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, PhD

In the spirit of our ongoing efforts to offer psychoanalytically informed thinking and application, and to collaborate and build connection with the Bay Area psychoanalytic community, NCSPP is thrilled to announce two exciting opportunities this month.

NCSPP is partnering with PINC and SFCP to bring you internationally acclaimed neuropsychoanalyst Mark Solms, PhD, who is offering two unique lectures for our community. In his first lecture of the morning,

by Catherine Mallouh, MD

A DAY WITH DOMINIQUE SCARFONE, MD

With a deep foundation in Freud, Laplanche, and Winnicott, Dominique Scarfone, MD, explores important analytic concepts: the origins of sexuality, the workings of memory, and the concept of time. He also engages with significant ideas such as the symbolization of the unrepresented and the analyst's role in evoking the transference and the unconscious

by Jane Christmas, PsyD

PINC EARLY CAREER CASE CONFERENCE

The Early Career Case Conference series begins October 7, 2015, in San Francisco and the East Bay. If you are an early career clinician with a leaning toward psychoanalytic thinking and practice, this is a fantastic opportunity. In this year-long series, clinicians who have completed graduate training and are pre-licensed or less than five years post-license will work closely with senior PINC analysts. Participants present their work, discuss it in depth, and learn from highly experienced clinicians. The focus of the series will be on case presentation, clinical discussion, and community building.

by Jane Reingold, MFT

STILL ALICE

Losing one's memories, one's sense of self--an identity grounded in the sum of one's experiences, in the ability to project forward a purposeful self--is a terrifying and perhaps harrowing state to imagine navigating in oneself or witnessing in a loved one. In the film Still Alice, a diagnosis of early onset Alzheimer's sets Alice, a vibrant 50-year-old linguistics professor, on this painful path of loss and transition.

Dreading My Patient. A psychoanalyst encounters a paradox: sometimes, the most helpful intervention is to support a new patient's desire to pursue treatment elsewhere.

5 Reasons This Isn't Your Grandfather's Psychoanalysis. This blog post offers a pithy layman's look at the evolution of psychoanalytic technique.

5 Reasons Fantasizing Is Good For You. The Huffington Post lists the benefits and perils of this universal human activity.

by Loong Kwok, PsyD

CALL FOR STUDENT PAPERS

The NCSPP Board invites current graduate students and pre-licensed clinicians to submit original papers to be considered for our Annual Student Paper Award. The winning paper will be published in the NCSPP journal, fort da, and its author will receive an award of $250.

Classifieds: 
ALVAREZ FOR GROWN-UPS. Anne Alvarez writes about clinical work with autistic children that we find extremely applicable to our work with adults. In this seminar we will read selections of Alvarez's writing and examine how her ideas add to and/or change many of the ways we think about our work and how we use ourselves clinically. We will especially focus on understanding her "levels of calibration," which helps us to assess what patients need and can use in their psychological work. We will further examine how her ideas challenge psychoanalytic meta-theory and clinical technique with reference to defense, containment, projection, omnipotence and destructiveness, and more. Alvarez's two seminal books, Live Company and The Thinking Heart, introduce a new emotion-filled language that describes critical analytic functions necessary to vitalizing and reclaiming an individual's lost or deadened aspects. The seminar will meet on Fridays from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm in Berkeley, from October 9 to December 4, 2015. For more information, contact Rachael Peltz at (510) 841-3201 or rapeltz@earthlink.net, or Annie Sweetnam at (510) 531-5212 or anniesweetnam@gmail.com.
 
WRITING SUPPORT GROUP. Meets first Monday morning of the month, Oakland. $85. Annie Sweetnam, Anniesweetnam@gmail.com.
 
OAKLAND CONSULTATION GROUP. Mondays, 1:45 pm to 3:15 pm. Detailed case presentations and clinical/theoretical readings. Mature working group. Dr. Dawn Farber, rori4@comcast.net.
 
THERAPY GROUPS for mental health professionals and trainees. Since 1984. Weekly, in SF: Tue & Thr mornings, Tue & Wed evenings. Evening groups also accept high functioning members not in the mental health field. Relational-interpersonal orientation. Art Raisman, PhD (PSY7795), Assistant Clinical Professor, Psychiatry, UCSF. (415) 453-4271 or artraisman@msn.com.
 
OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE. I just rented a suite of three offices in Los Altos and would love to find two other people who work analytically for the other two offices. They are large, very soundproof, and have big windows. There is also a comfortable waiting room and a kitchen in the suite. Please call or email me with any questions, and pass this along if you know of anyone who might be interested. Lynn Alexander, PsyD, (650) 328-8505.
 
BEAUTIFUL, LARGE OFFICE FOR SUBLET. Clay/Fillmore. Available Mon, Tues, Wed mornings; full days Fri, Sat. See more detailed ad on craigslist. leahlazar@aol.com, (415) 673-3865.

Old couches, new books, hot jobs, cool internships, office rentals? List them in Impulse's Classifieds for a modest fee. Please see our submission guidelines for details.   

