

An Empirical Case for Psychoanalysis. PINC graduate John Thor Cornelius, M.D. has posted an accessible presentation that scrutinizes the evidence base for antidepressant medication, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and psychoanalytic treatment.

by Tiffany McLain, MS

NCSPP's Programming Division creates over 27 educational events each year. From the ISG, to the Annual Lecture to the classes, the committees work hard to bring you events that are lively, engaging and thought-provoking. Despite our lovely community in the Bay Area, within the broader public arena, psychoanalysis has an image problem. As the new programming division chair, I'd like to ask you what psychoanalysis can do to stay relevant in this current social, political, cultural and economic climate - and, what can NCSPP do to fill that niche?

Classifieds: 

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) 579-7478.

OFFICE SUBLET IN PSYCHOTHERAPY SUITE. Mondays, Fridays, Thursday after 5:00, weekends, possibly other evenings after 7:30. Washington & Filmore, 210 sq. ft, lovely, quiet, fireplace, built-in cupboards. $600+ depending on use.  Ellen Salwen, Ph.D., (415) 273-1315.

THERAPY GROUPS FOR THERAPISTS. Ongoing groups since 1984 for mental health professionals and trainees. Relational-interpersonal orientation. Also available, General Adult Psychotherapy Groups. All groups meet weekly in SF.  Led by Art Raisman, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist (PSY 7795), Ass't Clin. Prof, UCSF. (415) 453-4271. 

Appointment Book: 

SFCP Informational Open House
Sat, Mar 1 / 11:00 am - 2:00 pm / 875 Melville Avenue / Palo Alto
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / Lisa Buchberg, DMH; Shela Fisk, Ph.D. / 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 / (415) 640-0134 / Jed Sekoff, Ph.D. / $20 - $50

Seasoned Clinicians - Revisiting Attachment and Early Development
Wed, Mar 5 / 11:30 am - 1:00 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / Katherine Fraser, DMH / $550

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

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

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

Diagnosis and Treatment of the Difficult Patient
Thr, Mar 6 / 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm / 401 Quarry Road 1 / 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

A Jungian View of Clinical Work . Spring Segment
Fri, Mar 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

On The Psychoanalytic Mother: Making the Absence Present
Sat, Mar 8 / 9:30 am - 12:30 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / H. Gurevich, MA; J. Jemerin, M.D. / $55 - $25

The Language of Absence and the Language of Tenderness
Mon, Mar 10 / 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / Hayuta Gurevich, MA; Laurie Case, Ph.D. / free

Behind The Walls: Verbal Photography from San Quentin Prison
Fri, Mar 14 / 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm / 530 Bush Street / San Francisco
PINC / (415) 288-4050 / Nigel Poor; Barbara Blasdel, Ph.D. / free - $20

Writing Without Lines: A Workshop on Writing Critic-Free
Sat, Mar 15 / 9:00 am - 12:00 pm / 530 Bush Street / San Francisco
PINC / (415) 288-4050 / Barbara Baer, Ph.D.; Jane Burka, Ph.D. / $10 - $55

A Day with Adam Phillips
Sat, Mar 15 / 9:30 am - 4:30 pm / 600 16th Street / San Francisco
RAMS / (415) 800-0699 / Adam Phillips / $65 - $155

South Bay Psychotherapy Forum
Tue, Mar 18 / 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm / 401 Quarry Road / Stanford
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / T. St. Laurent, MFT; N. Brast, M.D.; J. Mill, Ph.D. / free

An Introduction to the Work of Duncan Cartwright
Thr, Mar 20 / 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm / 530 Bush Street / San Francisco
PINC / (415) 288-4050 / Francisco Gonzalez, M.D. / free - $15

Queen of the World: The Courage to Engage and Endure
Sat, Mar 22 / 10:00 am - 12:00 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / Nancy Beckman, Ph.D. / free

Challenges in the Clinical Relationship
Thr, Mar 27 / 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / Elizabeth M. Simpson, LCSW / $270

Standing in the Doorway: Sibling Ghosts, the Holocaust, and Hysteria
Fri, Mar 28 / 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm / 2727 College Avenue / Berkeley
TPI / (510) 594 - 4099 / Sue Haas-Lyon, Ph.D. / free

Jung & China: Cross-Cultural Fertilization & Contemporary Practice
Fri, Mar 28 / 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm / 965 Clay Street / San Francisco
Jung Institute /  (415) 771-1805 / J. Beebe, M.D., et al. / $90 - $190

Thinking the Unthinkable  A Conference on Making a Professional Will
Sat, Mar 29 / 9:30 am - 1:00 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / R. Epstein, M.D.; P. Ransohoff, DMH / $45 - $25

The Enigma of Ana: Embodiment and Cyberspace in Eating Disorders
Sat, Mar 29 / 10:00 am - 1:00 pm / 2728 Durant Avenue / Berkeley
NCSPP / (415) 496-9949 / T. Wooldrigde, Psy.D.; M. Brady, Ph.D. / free - $45

Oedipal Complex: A Clinician's Guide
Mon, Mar 31 (begins) / 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm / 2837 Claremont / Berkeley
NCSPP / (510) 269-7607 / Robert Bartner, Ph.D., MFT / $135 - $270

East Bay Psychotherapy Forum
Wed, Apr 2 / 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm / 2001 Dwight Way / Berkeley
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / O. Weksler, Psy.D.; G. Whitmer, MSW / free

Introduction to Psychoanalytic Listening
Wed, Apr 2 / 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / Jacqueline De Lon, MFT / free

San Francisco Psychotherapy Forum
Thr,  Apr 3 / 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / Z. Strauss, MFTI; E. Loewenstein, Ph.D. / free

Therapeutic Action in Psychoanalysis
Thr, Apr 3 / 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm / 401 Quarry Road / Stanford
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / Celeste Birkhofer, Ph.D., MFT / free

Our Thinking Hearts Contemplate Israel and Palestine
Fri, Apr 4 / 3:45 pm - 6:00 pm / 2232 Carleton Street / Berkeley
TPI / (415) 820-1640 / Denni Liebowitz, LCSW / free - $10

Poetry and Psychoanalysis\
Sat, Apr 5 / 10:30 am - 12:00 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / Camille T. Dungy; Alice A. Jones, M.D. / free