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July 2018

Workshop
2:00 - 4:00 pm
St. John's Presbyterian Church, East Bay
In this introductory event to the year-long Intensive Study Groups in San Francisco and the East Bay, we will explore how to work with the negative in the therapeutic process. We will have an informal, dynamic conversation with Megan Rundel Ph.D. and Alexander Zinchenko Ph.D. from the East Bay, as well as Era Lowenstein Ph.D. and Diane Borden Ph.D. from San Francisco. If you are considering registering for the upcoming ISG in the Fall, this introductory conversation is an opportunity to bring your questions and comments to four of our instructors.

August 2018

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.

September 2018

Intensive Study Group
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
St. Clement's Church, 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.

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.

Case Conference | Consultation Group
7:00 - 8:30 pm
San Fracisco, San Francisco

The frenetic pace of agency work in community mental health makes finding time and space to think deeply about our work difficult. 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 is providing an additional forum to reflect on our clinical work. We are offering two consultation groups: one focused on clinical work, the other on supervisory work. 

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