NCSPP

Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology
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Upcoming Courses & Events

Outreach
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Instituto Familiar de al Raza, San Francisco

Every day we experience the wrecking effects of political and economic systems that emphasize individual responsibility and overvalue independence. We watch as social safety nets are thinned; we feel the impact ourselves and see it in our clients.

As the psychological and the social are continually unlinked and we are challenged to do more with less, how will we do the work we believe in while still thriving? Lynne Layton’s work gives us a way to think in these difficult times. She offers us an understanding of the concept of “neoliberalism” — the hypervaluation of the individual coupled with the devaluation of dependency and collectivity.

Salon | Social Event
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Biergarten - NEW LOCATION!, San Francisco

Join us for a happy hour extravaganza before you head into another academic/professional year! This is a great chance to mingle with colleagues, who are in various stages of their careers and talk about clases, internships, professional life, home brew, Cthulhu, or whatever else strikes your fancy.

Course
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Marin, North Bay

Mentalization, or mentalizing, is a concept introduced into neuroscience and psychoanalytic thinking to denote the fundamental human capacity to understand our own and others’ minds as minds. Early disruptions in attachment and later trauma can interrupt this critical developmental function and result in psychopathology, most notably disorders of self-experience. Participants will learn MBT theory and techniques that can be applied to their present work. Clinical vignettes, including videos of MBT in action, will be used to translate theory into practice.

Course
7:30 - 9:00 pm
St. Clement's Episcopal Church, East Bay

This six-week course is the second in our two-course series, “An Introduction to Melanie Klein.” In this course, we will deepen our understanding of contemporary Kleinian theory and technique by closely studying two clinically oriented papers. This course is a follow-up to the previous Klein course held in the spring. Previous participants are encouraged to continue their study. However, this course is also open to all interested. Some familiarity with Klein is preferred.

We are committed to the study of psychoanalytic psychology and to encourage its interest in Northern California's professional and general communities.

NCSPP’s varied array of learning opportunities; our journal fort da; our e-newsletter Impulse; and numerous special events and projects are all brought to you by scores of volunteers who work to support NCSPP’s mission. Our educational programs include continuing education credit for Psychologists, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Licensed Clinical Social Workers.

NCSPP News

The NCSPP Board invites current and recently graduated students (pre-licensed) to submit original papers to be considered for the NCSPP Annual Student Paper Award.

DISCONNECTED: An analytic look at our decaying and forgotten landscapes, with the artist Eric Goodfield

Celebrating our NCSPP Community at the year-end party

NCSPP Publications

Our psychoanalytic journal that provides a forum for local professionals as well as national and international thinkers and clinicians.
Our psychoanalytic journal that provides a forum for local professionals as well as national and international thinkers and clinicians.
Bringing the Bay Area’s psychoanalytic scene to your inbox the first of each month.
Bringing the Bay Area’s psychoanalytic scene to your inbox the first of each month.