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

Two weeks ago marked the fifth anniversary of the outbreak of a brutal civil war in Syria. So far, an estimated nine million women, men, and children have been forced to flee their homes to seek refuge in the Middle East, Europe, and the United States. If "home is where we start from," as a T. S. Eliot line slightly adapted for the title of a collection of Winnicott's essays asserts, one shudders imagining the overwhelming challenges in the psychic trajectory of the millions of Syrian babies and children without a home--and those who are unable to leave home.

by Jane Reingold, MFT

ILLUMINATING SAPIENCE

As Monteverdi's Vespers plays, the camera pans through a series of images: a serene, glistening lake view, St. Peter's Basilica and the sumptuous Roman skyline, close-ups of baroque architectural details, the streets of Paris, modern and grungy. This overture foreshadows an intrapsychic, interpersonal, existential exploration, a move from materialism to mysticism, a spiritual journey cracked open by the wisdom and beauty of a bygone time, and by the healing power of architectural spaces to provide a potential space for personal experience to take form.

by Ripple Patel, MA

Why Therapists Should Talk Politics. In this opinion piece, a clinician discusses the potentially iatrogenic impact of a myopic focus on individual psychology.

Saving Psychotherapy From the Medication Takeover. Allen Frances critiques the uneven playing field of drug and psychotherapy research.

Book Review: Scary Old Sex By Arlene Heyman. In this set of short stories, psychoanalyst Arlene Heyman writes unflinchingly about sexuality in senescence.

by Garrett Howard, PsyD

MORE THAN ONE CAN LIVE:
Reconceiving Harm and Reparation in the Intersubjective World
with Jessica Benjamin, PhD

Saturday, May 21, 2016
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
California Ballroom
1736 Franklin Street
Oakland, CA 94612

CE: 6 Credits

Tuition: $210 General Public | $160 Full Members | $90 Associate Members | $40 Student Members | $40 Scholarship Rate

Classifieds: 
OFFICE SUBLET. Lovely upper Fillmore Street location at 2491 Washington Street in a suite with three other analysts. Office is available Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays as well as Wednesday mornings until noon. The office has a contemporary ambience with high ceilings, bay window, analytic couch, and closet with built-in desk. If interested, please call Barbara A. Baer, PhD, at (415) 346-8868.
 
EIGHT-WEEK THERAPY GROUP FOR ANXIETY. Ben Ringler (www.BenRingler.com) will be offering a new eight-week therapy group for people struggling with anxiety. Using dream-work, creative work, and group process, the group will use the power of a group container to help each participant hold and make meaning of strong affect in order to find relief and personal growth. Previous individual therapy is required. Mondays 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Starts May 16, 2016. $60/week. For inquiries, contact Ben at (415) 310-8894.  
 
ONGOING PSYCHOANALYTIC CONSULTATION GROUP. Wednesdays, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm, in Albany. Orientation: classic and contemporary British Object Relations. Alternating reading and case presentation. Contact Maureen Franey, PhD, at (510) 527-6141 or maureenfraney@sbcglobal.net.
 
P/T THERAPY OFFICE. North Berkeley, in professional suite, on Hearst at Milvia. Light, cheerful, attractively furnished. Available March 15, Wednesdays, 1:00 pm, to Saturdays, $500/mo. Walk to BART, public parking, internet, secure building, kitchenette. Contact: Nina@NinaHam.com.
 
THERAPY GROUPS for mental health professionals and trainees. Since 1984. Weekly, in SF: Tue & Thur 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.
 
FULL-TIME UNFURNISHED PSYCHOTHERAPY OFFICE. Available on the 12th floor of the Flood building with waiting room, available April 15. $1200/mo. Please contact Pirouz Ganji at pirouzganji@gmail.com or (949) 290-5776. 
 
SEEKING OFFICE SUBLET in SF Financial District. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Newly licensed former executive, conscientious, responsible. Please contact Hilary if you have availability for one or both days at biz@drhilarybeech.com or (650) 575-4834.
 

