Summer is already winding down as fast as it came. My fantasies of warm, relaxing, endless vacations are starting to wane. I find my thoughts already (tragically) moving into the fall, and it is not even the end of the summer!


PSYCHOANALYTIC STUDY GROUP: Focusing on Addressing Primitive Anxieties- Forming Fall '08. By discussing seminal readings & case presentations, we will expand interpretation skills with our most challenging cases. On-going group meets weekly, Thursdays from 10:15 - 11:45 AM. Contact Dori Dubin, Psy.D., LCSW, BCD-P (510) 547-2522.

PSYCHOANALYTIC CASE CONSULTATION AND READING GROUP: Ongoing group with openings in September. Focus is on the diagnostic and creative use of the therapist’s internal states. The context is multi-theoretical, drawing on Klein, Bion, Middle School and Intersubjective. Friday afternoons. Oakland. CE credit may be available. (510) 428-2913.

PSYCHOANALYTIC WRITING GROUP: Starting in September. A supportive group for those already writing or for those wanting to start. Focus will be on helping each member to develop their unique style and form of analytic writing. Wednesday or Saturday mornings. Oakland. 8 session commitment. Every other week. Annie Sweetnam, Ph.D. has a practice of psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic therapy in Berkeley. She has published on several psychoanalytic subjects, including most recently on the capacity to experience beauty. In several of her articles she has used experimental writing styles to convey different types of clinical experience. (510) 428-2913.

PSYCHOANALYTIC CASE CONSULTATION AND READING GROUP: South Bay. Led by Alan Kessler, Ph.D., Faculty SFCP, Fee: $60. Fridays 10:30 - 12:00. (408) 868-9405.

ANALYTIC GROUP THERAPY: Analytic group therapy is an opportunity for a group relational experience that may be adjunctive to individual analysis or act as an independent treatment modality. This is a mixed group of men and women who are young professionals involved and focused on transitions, relational anxieties, sexuality, trauma, isolation, and depression. At present the group is seeking a male member. Time: Tuesday, 7pm- 8:30pm, Location: 2252 Fillmore St. San Francisco, Fee is on a sliding scale: $60 - $100, Group Leader: Sue Saperstein, MFT, Psy.D. (415) 641-4146,

Appointment Book: 

A Soldier's Heart: The Psychology of Courage
Thu, Aug 21 / 7:30 PM - 9 PM / SFCP, 2340 Jackson St., 4th Floor Auditorium / San Francisco
SFCP / 415-563-5815. / Nathan Szajnberg, M.D. / free

Psychic Change: Evolution and application of Bion's work
Wed, Sep 10 (begins) / 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM / St. Johns Presbyterian Church / Berkeley
NCSPP / (415) 457-9949 / Charles Dithrich, Ph.D. / $90-$265

Continuing Clinical Study Groups,Oakland S.F. Bion-inspired, multi-models
Wed, Sep 10 (begins) / 10 AM - 11:30 AM / 587 Walavista Avenue / Oakland / (415) 673-7744 / Dr. Dawn Farber, Psy.D. MFT / $50 per session