While August remains a restful month for the analytic community, the latest issue of IMPULSE looks ahead to a number of exciting events and opportunities. Adam Kremen discusses NCSPP's ongoing evolution as a community organization. Dvora Honigstein describes NCSPP and PINC's Intensive Study Group (ISG) programs, which will offer an in-depth yearlong look at clinical work to participants in the East Bay and San Francisco. Division 39 previews its plans for this year's APA convention in San Francisco. And, as always, APPOINTMENT BOOK offers the most complete selection of Northern California's analytic offerings.

We hope you enjoy this month's issue, and we hope you'll join NCSPP to assist us in furthering the community that belongs to us all.

August is the traditional vacation period for psychoanalysis, reflecting its continental roots, as well as the lull before the academic year. For me, it offers a chance to take stock before the end phase of my year as president.

The San Francisco/East Bay Intensive Study Group (ISG) offers a stimulating educational opportunity to clinicians interested in learning about psychoanalysis as a means of deepening and increasing their skills and knowledge.

Remembering, Repeating and Working Through
International Psychoanalytical Association, 45th Congress, July 2007

The APA convention is coming to San Francisco's Moscone Center, August 17th - 20th, and Division 39 (Psychoanalysis) has put together an exciting program.


PSYCHOANALYTIC CLINICAL CONSULTATION GROUPS: Two well-established ongoing clinical study groups in Oakland, Wednesdays 10.00-11.30 a.m. or Fridays 11.30-1 p.m. have openings September 2007. Psychoanalytic clinical theory and detailed case presentations. Primary orientations: Bionian, British Independent; some developmental affective neuro-psychoanalysis; other papers illuminating the particular case being presented. Dr. Dawn Farber, (415) 673-7744. C.E.U. s available. Dr. Dawn Farber Psy. D. MFT is a psychoanalyst in private practice in Oakland and in San Francisco; Personal and Supervising Analyst and Faculty at PINC; teaches clinically-focused study groups and consults widely in the community. 

WEEKLY CONSULTATION GROUP: The Treatment of Adolescents and Young Adults. Led by Mary Brady, Ph.D. and Robert Tyminski, D.M.H. Focus on contemporary Kleinian/ Bionian literature pertaining to this challenging developmental period. We alternate between theory and case presentations. Mondays, 12:00 to 1:15, September 10 - June 9, 3159 Sacramento St., Fee: $45/mtg. Approved for CE credit through SFPI&S. Information call (415) 776-3174.

SFIPS UPCOMING PROGRAMS: Sept. 23: Dr. Aguayo. Paper on Kleinian perspectives on narcissism and Case Consultation. Sept. 26: Dr. Bronstein. 12 weekContemporary Kleinian Case Conference and Didactic Course. Oct. 24: Film "Young Dr. Freud," discussion by Dr. Lossy. Dec. 8: Dr. Caper. Paper on Bion and Case Consultation. See www.sfips.org/programs.php or contact frozy@concentric.net or (415) 679-0997.

OFFICE FOR RENT: SFPRG has a beautiful office for rent in the Presidio. Spacious, lovely corner with bay windows. Shared modern kitchen, waiting room, free parking. Available August with five year lease. 415-561-6771.

STUDY AND CASE CONSULTATION: With L. Eileen Keller. Bion's works on thinking 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 reading will help us integrate Bion's work into our clinical technique. Wednesdays, 12-1:15pm. September 14 through December 12, excluding November 22. Location: 5435 College AV #201, Oakland. Cost:$45 per session. Class limited to six.www.kellerphd.com

SUBLET NEEDED: For Thursdays. Also open to Thursdays and another day as well. Prefer Divisadero, Cow Hollow, and Sacramento area but generally open. Contact Joshua Simmons, M.A. (415) 738-7341.

SAN MATEO SUBLET: Lovely psychotherapy office available 2.5 weekdays, evenings, and weekends. Beautiful building with 5 therapist offices, kitchen, and shower. Parking, public transportation, and handicapped accessible. Call (650) 340-8229.

GOT CONSULTATION? Find a Bay Area consultation or study group through thebulletin board maintained by the Friends of SFCP and SFCP's Extension Division.

Appointment Book: 

Happy Hour (hosted by the NCSPP Associate Member Committee)
Thu, Aug 2 / 6 - 8 PM / Jupiter, 2181 Shattuck Avenue / Berkeley
NCSPP / (510) 273-9229 / free

Friends of SFCP East Bay Clinical Forum (Case Presentation and Discussion)
Wed, Sep 5 / 7 - 9 PM / Herrick Hospital, Conf. Room CC, 2001 Dwight Way / Berkeley
Friends of SFCP / (415) 563-5815 / Tara Z. May, Ph.D.; Alice Jones, M.D. / free (CE $15)