NCSPP

Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology
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Upcoming Courses & Events

Workshop
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis (SFCP), San Francisco

This workshop will present a contemporary psychoanalytic perspective for working with gay and queer-identified men in psychotherapy. The influence of culture on gender and sexual identity development will be highlighted, along with a critique of an essentialist perspective inherent in traditional psychoanalytic theory. Recent psychoanalytic contributions addressing gay and queer male experiences will also be reviewed, with an emphasis on developmental milestones.

Course
9:00 - 11:30 am
St. Clement's Church, East Bay

This seminar will provide a close clinical examination of race and culture in contemporary psychoanalytic theory and treatment. Each week will focus on the themes of a pertinent theoretical paper, and case material will be discussed to illuminate technical considerations. Particular attention will be paid to the difficulty of speaking about race — working with the dissociation of racial states, the collapse of potential space, and the vulnerabilities and melancholia that emerge in treatment for both therapist and client when racial tensions are allowed to surface. While keeping the Eurocentric nature of psychoanalytic writing in mind, we will attempt to use our theories to ground us as we search for new ways of working with race and culture.

Lecture | Event
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
The David Brower Center, East Bay

NCSPP and PCPG (Psychoanalytic Couple Psychotherapy Group) are pleased to announce the 10th Anniversary of our Annual Psychoanalytic Couple Psychotherapy Lecture. This year, we are honored to host esteemed couple psychoanalyst from Tavistock Relationships, Mary Morgan, who will be focusing on technique in psychoanalytic couple psychotherapy. She will be addressing the complexities of what is meant by a “couple interpretation” and what can go wrong, including “incorrect” interpretations, problems with the timing of interpretations, and those involving unprocessed countertransference enactments.

Salon | Social Event
2:00 - 5:15 pm
San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis (SFCP), San Francisco

Join the PLC and Forrest Hamer for a screening and discussion of the Oscar-winning film, Moonlight, which follows the childhood, adolescence, and early adulthood of an African-American male as he develops his identity and sexuality. Following the movie screening, psychoanalyst and award-winning poet, Forrest Hamer, will discuss the film. Popcorn will be served.

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. This award offers local graduate students, who have not published, the chance to publish their papers in the NCSPP journal, fort da, and present it at an NCSPP scientific meeting with invited discussants. Also, NCSPP will award the winning author $250.

We are seeking nominations for the NCSPP 2017 Community Service Award to be presented for outstanding community service by an individual or a mental health organization in the field of psychoanalytic psychology.

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.
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