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 Lorrie Goldin, LCSW, Impulse Staff Writer
The movie Her is a love story for our times. People pass one another without interacting, fixated on their electronic companions. Theodore, who writes others' love letters for a living, is especially disconnected after his marriage breaks up.
by Ripple Patel
The APA, Torture, and Harmful Acts of Conscience. Psychoanalyst Todd Essig questions the wisdom of psychologists who chose resignation over activism in response to the APA's duplicitous stance on coercive interrogations.
The Father of the Sandy Hook Killer Searches for Answers. Andrew Solomon presents a heartbreaking account of Peter Lanza's struggle to understand the inhumanity of his youngest son.
Columbia University Hosts "World's First Psychoanalytic Fair". Over 500 representatives of various institutes congregated at Teachers College to discuss unity and diversity in psychoanalytic thought and practice.
by Rebecca Spengler, M.A.
NCSPP ANNUAL EVENT - A DAY WITH ANNE ALVAREZ, Ph.D., M.A.C.P.
Saturday May 10, 2014
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley
NCSPP is honored to collaborate with SFCP to bring Anne Alvarez, a world-renowned psychoanalytic psychotherapist, to share her innovative blend of theory and technique with the Bay Area. Borne of her work with autistic and hard-to-reach children, Anne Alvarez's ideas illuminate the possibilities for fostering communication that makes profound contact with clients in their most lost and despairing states.
OFFICE SUBLET IN PSYCHOTHERAPY SUITE. Mondays, Fridays, Thursday after 5:00, weekends, possibly other evenings after 7:30. Washington & Fillmore, 210 sq. ft, lovely, quiet, fireplace, built-in cupboards. $600+ depending on use. Ellen Salwen, Ph.D., (415) 273-1315.
BERKELEY OFFICE FOR RENT. Lovely, newly constructed office, 225 sq.ft. Bamboo floors, skylight, therapists' bathroom and kitchen, parking, free wi-fi. Contact Alice Jones, M.D., 510-845-8800, email@example.com.
JOB OPENING at California College of the Arts for assistant director of counseling services (licensed psychologist), 30 hours per week, $60-65,000 salary range with comprehensive benefits package. Screening begins immediately and will continue until position is filled. Additional information and application instructions on CCA website: www.cca.edu/about/jobs.
ANALYTIC COUCH: Hand-carved antique, finest Italian leather. $5,000. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Introduction to Psychoanalytic Listening
Wed, Apr 2 / 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / Jacqueline DeLon, MFT / free
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
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
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
Distant Learning: Psychoanalysis by Phone and Skype
Fri, Apr 4 (begins) / 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm / 2837 Claremont Blvd. / Berkeley
NCSPP / (415) 640-0134 / Michael Donner, Ph.D. / $90 - $180
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, MD / free
"The Street Will Drive You Crazy" Why homeless women say no
Fri, Apr 11 / 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm / 530 Bush Street / San Francisco
PINC / (415) 288-4050 / T. Luhrmann, Ph.D; B. Baer, Ph.D. / free - $20
The Specificity of Psychoanalytic Listening
Sat, Apr 12 / 9:30 am - 12:30 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / P. Miller, M.D.; A. Goldyne, M.D. / $25 - $55
Sabina Spielrein: Language is There to Bewilder Itself and Others
Sat, Apr 12 / 10:00 am - 12:00 pm / 530 Bush Street / San Francisco
PINC / (415) 288-4050 / Adrienne Harris, Ph.D. / free - $20
The E. Windholz Memorial Lecture: The Avoidance of Physical Intimacy
Mon, Apr 14 / 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / P. Miller, M.D.; C. Mallouh, M.D. / free
Nuts and Bolts of Child Work in Tandem with Their Parents
Wed, Apr 16 / 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm /444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / Myrna Frankel, LCSW / $ 1,450
Crossing Cultures: Old Roots, New Soil
Sat, Apr 19 / 9:30 am - 12:30 pm / 2040 Gough Street / San Francisco
Jung Institute / (415) 771-8055 / L. Franco, LCSW; C. Lee, MFT / $45 - $90
South Bay Psychotherapy Forums
Tue, Apr 22 / 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm / 401 Quarry Road / Stanford
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / G. Golden, Ph.D.; P. M. Ransohoff, DMH / free
Bringing it Back Home
Thr, Apr 24 / 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / Audrey Dunn, LCSW / $270
On Teaching Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: Some Radical Proposals
Sat, Apr 25 / 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm / 401 Quarry Road / Stanford
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / Neil Brast, M.D.; Maureen Ruffell, M.D. / free
Mirror Mirror on the Wall: Psychological Sequelae of Facial Anomalies
Sun, Apr 26 / 10:30 am - 12:15 pm / 530 Bush Street / San Francisco
PINC / (415) 810-6245 / J. Carrin, Ph.D.; M. St. John, Ph.D., MFT / free
Working with Clinical Facts
Thr, May 1 (begins) / 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm / 401 Quarry Road / Stanford
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / Michael K. Smith, Ph.D. / free
San Francisco Psychotherapy Forum
Thr, May 1 / 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / D. Renye, Psy.D.; M. Wagner, Ph.D., LMFT / free
Too Hot To Handle? Fear of Facing Erotic Feeling in the Clinical Setting
Sat, May 3 / 9:00 am - 4:00 pm / 2837 Claremont Boulevard / Berkeley
NCSPP / (510) 239-3443 / Dianne Elise, Ph.D. / $90 - $180
East Bay Psychotherapy Forum: Child Case
Wed, May 7 / 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm / 2001 Dwight Way / Berkeley
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / S. Lazarre-Bloom, Psy.D.; M. Donner, Ph.D. / free