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Course
6:30 - 8:00 pm

How do we make sense of our psychological responses to the climate crisis? How do we think about psychic life in relation to ecology and the natural world? What is our analytic understanding of the relationship between the biosphere and mental health? Though privileging human intra- and interrelationships, the analytic lens has much to offer in terms of how we relate to the climate crisis and our larger ecosystem.

This reading group will gather around selected classical and contemporary psychoanalytic texts every two weeks (for five meetings in total) to stimulate thought and inspire a greater sensitivity to the more-than-human environment in psychic life.

Course
12:30 - 2:30 pm

This course focuses on foundational concepts and theories in group therapy, including group structure and dynamics; group formation and development; group leadership and the different roles of group members; change process in groups; ethical considerations; and neuroscience and groups. We will touch on different approaches to groups including the theories of Yalom, Bion, Foulkes, Agazarian, and Ormont, as well as the various group offerings (process oriented, psychoeducational, support groups).

Salon | Social Event
5:00 - 7:00 pm
Sin Titulo Gallery, San Francisco

Join the NCSPP CMH committee at an evening for community mental health staff at Sin Título, which aims to promote an awareness of contemporary Latin American art and to build an audience and community of art lovers, collectors, academics, gallerists, and artists in the United States and abroad. A tour of the gallery’s exhibits will be included as well as light refreshments.

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.

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The NCSPP Board invites current and recently graduated students and early-career clinicians with up to two years licensure to submit original papers to be considered for the NCSPP Annual Writing Award. This award offers graduate students and new clinicians who have not published the opportunity to publish in the NCSPP journal, fort da, and present the winning paper at an NCSPP Scientific Meeting with invited discussants. Also, NCSPP will award the winning author $250.

Within our organization, board and committee members play an essential role in steering NCSPP’s culture, policies and mission toward broadening inclusion, representation, diversity, equity, and access. We are intent on creating change within our organization and positively impacting the field of analytically-informed theory and practice. As such, we invite any new members to strongly consider their commitment to our shared social justice mission in addition to fulfilling the duties specific to each role. We also have fun, keep things playful, and remain invested in building out a welcoming and safe personal and professional home.

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