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 Shannon Dubach, PsyD

As the twenty-eighth president of NCSPP, I am struck by our rich history of dedication to sharing ideas, thoughts, and enthusiasm for psychoanalytically oriented theory and application. Twenty-eight years ago, a group of like-minded clinicians founded NCSPP in the spirit of inclusion and with a commitment to growing a professional home for Bay Area clinicians. Three years later, NCSPP founders and others established the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California (PINC) as an institute providing full analytic training to mental health professionals of all disciplines.

We are pleased to announce that Alexandra Guhde, PsyD, has joined Impulse as a Potential Space feature writer. A licensed psychologist, she works analytically with couples and individuals, and with creative and athletic professionals who wish to focus on the processes underlying performance. In addition to her private practice in Rockridge, Dr. Guhde is director of Public Programs at the C. G. Jung Institute of San Francisco. Outside her clinical work, she enjoys devoting energy to her other creative pursuits, especially writing.

by Gary Grossman, PhD

AMERICAN PSYCHOANALYTIC ASSOCIATION'S 104TH ANNUAL MEETING
PALACE HOTEL, SAN FRANCISCO

Friday, June 5 - Sunday, June 7, 2015

Palace Hotel
2 New Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

by Alexandra Guhde, PsyD, Impulse Staff Writer

A POSSIBLE EXPERIENCE

"Any metaphor, beguiling as it may be, is a possible experience, and the difficulty lies not in its invention (a simple thing, attained by a mere shuffling of fancy words) but in achieving it in a way that astonishes its reader."
- Jorge Luis Borges, "A Profession of Literary Faith," 1926

by Ripple Patel

Patient, Therapist, and Personal Boundaries. A couple of psychoanalysts offer pithy responses to a recent article in the New York Times about patients Googling their shrinks.

Aggression, Not Just Depression, Led Copilot to Crash Plane. Experts struggle to understand the inner life of Andreas Lubitz, the copilot who crashed Germanwings flight 9525.

"Birdman": The Unexpected Virtue of Psychosis. Psychoanalyst Herbert H. Stein offers a more solemn interpretation of the Academy Award-winning film.

by Jason Butler, PhD

NCSPP SPRING SALON 2015

Beyond the Consulting Room: A Conversation with Diane Ehrensaft, PhD

Friday, May 15
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Private Home in the East Bay

Classifieds: 
TWO SHORT-TERM CLINICAL WRITING GROUPS SUMMER 2015. Writing Group and Workshop for Clinicians combines writing instruction with peer support. Reading Group for Clinicians is for those who want to learn how to write by studying model papers. Led by Elise Miller, PhD, MFT, psychoanalytic scholar and college writing teacher. Groups meet 6 Fridays beginning June 5, 2015, in Albany. For further information: emiller@stmarys-ca.edu.

UNION STREET OFFICE AVAILABLE. Monday/Wednesday until 4 pm, Friday/Saturday/Sunday all day. (415) 309-0222.

UPDATED OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE at Associated Counselors in San Jose. Our group has provided a home for psychotherapists to grow their practice for over 20 years. We offer reasonable rent, a call light system, private patient exits, case consultation, and community. To view our space and meet our group, call Karen Wride, LCSW, at (408) 886-7143.

LAUREL HEIGHTS PSYCHOTHERAPY OFFICE. For rent full-time starting May 15th for a 6.5 month lease. $1,350. Contact Laurel Terens at (415) 922-9940.
 
NEWLY REMODELED PSYCHOTHERAPY OFFICE. In Presidio Heights for rent full-time starting June 1st. $1,750. Contact Steve Mitchel at (415) 350 -1676.

 

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Appointment Book: 

"Presenting Problems": The Short Films of Garrick Duckler
Fri, May 1 / 3:45 pm - 6:00 pm / 2232 Carleton Street / Berkeley
TPI / (415) 820-1640 / G. Duckler, PhD, MFT / free - $10

Speaking the Difference -- Concepts of Race in Psychoanalysis
Fri, May 1 (begins) / 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm / Private home / Palo Alto
PINC / (415) 288-4050 / D. Facchino, PhD / $100 - 150

The Life and Ideas of James Hillman
Sat, May 2 / 9:00 am - 12:00 pm / 2040 Gough Street / San Francisco
Jung Institute / (415) 780-9795 / D. Russell / $30 - $45

3rd UCL-CCM-SFCP Joint Conference -- Free Association Today
Sat, May 2 / 9:30 am - 3:45 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / E. O'Shaughnessy et al. / $120 - $160

Attacks on Thinking: A Psychodynamic Perspective on Psychotic Processes
Wed, May 6 / 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / E. Simpson, LCSW, et al. / $15 or donation

East Bay Psychotherapy Forum
Wed, May 6 / 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm / 2001 Dwight Way / Berkeley
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / Kelley Gin, PsyD, et al. / free

Mirror Mirror on the Wall: Sequelae of Facial Deformities
Wed, May 6 / 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm / 530 Bush Street / San Francisco
PINC / (415) 288-4050 / J. Carrin, PhD, RN, MFT, et al. / free - $10

Working with Projective Identification and Transference
Thu, May 7 (begins) / 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm / 401 Quarry Road / Stanford
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / M. Bar, PhD / free

San Francisco Psychotherapy Forum
Thu, May 7 / 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / S. Moore, MFT, et al. / free

The Claustrum: Film/Talk Inspired by work of Susanne Chassay
Fri, May 8 / 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm / 530 Bush Street / San Francisco
PINC / (415) 288-4050 / J. Rosenblatt; J. Leavitt, MD / free - $20

Graduation Paper: Meta-Psychology View for Treatment
Sat, May 9 / 10:30 am - 12:00 pm / 530 Bush Street / San Francisco
PINC / (415) 288-4050 / G. Suiter, LCSW; J. Sandler, MD / free

New Directions in Clinical Psychoanalysis
Mon, May 11 / 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / M. Leffert; MD; E. Gann; MD; M. Windholz, PhD / free

Beyond the Consulting Room with Diane Ehrensaft
Fri, May 15 / 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm / Private home / Oakland
NCSPP / (707) 407-8246 / D. Ehrensaft, PhD / $10 - $12

South Bay Psychotherapy Forum
Tue, May 19 / 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm / 401 Quarry Road / Stanford
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / A. Hirschfeld et al. / free

Graduation Paper: Catch Us Before We Fall
Sat, May 23 / 10:30 am - 12:00 pm / 530 Bush Street / San Francisco
PINC / (415) 288-4050 / S. Sabin, PsyD; R. Carrere, PhD, ABPP / free

Case Conference: Native Language in Bilingual Psychotherapy
Fri, May 29 / 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm / 2727 College Avenue / Berkeley
TPI / (510) 859-1217 / M.P. Bratko, MFT / free

A Contemporary Psychoanalytic Perspective
Fri, May 29 / 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm / 401 Quarry Road / Stanford
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / E. Gann, MD / free

James Hillman and the Return of the Soul
Sat, May 30 / 10:00 am - 4:00 pm / 2040 Gough Street / San Francisco
Jung Institute / (415) 780-9795 / R. Tarnas, PhD / $30 - $45

East Bay Psychotherapy Forum
Wed, Jun 3 / 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm / 2001 Dwight Way / Berkeley
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / J.R. Edwards, LCSW, et al. / free

The Artistic Spirit Encounters Evil: The Defiant Requiem
Sun, Jun 7 / 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm / 3200 California Street / San Francisco
Jung Institute / (415) 780-9795 / K.M. Ward, PhD, LCSW / $20 - $30