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 Sydney Tan, Psy.D.

sunt lacrimae rerum et mentem mortalia tangunt

Here in this grove
a strange sight met his eyes and calmed his fears
for the first time. Here, for the first time,
Aeneas dared to hope he had found some haven,
for all his hard straits, to trust in better days.
For awaiting the queen, beneath the great temple now,
exploring its features one by one, amazed at it all,
the city’s splendor, the work of rival workers’ hands
and the vast scale of their labors-all at once he sees,
spread out from first to last, the battles fought at Troy,
the fame of the Trojan War now known throughout the world,

by Jane Christmas, PsyD

PINC OPEN HOUSE

Thinking about psychoanalytic training? Considering a doctorate in psychoanalysis? The Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California invites you to attend an informal Open House.

Thursday, Feb 23, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
PINC
530 Bush Street, 7th floor
San Francisco 94108

by Celeste Schneider, PhD

SAN FRANCISCO PSYCHOANALYTIC PSYCHOTHERAPY TRAINING PROGRAM (PPTP) INFORMATIONAL EVENING

The San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis (SFCP) is excited to open the application process for those wishing to begin our two-year Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program (PPTP) in fall 2017.

Through seminars, case conferences, and long-term individual supervision, the PPTP offers an in-depth introduction to psychoanalytic psychotherapy theory and technique, and provides grounding in fundamental psychoanalytic principles.

by Molly Merson, MFT

Freud for Our Times. Psychoanalysis offers another level and layer to our fast food culture, in which the pull to "cure" quickly can obfuscate real change. How do we think about cases, and how can we apply that thinking to agencies, structures, and institutions using a psychoanalytic mind? This radio segment also addresses approaching racism and othering from a psychoanalytic perspective.

The Paradox of Life-Affirming Death Traps. This is not a psychoanalytic article and does not reference psychoanalysis, but I urge you to read this piece with a psychoanalytic lens. What paradoxical, life-affirming death traps do we create for ourselves just by being alive, and could our desire for vitality lead us down dangerous paths?

"Westworld"--Or: In Praise of Psychotherapy. The television series 'Westworld' explores the development of consciousness through an understanding of trauma, and the darker impulses and desires available to conscious beings.

Classifieds: 

SUBLET MONDAYS/WEEKENDS, WASHINGTON/FILLMORE. Beautifully appointed office, fireplace, built-in cabinets, large, quiet. Suite of four offices with shared waiting room, light system, wi-fi. Contact Ellen Salwen, PhD, at (415) 273-1315 or salwenellen@gmail.com.

OFFICE AVAILABLE LOWER PACIFIC HEIGHTS. Full time Mondays, Fridays, and weekends; and until 2:00 Tuesday and Wednesday. 230 sq. feet, private balcony and  bathroom, storage, fridge/microwave, cleaning service. Full weekdays: $220; Partial days $180 weekends $150. Discount for multiple days. Contact: sgreenepsychology@gmail.com; (415) 441-2789.

PSYCHOTHERAPY OFFICE FOR RENT. Small Laurel Heights office in quiet well-appointed suite of psychoanalysts and psychoanalytic therapists. Office is 12' x 10' with 46" square window and small closet. $800/month. For info and photos, email drblasdel@mac.com or ericbizint@gmail.com.

PSYCHOTHERAPY OFFICE AVAILABLE. Full-time in charming Victorian Suite. Office has 3 large windows, 2 rooms, plenty of sunlight, good soundproofing, quiet. Includes use of waiting room, common area, deck, separate therapist bathroom. Centrally located near UCSF/Mt. Zion, Lower Pac Heights. Excellent public transportation. $1,400. Contact Howard Gillis at (415) 346-2234.

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Appointment Book: 

2017 Seasoned Clinicians Program
Wed, Feb 1 (begins) / 11:30 am - 1:00 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-5815 / L. Dansky, PhD; J. Messer, MFT / $500

Freud's Bar: Holding Life and Death in Mind
Wed, Feb 1 / 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm / 5433 College Avenue / Oakland
SFCP / (415) 563-5815 / M. Katz, MD, et al. / free

Whose Land Is This Land? Working w/ Immigrants in Trump Era
Wed, Feb 1 / 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-5815 / P. Mancina, PhD, et al. / $15 - $20

East Bay Psychotherapy Forum
Wed, Feb 1 / 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm / 2001 Dwight Way / Berkeley
SFCP / (415) 563-5815 / L. Weyland, PhD, et al. / free

San Francisco Psychotherapy Forum
Thu, Feb 2 / 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-5815 / A. Martin, MFT, et al. / free

The Incredible Darkness of Being in Music
Fri, Feb 10 / 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm / 530 Bush St / San Francisco
PINC / (415) 288-4050 / K. Rohde; J. Leavitt, MD / free - $20

A Feminine Boy, Normative Investments and Reparative Fantasy
Sat, Feb 11 / 10:00 am - 12:00 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-5815 / A. Saketopoulou, PsyD, et al. / free

Relinquishing Our Patients As Sexual Objects
Mon, Feb 13 / 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-5815 / A. Saketopoulou, PsyD, et al. / free

Catching the Drift: Intro to Psychoanalytic Listening
Wed, Feb 15 (begins) / 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-5815 / J. De Lon, LMFT / $40

Micro-Traumatic Experience--Therapeutic Approaches
Thu, Feb 16 / 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm / 530 Bush Street / San Francisco
PINC / (415) 288-4050 / M. Crastnopol, PhD, et al. / free - $30

Wrestling with the Angel: Aging, Illness and Individuation
Sat, Feb 18 / 10:00 am - 5:00 pm / 2040 Gough Street / San Francisco
Jung Institute / (415) 771-8055 / C. Garfield, PhD / $125 - $175

Seminar II in Preparation for Visiting Scholar Anne Alvarez
Wed, Feb 22 / 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm / 530 Bush Street / San Francisco
PINC / (415) 288-4050 / P. Carnochan, PhD / free

SBCPS Seminar in Preparation for Anne Alvarez
Fri, Feb 24 / 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm / 530 Bush Street / San Francisco
PINC / (415) 288-4050 / J. Gerhardt, PhD , et al. / $15

Locating Unrepresented Thought: Trauma and the Unconscious
Sat, Feb 25 / 10:00 am - 1:00 pm / 240 Channing Way / San Rafael
NCSPP / (425) 652-2673 / R. Gupta, PsyD, et al. / $54 - $105

Depth Psychotherapy and Spiritual Inquiry
Wed, Mar 1 (begins) / 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm / 2040 Gough Street / San Francisco
Jung Institute / (415) 771-8055 / B. Wittine, PhD, LMFT / $175 - $250

East Bay Happy Hour
Thu, Mar 2 / 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm / 2020 Shattuck Avenue / Berkeley
NCSPP / (415) 302-1150 / N/A / free

The Uncanny and the Double in Film and Psychoanalysis
Thu, Mar 2 (begins) / 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm / Private home / San Francisco
NCSPP / (425) 652-2673 / D. Borden, PhD; E. Essman, MA / $105 - $210