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Upcoming Courses & Events

Course
7:30 - 9:00 pm

How can therapists work with autistic people, individuals with ADHD, and other neurodivergent communities in affirming ways? What is the potential for psychodynamic work with neurodivergent individuals? What biases persist and how can they lead to harmful formulations and interventions? This course will explore these and related questions, striving to introduce participants to neurodiversity-affirming work, to reckon with psychoanalysis’s history with respect to autism, and to dream together about the possibilities of analytic work in this area.

Course
1:00 - 2:30 pm

This class offers a history of the body in psychoanalytic inquiry, looks at foundational concepts such as Winnicott’s psyche-soma, Bick’s second skin, and Anzieu’s skin ego, and aims to move beyond our field’s Eurocentric biases. This class will  expand its gaze to include a Buddhist perspective on oneness of self-and-other in the dyad; the potential reintegration of bodily experience carried through yet erased in immigration; and an awareness of racial difference,  skin tone, and fixed gender binaries as they organize, constrain, or disrupt the clinical frame. It also includes conceptual integration and room for other topics of interest to the group. 

Salon | Social Event
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Contra Costa Canal, East Bay

This event allows those who work in Community Mental Health to get out and meet others in the field while having an outlet to spend time in the outdoors.

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.

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The NCSPP Board invites current and recently graduated students and early-career clinicians with up to two years licensure to submit original papers to be considered for the NCSPP Annual Writing Award. This award offers graduate students and new clinicians who have not published the opportunity to publish in the NCSPP journal, fort da, and present the winning paper at an NCSPP Scientific Meeting with invited discussants. Also, NCSPP will award the winning author $250.

Within our organization, board and committee members play an essential role in steering NCSPP’s culture, policies and mission toward broadening inclusion, representation, diversity, equity, and access. We are intent on creating change within our organization and positively impacting the field of analytically-informed theory and practice. As such, we invite any new members to strongly consider their commitment to our shared social justice mission in addition to fulfilling the duties specific to each role. We also have fun, keep things playful, and remain invested in building out a welcoming and safe personal and professional home.

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NCSPP Publications

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Our psychoanalytic journal that provides a forum for local professionals as well as national and international thinkers and clinicians.
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