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 Karisa Barrow, PsyD

We are seeking nominations for the NCSPP 2016 Community Services Award, which can be presented to an individual or a community mental health organization that practices within the field of psychoanalytic psychology. This acknowledgment intends to recognize an entity for their outstanding community service. Specifically, we would like to salute those who make relentless efforts to bring psychoanalytically informed thinking, teaching, and treatment practices with a strong commitment to social justice issues to our community, to all people.

by Catherine Mallouh, MD

THE SAN FRANCISCO CENTER FOR PSYCHOANALYSIS PROUDLY PRESENTS:
A DAY WITH RICCARDO LOMBARDI, MD

Riccardo Lombardi, MD, will share with us his in-depth clinical experience of facilitating mental growth of patients who are unable to feel alive. Focusing on mind/body interconnectedness, the developmental importance of time, and primitive mental states, he draws on the work of Matte Blanco and Bion to provide an analytic, reflective environment that initiates mental growth out of undifferentiated emotions. Lombardi is a training and supervising analyst at the Italian Psychoanalytic Society in Rome, Italy.

by Lorrie Goldin, LCSW

MENTAL HEALTH AND PRESIDENTIAL POLITICS

With all the furor over the presidential candidates' physical and mental health, I've found myself wondering how we'd react if the medical records of someone running for president revealed any current or past treatment for mental health issues.

In 1972, vice presidential nominee Thomas Eagleton had to step down when news surfaced about his prior hospitalizations and electroshock treatment for depression. What would happen today if there were a notation about ECT, Prozac, Lithium, addiction, or the like in a candidate's chart? Would it be disqualifying? Should it be?

by Molly Merson, MFT

D.W. Winnicott and Our Inescapable Need to Plunder. Are we unconsciously plundering the planet Earth in order to understand its subjectivity? This author takes a developmental look at climate change and environmental sustainability.

A Fictive Psychoanalytic Society Set in 1930s Coney Island. The Coney Island Amateur Psychoanalytic Society is a fictive group of Freudians created by artist Zoe Beloff for a centennial celebration of Freud's 1909 visit to the Dreamland Amusement Park. According to Beloff, this group created art, film, and poetry about their dreams and reveries in the Blowhole Theater, which Freud described as "the city's raging id."

Catching Utopia: The Radical Potential of Pokamon Go. Adding to the myriad interpretations of Pokémon Go, this author argues that the act of playing this game has the potential to bring vitality, engagement, and meaning to otherwise overlooked spaces and relationships.

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 author will be published in the NCSPP journal, fort da, and receive an award of $250.

We invite papers that contain original thinking and creatively address topics from a psychoanalytic perspective. They may be theoretical or clinical, and should make use of psychoanalytic concepts to further the author's argument. The integration of psychoanalytic theory with clinical material should extend beyond case reporting to include theoretical or technical hypotheses. Papers will be judged on psychoanalytic content, writing ability and style, integration of theoretical concepts, and original thinking.

The submission deadline is Friday, October 29, 2016. Send submissions, cover letters, and a brief bio with your contact information (for the purpose of blind review, please do not include your name on the paper) to Loong Kwok at drloongkwok@gmail.com.

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.
 
SEEKING PART-TIME GRADUATE CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY FACULTY. Notre Dame de Namur University, in Belmont, California, is seeking part-time faculty members to teach courses in the graduate Clinical Psychology Department for their Master of Science in Clinical Psychology program. We are a depth-oriented, integrative training program, primarily for students who are becoming licensed marriage and family therapists and professional clinical counselors. Qualifications (necessary): PhD in psychology from a regionally accredited university department of psychology; licensed clinical psychologist with current CA license and active clinical work. Other qualifications (highly desirable): Experience teaching a range of clinical psychology courses at the graduate level; clinical skills and expertise; experience working with students of diverse populations, traditional and non-traditional age students; compatibility with the department and university mission and philosophy. Please email your CV and teaching interests to the Clinical Psychology Department at clinicalpsych@ndnu.edu.
 
PSYCHOTHERAPY OFFICE FOR RENT in beautiful, historic building. One of four offices in private second floor suite. Elevator access to second floor suites. Serene courtyard and garden. Secure building. $980/month. 1801 Bush Street, Suite 222, San Francisco, CA  94109. Nancy Drooker, PhD, (415) 978-9080.
 
UPPER FILLMORE OFFICE SUBLET. Quiet office in Victorian, highly desirable Clay/Fillmore location. Shared waiting room with congenial group of analytically oriented therapists. Available Monday/Wednesday evenings, Tuesday/Thursday mornings, all day Friday, weekends. Contact:kwraymft@yahoo.com, (415) 922-8121.

