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As care in our community continues to be of utmost importance, particularly during this especially disrupted and unsettled surround and environment, NCSPP would like to offer resources that we believe are relevant to the clinical practitioners of our membership, and their patients. Please follow this link for further information with the understanding that information and guidelines will continue to develop and evolve. We will do our best to reflect the most current information available.

Due to concerns and uncertainty about the Coronavirus and out of an abundance of caution, NCSPP has made the decision to suspend all in-person courses/events through Dec 2020.

We will continue to make decisions about our programs at appropriate times and with the health and well-being of participants in our minds, as well as with the guidance and any restrictions potentially put in place by state and local health officials.

September 2020

Intensive Study Group
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The earliest experiences of love are at the core of our sense of self: the holding-mother’s body lending to discovery in the caregiver’s gaze, building connection and growth of internal worlds. Optimistically, love leads to a safe, reliable home within.

In the cultural context of WWI, Freud (1917) penned "Mourning and Melancholia", questioning destruction and the difficulty of loss. How do some patients experience loss and heal, while others become frozen in a self-attacking state of melancholia?

In today’s socio-cultural context, we face similar daily destructiveness, bearing witness to retaliatory attacks expressed, in part, by attitudes towards women, people of color, and immigration. We witness a loss of love for each other, and perhaps for ourselves. 

What happens when we lose our home and have to contend with the feeling of not being rooted within? Or when we lose or attack our sense of self in being othered? How do we interrupt deadening experiences?

The 2020-21 ISG will explore how to work with loss in the consulting room, transforming it into an opportunity for growth.

Intensive Study Group
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The earliest experiences of love are at the core of our sense of self: the holding-mother’s body lending to discovery in the caregiver’s gaze, building connection and growth of internal worlds. Optimistically, love leads to a safe, reliable home within.

In the cultural context of WWI, Freud (1917) penned "Mourning and Melancholia", questioning destruction and the difficulty of loss. How do some patients experience loss and heal, while others become frozen in a self-attacking state of melancholia?

In today’s socio-cultural context, we face similar daily destructiveness, bearing witness to retaliatory attacks expressed, in part, by attitudes towards women, people of color, and immigration. We witness a loss of love for each other, and perhaps for ourselves. 

What happens when we lose our home and have to contend with the feeling of not being rooted within? Or when we lose or attack our sense of self in being othered? How do we interrupt deadening experiences?

The 2020-21 ISG will explore how to work with loss in the consulting room, transforming it into an opportunity for growth.

Salon | Social Event
7:00 - 8:30 pm

The Pre-licensed Clinician Members Committee at NCSPP invites you to our Virtual Fall Happy Hour. The PLC is a group of early-career therapists and graduate students. This happy hour is a great opportunity to grab your favorite beverage, unwind after your day, meet new students and therapists, discuss career interests and internships, and learn more about psychoanalytic ideas.

Workshop
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Ketamine is a fascinating medicine with rapid-acting antidepressant effects and visionary properties. The goal of this class is to help psychoanalytically oriented psychotherapists identify which patients might benefit from a referral for adjunctive ketamine treatment, and to evaluate whether they might want to work with ketamine lozenges in their clinical practices, which is possible using a triadic treatment model (patient, psychotherapist, prescriber). 

Case Conference | Consultation Group
5:30 - 7:00 pm

The frenetic pace of agency work in community mental health makes it difficult to find time and space to think deeply about our work. With the pressures of documentation requirements, community trauma, and limited resources, these demands overshadow clinical thinking. In response to the needs of our community, NCSPP provides an additional forum to reflect on our clinical work.

This consultation group will process clinical work by licensed or unlicensed employees of county-funded or non-profit CMH agencies, and will be led by seasoned clinicians who have experience in community settings. The groups will meet approximately every other week and be held virtually.

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