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

This month, the Bay Area is hosting the Super Bowl. Seizing on this goldmine of marketing potential, Verizon is presenting Super Bowl City, described as a “fan village...designed to showcase the best the Bay Area has to offer, with interactive games and activities that highlight the region’s technological progress, culinary excellence and cultural diversity.” The land on which this trophy-village was erected, however, was already occupied, and the village builders have determined that these residents, homeless people, don’t belong in Super Bowl City. The solution? Make them move. Out of sight, out of mind.

by Beth Steinberg, PhD

SFCP PSYCHOANALYTIC PSYCHOTHERAPY TRAINING PROGRAM

Would you like to...

Refine your clinical skills?
Feel more effective in your work?
Connect with colleagues?

Then attend our Open House to learn more about SFCP's two-year training program in psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

by Jane Christmas, PsyD

SUSANNE CHASSAY MEMORIAL PAPER AWARD

This year will be the first of three in which the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California (PINC) will sponsor the Susanne Chassay Memorial Paper Award.

The award commemorates our beloved friend and colleague Susanne Chassay, a graduate of PINC and winner of the first IPA Tyson Prize (2005) for her paper "Death in the Afternoon."

by Lorrie Goldin, LCSW

THE PARADOX OF HOPE

At a recent storytelling event ushering in the new year, audience members were asked about their resolutions: "To give up hope only to regain it," one woman said.

This echoed something I'd heard just weeks before at a clinical meeting I facilitate, when I asked the staff to share something they were doing for self-care. A colleague who unfailingly sees the best in everyone surprised us all by saying she had given up hope and, thus, was no longer so prone to disappointment.

by Ripple Patel, MA

Therapy Wars: The Revenge of Freud. This article cogently summarizes a psychoanalytic critique of cognitive-behavioral therapy.

Podcast: A Psychoanalytic Understanding of Mass Murder. In this episode of New Books in Psychoanalysis, Kelly McFall interviews Abram de Swaan, author of The Killing Compartments: The Mentality of Mass Murder.

Multimedia Psychotherapy: A Psychodynamic Approach for Mourning in the Technological Age. Dominique Scarfone discusses Domenico A. Nesci's use of modern technology to facilitate mourning throughout the life cycle.

by Molly Merson, MFT

PREOCCUPIED: A CONVERSATION ABOUT DEATH, SEX, AND MONEY

While contemporary psychoanalytic thinking encourages psychotherapists to consider certain taboos, such as sex, death, and money, many clinicians still find themselves alone with their ruminations and reveries about these topics. How explicit and graphic are these thoughts? How does the patient's reaction to death, sex, or money trigger our own?

Classifieds: 

PSYCHOTHERAPY/PSYCHOANALYSIS OFFICE to sublet on Mondays and Fridays in Upper Fillmore near CPMC, shops, restaurants, Peets. Accessible parking on street or public garage half-block away. Located in second-floor suite with five other therapists-analysts. Shared bathroom and waiting room. $510 for Mondays and Fridays monthly includes utilities and cleaning service weekly. Other days may be possible. If interested, please email  Pjcath@gmail.com.

OAKLAND CONSULTATION GROUP. Mondays, 1:45 pm - 3:15 pm. Detailed case presentations and clinical/theoretical readings. Mature working group. Contact Dr. Dawn Farber at rori4@comcast.net.

PSYCHOANALYTIC CONSULTATION GROUP. Theoretically focused on the British School of Object Relations. Winnicott, Steiner, B. Joseph, Ogden, and Grotstein readings and discussion will alternate with case presentations. Wednesdays 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm or 11:30 am - 1:00 pm. Starting February 3, 2016. Albany. Contact Maureen Franey, PhD, at (510) 527-6141 ormaureenfraney@sbcglobal.net.

POST-GRADUATE TRAINING IN PSYCHODYNAMIC PSYCHOTHERAPY. The Psychotherapy Institute in Berkeley offers a two-year clinical training program to start September 2016. Trainees work in the institute's moderate fee clinic under intensive supervision (individual and group) by outstanding Bay Area clinicians. Seminars cover major theoretical and technical aspects of psychotherapy, and professional development. Eight positions are available. There is no fee, nor is there a salary or stipend. Contact Mark Bronnenberg at mbronnenberg@tpi-berkeley.org or www.tpi-berkeley.org.

FULL-TIME PSYCHOTHERAPY OFFICE. Los Altos. Large office with three large windows, view of trees and hills in three-office suite with two other psychoanalysts. Professional soundproofing, attractive waiting room, full kitchen, quick, easy access to Hwys 85 and 280. $1,600. Contact Lynn Alexander, PsyD, at (650) 328-8505 or drlynnalexander@gmail.com.

BEAUTIFULLY FURNISHED, LARGE, LIGHT-FILLED Rockridge Market Hall office to sublet. Available Mondays and Thursdays, all day. Contact Natalie Compagni Portis at (510) 531-1571.