 

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: 

Daemon or Panacea: Cannabis in a Changing Drug Culture
Sat, Oct 1 / 9:30 am - 1:30 pm / 2040 Gough St / San Francisco
Jung Institute / (415) 771-8055 / P. Banys, MD, et al. / $25 - $40

Stolen and Fleeced
Sat, Oct 1 / 10:00 am - 12:00 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / R. Tyminski, DMH; T. Doyle, PhD / free

Bion & Beyond: Contemporary Observations and Clinical Apps
Wed, Oct 5 (begins) / 10:00 am - 11:30 am / 1000 El Camino Real / Atherton
PINC / (415) 288-4050 / I. Spieler, PhD, PsyD, MFT, et al. / $1,500 - $1,600

Guilt, Pseudo Guilt and Woody Allen
Wed, Oct 5 / 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm / 5433 College Avenue / Oakland
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / L. Grossman, MD, et al. / free

East Bay Psychotherapy Forum
Wed, Oct 5 / 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm / 2001 Dwight Way / Berkeley
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / G. Daniels, MFT; M. Donner, PhD / free

Difference Matters! Race, Culture, and Immigration
Fri, Oct 7 (begins) / 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
NCSPP / (510) 239-3443 / S. Saperstein, PsyD / $120 - $280

An Evening of Music and Conversation with Richard Shindell
Sat, Oct 8 / 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm / 2040 Gough St / San Francisco
Jung Institute / (415) 771-8055 / R. Shindell; S. Zemmelman, PhD / $35 - $50

Annual Fall Party
Sun, Oct 9 / 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / MIC Committee / free

South Bay Early Career Case Conference
Fri, Oct 14 (begins) / 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm / 2440 West El Camino Real / Mountain View
PINC / (415) 288-4050 / T. McLarnan, MFT, et al. / $200

Fetishism, A Freudian Model for Perversions
Fri, Oct 14 / 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm / 1453 Mission Street / San Francisco
Lacanian School / (510) 295-4711 / S. Benvenuto, PhD / $40 - $100

Politics, Culture and Soul: Conference on the Pres. Elections
Fri, Oct 14 (begins) / 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm / 2222 Bush Street / San Francisco
Jung Institute / (415) 771-8055 / A. Samuels et al. / $105 - $150

Hysteria Exists and I Can Prove It
Sat, Oct 15 / 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm / 1453 Mission Street / San Francisco
Lacanian School / (510) 295-4711 / S. Benvenuto, PhD / $40 - $100

Fall Movie Matinee: The Diary of a Teenage Girl
Sun, Oct 16 / 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
NCSPP / (415) 810-8654 / L. Buchberg, DMH / $15 - $20

South Bay Psychotherapy Forum
Tue, Oct 18 / 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm / 401 Quarry Road / Stanford
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / T. Pham, MFT, et al. / free

Beginning Treatment
Wed, Oct 19 (begins) / 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / B. Lemmon, LMFT / $40

9th Annual Psychoanalytic Couple Psychotherapy Event
Sat, Oct 22 / 9:00 am - 4:00 pm / 2150 Allston Way / Berkeley
NCSPP / (415) 553-5523 / M. Vorchheimer, MA; J. Friend, LCSW / $40 - $210

New Voices in South American Psychoanalysis
Mon, Oct 24 / 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP, PINC, NCSPP, PCPG / (415) 288-4050 / M. Vorchheimer, MA, et al. / $30 - $60

Visiting Professor Week 2016: Introduction to Lombardi #1
Wed, Oct 26 / 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / I. Katz, MD / free

Psychoanalytic Grand Rounds
Fri, Oct 28 / 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm / 401 Quarry Road / Stanford
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / M. Donner, PhD; J. Yost, MFT / free

The Human Soul in Transition, At the Dawn of a New Era
Fri, Oct 28 (begins) / 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm / 2040 Gough St / San Francisco
Jung Institute / (415) 771-8055 / E. Shalit, PhD / $28 - $40

Music and Clinical Experience
Sat, Oct 29 / 9:30 am - 12:30 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / P. Goldberg, PhD, et al. / $45 - $65

On Narcissism
Wed, Nov 2 / 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm / 5433 College Avenue / Oakland
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / M. Donner, PhD, et al. / free

East Bay Psychotherapy Forum
Wed, Nov 2 / 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm / 2001 Dwight Way / Berkeley
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / L. Weyland, PhD, et al. / free

Visiting Professor Week 2016: Introduction to Lombardi #2
Wed, Nov 2 / 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / P. Goldberg, PhD / free

Introduction to Brief Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Fri, Nov 4 (begins) / 9:30 am - 4:30 pm / Fort Mason Center / San Francisco
NCSPP / (510) 239-3443 / P. Hobson, PhD / $260 - $500

The Agony and Ecstasy of Supervising
Sat, Nov 5 / 9:00 am - 4:00 pm / 2040 Gough St / San Francisco
Jung Institute / (415) 771-8055 / C. Allphin, PhD, et al. / $112 - $160

Food on the Couch: Food in Art, Poetry, and Culture
Sun, Nov 6 / 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm / Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar / Berkeley
TPI / (510) 548-2250 / S. Gilbert, PhD; S. Schweik, PhD / $40 - $90