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 Shlomit Gorin, MA

Sometimes the kind of work we do is validated by what we read and hear in the media. We know from experience how powerful talking and being listened to can be. As Christopher Bollas wrote in an essay adapted from his forthcoming book and printed recently in the New York Times, “We all know the wisdom of talking. In trouble, we turn to another person...Talking to an empathic other is curative. We all know that. We all do it. We do not need ‘outcome studies’ to prove to us that it works.”

by Lorrie Goldin, LCSW

TALKING CURE

Sherry Turkle, a sociologist and psychologist who studies the impact of technology on relationships, wrote recently about the need for face-to-face conversation in a world increasingly dominated by texting and smartphones. It is through this "talking cure" that we build empathy, intimacy, and self-reflection, coming to know ourselves and others deeply.

by Ripple Patel, MA

The Therapeutic Gaze. A psychoanalyst traverses the treacherous path toward mutual recognition.

7 Reasons Why Laziness Is a Myth. Going beyond the "lazy" label, this blog post explores unconscious factors underlying procrastination and avoidance.

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Can Help Depressed Patients Where Other Treatments Fail. The Tavistock Adult Depression Study found that approximately 50% of patients retained long-term therapeutic effects.

by Jason Butler, PhD

BEYOND THE CONSULTING ROOM: A CONVERSATION ABOUT THE JUNGIAN LIFE WITH THOMAS KIRSCH, MD
Each year the pre-licensed committee hosts a number of events aimed at cultivating community as well as supporting graduate students' and early career clinicians' professional development and intellectual interests. This year we are continuing our efforts to foster a consistent dialogue between Jungian and Freudian traditions of psychoanalysis.

Classifieds: 
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.
 
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.
 
ELEGANT UNION STREET THERAPIST OFFICE AVAILABLE (@Steiner). Monday, Friday, and/or Saturday -- two days minimum. Quiet, tasteful, and comfortable. Shared waiting room and tea service, kitchen. Contact Joanna Intara Zim at (415) 923-0481, joanna@joannaintarazim.com.
 
SUBLET IN MARKET HALL AVAILABLE. Large beautiful office in quiet suite. All amenities. $300 for Friday or Saturday rental for the month. Analytic office with child play space. Contact Cheryl Jacques, (510) 653-0678,dr.jacques@me.com.
 
SEEKING ADJUNCT GRADUATE CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY FACULTY. Notre Dame de Namur University, in Belmont, California, is seeking adjunct faculty members to teach courses in the graduate Clinical Psychology Department to students pursuing a master of science in clinical psychology. Students are primarily training to become licensed marriage and family therapists and professional clinical counselors. Qualifications (necessary): Ph.D. in psychology from a regionally accredited university department of psychology; licensed clinical psychologist with current California license and active clinical work. Other qualifications (highly desirable): demonstrated experience teaching a range of clinical psychology courses at the graduate level; demonstrated experience working with students of diverse populations, of traditional and non-traditional ages; and compatibility with the department and university mission and philosophy. Please email your CV and teaching interests to the Clinical Psychology Department: clinicalpsych@ndnu.edu
 
OFFICE WANTED. I am looking for an office or small suite in downtown SF. Please contact me at mjoycechild@sbcglobal.net.
 
SUBLET IN LAUREL HEIGHTS. Looking for someone to share warm, comfortable office on Mon, Tues, Fri. Equipped for play and art therapy. For more info, contact lakesm24@gmail.com.

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: 

Members Present -- How to Take a Sabbatical from Practice
Sun, Nov 1 / 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / L. Fisher, LCSW / free

Understanding Dominique Scarfone's Contributions Part 3
Mon, Nov 2 / 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / E. Glassgold, MD / 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

2015-2016 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

2015-2016 San Francisco Psychotherapy Forum
Thr, Nov 5 / 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / E. Makarova-Kudelin, LMFT, et al. / free

Considering Culture: Widening the Search for Solutions
Sat, Nov 7 / 10:00 am - 4:30 pm / 2040 Gough Street / San Francisco
Jung Institute / (415) 780-9795 / B. Maitra, MD, et al. / $80 - $160

Other Ways In: Yoga Analysis
Sat, Nov 7 / 9:00 am - 1:00 pm / 530 Bush Street / San Francisco
PINC / (415) 288-4050 / B. Blasdel, PhD; K. Vogt / $20 - $40

Threading Trauma: How Trauma Is Woven Into Psychic Life
Mon, Nov 9 / 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / D. Scarfone, MD; I. Katz, MD; J. Ruskin, PhD / free

Professor's Choice
Wed, Nov 11 / 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / D. Scarfone, MD / $45

Found in Translation: Conceptualizing Space and TIme
Fri, Nov 13 / 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm / 530 Bush Street / San Francisco
PINC / (415) 288-4050 / L. M. Kirby, D. Melman, PhD / free - $20

Beyond the Consulting Room: Conversation with Thomas Kirsch
Fri, Nov 13 / 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm / 2040 Gough Street / San Francisco
NCSPP / (415) 689-1580 / T. Kirsch, MD / $17

Ethical Territory in the Analytic Encounter
Sat, Nov 14 / 10:00 am - 5:00 pm / 2040 Gough Street / San Francisco
Jung Institute / (415) 780-9795 / R. Palmer, MFT, et al. / $80 - $160

Deep River: The Secret Lives of Poems II
Sat, Nov 14 (begins) / 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm / 2040 Gough Street / San Francisco
Jung Institute / (415) 780-9795 / TBD / TBD 

2015-2016 South Bay Psychotherapy Forum
Tue, Nov 17 / 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm / 401 Quarry Road / Stanford
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / A. Hirshfield, PhD, et al. / free

Not Your Typical Triad: Families with Queer Parents
Wed, Nov 18 / 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm / 530 Bush Street / San Francisco
PINC / (415) 288-4050 / E. Seidel, PsyD, et al. / $10 - $25

Three Teens, Three Cultures, Three Analyses
Fri, Nov 20 / 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm / 401 Quarry Road / Stanford
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / N. M. Szajnberg, MD / free

Grad Paper: Necessity of Violence in Learning to Love
Sat, Nov 21 / 9:00 am - 10:30 am / 530 Bush Street / San Francisco
PINC / (415) 288-4050 / C. Jacques, PsyD; R. Kaywin, DMH / free

Grad Paper: At the Limit of My Being
Sat, Nov 21 / 10:45 am - 12:15 pm / 530 Bush Street / San Francisco
PINC / (415) 288-4050 / B. Weitzman, MFT; V. Bonfilio, PhD, JD / free

2015-2016 East Bay Psychotherapy Forum
Wed, Dec 2 / 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm / 2001 Dwight Way / Berkeley
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / M. Gonzalez, PhD, et al. / free

2015-2016 San Francisco Psychotherapy Forum
Thr, Dec 3 / 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / R. Krausova, MFT, et al.  / free