Presidents Remarks

by Shannon Dubach, PhD
In the spirit of our ongoing efforts to offer psychoanalytically informed thinking and application, and to collaborate and build connection with the Bay Area psychoanalytic community, NCSPP is thrilled to announce two exciting opportunities this month.
NCSPP is partnering with PINC and SFCP to bring you internationally acclaimed neuropsychoanalyst Mark Solms, PhD, who is offering two unique lectures for our community. In his first lecture of the morning, Dr. Solms will present recent research on the neuropsychology of dreaming and consciousness. In the second morning lecture, Dr. Solms will speak about his psychoanalytically informed restorative justice work in South Africa aimed at empowering historically disadvantaged families. This special event will be held on Saturday, October 10, 2015, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm in Berkeley. For more information, please see
In addition, on October 24, 2015, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Brower Center in Berkeley, NCSPP and The Psychoanalytic Couple Psychotherapy Group (PCPG) will co-sponsor the 8th Annual Psychoanalytic Couple Psychotherapy Event, "Lost and Found in Translation: Do Ronald Fairbairn's Ideas Still Speak Usefully to 21st Century Couples?" Clinician, editor, and author Molly Ludlam of Edinburgh, Scotland, will offer her insights on the theoretical contributions of Ronald Fairbairn and Harold Dicks in an effort to develop methods to enrich and expand psychoanalytically informed work with couples. Faculty from PCPG will meet with audience members in small groups to conceptualize how these ideas might be put into practice. For more information, please see
We hope you are able to take advantage of these events and, as always, look forward to hearing your feedback along the way.