Upcoming Courses & Events
While meditation is often recommended for people with stress and trauma, unintended psychological impacts are common. In this class, we will learn how a history of trauma can impact the experience of meditation, and how to skillfully identify and work with this trauma residue. We will review the neurobiology of trauma and how it affects brain functions. We will examine the most common impacts of trauma on meditation, including agitation, fearfulness, dissociation, and spiritual bypassing. Methods of intervention and inquiry will be discussed, including participants own clinical material.
This reading group is for clinicians working in community mental health organizations and open to interns, trainees, and staff therapists in those settings. The group will discuss writings by Kirkland Vaughans in preparation for the Annual Lecture on Plugging the School-to-Prison Pipeline. The purpose of the group is to be familiarized with his work at an introductory level prior to the lecture and have conversations with others working in the field about this very topic.
When our clients’ interests intersect with our own, it can imbue the dyad with a sense of mutuality. However, when we have the feeling that we can’t get it, it raises concerns about how we can relate to our client. Can we as therapists leave behind our higher viewpoint and embrace “low culture” as a vehicle for connection?
In this course, we will explore ways to approach these cultural divides, using case examples and ideas drawn from queer studies and contemporary relational psychoanalysis, as well as manga, basketball, hip-hop, and other “low culture” places.
NCSPP Members are invited to attend a comedy event in San Francisco, humorously named, “Cheaper Than Therapy.” As therapists, we can appreciate comedy as an antidote to angst, providing instant relief with the perfect punchline. Let’s have a good time laughing at the jokes and possibly ourselves!
We will meet for drinks at 7pm in the bar before the show begins. You are welcome to invite your friends and partners to join the fun.
NCSPP's Digital Media and Technology Committee is looking for new committee members as we use digital technologies to expand the reach and accessibility of NCSPP to members and the wider community.
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