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Upcoming Courses & Events

Salon | Social Event
11:30 am - 3:00 PM
Off-the-Grid, San Francisco

Join NCSPP board and members for a friendly and fun gathering at the Presidio Off-the-Grid Picnic. Buy your lunch from your favorite food truck and meet us at our designated picnic area marked with signage. We will meet, eat, and mingle in the park. You are welcome to bring your kids, dogs, and family members. If you are not currently a member of NCSPP but are interested in joining, please feel free to attend.

Course
7:15 - 9:00 pm
San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis (SFCP), San Francisco

Mutual love, while inducing great happiness, weakens higher mental functions and, so, is paradoxically traumatic. We will begin with the clinical observation that experiences of satisfaction, especially when mutual, make people happy but anxious. We will look at a literary example of the traumatic aspect of mutual love, and consider Freud’s two-stage theory of trauma. We will read papers by Freud, Weiss, and Laplanche that shed light on why mutual love is traumatic. We will examine the clinical implications of this phenomenon, including its ramifications for the therapeutic relationship where, if things go well, mutual love naturally develops.

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

This year-long study course will take up various conceptualizations of the body in psychoanalysis. Therapists from a range of theoretical backgrounds will use contemporary texts, contemporary artists, and writings to explore the psychological development of body-mind. The body that is born, the body that registers pain and trauma, the body that heals, and the body that dies, and the territories in between.

Salon | Social Event
7:00 - 9:00 pm
21st Amendment Brewery & Restaurant, San Francisco

Ready to enhance your networking and mingle with colleagues in a fun night out? Eager to discuss your career interest, internship, novel psychoanalytic ideas, or any other realms of your professional life? Join us for drinks and food specials at a cool brewery in the SOMA district, just two blocks from AT&T Park.

We are committed to the study of psychoanalytic psychology and to encourage its interest in Northern California's professional and general communities.

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