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 Andrew Harlem, PhD
About once every ten years something truly wonderful happens. Call it a psychoanalytic eclipse; the annual Division 39 spring meeting comes to town. NCSPP's parent organization, the Division is a vibrant professional home for psychoanalytic clinicians from all over the country. This year's meeting offers an unbeatable opportunity to get involved, connect with colleagues and friends, and attend a innovative slate of panels and papers -- without stepping on a plane.
by Lorrie Goldin, LCSW, Impulse Staff Writer
SPACE AND STUFF
America is a young and restless country, its landscape a paradox of loss and opportunity. We are a rootless people given to leaving home for the potential of the unknown. The frontier beckons with equal parts promise and dispossession. Artifacts of loss -- an abandoned plow, a makeshift cross on a child's grave, jettisoned treasures from home -- lay strewn along the rut-scarred terrain. But now we have run out of room and too often suffer from feelings of emptiness and dread. At a time of massive insecurity and overload, we are going under in an avalanche of too much stuff.
by Ripple Patel
Nietzsche, Heidegger and Creativity. Professor Bert Olivier explores the parallels in these thinkers' understanding of creativity.
A Curious Case of Writer's Block. Irvin Yalom recounts a brief but powerful encounter.
Book Review: Sex Versus Survival: The Life and Ideas of Sabina Spielrein. According to the reviewer, this far-from-perfect account by John Launer is still an improvement over A Dangerous Method.
by Jason Butler
Each year the pre-licensed committee hosts a number of events aimed at helping graduate students and early career clinicians to cultivate community, professional development, and intellectual interests. This year we are continuing our efforts to understand the relevance of psychoanalytic thought and practice in relation to social and political structures, while also working to foster a consistent dialogue between Jungian and Freudian derivatives of psychoanalysis.
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Foundations: An Introduction to Melanie Klein
Mon, Mar 2 (begins) / 7:30 - 9:00 pm / 2837 Claremont Blvd / Berkeley
NCSPP / (510) 269-7607 / M. Chapin, MFT / $135 - $315
East Bay Psychotherapy Forum
Wed, Mar 4 / 7:00 - 9:00 pm / 2001 Dwight Way / Berkeley
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / J. Rosati, MFT, et al. / Free
Peninsula Student Psychoanalytic Seminars
Thu, Mar 5 (begins) / 6:30 - 8:00 pm / 401 Quarry Road / Stanford
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / M. Porch, LCSW / Free
Special Joint Program with A Home Within
Thu, Mar 5 / 7:00 - 9:00 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / J. Radocchio, LCSW, et al. / Free
The Mental Pain of Minorities: Amelioration and Treatment
Sat, Mar 7 / 9:00 am - 4:00 pm / 2150 Allston Way / Berkeley
NCSPP / (510) 868-5911 / S. Akhtar, MD, et al. / $40 - $210
Dialogues in Contemporary Psychoanalysis: Body-Mind Dissociation
Sat, Mar 7 / 9:30 am - 12:30 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / R. Lombardi, MD, et al. / $25 - $55
Dante and the Sacred Feminine
Sun, Mar 8 / 1:00 am - 4:00 pm / 2040 Gough Street / San Francisco
Jung Institute / (415) 780-9795 / B. Allen, PhD / Free - $20
Scientific Meeting: Body and Mind in Adolescence
Mon, Mar 9 / 7:30 - 9:30 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / R. Lombardi, MD, et al. / Free
East Bay Happy Hour
Thu, Mar 12 / 7:00 - 9:00 pm / 2020 Shattuck Ave / Berkeley
NCSPP / (707) 407-8246 / Free
Foundations of Clinical Work with Clients: What Helps?
Thu, Mar 12 (begins) / 7:00 - 8:30 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / M. Wallis, LCSW / $270
"Aliens Are People, Too": The Analysis of an Atypical Boy
Sat, Mar 14 / 10:00 am - 12:00 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / D. Barrett, LCSW / Free
Jungian Child Analysis III: Trauma and the Capacity to Symbolize
Sat, Mar 14 / 10:00 am - 4:30 pm / 2040 Gough Street / San Francisco
Jung Institute / (415) 780-9795 / L. Cunningham, MSW / $80 - $160
Cultivating the Clinician's Inner Terrain: The Art of Mourning
Sun, Mar 15 / 11:00 am - 2:00 pm / Private home / Portola Valley
PINC / (415) 288-4050 / A. Jones, MD / $90 - $100
South Bay Psychotherapy Forum
Tue, Mar 17 / 7:15 - 9:00 pm / 401 Quarry Road / Stanford
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / L. Chahal, MD; A. Kessler, PhD; J. Mill, PhD / Free
New Forms of Revolt: A Conversation with Julia Kristeva
Thu, Mar 19 / 4:00 - 7:00 pm / Sibley Auditorium, UCB / Berkeley
PINC / (415) 288-4050 / J. Kristeva, PhD, et al. / Free - $30
The Task of Transformation: Rilke and Hermetic Tradition
Sat, Mar 21 / 9:30 am - 1:30 pm / 2040 Gough Street / San Francisco
Jung Institute / (415) 780-9795 / D. Polikoff, PhD / $25 - $35
Working in the Silence
Sat, Mar 21 (begins) / 9:30 am - 12:30 pm / 1800 Market Street / San Francisco
NCSPP / (415) 529-0281 / B. Barmack, LCSW / $90 - $210
Poetry and Psychoanalysis
Sat, Mar 21 / 11:30 am - 1:00 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / B. Dempster; F. Hamer, PhD / Free
Film, Fantasy and Freud: Fifth Annual Evening at the Movies
Sun, Mar 22 / 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / R. Cowan, PsyD, LCSW / Free
Psychoanalytic Roots: Reminiscences and History
Fri, Mar 27 / 12:15 - 1:30 pm / 401 Quarry Road / Stanford
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / R. Almond, MD / Free
Case Conference: Way Beyond Trans 101: The Complex Cases
Fri, Mar 27 / 4:00 - 6:00 pm / 2727 College Avenue / Berkeley
TPI / (415) 552-5343 / K. Hraca, MFT / Free
East Bay Psychotherapy Forum
Wed, Apr 1 / 7:00 - 9:00 pm / 2001 Dwight Way / Berkeley
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / E. Bradshaw, PsyD, et al. / Free - $18
Child Psychotherapy Training Program: Case Conference
Wed, Apr 1 (begins) / 7:30 - 9:00 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / E. Loewenstein, PhD / $1450 - $1550
Working with Difficult Patients
Thu, Apr 2 (begins) / 6:30 - 8:00 pm / 401 Quarry Road / Stanford
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / R. Karlsson, PhD, ABPP / Free
San Francisco Psychotherapy Forum
Thu, Apr 2 / 7:00 - 9:00 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / S. Shah, MFT, et al. PhD / Free - $18