As summer approaches, we wind down just a bit, take time with family and loved ones, and hopefully create some psychic space to reflect on what we have learned and are learning.

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BIONIAN CLINICAL STUDY GROUPS: Oakland Wed. 10-11:30 and S.F. Thurs. 3:15-4:45. Space available Sept. 2008. Bion-inspired, including models/ theories from: infant observation, attachment theory, child analysis; affective, developmental neuroscience; work of BPCSG. Case focused; initial didactic seminar for newcomers. Dr. Dawn Farber, Psy.D. MFT; private practices Oakland, San Francisco. Personal and Supervising Analyst, Faculty at PINC. (415) 673-7744, $50 per meeting. 8 people max.

STUDY GROUP: Studying Bion in a group, alternating cases with close reading is a rich method for using Bion's theories of mind. One opening in on-going group, Wednesdays, 12-1:15pm, $45. Oakland. (510) 654-2420,

CONSULTATION GROUP: One opening in consultation group with Eileen Keller. Currently reading Winnicott's "Playing and Reality" alternating with case consultation. Thursdays, 12:30-1:50pm, $50. Oakland. Twelve week commitment, August off. (510) 654-2420,

JUNGIAN AND CONTEMPORARY PSYCHOANALYTIC CASE CONSULTATION AND READING GROUP TO DISCUSS BOTH CHILDREN AND ADULTS: San Francisco. Led by Liza Ravitz, Ph.D., Jungian Psychoanalyst. Begins September, every other week, Thursdays, 12:15-1:45, $50.00. For interns, psych assistants and therapists. The expressive arts, especially SANDPLAY, will be included. (415) 931-6135.

PSYCHOANALYTIC STUDY GROUP: Focus is "Addressing Primitive Anxieties" - forming Fall '08. By discussing seminal readings & case presentations, we will expand interpretation skills with our most challenging cases. On-going group meets weekly, Thursdays from 10:15-11:45 AM. Contact Dori Dubin, Psy.D., LCSW, BCD-P (510) 547-2522.

PSYCHOANALYTIC CASE CONSULTATION AND READING GROUP: Ongoing group with openings in September. Focus is on the diagnostic and creative use of the therapist’s internal states. The context is multi-theoretical, drawing on Klein, Bion, Middle School and Intersubjective. Friday afternoons. Oakland. CE credit may be available. PSYCHOANALYTIC WRITING GROUP: Starting in September. A supportive group for those already writing or for those wanting to start. Focus will be on helping each member to develop their unique style and form of analytic writing. Wednesday or Saturday mornings. Oakland. 8 session commitment. Every other week. Annie Sweetnam, Ph.D. has a practice of psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic therapy in Berkeley. She has published on several psychoanalytic subjects, including most recently on the capacity to experience beauty. In several of her articles she has used experimental writing styles to convey different types of clinical experience. (510) 428-2913.

SEEKING FULL-TIME OFFICE: Licensed therapist seeking full-time office (or at least 4 days a week) preferably in the Divisadero, Cow Hollow, Pacific Heights, or Laurel areas. Please call (415) 820-1554.