Bringing the Bay Area's psychoanalytic scene to your inbox the first of each month.

Impulse  is NCSPP’s newsletter. Subscription is free and open to members and non-members alike. Impulse currently has over 3,200 subscribers.

Impulse publishes a wide variety of content. Appointment Book lists all Bay Area psychoanalytic events taking place each month. Event Spotlight allows organizations to highlight a selected event in depth. Piece of Mind lets local organizations and programs introduce (or reintroduce) themselves to our community. Potential Space showcases original articles from Impulse’s staff writers. The Classifieds runs ads for office rentals, consultation groups, jobs, internships, and for sale items. Members connect with NCSPP through the quarterly President’s Remarks and NCSPP’s Corner.


NCSPP’s Impulse is looking for writers for our Potential Space column. Potential Space encourages writers to explore their experiences, wonderings, and vulnerabilities as they encounter the world through a psychoanalytic lens. The writing is reflective and not academic. You could contribute an essay, a poem, or even a journal entry. We are interested in conversations about politics, gender, culture, climate, art, literature, movies, and psychoanalysis. We are especially interested in uplifting voices of folks of color, immigrants, and marginalized folks. We are looking for regular contributors and once-in-a-while writers as well. Also, we will help you with editing your writing as well as finding a topic.

If you are in any way interested, please feel free to write Luba Palter, ImpulseEditor-in-Chief, at and she will be happy to tell you more.

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