Upcoming Courses & Events
When our clients’ interests intersect with our own, it can imbue the dyad with a sense of mutuality. However, when we have the feeling that we can’t get it, it raises concerns about how we can relate to our client. Can we as therapists leave behind our higher viewpoint and embrace “low culture” as a vehicle for connection?
In this course, we will explore ways to approach these cultural divides, using case examples and ideas drawn from queer studies and contemporary relational psychoanalysis, as well as manga, basketball, hip-hop, and other “low culture” places.
NCSPP Members are invited to attend a comedy event in San Francisco, humorously named, “Cheaper Than Therapy.” As therapists, we can appreciate comedy as an antidote to angst, providing instant relief with the perfect punchline. Let’s have a good time laughing at the jokes and possibly ourselves!
We will meet for drinks at 7pm in the bar before the show begins. You are welcome to invite your friends and partners to join the fun.
This presentation is designed to describe the multiple factors in the marginalization of Black youth, including a failure in society’s mentalization of Black boys, a phenomenon most often reflected in the denial of their developmental period of “boyhood.” Thus, rather than an image of Black boys as vulnerable and at risk, a mentalized social image of what has been described as “a denigrated self-image” is perpetuated. The research documenting the need for this presentation grew out of “The Brotherman Study,” a project that interviewed 40 lower- to upper-middle-class Black boys and their parents to give credence to their voices and individual needs. This course is designed for all mental health professionals, from beginning to advanced levels. It is geared towards clinicians who wish to further their knowledge and expand their skill base in psychodynamic clinical work with Black boys.
NCSPP’s Pre-licensed Clinicians Committee invites you to the 24th in a series of conversations with experienced clinicians in the field of depth psychology. Join your colleagues for an evening of food, wine, and timely discussion with Dr. Francisco González about Social/Community Psychoanalysis, which not only has links to questions of culture, race, ethnicity, and identity, but also opens the larger question of what we understand psychoanalysis itself to be.
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.