Welcome to IMPULSE's August issue. Join us as we look ahead to an exciting new season of growth and fellowship in our dynamic community. We hope you enjoy this month's issue, and we hope you'll join NCSPP to assist us in fostering a vibrant psychoanalytic community in Northern California.

In August many of us enjoy our summer vacations, and then we begin to anticipate the start of the new academic year. Our children return to school one grade older. We and our patients resume our more regular rhythms and schedules.

The term "blog" refers to a web-based journal wherein individuals offer up their personal experiences to anyone with a web browser. The editors IMPULSE seek out local analytic candidates willing to "blog" their experience in training.

NCSPP and PINC invite you and your artistic spirit to Revisioning Gender, the Intensive Study Group Introductory Event on September 16 at Laurel Heights Conference Center, from 9 AM to 4 PM.


PSYCHOANALYTIC STUDY & CASE CONSULTATION GROUP: Mind-Body Issues. Mondays beginning in September, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM, 5845 College Avenue, Oakland, Dori Dubin, Psy.D., (510) 547-2522, $40 per meeting.

OFFICE FOR SALE: Individual psychotherapy suite in professional building near Mt. Zion. Private entrance, large consulting room, wait and bath rooms, closet, storage, built-in book cases and cabinets, parking. $139K. Call Dr. Jim Faircloth, (415) 931-4333.

TREATMENT OF ADOLESCENTS & YOUNG ADULTS: Weekly Consultation Group Led by Mary Brady, Ph.D. & Robert Tyminski, D.M.H. Mondays, 12:00-1:15, beginning September 11. $40/meeting. Approved for CE credit. Information call (415) 776-3174.

STUDY GROUP: Well-established psychoanalytic study group meets weekly from Sept-May, Fridays, 12:30-2 pm at PINC in SF. Weekly classes include reading, discussion, some case presentation. Each year we explore different topics with four different instructors per year. One year commitment required. Contact Brook Stone, L.C.S.W. at (415) 789-8527 or Greg Clinton, Ph.D. at (415) 255-6213.

EATING DISORDER CONSULTATION & READING GROUP: One Monday evening per month beginning October 2006, 7:30 to 9:00 PM. Location to be detrmined in the Penninsula/South Bay area. Individual sponsors: Ann Martini, LCSW, (408) 358-1862, and Jana Kahn, Ph.D., (650) 947-0262.

CLINICAL APPLICATIONS OF BION: Bion's works on thinking and states of mind are wonderfully useful in clinical work, though sometimes hard to grasp in isolation. In this class we will use early theoretical work to help us understand our own and our patients' defenses against psychic pain. Alternating clinical presentations with study of theory will help us integrate Bion's work into our clinical technique. We'll use Winnicott's brilliant work on mothers and infants to round out our study. Thursdays 12:30 - 1:50, Sept. 14 through Dec. 7, except Nov. 23. 5435 College Ave. #201, Oakland. Cost is $45 per session, payable monthly. Contact Dr. Eileen Keller at (510) 654-2420 or drkeller@kellerphd.com.

FACILITATE DEVELOPMENT: NCSPP's scholarship fund makes analytic classes available at reduced fees for students in need. Contribute today.

Appointment Book: 

Friends of SFPI&S 30th Anniversary and Open House
Sat, Aug 26 / 10 AM - 12 PM / SFPI&S Library / 2420 Sutter Street / San Francisco
Friends of SFPI&S / RSVP (415) 563-4815 / free & open to non-members

Child Psychotherapy Seminars
Wed, Sep 6 / 7:30 - 9 PM / 2420 Sutter Street / San Francisco
SFPI&S / (415) 563-5815 / $1,400

2006-07 Peninsula/South Bay Intensive Study Group: Transforming Bion
Wed, Sep 6 (begins) / 10 - 11:30 AM / Menlo College, 1000 El Camino Real / Atherton
NCSPP / Barbara Blasdel, Ph.D.; Ivria Spieler, Ph.D., Psy.D., MFT; Lynn Alexander, Psy.D., MFT; Angela Sowa, Psy.D., MFT; Annie Sweetnam, Ph.D. / $1700