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Course
12:00 - 1:30 pm

This six-week course offers an experiential way of learning about clinical issues pertaining to drug addiction in the context of psychoanalytically oriented psychotherapy. 

Course
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Private Practice, Oakland, East Bay

This small, in-person seminar offers a much-needed space to talk through some of the questions that arise in starting a private practice, particularly in this challenging time.

Course
10:00 - 1:00 pm

Through the presentation of dreaming as an expression of the spiritual psyche, a felt sense of the spiritual psyche in clinical practice and in everyday life will emerge. Participants’ relationship to their own dream life will be catalyzed through reflective engagement and discussion.

NCSPP News

NCSPP is pleased to celebrate A Home Within (AHW) as our 2023 Community Service Award Recipient.

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 Directories

Use our public directory to find a therapist or our members-only directory to expand your professional network.

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. NCSPP’s Impulse is looking for writers for our Potential Space column. Potential Space encourages writers to explore their experiences, wonderings, and vulnerabilities as they encounter the world through a psychoanalytic lens. Email Luba Palter, ImpulseEditor-in-Chief, at lpalter@ncspp.org and she will be happy to tell you more.

Who Is NCSPP?

This new column is a space for our members to share themselves with the community and for each of us to get to know our peers. Whether you're new to psychoanalysis or a seasoned clinician, we'd love to hear from you about your passion and interest in this work. Contact our Impulse Editor, Luba Palter, MFT, at lpalter@ncspp.org.
Daniel S. Benveniste, Ph.D. Daniel S. Benveniste, Ph.D.

My name is Daniel S. Benveniste. I lived in San Francisco from 1972 to 1999.