PRACTICES OF THE NIGHT: Buddhist Approaches to Dreaming and Sleep. Weekend retreat March 11-13 on Tomales Bay. See www.crimsongatemeditation.org/retreats.

130 SQ. FT. OFFICE IN THREE-OFFICE SUITE. Available March 1 for $950/month. Oakland/Montclair. Includes small waiting area. (415) 346-8144 or adejongphd@gmail.com.

HAYES VALLEY THERAPY OFFICES. $1,295/month, utilities included. Contact Susan Mayer for further information at susan@accessinst.org.

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: 

High Up on Bar Stools: Oblivious States in Adolescence
Wed, Feb 3 / 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm / 5433 College Avenue / Oakland
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / M. Brady, PhD; R. A. Deutsch, PhD; L. E. Keller, PhD / free

Home Visits: Privileges & Challenges of Entering Personal Spaces
Wed, Feb 3 / 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / E. Meneses, MSW, et al. / $15 or donation

Secrets and Lies
Wed, Feb 3 (begins) / 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm / 530 Bush Street / San Francisco
PINC / (415) 288-4050 / J. Burka, PhD; J. Leavitt, MD / $15/class; $60/CEU

East Bay Psychotherapy Forum
Wed, Feb 3 / 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm / 2001 Dwight Way / Berkeley
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / S. Perna, PsyD; T. Schulman, PhD; M.Donner, PhD / free

2015-2016 East Bay Psychotherapy Forum
Wed, Feb 3 / 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm / 2001 Dwight Way / Berkeley
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / S. Perna, PsyD, et al. / free

2015-2016 San Francisco Psychotherapy Forum
Thu, Feb 4 / 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / J. Moss, MFT; B. Steinberg, PhD; G. Grossman, PhD / free

The Phantom Narrative in Contemporary Film
Sun, Feb 7 / 10:00 am - 3:00 pm / 2040 Gough Street / San Francisco
Jung Institute / (415) 771-8055 / S. Kimbles; J. Beebe / free (donors-only event)

Ugly Realism and the Psychoanalytic Body
Mon, Feb 8 / 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / J. Lavery, PhD; L. Buchberg, DMH; J. Ruskin, PhD / free

Who Is the Sufferer and What Is Being Suffered?
Sat, Feb 13 / 9:30 am - 12:30 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / N. C. Hollander, PhD, et al. / $45-$65

Living the Past/Living the Present: Narrative and Holocaust
Fri, Feb 12 / 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm / 530 Bush Street / San Francisco
PINC / (415) 288-4050 / C. Heller, PhD; R, Peltz, PhD / free - $20

2015-2016 South Bay Psychotherapy Forum
Tue, Feb 16 / 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm / 401 Quarry Road / Stanford
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / TBA; K. M. Johnston, MD; J. Mill, PhD / free

Graduation Paper: Frequency and Function
Sat, Feb 20 / 9:00 am - 10:30 am / 530 Bush Street / San Francisco
PINC / (415) 288-4050 / N. Drooker, PhD; F. Gonzalez, MD / free

Body to Body: Forms of Vitality & Proto-Symbolic Communication
Sat, Feb 20 / 10:00 am - 1:00 pm / Private home / North Bay
NCSPP / (313) 632-6727 / K. M. Peoples, PhD / $135 - $315

Tell All the Truth But Tell It Slant
Sat, Feb 20 / 10:45 am - 12:15 pm / 530 Bush Street / San Francisco
PINC / (415) 288-4050 / M. Tennes, PhD; C. Dithrich, PhD / free

"Hold Me Tight, Let Me Go" - documentary by Kim Longinotto
Sun, Feb 21 / 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / R. Cowan, PsyD, LCSW / free

Repeated In-Vitro Fertilization Trials, Failures, & Repetition Compulsion
Fri, Feb 26 / 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm / 401 Quarry Road / Stanford
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / M. A. Mann, MD / free

Delving Deeper: Working Analytically with Parents in Child Treatment
Sat, Feb 27 / 10:00 am - 12:00 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / C. Kirchen, PsyD; K. Carey, PsyD / free

Understanding, Working With, & Healing the Wounds of Psychic Trauma
Wed, Mar 2 (begins) / 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / S. Klein, PhD / free

2015-2016 East Bay Psychotherapy Forum
Wed, Mar 2 / 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm / 2001 Dwight Way / Berkeley
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / C. Jacques, PsyD; P. Goldberg, PhD; M. Donner, PhD / free

2015-2016 San Francisco Psychotherapy Forum
Thu, Mar 3 / 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / S. Givrad, MD; E. Glassgold, MD; G. Grossman, PhD / free

The Bottle Let Me Down
Wed, Mar 2 / 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm / 5433 College Avenue / Oakland
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / J. Wallis, LCSW; R. Deutsch, PhD; L. Keller, PhD / free