In the summer months, space often opens for vacation, rest, and reflection. This month we hope you'll devote a bit of that space to helping us strenghten IMPULSE. Taking as inspiration IMPULSE's mission of serving and nourishing the Northern California psychoanalytic community, what new additions would you like to see in future months? What do you value in IMPULSE so far? And how might we best serve your needs overall as a member of the Northern California analytic community? While we may not be able to respond individually to each message, we nonetheless welcome your feedback in any form via our online form.

In this issue, Mardi Horowitz, M.D. describes a unique new service wherein a team of integration-minded clinicians offers a comprehensive "second opinion" on psychotherapy cases, while NCSPP President Beth Steinberg, Ph.D. invites discussion of the controversy surrounding mental health practitioners' role in interrogations and other wide-reaching issues.

Before closing, we would like to thank Louis Roussell, Ph.D. for his contributions to CANDIDATE'S BLOG over the past six months. We wish him the best on his preceptorship. We look forward to having a new analytic candidate share his or her experiences in that space in the coming months. In the meantime, 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.

While it's a pleasure to foster social connections, intellectual vibrancy, and professional growth in the Northern California psychoanalytic community, recent events serve as a reminder that our community has the opportunity, and also the obligati

In health care, clinicians and patients commonly seek independent second opinions about diagnoses and treatment approaches. In psychotherapy, "second opinions" often arise through supervision.


CLINICAL TEAM LEADER needed at Boyer House Foundation. Responsibilities: 1) managing treatments, 2) facilitating clinical team, 3) organizational management team. Salary DOE. Fax CV, letter of interest to (415) 456-9965.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES now available to get involved with Spectrum 4, the art auction and cocktail partry fundraiser for Access Institute. The event, which will be held on October 15, provides a chance to mingle with the psychoanalytic community, while helping our efforts to keep mental health services affordable for uninsured San Franciscans. For information, please contact Judy Curtis.

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

Appointment Book: 

Marin Art & Wine Event
Sat, Jul 22 / 5:30 - 7:30 PM / CFA Gallery, 20 Greenfield Ave. / San Anselmo
NCSPP / (415) 309-0222 / open to all mental health professionals, students, interns / $5

Program on Poetry and Psychoanalysis
Sun, Jul 23 (begins) / 4 - 5:30 PM / Library, SFPI&S, 2420 Sutter Street / San Francisco
SFPI&S / (415) 563-5815 / Poet Brenda Hillman with Susan Kolodny, D.M.H. / free

Psychoanalytic Impasses: Case Consultation and Reading
Tue (ongoing) / 1:10 - 2:15 PM / 550 Hamilton Ave. #240 / Palo Alto
Individual Sponsor (Mary Jane Otte, Ph.D.) / (650) 326-6663 / $60 per meeting

Case Conference: Negative & Erotic Transferences in Child & Adult Patients
Wed (ongoing) / 1 - 2:05 PM / 550 Hamilton Ave., #240 / Palo Alto
Individual Sponsor (Mary Jane Otte, Ph.D.) / (650) 326-6663 / $60 per session

Psychoanalytic Case Conference
Wed (ongoing) / 10:30 AM - 12 PM / Albany
Individual Sponsor (Maureen Franey, Ph.D.) / (510) 527-6141 / $45 per meeting

Current Views on Psychoanalytic Core Concepts: Transference
Wed (ongoing) / 11:20 AM - 12:50 PM / 550 Hamilton Ave. #240 / Palo Alto
Individual Sponsor (Lynn Alexander, Psy.D.) / (650) 328-8505 / $45 per meeting

Collaborative Group Consultation — Independent Psychoanalytic Perspective
Wed (ongoing) / 11:40 AM - 1:05 PM / 301 B Saratoga Road / Los Gatos
Individual Sponsor (Hugh Grubb, M.A.) / $45 per meeting

Psychoanalytic Clinical Study Groups
Wed or Fri (ongoing) / 10 - 11:30 AM (W) or 11:30 AM - 1 PM (F) / 587 Walavista Ave. / Oakland
Individual Sponsor (Dawn Farber, Psy.D., M.F.T.) / (415) 673-7744 / $50 per meeting

Bion's Theories of the Mind
Fri (ongoing) / 10:30 AM - 12 PM / 550 Hamilton Ave. #240 / Palo Alto
Individual Sponsor (Lynn Alexander, Psy.D.) / (650) 328-8505 / $45 per session

Psychoanalytic Case Consultation and Reading Group
Fri (ongoing) / 10:30 AM - 12 PM / 20688 Fourth Street / Saratoga
Individual Sponsor (Alan Kessler, Ph.D.) / (408) 868-9405 / $45 per meeting

Ongoing Study and Supervision Group
Fri (ongoing) / 1 - 2:15 PM / 560 Oxford St. #8 / Palo Alto
Individual Sponsor (Miriam Bar, Ph.D.) / (650) 813-1270 / $45 per meeting