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NCSPP is committed to inclusion, antiracism and anti-oppression. Police brutality and other systematized abuses are unacceptable. Our organization is committed to calling out, recognizing and OPENLY condemning all violence against Black and Brown people. We are also committed to not turning away from the reality of White supremacy, the continuous trauma that has been enacted, and the hold it has had on this nation for hundreds of years. Neutrality is not a viable option. We, as a board and organization, stand firmly in our belief that Black lives matter and Black voices matter.

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.

Salon | Social Event
1:00 - 2:30 pm

In preparation for the Annual Lecture with David L. Eng, PhD, a reading group for community mental health clinicians will discuss the Racial Melancholia article and how it applies to their work and thinking.

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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NCSPP continues to dedicate itself to the growth of our community of psychodynamic and psychoanalytically oriented students, candidates, professionals, and the interested general public.

Greetings NCSPP Community,

I'd like to invite you to make a generous contribution to NCSPP's annual scholarship drive to ensure that we create meaningful and real access to our events, our courses, and our community.

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.

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.