Upcoming Courses & Events
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 Dr. Karim Dajani, an immigrant psychoanalyst and instructor at SFCP. Dr. Dajani is deeply interested in the relationship between the individual and the collective.
This course offers an in-depth empirical perspective on technology-mediated therapy. It is designed to help clinicians work more effectively with clients using technology, as well as to better understand the limitations of technology-mediated therapy, the nature of Presence, and the significance of embodied relating. The gains and losses of technologically mediated treatment will be assessed via clinical experience and current research, including in fields outside of psychoanalytic psychotherapy, such as computer/human interaction and neuroscience. Sociopolitical factors will also be considered.
All NCSPP members are invited to celebrate another year of provocative programs, classes, and events, at our Annual Holiday Party. Mingle with new and old NCSPP friends and toast with us in style. The community service award and the student paper award will be announced at the party. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served.
We send an especially warm welcome to our advanced-practice clinicians. As analytic therapists of all generations gather together for support, this event reminds us of our collective commitment to growth, vitality, and deep thought.
This course will examine psychoanalytic conceptualization and treatment of eating disorders. We will explore these complex and confounding syndromes through multiple lenses: as failures of thought, with unthinkable thoughts becoming stuck in the body; as complex compromise formations tied to early relational experiences; as autistic defenses against intolerable anxieties; as dissociative disorders linked to early experiences of trauma and affect dysregulation; and as disorders of desire and clandestine love affairs marked by anticipation, excitement, secrecy, and disappointment, leaving emptiness in their wake. We will attend to the importance of gender, culture, and the role of the therapist’s body in the treatment situation throughout.
The hallmark of psychodynamic treatment is a focus on psychological patterns and processes that underlie overt symptoms — in other words, personality dynamics. In his lecture, “Personality Pathways to Depression,” Dr. Shedler will discuss the personality styles and syndromes most often seen in clinical practice (narcissistic, borderline, obsessive-compulsive, etc.), describe how each personality style represents a unique pathway to “depression” that requires a distinct treatment focus, and offer clinical strategies for deepening treatment.