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Upcoming Courses & Events

Salon | Social Event
12:00 - 3:00 pm
Private Home in San Francisco, San Francisco

Join NCSPP for an intimate potluck gathering in a private home. Guests are asked to bring a dish that has personal significance to share with others, and reflect on the ways that food connects us to a sense of home and belonging. In light of the recent statement from the APA that condemned the separation of children from their parents at the U.S./Mexico border as inhumane and harmful, this event aims to bring attention to the psychological impact of immigration on children and families.

Intensive Study Group
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California (PINC), East Bay

Under the guidance of insightful, experienced instructors, this year’s intensive study groups will investigate theoretical approaches to the negative and practical engagements with it in the clinical setting, considering such topics as trauma, the fusion of Eros and the death drive, negative therapeutic reaction, psychic retreats, perverse modes of relating, destructive narcissism, and excessive splitting. In some sections, reading assignments will be supplemented by films or include plays that vividly illustrate course themes. We invite you to explore with us how apparent challenges to psychotherapy may vitally contribute to the process of human transformation.

Course
3:00 - 5:00 pm
San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis (SFCP), San Francisco

Furthering the discourse begun in Sue Saperstein’s 2016 NCSPP Course “Difference Matters!,” four individual clinicians commit to speak to the inclusion and clash of radical differences. This dialogue, facilitated by four racially and culturally dissimilar voices, will bring forward the theoretical, historical, and philosophical disparities in our current climate. Our practice of speech is intended to open a necessary, ethical discourse so as to keep learning from the Other and our Otherness.

Salon | Social Event
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Arlequin Cafe, San Francisco

Kick back and relax with NCSPP. Join us for drinks and appetizers as you head into another academic/professional year! This is a great chance to mingle with colleagues who are in various stages of their careers and talk about classes, internships, professional life, or whatever else strikes your fancy.

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 News

NCSPP would like to express our sincere condolences regarding psychoanalyst Jeremy D. Safran, Ph.D., who was murdered in his Brooklyn home by an intruder on Monday, May 7, 2018. He was a beloved professor and dedicated mentor to many students. A leader in our field, he wrote or edited eight books and numerous articles and chapters.

NCSPP would like to express our condolences to the family of Harvey Peskin who passed on April 21st, 2018. Dr. Harvey Peskin was a founder and former President of PINC. He was an instructor for multiple courses focused on dehumanization, witnessing, trauma survivors, and grief. In his accomplished life, Dr. Peskin had multiple roles including, a scholar of the Holocaust, a professor at San Francisco State University, and a psychotherapist in Berkeley for almost 60 years.

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