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Appointment Book: 

Breaking Point: The Effects of Forced Isolation
Sat, Apr 2 / 10:00 am - 1:00 pm / 444 Natoma St / San Francisco
NCSPP / (510) 982-1280 / T. Kupers, MD; B. Kita, PhD / free - $25

A Jungian View of Clinical Work
Mon, Apr 4 (begins) / 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm / 2040 Gough Street / San Francisco
Jung Institute / (415) 771-8055 x208 / G. Lipsyte, PhD; J. Swanger, PhD / $90

The Body of the Analyst and the Analytic Setting
Tue, Apr 5 / 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm / 530 Bush Street / San Francisco
PINC / (415) 288-4050 / M. Murphy, PhD / free - $20

Wrecked By Success
Wed, Apr 6 / 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm / 5433 College Avenue / Oakland
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / M. Donner, PhD, et al. / free

Introduction to Psychoanalytic Listening
Wed, Apr 6 (begins) / 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / J. De Lon, MFT / free

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

Containment & Transformation in Psychoanalytic Treatment of Adolescents
Thu, Apr 7 / 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm / 401 Quarry Road / Stanford
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / M. Loughran, PhD / free

San Francisco Psychotherapy Forum
Thu, Apr 7 / 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / K. Nguyen, MFT, et al. / free - $18

On Fire--Gender, Race, Prison, & Forgiveness
Fri, Apr 8 / 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm / 530 Bush Street / San Francisco
PINC / (415) 288-4050 / D. Slater; M. McClure, DMH / free - $40

The Bacchae by Euripides--Audience Participation Play Reading
Sat, Apr 9 / 9:30 am - 1:30 pm / 2040 Gough Street / San Francisco
Jung Institute / (415) 771-8055 x208 / S. Naifeh, MD; P. Woodruff, PhD / $10 - $20

Post-Graduate Clinical Forum With Judith L. Mitrani, PhD
Sun, Apr 10 / 10:00 am - 12:00 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / J. L. Mitrani, PhD, et al. / $50 - $70

On Separating One From the Other: Images of a Developing Self
Mon, Apr 11 / 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / J. L. Mitrani, PhD, et al. / free - $24

The Paradox of Sexual Freedom: Women's Sexuality and Desires
Sat, Apr 16 / 9:00 am - 12:00 pm / 3200 California Street / San Francisco
NCSPP / (313) 632-6727 / L. Bell, PhD / $45 - $105

Jungian Insights into Psychedelic Experience/-Enhanced Therapy
Sat, Apr 16 / 9:30 am - 1:30 pm / 2040 Gough Street / San Francisco
Jung Institute / (415) 771-8055 x208 / S. Hill, PhD, et al. / $60 - $120

Celebrating Ten Years of Poetry and Psychoanalysis
Sat, Apr 16 / 10:30 am - 12:30 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / C.Snow, et al. / free

Musical Form As a Parallel to the Psychological Journey
Sun, Apr 17 / 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm / 2040 Gough Street / San Francisco
Jung Institute / (415) 771-8055 x208 / B. Simon / free - $20

Surviving Terror--The Ernst Federn Story
Sun, Apr 17 / 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / H. Schoenhals Hart / free

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

Technology and Psychoanalysis
Wed, Apr 20 / 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm / 530 Bush Street / San Francisco
PINC / (415) 288-4050 / D. Farber, PsyD, MFT; D. Tillotson, PsyD / free - $25

Our Bodies, Our Earth: Dreaming Evolution Forward
Sat, Apr 23 / 10:00 am - 4:00 pm / 2040 Gough Street / San Francisco
Jung Institute / (415) 771-8055 x208 / F. Hatfield, PhD, LMFT, et al. / $60 - $120

Two Modes of the Psychoanalytic Process
Fri, Apr 29 / 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm / 401 Quarry Road / Stanford
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / M. Levin, PsyD / free

UCL-CCM-SFCP Joint Conference: Interpretation Today
Sat, Apr 30 / 9:30 am - 5:00 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / A. Bronstein, PhD, et al. / $125 - $165

Graduation Paper: A Nurse, Priest, and Psychoanalyst Walk Into a Bar...
Sat, Apr 30 / 10:30 am - 12:00 pm / 530 Bush Street / San Francisco
PINC / (415) 288-4050 / C. Cleland, MFT; J. Leavitt, MD / free

Graduation Paper: Life Animated--A Story of Reclamation
Sat, Apr 30 / 10:30 am - 12:00 pm / 530 Bush Street / San Francisco
PINC / (415) 288-4050 / L. Beritzhoff, MFT; P. Goldberg, PhD / free

East Bay Psychotherapy Forum
Wed, May 4 / 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm / 2001 Dwight Way / Berkeley
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / J. Areen, MA, JD, et al. / free

San Francisco Psychotherapy Forum
Thu, May 5 / 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / D. Yu, LCSW, et al. / free - $18

Beyond the Consulting Room: Spring Salon
Fri, May 6 / 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm / Private Home / San Francisco
NCSPP / (510) 995-6233 / K. Puhakka, PhD; J. Butler, PhD / $15