Hundreds of Bay Area clinicians and interested others attend NCSPP courses and events each year. The benefits of being a part of NCSPP, however, extend beyond our educational offerings.




"People Who Need People". A recent study by Lachlan McWilliams of Acadia University in Philadelphia shows that


PSYCHOANALYTIC ORIENTED CONSULTATION GROUP co-led by Diane Strongwater, MFT and Carol Harrus, M.D. Group meets Mondays from 1:45-3 in Palo Alto. The focus of the group is to help psychotherapists learn to use and make ongoing use of analytic concepts in their practices by focusing on beginning treatment, frame issues such as establishing fees, how to structure treatment and how to notice and work with transference and countertransference in the session. Members provide clinical material supplemented by relevant articles with personal and practical input from the group leaders. Call D. Strongwater at (408) 737-1337 or C. Harrus at (650) 328-8935.

PSYCHOANALYTIC CONSULTATION GROUP has openings for Fall 2010. Using participants' case material and readings, on-going group will focus on listening for unconscious communication and using our countertransference responses to deepen our connection with our clients and our own internal process. Meets on Thursdays from 10:15-11:45 AM. Dori Dubin, Psy.D. (510) 547-2522.

ONGOING CASE CONSULTATION AND READING GROUP. Key readings of middle school clincians including: Balint, Winnicott, Symington, Alvarez. Friday afternoons, Oakland. October 8th-Feb 11th. $885. CE approved. Annie Sweetnam,Ph.D. (510) 531-

WRITING SUPPORT GROUP. For those writing or interested in writing. Focus on individual voice and style. Saturday AM monthly start Sep.11th. Oakland $85/session. 8 session commitment. Annie Sweetnam, Ph.D. (510) 531-5212.

OPENINGS IN SEPTEMBER IN CLINICAL STUDY GROUP with Eileen Keller, Psychologist/Psychoanalyst. This long-term case consultation and study group has two openings in September, beginning September 9. Currently we are reading Bion's Second Thoughts together, alternating with case presentations. Over the years we have found that discussing a case for two weeks is very fruitful so we alternate two weeks of reading with two weeks of a case. Twelve week commitment. We welcome child and adult cases. Thursdays 12:30 - 1:45, beginning September 9, 2010, Fee $50. 5435 College Ave, #201, Oakland, CA Dr. Keller is a psychologist/psychoanalyst, in practice since 1980, member of San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis, Chair of the Child Development Program of

THE TREATMENT OF ADOLESCENTS AND YOUNG ADULTS - A Weekly Consultation Group, Led by Mary Brady, Ph.D. & Robert Tyminski, D.M.H. Mondays from noon to 1:15, beginning September 13 at 3159 Sacramento St. Approved for CE Credit through SFCP. $55/mtg. Information call (415) 776-3174 or

ANALYTIC GROUP THERAPY led by Sue Saperstein Psy.D., MFT. Analytic group therapy is an opportunity for a group relational experience that may be adjunctive to individual analysis or act independently. This ongoing long term therapy group presently includes young professionals focused on sexuality and relational issues, cultural and personal traumas, social anxieties, depression, and isolation. Openings available. Each applicant will be interviewed to determine appropriateness. Group meets Tuesday, 7pm-8:30pm. The fee is on a sliding scale: $60-$160. For further information: (415) 641-4146,

CLINICAL CONSULTATION GROUPS for child, adolescent and adult cases. The group will focus on helping clinicians stay in close contact with patient's inner world. Case presentations and readings. Meetings held in Rockridge. Mondays from 2:00-3:20 p.m. 2 spaces available. Reyna Cowan, L.C.S.W., (510) 601-0232.

COMFORTABLE, FURNISHED, NEW REDESIGNED Psychotherapy office in Pacific Heights/Nob Hill. Free parking for clients, daily cleaning service, air conditioning, elevator, and suite is fully ADA compliant. Large enough for couples, families and small groups. Monthly rent is 180.00 per day. Please call Tamara Greenberg if interested. (415) 305-7304.

Appointment Book: 

Achilles Among Us: The Clinician's Vulnerability
Tue, Sep 7 (begins) / 7:30 PM - 9 PM / CPMC, Stanford Conference Room, #309 / San Francisco
NCSPP / (415) 457-9949 / Drew Tillotson, Psy.D. / $95-$175

Lacan, Freud, Taylor, and the Structure of Anxiety
Thr, Sep 9 (begins) / 6 PM - 8 PM / 870 Market St. / San Francisco
Lutecium Psychoanalytic Group / Rebecca Bauknight, Ph.D. / $400

Lutecium Writing Group  "Letters"
Fri, Sep 10 (begins) / 6 PM - 8 PM / 870 Market St. / San Francisco
Lutecium Psychoanalytic Group / group members / $80

Trauma, Foster Care and Long-Term Treatment
Sat, Sep 11 / 9 AM - 12 PM / Private Home / Redwood City
NCSPP & A Home Within / (650) 833-9574 / T. Heineman, DMH and M. Axelman, Ph.D. / $35-$50

Introduction to a Theory of Knots
Sat, Sep 11 (begins) / 11 AM - 1 PM / 870 Market St. / San Francisco
Lutecium Psychoanalytic Group / Robert Groome / $200

Imagining a Life 
Sun, Sep 12 (begins) / 4 PM - 6 PM / Private Home / San Francisco
NCSPP / (415) 457-9949 / Peter Carnochan, Ph.D. / $130-$255

Marion Milner: Creative Ecstasy and the Reinvention of PA
Wed, Sep 15 (begins) / 7:30 PM - 9 PM / CPMC Pacific Campus, Board Room / San Francisco
NCSPP / (415) 457-9949 / Francisco J. Gonzalez, M.D. and Julie Leavitt, M.D. / $95-$175

Poetry and Psychoanalysis Study Group
Fri, Sep 17 (begins) / 6 PM - 8 PM / 870 Market St. / San Francisco
Lutecium Psychoanalytic Group / Cynthia Sailers, Psy.D., MFA / $400

Introduction to Lacan
Sat, Sep 18 (begins) / 11 AM - 1 PM / 870 Market St. / San Francisco
Lutecium Psychoanalytic Group / Drs. K. Lichtanski & J. Gasperoni, A. Neumeister, M.A. / $400

Movie Social: The Headless Woman (2008) Lucrecia Martel, Director
Sat, Sep 18 / 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM / 500 William Street, The Uptown Screening Room / Oakland
Lacanian School / (510) 835-6104 / Dr. Raul Moncayo and Dr. Cynthia Sailers / $5

Celebrating the International Psychoanalytical Assoc. Centennial
Sat, Sep 25 / 2 PM - 5 PM / SFCP Auditorium, 2340 Jackson St., 4th Floor / San Francisco
PINC / (415) 563-5815 / J.W. Bernstein, R. Wallerstein, M. Murphy, et. al. / $30-$60

Effective Interpretation in the Presence of Primitive Anxieties 
Mon, Sep 27 (begins) / 7 PM - 9 PM / St. John's Church, 2727 College Ave. / Berkeley
NCSPP / (415) 457-9949 / Dori Dubin, Psy.D. / $130-$255