NCSPP

Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology
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April 2018

Salon | Social Event
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Private Home in San Francisco, San Francisco

NCSPP’s Pre-licensed Clinicians Committee invites you to the 22nd in a series of conversations with senior clinicians in the field of depth psychology. Join your colleagues for a stimulating evening of food, wine, and conversation with clinical psychologist, Mahima Muralidharan, who will discuss professional development and her work as an organizational consultant using a psychoanalytic and sociocultural framework.

May 2018

Lecture | Event
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
The David Brower Center, East Bay

We will have a full event description shortly, please check back.

Course
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Dream Institute of Northern California, East Bay

Traffic on the royal road has thinned in recent years; clinicians may complete training with little exposure to dream studies or methods of working with them. But clients still dream, and this program will enable clinicians to engage with them fruitfully.

Sample dreams will highlight diagnostic and transferential information in initial dreams. Common symbols of the self — house and car — will be discussed for their psychodynamic implications. Dream markers correlated with trauma, borderline, suicide risk, and breakdown will be noted. We will identify core conflicts and internal resources, translating dream images into metaphoric language usable in ongoing treatment. Emphasis is less on theory and intellectual interpretation and more on direct engagement with affect, imagery, and narrative provided by the “dream-maker”.

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