Sat, Jul 20, 2019
2:00 - 4:00 pm

St. John's Presbyterian Church

2727 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705
Betsy Kassoff, Ph.D.
Audrey Martin, MFT
Tom Wooldridge, Psy.D.
CE Credits: 
Participant Limit: 

$40 General Public
$30 NCSPP Full Members
$20 NCSPP CMH, Associate,
and Student Members
$20 Scholarship Rate (must have prior approval)

Tuition listed above is for early registration ($15 discount off full fee). For registrations received after the deadline, full tuition will be applied to all registrations.

Early Registration Deadline: 
July 06, 2019
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Psychoanalytic Conceptualizations of the Psyche-Soma

Course Overview: 

In this introductory event to the yearlong intensive study groups in San Francisco and the East Bay, we will explore how to work with the territory of the body. We invite you to join our informal, dynamic conversation with Betsy Kassoff, Audrey Martin, and Tom Wooldridge. If you’re considering registering for the upcoming ISG in the fall, this introductory conversation is an opportunity to engage with thoughtful community members, enjoy a prelude to the year’s ISG, and bring your questions and comments about the topic to the instructors.

In the coming Intensive Study Groups, we will investigate theoretical approaches and practical engagements with the body in the clinical setting. Topics such as gender and culture, self-harm, sexuality, dissociation, and the language of bodily experience will be discussed.


Betsy Kassoff, Ph.D., is a psychologist and psychoanalyst in San Francisco. She provides services and teaches at a number of community mental health sites and graduate programs. Dr. Kassoff sees individuals and couples in her private practice, provides consultation, supervises, teaches, and writes on the intersection of relational psychoanalysis and the sociopolitical.

Audrey Martin, MFT, is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist in private practice in San Francisco and Berkeley, where she sees adults and adolescents. Audrey has been involved as a preschool mental health consultant, and served as the former Training Director of the Master’s Level Intern Program at the McAuley Institute, Adolescent Inpatient and Outpatient units. 

Tom Wooldridge, Psy.D., ABPP, is a psychoanalyst, board-certified clinical psychologist, and associate professor at Golden Gate University. He has published two books: Understanding Anorexia Nervosa in Males and Psychoanalytic Treatment of Eating Disorders (Relational Perspectives Book Series), in addition to numerous articles on a wide range of topics. He is in private practice in Berkeley.

Target Audience & Level: 

This intermediate course is for clinicians with moderate to extensive experience in clinical work with some background in the principles of psychoanalytic approaches.

Cancellation & Refund Policies: 

No refunds for cancellations. Transfers of registrations are not allowed.

Contact Information: 

For program related questions contact Todd Rising, or (415) 484-8627.

For questions related to enrollment, locations, CE credit, special needs, course availability and other administrative issues contact Michele McGuinness by email or 415-496-9949.

Intensive Study Group Committee

The Intensive Study Group Committee oversees the year-long ISG in San Francisco and the East Bay. The ISGs are co-sponsored by PINC. Each fall the committee puts on an Introductory Event featuring invited guest lecturers who speak to theoretical and clinical themes related to the current subject of the ISG. This event is open to all.

Todd Rising, Psy.D., Chair
Ben Goldstone, LMFT
Colleen Lix, Psy.D.
Jennie Merovick, MSW