Appointment Book: 

San Francisco Psychotherapy Forum
Thu, Oct 1 / 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / D. Gatta, MA, et al. / free

Queer and "Closeted": Passing as Straight in Community MH
Fri, Oct 2 / 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm / 2232 Carleton Street / Berkeley
TPI / (510) 852-9429 / G. DiNicola, PhD / free

Bion Past and Present
Sat, Oct 3 (begins) / 9:30 am - 12:30 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / J. Aguayo, PhD, et al. / $45 - $65

Student Paper Presentation
Fri, Oct 2 / 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm / 530 Bush Street / San Francisco
NCSPP / (707) 407-8246 / D. Butler, MA; S. Hartman, PhD / $12

Deep River: The Secret Lives of Poems II
Sat, Oct 3 (begins) / 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm / 2040 Gough Street / San Francisco
Jung Institute / (415) 771-8055 *208 / N. R. Lowinsky, PhD / $150 - $300

In Search of a Plausible Self
Wed, Oct 7 / 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm / 5433 College Avenue / Oakland
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / J. Harasemovitch, LCSW, et al. / free

6th Annual CCSW Clinical Evening Series
Wed, Oct 7 (begins) / 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / J. Friedenbach et al. / $15

Dreams, Consciousness, and Social Justice
Sat, Oct 10 / 9:00 am - 1:00 pm / 2299 Piedmont Avenue / Berkeley
NCSPP, PINC, SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / M. Solms, PhD / $50 - $120

Opera on the Couch: Lucia Di Lammermoor
Sun, Oct 11 / 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm / 301 Van Ness Avenue / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / C. Mallouh, MD, et al. / free

Haskell Norman Lecture | Scientific Meetings: What Is a Mind?
Mon, Oct 12 / 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / M. Solms, PhD; J. Ruskin, PhD / free

Transracial and International Adoption
Fri, Oct 16 / 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm / 1800 Market Street / San Francisco
NCSPP / (510) 516-6332 / E. Ehrensaft, PhD / $45 - $105

Grad Paper: Whose need? There's no patient w/out an analyst
Sat, Oct 17 / 9:00 am - 10:30 am / 530 Bush Street / San Francisco
PINC / (415) 288-4050 / D. Ghidinelli, MFT; J. Sandler, MD / free

Child Colloquium Series: Tyler in the Labyrinth
Sat, Oct 17 / 10:00 am - 12:00 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / S. Pass, PhD, et al. / free

Grad Paper: Development of Curiosity/Capacity for Intimacy
Sat, Oct 17 / 10:45 am - 12:15 pm / 530 Bush Street / San Francisco
PINC / (415) 288-4050 / N. Levine-Jordano, LCSW; T. Cohen, DMH / free

Broken Mirror: Archetypal Grief in African American Women
Sat, Oct 17 / 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm / 2040 Gough Street / San Francisco
Jung Institute / (415) 771-8055 *208 / F. Brewster, PhD / $45 - $90

Fall Movie Matinee: Her
Sun, Oct 18 / 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
NCSPP / (415) 767-5229 / J. Friend, LCSW / $15

South Bay Psychotherapy Forum
Tue, Oct 20 / 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm / 401 Quarry Road / Stanford
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / A. Ingram, PsyD, et al. / free

Vital Contact with Blankness
Wed, Oct 21 / 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm / 530 Bush Street / San Francisco
PINC / (415) 288-4050 / A. Hofmeister, LMFT; S. Karp-Lewis, PsyD, LCSW / free - $25

Dehumanization: From Trauma to Treatment
Fri, Oct 23 (begins) / 9:15 am - 11:15 am / 2837 Claremont Boulevard / Berkeley
NCSPP / (415) 385-0824 / L. Miller, PhD; H. Peskin, PhD / $120 - $280

8th Annual Psychoanalytic Couple Psychotherapy Event
Sat, Oct 24 / 9:00 am - 4:00 pm / 2150 Allston Way / Berkeley
NCSPP/ (510) 852-9322 / M. Ludlam, MA / $40 - $210

The Work of Henry Corbin: Reflections on Sufism and Jung
Sun, Oct 25 / 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm / 2040 Gough Street / San Francisco
Jung Institute / (415) 771-8055 *208 / R. Stein, MD / $0 - $20

Opera on the Couch: The Magic Flute
Sun, Oct 25 / 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm / 301 Van Ness Avenue / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / L. Rather, PhD, et al. / free

Cutting as Substitution -- Pain for Feelings
Wed, Nov 4 / 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm / 5433 College Avenue / Oakland
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / D. Newton, PhD, et al. / free

East Bay Psychotherapy Forum
Wed, Nov 4 / 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm / 2001 Dwight Way / Berkeley
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / G. Albert, PhD, et al. / free

San Francisco Psychotherapy Forum
Thu, Nov 5 / 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / E. Makarova-Kudelin, LMFT, et al. / free